2017 Week of Prayer Guide

Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 by CCMBC Communications in Faith and Life, News, Resources | Comments (1)

                                  The 2017 Week of Prayer guide is now available!   A few ideas of how to utilize the Week of Prayer guide: use it as part of your devotional or small group time post it on your church website email it to your church contact list plan prayer meetings during that week, either as a whole church or in groups incorporate it in […]

Celebrate Easter!

Posted on Friday, March 27th, 2015 by Elenore Doerksen in Faith and Life | No Comments

“He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying” (Matthew 28:6) The Canadian Conference of MB Churches wishes you all a happy Easter! “I was baptized on Easter 1980,” says executive director Willy Reimer, “and that event cemented Easter for me in such a personal and powerful way.  I invite you all to celebrate – wildly – God’s great gift of his Son Jesus Christ!” For an […]

CCMBC Statement re: Nutana Park Mennonite Church

Posted on Thursday, January 15th, 2015 by Elenore Doerksen in Faith and Life, News | Comments (2)

SASKATOON—On New Year’s Eve 2014, Nutana Park Mennonite Church in Saskatoon made national headlines by being the first Mennonite church to publicly officiate a same-sex wedding in Canada. In the ensuing days, Canadian Mennonite Brethren leaders received numerous inquiries wondering why one of our churches had participated in this wedding ceremony. Nutana Park Mennonite Church is not a member of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. Nutana Park is a constituent congregation of Mennonite Church Canada, a sister denomination […]

Invitation to a Week of Prayer for our neighbours

Posted on Monday, December 29th, 2014 by Elenore Doerksen in Faith and Life, News | Comments (3)

CCMBC launches Week of Prayer 2015 January 1, 2015 WINNIPEG—Canadian Conference of MB Churches executive director Willy Reimer invites Mennonite Brethren across the country to participate in our annual week of prayer, setting aside seven days this January to come to the Lord in supplication and thanksgiving as we prepare ourselves for the coming year. The 2015 guide is designed to help us prayerfully focus on the needs of our neighbours as we study the parable of the Good Samaritan […]

Electronic transactions enable faithful giving

Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Elenore Doerksen in Faith and Life, News, Stewardship | Comments (1)

WINNIPEG July 22, 2014 “People give because they believe in the vision and mission of the church,” says Kim Knight, director of operations and administration at Waterloo (Ont.) MB Church. Throughout history, churches have adapted their ways of receiving those tithes and offerings. Today, as more and more people handle their finances electronically, a growing number of Canadian Mennonite Brethren churches are providing opportunities for electronic giving. “We want to respect people who feel uncomfortable with technology but we also […]

Board of faith and life poised to review confession of faith

Posted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 by Roger Villeneuve in Faith and Life, News | No Comments

A shared sense of encouragement prevailed among members of the board of faith and life (BFL) of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches at their meeting on January 25–26 in Abbotsford, B.C. The BFL affirmed that it will act upon the executive board’s request to review the denomination’s confession of faith. Board chair Brian Cooper said the 2011 study conference brought attention to the confession indicating that a review would be appropriate. Cooper said the review would be a […]

Executive board takes a long view for 2012

Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 by Roger Villeneuve in Faith and Life, News | No Comments

Winnipeg, Man. – The executive board of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches is reviewing its missional options as it moves into the year 2012. Meeting in late October, board members discussed the mission statement of the MB churches of Canada and current suggestions that the statement be updated and revised. The central focus of a statement, said moderator Paul Loewen, is the commitment by MBs to reach Canada with the good news of Jesus Christ. Board members discussed […]

Board of Faith and Life to streamline its mandate?

Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 by Roger Villeneuve in Faith and Life, News | No Comments

Winnipeg, Man.- The Board of Faith and Life (BFL) of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches concluded its first look at a work in progress, a task force report proposing measures the BFL can take to work more closely with the conferences executive board. The report was one of the major items on the agenda at the BFLs fall meeting in Kitchener, Ont., Oct. 2526. The 14-member board is responsible to report on the theological and ethical health of […]