In spring 1978, Harold Jantz, then editor of the Mennonite Brethren Herald, received an unexpected visitor.
Westwood Mennonite Brethren Church in Prince George, B.C., celebrated “50 Years of Sharing Jesus” May 21–23. Former attendees came from across B.C. and beyond to reconnect with old friends and to make new friends with people in the current Westwood family. The activities included tours of the most recent addition to the church, a quiz covering 50 years of Prince George history and, of course, coffee and desserts.
More than 7,000 people attended the golden jubilee celebration of the governing council for the MB church in India, November 7–8, making it the best-attended gathering in the history of the Indian MB conference
Fifty years in the same branch of work is something to celebrate, and a long career in church ministry is especially notable. For Portage Avenue Church, Winnipeg, the Apr. 13 service was a chance to acknowledge the commitment of one of its long-time leaders.