November Issue 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Features Six lessons from Acts Why C.S. Lewis lives on 50 years after his death “Let’s give them cookies!” #inDialogue: Peace–The Exhibition Columns Editorial: “My spirit was laid down,…

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MCC taps teachers’ memories

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Forty years have passed since former Mennonite Central Committee worker Nancy Heisey first stood in front of a classroom in Zaire, now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Book Notes

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thanking God with Integrity: Table Graces & Scripture for a World of Need  Willard Metzger World Vision When natural disasters strike; when we think about those who don’t have…

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Give the gift of class

Saturday, November 30, 2013

ETEM-IBVIE, a partnership between MB and Christian and Missionary Alliance colleges in Montreal, introduced a gift catalogue (www.catalogue.etem.ca), enabling supporters to honour a loved one by sponsoring a…

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Newer is not always better

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Intolerance of Tolerance
Author: D.A. Carson
The last thing any good Canadian wants to be accused of is intolerance….

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Anarchist anticipates reign of God

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Unkingdom of God: Embracing the Subversive Power of Repentance
Author: Mark Van Steenwyk
Is it possible the church in North America has gotten off track and embraced “the American dream” …

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Local partnerships guide MCC disaster response

Friday, November 29, 2013

After Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Philippines in early November, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) turned to the local community to guide its response.

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4 churches host smashing event for teens

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

On Oct. 25, River East Mennonite Brethren Church partnered with Jubilee Mennonite Church, Douglas Mennonite Church, and Kilcona Park Alliance Church to host this event that saw more than 80 teens participate.

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Bethany College hosts fabulous evening of dessert and drama

Friday, November 22, 2013

On the weekend of Oct. 31–Nov. 2, 2013, Bethany College fall theatre presented Joseph Robinette’s dramatization of C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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Increased response to urgent needs in Philippines

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

As the devastation from Typhoon Haiyan continues to unfold in the Philippines, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is increasing its response to meet crucial needs for people on the eastern side of Leyte Island and working with partners to assess next steps for relief and recovery.

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Mother’s dream home opens

Monday, November 18, 2013

From idea to completed project in seven years: Matthew’s House, a respite care facility for children requiring complex health care, officially opened Nov. 14 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Left to right are Communitas Supportive Care society board chair Marlyce Friesen; parents of the eponymous Matthew, Doug and Andrea Froese; B.C. MLAs Simon Gibson and Darryl Plecas; and Abbotsford mayor Bruce Banman.

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Church planter retreat sparks national apology

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Some 220 church planters and their spouses, along with 20 denominational leaders, met in Ottawa, Nov. 4–7, for C2C Network’s annual church planter retreat. With keynote addresses by Jeff Vanderstelt, Bruxy Cavey, and Alan Hirsch, and a prayer walk around Parliament Hill led by International House of Prayer, planters left the event with renewed energy and vision.

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BCMB hosts youth pastors’ day

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. For the first time, the B.C. conference of MB churches brought together youth pastors for a day-long retreat at Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre near Chilliwack,…

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MCC responds to Typhoon Haiyan

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is responding to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, providing funding for relief, supporting the initial assessment team of an MCC partner organization, and working with partners to determine needs for longer-term recovery.

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Calgary mayor learns Mennonite history

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

It was 1926, in the Mennonite settlement of Orenburg. Jacob Bergen gathered his children and their families on a refugee exodus that led them to Canada; his daughter Katherina with her husband David Enns established their new life in Rosemary, Alta. There were many parallel stories at the time – some families were able to find refuge, some were not.

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