June issue 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Features Learning to soar Being the church: A Mennonite Brethren vision of the family of God Pastoral letter from the Board of Faith and Life Introducing a new…

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Everyone’s an artist at Steinbach MB

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Electronics repairman Henry Kasdorf never considered creating artwork as a sermon response. But after Steinbach (Man.) MB Church’s Respond & Reflect coordinator Pat van Nes encouraged him to…

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MCC in Iraq

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

MCC reaches out to Iraqis displaced by armed conflict As armed conflict forces Iraqis from their homes, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is providing vital items for daily life…

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The “miracle gathering”

Friday, June 20, 2014

2008 St. Petersburg conference was landmark event When the “iron curtain” fell and Soviet citizens could openly be Christian, Western Canadian Mennonite Brethren started Logos Canada, an agency…

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Logos Canada: 25 years

Friday, June 20, 2014

It was a new day as 70 years of Communism came to an end. The new words sparked formation of a new ministry to answer that gospel hunger. Logos International formed in Germany in the 1985; visionary Johannes Reimer, a Mennonite emigrant from the USSR to Germany, brought the dream to Canada where it has flourished for 25 years.

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Volunteers repair homes and hopes

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ashley Mayberry has no regrets about giving up her spring break to sand, prime and paint newly installed drywall in High River, Alta. The University of Manitoba student and 10 others from Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren (FGMB) Church’s college and career group spent one week assisting long-term Mennonite Disaster Services (MDS) volunteers with restoring homes damaged by theJune 2013 floods.

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MCC supports Light and Hope for Syrians

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Damaris found a safe place at the House of Light and Hope centre, where 120 refugee girls affected by the Syrian crisis get support to deal with the trauma they experienced and the difficult circumstances in which they live. Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) supports House of Light and Hope, a ministry of the Greek Orthodox Church.

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Celebrating a centenarian

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Anna Koop is content that God knows what he has planned for her. After all, she has witnessed God’s faithfulness for 100 years. Anna Koop’s story is not…

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Gathering 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Engage the presentations and discussion from Gathering 2014 at gathering.mennonitebrethren.ca

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Awards from 2013

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The MB Herald was honoured for its work by two Christian publication societies. At the annual Evangelical Press Association convention in Anaheim, Cal., May 4–6, 2014, the MB…

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Bethany College at a crossroads

Monday, June 9, 2014

“The situation is quite critical; we’re not sure if we can open the doors in fall,” says Bethany College director of advancement Rick Guenther. The prairie Bible school…

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ICOMB summit 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

A 30-hour detention didn’t keep international partners from attending the annual summit of the International Community of Mennonite Brethren in Luanda, Angola, May 22–24, 2014.

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Historical Commission AGM 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

Historical Commission launches new research initiatives at AGM WINNIPEG Reflections from an archival intern, decisions on new initiatives, and a tour of one of the first Mennonite Brethren…

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Being the church

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Though Mennonite Brethren appeal to the New Testament as the model and authoritative guide regarding how to be the church today, we also look to our Confessions of Faith as a summary of our shared understanding of what the Bible teaches. Four themes emerge in our Confessions description…

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Pastoral letter from the Board of Faith and Life

Sunday, June 1, 2014

In October 2013, the Canadian MB Conference gathered in Edmonton for a Study Conference on human sexuality. These were days of teaching, dialogue, worship, prayer, reflection, telling and…

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