May Issue 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Features Change happens in the kitchen An invitation to Gathering 2014  Responding to current theological issues  Prayer map of Canada Walking through a financial review — toward mission …

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Alpha in the omega years

Saturday, May 31, 2014

This February, in her downtown seniors’ block, 93-year-old Anne Kroeker started a life-changing Bible study with her “younger” neighbours (in their 80s), half of whom haven’t attended church since childhood.

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Daughters in the City

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Daughters in the City: Mennonite Maids in Vancouver, 1931–61     Ruth Derksen Siemens Fernwood Press  Wanted: a hard-working, clean-living (white) girl who won’t steal the jewelry. Found:…

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Introducing a new mission statement

Thursday, May 29, 2014

In fall 2002, I attended Church Planting Canada’s congress in Montreal. Patrice Nagant, our current C2C Quebec regional director, toured us around Montreal and informed us of Quebec’s…

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Amish faith in peril

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Title: Jacob’s Choice, Return to Northkill, Book 1
Author: Ervin R. Stutzman
Jacob’s Choice is not another simple Amish romance, as the cover may suggest. It’s a skillfully portrayed, heart-wrenching story – based on history – of personal conviction, spiritual struggle, persecution, horror, loss, recovery and forgiveness.

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A measured look at women and the Bible

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Jesus Feminist
Author: Sarah Bessey
What do you think of when you hear the word feminist?

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Gleaners turn imperfections into nourishment

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

At Fraser Valley Gleaners, Abbotsford, B.C., more than 55 volunteers a day turn rejected produce into a nourishing just-add-water soup mix that’s shipped to people in crisis around the world.

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In bombing aftermath, MCC Nigeria sees signs of peace

Monday, May 26, 2014

When Mugu Zakka Bako arrived at the scene of twin bomb blasts on May 20, 2014, at a busy market in the city of Jos, Nigeria, he saw more than the destruction and injured people. He saw Muslims and Christians working shoulder to shoulder, helping to rescue people from the debris.

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Politics professor is Christian camp’s biggest advocate

Friday, May 16, 2014

You can’t get very far into conversation with John Redekop before politics comes up. That, and his even greater passion – Christian camping, especially B.C.’s Stillwood Camp and…

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Support for small-scale farmers critical in dealing with effects of climate change, says new UN report

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

When Robert Phiri, a small-scale farmer from Zambia, looks out on his maize field, he can’t help but worry. In the last several years, the changing climate means drought has affected his fields, and growing enough food to feed his family has become more difficult.

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Leaders serve, team-building workshop teaches

Monday, May 12, 2014

Art Birch of Ross Road Community Church, Abbotsford, B.C., has learned about leadership the hard way. Understanding leadership, he told BCMB leaders, starts with the theology of leadership….

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Chapel worships at The Centre

Monday, May 12, 2014

Chapel, a monthly, trans-denominational South Vancouver youth worship rally that started 2012 in the South Hill Church building drew so many attenders it changed its venue to the…

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Likely surprised by God and Stillwood

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

It was a happy ending to a story of trials and resolution at Camp Likely, the newest BCMB camp near Williams Lake, B.C. Co-director Patrick Hama (left) said, although there were 58 recorded personal commitments…

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B.C. convention 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Delegates to the 2014 annual convention of the B.C. Conference of MB Churches at Cariboo Bethel Church, Williams Lake, May 2–3, 2014, were challenged to live out Jesus’ love…

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Mission, ministry and mothers in faith… many reasons to celebrate

Thursday, May 1, 2014

This month, the Herald is coming to you with a hefty 44 pages of celebration! In preparation for Gathering 2014, we’ve chosen to highlight some things happening within…

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