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Coming To Saskatoon, November 8, a Friday evening in the Fellowship Hall at Bethany Manor, is author Maureen Klassen. She has written a memoir, which is a sequel to her earlier book, Ambassador to His People: C. F. Klassen and the Russian Mennonite Refugees.
"In this narrative, Maureen's writing gives life to a Russian woman seeking her brother in Canada, to an intrepid man arrested by the KGB and never heard from again, and to the amazing woman at the heart of this story, her mother-in-law, Mary Brieger Klassen. This memoir attests to our human impulse to recover the truth and it demonstrates the grace to sit with the silence of the past."
- Connie Braun, author, The Steppes are the Colour of Sepia
Download a POSTER: It Happened in Moscow-Promo.
David Neufeld, Herschel, (MCC volunteer, pastor, First Nations cultural interpreter) tells stories of Vietnam and First Nations people
Wilmer and Barb Froese, Rosthern, (pastors, farmers) will talk about their experiences at Stoney Hill near Laird
Sarah Buhler, Saskatoon, (MCC volunteer, law professor) will talk about how her family members reacted to violence in Russia and Italy
Don Regier, Laird, (Conscientious Objector, merchant) will talk about his experiences as a CO during WW2.
Download a POSTER that combines both events of the November 8-9 weekend; Happened-in-Moscow-&Peace-Stories.pdf (Your posting and sharing of these posters is much appreciated!)
MCC Canada is celebrating 50 years of Service in Christ's name, and everyone is invited. Free admission. The story-telling will begin on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 pm. with a Launch for the new book; "MCC in Canada" written by Esther Epp-Tiessen, Winnipeg. There will be a book signing and reception to follow.
Saturday morning will begin with a session at 8:30 am. to look at MCC Canada in Historical Context. This will be broken into two parts.
The afternoon sessions will focus on the Stories: Surprises, Setbacks, and Successes of MCC in Canada. Later, there will be a session to ponder the future and collect your voices and memories too.
You will want to look at the brochure which describes all this in greater detail, and it will probably be wise to print out a copy for yourself, and a few more for your friends. Here's the MCC in Canada's 50th Brochure.