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by Cheryl Wall

Highland will once again be hosting a pie booth at the MCC Relief Sale this September.  We will be serving pie and ice cream on Friday evening, September 7/12 from 6 pm until approximately 10 pm.  We need help in the following areas: 1) If you would like to take a one hour shift in […]

Expressions of Peace Sunday

by Cheryl Wall

Many, many thanks to all who contributed to our Expressions of Peace Sunday, through song, dance, story-telling, recitation, and visual displays. In case you missed it, here are some of the contributions: Learning for Life’s (3-6 year olds) composition, “Holding Hands in Friendship”,  Heinz Klassen’s paintings, “Peaceful Mountains”,  Learning for Life’s origami, “Doves of Peace” and […]

Roses for Obediah

by Cheryl Wall

There are an estimated 340,000 orphans existing today in Sierra Leone. At Highland Community Church, we know of ONE. Highland Community Church is raising funds to help a Sierra Leonean refugee family adopt their 3-year-old orphaned nephew and bring him to Abbotsford. A number of years ago, people at Highland Community Church (Abbotsford) hosted a […]

Articles in Roots and Branches Magazine

by Holly Klaassen

Some time ago, Rob Martens wrote a number of articles about the Mennonite Brethren for “Roots and Branches magazine” (Andrew also wrote one article). This issue is now available online at http://www.mhsbc.com/news/pdf/RB16-3_2010_Oct.pdf. As a follow-up to HCC’s Focus Series on “The Naked Anabaptist” this may be of interest to some Highlanders. All the back issues […]

Steve Bell Concert

by Cheryl Wall

Coming soon! Check out this link for more information!http://stevebell.com/2012/01/steve-bell-at-highland-community-church-on-february-29th/

Decorating the Tree

by Cheryl Wall

Thanks to Connie for sharing these pictures of her small group decorating the tree for Christmas 2011!

Christmas Concert Invitation from Frank and Wendy

by Cheryl Wall

On Saturday, December 10th, at 7:00 pm, the Joy Vox Community Choir presents their annual Christmas Concert. This fabulous event is being held at the North Valley Baptist Church, 32715 Cherry Ave., Mission, BC. Admission is $10.00 and tickets are available at the door with proceeds going to the food bank. This evening features the […]

New Book: Renewing Identity and Mission

by Cheryl Wall

Kindred Productions has just released this book which includes chapters by J and Andrew. J’s contribution is entitled “Passing on Peace? Canadian Mennonite Brethren and Peacemaking.” Andrew’s chapter is “Can the Center Hold? Conversion in Canadian Mennonite Brethren Spirituality.” This is the first book that Andrew helped steer through to publication in his role as […]

Celebrating the Harvest

by Cheryl Wall

Thanks to Maryann Jantzen for taking and sharing these pictures of the Highland Community Garden harvest potluckand church service.

An Article by Jennifer Doede

by Cheryl Wall

Jennifer Doede wrote an article entitled, “Reading good literature: unsettling our lives” for the August 2011 issue of the MB Herald. You can also find it by clicking on this link: http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/publications/mb_herald/august_2011/features/reading/

Kendra and David’s Wedding (from Connie)

by Cheryl Wall

Here are a few pictures of Kendra’s and David’s wedding. It was held at Eagle Bay Camp, on Shuswap Lake May 28/11. Steve Imbach married them. The weather was perfect. We had a wonderful time celebrating with them, and we enjoyed the day with many friends and family. They will live in Abbotsford, as she […]

Expressions of Joy Weekend

by Cheryl Wall

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our third “Expressions” weekend!Here’s a bit of what we enjoyed. Will playing the piano on Saturday night.Carmen’s vintage photos–a couple of these youngsters are now elders!Wendy’s watercolours.John’s “Canadiana” display cabinet.Sue’s watercolours.Helmut’s photography.Sandi’s wet-felted sea shore.Gene’s woodburning.Julia’s photography of “Arches”.Sandi’s wet and needlefelted art.Helmut’s African hardwood desk.Connie’s family memory […]