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Holy Week Services

Wednesday, March 28th, 7:15pm, Church Sanctuary: A special meeting of the "Poetry & Parable" small group, focussing on the story of Christ’s death (the ‘Stations of the Cross’). All are welcome to join us as we take time with this important story of our Christian faith.

Thursday March 29th, 7pm, Church Basement: A Footwashing Service, joint with First United Spanish Mennonite Church (this service will be in both English and Spanish).

Friday March 30th, 10am, Killarney Park MB Church (6426 Kerr St.): A Good Friday Joint Service, in support of Place of Refuge (a transitional living house for men recovering from alcohol and drug addiction).

Sunday April 1st, 8:30am, Church Basement: An Easter Morning Potluck Breakfast. Bring a favourite breakfast food to share as we eat together and celebrate Christ’s Resurrection!

Sunday April 1st, 10am, Church Sanctuary: Our Easter Sunday service, featuring the 'flowering cross' and communion. Please bring a few flowers to add to our ‘flowering cross’ – although we will have extras if you forget!

Camp Squeah Paddleathon -- 20th Anniversary!

This annual fundraiser for Camp Squeah's Summer Student Bursary is going to look a bit different this year -- just a one-day event, paddling the Harrison River to Island 22 on the Fraser River on Saturday April 21st. Our pastor, Lydia, will be participating, so please do sponsor her if you're able! Other participants are still welcome, but talk to Lydia soon so you can register and get your donation receipt book.

MCBC Conference: "Reading the Bible Together"

Saturday April 14th, 9:30am to 3:30pm
At Level Ground Mennonite Church (31216 King Rd., Abbotsford)

Lydia Cruttwell and Tim Kuepfer are helping to organise a one-day conference on Biblical Interpretation, featuring guest speaker Tim Geddert (professor of New Testament at Fresno Pacific University). Registration is online at or through the church office -- the cost is $5 per person if you're 25 and under, or $15 per person if you're over 25 (registration cost includes a simple catered lunch).

Meeting Joji Pantoja, MC Canada Witness Worker in the Phillippines

Joji Pantoja, MC Canada Witness worker, and CEO of Coffee for Peace, will be joining us Saturday, March 3rd at 10am (in the church basement), to connect with us and share stories of her peace building work in the Philippines. Joji is married to Dann Pantoja and together they give leadership to Coffee for Peace, a fair trade income generation business supporting peace and community building programs in her work with indigenous coffee farmers in the Philippines. They are partners with Mennonite Church Canada in their efforts with Peace Builders Community and Peace and Reconciliation Teams.

Join us for a good cup of coffee and some time with one of the peace builders our community supports! Talk to Adam if you have any questions.

Prayer and Communion for March

Our monthly Prayer and Communion service will be on Wednesday, March 7th at 7;30 pm in the church basement -- please come join us as we encounter God through prayer, scripture, and the Lord's Supper.

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