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  • Thu 16 Jun

    When Compassion Fatigue Hits...































    “Thy kingdom come…on earth as it is in heaven.”
    - Jesus in the “Lord’s Prayer”

    For most of the past 22 years I’ve worked in the area of compassion, mission, and justice. Along the way, when I see the news or learn about new needs, sometimes I get overwhelmed and discouraged. I get ”compassion fatigue.” Does this ever happen to you?

    If so, we can feel forced into two choices: either burnout or to find a way to ignore the needs...

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  • Thu 19 May

    The Ecuador Earthquakes, the Fort McMurray Wildfire, and What We Can Do to Be Prepared



    Reports from Reuters say that “The April 16th earthquake, Ecuador's worst in nearly seven decades, flattened buildings along the coast… Two earthquakes struck Ecuador's coast on Wednesday, causing minor injuries and light damage in the same region where a magnitude 7.8 tremor killed more than 650 people last month.”  To top it off, this morning at 7:05am Ecuador experienced another earthquake with 4.6 magnitude.

    Yesterday, the Albertan wildfire...

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  • Wed 11 May

    Introducing: The Spark Initiative


    Futurist, inventor and explorer Arthur C. Clarke said that new ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can't be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along! Did you know that we’re getting behind the inspired spark of young social entrepreneurs by helping to fuel their good ideas with finances and mentorship?

    Introducing: The Spark Initiative

    The Spark Initiative is a 10-month leadership grant for leaders under 35 years...

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  • Thu 05 May

    The 2016 Africa Learning Team

    Africa Learning Team 2016

    Our 11th Africa Learning Team will begin their journey on Saturday May 7! Follow Bruxy, Nina, Maya, Amanad, David, and Ron as they visit our friends and partners in South Africa, Malawi, and Zambia! To see the latest, blog, vlog, or see their social media updates be sure to check out the ALT Social Hub .
    Just go to www.africalearningteam.com

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  • Thu 21 Apr

    Loving more, living with less




    There is something really special when you see people give to others with a huge, genuine smile on their face and dance in their step! I know it’s special because last Sunday, I was privileged to witness it first-hand as many members of our Meeting House community participated in rePURPOSE.

    Let’s try an activity.

    Take a moment and remember all the things God’s blessed you with. Remember how He has provided for you in the big ways and small ways. How much comes...

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  • Thu 24 Mar

    A Life Reborn




    Easter is about new life and new beginnings. It’s about us being transformed to become more like Jesus. In the spirit of the season, we’re sharing a testimony from Tim Horne who attends our Kitchener site. Tim and his wife Lili are full-time staff with
    New Life Prison Ministry . In his support role working with those leaving the prison system, Tim has witnessed many stories of personal rebirth and transformation. Here’s a powerful example he recently shared...

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  • Thu 10 Mar

    Good Friday and Easter Sunday 2016

    Good Friday Easter 2016 The Meeting House








    Good Friday | March 25 --  Easter Sunday | March 27

    Join us as we remember and celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus. 
    For services times and locations check out themeetinghouse.com easter.

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  • Thu 18 Feb

    AIDS CARE 2016 Update

    AIDS CARE

    February is one of our favourite months at The Meeting House. It’s when our community rallies together as a family during our annual AIDS CARE campaign. With just under two weeks left of AIDS CARE 2016 , we want to highlight some of the amazing ways our Meeting House community is supporting the work of our partner Mennonite Central Committee in Southern Africa. Each year, we’re encouraged by how our church body expresses compassion uniquely within their own community....

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  • Wed 27 Jan

    AIDS CARE in Lesotho

    Children in Lesotho

    In the summer of 2014, I had the privilege of being part of the Africa Learning Team that went to Lesotho and South Africa. We began our time at Paballong. It is situated on the Berea Plateau. I was overwhelmed by the incredible creativity of God everywhere I looked. We were surrounded by mountains and the view in any direction was breathtaking!

    Paballong is comprised of an HIV AIDS clinic, a farm, youth centre and a daycare centre. The Meeting House supports the daycare centre through...

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  • Tue 19 Jan

    The Sounds of Palestine




    “O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie” (unfortunately not the case in 2015)

    In November I had the privilege of spending two weeks behind the separation wall in Bethlehem, listening to the heart-wrenching stories of the people of this land. The birthplace of our Saviour is no quiet village today , but is instead one of numerous flashpoints of conflict between the occupiers and the occupied in the Holy Land. As I walked along the peaceful shores of Lake...

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