Because this blog not only shines the light on the MB Herald, but occasionally on other Mennonite monkey business, today let’s take a look at the way Mennonite Church Canada is going. In their Prayer, Notes and News – April 2011- Equipping #115, they want Mennonites to please pray for and with the Church because this is how your financial support of Mennonite Church Canada is ministering…from across the street to around the world!
What is their financial support going to?
A Lent Booklet
Just like their Mennonite Brethren cousins, they have been celebrating Lent:
If you have not already done so, check out Mennonite Church Canada’s Lent booklet, “Called and Shaped by Jesus.” It contains family activities that began on Shrove Tuesday and carry on right through Holy Week. Download here: http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/tiny/1435
Thank you for the financial support that enables us to produce resources that nurture families in faith.
Emerging Church/Social Justice/Activists/Jesuits
For all of April, Mennonite Church Canada is promoting this:
Four days of celebration of music, art and conversation at the intersection of justice and spirituality: Announcing the first annual Wild Goose Festival, taking place June 23-26, 2011 at Shakori Hills, North Carolina (near Raleigh). England’s popular Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival comes to North America, with speakers including Brian McLaren, Jim Wallis, Phyllis Tickle, Shane Claiborne, Richard Rohr, John Dear [Jesuit priest], Ched Myers and many more. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of what has been described as “followers of Jesus on the cutting edge of Christianity in North America.” For more information and to register, go to http://www.wildgoosefestival.org
World Politics and the UN Goals
They also invite their people to visit and interact with the blog of Willard Metzger, General Secretary of Mennonite Church Canada, where you can read:
Monday, March 7, 2011
Always Have Time for You
I was recently part of an Inter Faith delegation of National Faith/Church leaders that gathered at Parliament Hill. Our task was to meet with federal political party leaders – Liberals, Bloc Quebecois, NDP, and Conservatives – to urge the honouring of Canada’s commitments towards the Millennium Development Goals.
After being ushered into the stately room we were soon being introduced to various MP’s and their Aides. I thrust out my hand and identified myself as the General Secretary of Mennonite Church Canada.
“Mennonites,” said the MP with a broad smile, “I always have time for Mennonites”.
Together, the above evidence shows that the Mennonite Church of Canada appears to be several steps ahead of the Mennonite Brethren on the down hill pathway to apostasy. We must pray that they will all wake up before they’ve gone too far down the wide road.