Winner – fine art: Brothers

Sunday, August 1, 2010

“Brothers” is a picture of both love and struggle as the younger brother is mediating between tears and laughter in the rough embrace of his older sibling.

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Winner – poetry: on reflection

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cold and wintry day…
same work, same place

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Winner – prose: Ivory

Sunday, August 1, 2010

She was all excited when they got home from school.
“I’ve got a new pen pal!” she announced.

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Winner – photography: Canoa

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Photography Winner
Mathias Fast, Title: Canoa

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Honourable mention fine art

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Robin Knox Title: The Lions of CarWash Rock Robin Knox lives in Prince Rupert, B.C., where she and her husband attend  Cornerstone MB Church. Melissa Townsend  Title: Inheritance:…

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Honourable mention poetry

Sunday, August 1, 2010

  Kingdom snow falls like seed on the fields on the roads piling up growing stopping everything like a parable Randy Klassen teaches Bible, literature, and music at…

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Honorable mention prose: Grandpa Jacob’s bible

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I can hear everything through these walls. “I just don’t know what to do with him anymore; he seems so lost.” Mom’s on the phone with Grandma. She’s…

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Honorable mention prose: The Jesus bus

Sunday, August 1, 2010

She called it the Jesus bus. Actually, it was an ordinary transit bus that stopped near her place and took her downtown when the monotony and confinement of…

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Honourable mention photography

Sunday, August 1, 2010

  Jazmine Lawrence Title: Mediterranean Sea at the foot of Mount Carmel (Haifa, Israel – November 2009) Jazmine Lawrence lives with her husband in Halifax, N.S., where they…

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Book note

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Through Fire and Water: An Overview of Mennonite History
Authors: Harry Loewen and Steven M. Nolt
Through fire and water by Harry Loewen – an MB who escaped Soviet Ukraine in the aftermath of WWII – and Steven Nolt has been revised and rereleased.

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Central Heights ministering in construction

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Churches who ask that God would bring people to their door may be surprised by how their prayer is answered. In the midst of dealing with the aftermath of a collapsed floor in their sanctuary, Central Heights Church leaders in Abbotsford, B.C., learned the nearby McCallum interchange would be expanded and relocated, bringing a roundabout very close to the church building.

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Parish folks react to spill

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Maurice Phillips, a commercial fisher of Plaquemines Parish, La., took a group of disaster management leaders out on a small boat to “see the oil” on June 7. This is the best way to witness the destruction of the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill, said members of the Grand Bayou.

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Central Heights worships on solid ground

Sunday, August 1, 2010

For the people of Abbotsford’s Central Heights Church, it was a special thanksgiving service on June 27. It marked the end of two hard years since the floor collapsed at the front of their sanctuary during a full-house Starfield concert, Apr. 25, 2008.

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Treading the Dawn

Sunday, August 1, 2010

This December, the third movie in the Chronicles of Narnia series will be released. Many of us are looking forward to the appearance of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (VDT hereafter) but right now, I’ve got a novel suggestion for you: read the book this summer.

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Talented church pools gifts to bless school

Sunday, August 1, 2010

At their afternoon service on June 6, the Pool – an MB congregation in Moncton, N.B. – celebrated the most ambitious project of their 11-year history. Just days before, they completed Express, a multi-disciplinary after-school arts program in cooperation with a local middle school. Pool member Ryan Hitchcock captured the overall sentiment: “There were a lot of smiles.”

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