Mar 27, 2015


You are invited to participate in the SPRING EVENT sponsored by your provincial women's organization. 
April 18 - Women of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Enrichment Day 
April 18 - Saskatchewan Women in Mission 
May 2 - BC Women's Ministry Inspirational Day
May 22,23,24 - Alberta Mennonite Women's Retreat

You can find the poster for each event with details and contact information below. Please make plans to attend, bring along a friend or two and prepare to be inspired, enriched and blessed. 





Mar 20, 2015

Women walking together in faith - March 2015 - "Being still together"

Women Walking Together in Faith is the name of Mennonite Women Canada's page in the Canadian Mennonite magazine. Our executive members each take a turn writing or finding someone to write.  The most recent article entitled "Being still together" appeared on March 11 and was a composite piece written by Elsie Wiebe, Kathy Giesbrecht and Jolanda Friesen members of the Mennonite Women Manitoba working group.  

The Mennonite Women Manitoba working group is composed of 
Evelyn Friesen, left, Kathy Giesbrecht, Elsie Wiebe, Ruth Epp 
and Jolanda Friesen. Missing was Mary Anne Arndt. 

"There is so much to be done. Extra demands at home and at work. More time with the family. Keeping up with an exercise program. Planning the next holiday. Time out with friends. Involvement in our children’s school and extra-curricular activities, and many more. The demands of life draw us into a myriad of activities demanding our time and energy."

Mar 17, 2015

God was there

A journey with cancer leads to a unique experience abroad, lessons about faith.

Read the article HERE!

Allegra Friesen Epp

By Aaron Epp
Young Voices Co-editor

This Canadian Mennonite article really touched my heart and I believe it will inspire you, too! 

Mar 14, 2015

Sister Care in Ontario


Sister Care Seminars provide women with tools for ongoing personal healing, recognizing and celebrating God’s grace in their lives, and responding more confidently and effectively to the needs of others in their families, congregations, and communities.

On October 3 and 4, 2014 forty-five women from across Ontario gathered in Cambridge for a Sister Care Seminar sponsored by Women of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (WMCEC).  

The co-presenters (also the co-writers of the resource along with Ruth Guengerich) were Carolyn Holderead Heggen (left) and Rhoda Shenk Keener (right).  They are currently working on a video to accompany the 64-page manual. The manual is available to borrow through the Mennonite Church Canada Resource Centre or for purchase through the Mennonite Women USA office or 316-281-4396.

See a link to Martha Smith Good's write-up on the blog post from Oct 17.

Here are some comments that the WMCEC 
executive received about the weekend!

During our time together, what was a highlight for you?
 - the calm spirit, the caring, the stories
 - the blessing at the end of meeting
 - we all have had brokenness; I am not alone.    
 - being with sisters/women and sharing with each other
 - listening to the stories and speakers;  my feelings are normal  

What did you find helpful...for your own faith journey... for walking with others?
 - understanding how physical relates to emotional/mental issues
 - hearing the transforming power of listening and caring
 - I am God’s beloved daughter and God doesn’t change
 - be available, be sensitive, be quiet and listen
 - hearing other women’s stories of grief and healing

Mar 11, 2015

Dreams for My Daughter

International Women' Day 2015

Just wanted to share this sweet post by Christina Bartel Barkman about her hopes and dreams for her daughter's future! 

You can read her blogpost HERE 

The Barkmans are Mennonite Church Canada Witness Workers in the Philippines and 
Mennonite Women Canada helps support their ministry through our

You can also help by donating towards their Ministry HERE

And... you can read more about the Barkman's work by clicking HERE.


P.S. While your checking out all the above links... why not take a few extra minutes and explore our NEW Mennonite Women Canada webpage! We are rather proud of it! :-)

Lenten Resource

(A little late, but still worth looking into!)

During the 40 day season of Lent, Christians are invited to make room for reflection upon on the life and death of Christ in preparation for Easter. Each year, Mennonite Church Canada produces Lent at Home, a family-friendly, free downloadable booklet available from CommonWord (formerly Mennonite Church Canada Resource Centre) to help guide that process.

This year’s edition, available at explores what occurs when we offer ourselves to God. “When we do,” writes author Elsie Rempel, “interesting things happen. These can include having our expectations and understandings turned upside down and inside out.”

That may not be an easy feeling and it may be especially disconcerting in this time and place as we consider the deep challenges facing the world around us, but it’s one that will draw us nearer to God, and to the people God desires us to be. May you grow and deepen your faith and commitment to God during this Lenten season.

Taken from February 2015  MC Canada Prayer Net by Deb Froese