Wilmot Mennonite Church
God, whom we experience as Creator, Redeemer and Sustaining Spirit, loves us. We explore loving God, ourselves, and others, through worship, service, creation care, encouragement, and promoting peace and justice, inviting others to join us in experiencing God’s love.
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|Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. - John 14:27|
Mennonite Church Canada Updates
At Pentecost, many congregations have completed a season of Christian faith instruction for new Christians. Pray that hearing the faith stories of others and being received into the family of faith will strengthen, encourage and enliven the church in new ways for God’s mission in the world.
Praise God for the diversity in Mennonite Church Canada congregations! About 60 churches – or almost 25% of our family – worship or have ministries in languages other than English. Your financial donations help translate resource materials to support them. Thank you!
Events at Wilmot
Saturday, May 18, 7:00 p. m.
Double feature/ Season Finale Movie Night. “Solomon Islands” - Catherine and John , two baby boomers who enjoy meeting people and absorbing the culture, travel by public transit rather than a tour bus capturing footage of real people and how they adapt to their environment. “Ken Davis Live – Second Chances.” Jonah learned a few things during his Ninevah adventure. Ken Davis a comedian turned Pastor, in a humorous way challenges us to look beyond the familiar “Jonah and the Whale” telling of the story.
Monday, May 20, 7:00 p.m.
Set-up for Girls’ Club Mystery Supper.
Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 p.m.
Girls’ Club meets at Wilmot.
"I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." -- Dr. Martin Luther King
"Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall." -- 1 Corinthians 10-12
"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.” -- Proverbs 20:11
"The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it." -- Jean Paul
"Each one of them is Jesus in disguise." -- Mother Teresa
"Patience is the companion of wisdom." -- Saint Augustine
"Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee." -- Proverbs 9:8
"Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self." -- Francis of Assisi
Events at Wilmot - continued
Sunday, June 2
Mission Team Kick-off Fundraising Barbeque after church at Sandra and Ralph Bean’s home. Hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks, dishes and cutlery supplied. Please bring salads and desserts. Donations raised will go towards the Community Gardens and Labyrinth projects.
Sunday, June 23, 11:00 a.m.
Spring Congregational Meeting.
PASTOR DAVE’S SABBATICAL –
Pastor Dave and Annemarie will be away from the congregation from May 1 until July 30. During this time you are invited to contact Gerald Schwartzentruber, Lil Quanz or Nate Gingerich for pastoral care needs. If necessary they will contact Erwin Wiens, the sabbatical interim pastor. Come to the formation hour on April 28 to hear more about the sabbatical plans, both for the congregation and for Dave and Annemarie.
THE PLANNING GROUP
for the fall will need to be in place for August 1 so consider your gifts and a chance to help the congregation meet God through worship. Please sign up in the foyer as soon as possible.
OUR CHURCH HAS BEEN ASKED
to donate 5 pies for the pie auction at the Hidden Acres Chicken Barbeque. If you are willing to donate a pie, contact Nate Gingerich as soon as possible. Thank you.
Events in the Broader Community
GET INVOLVED AT THE NEW HAMBURG MENNONITE RELIEF SALE.
Register for the 5k Run or 2k Walk. Or if you are a musician, volunteer to provide some live music on our music stage. Volunteers are still needed for setup/cleanup and supporting our environmental efforts. Details about getting involved can be found at their website or email. Sale date is May 24 & 25.
Saturday, May 25, 8:00 a.m.
Run for Relief 2013 at the Mennonite Relief Sale. To register, visit www.nhmrs.com. Pre-register before May 11 or on race day. See poster on bulletin board for details.
Thursday, May 30, 7:00 p.m.
Free public lecture on “How Religious Use of Food Serves to Bring Out Our Shared Humanity” in the Seagram’s Room at 57 Erb St W, Waterloo. RSVP is not required. Speaker: Dr. Michel Desjardins. See poster on bulletin board.
Tuesday. June 4, 6:30 p.m.
Fundraising banquet and panel discussion on “Pastoral Training in the 21st Century: The Art of Improv.” at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Charlene Nafziger and Willem Moolenbeek will provide special music. Proceeds go to the Ralph and Eileen Lebold Endowment for Leadership Training. Hosted by Conrad Grebel and MCEC. Tickets are $50 with a $25 receipt. Call 519-885-0220 x24217 or email for tickets. All welcome.
Tuesday, June 11, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Hidden Acres Annual Chicken Barbeque & Pie Auction. All proceeds support Hidden Acres’ ministry to children, families and individuals. Cost: Regular: $14; Small size: $10. Advance tickets only, available from Nate Gingerich or by calling 519-625-8602.
Saturday, June 15
Baden Family Fun Day. Volunteers are needed to make this event happen. We are also interested in local entertainment talent. If you love entertaining children with music or other talents, please contact Susan Allison-Jones at 519-214-0247 or email.
Events in the Broader Community - continued
Saturday, June 15, 10:00 a.m.
Spring meeting of Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario at New Covenant Mennonite Fellowship, 7827 Wellington Rd. 45, Glen Allan, Ontario. Presentation by Dr. Timothy Epp, “Roots & Routes: Anabaptist/Black Interaction in 19th-century Canada.” Lunch and bus tour following presentation. See bulletin board for details and registration information.
Thursday, June 20
Mennonite Central Committee Ontario Annual General Meeting at Living Faith Brethren in Christ Church, 530 Victoria Ave. , Chatham. Featuring Bruno Baerg, Area Director for Southern Africa . Supper - 6:00 p.m.; Meeting - 7:00 p.m. Register at mcco.ca/agm or 519-745-8458. Meeting preceded by Low German Program 25th Anniversary, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Details at mcco.ca/lowgerman.
Saturday, June 22
Out-Spok'n III for Affordable Housing Bike-a-thon" fund-raising event for MennoHomes. Start time is 9:00 a.m. at Elmira Mennonite Church. Ride, jog or walk. Register by contacting Martin Buhr: (519) 578-5546 or email. You may also join a motorcycle group on a planned route. Contact Bonnie Brubacher: by email. Register at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy lunch and ride from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
August 12-16, 8:50 - 11:30 a.m.
Baden Summer Bible Camp, Ages 3 – Grade 8. Location: Steinmann Mennonite Church. Breathe It In: God Gives Life invites kids to discover the life-giving breath of God. Please inform your friends. Volunteers are needed to assist leaders with this community children’s ministry. Contact Marcia Kastner if interested in helping out.
CROSSHILL MENNONITE CHURCH
is looking for rhubarb to sell at their booth at the Relief Sale. If you have any extra rhubarb you could donate, please drop off at their booth on Friday evening or by Saturday noon (located at the grandstand). Thank you.