Wilmot Mennonite Church
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Mennonite Church Canada Updates
Please pray for Shim Beack and Joon Park of Emmanuel Mennonite Church (Abbotsford, BC). The couple had planned to serve in a long term assignment in China with Mennonite Church Canada, but Shim was recently diagnosed with cancer. Pray for wisdom as they make decisions about the future, treatment plans, and implications for their potential assignment.
George and Tobia Veith are preparing for a new Mennonite Church Canada assignment in China by studying, reading, gathering resources and engaging in conversation. Please pray for blessings of wisdom and stamina as they do so. Beginning in August 2015, the Veiths will teach theological English and share Anabaptist resources in northern China.
Saturday, April 18 - Movie Night
featuring “Where the Red Fern Grows”. Based on the best-selling book, this film is a heart-warming classic. Combining adventure, suspense, tragedy and faith, it tells the story of a boy and his dogs growing up in the majestic Ozark Mountains, and the love between parents, children and grandfather. 7:00 p. m.
Tuesday, April 21
Girls’ Club Meets at Wilmot 7:00 p. m.
Wednesday, April 22
Nith Valley Singers rehearse at Wilmot. 7:00 p. m.
Thursday, April 23
Ministry Team Leaders Meeting at Lia’s home. 7:00 p. m.
Thursday, April 24
Gathering Worship Band rehearses at Wilmot 7:30 p. m.
Sunday, April 26 - A Time with Grandchildren –
Church starts at 9:30 a. m. The program will last until 11:45 a. m. Signup on the bulletin board. See Sharon Heipel or Wolfgang Dreschke if you have questions.
Pastor Dave will be on sabbatical May 3 – 17 inclusive.
In case of a pastoral care emergency, call Martha Smith Good at 519-662-3691. She will contact the pastor on call as needed.
Six Nations’ Bus Tour – June 8 – all day.
Wilmot MC folk will have first chance to sign up for the next two weeks after which the tour will be opened up to other folk. Cost of $35 per person, leaving at 8:00 a. m. Bring a bag lunch, dinner provided.
Semi-annual Congregational Meeting
will be held on Sunday, June 14. Please mark your calendar.
"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
Saturday, April 18 - WMCEC Enrichment Day
at Listowel Mennonite Church. See the poster with details and registration information in your mailbox.
Saturday, April 18 - First Aid Course
by a certified trainer. New Hamburg Christian Centre, 177 Jacob St., New Hamburg. Register at 519-662-3234 before April 10. See poster on bulletin board for further details.
Monday, April 20 - Mennonite Relief Sale Fundraising Dinner
at Bingemans, 425 Bingeman Centre Drive, Kitchener. 6:00 p. m. Speaker: Issa Sadi Embombolo, Founder of MCC's Peace Clubs in Zambia. Tickets available by calling 519-745-8458.
Thursday, April 23 - Tri-County Mennonite Homes Education Event –
Speaker: Willard Metzger, Executive Director of Mennonite Church Canada sharing stories and update from the wider church. 7:00 p. m.
Saturday, April 25
Interfaith Community Counselling Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser. Wilmot Recreation Complex. Note time change for this year: 9:00 a. m. – 2:00 p. m. Breakfast served from 9:00 – 11:00 a. m. For information on donating items and drop-off locations call 519-662-3092.
April 27 & 28 - Hidden Acres Spring Seniors’ Retreat Days
(the same program offered both days). Mark Diller Harder will be leading us in, “Singing our Faith: Heart Songs and Hymnals”. See the bulletin board for a registration brochure. Space is limited. Please register by April 20.
Saturday, May 2 - Shalom Counselling Services Fundraising Breakfast.
Orlando Da Silva, President of the Ontario Bar Association speaking on “A Successful Depression”. Waterloo North Mennonite Church. 8:30 a. m. Cost: $20 (subsidized tickets available for students/underemployed). Contact: Shalom Counselling Services (519) 886-9690 or email@example.com by April 23 to order your ticket.
Spring Roll Fundraiser –
First Hmong Mennonite Church, 93 Doon Rd., Kitchener is holding a spring roll fundraiser on May 2 in support of their mission trip to visit their sister church in Vancouver in August. Orders must be placed by April 21. See the signup sheet on the bulletin board. You are responsible for picking up your own order between 10:00 a. m. – 2:00 p. m.
Egg Roll Fundraiser –
575 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener is holding their egg roll sale on Saturday, May 9. Orders must be placed by Sunday, May 3. See the signup sheet on the bulletin board. You are responsible for picking up your own order between 9:00 a. m. – 4:00 p. m.
Saturday, May 9 - Songs of Spring.
Menno Singers presents a concert featuring Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes, Dvorak Songs of Nature and more at Waterloo North Mennonite Church. 7:30 p. m. Tickets: ($20 adults, $5 students) are available at Mennonite Savings and Credit Union, Music Plus or online at www.mennosingers.com.
Conrad Grebel University College Course -
An intensive Theological Studies course on “Baptism: Ecumenical Perspectives,” taught by John Rempel. May 19-22, 25-29. The church of Christ can’t agree whether infants can be baptized or only those who confess a personal faith. The biggest reason for this is that each side has a different view of the church. The goal of this course is to enter the dynamic of recent dialogues on these issues among Mennonites, Lutherans, and Catholics, listen deeply, criticize honestly, and learn from each other. Auditors are welcome. Contact Birgit Moscinski at 519-885-0220 x24264 or by email for more information.
Saturday, May 23 - Farewell Concert –
A Gift of Music – The Journey of Alfred Kunz. Dana & Alfred Kunz are extending a special invitation to Wilmot congregation to share Alfred’s final farewell concert this spring. They would be happy to offer a group rate (10+) to the congregation of $20 per ticket which would include door prizes and a post concert reception. Bingemans Ballroom, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener. 7:30 p. m. Please join us in this celebration of music for Alfred in recognition of his contribution to Waterloo Region for 60+ years of music. Sign-up on the bulletin board and see Gerald Good to purchase tickets. Deadline for purchasing tickets is Sunday, May 3. See poster on bulletin board for additional information.
Mennonite Relief Sale -
Get involved at the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale May 29 & 30 in one of the following ways: Run for Relief: register for the 5k Run or 2k Walk, busking-style musicians are needed Friday evening or Saturday (contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org) or start plant cuttings and bulbs now and bring them to the MCC Plant Tent at the Sale. Details of these opportunities to get involved can be found at our website (www.nhmrs.com) or href="mailto:email@example.com">email.
May 29 - 31
Mennonite & Brethren Marriage Encounter Weekend in Wainfleet, Ontario. See Pastor Dave for a registration form.