Increased response to urgent needs in Philippines

As the devastation from Typhoon Haiyan continues to unfold in the Philippines, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is increasing its response to meet crucial needs for people on the eastern side of Leyte Island and working with partners to assess next steps for relief and recovery.

Nov
18

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Mother’s dream home opens

From idea to completed project in seven years: Matthew’s House, a respite care facility for children requiring complex health care, officially opened Nov. 14 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Left to right are Communitas Supportive Care society board chair Marlyce Friesen; parents of the eponymous Matthew, Doug and Andrea Froese; B.C. MLAs Simon Gibson and Darryl Plecas; and Abbotsford mayor Bruce Banman.

Nov
14

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Church planter retreat sparks national apology

Some 220 church planters and their spouses, along with 20 denominational leaders, met in Ottawa, Nov. 4–7, for C2C Network’s annual church planter retreat. With keynote addresses by Jeff Vanderstelt, Bruxy Cavey, and Alan Hirsch, and a prayer walk around Parliament Hill led by International House of Prayer, planters left the event with renewed energy and vision.

Nov
13

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BCMB hosts youth pastors’ day

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. For the first time, the B.C. conference of MB churches brought together youth pastors for a day-long retreat at Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre near Chilliwack,…

MCC responds to Typhoon Haiyan

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is responding to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, providing funding for relief, supporting the initial assessment team of an MCC partner organization, and working with partners to determine needs for longer-term recovery.

Nov
6

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Calgary mayor learns Mennonite history

It was 1926, in the Mennonite settlement of Orenburg. Jacob Bergen gathered his children and their families on a refugee exodus that led them to Canada; his daughter Katherina with her husband David Enns established their new life in Rosemary, Alta. There were many parallel stories at the time – some families were able to find refuge, some were not.

Nov
5

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College navigates challenges of current realities

For some years, post-secondary institutions have been grappling with accelerated change. Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, B.C., knows the issues well, has introduced many initiatives, and is planning a range of further measures to meet new financial and student realities.

Nov
4

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Partnerships feature in long-awaited grad ceremony

In spite of the overcast skies, the mood was celebratory in Montreal as ETEM-IBVIE held its first graduation ceremony in four years on Nov. 4. During a period of what has proven to be successful rebuilding and restructuring, 17 students completed a variety of degrees and certificates…

Life & Faith

Salome Hiebert: Ministry within community

Friday, April 20, 1990

Salome Hiebert and I meet for an interview on a Friday in mid-March, the day that a late Manitoba winter storm is blowing itself to a conclusion. It…

Telling the story to adults

Friday, March 11, 1983

About Third Story: Thirteen programs for television produced by Mennonite Brethren Communications, Winnipeg.

Church membership – option or obligation?

Friday, April 14, 1978

Leland Harder on the importance of church membership within the Mennonite Brethren Conference (see Anabaptists Four Centuries Later, pages 69-73) indicates that 27% of the people surveyed do…

What has happened to Pentecost?

Friday, May 19, 1972

PENTECOST SUNDAY is the day which commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first disciples of Jesus. It recalls the founding of the Christian Church ….

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