Mennonite Community Services (MCS) is the social arm of several Anabaptist churches in the Aylmer and surrounding area. The mission of MCS is to provide leadership and empowerment by promoting integration and inclusion of our diverse communities, and serving the broader community in partnership with local agencies, businesses, and churches in response to the needs of all.
Abram’s Last Christmas in Canada is a fictional story told by Gerhard Ens. It’s Christmas morning 1921. Abram, a 12-year old Mennonite boy, struggles to understand why his family must emigrate to Mexico.
Pictured is a homestead of a Mennonite settler in South Tofield, Alberta, 1920-30s. On March 1, 1922 at 11:00AM the first train carrying Mennonite settlers departed Plum Coulee, Manitoba, Canada destined for San Antonio de Arenales, Chihuahua, Mexico. During 1922-30 some 25,000 Mennonites immigrated to Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Paraguay.