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.
|May 29th||Christian, Muslim, Friend - Chapter 10 11||Dave Rogalsky|
|June 5th||Christian, Muslim, Friend - Chapter 12||Dave Rogalsky|
|June 12th||SemiAnnual meeting followed by grocery shower|
|Formtion Time will resume in September|
Mennonite Church Canada Updates
Pray for the vibrant and committed ministry of Chernobaevka Church, a partner of Mennonite Church Canada in the Ukraine. Through the pastoral leadership of Sergey Deynekin, his wife Lena, and a young six member ministry team, they focus on welcoming children and youth into the life of the church.
Rod Reynar has lived his entire life with severe, chronic pain – and once contemplated taking his own life. Hear Rod share his story and offer a faith-based response to coming legislation that could legalize medically assisted dying on the Church Matters podcast at www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/23/9018.
Update from Missions –
We collected $671.85 for the grinding machine for the ladies Erla and Lloyd Koch are helping. Thank you so much for your continued generosity towards Missions’ projects. Also thank you to the “bringers” of the snacks. Dale and Sandra.
For the latest update, click here.
Tuesday, May 30
Gathering Worship Band rehearses at Wilmot. 7:30 p. m.
Wednesday, June 1 - Administrative Assistants’ Day –
Esther will be attending this event sponsored by Mennonite Church Eastern Canada. The office will be closed.
Wednesday, June 1 - Team Leaders’ Meeting
at church. 7:30 p. m. Please note change of location.
Pastoral Care For the Summer -
Pastor Dave will be on holiday and attending Mennonite Church Canada meetings from June 13 until July 16. During this time please contact Nate or Marlene Gingerich, or Gerald Good for emergency pastoral care. They will know who to contact for the pastors on call. From July 17 until August 31, Pastor Dave will be on sabbatical and covering emergency pastoral care for Wilmot.
Congregational Dates -
Semi Annual meeting June 12. Pastor Dave's last Sunday preaching June 12. Pastor Dave and Annemarie's farewell August 28. Please note the following information. The worship service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on August 28 followed by a fellowship meal during which time opportunity will be given for congregational sharing what Dave and Annemarie's ministry has meant to us.
Grocery Shower -
On June 12th at noon, the Milestone Committee will be hosting a double grocery shower for Tessa Weber and Christian Hafemann and for Chevy Kastner and Serena Wilkinson. Everyone (both men and women) are invited to attend. We are asking everyone to bring a few sandwiches for sharing and that the sandwiches not be cut beforehand. All other food and beverages will be supplied. Following our lunch we will take time for the couples to open your gifts.
For the latest update, click here.
Refugee Family –
We thank God for the safe arrival of our refugee family to Canada.
"Be faithful in small things for it is in them that your strength lies." -- Mother Teresa
"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
Thursday, June 2 - Fundraising Dinner -
Ralph & Eileen Lebold Fundraising Dinner with Arli Klassen, Mennonite World Conference. 6:30 p. m. Conrad Grebel University College. Cost: $50 ($25 receiptable). For tickets call 226-476-2500 or visit: www.mcec.ca.
Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12 - Drama production –
“Yellow Bellies” is an historical drama produced by Theatre of the Beat that highlights the experiences and public response to Mennonite Conscientious Objectors during WWII. It features verbatim interviews, fictionalized scenes, and live music by No Discernible Key. Location: Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building, University of Waterloo. Saturday: 7:30 p. m., Sunday: 2:30 p. m. Tickets are $20, available at Conrad Grebel University College’s office or website. University of Waterloo, Theatre of the Arts. uwaterloo.ca/
June 9-12 - Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference & Festival.
Conrad Grebel University College. Join Mennonite academics, church workers, and artists from around the globe to reflect on Mennonite peacebuilding. Information and registration details at uwaterloo.ca/grebel/GMPC. See poster on bulletin board.
Tuesday, June 14 - Hidden Acres Annual Chicken Barbeque and Pie Auction.
5:00 – 7:30 p. m. All proceeds support the Hidden Acres ministry to children, families and individuals. Take-out meals are available. Regular size: $15, Small size: $11. Advance tickets only, available from Nate Gingerich (519-634-8963).
Thursday, June 16 - Annual General Meeting of Mennonite Central Committee.
Leamington Evangelical Mennonite Church, 108 Mersea Road 3, Leamington, ON N8H 3V5. Arrive early for a tour of the new Thrift on Mill Shop (tours run at 4:30 and 5:00 p.m.).
Saturday, June 18 - Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario Spring Meeting.
10:00 a. m. at Conrad Grebel University College. No pre-registration required. See poster on bulletin board.
Sunday, June 19 - Alumni Choir –
All Rockway alumni are invited to join an alumni choir to celebrate 70 years of choral excellence at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate at 3:00 p. m. The choir will be singing selections picked and directed by Jan Overduin, Bob Shantz and Ann L. Schultz. Visit rockway.ca for information.
Saturday, Jun. 18 - Nithview Community Strawberry Social.
2:00 – 4:00 p. m. and 6:30 p. m. – 8:00 p.m. All welcome.
Sat. Jun. 18 Choir Concert -
The Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir and Menno Youth Singers are hosting a concert with the touring Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Waterloo North Mennonite Church. 7:30 p. m. An offering will be taken.
July 1 – 3 - Hidden Acres Family Camping Weekend. Pitch a tent, park a trailer or camp in a cabin and come and enjoy God’s beautiful creation. For more information see the bulletin board for a brochure.