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Miriam Tshimanga is responsible for this issue of Equipping.
Radical Journey is a new program offered through MC Canada in cooperation
with MC USA for young adults who are interested in learning and serving
the church in an international setting (see www.mennonitechurch.ca/serve/rji.htm).
This is a powerful opportunity to experience the global church and to
help with the mission of the church. And that mission is not a one way
service is shown by Janet Plenert in her article “Let go and let
If you have questions or comments, please call 1-866-888-6785
(or locally, 888-6781) or email me at
- Miriam Tshimanga, Equipping Coordinator
PS: Please help ensure that these resources reach the right people.
Mennonite Church Canada
- Resource Update May 2009 (for worship planners, teachers, pastors,
education committees, librarian, etc.)
- Request for Electronic Resources:
Younger ministers, especially at this time of year, are requesting “pre-marital
counseling” ideas. What resources might you have to share?
Please submit your original resources electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about this “resource-pooling” within
MC Canada, please see www.mennonitechurch.ca/tiny/992.
Stories (based on lectionary readings): electronic
only (for worship planners, teachers, pastors, education committee,
- German Sermon
collection, by Titus Guenther: “Als
neue Menschheit Gottes leben” (“Living as God’s
booklet (for German-speaking
of 1000 provides loans to support the training
of pastors of the congregations of Mennonite Church Canada. Applications
for the 2009-2010 school year are due on May 15. (for pastors and
Parish Paper (for worship planners, teachers, pastors, education
committee, librarian etc.)
- Jan. 2009: “How to Identify Our Church’s Unstated Assumptions”
- Feb. 2009: “Should Our Congregation
Offer More Choices?”
- Mar. 2009: “Going into all the
World: Church Website Basics”
- Apr. 2009: “What
Do People Want in Their Pastors?”
- May 2009: “Permanent
Endowment Funk: Blessing and Temptation”
- June 2009: “One
Congregation: Many Locations”
Sunday Worship Resources (for
worship planners, teachers, pastors, education committees, librarian,
Worship Resources (Pentecost Sunday, May 31)
Extending our faith . . .
and Life Resources (for worship planners, teachers, pastors, education
- Summer 2009 Materials Order Form
- Mennonite Worship
Bulletins 2009-2010 – Order Form
- Gather Round; Transforming
lives - Information
- Canadian Mennonite University (for bulletin
board, leaders) - Vision: Preaching
*hard copy only
Note about Resources
All new resources are being added to the Resource
Centre Catalogue, where you can use keyword searches to find
the resource you need.
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text and challenge even the most patient user). Download
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- To select text from a PDF document, choose the “I” beam
Select Text tool from the Adobe Reader tool bar at the top of the screen,
and highlight the text you want to copy from the document. Copy it.
Then paste it into your bulletin or other document.
- To select images from a PDF document, choose the "Select Image"
tool from the Adobe Reader tool bar at the top of the screen, and highlight
the image you want to copy from the document. Copy it. Then paste it
into your bulletin or other document.