The children will be filling MCC School Kits this Sunday! If you have kits that you’ve filled or supplies you’ve purchased, please bring them to the church so we can put them in with the rest of the kits to be delivered to MCC. Thank you to all those who have filled kits already this year!
Lendrum Piecemakers will return to their usual meetings Wednesday mornings in Fellowship Hall, starting this Wednesday, September 14th at 9:30 am.
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 forms.office.com/r/AVRRuNBpvR. Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email.
MCC Fall Festival is less than a month away! Check out mccreliefsale.com 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.
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: mcccanada.ca/get-involved/events/go-100-alberta
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
Cultivating Sanctuary: A conversation on preventing and responding to Sexual Misconduct by Church Leaders. We invite you to join us this September for a 5-part New Leaf Learning Centre series. Guided by the expertise of MCC presenters, together we will learn what the Church can do to help prevent church leader sexual abuse and cultivate sanctuary for church members. This practical equipping Learning Centre series is specifically designed for pastors, staff teams, church board members, ministry leaders and lay leaders.
These sessions will offer:
- definitions for what constitutes church leader sexual misconduct including why and how it occurs.
- best practices in developing policies for abuse prevention, and disclosure response.
- conversation around the complex topics of responding to situations of harm, power and healthy boundaries, church culture, and healthy masculinity.
- opportunities for facilitated conversations with other like-minded Jesus followers who desire to learn about this important topic
- Q&A with our expert presenters
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beth Shalom Synagogue
Beth Shalom Synagogue invites you to the Moshe Yedlin Memorial Library Book Sale on September 11 from 1-6 pm at 11916 Jasper Ave. If you’re interested in buying books, come check out the collection of fiction, history and religion texts, art books, and more available for sale!
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.