Church Family Happenings

 October 7, 2022


Celebrate Thanksgiving with your church family! Lendrum will host a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Sunday, October 9, 2022, immediately after the worship service.

The Discipleship Commission requests that all adults and youth fill out a survey on your use of the church library. If more than one person from your household is filling out the survey on the same device, simply refresh this page and submit the new responses. Please fill out the survey by October 15, 2022.

In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

Give Buckets of Thanks to families in need this fall! Call the MCC Alberta office at 403-275-6935 or visit to register. Give Buckets of Thanks to families in need this fall! Call the MCC Alberta office at 403-275-6935 or visit to register.

2022 Student Seminar. Join the MCC United Nations office for an in-person, three-day seminar will explore the complex challenge of pursuing peace and justice in the face of armed conflict. Learn more and apply by October 12 at

Join us for a celebration of 50 years of MCC Thrift! This special virtual event on November 22 at 6pm will celebrate the history, creativity and generosity of the MCC Thrift network and our many dedicated volunteers. Link:

Power of Partnership. Join MCC Ontario on October 27 for a virtual/in-person event with best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, as we discuss the Power of Partnership and how a legacy of partnership with local, on-the-ground organizations can bring peace, dignity and hope to those who need it most. Link:

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta

The MHSA invites you to their 2022 Fall Conference, happening on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 2:00 pm. The conference will be held at Swalwell Country Church in Linden, AB. There will be two speakers: Brent Wiebe on “Treasures of the Archives” and Menno Klaassen on “Donating your personal papers.” Katie Harder will be the MC, and there will be a light lunch to follow. To pre-register, email Dave at

First Mennonite Church

Enjoy a musical theatre production of “Selah’s Song” by Theatre of the Beat at First Mennonite Church (3650 91 St NW) on Friday, October 21 at 6:30pm. Admission is ‘pay what you can’.
Selah’s Song is an original, heartwarming musical written by Johnny Wideman with music by beloved Mennonite musician Bryan Moyer Suderman. The musical tells the story of a young girl whose courage inspired a whole village, and whose song became an anthem for peace. Selah, a burgeoning songwriter, is excited to hear that her father is coming home from the war in West Candling. But the joy of having her family reunited is short-lived when a harsh War Tax is started instead. Inundated with catchy pro-war propaganda songs, Selah is inspired to share her own music with the village, creating some competition for the King.

A Common Word Alberta

ACWAB invites you to their annual Christian-Muslim Dialogue, held this year on October 29, 2022 from 10 am to 2 pm at Sacred Heart First People’s Church. The theme this year is “Drawing the Circle Bigger: Inclusion and Belonging as expressed in our faith tradition.” Find out more on their website.

Canadian Mennonite University

Experience CMU, at our place (in person) or your place (virtually) Drop-in on October 21 between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM CDT for an in-person open house or log into our virtual open house on October 26 from 6:007:00 PM CDT. Both events include a tour of the CMU campus, meetings with professors and current students, and opportunities for your questions. Visit

J.J. Thiessen Lecture Series – Robin W. Jensen, Patrick O’Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame will deliver three lectures on October 18 and19, in person at CMU. Dr. Jensen’s title for her lecture series is “Picturing the Bible: How Artists Tell the Story”. Visit for times and location.

The King’s University

Fall Open House. King’s University’s Fall Open House for students in grades 11 and 12 is on October 15. Take a tour and learn about the programs and life on campus! Application fees are waived at the event.

The Everything Series. King’s University’s Public Lecture Series this year is on “Collective Moral Conversations.” Speakers will discuss topics such as religious pluralism, public goods, climate change, and political polarization over the course of the Fall semester. For a full schedule and more details, visit their website.