Community News

 April 22, 2022

You are cordially invited to attend the AGM of Edmonton Ten Thousand Villages Society (Village Goods Store) on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 at 7:00 PM at First Mennonite Church, 3650-91 Street NW. The meeting will include short videos from several Fair Trade suppliers! Please note that we request attendees to wear masks.

MCC Alberta

He is Risen! Please enjoy this year’s MCC Easter Choir made up of alumni, service workers and staff singing “Christ be our light.”

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,

Camp Evergreen

Our Father and Son Retreat is booking up. There’s still space and we’d love to have you out for it.

Male Staff Needed! There is a very significant need for male staff at Evergreen this summer. We are looking for young men who are passionate about the outdoors, wide games, kids, Jesus, and bacon. If you know of someone or are someone who loves those things – contact us!!

Camp Evergreen’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 1.

Our AGM is arguably one of our MOST important annual events at Camp Evergreen. Join us online OR in-person on Sunday, May 1st at 2pm for one of the most fun Annual General Meetings you will ever attend! 

Click here for more information or to register.

Canadian Mennonite University

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. Visit for further eligibility requirements.

Consider CMU: “Where your faith and community matter.” Virtual open house on Wednesday, April 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. Visit

MHC Gallery is hosting a conference, “Art, Activism & Advocacy: Joint Operations for Healing the Earth” from April 29 to May 1. Visit for more details and to register.

Volunteer Opportunities. CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre is currently looking for volunteers: Friday Afternoon Customer Service Assistant (1 person, in-store) and Data Entry Assistant (multiple persons, off-site). Join the team and help resource the wider church! For more information visit


Bob Haverluck – author, artist, and theologian invites us all to Art, Activism and Advocacy: Joint Operations for Healing the Earth online or in Winnipeg, for a weekend long event April 29 – May 1.

We act and fail to act in this troubled and wondrous world in part because of the key stories and images we live out of. This gathering will allow us to explore the good possibilities story making and image making offer for our ecological or social love labours…

Date: Friday April 29 eve, Saturday April 30, Sunday afternoon May 1.
Location: CMU Heritage Gallery, Winnipeg and ZOOM link in registration.

To register, contact Selena by e-mail or by phone 204-487-3300 (ext. 344).

10$ Register for streaming link
25$ in person

Poster - Decolonizing OurselvesDecolonizing Ourselves: Exploring the Spirit of Land Acknowledgements
Tuesday, May 3 @ 7:00 pm – Thursday, May 5 @ 8:30 pm

This online series invites participants to reflect and act on the role and meaning of land acknowledgements in our personal lives and in our faith communities. In the workshops you will connect with others to consider our relationships with place, land, people and spirit, and to learn how to make our land acknowledgments authentic and genuine. Click here to register

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

Mennonite Disaster Service

The April edition of On the Level is now available from Mennonite Disaster Service. In our current issue: Learn how families can volunteer and serve together, read about MDS volunteers and how they’ve made long-term changes in Marianna, Florida, and find about volunteers heading to British Columbia to assist wildfire survivors in British Columbia.

Click on this link to read more:

Job Opportunity

Providence Renewal Centre is hiring a Program Development & Communications Director. Click here to read the job description and learn how to apply. Please share this with anyone who might be interested.