May Issue 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

FEATURES Retirement: a season of service My coming out as a geezer-ess When prodigal children don’t return home 5 Enduring gifts seniors give the church COLUMNS Editorial: Oh, the adventures…

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Plowshares into swords?

Friday, May 31, 2013

Can you imagine Canada having the following article in its constitution? “Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the…people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.

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Not only for football

Monday, May 27, 2013

More than 15,000 came out to worship God and stand in unity at the inaugural event of the new Investor’s Group Field, home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, May 26.

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Congregations prepare to aid in tornado cleanup

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Oklahoma City area was hard hit by a deadly weekend storm system and Mennonite Disaster Service and local USMB congregations are preparing to respond.

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CBC volleyball: Women of excellence, women of prayer

Friday, May 17, 2013

The 2012–2013 season was incredibly successful for the Columbia Bible College (CBC) Bearcats women’s volleyball team…

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Canadian Foodgrains Bank launches Syria crisis appeal

Thursday, May 16, 2013

“Every night I go to bed thinking about what I will feed my family in the morning,” says a Syrian woman who fled with her family to a refugee settlement in Sidon, south of Beirut, Lebanon.

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B.C. convention 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

“Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.” That word from the Lord to Paul in Corinth (Acts 18:9), quoted by Rob Thiessen, set the tone for BCMB’s 2013 convention, held at Coquitlam’s Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship, May 3–4.

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BCMB 2013: overheard

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

You and I have got to get our gospel back. It’s imbalanced to seek ‘manifestations’ of the Spirit. [The Spirit] is all about the gospel and Christ-like-ness. That…

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Groundbreaking nears for MCC BC’s new complex

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

B.C.’s Mennonite Central Committee is hoping for a mass groundbreaking event for its new head office/warehouse/retail complex in Abbotsford June 22. Following the MCC BC annual general meeting in the morning, supporters will gather on the land on Gladys Avenue to dedicate ground.

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Bethany Players spring tour: Living stones

Friday, May 10, 2013

“As you come to him, the living Stone – rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him – you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house…” (1 Peter 2:4–5). These words of Peter written a long time ago, spoke to us during our annual Bethany Players (drama team) tour, Apr. 22–May 6.

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Quebec convention 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

In the opening meditation of the Quebec conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (AEFMQ) convention, Apr. 13, host pastor David Manafo (Westside Gathering) said Christ-followers have the identity of children of love and children of light (Ephesians 5:1–2, 8).

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Taking mental illness mainstream

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission
Author: Amy Simpson
One in five people in the U.S. experience mental illness in any given year, and the statistics in Canada are virtually identical – nearly every family is affected. Amy Simpson calls the church to a renewed commitment…

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Legacy, not money, key to retirement planning

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

“In our 20s and 30s, we wrestle with call; in our 40s, it’s role; but from our 60s on, our questions surround contribution,” says Dave Jackson. “Baby boomers are retiring, and they have no clue what to do with themselves,”

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Q & A on CIDA changes with CFGB executive director Jim Cornelius

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Canadian Government’s Economic Action Plan 2013, announced on March 21 by Jim Flaherty, signaled the amalgamation of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) with the Department of…

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MCC’s work continues as change roils CIDA

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

WINNIPEG A recent decision by the federal government to amalgamate the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and foreign affairs will have little immediate impact on the work of…

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