Seminary honours servant leader for evangelistic work “The honour is huge and too heavy for a small man,” said David Manuel, an East Indian minister working with South Abbotsford (B.C.)…
The 90th convention of the Canadian Conference of MB Churches As MBs from around the world gathered in Metro Vancouver to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Mennonite Brethren church,…
While Vancouver is known as the world-class city that hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, North American Mennonite Brethren will remember this city as the backdrop for another once-in-a-lifetime event: Celebration 2010, a weeklong occasion July 12–18 celebrating the 150th anniversary of the MB church.
Renewing Identity and Mission: a consultation on MB history, theology and calling “After 150 years, you’d think we’d know who we are,” one participant noted at the Renewing Identity and…
Every summer, my wife and I mark a variety of milestones. We commemorate good times and bad with friends and family: weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, the day my father-in-law passed away. By the end of August, we have prayed many blessings, eaten too much cake, blown out lots of candles, and expanded our photo album.
A Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) worker in Afghanistan, Glen D. Lapp of Lancaster, Pa., was killed in early August in a shooting incident in Afghanistan’s northeastern Badakhshan province. While others have died in MCC service from natural causes or accidents, Lapp was the second MCC worker known to have been targeted and killed.
The idea of community gardening has exploded across Canada. Raised beds, large plots, and, in a few places, entire fields are devoted to the cause. Gardens are bursting with corn, tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, onions, leeks, cucumbers, zucchini, potatoes, and more. But to certain MB churches in Ontario, Manitoba, and B.C., gardens are about more than vegetables – they are ministry.
The Mennonite Brethren Church Around the World: Celebrating 150 YearsEditor: Abe DueckThe Mennonite Brethren Church Around the World: Celebrating 150 Years takes its readers on a global pilgrimage visiting 18 countries on five continents. Historically, pilgrims embarked on their sometimes arduous journeys in quest of insight and inspiration, and the sponsors of this commemorative volume hope it will accomplish precisely that.
This past summer, Canadian and U.S. Mennonite Brethren gathered in B.C. to celebrate the 150th birthday of the MB church. Canadian MBs also celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Canadian conference. It was a rich week in which MBs looked to the past, took stock of the present, and moved towards the future.