At the beginning of the annual convention of the Quebec Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (AEFMQ), Apr. 17–18, 2015, moderator Bruno Synnott addressed delegates as “partners in mission.” Why? “Rather than saying ‘church members,’ I call you ‘partners in mission,” he said,
On July 28, a balcony collapsed at Camp Péniel in Wentworth-Nord, Que., resulting in minor injuries, including several sprains and one broken ankle, to 20 of the 58 people taking shelter on it at the time. A Montreal church was conducting an afternoon baptism at the camp when rain began, leading attendees to crowd onto the covered balcony of the lodge building.
In the opening meditation of the Quebec conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (AEFMQ) convention, Apr. 13, host pastor David Manafo (Westside Gathering) said Christ-followers have the identity of children of love and children of light (Ephesians 5:1–2, 8).
Tucked into the forest, near a lake an hour’s drive from Montreal, lies Camp Peniel, a retreat centre and camp founded by the Mennonite Brethren church in Quebec (AEFMQ) in 1974. In February, Camp Peniel appointed a new board and engaged a young couple, Jason and Esther Levesque as full-time, live-in directors.
“I forget my troubles when I’m here – I can simply see God,” said Nathan Giroux, 14. “In our world you can rarely see God face to face but in nature you can do that.”