Church Family Happenings

 September 16, 2022


We are returning to our Fall Programming! Growing Together Bible Study will return to their usual meetings Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in Room 505. The Youth Group, for grades seven to twelve, will also meet weekly on Fridays at 7:00 pm in the Youth Room.

The Widows and Widowers Group will meet this week for lunch at Sophie P’s home at noon. If you need directions, Sophie’s address and phone number are in the church directory.

Loaves & Fishes is returning on Saturday, September 24, 4:30-6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall. Loaves & Fishes is a family-friendly fellowship time. Bring a potluck dish and ideas for what we can do together this year!

In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

MCC Alberta Annual General Meeting. The MCC Alberta Annual General Meeting is on September 28 at 7pm on Zoom. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the conversation! Register to join us at Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email.

MCC Fall Festival is less than a month away! Check out to RSVP, donate, and join the volunteer team.

Harvest is upon us! We are so thankful to those who have supported MCC Alberta Grow Hope’s mission to end hunger. 94% of the original 310 acres have been sponsored, but the amazing thing is, our generous farmers have made an additional 60 acres available! Please consider sponsoring a Grow Hope acre this Fall.

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.

GO!100 has been extended into September! That adds a little more time to sponsor participants as they finish their challenges to support the work of MCC. Link:

Peace Sunday Packet. Peace Sunday falls on November 6, 2022 and the packet materials centre on the theme, “Peace is More Than a Wish.” In this packet, we share stories from MCC staff and volunteers around the world. People who, regardless of their context, are asking important questions including:

  • How do we humanize our enemies?
  • How do we help others find peace when we’ve been victimized ourselves?
  • How do we open ourselves to the wonder of forgiveness?
  • How do we ensure peace is more than a wish?

To help you reflect on these questions, sign-up to receive this year’s Peace Sunday packet at:

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 Kneehill Christian School 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

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

Consider CMU: A small university with big opportunities. Join us for a virtual open house on Wednesday, September 28, 6:00–7:00 PM (CDT). Receive a tour of CMU’s campus, ask questions of our Admissions team, hear from faculty and current students. For more information and to register, visit

Face2Face | Naawi-Oodena: A Town Hall Conversation – Join us on September 24 at 7:00 PM (CDT) in person or via livestream for a community conversation and presentation from the Treaty One Nation team regarding the Naawi-Oodena development on the site of the former Kapyong Barracks, just east of CMU. Visit for details.

CommonWord Book Launch. Walking Together: Intercultural Stories of Love and Acceptance by Edith and Neill von Gunten. Join us in person or via livestream on Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 PM (CDT) for intercultural stories of love and acceptance that cover over 50 years of peace and reconciliation work. Guest panelists include Stan McKay, Norman Meade, and Clarence and Barbara Nepinak. Visit

Xplore: At the Intersection of Faith and Life – Xplore offers life-long learning courses investigating dimensions of the Christian faith, our world, and life in it. Learn about Paul the Radical Jew, biblical visions of the future, pacifism in the context of the war in Ukraine or dementia and spirituality. For information and to register visit

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.