Calgary Inter-Mennonite Church

News Archives

  1. July – August

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    This summer we will be enjoying a travelogue series, where members of our community share stories and pictures from their adventures. 

    July 5: Ruth & Werner Becker will be sharing stories and pictures from their travels. 

    July 12: Jason Ho will be sharing stories and photos from his travels in South East Asia. 

    July 19: Heidi & Willi Friesen will be sharing about their travels in Italy. 

    July 26: Ev & Bill Neumann will be sharing about their adventures walking the Camino de Santiago.

    August 2: No service today!

    August 9: Linda & Lou Shantz-Keresztes will be sharing about their travels. 

    August 16: CIM goes for a hike! Contact church@cimchurch.org for more details.

    August 23: Art & Brenda Dyck will be sharing about their travels. 

    August 30: Ed Enns will be sharing about his recent trip to Brazil.

  2. June

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    June 7: Elaine Gibson will be leading a service about White Supremacy.

    June 14: Perspective on Father’s Day: Guest speaker, Dan McKinnon, The Canadian Centre for Men and Families(CCMF Alberta)

    June 21: Video Extravaganza! We invite you to create a video, or collage of video clips/photos to a maximum of 1 minute in length.  The videos can be of anything you choose – a dance, a jump, a garden in progress, a quick cooking lesson, a family game, a musical serenade.  Be creative, and be brief.

    June 28: Jonas Cornelsen will be sharing about a new perspective on love, inspired by the African-American author Bell Hooks.

  3. April – May

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    April 5: Diana Mansell will be leading our online service on Palm Sunday. 

    April 10: Maundy Thursday gathering from the comfort of our homes. There will be readings and music and please bring your own bread & wine to share in communion together. Please join us at 7pm.

    April 12: We will celebrate Easter Sunday with breakfast and a service to follow. 

    April 19: This Sunday morning will be focused on community sharing.

    April 26: We will continue our Saintly Traditions series with Marge Friesen sharing about the life of Catherine of Siena. 

    May 3: We will continue our Saintly Traditions series. Marie Fraser will be sharing about the life of Joan of Arc. 

    May 10: Dan Boucher and Lauren Harms will be leading our Mother’s Day celebration. 

    May 17: We will conclude our Saintly Traditions series with Lauren Harms sharing about Francis of Assisi and reflecting on the saints in our own lives.

    May 24: Werner Becker will be sharing about Menno Simons in our Perspective series. 

    May 31: Elaine Gibson & Lauren Harms will lead a gathering to explore and discuss the new realities of the current pandemic situation and its effect on our daily lives.

  4. March 15 – Gathering Cancelled

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    Due to recommendations from Alberta Health Services and the changing situation in regards to the spread of COVID-19, our March 15 gathering will be cancelled. We want to do our best to keep our community safe and will continue to provide updates as the situation changes.

  5. February – March

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    February 2: Lori Pauls will be sharing in our Evolving Faith series

    February 9: Carol McNaughton will be sharing in our Evolving Faith series

    February 16: No gathering today!

    February 17:Join us for skating at 3pm at Bowness Park. Pizza supper to follow at the home of Ed & Bert Enns. Contact church@cimchurch.org for more details.

    February 23: Bert Enns will be sharing in our Evolving Faith series.

    The season of Lent is from Ash Wednesday on February 26 until Holy Saturday on April 11. In our series Saint Stories we will learn about the Catholic tradition of Saints & learn from the life of a different Saint each week of the Lenten season.

    March 1: Sister Ann Marie from the Faithful Companions of Jesus Center (FCJ) will begin our Lent series Saint Stories.

    March 3-8: The second annual Bright Side Festival. Get your tickets at
    https://www.theatre1308.com/bright-side-festival/

    March 8: Get your tickets for the Bright Side Festival Show at 2pm. Klezmer meets Arabic music as Frank Rackrow and the Black Seas join forces with Syrian-Canandian oud player and vocalist Aya Mhana. This will be a lively, exotic and entrancing musical experience! No service at 10:30am.

    March 15: Lauren Harms will be speaking about the life and teachings of St. Francis of Assisi. 

    March 22: Marie Fraser will be sharing about Joan of Arc. 

    March 29: Marge Friesen will be speaking on the teachings & life of Catherine of Sienna.

  6. December – January

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    This Advent Season the worship committee will lead us in a series entitled “What are you waiting for?” where we honour our deep questions and curiosities.  

    December 1: First Sunday of Advent led by Diana Mansell & Kate Warkentin.

    December 8: Second Sunday of Advent led by Lauren Harms. 

    December 15: Third Sunday of Advent led by Jody Neumann-Koop.

    December 22: Fourth Sunday of Advent led by Marge Friesen. 

    December 24: Christmas Eve Service at 6:30pm led by Lauren Harms.  

    December 29: No 10:30 a.m. service. Happy New Year to all! See you in January.

    January 5: Epiphany Sunday led by Steve Zimmerly.

    January 12: Coffee & Conversation service where we reflect on our Wisdom of Religions series, asking “What do other religions teach us about ourselves?”

    January 19: Lauren Harms will introduce our series entitled Evolving Faith. 

    January 26: Celebration of Community with a potluck to follow the service.

  7. September – November

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    September 1: Pride Parade & potluck to follow at 5pm at CIM Church.

    September 6-8: Camp Valaqua Retreat

    September 15: Welcome back Sunday, led by the Peace & Social Justice Committee!

    September 22: Bold Conversations, led by Lauren Harms. Continuing to talk about breaking the climate silence.

    We’re excited to have our Wisdom of Religions series where we ask “What do other religions teach us about ourselves?” as speakers from other religious groups share their wisdom.

    September 29: Introduction to the series The Wisdom of Religions, led by Tinu Ruparell.

    October 6: Tinu Ruparell will be speaking on the wisdom of Hinduism.

    October 13: Jason Ho will be sharing about the wisdom of Buddhism.

    October 20: Lauren Harms will be reflecting on the wisdom of Christianity.

    October 27: Professor Imam Syed Soharwardy will teach from an Islamic perspective.

    November 3:We will observe Peace Sunday one week early, led by the Peace & Social Justice Committee.

    November 10: Rabbi Glickman will teach us from the perspective of Judaism. Service will begin at 12pm. 

    November 17: Michael Hawley, professor of religious studies at Mount Royal University will be sharing his knowledge about Sikhism.

    November 24: Eternity Sunday led by Lauren Harms.



  8. July – August

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    July 7: Elaine Gibson will share regarding the Missing Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls report. 

    July 14: Our annual Stampede Breakfast! 

    July 21: Garden Service in Sybille & Walter Hossli’s backyard. 

    July 28: Podcast & Pondering service, led by Marie Fraser.

    August 4: No church service!

    August 11: Podcast & Pondering service, led by Marge F riesen. 

    August 18: Podcast & Pondering service, led by Lauren Harms 

    August 25: Laura Pederson & Sandra Drapeau will share their story on Pre-pride Sunday.

  9. May – June

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    May 5: Renfrew community cleanup. Meet at the Renfrew Community Association at 9am prepared for the weather. There will be no service at C.I.M.

    May 12: Preparing for Newness discussion. Coffee & conversation gathering led by Lauren Harms.

    May 19: Walter Hossli will be sharing his perspective in our Rays of Hope series.

    May 26:  Sunday Gathering to be announced.

    June 2: Lindo Manana an International Volunteer through Mennonite Central Committee will be sharing in our Rays of Hope series.

    June 9: Expressive Arts service exploring where we find hope, led by Lauren Harms.

    June 16: Niki Fehr will be sharing her perspective in our Rays of Hope series.  

    June 23: Sunday Picnic gathering.

    June 30: Rays of Hope discussion. Coffee & conversation gathering led by Lauren Harms.

  10. April

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    April 7: Eunji Ryu will be sharing on the Fifth Sunday of Lent.

    April 14: Palm Sunday led by Linda Shantz-Keresztes.

    April 21: Easter Sunday led by Jody Neumann-Koop.

    April 28: Coffee & Conversation Gathering led by Lauren Harms.