Community News

 April 14, 2022


Webinar for Churches

Mennonite Central Committee is hosting a webinar to unpack a new, free resource called A Guide For Responding to Congregational Sexual Harassment and Abuse. This guide is a practical resource intended to help congregations respond to cases of sexual harm not involving leaders or children. The guide is informed by the principles of survivor-centred care, recognizing that when the needs of those harmed are prioritized there is a greater likelihood for healing and restoration.

The webinar on Wednesday April 27th at 12pm MST is intended for church members and leaders to learn benefits of this framework and how to best implement it in your congregation. The presentation will allow lots of time for questions. You can register for the webinar here.

The policy can be found on the MCC Abuse Response and Prevention website,

Grow Hope is coming soon!

Get ready to plant the seeds of global food security together with MCC Alberta and Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Material Resources Needs

Material Resources is grateful for the ongoing donations of items for Relief Kits, Hygiene Kits, and School kits, including the following:

  • Large bars of bath soap (leave in wrapper)
  • Shampoo (1 or 2 bottles, totalling more than 600 ml; place in resealable plastic bag)
  • Large bars of laundry soap (such as Sunlight®, Fels Naptha®, or Zote® brands)
  • Adult-sized toothbrushes (in manufacturer’s packaging)
  • New bath towels (medium weight, dark or bright colours; approx. 75 cm x 150 cm)
  • Wide-toothed combs (15–20 cm)
  • Nail clippers (good quality)
  • Adhesive bandages (minimum 40 per box, assorted)
  • Sanitary pads (THIN; 1 or 2 packages, minimum 28 pads total)
  • Spiral or perforated-pages notebooks (about 21.5 cm x 27 cm, 80+ pages)
  • New, unsharpened pencils

For more information, please contact Linda Dickinson at


Free Tuition for a year at CMU! Apply to CMU for a chance to have your undergraduate tuition covered! To be eligible Canadian students must return a completed CMU application for the 2022/23 academic year starting in September. Click here for further eligibility requirements.  

Consider CMU: “Where your learning and career connect.” Virtual open house on Wednesday, Apri 27, 6:00–7:00 PM CDT. Receive a virtual tour of CMU’s campus, ask questions of our Admissions team, and hear from faculty and current students. Click here. 

Spring at CMU is available online. Encounter the CMU experience through CMU musical ensembles, reflections of students, faculty and alumni. Click here.

CCMBC/USMB Joint Statement

Greetings MB Churches,

The turbulent and troublesome season triggered by the merger and subsequent demerger of Multiply and C2C caused significant internal and external tensions…(read more)

2022 Outdoor Way of the CrossVideo Presentation – Good Friday, April 15

The 42nd annual Outdoor Way of the Cross invites people to think about the relevance and importance of the Gospel message in our world today around the theme “Awaken to Grace: Embracing the World in Its Hurts.”

Due to continuing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s walk will be presented virtually, in video format. The video will include six stations, and each station will offer a reflection on an aspect of the overall theme that highlights both a challenge and a source of hope, woven together with music. The video will premiere at 10:00 a.m. on Good Friday here. It will also be available for the public to watch any time on the Way of the Cross website. Search Good Friday Outdoor Way of the Cross Edmonton or use this link.

For more information, contact Marguerite Watson at 780.221.9205 or

The MHSA invites you to the virtual 2022 Spring Conference on ZOOM, Sat. May 14, 2022 – 2 PM – MDT

“I am Mennonite”
A 59 min. film directed by Paul Plett. A filmmaker explores his Mennonite roots and ancestry.
Starring: Yulia Asraf, Candice Bergen, Tina Dyck and more.
Your MC for the afternoon will be Katie Harder
Commentary and Q and A with Paul Plett to follow
Zoom link here – no pre-registration required