Oct 17, 2016

Women as Peacebuilders

Mennonite Central Committee invites congregations to observe Peace Sunday on November 6, 2016 -- close to Remembrance Day -- or another appropriate Sunday. For Anabaptist churches, it is a time to remember that followers of Jesus are called to be people of peace.  Remembrance Day is a time when our country focuses attention on Canada’s military history and the sacrifice of Canadians who gave their lives in war.

This year’s Peace Sunday Packet focuses on the theme of “Women as Peacebuilders”.  It includes:
     - biblical reflections
     - worship resources (prayers, readings, a reader's theatre and a story for children)
     - stories of ten courageous women building peace
     - background information

CLICK HERE for more information or to 
DOWNLOAD the Peace Sunday Packet.

(Information from the MCC website)

Oct 10, 2016

Barkman's latest newsletter

Darnell and Christina Barkman, along with their children Cody, Makai and Teyah, are Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers in the Philippines. They are current recipients of our PENNIES AND PRAYER LEGACY FUND. Their most recent newsletters from September 2016 was recently posted on our web site under NEWSLETTERS

In an email to friends and family, Christina and Darnell wrote to friends and family as follows......... "I wrote about the thousands of extra-judicial killings endorsed by President Duterte, and today, as I'm about to send this update, we hear that the one person in Senate who has been speaking up against these unjust killings was voted out of her position. See this link for more about it. We are appalled and fear the loss of democracy here, as everyone seems to be giving 100% support to a president who is telling his people to kill all the drug users. 
Thanks for the prayers, and hope you are all well."

They also have a BLOG where you can read more about their 
life as a family, their joys and their challenges.

Oct 3, 2016

Saskatchewan Women's Retreat ~ 2016

When ~ October 14 & 15
Where ~ Shekinah Retreat Centre, Waldheim
Guest Speaker ~ Cynthia Wallace
More info ~ dvwiebe@yourlink.ca

MCBC 2016 Women's Retreat - Oct 14-16

This gorgeous quilt will be auctioned off at the retreat.  13 Hmong ladies worked 
on the quilt for 7 months. There are other quilts too, but this one was especially 
made for our event because our guest speaker, Song Yang Her, is Hmong.