Peace Sunday 2016: “Women of Peace”

2016-11-peace-buttonsPeace Sunday is the Sunday before Remembrance day. The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC is a relief organization that works for peace) each year puts together a theme and curriculum to be used by churches to broaden the Remembrance Day reflections to include non violent ways to work towards peace. 

The video above states that “It is more dangerous to be a women then a solider in modern warfare. Following conflict, women are often excluded from decisions that shape their future” It is because of this reality that Mennonites across the country this year will be telling stories of “Women of Peace.”

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Everyone is welcome regardless of religious or philosophical leanings. Thinking and talking about peace is an everybody kind of thing.

Peace Sunday at The Commons
6pm on November 6th
128 Hughson St. N.
(at the Hooper Law Building across from the Spice Factory)

Click Here to visit the”Women of Peace” Facebook Event Page

Help us reunite a family from Syria

14581507_10157450062935648_6824544771226646978_nPlease help our private sponsorship and reunification of a family from Syria.

14570300_10157450063750648_7868680891811624208_nWe are part of a group of friends and neighbors in partnership with The Commons church in Hamilton, Ontario who have come to know a special family that have settled in our community. We are sponsoring the eldest son of this family who still resides in a refugee camp in Jordan, along with his wife and four children. We are seeking financial donations to support our sponsorship which will go towards living expenses for one year upon their arrival. 100% of funds donated will go to this family and donations are tax deductible. Thank you kindly in advance for your contribution: $10, $50, $500, $5000…. any amount you can manage helps our collective efforts to reunite a family separated by this horrible war.

How To Donate:

  • To make a donation online please use the CanadaHelps donation page for our partner Hamilton Mennonite Church:
    https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/hamilton-mennonite-church/
    click “donate now and select “The Commons – refugee familyfund. https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/hamilton-mennonite-church/
  • To make a donation by cheque:
    You can write a cheque payable to “Hamilton Mennonite Church.”
    In the memo section please write: “The Commons – Refugee Family”.
    Mail to:
    Hamilton Mennonite Church,
    143 Lower Horning Rd. Hamilton, ON, L8S 3G8
  • A cash donation can be given to a member of the sponsorship team along with your name and mailing address for a tax receipt. The sponsorship team is: Kaelyn Koepke, Adrian McFarlane, Dawna Koepke, Sarah and Matt Leyenar, Susan Neudorf, Randell Neudorf

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