The concept of a Christian labour union goes to the heart of all sorts of stereotypes. Mention “union” and Mennonite in the same sentence, and you could find yourself in uncharted waters. Nowadays, it’s definitely less popular than talking about sex.
Music Title:>/b> Kernlieder
Musician: Sister Dorothy
With help from her grandmother, eclectic performer Sister Dorothy (of the Mennonite, not Catholic variety) sings 17 songs from Gesangbuch, a German hymnal published in 1952 with works by Martin Luther, Beethoven, and Zinzendorf.
Whether it’s making sure a senior’s square dance event is planned properly, or mowing lawns for strangers, members of Montreal’s Westside Gathering MB church are out there working for the Man.
With Saskatoon predicted to double in size by 2020 due to the development of oil fields and mines, small towns like Blaine Lake 80 km away are heading for a change. “With the boom, the atmosphere is different,” says Gerry Epp, who’s pastored Blaine Lake’s Gospel Chapel for the last 24 years. He and his wife Eleanor have been a constant presence in the town of mostly Russian and Ukrainian nationality.