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February 3, 2012
-Deborah Froese

Winnipeg, MAN. — Registration for Mennonite Church Canada Assembly 2012 has begun. All those who plan to attend are encouraged to register by May 15 to save a late registration fee, streamline their arrival, and receive confirmation and other helpful information prior to the Assembly. Registration closes on June 15th.
 
This year, participants will gather at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport July 12-15 for a Study Conference themed “Dusting off the Bible for the 21st Century”. For the past 18 months, Mennonite Church Canada’s Faith and Life Committee (FLC) has been developing a platform to renew focus on biblical interpretation, equipping churches to respond biblically to the influences and challenges of the 21st Century. Study sessions will be enhanced by daily worship.

Assembly goers will also have access to an onsite prayer room, a display of Mennonite Church Canada Resource Centre materials, and the opportunity to tour an art exhibit of pieces based on Scripture.

On Friday, July 13, Mennonite Church British Columbia is hosting a special supper event open to all, including those who are not registered for Assembly. Worship services on Saturday evening (14th) and Sunday morning (15th) are also open to all. In addition, local Assembly planners are developing special activities for youth and young adults. Further details will be posted on www.mennonitechurch.ca/vancouver2012 as they become available.

Keynote speakers to Assembly 2012 will address the themes of reading, authority, wisdom and hope found in the Bible. Those speakers include Tom Yoder Neufeld, Professor of Religious Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College; Gerald Gerbrandt, President of Canadian Mennonite University; Sheila Klassen-Wiebe, Associate professor of New Testament, Canadian Mennonite University; and video presentations of actor, director and humorist, Ted Swartz.

For more information and registration forms, see www.mennonitechurch.ca/vancouver2012