Raising daughters of the King Raising a daughter is not for the faint-hearted. Parents battle a world that does everything possible to open innocent eyes and awaken inappropriate desires far…
Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, B.C., celebrated the 2012 commencement ceremony Apr. 21 at Northview Community (MB) Church, Abbotsford, B.C., awarding 54 certificates, 45 diplomas, and 50 bachelor degrees. Joanne Pepper, dean, Canadian Pentecostal Seminary, delivered the commencement address, A Missional Life.
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Mennonite Central Committee’s four-year, $2.5-million review process is over, and the single most significant outcome is a power shift from MCC’s Akron, Pennsylvania office to its Winnipeg office. MCC binational, the arm of MCC that administered international programming out of Akron, was dissolved Mar. 30, and its work handed to MCC U.S. (also in Akron) and MCC Canada, which had long wanted a role in overseas programs.
Raising a Modern-Day Princess Authors: Pam Farrel and Doreen HannaAt first glance, Raising a Modern Day Princess seems to be a Christian version of Toddlers and Tiaras, deceptively encouraging Christian parents to centre their lives on their children, namely their daughters.
On the weekend of Apr. 20–Apr. 22, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, formally recognized the accomplishments of its students during its 2012 graduation exercises. Bachelor degrees were awarded to 78, program certificates to 2, and masters to 6, including MB students Gladiola Kehler, Nathan Koslowsky, Carolee Neufeld, and Edgar French.
A Surrey, B.C., Mennonite Brethren church has closed its second campus and reduced its staff. Gracepoint, in South Surrey, had been operating a second site at the Bell Theatre for a more than a decade, but ultimately found the costs (more than $100,000 per year) to be prohibitive.
Twenty-two years ago, I was born to two wonderful people, Eugene and Melina Cook. I am the middle child of their three girls. Dad was a traditional aboriginal man; he knew how to hunt, fish, prepare hides, was fluent in our native language. Mom, a lovely and compassionate person, is also fluent in Cree.
This month, the Canadian government’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission will hold a national listening event in Saskatoon from June 21–24.
To find out more about how to engage with the issues, see MCC Saskatchewan, the Peacebuilding on the Prairies blog, Mythperceptions (a project of MCC’s Indigenous Work Program), and the EFC’s Aboriginal Ministires Council…