Community News – December 17, 2021

 December 17, 2021


Meet Rejoice Alojo! Alojo is a graduate of the Women Empowerment Program (WEP) training center in Juba, South Sudan. She is one of ten WEP alumni who helped produce face masks for WEP’s WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) program that was initiated to support COVID-19 response and prevention.

WEP aims to empower women to improve their lives and household’s wellbeing through building their knowledge and skills for income generation. One of their methods is to provide skills development training to women in sewing and embroidery as

well as take-home foot pedal Singer sewing machines.

WEP can be supported by purchasing a “Sewing Machine” in the Christmas Giving Catalogue.

Needs from Material Resources

Material Resources is currently low on supplies for Hygiene and School kits. Please click here for kit item lists and consider helping where you can.

Please contact Linda at for more information.

Serving and Learning Together (SALT) is a year-long, cross-cultural service experience. Through SALT, Christian young adults from Canada and the U.S. serve internationally in a wide variety of positions in countries like Nepal, Uganda and Cambodia.

In all our service placements MCC is assessing the impacts of COVID-19 and adapting as needed, and this includes SALT. The safety of our staff, partners and local communities is of utmost importance and we are carefully monitoring the situation and adapting as conditions change.

To learn more and apply for placements, click here.

The December edition of On the Level is now available from Mennonite Disaster Service. In our current issue: MDS responds to the deadly tornadoes in the Midwest and parts of the South, MDS Canada needs volunteers to help survivors recover from extensive flooding in British Columbia, and you can learn more about our Annual Celebration in Sarasota, Florida in January.

Click here to read more!

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!