Apr 18, 2012

     Mennonite Women Canada look to the future

Winnipeg, Man.  As part of Mennonite Church Canada Witness Council the leadership of Mennonite Women Canada met during Mennonite Church Canada’s Spring Leadership Assembly March 7-10 at First Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, Man. to discuss their plans for the future. President Liz Koop (far left) said that their members are getting older and it’s harder to draw commitments from younger women, who are busy with jobs and family.  “It means shifting who we are and looking at how we connect with women.” Mennonite Women Canada will celebrate their 60th Anniversary, themed “Scattering Seeds for a New Season” at Mennonite Church Canada Assembly 2012 this summer. Assembly takes place in Vancouver BC, July 12-15.  From left to right: Liz Koop, President; Eva Buhr, Alberta Women in Mission President; Lois Mierau, Secretary-Treasurer; Naomi Unger, sitting in for Saskatchewan Women in Mission President Myrna Sawatzky; Pattie Ollies, Women of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Co-ordinator; and Waltrude Gortzen, BC Women’s Ministry rep. Photo by Deborah Froese.

This photo and caption was recently published in the Canadian Mennonite.

Apr 11, 2012

Stolen Sisters: A One-Hour Television Documentary
In 2004, Amnesty International charged that Canada is 'putting Indigenous women in danger of kidnapping and violent deaths through racism and indifference.'

It is estimated that over 500 aboriginal women have been murdered or gone missing in violent circumstances in Canada in the past 20 years. An Aboriginal woman in Canada is five times more likely to die of violent circumstances than a woman of any other race. These women come from all over the country, and from all walks of life and economic backgrounds.

Stolen Sisters takes viewers inside this contentious issue, from the rolling farmland of Saskatchewan to the haunting depths of the dark alleys in Vancouver's dangerous Hastings district. You will hear the stories of the missing and witness one family's desperate search for their loved one. Stolen Sisters is a window to a world that most people only read about in their morning paper.

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Apr 1, 2012

Upcoming Events

Women of MCEC Spring Enrichment Day – April 21 from 10:15 am to 3:30 pm at Zurich Mennonite Church, Zurich, ON
Theme:  God’s Extravagant Grace
Guest Speaker:  Janine Schultz
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SK Women in Mission Enrichment Day – April 28 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm at Rosthern Mennonite Church, Rosthern, SK
Theme:  Rooted in Christ…Celebrating our Years 
Featuring:  Stories and Slides of the past 70 years
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 Alberta Women in Mission Retreat – May 26-27 from noon to noon at Sunnyside Christian Retreat Centre, Sylvan Lake, AB. 
Theme:  Balancing our Lives 
Guest Speaker:  Lee Klassen

MCBC Women’s Ministry Inspirational Day – May 5 from 10:30 am to 3:30 am at Bethel Mennonite Church, Langley BC
Theme:  Joyful Proclamations  
Speaker:  Eden Jersak
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MW Canada's 60th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting – July 14, 12 noon to 3:00 pm at MC Canada Assembly, Vancouver, BC
Theme:  Scattering Seeds for a NEW Season  
Guests:  Authors of "Mennonite Girls Can Cook"
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