Cultivating Thankfulness

by Aften Thiessen Over the last season of my life, I have had the privilege to preach in a number of churches. The prayers of Paul have always been an inspiration (and challenge) to me, and so they have been the basis of a number of my sermons. Paul’s prayer for the...

Thriving Congregations

by Betty Pries (foreword by Garry Janzen) As MCBC congregations, these 10 Characteristics of Thriving Congregations are worthy of our consideration. These have been put together by Betty Pries.  May God be with us as we seek to thrive as beacons of the love of Jesus...

Update on Brander Mcdonald: MCBC Indigenous Relations Coordinator

As has been reported to our congregations Brander McDonald, MCBC’s Indigenous Relations Coordinator (IRC) has had serious health issues since early July 2016 and has been unable to work since that time. His health has been getting increasingly better and his doctor...

Squeah is Calling

There’s Room for You at Squeah! With the weather suddenly turning from wet and cold to hot and dry, it’s a sure sign that summer is on its way, and we are almost ready to welcome a new season of staff and campers – and there’s room for you! A summer of service If you...

Meet Mary Barg: New MCBC Leadership Board – Secretary

Mary has been attending Eden Mennonite Church since she married Duane in 1995. She has been involved in various ways at church, and over the years her awareness of the importance of the work MCBC does has been growing. Mary says, “There has been a shift in my...

Kelowna First Mennonite Church Turns 70

Kelowna First Mennonite Church (KFMC) will be celebrating its 70th anniversary on Saturday, July 8, 2017. KFMC is located at: 1305 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3E7. For more information contact Helen Wieler at: lhwieler@shaw.ca

Unpacking MCBC’s Future Direction

by Garry Janzen, MCBC Executive Minister My thoughts for this article are reflective of my talk at the MCBC Annual Gathering and of the Future Directions presentation made by Keith Regehr. The picture of the aspen grove is intriguing, where we are bound together as...

Worshipping in the Work Place

by Matthew Kwok When we think of work, we often think of the dread of waking up on Monday morning, the commute to the office or worksite, or maybe the familiar desk at home where we make our day’s wages. Work is often seen as the evil necessity of life in which we do...

Starting Conversations About Housing

by Lorne Brandt & Sam Dueckman Those of us who live in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley are regularly reminded of the many ways in which housing, the availability of affordable homes, and homelessness become justice issues. We see how rising home prices...

Getting our Hands on the Bible

by Greg Thiessen, Metzger Collection Manager As Anabaptist Mennonites within MCBC, we have heard Palmer Becker’s three points a lot over the last while: “Jesus is the Centre of our Faith; Community is the Centre of our Lives; Reconciliation is the Centre of our Work.”...

Good Seed Sunday & Other Resources on Creation Care

The Service, Peace and Justice (SP&J) committee would like you to know that A Rocha’s Good Seed Sunday is April 23rd this year (the day after Earth Day). Most churches probably already have worship plans set for spring, but the A Rocha website has resources that...

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