Scheduled News


A Scarborough teenager was fatally shot earlier this week. He was a regular participant in the programs at Warden Underground, an MCEC congregation. Please pray for his family, friends and the Warden Underground team that serve that neighbourhood- Jon Folkeringa, Seun Olowo-Ake, and Jordan Thoms. “Journeying with people through their grief and trauma from such a horrible act of violence is our goal at this time,” says Colin McCartney from Connect City Ministries. “We want to listen well and only act on the stirrings of the Holy Spirit as we take on a more responsive approach to service.”

Pray for Hawkesville Mennonite Church as they gather this Sunday, June 2, 2024, for their last service together as a community of believers. Hawkesville Mennonite Church will now officially close. Pray as they move into transition, find new communities of faith and follow God’s direction in their life. Thanks be to God for the ministry of this faithful community.

Thomas Reimer was Licensed Toward Ordination at Rockway Mennonite Church on May 26, 2024. Pray for Thomas and the congregation as they celebrate his calling to ministerial leadership. To share your words of encouragement and support with Thomas, you can reach him at

Michel Monette will be Licensed Toward Ordination on June 2, 2024 for his ministry as Catalyzer Minister with MCEC. Pray for Michel as he continues to work with new leaders and congregations in Ottawa and Quebec. Pray also for his home congregation, Hochma, as they support and celebrate with him. You can reach him at

Pray with Witness workers Bock Ki Kim and Sook Kyoung Park as they reach out to the 2.2 million mostly young people who have left the church in South Korea in the last 10 years. They believe that now is the time for Anabaptist teaching to revitalize the church and give a gift to the larger church in South Korea.

Hold in Prayer and Celebrate IEmergence Saskatchewan, the 2024 MCC and MC Canada Jubilee Fund Recipient. IEmergence seeks to provide culturally safe spaces for Indigenous children, youth and their families to learn about their indigeneity.

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, hear our prayers.



MCEC Special Delegate Voting Meeting, June 13, 2024, 7:00 p.m. online – This special delegate meeting is a VOTING meeting to vote on acceptance of MCEC’s audited financial statements for year end January 31, 2024 and to vote on approval of a financial auditor for the fiscal year ending January 2025. If you registered for this meeting on the Annual Church Gathering registration form in April, there is no need to re-register. You can register at

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.” Register for this conversation at



AMBS [Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary]  NEWS – Thursday, May 23, 2024 and June 2024 bulletin announcements.

CMU [Canadian Mennonite University] Through this place May 2024 edition

MCC [Mennonite Central Committee] Bulletin Announcements for this week

MWC [Mennonite World Conference] Info May 2024



June 8th Weekend – Beyond Housing’s Out-Spok’n XIV for Affordable Housing Bike-a-thon.   A “hybrid” event to raise funds for a very real need.  Hikers, recreational bikers, and avid cyclists can join us on the Kissing Bridge Trail or choose your own route.  For more details visit    Download the EVENT POSTER   Download the PLEDGE FORM



Picnic for LGBTQ2S+ Anabaptists: June 9th, 2-5 PM, Waterloo Park.  If you are a member of the LGBTQ2S+ community of any age, please join us for a time of fellowship in celebration of Pride.  We have reserved a small propane grill and the West Gazebo at Waterloo Park, which is adjacent to a parking lot and a 7-minute walk from the Ion, and provides cover in case of rain.  Feel free to bring something to grill, a picnic dish, instruments, or games.  If you have any questions, please Email emmy from Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church at, or text 416 475 4646.  Hope to see you there!  Click here for flyer.  Click here for map.



Canadian Mennonite is hiring a full-time associate editor/senior writer.  The work can be done remotely.  Apply by June 10. See



The Inter-Mennonite Children’s choir is excited to start planning for Fall 2024 and would love for you to join us! Our rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings at W-K United Mennonite Church for children in grades 1 and up and provide an excellent music education experience while singing with friends. Singers ages 9 and up who are new to the choir need to have a Vocal Placement Interview which will take place mid June. Please go to our website: under “Join us” for more information or contact:



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.



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



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



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



Fundraiser: Hidden Acres is hosting our 57th Annual Chicken BBQ & 16th Annual Pie Auction Fundraiser on Tuesday, June 11 from 5 – 7 pm.  Come and enjoy our delicious chicken dinner that thousands of people have come to know and love.  Along with the chicken, your meal includes potato salad, coleslaw, veggies, pickles, a fresh roll, chips and an apple or fresh baked donut.  $20 Small meal (1 piece of chicken) / $24 Regular meal (2 pieces of chicken).  Pie Auction will happen during the meal.
Please visit  for more details and to order your tickets.  Tickets need to be purchased in advance.  Click here for poster.

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.

Sunday, June 9 at 3 p.m. (Doors open at 2:45)  Join Green Gables Ukuleles and Friends in a “Singalong of Joyful Popular Music.” See poster on the bulletin board. Information at

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, July 25 at 7 p.m. No Discernible Key returns with their always enjoyable eclectic mix of non-traditional folk music from across Canada for non-traditional folk.

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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