Community News

 November 26, 2021

November 29 – A Christmas Tradition continues. Enjoy a festive time of carols and readings at the Winspear Centre. Tickets are only $20, and proceeds will be used to support students at the University of Alberta. Read about the Winspear Centre’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols here.


MCC partner House of Light and Hope provides tutorship and psychosocial support through an after-school program to empower Lebanese and Syrian young people to build healthy, positive lives. A combination of classes and recreational activities help heal trauma, foster friendships, and grow self-esteem.

House of Light and Hope can be supported by giving to “Keeping Girls in School” in the Christmas Giving catalogue.

Serve with MCC in Alberta

MCC Alberta is seeking committed individuals to serve on the Board of Directors. The Board is the ultimate governing body for MCC in Alberta, and provides overall direction to the work of the organization. For more information, please contact the MCCA Board nominating committee: Christina Carpenter of Calgary or Dave Kauffman of Blue Sky; c/o


Don’t miss out! Apply for fall 2022 by November 30 to have the application fee waived.

Business at CMU information webinar, December 1, 6:00 PM CST. Learn how CMU’s Bachelor of Business Administration program prepares students for careers in business and non-profit organizations. To register click here.

Music at CMU information webinar, December 8, 6:00 PM CST. Studying music at CMU provides you with a breadth of skills and depth of knowledge to be a creative and analytical thinker who is 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 LaunchBenchmark: Countering COVID through Painting and Poetry, Thursday, December 2 at 7:00 PM. Join Susan Moore and Mary Reimer for paintings, poems, and stories created while occupying 52 different benches around Winnipeg during the pandemic. Click here to register and for and livestream details.

Book LaunchSuffering the Truth: Occasional Sermons and Reflections, Thursday, December 9 at 7:00 PM. 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. Click here to register and for livestream details.

Throughout the month of and November The King’s University invites you to attend an ongoing series of public lectures exploring topics like women’s history, continuing work of reconciliation and how religion is engaged with the public sphere. These lectures will take place on Mondays via Zoom from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and are free of charge.

For more information and to register, click here.

  • November 29, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00pm.
    Soul Care in an Age of Disconnection, Rediscovering Practices that Draw Us In and Send Us Out (Julianne Gilchrist)”We have the ability to be connected to others at every moment of the day thanks to technology and social media. We can be busy (or at least entertained) from the moment we wake until the moment we fall asleep. We can be constantly available to our friends, our family, and our jobs. With all of this “connection,” we often end up feeling disconnected from ourselves, each other, and God. How do we create space in our lives to reconnect? What is soul care and why does it matter? Join us as we consider ancient Christian practices that invite us to slow down, rest, and nurture our souls.”


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.