Missions and Service

The Missions and Service ministry provides leadership and congregational resources for various ad-hoc and ongoing sub-committees, and service groups that are involved with service and ministry to our community, and beyond.

Refugee Sponsorship

MRMC has a long history of working with MCC to sponsor refugees, beginning with Vietnamese Boat people and Salvadoran refugees in the 70’s and 80’s.  Since then we have worked with refugees from the Congo and more recently from Syria.  

Hold your cursor over a photo below to see the story behind it.

Leonie and Stephane

In 2000, during an ‘Africa Sunday’ the Lwamba brothers, a recently arrived family group from Eastern Congo who sang as a musical group called Krystal, asked for MRMC’s help in bringing their two sisters to Canada. After a long and difficult process, Leonie with 5 children arrived in March of 2004. At Christmas that year we learned that Leonie’s husband had been located in a refugee camp in Africa. We decided to apply to sponsor him under the family reunification process. It took until August 2010 before we were able to welcome Stephane, Leonie’s husband to Saskatoon. (Photo)

Omar and Ramia's story

Most recently, the refugee situation brought about by the conflict in Syria, prompted us to reach out to MCC and once again seek to sponsor a refugee. In May 2016 a family of 6 were welcomed at the airport, and taken to their new home in Saskatoon.  We spent many hours sometimes with the help of human interpreters and sometimes using Google Translate, learning to know this friendly family; helping the children orient to school and getting the parents enrolled in EAL (English as an Additional Language) classes.

Ali and Fathiyeh story

It wasn't long after Ramia and Omar were in Canada, and had learned to communicate with us that Ramia began to tell us about a brother and family who were having difficulties in their refugee camp.  Together we approached MCC to see what could done.  Eventually MCC was able to arrange to sponsor the family, with the Mennonite church in Langham as sponsor.  We agreed to assist the Langham church with some funds and with the benefit of our prior experience.  In October 2019 Ramia and family were able to greet her brother Ali and his family at the airport.

Annual Spring Food Drive

For the past several years we have been involved with the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre's spring city wide food drive.  Our church volunteers collected the food donations from the physical neighbourhood around the church, and delivered it to collection centers for the Food Bank.