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,
Quebec Conference of MB Churches
AEFMQ, Association des Églises des frères mennonites du Québec, http://aefmq.org/en/
The Province of Quebec’s proposed charter of values is generating charged debate about the place of religion in a secular society. If the charter is adopted, it will prohibit Quebec’s public sector employees from wearing conspicuously visible religious clothing, headgear and symbols.
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).
With a warm welcome, joyous reunions, godly conversations, and exhortations to continue working to advance the church, the Quebec MB conference (AEFMQ) marked 50 years June 10–12.
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.
“It gives me a lot of joy to do this,” says Manon Desjardins, a volunteer in the MCC Quebec material resource centre in suburban Montreal, as she knots quilts. “Maybe someday I will work in an orphanage, but for now I’m touching a little part of my dream.”
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.