The Canadian Conference of MB Churches (CCMBC), together with the Quebec MB conference (L’Association des Églises des frères mennonites du Québec – AEFMQ), is deeply saddened to announce the sudden death of Éric Wingender, 54, vice-president and professor of theology at ETEM (École de Théologie Évangélique de Montréal). Éric succumbed to a massive heart attack on Oct. 5.
The involvement of several partners has pulled École de Théologie Évangélique de Montréal from the brink of closure. ETEM is in process of merging with partner school IBVIE (Institut Biblique V.I.E., a Christian and Missionary Alliance Bible college) and is drafting an agreement with Université Laval for accreditation. They will also receive funds from the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (CCMBC).
The Quebec conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (AEFMQ) celebrates their 50th anniversary this year. A weekend of remembrance and worship will take place June 10-12 (for more details, see www.aefmq.org), but first, the conference met in April for their annual convention.
This is a story about children, but it is not a children’s story. It is a story about the horrors that we, as a society, too often visit upon the most vulnerable.
The Quebec MB conference, Association des Églises des Frères Mennonites du Québec, met for their annual convention April 4 at Église Saint-Jérôme in Montreal. Close to 50 delegates, ministry workers, and special guests assembled to worship together and hear reports on conference ministries. Following a word of welcome and a time of worship, Daniel Genest, pastor of the host church, gave a meditation on Hebrews 11:35–40.
The Alberta conference held three Regional Council of Church Leaders meetings January 19-21, in Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge. Ewald Unruh, director of the national conference’s Regenerate 21-01, participated in the evenings of information, connection, conversation, and prayer.
“My hope is that the women in distress will find a refuge, a home on their journey – where employees and volunteers reflect the glory of God, in wisdom, love, and peace,” says Sylvie Plante, director of Maison de Sophia (Sophia House), a project affiliated with the Canadian conference’s Horizon Quebec initiative.