The eyes of Michael and Angelica Touchton welled up in humble appreciation as assessors specifically affirmed both of them in their call to lead the Living Room, a Mennonite Brethren church in…
The Quebec MB conference is going through a difficult time with the loss of Éric Wingender, visionary leader of École de Théologie Évangélique de Montréal (ETEM). In addition to his contributions as a theologian, leader, family man, and friend, Éric was also the face of ETEM to the rest of Canada.
To the surprise of many, most of Quebec turned orange during the last federal election. Whatever the significance of this sudden political shift, it pales in comparison with the profound cultural transformation the province has undergone during the last decades.
Some 375 MBs from 10 churches across Quebec gathered for their annual fall rally in Sainte-Thérèse, Que., Sept. 12. The one-day event was sponsored by the Quebec MB conference (AEFMQ – Association des Églises des frères mennonites du Québec), and featured keynote speaker Jean Raymond Théorêt.
“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.”