Calgary Inter-Mennonite Church

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  1. 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.

  2. 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…)

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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?
  8. 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

     

  9. Cancellations and Special Events

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    Sundays, November 5 and November 12; 10:30 – 12 noon.
    The CIM community gathering for these two Sundays will focus on a dialogue that explores our vision for our community going forward.  Individuals are invited to participate in a discussion of themes that were identified through our earlier focus group meetings.

     

    July 16: Stampede Breakfast at church — 10:30 am

    July 23: Garden service. Service at the church is cancelled.

    July 30: Child Blessing Service at the church — 10:30 am

  10. June 25, 2017 Instead of service

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    Picnic at Snowy Owl picnic site in Glenmore North Park. Enter the park
    from 37th Street SW. 37th Street becomes North Glenmore Park Road. Where North Glenmore Park Road splits, stay to the right. The parking lot for the Snowy Owl picnic site is the first one on the left side. (more…)