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Saturday, February 1, 2020 — 9:00 AM EST

“Food & Faith: Mennonites farming at home & around the world”

Mennonite sociologist Winfield Fretz called farming the ‘sacred vocation.’  Even though fewer and fewer Mennonites are involved in it, we are all dependent on, if not blessed by it.  We used to talk together about farming and faith a lot more when more of us were farmers.  Maybe it’s time to talk again. 

"Farmers Breakfast Roundtable: Breakfast and discussion with Ontario Mennonites in Agriculture"
Breakfast and Discussion | February 1 at 9:00 AM | Conrad Grebel University College

This breakfast roundtable is a panel discussion of the way farming, food, family and faith come together in our various lives.  Whether you make your living feeding others or have your life because of their work, you are welcome to join this breakfast roundtable.

This event is free. Please register.

Light breakfast provided.

Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies

The Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies were established in 2000 through the generosity of Lester Bechtel. As a devoted churchman with an active interest in Mennonite history, Lester’s dream was to make the academic world of research and study accessible to a broader constituency and to build bridges of understanding between the academy and the church. This lecture series provides a forum through which the core meaning and values of the Anabaptist-Mennonite faith and heritage might be communicated to a diverse audience and be kept relevant and connected to the rapidly changing world of our day.

The Bechtel Lectures provide the opportunity for representatives of a variety of disciplines and professions to explore topics that reflect the breadth and depth of Mennonite history, identity, faith and culture. Conrad Grebel University College is pleased to host this annual event.

Free | Registration Required
CGR - Conrad Grebel University
Schlegel Community Education Room
140 Westmount Road North

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6