Community News – December 3, 2021

 December 3, 2021


Cezar Flores and Lizette Miranda, area directors for Central America/Haiti, were featured in a webinar on November 18 called “Resilience and Hope in Latin America”. The webinar was focused on what MCC partners are doing in countries like Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador.

Lizette and Cezar discussed the great work being done in Latin America as MCC partners equip people to tackle issues like food insecurity, natural disasters and COVID-19.

A video recording of the webinar is available on YouTube.

MCC Partner Instituto de Estudios e Investigación Intercultural. A.C. (INESIN) equips people living in rural communities to secure food and income. Thanks to INESIN, Esperanza Sanchez Jimenez been able to build a coop to keep her chickens safe at night and grow fruit trees and vegetables like chayotes.

INESIN’s project helped participants improve their animal and produce production by assisting in the design of custom shelters and greenhouses as well as providing training in pest management and farming systems.

INESIN can be supported by purchasing Fruit Trees in the Christmas Giving catalogue.

Seek is an international discipleship program for young adults (18-20) to travel overseas, experience personal transformation and learn to serve others. This five-month program begins in January 2022 and ends the following June. This particular position is based in Palestine and Israel.

Those interested can learn more on the MCC Canada website.


Music at CMU information webinar. Join us on Wednesday, December 8 at 6:00 PM (CST) to discover how studying music at CMU provides you with a breadth of skills and depth of knowledge to be a creative and analytical thinker, prepared to pursue a range of vocations and careers. If you are considering studying a Bachelor of Music, Music Therapy, or a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Music, this webinar is for you! To register click here.

Book Launch – Suffering the Truth: Occasional Sermons and Reflections. CMU Press invites you to join Chris Huebner, Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at CMU, to celebrate the release of his collection of provocative explorations and meditations on the Christian life. Thursday, December 9 at 7:00 PM (CST) Click here for livestream details.

Christmas at CMU. Join us on Saturday, December 11 at 7:00 PM (CST) from the comfort of your home for this year’s Christmas at CMU program. With Christmas favourites performed by a variety of CMU’s music ensembles, this is our gift of glad tidings and joy to you! Watch the video premiere, or anytime later by clicking here. 

The Edmonton and District Council of Churches is once again running their No Room In the Inn campaign for 2021. This year, No Room In the Inn is supporting L’Arche Edmonton, which provides supportive housing and help for adults with special needs. With the funding raised in this year’s campaign, L’Arche Edmonton will be renovating and upgrading one of their seven houses in the Edmonton area. For more information, click here.

Camp Evergreen.

Our Winterfest Family Camp will be happening on February 18-21, 2022 and registration is OPEN NOW!

Get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life and come out to camp to enjoy a long weekend of rest, fun activities, delicious food, and solid teaching!

Family Day Long Weekend has never looked more fun! This special Family Camp is a whole lot of special with a giant dose of fun. You can expect a weekend full of skating, pond hockey, sledding, Jug ‘n’ Jog in the snow, Crokicurl, Redneck Curling, and all of the activities you have come to love. If you love Camp Evergreen in the summer – you are going to love how magical it is in the winter.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register!