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March 26, 2001

From Canadian Mennonite: Goulet is new director of outreach

Nov 14, 2000 Searchable Resources Go On-line

Nov 7, 2000 Get Your Household Advent Resource
  Winnipeg, Man.- Mennonite Church Canada's Resource Centre has been buzzing with requests for the Advent household resource By another road: finding God's way (by Eleanor Snyder, Pandora Press).
Nov 7, 2000 Share Your Congregation's Advent Programs with Others!
  Winnipeg, Man.- Each year we receive many requests for Sunday School programs, Advent dramas and Christmas Eve programs to assist congregations in planning their own...
Nov 7, 2000 MWC 2003 to feature international art exhibit
  Winnipeg, Man.-Ray Dirks, curator of the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery here, will put together an international collection of Mennonite art at the next Mennonite World Conference (MWC) tentatively planned for Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in 2003.
Nov 6, 2000 Violent toys more than child's play, say volunteer toy inspectors
  Winnipeg, Man.-A group of volunteer toy inspectors has called for the removal of violent toys from store shelves by launching the national 500 Churches for Change Campaign in Winnipeg.
Oct 23, 2000 Mennonite Church Canada will bid farewell to Tym Elias

Winnipeg, Man.-Tym Elias, director of outreach and church planting, will leave his position at the end of this year to become pastor at Home Street Mennonite Church, an inner city congregation here.

Oct 13, 2000 Mennonite Media establishes presence in Canada
  Winnipeg, Man.- Burton Buller, Executive Director of Mennonite Media (Harrisonburg, Virginia), will work out of an office at Mennonite Church Canada on a part-time basis, starting immediately, for a one-year period. In a brief presentation to MC Canada staff...
October 12, 2000 Results are in-MC Canada Communications Survey
  Winnipeg, Man.-Sixty-nine per cent of participants at Lethbridge 2000 said they felt "very positive" when they think of Mennonite Church Canada; 26% felt "somewhat positive", while 2% said they felt "somewhat negative". These are among the preliminary results of a communications survey...
September 26, 2000 Mennonite Church Canada forms new partnership with Tenth Man
  Winnipeg, Man.- The Outreach and Church Planting Committee (OCPC) of Mennonite Church Canada has formed a Joint Ministries agreement with the Tenth Man Program of Mennonite Men. Tenth Man is a network...
September 13, 2000 Resources Commission peeks into the future
  Winnipeg, Man.-While wild turkeys roamed the grounds outside, participants in a September 7-9 workshop here were encouraged to "think wild." The Resources Commission of Mennonite Church Canada hosted the workshop...
August 31, 2000 Mennonite Church Canada Calls for Another Perspective on US Military Aid to Colombia
  Winnipeg, Man.-"People aren't getting the whole story," says Jack Suderman, executive secretary of Ministries Commission of Mennonite Church Canada, referring to Bill Clinton's $1.3 billion infusion of aid for Colombia. Suderman points to a letter...
August 14, 2000 KidsPak Reaps Results!
  Winnipeg, Man.- KidsPak is a Sunday School kit to help children foster a sense of stewardship and mission. Produced by Mennonite Church Canada, it outlines church-relevant issues of the day in easy to understand language for children, and encourages adults to participate with them.
Last year, Tool Time was a one of the projects featur
August 14, 2000 Congregational resources now on the web!
  Congregational resources now on the web! Mennonite Church Canada Resource Updates can now be found on the conference's web site...
August 11, 2000 Mennonite Heritage Centre appoints archivist
  Winnipeg, Man.-Conrad Stoesz has been hired in a permanent position as archivist (half-time) for the Mennonite Heritage Centre. Stoesz has previously worked at the centre...
July 14, 2000 Mennonites to Descend on Lethbridge
  Winnipeg, Man.-Over 600 Mennonites representing 255 churches and 37,000 members across Canada will descend on Lethbridge next week as the annual sessions of Mennonite Church Canada begin on Wednesday, July 19. The sessions will...
June 12, 2000

Mennonite Church Canada appoints new director of Mennonite Heritage Centre

  Alf Redekopp has been appointed to the position of Director, Mennonite Heritage Centre. The appointment was made by the Resources Commission on June 12...
June 2, 2000 Project Wired: Connecting Youth and Adults
  Winnipeg, Man.-Looking for ways to connect youth and young adults with adults in your congregation? Use technology as a bridge!
Church administrators and members...
May 18, 2000

Retiree creates plaques for churches across Canada

"Retired" does not describe John Reimer, 73. In the past few months he has made nearly 300 wooden plaques with the new Mennonite Church Canada name and logo. He views his woodworking as a hobby, hardly an apt description. Nearly every day, from December 10 to the end of February, Reimer was in his basement workshop, …
May 13, 2000 Mennonite Church Canada hires new treasurer
Gerhard Epp has been appointed as the new treasurer of Mennonite Church Canada. He currently works as corporate controller of Century Properties Inc., a property management company, and brings a wealth of experience in past accounting positions held with a software developer, bus manufacturer, wholesale distributor, and public accounting...
March 9, 2000 Mennonite Church Canada hires new director of communications
Dan Dyck has been hired as the new Director of Communications for Mennonite Church Canada. He brings nine years experience in corporate communications at Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, where he was responsible for writing, design, web site construction, technical illustration and photography...
March 9, 2000 Mennonite Church Canada website chosen as ‘site of the month’
An internet organization has chosen to honor Mennonite Church Canada’s website (found at as March "Site of the Month." (found at is a project of Goshen College and Mennonite Mutual Aid. It aims to provide technology services for Mennonite Church...
November 24, 1999 Conference minister appointed to Mennonite Church Canada
Henry Paetkau was appointed by the General Board of Mennonite Church Canada to be the next Conference Minister, beginning in July, 2000. Paetkau comes to this position after twenty-two years of pastoral service, including the last fifteen at Grace Mennonite Church in St. Catharines, Ontario...
November 24, 1999 Heritage centre gets interim director
Alf Redekopp has been appointed as interim director of the Mennonite Heritage Centre of Mennonite Church Canada. The appointment was made by the general board November 12, on the recommendation of the Heritage Committee...
May 13, 1999 New booklet on work and rest is now available
"Mennonites are known for their work ethic. That is good much of the time, but it can also be detrimental. For that reason... we need to give attention to the blessings and curses of work," writes Helmut Harder in about a recent booklet written to encourage Mennonites to look at the strengths and pitfalls of their work ethic...
May 1, 1999 Staff Reassignments and New Positions at Mennonite Church Canada
After much prayer, discussion and discernment, there will be a staff shuffle at the head office of the Mennonite Church Canada, effective this Fall....
March 9, 1999 Mennonite Church Canada General Board Selects New General Secretary
Dan Nighswander has been selected by the general board of the Mennonite Church Canada as the new general secretary for the (proposed) Mennonite Church Canada, beginning in August 1999. Currently Mennonite Church Canada conference minister, Nighswander will replace retiring Mennonite Church Canada general secretary Helmut Harder, who has served in that role since 1990....