Upcoming Events

Canadian Mennonite staff are doing their best to keep the below list updated. In an attempt to keep COVID-19 from spreading, some of these events may have already been postponed or cancelled without our knowledge. To be sure, contact the organizers in advance.

This listing includes events hosted by Mennonite Church Canada and its regional churches, special celebrations of MC Canada congregations, events at Mennonite-related organizations, and community events of interest to Mennonite readers. Some of these also appear in the print issue of the magazine.

You can submit an item here or send an email to calendar@canadianmennonite.org. If an event is to appear in print, please send the information at least eight weeks in advance.


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October 5, 2020 | Location: Online Event

Mennonite Creation Care Network virtual meeting with Jane McCloskey, co-editor of the cookbook Sustainable Kitchen: Recipes and Inspiration for Plant-based, Planet-conscious Meals. 7:30 p.m. EST. Join the Sustainable Kitchen Cookbook club for conversations about eating for human and planetary health. Register at mennocreationcare.org/sustainable-kitchen-cookbook-club.

October 10, 2020 to October 17, 2020 | Location: International

MCC Bolivia 60th anniversary learning tour in western Bolivia. For more information, visit mcco.ca/events.

October 16, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s “Singin’ in the Grain” virtual fundraising concert, featuring the Quonset Brothers, Kristel Peters & Korey Peters, and Steve Bell, on World Food Day, at 8 p.m. (Central StandardTime). To watch, visit foodgrainsbank.ca/singing

October 24, 2020 | Location: Online Event

Registration is now open for “Table talk: Does the church have legs?” Mennonite Church Canada’s virtual study conference. Join the nationwide community of faith as it gathers for a virtual study conference on the nature and identity of the church and the role of worship. Plenary speakers from MC Canada-affiliated universities and colleges will speak on themes of ecclesiology and worship. For more information or to register, visit mennonitechurch.ca/tabletalk2020.

October 31, 2020 | Location: Alberta

A Common Word Alberta hosts its annual Christian-Muslim Dialogue on Zoom and in person at the Al Rashid Mosque’s gymnasium in Edmonton, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. MST. Theme: “Boosting resilience for the digital age.” Speakers: Ingrid Cramer Doerschel and Salima Versi. For more information and to register, visit acwalberta.ca.

November 6, 2020 to November 7, 2020 | Location: Online Event

Virtual 2020 MEDA convention, “Towards an equal world,” begins at noon on Nov. 6. The two-day event includes speakers, plenary sessions and networking opportunities. To learn more, or to register, visit medaconvention.org.

November 12, 2020 | Location: Online Event

Digital launch for the Voices Together Hymnal. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. Stay tuned to VoicesTogetherHymnal.org for details.

May 31, 2021 | Location: Ontario

Open right now until May 2021, “Growing family: Design and desire in Mennonite genealogy” exhibit showcases family trees, hand-drawn charts and other ways Mennonites have remembered family; at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario, Waterloo. For more information, visit uwaterloo.ca/grebel/growingfamily.