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.

For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ - I Corinthians 3:11

Worship Schedule

All Worship at Wilmot - 9:30 a. m.
(unless otherwise indicated)

November 23 Eternity Sunday with Communion
Faith Stories
November 30 Advent 1 – Gathering Worship Band Dave Rogalsky
December 7 Advent 1 – Nith Valley Singers Dave Rogalsky
December 14 Advent 3

FORMATION HOUR

  • November 16 - A study of same-sex texts in the Bible
  • November 23 - A study of same-sex texts in the Bible
  • November 30 - Looking forward with Mennonite Church Eastern Canada
  • December 7 - No formation
  • December 14 - Looking forward with Mennonite Church Eastern Canada

Missions Corner

Mennonite Church Canada Updates

Prayer Requests:

On her short term assignment with Mennonite Church Canada in South Korea, AnaSara Rojas assists with various church ministries, including children and youth programs at Dream Church in Daejeon and the Peace N Joy Church in Nonsan. She divides her time between those two locations, living with a family of five in Daejeon, and another family in Nonsan whose children are grown. Pray that AnaSara’s ministry will be characterized by strong, closely knit relationships.

Ministry Notes:

Thank God for the Balay Kublihan project – or “safe house” – an initiative of Peace Church Philippines, the church plant of Mennonite Church Canada workers Darnell and Christina Barkman. Project building plans have now received official engineering approval, so construction of affordable, sustainable earth bag housing for Typhoon Haiyan survivors can move forward. Pray for Darnell as he trains local builders in the months to come.

Events at Wilmot

Tuesday, November 25

Women’s Bible Study. 9:30 a. m.


Wednesday, November 26

Formation and Worship Group meets 1:00 p. m. at Bonnie Lee Bowman’s.


Thursday, November 27

Worship Planning Group meets. at 10:30 a. m.


Tuesday, December 2

Women’s Bible Study. meets at 9:30 a. m.


Saturday, December 6

Annual Christmas Breakfast at Schmidtsville Restaurant, Wellesley. 9.00 a. m. Cost $10.00 per person which includes the tip. Sign-up sheet is on bulletin board.


The Missions Christmas Project

from the end of November to December 28th will be the House of Friendship and Monica Place. You are invited to place scarves, gloves, socks etc. for all ages and baby items on our Giving Tree.  Monetary donations can be designated,  through your regular offering envelopes.  Our “snack” offerings will be donated to them as well.  The new “snack” sheet is up if you wish to help.  Thank you. Dale, Sue and Sandra.


Scent - Please remember to use 'scent' sparingly. Several persons in the congregation are sensitive to strong scents whose worship experience is negatively affected by perfumes and after shave.

Events in the Broader Community

Sunday, November 23

Recital: Stravinsky in Context: Music of Displacement from the Homeland

by Heather Dawn Taves. 3:00 p.m. Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Ave W., Waterloo. Dedicated to the Russian Mennonite community in Waterloo Region.  Proceeds to the Mennonite Central Committee work in Ukraine. Adults: $10, Seniors: $5.


Friday, November 28

“Everyone has a Story" Author: Ruth Zehr, Visionary: Norma Iutzi. Life stories of Nithview Community Residents. 7:00 p. m. at Nithview Auditorium. See poster on bulletin board.


Sunday, November 30

“Welcoming Advent.” Enjoy and sing a mix of Christmas tunes. Music by Lifted Voices.  Location: Detweiler Meetinghouse. 2:30 p. m.


Events in the Broader Community, continued

Tuesday, December 2 - Tuesday's Singin' Lunchtime.

12:15 p. m. Atrium at 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener. Rousing a capella singing. If you have a "Hymnal: A Worship Book" or "Sing the Journey", please bring it along.


Thursday, Decembe 4 - Syrian Bazaar.

Syrian food and sweets. Storytelling at 5:30 p. m. with Doug & Naomi Enns, MCC Reps for Syria and Lebanon.  Proceeds to MCC's work in Syria. 11:00 a. m. - 7 p. m. 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener.


Sunday, December 7 - Christmas Concert.

The Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir presents “Christmas Blessings.” 3:00 p. m. at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church. Adults: $10, Children (5-18): $5. Tickets available at the door.


Sunday, December 7 - Area Mennonite Church Christmas Choir Concert

at Steinmann Mennonite Church. 8:00 p. m. Featuring individual and mass choirs, and Christmas carols. Freewill offering for MCC. Doors will not open until 7:30 p. m.


Tuesday, December 9 - Carols with a Global Twist: A  Community Caroling Concert.

With Inshallah and the Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir. 7:00 p.m. at Kitchener City Hall. All welcome.


Wednesday, December 10

Living Room Peer Support Group at Mannheim Mennonite Church. Are you living with a mental health challenge?  Do anxiety and depression challenge your ability to lead the life you want to lead? You are welcome to a support group where you can share your experience and hear the stories of others in a non-judgmental setting.  Each meeting has a faith-based discussion, snacks, sharing time, and prayer.  Meetings are held the second Wednesday evening of every month 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Contact Gord at email  or Alexa at email  for more information.  Sponsored by Wilmot Mennonite Ministerial.


Thursday, December 11 - Will and Estate Planning Seminar

at Nithview Auditorium. 7:00 p. m. See poster on bulletin board for details.


Christmas Gift Guide –

for an alternative gift giving option, please help yourself to a copy of the Mennonite Central Committee gift guide on the table in the foyer.


AIDS Caregiver Kit bags –

MCC is in urgent need of 500 bags by February. Instructions for the bag are available on the bulletin board. Completed bags can be dropped off at any MCC office.


Job Opportunity –

Conrad Grebel University College has a job opening. See the bulletin board for details.

Wisdom Quotes

"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