House Blend sells house

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

“It’s never been just about the house,” says Rachel Twigg Boyce, founder and executive director of House Blend Ministries. Seeking sustainability for another 10 years of fostering compassionate community, ever-evolving ministry is selling the ministry house on its 10th anniversary.

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Commission meets and awards Katie Funk Wiebe research grant

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Rachel Twigg Boyce is the 2015 recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s Katie Funk Wiebe research grant. At the AGM held in Fresno, Cal., (June 12–13, 2015), the Commission awarded the grant to Twigg Boyce, currently pastor of House Blend Ministries, an intentional Christian community in Winnipeg that is now seven years old.

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Stories invite risk

Monday, March 31, 2014

Strangers at My Door: A True Story of Finding Jesus in Unexpected Guests
Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Yes, stories are one of the book’s strengths, but to describe it as simply a collection of stories is to miss the point.

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Home: headache, heartbreak or hope?

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The first time my husband and I painted our bedroom, the experience was something of a coup for me. We had just gotten married and decided it was…

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When one song doesn’t fit all

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

MB churches are finding creative ways to worship. Drawing from the lectionary, Anabaptist theology, and grandma’s kitchen, they encourage questions, break bread and boundaries, embrace silence, and inspire engagement.

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Getting past the artificial divide

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Awakening of Hope: Why We Practice a Common Faith
Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
“This book is for people who have a hunch…that God is stirring a new movement in our world today,” writes Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove…

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Experience Winnipeg prayer map

Saturday, September 1, 2012

On the first full day of Gathering, 6 bus groups toured some of Winnipeg’s neediest neighbourhoods, guided by local pastors Mary Anne Isaak, Marvin Dyck, Russ Toews, Fred…

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Prayer paves path for urban pilgrims

Friday, April 1, 2011

A new ministry in downtown Winnipeg is unfolding at an exciting pace. Rachel Twigg-Boyce, House Blend’s pastor and leader, is convinced that progress would be much slower but for the prayer – prayer that started four years ago among those with a vision for reaching the inner city with Christ’s love.

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Ministry hosts radical prayer gathering

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals “makes it easier for us to truly live into what it means to be a priesthood of believers,” says Rachel Twigg-Boyce of HouseBlend ministries.

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Manitoba convention 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

After last year’s intense business sessions, the MB Church of Manitoba (MBCM) gave Assembly 2010 delegates a chance to attend equipping workshops and ask God to speak to them about the future. The province’s annual convention, held March 5–6 at Portage Avenue Church in Winnipeg, drew in some 230 delegates, and focused heavily on church planting and compassion ministries.

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Home is more than a roof and four walls

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Steven Bouma-Prediger and Brian J. Walsh
Home is more than a roof with four walls
People who pick up Beyond Homelessness expecting to learn what it means to live on the street may be surprised that the book has as much to say about their own life as it does about the lives of street people…

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