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.
|Formation Time will resume in September|
Mennonite Church Canada Updates
The Mennonite Creation Care Network creation care curriculum, Every Creature Singing has been adapted for a Canadian audience. The new e-edition made its debut at Assembly 2016. Pray for an enthusiastic response to this rich and comprehensive resource.
Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives has received a significant collection of archival materials detailing the movement of all members of the former Bergthal colony from the time they moved to Canada from Russia in the 1870s to further migrations as late as the 1920s. We are grateful to the Christian Mennonite Conference (CMC, formerly Chortitzer Mennonite Conference) for preserving these records and for donating them. We are pleased to offer archival services that makes the materials accessible for research and the opportunity to build deeper connections with the CMC.
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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 for Wilmot
Summer Church Office Hours for July & August
I will be in the office on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and completing the bulletin on Thursday. Please have all bulletin announcements in no later than Wednesday. Thanks, Esther
Esther Kennel will be on vacation July 15 to August 15 inclusive.
Congregational Dates -
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.
Summer Worship Schedule
On September 4 Wilmot Ignited congregations will be meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hamburg not at Mannheim.
Backpacks for MCC
On July 31 Wilmot Ignited congregations meet at Nith Valley. You are invited to bring items for backpacks which are given to newcomers in our community. These are distributed through MCC. The children of the families we have welcomed into Wilmot would have received such a backpack.
Summer Givings -
The summer can be a time when we may find ourselves taking a break from church for various reasons. Unfortunately our church expenses do not take a break and still must be paid. I encourage everyone to keep their offerings up during the summer. If you will be away you can post-date a cheque and leave it in my mailbox. I will hold and deposit it on the appropriate date. For some it may be easier to increase your offerings before you leave or catch them up when you return. Whatever method you choose, I thank you for your support. Any offerings received by August 31st will not only help cover expenses but will help us meet our budget for the current year. Thank you. Lia Fewkes, Treasurer
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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
Work on Wednesdays
Children and young adults (ages 8 18) are invited to volunteer at 50 Kent. 1:00 3:00 p. m. July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10, and August 17. Come for an inspirational and educational afternoon of learning together about MCC's Peace and Relief work around the world and at home. Group size is limited so please register early at mcco.ca/events.
10,000 Steps for Shalom
A walk/run for mental health. Saturday, September 17. Help Shalom make counselling affordable and accessible for everyone. Sign up as an individual or a team at shalomcounselling.org or (519) 886-9690.
Summer Reading -
Life's Great Dare - A self-help book that is more than a self-help book. It is discovering that God isn't transforming us to be perfect. We are being transformed so that we can experience his love more perfectly. All proceeds go to the MCC Partner Machanaga Girls Home in Mozambique. More info available at lifesgreatdare.com/bookclub/