Where does God live?

Monday, February 29, 2016

The important places: I used to picture them somewhere far off, like a dream. There, nameless faces are wrapped up in a flurry of activity not unlike my…

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The addition and subtraction of Lent

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The addition and subtraction of Lent Seasons of seeking God, and elevated intentionality in spiritual practices like Lent or Advent are useful. “Grace removes earning; it does not…

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Emergency food brings hope to families

Saturday, February 27, 2016

When Mira and her family fled from their home in Syria, she decided to quickly pack a lone piece of jewellery in her bag. She had no idea…

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Board of Faith and Life report

Friday, February 26, 2016

Board of Faith and Life report The Board of Faith and Life met this January for three days of meetings. The majority of our time was devoted to…

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Executive Board meetings report

Friday, February 26, 2016

Executive Board Meetings Report The Executive Board of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches hosted the provincial representatives in Abbotsford, B.C., Jan. 28, 2016. This annual gathering…

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Statement on study conference from the boards

Friday, February 26, 2016

At the January 2016 meetings of the Board of Faith and Life (Jan. 24–26, 2016) and Executive Board (Jan. 26–28, 2016) of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren…

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Listening things into being

Thursday, February 25, 2016

For the past three decades, Roy Salmond has recorded musicians and poets, the past 16 of them at his Whitewater Productions studio in Surrey, B.C. A producer, percussionist, guitarist, keyboardist, pianist and singer, Salmond received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 37th annual Covenant Awards in Nov. 5, 2015.

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The handiwork of God

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

There is a man who played electric guitar for years in our Sunday services. During the other days of the week, he can be heard reliving classic rock…

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CMBS announces summer archival intern

Monday, February 22, 2016

Andrew Brown is the recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s summer archival internship for 2016.

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“I feel it’s my country now”

Friday, February 19, 2016
Syrian refugees - MCC

The greeting you get when visiting Yhya Al Kurdi’s apartment is full of excitement. Before you actually reach the door, Al Kurdi has opened it and stands at the end of the long corridor, waiting as you walk the rest of the way. Though he doesn’t know much English yet, he’ll give an enthusiastic, “hello, hello, hello!” as he ushers you inside. It’s been a long time since he had a safe home to invite anyone into.

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Hugo Friesen and Ted Regehr receive MHSC Awards of Excellence

Friday, February 12, 2016

  Holding their annual general meeting at the new Mennonite Heritage Museum in Abbotsford, B.C., gave the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada (MHSC) the opportunity to see this…

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MCC provides blankets and warm clothing in Nepal

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Families hit by earthquake still in temporary shelter BHASBHASE, Nepal On April 25, 2015, when an earthquake rocked his village in Nepal, Sudarshan Chepang and his family huddled…

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Love that hurts, love that heals

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Title: Common Grace
Playwright: Shauna Johannesen
Director: Ron Reed
A Pacific Theatre production
When a family is reunited to mourn the loss of their husband and father, they are forced to confront the conflicts that have kept them apart. The tensions of dealing with grief and scandal in a close-knit family and Christian community erupt in the most common of places: the family kitchen.

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