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 1st||Christian, Muslim, Friend - Chapter 1|
|May 8th||Christian, Muslim, Friend - Chapter 2||Dave Rogalsky|
|May 15th||Christian, Muslim, Friend - Chapter 3||Daave Rogalsky|
|May 22nd||No formation|
|May 29th||Christian, Muslim, Friend - Chapter 10 11||Dave Rogalsky|
Mennonite Church Canada Updates
Pray for Hippolyto and Miriam Tshimanga as they prepare to move to South Africa with their young family this summer. They will begin walking with Grace Community Church in leadership, faith formation, women’s ministry and capacity building. Hippo also serves in a half-time dispersed staff role as Director of Africa Ministry for Mennonite Church Canada.
When Nathan and Taryn Dirks, Mennonite Church Canada Witness Workers in Botswana wondered whether or not to proceed with a park development project that was encountering roadblocks, they modelled Joshua, who marched around the walls of Jericho. On the second day of marching around the park, they met a young boy whose name turned out to be unusual for the area: Joshua. Since then, roadblocks fell away and the project is moving ahead.
For the latest update, click here.
Monday, May 2 - Cutting Wipes.
Volunteers are invited to cut wipes at the Thrift Centre. 9:00 a. m.
Tuesday, May 3 - Gathering Worship Band
rehearses at Wilmot. 7:30 p. m.
Saturday, May 14, 7:00 p. m. - Movie Night.
After five years of monthly “Saturday Night at the Movies”, regrettably it is time to say goodbye. 7:00 p. m. Help us celebrate five years of entertainment and meet your friends for a final cup of coffee/drink, a treat from us and a movie of our choice from the 2012 season.
Tuesday, May 17 - Girls’ Club.
meets at Wilmot at 7:00 p. m.
Wednesday, May 18 - Pastoral Care Team
meets at Gerald Good’s home at 7:00 p. m.
- Team Leaders met on February 17 and set several dates: Semi Annual meeting June 12. Pastor Dave's last Sunday preaching June 12. Pastor Dave and Annemarie's farewell August 28.
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. Please keep the date open. More details to follow.<,/p>
Hidden Acres Bowl-a-Thon -
Our donations totalled $300.00. At the volunteer supper they announced that the total so far was over $25,000.00. Thank you for sponsoring me. Sandra Bean.
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
Sunday, May 1 - Choir Concert
The Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir presents “For the Beauty of the Earth.” 3:00 p. m. Floradale Mennonite Church, 22 Florapine Rd., Floradale. Tickets are $10 each, $5 for children (5-18) and will be available at the door.
Wednesday, May 4 - Rockway Alumni Choir.
Prep rehearsal for the June 19 concert. 7:00 p. m. There is still time and room to join the choir. Visit www.rockway.ca or call the school (519-743-5209) for more information about registering.
Saturday, May 7 - Shalom Counselling Services Fundraising Breakfast.
Shalom counsellor, Melody Leclair and her family will share their experience with mental illness. Hear their story of struggle, hope and inspiration. Steinmann Mennonite Church. 8:30 a. m. Cost: $30 ($15 receipted). Contact: Shalom Counselling Service 519-886-9690 or email by May 2 to order your ticket. See poster on the bulletin board.
Saturday, May 7 - House of Friendship
Trek 4 Kids Hike and Bike – Help send at risk kids to camp. Start/finish line: Thrift on Kent parking lot, 50 Kent Ave., Kitchener. For more information or to sign-up visit: http://bit.ly/Trek4Kids2016, or email: call 519-742-8327 x119. See poster on bulletin board.
Sunday, May 15 - Martin Family Singers Benefit Concert
performing The Creation by Haydn. In support of the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale. Steinmann Mennonite Church. 7:30 p. m. Tickets: $20.00. Tickets available by calling 519-745-8458 and mcccanada.ca/get-involved/events/martin-family-singers
May 27 & 28 - 50th Anniversary of the Mennonite Relief Sale
in New Hamburg.
Saturday, May 28 - Run for Relief
at the Mennonite Relief Sale. A 5 km run and a 2 km walk. See the poster on bulletin board for registration details and how to become involved. 8:00 a. m.
Request from New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Committee
We are looking for donations of any types of plants. We are having only one large tent and we will be needing extra plants to fill it. More details on delivery, quantity, etc. will be coming soon. Also, we are inviting musicians to come and play on our outside stage. See our website for details. www.nhmrs.com.
Food Items Needed
Wilmot Family Resource Centre is in need of the following items during the summer months: 100% real fruit juice, canned fruit, canned vegetables, spaghetti sauce, canned tomatoes, rice, canned tuna and other canned meats, 100% real fruit juice boxes, fruit cups and applesauce cups, school snacks – ie. granola bars. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
Words of Encouragement -
A brief letter of support or even a small gift can make the difference in the life of a young person. Send a postcard or letter to the youth living in the First Nations community of Attawapiskat. Here is the address: Youth in Attawapiskat, PO Box 248, Attawapiskat, ON POL 1AO. Please go to mcco.ca/attawapiskat for info on MCC's work in this fly-in community.
Earthquake in Ecuador -
MCC is appealing for donations as they respond to the earthquake that struck the Pacific coast of Ecuador. MCC will work with partner churches from the Iglesia Evangélica Menonita Ecuatoriana to shape relief efforts. Please continue to keep the people of Ecuador in your prayers. To donate online, please go to mcccanada.ca/learn/what/relief/ecuador-earthquake.