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Resources Available to Borrow


  • On loan from Commonword - Available on the wooden shelf under the bulletin board in the foyer

    Parables: Stories Jesus Told     


    Lifting Hearts Off the Ground: Declaring Indigenous Rights in Poetry  

                            

    Provoking the Gospel of Luke: A   (Highlighted book of the week)   

    Storyteller's Commentary Year C    


    Maybe I Can Love My Neighbour Too  (Highlighted book of the week)    


    Luke 1–9 (volume 43A)           


    Radical Jesus: A Graphic History of Faith                             


    Gospel of Luke and Ephesians: First Nations Version                       


    The Soulmaking Room (Highlighted book of the week)               


    Luke: With the Word                


    Relationships and Emotions After Christendom: Practical Help for Constructive Relationships         


    Hope, Healing and Community:  Celebrating 50 Years of Eden Health Care Services                       


    Recovering from the Anabaptist  Vision: New Essays in Anabaptist Identity and Theological Method


    Fully Engaged: Missional Church in an Anabaptist Voice           


    The Celebration Place: God's Plan for a Delightfully Diverse Church  


    Making Waves: Fifty Stories about Sharing Love and Changing the World     


    Imagining Church: Seeing Hope in a World of Change          


    Re-Imagining the Church:  Implications of Being a People in the World                   


    Souls in the Hands of a Tender God: Stories of the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets             


    City of God: Faith in the Streets   


    The Voice of Luke: Not Even Sandals


  • Podcasts

    Re-Imagining Church with Tom Yoder Neufeld (podcast episode): https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/82/24622


    Listening and Embracing Who God is Calling Us to Be (Podcast Episode) 

     https://anchor.fm/courageous-imagination/episodes/01-Listening-and-Embracing-who-God-is-calling-Us-to-Be-ev275b



  • online resources

    The church doing something new:

    The Baby and the Bathwater (ebook): https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/82/23953


    2019 Gathering Plenary: Dr. Elaine Heath (videos): https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/83/21314


    Luke:

    The Gospel of Luke: The Relationship between Salvation, Discipleship, and Wealth (downloadable study): https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/82/19445


    Youth studies on Luke (29 downloadable studies): https://www.commonword.ca/go/2766

  • special features

    MCM:

    How Should We Be and Do Church after COVID? Food for Thought for MCM Church Leaders and Congregations (downloadable file): https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/82/24215

     

    MC Canada:

    God’s Green Church: Becoming a Creation Care Congregation (downloadable guide): https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/82/24826


    2021 Mennonite Church Canada Annual Report: Update to Regional Churches and Congregations (downloadable file): https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/82/25229

     

    ISR:

    Responsive Reading - Repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery: A Litany for Churches (downloadable litany): https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/82/24988


    Faith Action Toolkit: 1492 Land Back Lane – from CPT (downloadable guide): https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/82/24141


    Full collection of resources (includes both loan and online): https://www.commonword.ca/go/2098

  • Online courses

    A 55-Plus Enrichment Program of CMU

     

    The Spring 2022 Xplore Session begins the first week of March

     

    Courses:

     

    Reading the Bible as if our lives depended on it! with Mary Schertz

    Sabbath:  “A Life-long, Life-Giving Rhythm” with April Yamasaki

    The Legacy of Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Piet Meiring

    "Palestine-Israel:  Is this Settler Colonialism?" hosted by Palestine-Israel Network

    1 Corinthians: Community and Conflict with Dan Nighswander

    Why Mennonite World Conference with Arli Klassen

    Learning About Biblical Women Through Art with MaryLou Driedger

    The Low German Mennonite Diaspora: A History of Separation, Adaptation, and Resistance; Hans Werner

     

     

    For more information, see

    www.cmu.ca/xplore

     

    Registration is now open


  • You're Invited: 
    Jubilee Online Course

       

    Friends,

    In the midst of another pandemic winter, we invite you to gather around the (proverbial) fire with us to dream of old stories and new worlds to come. 

    Join us for an in-depth, three week online course focused on the calls of Jubilee: debts forgiven, slaves and prisoners freed, and land laid to rest.

    WHAT TO EXPECT
    Each session will include reflection from one of our issue’s authors as well as group discussion based on the Geez 63: Sound the Trumpet study guide. We will hear from Dean Dettloff (“Forgive us our Debts, Foreign and Domestic”), Jake Ehrlich (“Shmita: Radical Jews Practice Release”), and Hannah Bowman (“Thinking Abolition Theologically”). 

    WHEN AND WHERE
    This course will take place on Tuesday evenings, February 8, 15, and 22 from 7:30-9pm EST over Zoom.

    COST
    We are asking for a sliding scale donation from $25-75. Yet, money will never be an obstacle, so don’t be shy to let us know if that doesn't work for you. The class is limited to 25 participants.