- September 23 – St George Anglican (23500 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 3L8)
- October 21 – Location TBA
- November 4th – All Saints Anglican, Ladner
- January 2018 – Date and location TBA
- February 2018 – Date and location TBA
- March or April 2018 – Date and location TBA
For more info contact Brander McDonald at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk With Us
Join the 2017 Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver! The Walk for Reconciliation is a positive movement to build better relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. This bold vision calls on everyone of all ages, all backgrounds, all cultures and all faiths to come together as communities and as individuals.
Now is the time to transform and renew relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. The act of walking and sharing our stories joins us in a commitment to create a new way forward for reconciliation.
Join and support the spirit of ‘Namwayut – We are all one.
Together, let’s walk for reconciliation on September 24, 2017!
Walk for Reconciliation
Sunday, September 24th
9:30am – Marshalling at Queen Elizabeth Theatre outdoor plaza
10:15am – Walk begins
Gather at Strathcona Park for a series of Indigenous and multi-cultural performances and a keynote speech.
Opens at 11:00am
More details at: reconciliationcanada.ca/walk-for-reconciliation-2017/
How to get involved
We hope to see you at the Walk for Reconciliation on September 24th. We encourage you to visit our website at www.reconciliationcanada.ca to learn more about the following:
- REGISTER for the Walk
- Start a WALK TEAM with your family, friends and colleagues
- VOLUNTEER for the Walk
- SHARE this e-mail and help us spread the word with our online resources
- SUPPORT a walker or walk team
- DONATE to support the activities of Reconciliation Canada
- CONNECT with us on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
We appreciate your support for the Walk for Reconciliation and we are looking forward to seeing you there on September 24th!
Reconciliation in Action: A National Engagement Strategy, a Canada 150 Signature Project, is funded in part by the Government of Canada. | Réconciliation en action : une stratégie d’engagement nationale est un projet de premier plan de Canada 150. Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.
The Walk for Reconciliation is made possible by:
- Government of Canada
- City of Vancouver | Canada 150+
- Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
- Port of Vancouver
Reconciliation Canada Capacity Partners
- Teck Resources Limited
- Suncor Energy Foundation
- Vancouver Foundation
- North Growth Foundation
For a full list of Reconciliation Canada partners, click here.
Ride for the MC Canada Witness workers of your choosing!
With Ride for Refuge, you have raised over $50,000 to: grow peacebuilding in the Philippines; kick-start a dream park for vulnerable youth in Botswana; help marginalized people in Canada and around the world. Thank you!
Help build on that success by supporting ministry for vulnerable people in the 20 countries where we work. Please sign up to Ride for Refuge on Sept. 30 2017. We can do it again!
- Start a team in your Church or your community, recruit your family and friends and ride for any of MC Canada’s Witness Workers or programs.
- Ride for your friends in service of the Church, or ride for your official congregational partners!
- Please include the name of who you are riding for and our congregation name in your team name – e.g. Team Poovong Poole MC. Choose from any of the workers/countries listed at Projects By Worker!
Find out more at: rideforrefuge.org/charity/mennonitechurchca
Our Stories Shape Us: History, Faith & Practice of the Indigenous Church in Canada
In spite of the failures in the church’s treatment of Canada’s First Nations, many of this land’s indigenous people hold a vibrant and deeply rooted Christian faith.
Learn how the gospel has found powerful and unique expression in a variety of indigenous contexts; face the troubling story of discrimination toward our indigenous brothers and sisters in the church and in Canadian society; and consider your own role in the movement toward reconciliation, both in the church and beyond.
This event is co-sponsored by Regent College, Faith in Canada 150 (a Cardus initiative), and the Indigenous Studies Program at Vancouver School of Theology, which has served in an advisory role in planning and facilitating this event.
Early bird registration is now open! See the conference page for more details.
Regent College Chapel
Paid parking is available in the Regent College lot
Women’s Retreat 2017
Courage to boldly go
Philippians 4:13 NKJV
October 13-15, 2017
Special workshop with the Mennonite Girls Can Cook ladies!
Mennonite Church Canada
2017 Special Delegate Assembly
Future Directions: Covenant New
October 13 – 15, 2017
Radisson Hotel, Winnipeg, MB
Come one, come all to this special assembly
where we will discern a re-organization proposal to:
• Strengthen Local Congregations
as centres of mission and worship
• Enhance Area Churches
to better resource congregations in their work
• Re-imagine Mennonite Church Canada
as our connecting point for Mennonite identity and witness.
• … and more as we prepare for the future of our church
Note: YOUTH DELEGATES WELCOME! Some funding is available to help
offset cost via rebates post-assembly. Details via link.
Brander McDonald will be running another “Basic Indigenous Worldview Training” session on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at St. Mary’s in Mission (34110 Lougheed Hwy, Mission, BC V2V 6B2) from 9:30am to 3:30pm. The session will take place in the Chapel, and please bring your own lunches.
Love’s One Condition
with Tim + Sandra Kuepfer
Our big connecting idea for these sessions is that love of our spouse, friendship love within the congregation, and love of neighbour is all predicated on one crucial condition–that love is unconditional. Love that has its foundation in God’s own love for us is marked by its unconditionality.
For more info or to register go to: mcbc.ca/pastoral-support
Save the date for this year’s Sr. IMPACT Retreat at Camp Squeah, November 17-19, 2017!
More info coming soon!
Mennonite Church British Columbia presents:
Symphony of Hymns 2
Sun, November 19th, 2017 at 3:30pm
Level Ground Mennonite Church | 31216 King Rd; Abbotsford, BC V2T 6C2
An offering will be taken to strengthen church health & connections and for MCBC outreach ministries.
Sponsored by: Columbia Cabinets