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Living with Loss and Finding Belonging

Living with Loss and Finding Belonging

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Date(s) - 02/06/2019
2:30 pm - 8:00 pm

King Road MB Church


MHSBC presents: “Living With Loss and Finding Belonging: The Stories of Postwar Mennonite Refugees” presentation by Paul Born & Dr. Marlene Epp at 2:30pm (Free), Faspa (Advance tickets $15.00) at 4:30pm and “Celebration: Remembering the Stories of the Postwar Mennonite Refugees” (Free) at 6:00pm.

This event will be regarding Mennonites, escaping Russia on the Great Trek in 1943-44, coming into Poland, then into Germany, and then coming to Canada in 1947, 48, 49, and early 50—they’re known as the “48ers”. Every 10 years we honor what they went through with a commemorative event for this time period in Mennonite history. This year we will have a full afternoon and evening including a lecture in the afternoon, Faspa (light meal), and a celebratory stories and song night. We will also have a pop-up gallery of selected art from Ray Dirk’s exhibit: “Along the Road to Freedom”.

This is the first time we will have a husband and wife joint presentation with Dr. Marlene Epp and her husband Paul Born who grew up here in the Fraser Valley. Their presentation is titled: “Living with Loss and Finding Belonging: The Stories of Postwar Mennonite Refugees”. The team lecture will be on dealing with post World War II trauma, resettlement and how Mennonites picked up their lives again here in Canada. After the presentation, we will have a meal together. After the meal, we will sing together and hear stories to remember this traumatic time in Mennonite history.

Paul & Marlene’s books available for purchase. Along the Road to Freedom by Ray Dirks on Display. All take place at King Road MB Church, Abbotsford.

Opportunity to sponsor these events! More details 604-853-6177 or


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