Every child matters
June is Indigenous History Month. Please join MCC in lifting up the survivors and multi-generational survivors who carry the pain of Residential Schools. Learn more at mcco.ca/remembering. Wear an MCC “Every Child Matters” button – available at MCC Thrift shops
Mennonite Disaster Service is looking for volunteers. MDS is partnering with Menno Homes on a project to provide affordable housing to a low income family by fixing up a home in the Kitchener/Waterloo area. As COVID restrictions loosen MDS will be looking for local day volunteers to assist with this project. The work includes exterior siding, drywalling, painting, flooring, etc. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Bruce Weber at 519-577-8521.
Saturday June 19th at 8 p.m. World Refugee Day Webinar
Celebrate with us as we hear stories of how groups have worked with MCC to welcome refugees in their communities. We’ll also hear from Paul Shetler Fast, MCC’s Global Health Coordinator, about the impact of COVID-19 on displaced people. To register, go to mcco.ca/webinars.
Monday June 21st at 8 p.m. Screening: Butterfly Monument
The short film, Butterfly Monument, documents the creation of a public memorial dedicated to the late Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree education advocate from Attawapiskat First Nation. This important film is especially relevant during Indigenous History month. Butterfly Monument works to counter the discriminatory ideas of Indigenous persons and offers a story of resilience and diversity, and humanity. To learn more and to register for the screening, go to mcco.ca/events.
Join our team at MCCO!
There’s still time to apply for the Material Resources Program Warehouse Associate position. Applications close on June 16, so head over to mcco.ca/serve to learn more and to apply today.
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Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp will host its 54th ANNUAL CHICKEN BARBECUE as a DRIVE THRU EVENT on Tuesday June 22nd from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. All proceeds support Hidden Acres’ summer camp ministry to children, families and individuals. Individual Meal $15.00; Family Meal (4 people) $55.00. Additional pieces of chicken will be available for purchase for $4/piece. ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY. Purchase tickets atwww.hiddenacres.ca or call the camp at 519-625-8602.
For sale! MCC Thrift has a number of heavy duty rolling tables available for sale. Each table is in excellent condition and measures 50″ x 98″ x 35″ and the bin is 12″ deep. To get yours today, contact Karla Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grow Hope Niagara
Become a virtual farmer by partnering with CFGB and MCC to sponsor acres through Grow Hope Niagara and raise funds to help hungry people around the world. Your $400 per acre sponsorship can become up to $2000 through government matching. More info at mcco.ca/grow-hope.
You can provide emergency relief in Gaza
Violence continues to escalate in Gaza, Israel, and the West Bank, worsening an already poor humanitarian situation, especially in Gaza. MCC will be working with partners to provide emergency relief to people affected. Your financial support will provide essential support for so many. To donate, go to mcccanada.ca/gaza-relief.
Student Aid Applications:
While fall continues to remain a bit uncertain for our students, EZMC remains committed to supporting individuals who consider Christian nurture and leadership development to be part of their education. Student aid applications are due June 30 for the 2021/2022 school year (Sept 2021 – Aug 2022). If you are interested in applying or would like to know more, please contact Tracey Kropf at email@example.com.
The 2021 Camp Subsidy Form is now available and you can complete and return to Dawn Zehr either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail (657173 15th line, R.R.#1 Tavistock, ON N0B 2R0). Please note that this year no funds will be sent until camps can confirm their programming depending on Covid-19 restrictions in place. Forms are available by contacting Lisa Suderman either by email at email@example.com or by phone (519-655-6824). Paper copies can be mailed to you if needed. If you have any questions please contact one of the Christian Education Lay Ministers – Bethany Kropf or Dana Hyde.