October Issue 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

October MB Herald content

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Youth leaders retreat to worship and connect

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Just over 50 youth leaders (youth pastors, volunteer adult leaders, and student leaders) from 9 of Ontario MB churches gathered at Camp Crossroads, Torrance, Ont., Oct. 25–27 for a weekend of worshipping God, receiving biblical teaching, participating in team building & leadership exercises, and connecting with each other.

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Conversations explore relationships and fear

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

So begins Daniel McIvor’s play, Communion, a Ruby Slippers Theatre production hosted and presented by Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre, Oct. 25–Nov. 9. Communion is an exploration of the dynamics of relationships; what draws people together and what keeps them apart. In this 90-minute drama, the audience is privy to three intimate and intense conversations.

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Bunk trailers blessed as beacons of hope

Friday, October 25, 2013

MDS is about partnership, says director of Region V (Canada) operations Janet Plenert. Board members welcomed Anabaptist church partners to the Mennonite Heritage Gallery, Winnipeg, Oct. 25, 2013, to dedicate and bless a new sleeping trailer.

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Study Conference

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Engage the study conference discussions at studyconference.mennonitebrethren.ca.

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A pieced offering

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mennonites offered an expression of reconciliation to their Aboriginal neighbours at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s sixth National Event, Sept. 18-21, in Vancouver. The commission’s mandate is to gather stories and raise awareness about the impacts of the residential school system on Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.

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“My spirit was laid down, but now it stands strong”

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Angela and I have known each other since we were 13. We met at Summer Magic day camp, where we both served as junior volunteers. I recall feeling…

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A golden opportunity

Friday, October 4, 2013

Thabang Mpokathe was not supposed to make it into MCC’s International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP). The third applicant from Lesotho (a country only granted two), he was missing an important reference, and he lacked confidence.

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Speaking of Jesus along the journey

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Through high and low points over the past 150 years, Mennonite Brethren have been learning how to speak about their initial and ongoing conversions. This history reminds us…

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“Give us today our daily bread…”

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

World Food Day – Oct. 16  World Food Day was founded by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Quebec City in 1945 to…

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Mennonite musings prod self-reflection

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

present tense: a Mennonite spirituality
Author: Gordon Houser
A gentle and personal book, present tense covers eight main distinctives Gordon Houser sees as characterizing Mennonite spirituality: practice, patience, peace, politics, play, prayer, perfection, and presence. The book offers practical reflections on how these eight characteristics have been carried out by Mennonites, and how readers might observe them in their own lives.

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Music of the heart

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus heals a woman so crippled in body she couldn’t stand up straight for 18 years. Not only does Jesus free the woman from her physical ailment, he ministers emotional and spiritual healing by chastising those who criticize her, and naming her a daughter of Abraham. “This is my story,” says singer/songwriter Cathy AJ Hardy.

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The aroma of Christ at the omelette grill

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Lavern is a big, black woman who stands behind a hot grill making omelettes for resort guests every morning. She doesn’t look like she particularly enjoys it. A…

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October Transitions 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Ken Stoesz began as pastor at Elmwood MB Church Aug. 1, 2013. He previously served 9 years with Nassau Street Church (formerly Gospel Mennonite), Winnipeg, as associate pastor…

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Created to do good

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Ephesians 2:8–10  Recently, a story circulated on Facebook about pastor Steepek who allegedly went to his new church dressed as a homeless man. It told how everyone was unwelcoming…

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