Waterloo, Ont. - The Mennonite Church Canada Assembly in 2012 will mark the start of a two year cycle of national church gatherings, followed by assembly 2014, 2016, and so on. While the motion to make this change passed with a strong majority at Assembly 2011, some delegates were not enthused about meeting biennially. They did, however, understand the financial impact of annual assemblies and the related demands on staff. Diminished personal connections and fewer opportunities for Area Churches to host an assembly were noted concerns.