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October 2002 Site updates


October 31, 2002

October 29, 2002

October 24, 2002

  • The ministry of language learning: Todd and Jeanette Hanson, MC Canada Witness workers in China (photos)

    Winnipeg, Man.—Many international workers need to spend time learning a new language before they feel ready to start their work. Jeanette and Todd Hanson, however, see that language learning itself is a ministry and a vital part of their assignment with China Educational Exchange (CEE).

    "Learning Chinese is not preparation for witnessing, it is witnessing," said Todd. "Just wanting to learn about Chinese language and Chinese culture shows that you respect them, that you value what they value." In other words, it demonstrates love, "in the way we treat our colleagues and our students."

  • New recording tells what it’s like “When God’s in Charge” (photo)

    ...a joyful and inspiring new recording by Bryan Moyer-Suderman entitled God’s Love Is for Everybody – Songs for Small and Tall.The jacket says it is “a collection of songs a collection of songs that celebrates God’s great project in the world and invites everyone, small and tall and in-between, to join in.”

  • What if? Theme for Assembly 2003 (photos)

    What if we really understood ourselves as partners with God? This and other "what if" questions were explored, dissected, and reassembled as Mennonite Church Canada's program committee, prayed, worshipped, discerned scripture, and wrestled with a variety of theme ideas for next year's annual assembly in the St. Catharines, Ontario area (July 9-13, 2003).

  • Saskatoon 2002 evaluations in: What folks said about Assembly 2003
    Planning an assembly that pleases most of the people most of the time is a huge project. This year, over 200 volunteers from Mennonite Church Saskatchewan contributed to the effort. Thank-you! Judging from the evaluation responses, both volunteers and staff did a generally satisfactory job of planning and carrying out the assembly in Saskatoon.

  • Canadian Mennonite Directory now available
    This year’s edition of the Mennonite Church Canada directory marks the return to a previous tradition of a Canadian-only church directory.

  • News Briefs…
    • Bi-national meetings
    • Witness workers in Korea: Update
    • November Equipping in the mail
    • Peace and Justice director resigns
    • Contribute to MC Canada on-line


October 22, 2002

October 18, 2002

October 10, 2002

October 8, 2002

  • News releases posted:
    • MENNO project Colombia
      Ten lucky Mennonites will have a life-changing, eye-opening experience in Colombia this February.

    • Witness Wanderers: Audiences deliver huge affirmation
      When a tornado blows Dorothy off course and lands her and Toto in the Wonderful World of Witness in the Land of God, she embarks on a journey of discovery with her newfound friends Strawman, Tinman, and Lion.

    • Dear Editor...
      Much of the time in this complex world, it’s hard to know if and when I’m “getting it right”, and too often it feels as though I am “getting it wrong”. Recently though, I received encouragement from a complete stranger.

    • How urban are Mennonites?
      During a recent Mennonite Voluntary Service (MVS) local leader event, thirty-three leaders took in an excursion to a dairy farm.

    • A hockey ministry
      Jamie Ramer, sent to Tjörn, Sweden by Hockey Ministries International, is using his athletic gifts in an unusual way.

  • New Sermon added to Resources» Sermons:

October 7, 2002

  • New brochure for "MENNO Project Colombia." [95 KB PDF file - Help with PDF files] posted to Programs» Christian Service Ministries» WISE Projects - old link, removed

October 3, 2002

October 2, 2002