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.
Mennonite Church Canada Updates
Margaret and Lloyd Oakey of Calvary Church in Ayr, Ontario are preparing for a short term assignment with Mennonite Church Canada in Israel this fall. They will minister through SERVE Nazareth in Nazareth Village, a reconstruction of a 1st Century Village used to illustrate the teachings of Jesus, and in chaplaincy services at the Nazareth Hospital. Pray for smooth preparations and a growing understanding of their roles.
Thank God for those who are willing to serve through short term ministry assignments with Mennonite Church Canada. Engaging with the global church provides extra hands to help them meet a variety of needs, but it also enriches the lives of those who serve.
Sunday, September 7 - Welcome Back Sunday.
Prepare for a potluck, more info to follow. Also, Dave and Annemarie Rogalsky will be reporting on Mennonite Church Canada's Biannual Gathering in the Formation Hour. Read, and bring along, your Canadian Mennonite with the reports. Bring along your questions and comments. Potluck lunch to follow at John and Fern Good’s home. Please bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, we will meet at the church. Drinks and tables provided.
Saturday, September 20
“Saturday Night at the Movies" featuring “The Note II” - A sequel to Angel Hunt's best selling novel, The Note. 7:00 p.m. Newspaper columnist Peyton MacGruder has returned to her job after covering the story of an ill-fated Pan World flight. She discovers answers to her own heart-rending dilemma.
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CONGREGATIONAL FALL EVENTS –
Sunday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m. is the date for our Fall Annual meeting.
Budget Offering Update
Budget Offering Received to August 17th - $141,925.08
As the congregation is not meeting at Wilmot Church for the next 2 Sundays, anyone wanting to get their offering to the Treasurer by August 31st so that we can meet our budget can make arrangements with Lia by calling her @ 634-9690 or by emailing here.
OFFICE HOURS -
Beginning this week, Esther will be resuming regular office hours and be in the office Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Please have all bulletin announcements in no later than Wednesday. Pastor Dave will be in the office Wednesday mornings.
September 5-7 - Building Community Retreat
at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. A retreat for individuals with disabilities, their family, friends and supporters. Theme is “True Community: Many Gifts, Many Colours” with resource person Karen James-Abra, a therapist and retreat leader. Registration brochures are available on the bulletin board. (August 8th early bird registration. August 22rd registration deadline).
Sunday, September 21 - Contemporary Music Sing.
Music from Sing the Journey/Sing the Story Hymnbooks. Location: Detweiler Meeting House, 3445 Roseville Road, Roseville. 2:30 p. m. A freewill offering in support of Meetinghouse operations will be held. All welcome.
October 3-4 - Sister Care Seminar
at Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre, Cambridge. Guest presenters include Carolyn Heggen and Rhoda Keener representing Mennonite Women USA. This event is hosted by Women of MCEC. See the bulletin board for a registration form and more details.
LEARN TO QUILT -
Session 1: Sept. 4 – Oct. 9,
RELIEF AND HYGIENE KITS<,p>are urgently needed for Gaza and Iraq. Relief kits provide valuable supplies to families whose lives have been disrupted by war or disaster. Hygiene kits give people the supplies they need to stay healthy. Please donate cash or collect supplies for these families. More info at mcccanada.ca/get-involved/kits.
MENNONITE MASS CHOIR
performs Brahms German Requiem Saturday, November 15 at St. Peters Lutheran Church with orchestra and soloists Stephanie Kramer and Daniel Lichti. Rehearsals begin Monday, September 8 at First Mennonite Church. All singers are welcome. No auditions. Registration forms (hard copy or online) are available at www.mennosingers.com.p>
JOB OPPORTUNITY –
See the bulletin board for a job opportunity at Hidden Acres Camp.
"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