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Posted: Apr 11, 2016
In recognition of the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale’s 50th event this year, the coordinating committee suggested that the Relief Sale attempt to raise additional funds which will be targeted specifically to help the displaced people in Syria. We are initiating a special fundraising activity for the Syrian cause called $50,000 for 50 Years. The intention is to solicit for donations from Relief... Read More
Posted: Apr 02, 2016
After the 2015 sale the Sale Committee started to look at what we needed to do for the 50th sale. One of the ideas that we approved was that we should refresh the look and feel of our brand. We asked Innovative Designs from Millbank to provide us with a new visual identity for our organization. The result is being used in all our promotional material, website and facebook site. Trevor Martin,... Read More
Posted: Mar 30, 2016
The New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale is happy to host the 2016 North American Mennonite Relief Sale Workshops that are being held in Waterloo Region May 25-28th.  Relief Sale organizers, committee members and other volunteers from across North America will meet for educational and networking sessions at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo. Participants will also have an opportunity... Read More
Posted: Mar 21, 2016
For fifty years people have been coming to the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale and contributed to its success. This year we have the privilege to look back and reflect on the generosity of donors, volunteers, and sale attendees, as well as the blessings of God. As part of celebrating fifty years, we feel honoured by the generosity and talent of a well-known local artist, Peter Etril Snyder, who... Read More
Posted: Mar 16, 2016
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that as of July 2015, the world had 59.5 million refugee or displaced people. Ten years ago that number was estimated to be 37.5 million. In recent times a significant number of refugees have been fleeing the civil war in Syrian, and in the last six months, Canada has promised to accept 25,000 of those refugees. MCC has been a... Read More
Posted: Mar 16, 2016
Date: May 15, 2016Time: 7:30 p.m.Place: Steinmann Mennonite Church  Accompanied by: Waterloo Chamber Players Singing: The Creation by Haydn Tickets: $20.00 Tickets available from: MCC Ontario office: 519-745-8458 Online:  For more information, see or email... Read More
Posted: Feb 29, 2016
This dinner is a major fundraiser to cover Relief Sale expenses.Ticket cost: $10.See the Relief Sale Representative at your church for tickets or contact Marilyn at the MCC Ontario office at 519-745-8458Please purchase tickets in advance. Donations above the cost of the ticket will receive a charitable tax receipt. Guest speakers: Kaylee Perez, Refugee Sponsorship Associate. Kaylee... Read More
Posted: Feb 27, 2016
This article was printed in the New Hamburg IndependentBy Scott Miller Cressman Photo: Peter Etril Snyder presents his painting of the Mennonite Relief Sale to Anne Brubacher, a member of the committee preparing for the sale’s 50th anniversary in May. The iconic sights and sounds of the Mennonite Relief Sale in New Hamburg are celebrated in a new artwork, painted to honour the event’s 50th... Read More
Posted: Feb 27, 2016
The Cooperative Quilt project was started in 2015. Based on traditional patterns, these quilts made are “stash busters.” Stash Buster quilts are primarily made of fabrics from a quilter’s stash. The Cooperative Quilts contain blocks of traditional patterns – Grandmother's Flower Garden, Maple Leaf, and Log Cabin. These quilts will be auctioned at this year’s sale.  ... Read More
Posted: Feb 26, 2016
This year, during the Quilt and Fibre Art Festival, the St Jacobs Mennonite Church is planning to offer a display of quilts that have been purchased during the last 50 years from the Relief Sale auction. This will be a great way to celebrate 50 sales. Many quilts are still needed. If you have a quilt that was purchased at one of the last 50 auctions that could be used in the display, please... Read More


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