COVID-19 has changed everything. It’s forced us to be more creative, adjust our ways of working, and learn new skills. To maintain its charitable status, CCMBC abides by specific operating procedures like holding an AGM no more than six months from the end of the fiscal year, which meant that in 2020 we had to find new ways of conducting business. If you are like us, just getting the hang of online meetings, You may not even know where to begin.
Facing a severe funding shortfall, Canada’s Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary is making steep cuts in order to be financially sustainable. The school, located in Langley, B.C., is cutting three staff positions out of 13, not filling two vacancies and reducing hours and salaries for other staff…
The MDS Canada Spirit of MDS Fund issued 19 new grants to churches across Canada in May and June, including three Mennonite Brethren congregations.
Clean hands and full hearts: Handwashing sparks joy while preventing COVID-19 at a Malawi food distribution
There were no known cases of COVID-19 in Malawi when Vivian Bertrand was planning how to include soap and handwashing in the next food distribution. But it didn’t take long for that to change.
Nine Mennonite Brethren congregations are among the first 21 churches that have received grants from the Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Canada Spirit of MDS Fund.
Given the negative economic effects of COVID-19, including funding uncertainties, travel restrictions and other factors; MCC has made strategic decisions regarding other programming to ensure that their core mission remains strong in challenging times and continues to benefit some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Canada’s operations may be suspended until fall due to the pandemic, but the organization still wants to be active in responding to COVID-19.
I think we are learning that somehow all of us around the world are connected. A virus that began with a single person in Wuhan, China, probably in November, has now touched virtually every country in the world, and will have infected millions before it has run its course.