from Threshold Ministries to “equip leaders
for mission inside and outside the walls of
the church.” Threshold is a national equipping
and partnering ministry based in St. John,
N.B. The new three-year program will hold
two-week intensives in spring and fall, see
students involved in a local ministry for at
least 15 hours per week, and be capped by a
thesis project related to their future ministry.
Kindred Credit Union is the new name for
Mennonite Savings and Credit Union, effective
June 2016. The change results from a yearlong
collaborative process and is aimed to appeal
to a broader audience beyond its current
20,000 members in Southern Ontario. The co-operative aims to offer banking that connects
values and faith with finances, inspiring
peaceful, just and prosperous communities.
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RSVP Ministries is the new name for
StoneCroft Ministries Canada. This
organization exists to invite women into
relationship with God through Jesus, inspire
hope, growth and passionate living, and
provide opportunities to invest generously
in the lives of others. It is headquartered in
Edmonton. It maintains warm relations with
its parent organization Stonecroft U.S.
Christian Horizons and Menno Homes of Sask.
Inc., in an amalgamation that takes effect
July 1. Menno Homes supports over 50 people
with developmental disabilities in 11 homes
in Saskatchewan, and operates vocational
and day programs for more than 70 people.
Christian Horizons supports people in over 200
homes, mainly in Ontario, as well as through
more coverage of electoral reform.
Subsidized senior care
Re: Gently Into the Arms of Jesus (Jan/Feb
THE PALLIATIVE care patients featured in
the article all seemed to have strong advocates and support. However the sad
reality is that many of us face the prospect
of aging and dying without that safety net.
My mother recently died at the age of a
hundred. She spent the last seven years in
subsidized care, the last three in the
Alzheimer unit. Subsidized facilities are
often less than ideal, but fortunately Mum
was well taken care of, aided no doubt
by my advocacy, constant visits and
My observation in such facilities is that
once a person is unable to attend church,
they are forgotten by their church and
receive limited spiritual nurturing at best.
It would be interesting for Faith Today to
explore if our seeker-oriented churches
are neglecting our saints, or how best to
care for those senior saints who are phys-
ically and mentally challenged.
What does our lack of effective care do
to a lonely senior? Does the option of
assisted suicide become a 3 a.m. temptation to some who spent long lives believing it to be wrong? How can we help ensure a sense of purpose, worth and
significance to those with major physical
and financial challenges?
Thank you for the thoughtful approach
you bring to controversial and current
issues that believers face.