Winnipeg, Man.—As part of Mennonite Church Canada Witness Council the leadership of Mennonite Women Canada met during Mennonite ChurchCanada’s Spring Leadership Assembly March 7-10 at FirstMennoniteChurch 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 VancouverBC, 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.