COMMUNITY NEWS – Sunday July 30, 2023

MCEC  PRAYERS for Sunday July 30, 2023 — coming soon



MCEC ANNOUNCEMENTS for Sunday July 30, 2023 — coming soon



ONLINE PUBLICATIONS for Sunday July 30, 2023

AMBS News latest edition

Conscience Canada  Newsletters  Spring 2023 issue and previous issues

MCC bulletin announcements for July 25, 2023

Mennonite Disaster Services [MDS] On the Level, a monthly newsletter from Mennonite Disaster Service July 19, 2023 issue

Mennonite World Conference [MWC] Info  July 2023 issue




Have you heard of OMMC?  Ontario Mennonite Music Camp is a faith-based music camp, welcoming campers aged 12-18 from Ontario and beyond. It runs from August 13-25, 2023. OMMC is supported by the Mennonite Church of Eastern Canada (MCEC) and Conrad Grebel University College, but students of all backgrounds and traditions are welcome to register for two weeks of developing their musical and leadership skills. OMMC is also open to students of all musical abilities. It costs $1400 to attend camp for two weeks, but there are bursaries available based on need.

Emily Rempel and Mykayla Turner are co-directing this camp alongside a full team of musicians. Emily graduated from Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, MB in 2019 with a Bachelor of Music degree and since then has worked in music, church, and educational settings in both Kitchener and Winnipeg. Since winter of 2021, she has been working at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate. Mykayla recently earned a Master of Sacred Music degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and she is now working as a worship coordinator for The Church at Nairn, an MCEC congregation. Emily and Mykayla are both looking forward to making music and memories at OMMC.

Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2023 (as space is available). Opportunities are also available for students in Grade 11 or 12 who are interested in acting as a Leader-in-Training for the 2023 season. To register for OMMC and find details for parents, campers, and staff, visit these links:

For further information about OMMC, feel free to email the co-directors at




Show love the Mennonite way @ Fraser Lake Camp: FLC (Bancroft, ON) is in urgent need of kitchen volunteers this summer.  If you are available to help cook any of the following weeks, please contact  Aug 1-7, and Aug 13-19.

Practicing Peace Workshop at Willowgrove: On Saturday, August 12 at 1pm, Willowgrove is hosting an Anabaptist Peacebuilding workshop led by Peter Haresnape. Admission is by donation. For more information, please visit




Fall Retreats – Registration now open for a wide variety of fun retreats coming up this fall including: Labour Day Weekend Retreat (Sep 1-3), Men’s Retreat (Sep 15-17), Bruce Trail Hike (Sep 18-21), Fall Hike Retreat (Sep 29-Oct 1), Fall Work Weekend (Oct 27-29). Click here for more info…

Day Camps – Still spots available at SLMC’s Kitchener day camps! For campers ages 5-12. Visit for registration and more info!

Overnight Camps – There are still spots available for SLMC overnight camps in August (Teen Camps, Boating and Music Camps) and we welcome last minute registrations! Go to for details.

Stay Connected – Follow SLMC on Instagram (@silverlakemennonite) and Facebook to stay up to date on what’s happening at camp and see recent photos!



The Abner Martin Music Scholarship ($4,000 value last year) is awarded annually by Menno Singers to a student who:  1) will be enrolled in a full-time music major or minor program at the undergraduate or graduate level in 2023-2024);  2) is affiliated with an MCEC congregation; and  3) has demonstrated involvement and proficiency in musical activities in church and community. Application deadline is September 15, 2023. For more information and/or an application form contact Lewis Brubacher,




Shalom Counselling Services’ 10,000 Steps for Mental Health will begin at Shalom Counselling Services (9 Avondale Ave. S., Waterloo) on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Registration begins at 9 am with an official send off at 9:30 am. Participants will travel a route to the Iron Horse Trail, along the trail, and back to Shalom.

Join us and start setting your goals. It could be taking 10,000 steps or 1,000 steps, fundraising $10,000 or $100. Set a goal that is right for you and help provide more affordable, accessible counselling services in Waterloo Region. Sign up on our website at:

After the walk their will be a community block party celebrating Shalom Counselling Services 40th Anniversary. Please come out and support local mental health resources.



Virtual Worship Service – Worship with CMU: “Bless the Lord, O My Soul” is now available for download, to be used for church worship services or personal devotion. It includes a personal, moving sermon by Dan Epp-Thiessen, who weaves together his personal journey with cancer and deep hardship with the praise of Psalm 103. View the service at




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 

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