Westwood Mennonite Brethren Church in Prince George, B.C., celebrated “50 Years of Sharing Jesus” May 21–23. Former attendees came from across B.C. and beyond to reconnect with old friends and to make new friends with people in the current Westwood family. The activities included tours of the most recent addition to the church, a quiz covering 50 years of Prince George history and, of course, coffee and desserts.
The Naked Anabaptist: The Bare Essentials of a Radical FaithAuthor: Stuart MurrayWhat is Anabaptism really all about? What does it mean to be Anabaptist today? What can Anabaptist thought and practice contribute to the wider church? These are the kinds of questions behind The Naked Anabaptist, Stuart Murray’s account of Anabaptism “stripped down to its bare essentials.”
“A modern miracle” some call Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), because it was formed in 1999 when Concord College (an MB school) merged with Canadian Mennonite Bible College (a school attended largely by GC Mennonites) and Menno Simons College. As such, CMU was a suitable host for an event celebrating the history and exploring the interactions of Mennonite Brethren (MB) and General Conference (GC) Mennonites, both of which formally organized in 1860.
The Voice of a WriterEditors: Doug Heidebrecht and Valerie G. RempelThe lighting around Katie Funk Wiebe’s face on the book’s cover creates a halo effect. It may be as close to visible beatification any Mennonite will get, but seems delightfully appropriate. In honouring one of our leading women, The Voice of a Writer not only blesses her, it recommends to us her way of being and thinking.
Does your faith have anything to say to your investment decisions? Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) recently embarked on an informational campaign about the practices of Canadian mining companies which may appear in your investment portfolio.
The Kutuzovka Church is a small fellowship made up mostly of Ukrainians from Molochansk and Tokmak; friendly people who are accustomed to the visits of nostalgic Canadian Mennonites who talk about a relative who lived here, owned a mill there, who spoke German and planted trees. Imagine their surprise at seeing Moriki Hatakenaka, a Japanese man, stand in front of the church saying he was Mennonite.