About us and MCC

Announcement: The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held Saturday March 3, 2018, at 5:30 pm at the Parkview auditorium (12184 Ninth Line, Stouffville). All TMF members are welcome to attend; we’re having soup for supper.

Members? Board members, past Board members, current and past “department heads” who organized the booths, and “such other individuals… as are admitted as members by the board of directors”.

On the agenda for 2018: a special motion to update our bylaws: Please see the proposed by-laws (PDF).

If you want to vote on this motion by proxy for the 2018 AGM: Please print the proxy form (Word); fill it in; and, before the AGM, give it to Karen H., or your congregation’s TMF Board member, or someone you know who will attend.

About the Toronto Mennonite Festival

Toronto Mennonite Festival supports relief, development and peace around the world, through  Mennonite Central Committee, raising over $1.3 million since 1967. TMF is run by Toronto Area Mennonite volunteers; the previous Board Chair is the granddaughter of one of the founders. Traditionally known as “Black Creek Pioneer Village MCC Relief Sale,” it was founded in 1967 and has had charitable and non-profit status since then.

About Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation.

Websites: MCC Canada and MCC Ontario.

Priorities
MCC’s priorities in carrying out its purpose are: 1) disaster relief, 2) sustainable community development and 3) justice and peace-building.

Approaches
MCC approaches its mission by addressing poverty, oppression and injustice – and their systemic causes; accompanying partners and the church in a process of mutual transformation, accountability and capacity building; building bridges to connect people and ideas across cultural, political and economic divides; and caring for creation.

Values
MCC values peace and justice. MCC seeks to live and serve nonviolently in response to the biblical call to peace and justice.

MCC values just relationships. MCC seeks to live and serve justly and peacefully in each relationship, incorporating listening and learning, accountability and mutuality, transparency and integrity.

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