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.
Mennonite Church Canada Updates
As students and teachers in church schools, public schools and congregations re-engage with the disciplines of learning this fall, pray for grace-filled spaces to inspire their education and lifelong growth.
Praise God for the energy and commitment of Mennonite Church Canada worker, Palmer Becker. Bethlehem Bible College has invited Palmer to Palestine from Sept 13 to Oct 20 for an assignment that includes teaching Pastoral Care and Counseling in BBC’s Gaza extension program.
Monday, September 29 - Cutting Wipes.
Volunteers from our congregation are invited to cut wipes at the Thrift Centre.
Tuesday, September 30
Annual Reports are due in the church office. If you have not submitted your report I would appreciate receiving it as soon as possible. Thanks. Esther
Wednesday, October 4
Nith Valley Singers rehearse at Wilmot. 7:00 p. m.
Saturday, October 18
Movie Night at Wilmot. 7:00 p. m.
Sunday, October 26 - Faith and the Arts at Wilmot -
A new event at Wilmot is being organized to celebrate faith and the arts. During the worship service we will be privileged to have Dr. Laura Gray from Conrad Grebel University College speak about creativity and where faith and the arts connect. As well we will enjoy special music by Liz and Mike Rogalsky-Lepock. Following the worship service we are inviting artists from our congregation to share their creative works and talent. We encourage you to share and display your art work so that we can continue to appreciate and get to know one another. Some possibilities of arts/crafts to be shown might be: quilting, carving, painting, wood working, calligraphy, metal works, pottery, and knitting. At some point during the time of sharing there will be refreshments in the form of finger foods which we are asking the congregation to bring. Culinary creativity! If you are interested in sharing your gifts with the congregation please contact Lil Quanz (634-8718), or Darlene Culp (519-390-0332) by October 19th.
FALL CONGREGATIONAL EVENTS
BOOK LOAN –
If you are willing to lend out your copy of Courageous Women of the Bible for a small group study, please speak to Marlene Gingerich.
Wednesday, Oct. 1 - “Healthy Sexuality” Discussion.
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate invites all interested persons to attend a discussion about healthy sexuality. 7:00 - 8:30 p. m. Keynote speaker: Keith Graber Miller, Goshen College professor of Religion and Sexuality.
October 3-4 - Sister Care Seminar
at Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre, Cambridge. Guest presenters include Carolyn Heggen and Rhoda Keener representing Mennonite Women USA. This event is hosted by Women of MCEC. See the bulletin board for a registration form and more details.
Saturday, October 4 - A fundraising Kenyan meal
hosted by West Hills Fellowship to support P.A.C.E. Ministries. Location: Steinmann Mennonite Church. Doors open at 5:30 p. m., supper at 6:00 p. m. Cost: $10/person, $25/family. Purchase tickets at the door. Featuring a Kenyan music program performed by the Kenyan Global Church from Toronto. For more information, please contact the church office at: email@example.com
Saturday, October 11 - Classical Music Concert
in celebration of Hillcrest Mennonite Church’s 50th Anniversary. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25 by www.eventbrite.ca (with credit card) or email Proceeds to Wilmot Family Resource Centre and Interfaith Community Counselling Centre. See poster on bulletin board.,/p>
Friday, October 17 - Celebration of the Bible
at Conrad Grebel University College. Hosted by The Mennonite Archive of Ontario and Link Canada. 7:00 p.m. Rarely seen ancient Bibles will be on display from CGUC archives collection. This evening is a fundraising event in support of Meserete Kristos College, Ethiopia. Link members Doug Amstutz and Fanosie Legesse will share how the living word goes out to the far ends of Ethiopia through the scholarships provided by Link Canada. A freewill offering will be taken.
Saturday, October 18 - Empty Bowls for Haiti
at Steinmann Mennonite Church. Seatings at 5:00 p. m. & 7:00 p. m. Cost: $25. Ontario potters donate the bowls, local restaurants and organizations donate the soup and you keep the bowl! This event supports MCC Ontario and its commitment to sustainable change in Haiti. For tickets please call 519-696-2484 or 519-662-2066.
October 20 & 21 - CRACKED –
a research-based play about dementia at Nithview Home. 2:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Admission is free, however seating is limited. Call 519-662-2707 or email to reserve a seat. See poster on bulletin board for further details.
LEARN TO QUILT -
Session 1: Sept. 4 – Oct. 9,
"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