Journeying to the next stage

Saturday, July 1, 2017

What I’ve learned about end-of-life care I lay on the pullout chair on one side of his bed; my sister on another. We wanted to be there, but…

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Between two worlds

Saturday, July 1, 2017

I first met Phil on a sunny Tuesday afternoon in his private room up on the palliative care unit. He was a retired engineer in his late 70s….

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What’s new in aging: six 21st-century themes

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The BBC used to produce a weekly situation comedy called Waiting for God. It wasn’t about faith or theology; it was about retirement home residents awaiting the end…

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Good advice for the third ⅓

Thursday, June 29, 2017

An annotated bibliography Renowned Mennonite Brethren author Katie Funk Wiebe wrote six chapters and acted as editor of a notable compendium, Life after Fifty: A Positive Look at…

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A covering of love

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Passing Quilt at Menno Place Chaplains and spiritual care volunteers at Menno Place share vigil with those who are dying alone. They have initiated the Passing Quilt…

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Love and Joy in the Spirit

Monday, May 1, 2017

“It’s all about love.” This was the message of PK, one of the leaders of the work among the Khmu, on the final night of The Church on…

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An invitation to kindness and generosity

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Pov.ology: a resource for churches “To be called to be evangelists is not just to be proclaimers or talkers – it’s to be people who carry the reality…

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Why should we pay attention to the Reformation anniversary?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting 95 theses on the doors of the churches in the city of Wittenberg, Germany, including the All Saints Church.

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Spreading hope with Southridge Jam Company

Friday, February 24, 2017

For its 12-year history, Southridge Shelter at Southridge Community Church (St. Catharines, Ont.) has helped people get themselves out of a jam; now the ministry is also getting…

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The Holy Spirit living in us

Sunday, January 1, 2017

  When you hear the words, Holy Spirit, what’s your first thought or emotion? Are you filled with excitement and hope? Do you have a sense of fear…

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Telling the story of Jesus

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Have you ever witnessed an amazing athletic feat? Were you there when a celebrity came to town? There is something exciting about “being there when it happened,” isn’t there?

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From Front Porches to the Ends of the Earth

Friday, December 30, 2016

“Between 85 and 90 percent of Christians don’t know their neighbours’ names,” says Anna Marie Geddert, community ministries pastor at Jubilee Mennonite Church, a joint MB/Mennonite Church congregation…

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The Light of the world

Thursday, December 1, 2016

This article was first published Dec. 5, 2003 Christmas is a season of lights. They glimmer in candles, glow on trees, are strung into twinkling shapes. These lights,…

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Rich in good deeds

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Churches are known for generously donating funds to mission projects, but some share an even more precious resource – their volunteers – with another church, camp or school, building God’s Kingdom together through good deeds.

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Freely, we have received

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

As a young surveyor, John Stoughton Dennis witnessed the first arrival of Mennonites from Russia to Manitoba in the summer of 1874. Dennis was intrigued with this group…

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