Upcoming Worship Services

All Worship at Wilmot - 9:45 a. m.

(unless otherwise indicated)

December 9 Advent 2 Keep Watch: Light for the People
(Esther 4:1-17 Matthew 5:13-16)
Susan Allison-Jones
December 16 Advent 3 Keep Watch: Light for Justice
(Isaiah 42:1-9 Matthew 12:15-21)
Bob Thaler
December 23 Advent 4 Keep Watch: Light Shining in Darkness
(Matthew 1:18-25 psalm 95:6-7)
December 24 24Christmas Eve Keep Watch: Light Shines Bright Luke 2:1-20 7:00 p. m.
December 30 Wilmot Ignited Joint Worship Service 10:00 a. m.
December 9 Keep watch: reflections on Advent Worship series
December 16 Keep watch: reflections on Advent Worship series
December 23 No Formation Hour


December 10 Christmas Lights in Simcoe 3:30 to 9:00 p. m.
December 13 Gathering Worship Band 7:30 p. m.
December 17 Mindful Movement 6:30 p. m.
December 18 The Kitchen Table 12:00 p. m.
December 24 Christmas Eve Service 7:00 p. m.
December 30 Christmas Carols and Readings 10:00 a. m.

Congregational Notes

During Advent we will be collecting items for men at the House of Friendship. Cash donations are welcome. The Advent Worship Team will make purchases with the cash during the week and have them under the tree by the following Sunday. If you wish to purchase items yourself see the list and display in the library.


Tree Lighting Ceremony in New Hamburg

The Lions and Lioness Clubs’ 35th Tree of Light ceremony takes place on November 30 at 6:30 pm beside the Centennial Fountain. Proceeds are donated back to the community.

Make-A-Difference Market

December 1, 10 a.m.-4 p. m. Enjoy fair trade vendors, food, and music, with proceeds going to Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support! The event takes place at Conrad Grebel University College. For more info. find us on Facebook @MakeADifferenceMarket or email

Syrian Bazaar Fundraiser VI

11 a. m. - 5 p. .m, Friday, December 7 at 50 Kent Ave, Kitchener, N2G 3R1 Come out and enjoy delicious Syrian food and sweets. Hosted by ShamRose for Syrian Culture and Mennonite Central Committee, with the support of Stirling Mennonite Church. All proceeds go to MCC's work in Syria.

Sunday, December 9, 7:30 p. m. (doors open at 7:00)

Steinmann Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall. Area Mennonite Churches Joint Christmas Choir Concert featuring 5 church choirs, mass choir, instrumentalists and carol singing. Freewill offering for Rohingya Refugee Crisis project of Mennonite Central Committee.

Dickens Christmas Carol

A Dickens Christmas Carol will be held on Thursday December 13 at 7:00 p. m. at Zion United Church in New Hamburg. Listen to the story, sing carols, hear special music and enjoy refreshments. Please come and join us!

Menno Youth Singers Christmas Concert

Mannheim Mennonite Church on Friday, December 14, 2018 ~ p. m. Come join our choir in celebrating Christ's birth through song.

Advent Jazz Vesper Service

Take a moment to reflect and be inspired at a mid-week Advent Jazz Vesper service at Conrad Grebel University College. The service will be held in the Grebel Chapel on Tuesday, December 18, 7:00p. m. All are welcome.

Longest Night of the Year Service

St George’s Anglican Church 7:00 p. m Friday December 21. A soup supper will be available at 6:00p. m. Consider attending this service if you are feeling the heavy weight of loss this year. Sponsored by the New Hamburg Ecumenical Ministerial.

New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale

John Reimer has notified the NHMRS Committee that he is resigning from the Committee. Tentative transition schedule is to find a replacement before the 2019 Sale, and that he will remain on the Board until the end of the 2020 Sale. The Committee is reaching out to all to prayerfully consider a potential replacement and forward any suggestions to Darrell Frey dfrey@mwpol.ca or to John Reimer john.b.reimer@outlook.com

New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Quilters

The New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Quilt committee is losing 2 members after the 2019 Relief Sale. We are looking for 2 or 3 committed quilters to join the Quilt Committee. If you are interested or would like more information contact Judy Pearce rsquilts@rogers.com.

Shalom Counselling Services

Shalom’s Counselling is seeking donations for its Care Fund which provides subsidies for clients who cannot cover the cost of services. If you would like to donate see the letter on the missions board.

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