October MB Herald content
Just over 50 youth leaders (youth pastors, volunteer adult leaders, and student leaders) from 9 of Ontario MB churches gathered at Camp Crossroads, Torrance, Ont., Oct. 25–27 for a weekend of worshipping God, receiving biblical teaching, participating in team building & leadership exercises, and connecting with each other.
So begins Daniel McIvor’s play, Communion, a Ruby Slippers Theatre production hosted and presented by Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre, Oct. 25–Nov. 9. Communion is an exploration of the dynamics of relationships; what draws people together and what keeps them apart. In this 90-minute drama, the audience is privy to three intimate and intense conversations.
Mennonites offered an expression of reconciliation to their Aboriginal neighbours at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s sixth National Event, Sept. 18-21, in Vancouver. The commission’s mandate is to gather stories and raise awareness about the impacts of the residential school system on Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.
Angela and I have known each other since we were 13. We met at Summer Magic day camp, where we both served as junior volunteers. I recall feeling very grown-up…
present tense: a Mennonite spirituality
Author: Gordon Houser
A gentle and personal book, present tense covers eight main distinctives Gordon Houser sees as characterizing Mennonite spirituality: practice, patience, peace, politics, play, prayer, perfection, and presence. The book offers practical reflections on how these eight characteristics have been carried out by Mennonites, and how readers might observe them in their own lives.
In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus heals a woman so crippled in body she couldn’t stand up straight for 18 years. Not only does Jesus free the woman from her physical ailment, he ministers emotional and spiritual healing by chastising those who criticize her, and naming her a daughter of Abraham. “This is my story,” says singer/songwriter Cathy AJ Hardy.