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)

September 14 15th Sunday of Pentecost Dave Rogalsky
September 21 16th Sunday of Pentecost Dave Rogalsky
September 28 17th Sunday of Pentecost Dave Rogalsky
October 5 17th Sunday of Pentecost

FORMATION HOUR

  • September 7 - Mennonite Church Canada Report - Dave and Annemarie Rogalsky
  • September 14 - New Testament Churches: Colossae
  • September 21 - New Testament Churches: Rome
  • September 28 - Labyrinth Discussion

Missions Corner

Mennonite Church Canada Updates

Prayer Requests:

On Sept. 21st, millions of people around the world will publicly act for a world safe from the impacts of climate change, an economy that works for people and the planet, and a world that our children and their children can take joy in. As people of faith we have an opportunity to show the world that the church also cares about these matters. Many faith leaders are joining a United Nations summit on the climate crisis in New York City where UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to address climate change. Church groups are invited to support this action in their local areas. Visit www.cpj.ca/climate for suggestions and resources.

Ministry Notes:

September 14th is Christian Formation Sunday, a time to celebrate and give thanks for the Christian nurture and educational ministry of your congregation, our church schools, our publisher – MennoMedia, and the formation ministries of the wider church.

Events at Wilmot

Tuesday, September 16th

Girls’ Club Wiener Roast/Games Night at church. 7:00 p. m.


Wednesday, September 17th

Nith Valley Singers rehearse at Wilmot. 7:00 p. m.


Saturday, September 20

“Saturday Night at the Movies" featuring “The Note II” - A sequel to Angel Hunt's best selling novel, The Note. 7:00 p.m. Newspaper columnist Peyton MacGruder has returned to her job after covering the story of an ill-fated Pan World flight. She discovers answers to her own heart-rending dilemma.


Thursday, September 25

Team Leaders’ Meeting at Lia’s home. 7:00 p. m.


Thrsday, September 25

Team Leaders’ Meeting at Lia’s home. 7:00 p. m.


FALL CONGREGATIONAL EVENTS

  • Sunday September 29 – 11:00 Labyrinth Discussion
  • Sunday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m. is the date for our Fall Annual meeting.
  • Sunday, November 16 will be the Milestone Celebration. Please mark your calendar.

CHECK THE DRAFT COPIES

of the congregational directory - Active Members and Participants as well as Other Members. If you have multiple phone numbers or email addresses you would like included in the Directory, please indicate on the draft copy and they will be included in the new Directory. This is your final opportunity to make any changes before the Directory is published. Thanks, Esther


REPORTS FOR THE ANNUAL REPORT BOOKLET

are due in the church office on Tuesday, September 30. If possible, I would appreciate receiving your report by email. Thanks, Esther


ADVENT PLANNING TEAM –

One more person is needed for this team. Please contact Pastor Dave as soon as possible if interested in serving in this way.

Events in the Broader Community

Saturday, September 20

C3: Connecting and Celebrating the Community of Women and Girls at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate. 11:00 a. m. - 1:00 p. m. Enjoy brunch and hear keynote speaker Sue Gallagher. RSVP date has been extended to September 12. Call 519-743-5209 for tickets. See poster on bulletin board.


Sunday, September 21

Community Peace Celebration at 2:00 p.m. at the MSCU Center for Peace Advancement at Conrad Grebel University College. Activities for all ages, Please bring a peace ‘offering’ – something that represents peace for you. Together we’ll build a work of art.


Sunday, September 21 - Contemporary Music Sing.

Music from Sing the Journey/Sing the S - contory Hymnbooks. Location: Detweiler Meeting House, 3445 Roseville Road, Roseville. 2:30 p. m. A freewill offering in support of Meetinghouse operations will be held. All welcome.


Events in the Broader Community - continued

Tuesday, September 23

Tri-County Mennonite Homes 2014 Annual General Meeting at Maple View Mennonite Church. 7:00 p. m.


Wednesday, September 24

Day of Quiet Prayer Retreat at Hidden Acres Camp. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost: $25 payable at the retreat. Leader: Miriam Frey.


Thursday, September 25

Wilmot Family Resource Centre’s Poor Boys’ Luncheon at the New Hamburg Community Centre. Lunch: 11:30 a. m. - 1:30 p. m. & Supper: 5:00 - 7:30 p. m. See poster on bulletin board.


Thursday, September 25

International Peace Day Lecture. You are invited to hear Lisa Schirch speak about “Taking Peace to the Pentagon”. 7:00 p.m. in the Conrad Grebel University College Great Hall. Lisa is Grebel’s 2014 Distinguished Alumni Service Award winner.


September 29 & 30 - Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp’s Fall Seniors’ Retreat

(the same program will be offered both days). Jess Huxman and Ron Rempel will be sharing around the theme of “Sipping from the Fire Hose: Media Literacy for 2014.”  A day of worship, learning and fellowship. For more information contact the camp at 519-625-8602, by email or visit their website at www.hiddenacres.ca. Brochures are available on the bulletin board. Registration deadline is September 22.


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: office_westhills@rogers.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>


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,
Session 2: Oct. 30 – Dec. 9,
All classes run Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at MCC’s warehouse, 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener. Learn proper piecing techniques and hand quilting and make a 36" square log cabin quilt in a supportive, casual environment. Cost is $35 plus supplies.  Contact Wendy Cotter at 519 745 8458 ext. 248 or email for info or to reserve your spot. 


RELIEF AND HYGIENE KITS

<,p>are urgently needed for Gaza and Iraq. Relief kits provide valuable supplies to families whose lives have been disrupted by war or disaster. Hygiene kits give people the supplies they need to stay healthy. Please donate cash or collect supplies for these families. More info at mcccanada.ca/get-involved/kits.


MENNONITE MASS CHOIR

performs Brahms German Requiem Saturday, November 15 at St. Peters Lutheran Church with orchestra and soloists Stephanie Kramer and Daniel Lichti. Rehearsals begin Monday, September 8 at First Mennonite Church. All singers are welcome. No auditions. Registration forms (hard copy or online) are available at www.mennosingers.com.p>


JOB OPPORTUNITY –

See the bulletin board for a job opportunity at Hidden Acres Camp.


ART EXHIBIT:

Along the Road to Freedom: Mennonite Women of Courage and Faith is a 26 painting exhibit by Ray Dirks and a project of the Mennonite Heritage Center Gallery in Winnipeg. In art and words, the exhibit tells the stories of women and their families who fled the Soviet Union in the decade after the Russian Revolution and during World War II. View this exhibit in the Conrad Grebel University College Gallery from September 8 to January 18. Complementing this exhibit is We are Named, We Name Ourselves, Russian Mennonite immigrant and refugee records of statehood and community, 1924-1962, displayed in the Mennonite Archives of Ontario Gallery at Conrad Grebel.

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