A Theology of Hope - Part 2

posted 20 Apr 2018, 13:18 by Mennonite Church Alberta

Christian de Cherge: A Theology of Hope, by Christian Salenson (quotes from book in bold)
March 26, 2018
by Donna Entz

In [Algeria] in the 1980s and 1990s...heirs of the colonial era, the monks were now welcomed in this country as guests. They made the choice to not offer charitable help to the population, and rather than hiring workers and thus establishing a hierarchical relationship with the inhabitants of Tibhirine, the brothers preferred instead to work in a cooperative arrangement with their neighbours. As a condition for Dialogue, the position of stranger is different from that of being in the majority...The conditions for theology are not the same when one is a member of a massive institution enjoying high social visibility, as when one is in the minority in a society and dependent on its welcome. (p 16)

Cookbook Theology

posted 18 Apr 2018, 23:35 by Mennonite Church Alberta

Cookbook Theology:
Listening for the Female Ministry Voice

Was the advent of the published cookbook a natural “voice” for Mennonite women to share their faith? Lisa Cornish is currently completing a Master in Ministry degree under the supervisor is Dr Marlene Epp. Her research, “Listening for the female ministry voice: Mennonite women sharing faith through cookbooks.”, led her to approach Shirley Redekop, President of Mennonite Women Canada, for assistance. If you would like more information or to participate in Lisa's study, please download the attached questionnaire and information letter. Please feel free to email Lisa directly

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Pastor's Packet

The Janzen

posted 11 Apr 2018, 21:05 by Mennonite Church Alberta   [ updated 18 Apr 2018, 22:41 ]

The Canadian Mennonite invites you to hear the Janzen Boys at the Cardel Theatre, Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 pm.
 The Janzen Boys are bringing their down-home sound and tight harmonies from Manitoba to Calgary. Tickets are $20, from CM Board members Art Koop of Foothills, or Lois Epp from Trinity, or email Donation baskets will be available. Reception to follow. Come to enjoy the event, meet CM Board members and Publisher Tobi Thiessen, or to just to enjoy the concert!

MSCS Presents: Seussical Jr.

posted 11 Apr 2018, 08:19 by Mennonite Church Alberta   [ updated 11 Apr 2018, 19:11 ]

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Menno Simons Christian School
sed to present this year’s production of Suessical the Musical! Save the date, shows run nightly April 26, 27 and 28. Doors open at 6:30pm with curtain opening at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 each and $5 for children under 10. 
Call (403)531-0745 to reserve your tickets!
Tickets can also be purchased from Eugena Lee and Elise Feddema @ First Mennonite Calgary or 
from Mackenzie Miller or Anya Ruparell @ Foothills Mennonite

Stories from Syria

posted 6 Apr 2018, 21:58 by Mennonite Church Alberta   [ updated 18 Apr 2018, 19:50 ]

Event - Two Locations! Stories from Syria - Father Lukas Awad, Orthodox priest from Homs, Syria is visiting Alberta. He works with internally displaced Syrians in Homs, delivering food aid and support through one of MCC’s partners. He is also  a member of a reconciliation committee sowing peace between warring parties. Come and hear him speak about church life and peacebuilding in the midst of conflict.  (This event was previously featuring Ken & Laura Litwiller, who have needed to cancel their trip to Alberta for personal reasons.)

Calgary: Fri. April 27, 7:30pm MCC Office
(210, 2946 32 St NE Calgary)
Edmonton: Sun. April 29, 7 pm Westpointe Community Church 
(11305 Pinnacle Blvd, Grande Prairie

New Blood Dance this Friday

posted 6 Apr 2018, 21:57 by Mennonite Church Alberta

Event! New Blood Dance Fri, Apr 13 at 7:30pm - MCC invites you to the New Blood Dance Show at Foothills Mennonite Church. The performancetells the story of Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman and his experience in residential school, how he reclaimed his life and became chief of his people. Tickets are $14 and can be purchased at or contact:
Tickets available here. 

Grow Hope

posted 6 Apr 2018, 21:54 by Mennonite Church Alberta

Event! Grow Hope with MCC Alberta & Canadian Foodgrains Banks (CFGB): Sponsor an acre of land for $300 on Richard & Esther Goerzen's farm. They will farm the land and donate the proceeds to MCC & CFGB. Learn more at

Canadian School of Peacebuilding

posted 6 Apr 2018, 21:53 by Mennonite Church Alberta

Features from Common Word

posted 6 Apr 2018, 21:51 by Mennonite Church Alberta

A great spring/summer adult curriculum option: Every Creature Singing: Canadian EditionA free downloadable 12-session study on creation care from the Mennonite Creation Care Network. A flexible resource that can be tailored to your context. Includes many practical home and personal spiritual practices.

Two online videos of recent CMU public forums:
The TRC, Calls to Action and the Mountain before Us: Stories of Hope and Challenge with Senator Murray Sinclair

The Bible Tells Me So … Doesn’t It? with astudent panel –

Camp Valaqua News

posted 6 Apr 2018, 21:50 by Mennonite Church Alberta

Online Registration is open for Summer 2018
(403) 637-2510

Graduating from high school and looking for something to do this summer?  Camp Valaqua is seeking applications for Female Counsellors.  Candidates must have completed high school by July.  Interested?  Contact Valaqua at or head to to learn more.

Camp Valaqua is also seeking applications for Head Cook and Assistant Cook positions.  Positions are paid and room and board is provided.  Contact Valaqua at or head to to learn more.

Camp Valaqua’s Spring Work Day is coming up on May 5.  Join us as we prepare camp for summer.  Help split wood, set up tipis, and maybe even shovel snow! But hopefully not.  We’ll get started at 9am.  Lunch is provided! 

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