MCEC PRAYERS FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2023
Andy Brubacher Kaethler will be installed at Ottawa Mennonite Church on November 19, 2023 as pastor. Pray for Andy and the congregation as they begin their ministry together. To share your words of encouragement and support with Andy, you can reach him at email@example.com.
As we lament the ongoing hostility between Israelis and Palestinians, let us continue to pray for those working for a future that ends the deep and longstanding injustices that lie at the root of the crisis.
MCEC ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2023
MCEC Seeks an Office Administrator and Accountant. Are you a person with high attention to detail, strong administrative skills and two years accounting experience? Join the MCEC staff team. You will have experience in improving processes and finding efficiencies. The Office Administrator and Accountant provides administrative and accounting support to MCEC. This is a full-time, permanent, hybrid position. More information at mcec.ca.
ONLINE PUBLICATIONS FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2023
AMBS News current edition
MCEC Job Posting Office Administrator and Accountant
MEDA The Marketplace November/December issue
Mennonite Central Committee [MCC] bulletin announcements for November 19, 2023
Mennonite Disaster Service On the Level November 15, 2023 edition
PiE [Pastors in Exile] UPCOMING EVENTS FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Pastors in Exile (PiE) is excited to gear up for fall programming for young adults in Waterloo Region. For more information about events see: https://pastorsinexile.org/fall-programs-2023/
*accessibility notes: wheelchair accessible building, single user all gender washrooms available
*transportation notes: close to the Allen St. Ion stop and the Spur Line Trail. Free parking is available at the church.
CLIMATE EMERGENCY VIGILS
Faith Climate Justice Waterloo Region and climate justice partners Divest Waterloo, the Working Centre, and 50by30WR have planned a series of 16 vigils to be held every Friday at Waterloo Public Square from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., beginning September 1 and continuing to December 15. These vigils are a local response to the global climate emergency: they seek to provide for people space and time to contemplate and reflect on the climate struggles facing our world. We have also attached an information letter prepared for Christians Together Waterloo Region by the Climate Emergency Vigil organizers Barbara Schumacher, Isaiah Ritzmann, Kai Reimer-Watts, Laura Hamilton, Becky Voll, and Henriëtte Thompson. You can contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org Attachments: Climate Emergency Vigils Information Letter for CTWR
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES
Do you miss shopping Ten Thousand Villages, especially at Christmas? You’re in luck! We will be selling at Steinmann Mennonite Church’s ‘Makers Market’ on Saturday, Nov. 18th, 9am – 2pm. … fair trade, local crafts and art, and even an early lunch.
(Of course you can always drive to the Port Colborne or the Coburg stores).
BEFORE TOMORROW (INDIGENOUS FILM SERIES)
The Wilmot Ecumenical Working Group on Indigenous/Settler Relationships is pleased to announce that we are hosting another film series. This year, the films will showcase Indigenous women filmmakers, with stories that bring forward the unique experiences of women and others in Indigenous communities across Canada. The first film in the series, Before Tomorrow, will be shown at Zion United Church, 215 Peel St., New Hamburg on Tuesday, November 28th at 7:00 p.m. This award winning film shows life in Nunavik in 1840 and tells the story of a grandmother and her grandson on an important mission for the survival of their Inuit community.
There is no charge for the film screening and registration is not necessary.
SILVER LAKE MENNONITE CAMP
Fall Work Weekend (Oct 27-29) – Spend Saturday helping to get camp ready for the winter season! This family-friendly weekend is FREE to attend, and food is provided.
SLMC Staff Alumni Retreat (Nov. 17-19) – Come to camp to reunite with friends and former staff! To register for Work Weekend or Staff Alumni Retreat, visit slmc.ca/retreats.
ADVENT EMBODIED PRAYER GROUPS
Sunday evenings (Virtual), Monday Mornings (In Person). Join Tamara Shantz, local spiritual director, for 4 weeks of exploring prayer beyond words. In this season of waiting and longing, we will spend an hour each week praying through movement and group sharing. Sunday group begins Nov.26, Monday on Nov.27. The in person group will meet at W-K United Mennonite Church. Go to www.tamarashantz.com for more details or email email@example.com to register.
WORLD RELIGIONS CONFERENCE 2023
Healing a Polarized World Sunday November 26, 2023 at Wilfrid Laurier University Click here for details and registration.
THE CANADIAN MENNONITE MAGAZINE
Canadian Mennonite presents, “Answering the Call: Three Young Pastors Reflect on Ministry,” an online discussion on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m. CT / 8:00 p.m. ET. Guests Curtis Wiens, Kennedy Froese and Elshaday Baraki will discuss their call to ministry and what they enjoy about being leaders in the church. Register today at: www.canadianmennonite.org/events
All are welcome to join St. Matthews’ Sanctuary Choir on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm. Click here for poster.
Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp’s Annual General Meeting is on Tuesday, November 21 from 6;30-8:30pm at Tavistock Mennonite Church. All are welcome to join us, either in person or virtually, for a short business meeting, hear stories of impact from Mano Watsa and Watsa Basketball Camp coaches and look ahead to 2024. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-625-8602.
ROCKWAY MENNONITE COLLEGIATE
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Rockway Mennonite Collegiate will host its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 7:30 pm on Zoom. To attend, email AGM@rockway.ca to receive the private Zoom link.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT Mark your calendars and join students of Rockway Mennonite Collegiate on Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30 pm for their annual Christmas Concert. NEW location: First United Church, Waterloo.
Handel’s Messiah: Spiritus Ensemble performs Handel’s masterpiece Messiah on Sunday December 3 at 3:00 p.m. at The Church of St. John the Evangelist, 23 Water St. N., Kitchener. With soloists Rebecca McKay, Jennifer Enns Modolo, Nicholas Nicolaidis, and Rich Hrytzak; Kenneth Hull conducting. Tickets are available through the Spiritus website (spiritusensemble.com) and Eventbrite. Click here for poster.
Sunday, December 10, 2023, 3pm. Menno Singers and Mennonite Mass Choir present Handel’s Messiah with artistic director Brandon Leis, a 230 voice choir, soloists Bethany Hörst (soprano), Jennifer Enns Modolo (mezzo soprano), Owen McCausland (tenor) and Nathan Keoughan (baritone) along with orchestra members of the former KW Symphony. Tickets are on sale now at the Centre in the Square Box Office. www.centreinthesquare.com
THE MENNONITE STORY
The Mennonite Story has spent the last couple of years working out a feasible plan that would see the vision of sharing our story with the broader community continue. Thanks to the Schlegel Group, we are now sharing space with the Wagon Tours in the log house at the Farmer’s Market. While the museum is smaller than our space in St. Jacobs, we still have the church benches, show the movie, and dialogue with participants. A good part of our outreach is done by our amazing volunteers who provide guided tours in conjunction with the Wagon Rides. We are still sorting out some details, but wanted you to know we are still here, invite you to come and visit us, and stay tuned for more information in the spring about our operations.
CANADIAN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY [CMU]
Christmas at CMU – Back on the CMU campus, this concert event marks the start of the Advent season. Enjoy various CMU music ensembles perform Christmas selections on November 25 at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the CMU campus and via livestream. Visit cmu.ca/christmas.
Christmas at CommonWord – The Christmas Sale is on from November 25 to December 1. Prepare for the season with gift-giving ideas like fair-trade coffee, Advent/Christmas books, other books to gift, and Indigenous gifts. Visit us online at commonword.ca.
CONRAD GREBEL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Conrad Grebel University College is hiring a new Director of Operations! The Director of Operations is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the College’s physical plant, information technology systems, human resources, food and hospitality services, security and safety, and front office and reception. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, along with training and experience in the areas of business or personnel management, human resources, facilities management, and information technology. At least five years of management experience is preferred, ideally in a post-secondary institution. Grebel respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 20, 2023, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Read the full description: uwaterloo.ca/grebel/careers
Make A Difference (MAD) Holiday Market | Saturday, December 2. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Hosted by the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Undergrad Society at Conrad Grebel University College, all funds collected from participating vendors, the silent auction, and suggested $2 entry contribution will be donated to A Better Tent City, Waterloo. Fill your car with family and friends to make a difference while shopping for this holiday season! uwaterloo.ca/grebel/events/mad-market
Three Choir Concert | Saturday, November 25, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM | St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Waterloo | Enjoy an evening of choral music with three choirs coming together to perform, including new music by two Grebel alumni composers: Julia Jacklein, and Candace Bustard, commissioned for Grebel’s 60th anniversary. $10 general admission, $5 for students. More information at uwaterloo.ca/grebel/events/three-choir-concert
YOU CAN PROVIDE EMERGENCY RELIEF TODAY
MCC and local partners provide emergency assistance to affected families. Your donations and prayers help bring critical support to these global neighbours. To donate go to mcco.ca/volcano-relief