Living out welcome

Friday, October 20, 2017

“I didn’t want to be alone…. I wanted to live with people,” says Abdul.* Two years ago, Abdul fled his home country and sought refuge in Canada. He…

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Warriors on the bus

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Seniors are known to be fond of bus tours. Church-going folk also know seniors to be strong prayer warriors. The Ontario MB conference combined those interests with God…

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Annual Festival for World Relief raises $1M

Friday, October 13, 2017

The annual MCC British Columbia Festival for World Relief Sept. 15–16, 2017, at the Abbotsford TRADEX raised more than $1M to support Mennonite Central Committee’s relief, development, and peace work locally and around the world.

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Shalom-pursuing alumni teach and inspire

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Gifted teachers do not simply educate; they inspire their students to apply their lessons, says Ken Esau. The long-time Bible professor at Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, B.C., was…

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Hurricane Irma spares Haiti, but island nation still impacted

Friday, October 6, 2017

What happens when a country is hit by one vicious disaster after the other? Hurricane Irma—the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean—didn’t end up hitting…

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Historical Commission research and writing grants 2017–2018

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Historical Commission of the U.S. and Canadian Mennonite Brethren Churches announces FIVE research and writing grants for 2017–2018. Click on the highlighted URLs below for details.  …

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A disciple-sending church

Sunday, October 1, 2017

I remember the day well: on Valentine’s Day 2009, our family of four moved to Squamish, B.C., with the call to plant a church in this beautiful town….

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Immerse

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

“The church needs Christ-like leaders with godly character, skillful competence and convictional knowledge,” says Northview Community Church pastor Kyle Meeker. Toward this goal, in September, this B.C. MB…

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A Cry for Home: A window on MCC’s work in Palestine and Israel

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Everyone needs a home — where families are safe and secure, where their basic needs are met, where they can come and go freely, and where they can imagine…

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Migrant Trail walkers imitate Jesus

Friday, September 15, 2017

“Our Anabaptist history is intrinsically tied to migration, and so is our Christian story,” says Saulo Padilla, immigration education coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. “We must…

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MCC responds to severe flooding in South Asia

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MCC is responding with emergency relief assistance in the wake of severe flooding and landslides across parts of Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Two weeks of incessant monsoon rains…

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Two students launch worldwide media ministry

Friday, September 1, 2017

This is the story of a ministry that in some ways never moved far from its roots. Square One World Media stands atop a media ministry that has…

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Anabaptists respond to violence and displacement in DR Congo

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A collaborative Anabaptist response will soon reach some of the 1.4 million people displaced by armed conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo…

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This is Amazing Grace

Friday, August 18, 2017

“I’ve been doing youth ministry for 10 years. Nothing could have prepared me for that day,” says Mike Olynyk of Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, when South Abbotsford Church (SAC) learned two girls from their youth group had been stabbed at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School.

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Pursuit School of Evangelism

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Who is raising a generation of ministers, disciplers and leaders? “From this question, we began to dream,” says Michelle Collins. She and her husband Phil, pastor of Willow…

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