The grave marker for early MB leader Jacob D. Reimer and his wife Wilhelmine, brought to Steinbach, Man., from Ukraine by Reimer family members, was unveiled in a permanent location in the Mennonite Heritage Village. Some 120 people – of whom 70 were descendants – attended an afternoon ceremony July 25.
To mark Mennonite Central Committee’s 90th anniversary, some 130 people gathered June 13–14 at a “Table of Sharing” conference. Presenters showed how MCC has shaped Mennonite identity as it fostered cooperation among Anabaptist groups. They described how MCC has been at the forefront of work against racism and sexism, even as it has at times also embodied inequalities.
Battling rain, sun, the Rocky Mountains, and three relay teams, North Kildonan MB member Arvid Loewen raced his bike from B.C. to Winnipeg, July 17–21, to raise money for the Mully Children’s Family Charitable Foundation.
It was a wet summer for many Canadians, and Yorkton, Sask., got it worse than most. On July 1, heavy rain overwhelmed the sewer system in the town of 15,000, resulting in some 70 percent of homes taking in water. Yorkton’s mayor declared a state of emergency; Alice Peters, a member of Parkland Community Church, organized a chili supper.
When they retire, some seniors take up travelling; others pick up golf. But since September 2008, seniors from Portage Avenue Church (PAC) have been picking up a dozen 9−16-year-old inner-city children every other Thursday night for supper.
Text Examined: 1 John 3:1-2 – “While I waited at an X-ray clinic, a man in a business suit shattered the peace and quiet with a loud cellphone call. I grew incensed and planned to crush Mr. Business Suit with a glare of contempt. But I was called in for my X-ray and didn’t get the chance.”
Explosion causes death and injury in Sange, DR Congo; “Sound off for Poverty” challenge; Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup clears litter; Saanich Community Church raises money for Women’s Transition House; New HIV/AIDS studies provide new recommendations; EFC releases new introductory guide; MCC approves budget for Haiti projects; Companies calling for “conscientious capitalism;” Save the Mothers campaign; Homelessness in Canada; Canadian government drops census long form; New “Fish for the Hungry” campaign