September Issue 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Contents of the MB Herald September issue 2014

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Local church supports cross-cultural workers

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WINNIPEG Joan and James Alty have lived and served in South Africa for six years, but they still feel attached to their Canadian home church, Crossroads Mennonite Brethren,…

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Historical Commission funds 3 initiatives

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Historical Commission of the U.S. and Canadian Mennonite Brethren Churches announces three funded initiatives for 2014–2015. The first is a PROJECT GRANT of up to $2,000 in…

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Relief through roll kuchen

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The 2014 MCC relief sale in B.C.’s southwest region netted $600,000 to fund projects for people in four countries overseas. The sale, held Sept. 12–13, 2014, in Abbotsford’s Tradex

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Put your shoes on and go

Monday, September 22, 2014

The first paid female pastor in a Canadian MB church never asked for the title. “I didn’t push for it,” says Salome Hiebert, but “if God opens a door for me, I should be willing to walk through. That’s where his promises become so evident to me.”

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Foodgrains Bank Responding to Crisis in Gaza Strip

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Canadian Foodgrains Bank is responding to the needs of people in the Gaza Strip through its member Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). “Many people in Gaza are going through…

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Anabaptist martyr fires artist’s imagination

Friday, September 19, 2014

Persecution. Not a popular word; however, it’s a reality in countries like Iraq and Sudan. Raised up in the Mennonite Brethren church tradition, artist Faye Hall knows the denomination is no stranger to persecution.

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The Steve Bell Journey: tribute to a modern-day troubadour

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Why isn’t Steve Bell famous yet? That question opens Burning Ember, Refuge 31’s documentary of the Canadian singer songwriter.

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Critical food situation in South Sudan

Thursday, September 18, 2014

50,000 South Sudanese children could die this year if assistance doesn’t come soon. That was the blunt message hammered home by the United Nations during a recent appeal for increased funding to help people affected by South Sudan’s ongoing violence.

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Mennonite World Conference heads into visa issue

Monday, September 15, 2014

Recognizing that visitors to the U.S. from the Southern Hemisphere often find it difficult to get visas, Mennonite World Conference (MWC) is taking steps to try to keep…

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Mennonite t-shirts

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Jonathan Kornelsen’s teenaged “Menno” t-shirt concept that made his father laugh out loud is taking root as a fundraiser around B.C. and in two other provinces.

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Willingdon pastor resigns

Monday, September 8, 2014

John Neufeld, lead pastor of Willingdon Church, Burnaby, B.C., has resigned, effective immediately. He served the congregation for 15 years. In his final sermon, Sept. 7, 2014, Neufeld…

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MB camps step up during B.C. school strike

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Grand Forks, B.C. In August 2014, Pines Bible Camp executive director Gene Krahn saw a growing impasse in the B.C. teachers’ strike and bounced an idea off his…

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10 steps for expressing the gospel as good news

Friday, September 5, 2014

Title: Prodigal Christianity
Authors: David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw
When I first read the title, I expected a diatribe itemizing all that is wrong with contemporary Christianity. I was wrong…

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CMU recognizes alumni with 2014 Blazer Awards

Thursday, September 4, 2014

An MB pastor-turned-TV producer who volunteers with people who have Alzheimer’s is among the four recipients of Canadian Mennonite University’s (CMU) 2014 Blazer Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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