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  1. December

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    December 2: Lauren Harms will be sharing on the first Sunday of Advent. There will be Sunday School for children age 3 and up during the service.

    December 9: Carol McNaughton from Mennonite Central Committee Alberta will be sharing on the second Sunday of Advent.

    December 16: Sonja Werner will be sharing on the third Sunday of Advent.
    There will be Sunday School for children age 3 and up during the service.

    December 23: Jonas Cornelsen will be sharing on the fourth Sunday of Advent.

    December 24: Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m.

    December 30: No church service.

  2. November

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    November 4: Garth Reesor will be sharing about his work with L’Arche Calgary.

    November 11: Alvin Werner will be sharing on Peace Sunday.

    November 18: Darrel Heidebrecht from Restorative Action for Transformation (RAFT) will be sharing about his work with incarcerated youth on Restorative Justice Sunday.

    November 28: Transgender Day of Remembrance Service

  3. October

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    October 7, 10:30 – 12:30: Thanksgiving Gathering

    We will gather to sing and reflect on this season of gratitude followed by making sandwiches to share with Calgary Drop-In Center clients and each other. Please bring loaves of bread, meat and cheese for making sandwiches along with your contributions of fruit, veggies and/or dessert for us to share together before we head home!

    October 14: Communion Service; Lauren Harms will be speaking.

    October 21: Kelly Ernst will be speaking about his work on the Rainbow Railroad Campaign with Centre for Newcomers which seeks to welcome LGBTQ+ Refugees from around the world.

    October 28: Abe Janzen from Mennonite Central Committee Alberta will be speaking.

  4. August – September

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    August 19: No service at the church. There will be a Canmore Hike

    August 26: Dominic McLennan – ‘Gender and Me’ (more…)

  5. May

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    May 6: No church service this Sunday. We will be involved in the Community Clean-up, meeting at at the Renfrew Community Hall located at 811 Radford Road NE at 08:30.

    May 13 to June 17: CIM has begun a new series, “I Believe . . ..” This is an opportunity to carry forward our ongoing discussion of Values and Beliefs.

  6. April

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    April 8: Marie Fraser – Paint the “Stars: Evolution”

    April 15: Cheryle Chagnon Greyeyes

    April 22: Earth Day – Peace and Social Justice Committee

    April 29: Values/Beliefs – Dale Taylor

  7. March

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    Lent and Easter Services:

    March 11, March 18, March 25 (Palm Sunday)

    March 30: CIM is invited to Foothills Mennonite Church for Good Friday Services.

    April 1: Easter Sunday

  8. February

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    February 4: Bob Hawkesworth, former MLA, will speak about faith and work.

    February 11: Service of Remembering – This service will be an opportunity to both acknowledge personal loss and grief and/or support fellow members of the CIM community in their experiences of loss. Drawing on ritual, memories, readings and music, together we will remember and share our care for each other.

    February 18: Jason de Leeuw will speak about his non-profit organization, Father & Sons: Small Engine Services, Inc.

    February 25: First Sunday of Lent

  9. January

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    January 14: Regular service

    January 21: The service will provide an opportunity to review and discuss the ‘Values and Beliefs’ Statement drafted in late 2017, which reflects member input during the Visioning and Future Directions work.  After our discussion, we plan to post a version of this document on our CIM Website to assist with upcoming employment outreach activities.

    On January 28, CIM will be having its celebration of community.  On September 12, 1976, the founding members held their first worship service together, after having met for several months.  In 1990, the community, after becoming affiliated with three Mennonite conferences, asked an ad-hoc committee to design an annual celebration that would be the members/adherents/participants way of renewing their commitment to the CIM community and to God, the Holy, the sacred, the divine, as they understood that relationship.  The committee developed some guidelines of how that celebration should be and the elements that it might include.  In preparation and anticipation of this celebration, this year’s planning committee asks that you ponder these three questions:

    1. What gift(s) have I received this past year from CIM?
    2. What gift(s) do I wish to give CIM this year?
    3. What gift (event, contribution, collective volunteering) would I like to see CIM give to its local and/or global community this year?
  10. Advent 2017

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    Theme for Advent Series: Let it be, Awaken to God’s purpose

    December 10, 10:30 am: Second Sunday of Advent; Let it be so, we long to be comforted.

    December 17, 10:30 am: Third Sunday of Advent; Let it be whole. Rejoicing in God’s comfort

    December 24, 6:00 pm: Christmas Eve evening service only

    December 31: No service