Events at Elim Mennonite Church, Grunthal


 

While Manitoba is in code red we will only be meeting via Zoom.  If you are not on our email list please contact the office for a Zoom link.

The service starts at 10 a.m. 


February book:

The Summer Book by Tove Jansson


Items of Interest


 The February book for the Book Club is The Summer Book by Tove Jansson.

 

Mennonite Church Manitoba and Canada

1.         This month pray for Song Kang-ho, founder of Frontiers (a Christian-based peace organization), who is appealing a two-year sentence for trespassing onto a military base during a peaceful protest. Pray for Witness workers Bock Ki Kim and Sook Kyoung Park as they support and provide study resources for the Christian peace community in South Korea. 

 

2.         Join a February bookclub on Unsettling the Word 

How might we read the Bible so that it can be an instrument of reconciliation and decolonization? In partnership with the New Leaf Network, Mennonite Church Canada’s Indigenous-Settler Relations is co-hosting a four-week book club on Unsettling the Word: Biblical Experiments in Decolonization. Join editor Steve Heinrichs, along with Indigenous authors and activists Cheryl Bear and Sylvia McAdam, for life-giving conversations on justice, faith, reparations, and healing. Borrow or order the book through CommonWord. For more info, and to register, click here.

 

3.         After years of Indigenous-led advocacy, the Government of Canada tabled federal legislation on Dec. 3, 2020, to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). This is significant. But what does it mean? The following is an introductory list of resources that can help communities understand what Bill C-15 is, and the diverse conversations that surround it. See www.commonword.ca/go/2217.  

To educate and raise support Mennonite Church Canada is offering the book, “Wrongs to Rights” for free – www.commonword.ca/go/2207

 

 


Several times a year we sew blankets which are distributed by MCC around the world.  

 

The blanket sewing stations will remain up and available until the space is needed for other things.  You can come and work whenever it's convenient for you.  Arrangements to come in can be made with anyone who has a key.

 

Here's a link to a short blanket video! 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhdvOVLdp0w

  

 




 

 

Join us  for another great church picnic in June 21st of 2021 provided we are able to meet again in groups.

 

 

 


Next potluck to be announced!

 

Open up the cookbooks, gather up the utensils! 

 

The food is amazing and the conversations awesome. 

 


Next Men's breakfast to be announced!

 

All men welcome to come join in a hearty breakfast and great discussion,

 

 


Every year we have an awesome Thanksgiving meal the Sunday before Thanksgiving.  Everyone is welcome to attend. There is always enough food for you and many more!  Join us!