Community News

 March 25, 2022


VBS and Sunday School – Opportunities for Children

This resource helps equip children’s ministries with giving and learning opportunities. Thank you for teaching the next generation the ways of God’s kindness.

VBS and Sunday School Opportunities

The state of refugee sponsorship

In this episode of “Relief, development and podcast” we’re talking about refugee sponsorship with Kaylee Perez, MCC Canada’s migration and resettlement associate. She talks about how relationships between people from different cultural backgrounds can be powerfully transformative. She also shares what the work of sponsorship has been like during the pandemic, and how Canadian government plans for Ukrainian refugees are a departure from the norm.

Relief, development and podcast

50 weeks. 50 gift cards. 50 ways to make our plant a better place. To celebrate MCC Thrift’s 50th anniversary, we’re inviting you to take the Thrifty 50 Challenge!

Sign up to receive a weekly challenge that helps our planet and also have a chance to win a $25 MCC Thrift gift card every week.

Thrifty 50 Challenge

Many of us know that one of the best ways to share our love is through food.

Today, over 70 million people worldwide have been displaced from their homes by drought, conflict, flooding and other disasters. Share Your Table is a monthly giving program that helps feed families who have had to flee from home.

Even as donors share their love by helping families eat, they receive love back with a story of a family who has been helped by a gift like theirs, plus a recipe from that family’s region!

Learn more here.


Considering post-secondary education? Take part in one of CMU’s Spring Break in-person events:
Campus Visit Days, March 29 and 30 mornings or afternoons;
Music at CMU Open House, March 31, 1:30-3:30 PM CDT;
Science at CMU Open House, April 1, 1:00-3:30 PM CDT.
Can’t make it to campus? Join the Virtual Open House, March 30, 6:00 pm CDT.

To register for any of these events visit

CommonWord Webinar: 100 Years of Mennonite Central Committee.
Join Alain Epp Weaver, Esther Epp-Tiessen, and César Flores for an online conversation on Thursday, April 7 at 7:00 PM CDT. Hear about MCC’s 100-year history of service and reconciliation, including the complicated ways Christian service has been intertwined with colonialism, racism, and regimes of power. Click here to register.

Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition
– The 17th annual competition will be held on Friday, April 8 at 7:00 PM CDT in the Laudamus Hall. Masks are required. For more information, click here.

Spring at CMU, April 10, 7:00 CDT online. Engage with the CMU story hearing reflections from CMU students, faculty, and alumni. Choral performances by CMU’s ensembles. Click here.

International efforts support Ukrainian wartime ministries

As the Russian military’s invasion of Ukraine shifts to attacking civilian noncombatants instead of military targets, Anabaptists around the world are working to send assistance to Ukrainian church workers struggling to help their neighbors. Multiply, the North American Mennonite Brethren mission organization, ceased referring to Ukrainian church leaders and staff by full names on March 16 as more politicians and priests have been abducted and disappear…(read more)

By Tim Huber, Anabaptist World

Click here to read and follow updates from the Mennonite Centre in Ukraine.

A Time to Listen
Join us for our fourth time of listening on Wednesday, April 6th on Zoom. Come hear from individuals about their journey through faith, identity, and sexuality in our MB world. For more information and to register click here.