Coming January 2015!:
CommonWord: Bookstore and Resource Centre
- Largest curated collection of Anabaptist resources in Canada - for loan, sale and download.
- Increased hours of operation
- Ten Thousand Villages merchandise
- Virtual conversations on matters of faith and life
Mennonite Youth and Young Adults in Church
Youth and young adults in the Mennonite church are regularly talked about, but rarely heard from. Here is their wisdom around two questions:
- What is the best thing about church?
- What would make church more authentic?
Creation Care Primer:
Mennonite Church Canada and the Mennonite Creation Care Network have
prepared this Creation Care Primer in response to requests for help from the church in
engaging creation care and environmental issues. Its purpose is to guide congregations
and individuals in beginning or focusing the conversation on how to live well on the
land that God in goodness and love has created. It points to available resources to help
people learn more, and to find organizations through which they can engage in action.
Although local context and experience will vary considerably, you are encouraged to use this primer as a catalyst for discussion and exploration. Blessings as you engage in this important conversation!
Two Waters, One Source
On October 9, 2014, a group from Winnipeg, Manitoba decided to visit Shoal Lake No.40 First Nation to learn their story.
Winnipeg has been extracting its water from Shoal Lake through an aquaduct that was built almost 100 years ago.
Shoal Lake No.40 has been on a boil water advisory for over 15 years. They spend $240,000 annually to import water to their community.
Until three years ago, the only access this community has to the mainland was a small barge, or the frozen lake during winter.
For the last century, this community has been fighting for a road to solve their forced isolation issue. This “Freedom Road” will make it possible to receive a water treatment plant and allow the community to safely access the mainland.
Hearing God's Call
Samuel heard it during the middle of the night. Mary heard it through an angel. The disciples were hard at work when they heard it. They all heard God's special message just for them! Message Received: Hearing God's Call lets children know that God continues to call all kinds of people—including them! People are called to love God and follow Jesus every day. Those who hear God's message and respond are forever changed.
Each year, MennoMedia's vacation Bible school curriculum is organized around five stories and is adaptable to a traditional daily VBS program, or to a midweek or club plan.
The new curriculum offers worship resources, games, and crafts, as well as a drama of each Bible story. "The creation of VBS materials, from start to finish, is based on Bible stories," Weber says. "We want children to have fun while learning about God!"
Christian Discipleship Seminars
Begin Anew is a 16-session series of studies that can provide your congregation with rich rewards. As you work through the sessions, you will discover that Christianity is a combination of
believing, belonging, becoming, and behaving. This course is designed in a holistic way to bring about a clear faith in God as known in Jesus Christ, a solid sense of belonging in a family of loving people, and a disciplined lifestyle. This new lifestyle leads to becoming joyfully involved in a ministry in the church and in God’s mission in the world.
These studies are for everyone, no matter their background or what compelled them to come to faith in Jesus. They may be young adults who grew up in the church, dropped out, and are now interested in making a new start. They may be brand-new to the faith and to your congregation. Or perhaps they simply want to understand the Christian faith from an Anabaptist perspective.
Begin Anew offers considerable flexibility. You can work through the four units in any order. For instance, if your group considers itself “spiritual” but not necessarily Christian, you may want to start with Unit 3, “Begin Anew to Become.” This unit explores vital Christian practices such as Scripture reading, prayer, generous giving, and meeting in a small group. If your group has questions about acceptance or friendships, you may want to start with Unit 2, “Begin Anew to Belong.” Some leaders may want to begin with issues of belief and end with issues of behaviour.
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