Coffee and Conversation this upcoming week will be a listening party for Carol Dyck’s Every Deliverance cantata. This cantata was first performed in Strasbourg at the World Conference of Mennonites in 1984, and after listening to it together, we will have the chance to discuss the work with Carol.
Loaves & Fishes is returning on Saturday, October 1, 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!
Celebrate Thanksgiving with your church family! Lendrum will host a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Sunday, October 9, 2022, immediately after the worship service. The kitchen staff need to know how many people to prepare for, so please RSVP by October 2 using the form below.
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 mcccanada.ca/get-involved/events/buckets-thanks-2022 to register. Give Buckets of Thanks to families in need this fall! Call the MCC Alberta office at 403-275-6935 or visit mcccanada.ca/get-involved/events/buckets-thanks-2022 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 mcc.org/un-seminar.
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: mcccanada.ca/2022-peace-sunday-packet
Be a part of the SALT (Serving And Learning Together) legacy!
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 email@example.com.
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
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. In-person and online classes begin October 5. For information and to register visit cmu.ca/xplore.
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 cmu.ca/jjt 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.