Tribute: Katie Funk Wiebe

Monday, October 24, 2016

In Wichita, Kan., Oct. 23, 2016, Katie Funk Wiebe passed on at the age of 92, leaving a legacy of faith, story-telling and an invitation to live by choice, not by default.

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Dream cake and star shine

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

All Blaine Lake children looked forward to Christmas with great anticipation, just as children did in faraway Russia. Granted, it took very little at any time to overwhelm…

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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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Historical Commission funds 3 initiatives

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Historical Commission of the U.S. and Canadian Mennonite Brethren Churches announces three funded initiatives for 2014–2015. The first is a PROJECT GRANT of up to $2,000 in…

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Award-winning MB writers

Friday, August 1, 2014

Dora Dueck, member of Jubilee Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, won The Malahat Review’s 2014 novella prize. Chosen from 221 submissions, Dueck’s story “The Mask” was awarded $1,500 and publication…

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Grant applications open

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Historical Commission of the U.S. and Canadian Mennonite Brethren Churches again offer two funded initiatives in 2014.

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My coming out as a geezer-ess

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

It happened such a long time ago, I can’t remember the details clearly any more. Shortly before retiring from college teaching, I got my first “geezer” messages. I…

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Historical Commission grants funds for research

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Historical Commission of the U.S. and Canadian Mennonite Brethren churches is pleased to announce two competitive awards made possible by the Katie Funk Wiebe fund: one research…

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Big heart beats in small church

Sunday, April 1, 2012

My first encounter with Blaine Lake (Sask.) Gospel Chapel as a first-year college student left a distinct impression of a place with a big heart. Bethany College’s drama team was partnering with the small congregation a 25-minute drive from Hepburn to put on a Valentine’s potluck dinner theatre for the community.

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Menno Mirth

Thursday, July 1, 2010

What is the smallest book in a Mennonite college library?

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Festschrift honours Katie Funk Wiebe

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

On Apr. 24, the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission, Tabor College, and the Center for MB Studies (CMBS) in Hillsboro, Kan., sponsored a launch for a book celebrating a Mennonite writer with 2,000-plus published articles and books to her name: The Voice of a Writer: Honoring the Life of Katie Funk Wiebe.

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Stories are family glue

Monday, February 1, 2010

How to Write Your Personal or Family History
Author: Katie Funk Wiebe
“Stories are the glue that holds families together,” writes Katie. “They join the past to the future and give children roots by building strong memories.”

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Honest testimony of eight decades

Sunday, November 1, 2009

You Never Gave Me a Name: One Mennonite Woman’s StoryAuthor: Katie Funk WiebeYou Never Gave Me a Name: One Mennonite Woman’s Story is Katie Funk Wiebe’s memoir of growth and change over eight decades. It describes the evolution of a theologian, a woman, and a denomination.

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Beginning a marriage, beginning a dream

Saturday, August 1, 2009

When Katie Funk Wiebe stepped off the train to attend Mennonite Brethren Bible College in 1945, it was but the next step in a journey of discovery begun with her childhood in Blaine Lake, Sask. Many more steps would follow, through marriage, being widowed, raising four children alone, and her work as professor and well-known writer and speaker.

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Faith is a journey, not just a beginning

Friday, September 22, 2006

Faith stories often stop at conversion instead of going on to describe how faith matured throughout life.

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