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.
First Sunday of Advent - Thank you God, for sending Christ, who entered our darkness with marvelous light. Thank you for dwelling among us and giving us hope.
Cross-border connections provide sharing and spiritual refreshment for MC USA and MC Canada leaders. Thank you for enabling us to co-host the annual bi-national gathering for conference and area church ministers in Denver, Colorado, Dec. 4-7.
Missions has decided to do the “Giving Tree” Project again which supports the House of Friendship and Monica House (they have dropped the St.) . We like this project as it gives to everyone – babies, children, men and women. Hats, scarves, gloves, socks, baby outfits, etc. are all needed. Both recipients have been very appreciative of our contributions. Items can be put on the tree in December. Also, a new “snack” sheet has been posted, so if you can bring a treat for Sunday morning, please sign up. Thank you for your continued support of missions. Dale, Sue, Merv and Sandra.
at 2:00 p.m. at the church. Ladies of Wilmot come and join us for a Christmas steeped tea party with Susan Allison-Jones. Susan will be showing us her Christmas collection of steeped teas. If you know anyone who is a tea lover, bring them along.
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at Schmidtsville Restaurant, Wellesley. We had such a good time last year we thought we should do it again. Cost: $9.00 which includes breakfast, tax and gratuity. Bring your appetites and singing voices. Sign-up sheet on bulletin board. Thank you. Sandra and Ralph.
All day quilting. Quilting will resume after the New Year. Anyone is welcome to go in and quilt if you have time.
Girls Club meets at Wilmot at 7:00 p. m.
Congratulations to Girls’ Club for placing third in the Contest.
If you would like a copy, please speak to Esther.
Please save your clear plastic inner milk bags as they are used to package fire starters for the Thrift Shop. Place in the box above the coat rack. Thanks, Stan & Sylvia Gallian.
at 2:30 p.m. at Detweiler Meetinghouse. Enjoy and sing an eclectic mix of Christmas tunes in the folk and shaped note tradition performed by local musicians. More information: Call Laurence Martin at 519- 208-4591.
by The Inter-Mennonite Children's Choir at 3:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 50 Erb St. W., Waterloo. Tickets: $10 adult, $5 children (ages 5-18);
by The Inter-Mennonite Children's Choir at 3:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 50 Erb St. W., Waterloo. Tickets: $10 adult, $5 children (ages 5-18).
Fri.: 11 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sat.: 11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 50 Kent Ave., Kitchener.
Delicious food, sweets, traditional crafts and handmade accessories, face painting and more. All proceeds to MCC's work in Lebanon and Syria.
Menno Singers Christmas Concert along with Inter-Mennonite Children's Choir and Menno Youth Singers at 3:00 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Kitchener. Cost: Tickets ($15 adult, $35 family, $5 students) available at Mennonite Savings and Credit Union branches, Music Plus and at the door.
at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp. For more information and to register visit www.slmc.ca/retreats or call 519-422-3200.
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate all-school musical SEUSSICAL at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Mon. Nov. 18 and can be purchased at the school office or by calling: 519-342-0007. Cost: Adults: $14, Children 12 and under: $10. Visit www.rockway.ca/seussical for more information.
copies are on the table in the foyer. Please help yourself if interested in this alternative gift idea.
for that hard-to shop-for someone? Give the gift that keeps on giving! Check out paperless gift giving at donate.mennonitechurch.ca. Be counter-cultural, environmentally friendly, and satisfy your soul.
for Mennonite Church Canada workers in the Philippines as they work to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Dann and Joji Pantoja and all their staff at Peacebuilders Community will be working to assess needs, train church volunteers in disaster response, and make challenging decisions about prioritizing relief. Also pray for Darnell and Christina Barkman who lead Peace Church Philippines and are sending volunteers as well. MCC has begun its response to Typhoon Haiyan by providing funding for immediate needs and supporting a disaster response assessment team. Donations from individual Canadians to MCC's Typhoon response made between Nov. 9 and Dec. 9 are eligible to be matched by the Canadian government. Donations can be made one of the following ways: email: call 519-745-8458 or mail a donation to Mennonite Central Committee, 50 Kent St., Kitchener, ON N2G 3RL.
"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