Calgary Inter-Mennonite Church

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  1. November – December

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    November 6: Peace Sunday, led by the Peace and Social Justice Committee

    November 13: James Scott will be be speaking on Restorative Justice Sunday. Service led by the Peace and Social Justice Committee

    November 20: We gather for a service of remembrance of those loved ones who have died on Eternity Sunday. Service will be led by Community Care Pastor Lauren Harms.

    Our Advent series entitled Angels Among Us will explore portraits and practices of peace leaders in our world. We will imagine ourselves as peace leaders and glean practices for our journey!

    November 27: The first Sunday of Advent will introduce the series Angels Among Us where we’ll hear some challenging stories of peace leaders in Palestine and ask “Is peace relevant?”

    December 4: The second Sunday of Advent we will look to peace leaders to examine themes of forgiveness and the role of radical kindness. We will share in the ritual of communion this morning.

    December 11: The third Sunday of Advent we will hear stories about the power of listening with compassion and speaking with passion in peacemaking.

    December 11: All are welcome to our Christmas Celebration! Details TBA.

    December 18: The fourth Sunday of Advent we will discuss our own role as peace leaders within our own communities.

    December 24: All are welcome to our Christmas Eve Service beginning at 6pm. We’ll gather to sing carols and tell stories!

    December 25: There will be no service this Sunday. Merry Christmas!

    January 1: There will be no service this Sunday. Happy New Year! See you on Sunday, January 8 to celebrate Epiphany!

  2. September – October

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    September 4: No service today. Instead, join us at the Pride Parade and show our support for the LGBTQ community!

    September 9 – 11 (Friday to Sunday): Fall retreat at Camp Valaqua

    September 18: Welcome Back Sunday: Steve will put together a slideshow of our summer activities, followed by a picnic lunch at Pearce Estate Park, booked from 9:45 am to 2:45 pm. Bring your picnic lunch, favourite lawn games, and lawn chairs.

    September 27: Introduction to our series “Health & Humanities”

    October 2: Health Humanities Series. Guest Speaker: Tinu Ruparell (University of Calgary; Philosophy & Religion). Potluck to follow.

    October 16: Health Humanities Series. Guest Speaker: Clem Martini (University of Calgary; Performing Arts, English; Playwright)

    October 23: Health Humanities Series. Guest Speaker: Jeptha Davenport (University of Calgary; Neuroscience)

    October 30: Halloween event: Travelling Trick-or-Treat!

  3. July-August

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    This summer’s worship theme is C.I.M. Reads: Books that nourish your soul, challenge your mind, and spark your imagination.

    July 3: C.I.M. Reads – Lauren Harms will share a book with us and Brenda Dyck will lead our service.

    Saturday, July 9: Volunteer at Renfrew Stampede Day!

    July 10: No service today.

    July 17: C.I.M. Reads – Evelyn Neumann will share a book with us and Marge Friesen will lead our service.

    July 24: C.I.M. Reads – Dale Taylor will share a book with us and Marie Fraser will lead our service.

    July 31: C.I.M. Reads – Garden edition in the Hossli backyard!

    August 7: Steve Zimmerly will share a book and Marie Fraser will lead our service. 

    August 14: Lou Keresztes will share a book and Brenda Dyck will lead our service. 

    August 21: Rick Prashaw will share a book and Elaine Gibson will lead our service.

    August 28: Join us at the City Wide Pride service! Details TBA.

  4. June

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    June 5: Sunday at the Ranch! Outdoor hymn sing, scavenger hunt & wiener roast. Contact church@cimchurch.org for details.

    June 12: Renfrew Community walk led by Nathan Hawryluk at 11:30am. Join us at church at 10:30am for our congregation meeting and visiting time before the walk! 

    June 19: Meet for our church picnic at Pearce Estates Park.

    This summer’s worship theme is CIM Reads: Books that nourish your soul, challenge your mind, and spark your imagination.

    June 26: Marks the beginning of our summer series. We’ll here from our very own resident author Werner Becker!

  5. May

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    Our next series is aimed at getting to know the community in which our church resides. The Renfrew community is abundant in resources, cool organizations, initiatives and wonderful people! 

    May 1: Importance of place. An introduction to our series, led by Lauren Harms. 

    May 8: Naya Jamal & Heather Pawson will join us from the Trellis Society, an afterschool program for kids and youth just down the street from us!  

    May 15: Mary-Grace Linton, President of the Renfrew Community Association will share with us.

    May 22: David Swann will be joining us to share his knowledge of the Renfrew Community. 

    May 29: The Peace & Social Justice Committee brings us a morning of stories of reconciliation with speakers Leonard Doell and Ray Funk. 

  6. April

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    April 3: Discussion and reflections on the teachings of John Dominic Crosson. 

    April 10: Palm Sunday service with stories, singing and fun for all ages! 

    April 17: Easter Celebration at Longshot Ranch. 10:30am-1pm. More info below. 

    April 24: Tinu Ruparell will join us and offer thoughts & ideas about the afterlife.

  7. March

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    For the season of Lent we will learn from scholar John Dominic Crosson in a series called The Challenge of Jesus.

    March 6: Episode 4 of the Challenge of Jesus about Olympian and Historical Gods and discussion led by Werner Becker. 

    March 13: The Challenge of Jesus continued. 

    March 19: The Challenge of Jesus continued. 

    March 27:  The Challenge of Jesus continued.

  8. February

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    We will begin a series focusing on the stories and experiences of refugees. 

    February 6: Werner Becker & Marge Friesen will introduce our refugee series. 

    February 12: We’ll take a break from our Refugee series for Some Thoughts on Love, led by Sharon Nickel.

    February 20: Refugee Series continued. Details TBA.

    February 27: Refugee Series – Kelly Ernst will give an update on the work of the End of the Rainbow Foundation.

    In March the season of Lent begins. We will be learning from John Dominic Crosson’s work The Challenge of Jesus. We hope you can join us!

  9. January

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    January 2: Linda Shantz-Keresztes & Brenda Dyck will lead us in Epiphany Sunday.

    January 9: We will reflect and share about our Advent & Christmas season. 

    Join us in January as we gather to reflect on our previous community visioning work, discuss what has gone well, imagine how we want to continue to grow and create an action plan for the future. 

    January 16: Reflection Sunday – Where have we come from? Where are we now? Where do we want to go? 

    January 23: Action Sunday – How do we get there? 

    January 30: Celebration of Community, where we celebrate and affirm our commitment to one another.

  10. December

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    Let’s Imagine! This Advent Season we will imagine together through creative activities and conversation.

    December 5: The second Sunday of Advent Let’s Imagine Peace!

    December 12: The third Sunday of Advent Let’s Imagine Joy!

    December 19: The fourth Sunday of Advent Let’s Imagine Love!

    December 24: Christmas Eve service at 6:30pm.

    December 26: No service.