Assembly 2023

Hosted by Winkler MB Church

The annual Assembly of Churches has been traditionally held over the course of two days with workshops on Friday, a worship service in the evening and the AGM or business on Saturday. This year we have changed the format by integrating the worship service into our Saturday Assembly. By doing this, we hope to foster a time steeped in connection through worship, communion and meaningful stories.

Recognizing that there are continuing dynamics rippling from the pandemic, we are committed to participating in a face-to-face environment as much as possible. We believe that our opportunity to represent our community and engage with others is enhanced when we occupy the same space physically. For participation and voting, delegates need to be present in Winkler. *One exception is for delegates from our three northern churches. 

Workshops will continue to be held on Friday. 

Friday 

1:00 pm – Doors & Registration Open

1:30 – 2:45 pm – Workshop Slot #1

2:45 – 3:45  pm – Food, Fellowship & Fun

3:45 pm – Workshop Slot #2

4:45/5 pm – Doors Close

Saturday

8:30 am – Doors & Registration Open 

9:00 – 12:30 pm – Assembly

12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch Together

1:30 – 4:30 pm – Assembly

 

Delegates

Delegates are people appointed by their church leadership who have been chosen to represent the church as a whole. If you are unsure if this is you, please connect with your church leadership. All are welcome to attend the service and AGM, but the distinction is important. For your reference, we have provided the MBCM’s Constitution Article 6, Section 2 below:

  1. Congregations in good standing shall be represented at Assemblies of Congregations of the Manitoba Conference by their leader or pastor and one (I) delegate for every fifteen (15) members or a fraction. Only delegates shall have voting privileges.
  2. All delegates shall be in good standing with their local member congregation and shall have been authorized by it to be one of its representatives.
  3. The Executive may invite any person to participate in deliberations at any Assembly of Congregations.

WORKSHOPS

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Workshop Details will be made available February 1st.

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshop Details will be made available February 1st.

MBCM REPORTS

The reports in this section are from the board & staff of MBCM as well as our 2022 Assembly Minutes and Financial Statements. PDF downloads will be available.

We will be continuing to update these reports as they are submitted.

Moderator’s Report

Provincial Director’s Report

Director of Church Ministries Report

Decision Point & Nominee Slate

Boards & Committees

MBCM Assembly 2022 Minutes

2022 Financial Statements

PARTNER & AGENCY REPORTS

Reports will be made available as they are submitted. Thank you.

Simonhouse Bible Camp

Multiply Central Canada

Steinbach Bible College

Mennonite Central Committee

Square One World Media

MB Seminary

Canadian Mennonite University

International Community of Mennonite Brethren

CCMBC Legacy Fund

Mennonite Disaster Service

Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute

Eden Health Care Services

National Faith & Life Team

Staying the Night in Winkler

We are aware that there is a hockey tournament happening in town over the Assembly weekend, but hotel rooms are still available. There are several hotels available – below we have listed two. There will also be a limited number of billets available in Winkler and Morden. If you are interested in this option, please contact Amanda at amanda@mbcm.ca

Recommended Hotels

 

 

Quality Inn – 851 Main St.

Online Booking  | 204-325-4381

 

Days Inn & Suites – 395 Boundary Trail

Online Booking | 204-325-8888