WILMOT MENNONITE CHURCH

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Upcoming Worship Services

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

(unless otherwise indicated)

January 26 Parables in Mark (Mark 4:1-34, Psalm 126) Susan Allison-Jones
February 2 Jesus and the Garasene Demoniac (Mk 5:1-20, Ps 89:1-4) Susan Allison-Jones
February 9 Jairus' Daughter Healed (Mark 5:21-43, Psalm 131) Susan Allison-Jones
February 16 What Defiles? ( Mark 7:1-23, Psalm 51:1-3,6-7) Susan Allison-Jones
FORMATION HOUR
January 26 Questions we ask about Jesus Bob Thaler
February 2 Pastoral Care Co-ordination Conversation
February 9 Questions we ask about Jesus Bob Thaler
February 16 Questions we ask about Jesus Bob Thaler

UPCOMING EVENTS AT WILMOT

January 27 Mindful Movement 6:30 p. m.
January 28 Mat Weaving and Quilting 19:00 a. m.
January 28 The Kitchen Table 12:00 noon
February 4 Mat Weaving and Quilting 9:00 a. m.
February 8 Ladies Cluster Breakfast 8:00 a. m.
February 11 Mat Weaving and Quilting 9:00 a. m.
February 18 Mat Weaving and Quilting 9:00 a. m.
February 25 Mat Weaving and Quilting 9:00 a. m.



Congregational Notes

Cluster Breakfast

Monday February 3rd. at 9 a. m. Wilmot and Shantz cut wipes at the Thrift shop.

Ladies, the Final Cluster Breakfast


Congregational Care

The Congregational Care Coordinators (Sylvia Gallian and Mary Gingerich) along with Susan invite you to a conversation about a new format for congregational care during Formation Hour on Sunday, February 2nd. We desire to have a better sense of who is visiting, whom they are visiting and when in order to oordinate wellness visits. We are also looking for people who would be available for crisis visits.


is on Saturday, February 8 at Steinmann Mennonite. You will be able to enjoy both a fashion show and meditation by Melissa Miller. Please sign the sheet on the bulletinoard. Talk to Sylvia for more information.


100 years ago, Mennonites in the U.S. and Canada heard and responded to an urgent call from their neighbours. With millions dying from war, epidemics and starvation in southern Russia (present-day Ukraine), they organized food and clothing to send overseas. Just like that, MCC was born. MCC is still responding to hundreds of disasters, caring for displaced people and partnering with others to find smart solutions to complex problems.


“Indian Horse”

On January 31 at 7 p. m. Come to a free screening of the film “Indian Horse” followed by discussion at Zion United Church, 215 Peel St., New Hamburg. This is the kick-off event for the Wilmot Ecumenical Indigenous Issues Working Group’s project to support the hiring of an Indigenous elder at the Wilmot Family Resource Centre (WFRC). Contact Gladys Bender at 519-634-8716 if you have questions.


Free Family Day Open House at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp

February 17, 2020 from 10:00 a. m. to 3:30 p. m. – Come for a fun and relaxing day with your family! Pretzel-making, roasting bannock around the fire, sledding, skating, games, puzzles, crafts, ping-pong and more! Choose a hot lunch for $3.00 per person or bring a bagged lunch (peanut-free). RSVP to info@hiddenacres.ca or call (519) 625-8602. or www.hiddenacres.ca for more details.


Rockway Mennonite Collegiate

Rockway Mennonite Collegiate is turning 75! Join us on Sunday, February 9 at 2 - 5 p. m. for a very special Founders' Day Chapel. All are welcome! Visit www.rockway.ca,/a> for more information.


Share your MCC story

As MCC celebrates its centennial year, we want to hear your MCC story. MCC is made up of thousands of people sharing their gifts in their home communities and around the world. And each MCC experience is unique, made up of small moments that tell a larger story. Upload a photo or video with a short 750-character description, or submit a text-only story. If you have a longer story we’d love to read that too. Go to mcco.ca/share-your-story for more info and to browse stories. We look forward to seeing your stories!


Wilmot Family Resource Centre

For the third year, Wilmot Family Resource Centre has been participating in the Coldest Night of the Year Walk to bring awareness of homelessness, hunger and hurting individuals in our community. The walk takes place on February 22, 5:00 PM starting at the New Hamburg Community Centre. You can walk 2 km, 5 km or 10 km. A hot supper will be served following the walk. Hillcrest and Mannheim have registered teams to walk and raise money and would like to challenge your church to participate as well. Register your team at cnoy.org/wilmot and let’s show our community support. Any questions, contact Ashley at WFRC at WFRC or 519-662-2731.


Ten Thousand Villages

This week MCC announced the closure of the corporate operations of Ten Thousand Villages Canada, including the head office and distribution centre in New Hamburg, Ten Thousand Villages Canada's online store, wholesale operations and the 10 company stores. Ten Thousand Villages Canada is a program of MCC Canada and in recent years has encountered considerable financial difficulty. The MCC Canada board has been closely monitoring a turnaround plan implemented a year or so ago which was unsuccessful. This decision will impact the lives of thousands of artisans, employers, volunteers, supporters and consumers in Canada and around the world. MCC board and staff members are saddened by this outcome but understand the necessity of moving forward in this way.

IN THE BROADER CHURCH & COMMUNITY

The Great Winter Warm Up

Multiple locations. Thousands of stitches of hope and warmth. Get involved with something record-breaking big! MCC wants to collect 6,500 comforters to deliver to people affected by conflict and disasters around the world. They need our help to reach their goal. Quilt knotting parties will be happening across the country on January 18, 2020. Join knotters at Hillcrest Mennonite Church or at 50 Kent in Kitchener. Exact times will be in next week's bulletin.


Food and Faith; Mennonites Farming

Januey 31 at 7:30 p. m, at Conrad Grebel; Film and discussion of “Seven Points on Earth
February 1 at 9:00 a. m. Breakfast and discussion of Mennonites in Agriculture See the poster in the foyer.


“Indian Horse”

January 31 at 7p. m.
Come to a free screening of the film “Indian Horse” followed by discussion at Zion United Church, 215 Peel St., New Hamburg. This is the kick-off event for the Wilmot Ecumenical Indigenous Issues Working Group’s project to support the hiring of an Indigenous elder at the Wilmot Family Resource Centre (WFRC). Contact Gladys Bender @519-634-8716 if you have questions.


Rockway Mennonite Collegiate

is turning 75! Join us on Sunday, February 9 from 2 - 5 p. m. for a very special Founders' Day Chapel. All are welcome! Visit www.rockway.ca for more information.


Free Family Day Open House at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp

February 17th from 10:00 a. m. -3:30 p. m. – Come for a fun and relaxing day with your family! Pretzel-making, roasting bannock around the fire, sledding, skating, games, puzzles, crafts, ping-pong and more! Choose a hot lunch for $3/person or bring a bagged lunch (peanut-free). RSVP to info@hiddenacres.ca or call (519) 625-8602. or www.hiddenacres.ca for more details


Nunsense at Conrad Grebel

Production of Nunsense, February 20-23. Proceeds go to Grebel’s kitchen and dining room space. Please see the poster in the foyer.


WMCEC is in the process of concluding its ministry.

We are still contributing financially to the ministries we support, but this will end at the end of 2019. Beginning in 2020 women’s groups are welcome to contribute directly to MCEC and/or organizations of their choice.


Share your MCC story

As MCC celebrates its centennial year, we want to hear your MCC story. MCC is made up of thousands of people sharing their gifts in their home communities and around the world. And each MCC experience is unique, made up of small moments that tell a larger story. Upload a photo or video with a short 750-character escription, or submit a text-only story. If you have a longer story we’d love to read that too. Go to https://mcccanada.ca/centennial/share-your-story for more info and to browse stories. We look forward to seeing your stories!

 
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