Events

Learning the Unforced Rhythms of Grace: Nourishing Our Wholeness

Jan 10th, 2023

In this restorative session you will be encouraged to reflect on your sense of self in ways that welcome the extending of grace. Through thought, poetry, reflection and silence you will be invited to consider the light and shadow of your life, as we explore how to transform the hope of perfection into a celebration of your beautiful ordinariness.

ONLINE - $25
with Wanda Wagler-Martin
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Becoming a Restorative Church - Seeking Peace & Justice

Jan 21st, 2023

Pastors, Chaplains, Congregational Leaders Event - Part 1 of 4

MCEC Pastors, Chaplains and Congregational Leaders Events (PCCL) have a long standing history for resourcing and encouraging pastors and leaders. This year the PCCL event has been reimagined into four separate events: January 21, 2023; February 28, 2003; May 11, 2023 and June 3, 2023. Join together to discuss, discover and share what it means to become a restorative church.

In this session, join Rod Friesen and Dr. Kim Penner as they guide us in our conversation. What is a restorative church? Foundations and assumptions about being a restorative church. What is sexual integrity. Restoration in the form of healthy sexuality.

There will be French translation provided for this event. 

Saturday, January 21, 2023
9:00 AM - 12 PM.
ONLINE
Cost: $35

Junior Youth Gathering: Come Together

Jan 22nd, 2023

Join us for our Junior Youth Gathering! Theatre of the Beat will facilitate the Art of Peace Workshop. It focuses on the connections between art and peacemaking. This gathering will include peer-led music, interactive drama, robotics and Dutch Blitz with a peacemaking twist.

For Grades 5-8
January 22, 2023
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $25/jr. youth; $20/sponsor

Strengthening Leaders - Exploring Ministry Gifts

Jan 31st, 2023

The workshop invites you to explore your the leadership gifts according to Ephesians 4. We will be using an assessment tool to help discover your leadership styles. This workshop will be led by Norm Dyck, MCEC Mission Minister. 

ONLINE (ENG/FR)
6:30-9:00 PM
$35

 

Pastoral Conversations: Connected to God's Creation

Feb 7th, 2023

This conversation will explore ways that church grounds (and/or church members’ yards) can become sanctuaries for bees and other pollinators. As we begin to understand more about the importance of biodiversity, habitat loss, and our place in a ‘community of creation,’ planting gardens that support a variety of life is an act of reconciliation with creation.

Hosted by Wendy Janzen, MCEC Eco-Minister

February 7, 2023. 
6:30-8:00 PM
Online $25

Learning Commons: MCEC Guide Event

Feb 14th, 2023

Through the Learning Commons, MCEC equips pastors through specialized programs and offers engaging opportunities for you to grow your pastoral core competencies. Collaboration is a core value of the Learning Commons; this is a time to work together as colleagues to develop some guiding questions for the year ahead which will help in planning of events and resourcing that will be the most beneficial.

February 14, 2-3:30pm
Free Event