Scheduled News


Continue to pray for MyanmarUkraine, Russia, Israel, Palestine and throughout a world that cries for peace.  Pray for those who are displaced, those who search for family members, those who make decisions and those who attempt to provide aid. Lord, make us channels of your peace!



MCEC E-Newsletter Naming Contest – Are you creative? Do you have a talent for creating catchy phrases? We need your help! We are refreshing our e-newsletter and we want YOU to name it! Contest is open until July 31, 2024. The winner will receive 2 boxes of egg rolls from Grace Lao Mennonite Church’s next fundraiser! For more details and to submit a name visit

Windsor Area: Integrating for Mission: Leveraging APEST for Kingdom Impact, June 22, 2023, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Windsor Mennonite Fellowship – Join Norm Dyck and Windsor Mennonite Fellowship as they explore five-fold ministry from Ephesians 4 and how it unlocks the full potential of leadership development, discipleship, mission, and participation. For more information see the events page at or contact Rielly McLaren ( or Norm Dyck (

Between the River and the Sea: A Lunch and Learn Conversation with Jeff Halper, June 25, 2024, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Community Room, 50 Kent Ave., Kitchener – Join the MCEC Palestine Israel Network Working Group for this lunchtime conversation, as they welcome Jeff Halper, an Israeli anthropologist working to address injustice against Palestinian people. Jeff will speak for 30 minutes, leaving time for discussion. “While our attention and hearts are focused on Gaza,” says Jeff, “we civil society actors cannot abandon the wider fight for Palestinian rights and a better future for everyone between the River and the Sea.” More information at



This is a kind reminder for our upcoming World Refugee Day zoom webinar, “Changing the Narrative – Welcoming Refugees in Our Community”, which will be held on June 20, 2024, from 11:00am-12:30pm.   The webinar consists of a panel of staff members who will speak about the common challenges government-assisted refugees face in the resettlement process, the programs and services Reception House offers to support newcomers, and the positive impact refugees have on our community.  To sign up for the event, please visit the link on EventBrite. If you have any questions, please reach out to   Let’s come together to shift the conversation about refugees and demonstrate our unwavering support for welcoming newcomers into our community. By fostering inclusivity and understanding, we can make a significant impact and build a brighter future for everyone.  Sincerely, Hayley Dick, Stewardship Coordinator.



For the past number of years, the ministry team at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church has had a part time person providing leadership in the area of mission, peace and justice.  With a pending retirement in this position, we are looking for a successor in the role as outlined in the attached job posting.  Review of applicants begins June 21, 2024.  Click here for job description.



Saturday, June 22, 2024 at Lincoln Road Chapel (145 Lincoln Road, Waterloo) at 7 PM. Check out our KW Taize’s Facebook page or Weekly services are posted on Taize’s Youtube page.  Daily audio from Taize and more can be found on Taize’s website



The Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario is hosting a one day Bus Tour to the Niagara Peninsula on June 15, 2024 to commemorate this event.  The tour will visit sites of Russlaender settlement in several Niagara communities and will also include a history of Swiss and Amish Mennonites first coming to Ontario, and how these Mennonites assisted the settlement of the Russian Mennonites to Canada.  The tour will also include a catered lunch in Virgil at the Niagara United Mennonite Church followed by the MHSO annual meeting.  Join the tour in Kitchener or in Vineland.  For more details and to register, please go to our Russlaender Tour website (www.



Sunday, July 7, 3:30pm – Oasis Chorale present a concert of a cappalla choral music, ‘Radiant Dawn’ at St Jacobs Mennonite Church (1310 King St N, St Jacobs). Oasis Chorale is a 40 voice Anabaptist touring choir –  Free will offering.  Click here for posters



Save the date for the summer event hosted by the Mennonite World Conference on Monday, 22 July 2024.  Between 5 PM and 7 PM At Wanner Mennonite Church Cambridge, ON.  It will be an evening of fellowship, sharing food and testimonies.  In addition to enjoying a meal together, attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with Cesar Garcia, MWC General Secretary, and other members of MWC’s local family.  *To get on the guest list please email or call 1 (519) 571-0060.   *Limited availability




Come to overnight summer camp at SLMC in Sauble Beach, ON!  Mini Camp, Teen Camp, Specialty Camps and more.  Register at



Family Camping Weekend at Hidden Acres:  Join us for outdoor family fun at Hidden Acres June 28-29 for our Annual Family Camping Weekend. Camp sites are first come first serve, cabins require reservation. Check out our website or our brochure for details!

Overnight Camp at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp:  Looking to add some fun to your summer? There are still some spots available in our Overnight Camp weeks at Hidden Acres. Join us for classic camp fun July 14-19, July 21-26 or August 11-16. Registration is open through our website at Reach out to the camp with any questions:



The spring issue of Rockway’s newsletter, Our Reflections, was mailed out last week and is now available to read on our website.  If you would like to be added to the Our Reflections mailing list or update your contact information with us, please email Chris Ainsworth at


DETWEILER MEETINGHOUSE:  3445 Roseville Rd.  See poster on the bulletin board. Information at  Admission by donation.

Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m.  “Three in the Round,” Gwen Potter, John Harris and Bob MacLean’s very best folk/traditional selections for a special night.

Tuesday July 9 at 7 p.m. “Voices Together Hymn Sing” led by Mark Diller Harder.  Hymn books provided or bring your own to enjoy familiar and new favourites and requests.

Thursday, August 1 at 7 pm.   “The Hootenanny”  Join us for perhaps our last program this summer led by a half dozen folks who have at least a dim recall of the joy and hope of the Great Folk Scare of the 60s. Sing, listen, laugh and see the power of music to create community.



CMU Employment Opportunities – CMU invites inquiries and applications for a full-time Admissions Counsellor and a full-time Payroll and Benefits Administrator (both positions permanent, salaried with benefits). Other opportunities include Business and Social Work faculty positions. Visit for information on all employment opportunities.



Lots of gray hair in your faith community? That’s great! Find out why at the annual Spirituality & Aging Seminar on Friday, June 21 (in-person and virtually) at Conrad Grebel University College. Rev. Dr. Mark Roberts presents “From Problems to Possibilities: Faith Communities enabling those in the third third of life to flourish.” This seminar challenges narratives about elders in communities, churches, and society at large; exploring the role churches can play in empowering older adults. Visit for registration information. Professionals, practitioners, and all interested are welcome.

Saengerfest: A centenary Mennonite Song Festival | August 25, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Kitchener. | Come together in song to commemorate the centenary of the 1920s Mennonite immigration from colonies in what would be today’s southern Ukraine to Waterloo Region. Admission by donation, with excess being collected for the with proceeds going to MCC Russlaender Remembrance Fund programming.

Want to enrich your spiritual journey? The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo is for students who are looking to grow in wisdom and faith, explore contemporary issues, and learn from the diverse perspectives of their peers. We strive to create leaders who will advocate for justice and inclusion of all God’s people in the church and our world. Full-time Canadian/permanent resident MTS students are eligible for full tuition scholarships. Learn more at

Leading the Church Through Conflict” is not a workshop just for clergy and ministers (leaders), but for anyone who wants to support their congregation’s growth and community health. Plan to join us October 1 – 4, 2024 ONLINE each morning (9 am – 12:30 pm EDT) for a workshop led by Betty Pries, PhD, MTS, C. Med., for this interdenominational learning opportunity.



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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