The annual MCC British Columbia Festival for World Relief Sept. 15–16, 2017, at the Abbotsford TRADEX raised more than $1M to support Mennonite Central Committee’s relief, development, and peace work locally and around the world.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) B.C. annual relief sale at the Abbotsford Tradex Sept. 18–19, 2015, raised more than $685,000 to support uprooted and vulnerable people in countries like Syria, Iraq and Ukraine. Funds come from the combined totals of sale items, food concessions, auction, donations and cyclathon.
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.
On June 21 and 22, B.C.’s Mennonite Central Committee celebrated 40 years of thrift stores in British Columbia – then topped it off with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new centre to allow growth of all of its departments. The event coincided with the MCC B.C. annual general meeting held at Abbotsford’s Central Heights Church.
Mennonite Central Committee thrift shops, material resource centre, and offices are to rise on a new 8.5-acre campus in B.C.’s central Fraser Valley. The project proposal won overwhelming approval at a special meeting of B.C. MCC members Dec. 15.
It’s not every day Science class inspires a concert, but that’s exactly what Ron Peters’ Grade 8s at Mennonite Educational Institute Middle School, Abbotsford, B.C., did to raise money for Mennonite Central Committee’s Pakistan flooding relief.