Oct 30, 2012

Sending Service - Taryn & Nathan Dirks

On Sunday, October 21, Taryn and Nathan Dirks were commissioned to serve as Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers in Gaborone, Botswana.  The service was led by Nathan’s father, Rudy Dirks, who is pastor at Niagara United Mennonite Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON where the Dirks’ are members.

                            Rudy and Sharon Dirks, Liz Koop, Taryn and Nathan Dirks

Liz Koop, President of Mennonite Women Canada, took part in the service explaining that Nathan and Taryn have been chosen to be one of two families that will be supported for the next 3 years though the Pennies & Prayer Legacy Fund.  (PPLF).  This is an endowment fund that is intended "to enhance the involvement of women in Mennonite Church Canada mission work”.  The projects are chosen with the hope that the women working in them will feel that there is a supportive community of women that cares about them and their work, both financially and with prayer.

We trust that as Nathan and Taryn embark on this journey, they will feel the prayers and support of friends and relatives and also of the many women from across Canada who make up Mennonite Women Canada.   

Liz Koop, on behalf of the Executive Committee of Mennonite Women Canada

You can email the Dirks’ at ntdirks@mennonitechurch.ca and follow their blog at www.ntdirks.com

Oct 11, 2012

The Barkmans

We have just received a newsletter from Christina and Darnell Barkman, Mennonite Church Canada Witness Workers in the Philippines and Pennies & Prayer Legacy Fund recipients through Mennonite Women Canada.  You can also read about their daily activities and challenges on their BLOG.  

Oct 6, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Psalm 100 
"Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations." (KJV)

Oct 5, 2012

Upcoming Events - Fall 2012

   Women of MCEC “Celebrating Women” Luncheon – Saturday, October 13 at 12 noon at Vineland United Mennonite Church, Vineland, ON. Women of different ages will be recognized for their contributions to the church, community and beyond.

   •   MCBC Women’s Ministry Fall Retreat – October 12-14 at Camp Squeah. Theme: “Simply Majestic”.  Speaker: Jackie Ayer, Family Literacy Coordinator.

   •   SK Women in Mission Retreat – Friday, October 19 at 5:00 pm to Saturday, October 20 at 4:00 pm at the Shekinah Retreat Centre. Theme: “Called to Rest, Called to Renewal”.   Guest Speaker: Dora Dueck, author of This Hidden Thing.