Shaping Families

Shaping Families, a 15-minute radio program produced by MennoMedia, will begin airing Oct. 6 on Faith FM 94.3 in Kitchener at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday mornings. Programs can be found online beginning on the air date with podcasts, transcripts, and a study guide for small group or Sunday school class usage at

October 6 – Families Under Construction

Gareth Brandt (Abbotsford, BC), author of the book: Under Construction: Framing Men’s Spirituality and blogger at the guest on Shaping Families this week. He discusses men’s issues and shares some of his own experiences as a father of four.

October 13 – Making Faith Come Alive

Joyce Mercer is interviewed on Shaping Families this week on the theme of families and faith formation. Melissa Miller of Winnipeg makes her debut as a regular contributor in the “My Turn” section of the program.

October 20 – Autism: Finding Help

Karen McCormick discloses her family’s struggle and successes finding help for their son with autism.

October 27 – Please Pass the Faith

Elsie Rempel, an educator and faith formation consultant for Mennonite church Canada, talks about challenges facing churches today regarding children. She’s the author of a book, Please Pass the Faith from Herald Press. Phil Wagler, pastor of Gracepoint Community Church in Surrey, BC offers his insights in the “My Turn” segment of Shaping Families this week.