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Hillcrest Mennonite Church celebrates its 50th anniversary
May 24, 2014

Hillcrest Mennonite Church celebrates its 50th anniversary: (24) evening meal servings at 5 and 6 p.m., DVD launch, musical program; (25) morning worship with speaker Jeff Wright of California, potluck lunch, displays. For more information, call 519-662-1577.

Theatre of the Beat presents A Bicycle Built for Two
May 23, 2014

Theatre of the Beat presents A Bicycle Built for Two: A Playful Reflection on Marriage; all shows at 7:30 p.m. (3) Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, Kitchener; (23-24) Nineteen on the Park, Stouffville; (30) St. Catharines United Mennonite Church; (31) Danforth Mennonite Church,

Menno Singers
May 10, 2014

Menno Singers presents “Explorations: Concert No. 4—South,” with Debbie Lou Ludolph and Inshallah, performing Missa Criolla by Ramirez, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.

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Ways of the Spirit
M. Darrol Bryant, Editor

Ways of the Spirit: Celebrating Dialogue, Diversity and Spirituality takes us into the world of contemporary spirituality. These various essays explore pathways of the spirit from traditions East and West, North and South, religious and secular. Sharing recognition of the transforming power of the Spirit, these diverse voices invite readers into pathways that challenge, transform, and enhance our human journey.

Jane Ann McLachlan, Author

Connections is comprised of ten dramatic stories about the differences that separate people: differences of opinion, lifestyle, situation, culture and appearance. It is also about the difficulties people face, and how isolated their pain or sorrow can make them feel. Finally, it is about how we can bridge those differences and that sense of isolation with understanding, compassion, and faith. An excellent resource for small group ministry, such as book clubs, adult education, focus forums, women’s or men’s groups or retreats the stories in this book are intended to be uplifting, thought-provoking and interesting.


Worrying About Evolution
Owen Gingrich, Author

During a fateful period in 1923-24 Goshen College was closed as a consequence of a struggle within the Mennonite Church that can be identified as between conservative and liberal ideas. Goshen College was considered to be too liberal. A result was the removal of certain offending volumes from the college library and a shunning of ideas such as Darwinian evolution. Owen Gingerich, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and of the History of Science at Harvard University and a senior astronomer emeritus at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, relates this in the beginning of his lectures and introduces the primary protagonists in the national struggle for the mind of American biology: Louis Agassiz and Asa Gray of Harvard.