Conference unity, our MB identity, and seminary education were several critical issues the executive board of the Canadian MB conference addressed at their April 17-18 meetings in Winnipeg.
Helga Dueck had no idea, when she started out for Mennonite World Conference assembly in Winnipeg in 1990, how much her life was about to change. She travelled from Filadelfia, Paraguay, eager to meet new people, reunite with old friends, and attend a special session for people with disabilities.
The Quebec MB conference, Association des Églises des Frères Mennonites du Québec, met for their annual convention April 4 at Église Saint-Jérôme in Montreal. Close to 50 delegates, ministry workers, and special guests assembled to worship together and hear reports on conference ministries. Following a word of welcome and a time of worship, Daniel Genest, pastor of the host church, gave a meditation on Hebrews 11:35–40.
This month’s theme – Confessing Jesus – tips its hat toward the study conference on the same theme planned for this October. Thomas Yoder Neufeld, who will be the main speaker, writes of Jesus whom we proclaim as the Christ – both man and God – and Timothy Geddert provides a helpful piece on atonement, a subject that has recently become controversial and (perhaps unnecessarily) infused with fear.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank donations; Mennonite Your Way directory available; Mennonite Publishing Network, 2009; Reversal of Alzheimer effects; MDS responds to public health emergency; Erland Waltner of MWC passes away; Chinese Christian leaders call for forgiveness; Ten Thousand Villages launches personal care products; Pastor Abdi Welli Ahmed landed in trouble
When there’s a need in the neighbourhood, who do you call? In Grand Forks, B.C., the answer is Karren Donald of Gospel Chapel. On full-time staff at the church, Donald’s title is community care coordinator – and the community has noticed.