Upcoming Worship Services

ADVENT Worship Servicess - On the Roas

Start time is 10:00 a. m. onless otherwise noted
November 29 On the Road to Readiness (Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7,17-19; 1Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13::24-37 Susan Allison-Jones
December 6 On the Road to Repentance (Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2,8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8) Bob Thaler
December 13 On the Road to Restoration (Isaiah 61L1-4,8-11; Psalm 126, 1Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8,19-28) Susan Susan Allison-Jones
December 20 On the Road to Revelation (2Samuel 7:1-11,16; Psalm 89:1-4,19-26; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38,46b-55)Susan Allison-Jones

Upcoming Events

December 1 7:00 p. m. Advent Reflections and Prayer Zoom

Prayer Requests:

Mennonite Church Canada calls for prayer for Ethiopia and Eritrea MCCanada has just under a dozen congregations across Canada with roots in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Meserete Kristos Church in Ethiopia is the largest Anabaptist community worldwide with whom we have an intentional, sister-church relationship. Ethiopia is experiencing a threefold threat of pandemic, famine and war. Crops are devastated due to a locust infestation and Ethiopia is now in the midst of intense conflict, while in the grip of a global pandemic. Pray for peace and healing in Ethiopia. Pray especially for the children; 42% of the population is below the age of 15. Pray also for the congregations here in Canada in our nationwide community of faith who carry deep concern for Ethiopia and Eritrea and for loved ones.

Congregational Notes

Bible Study

Advent Zoom

oin other members on Tuesday evenings from 7-8 p. m. during Advent for a time of reflection and prayer. Those who are not internet accessible or if you would prefer to listen only may call in.

In Person and Zoom Worship

During this unprecedented time with COVID infections rising in our community the safety of our members is of utmost concern. We also recognize the importance of worshipping together especially as we enter the season of Advent. The church will remain open for those who wish to worship in person. The service will also be live streamed over zoom. To connect with the service in the safety and comfort of your home use our Zoom address. Please connect by 9:55. The service will be recorded and a copy will be made available to members.

4>Wilmot Forest Church

Wilmot Forest Church has resumed. Join Wendy Janzen the last Sunday of every month at Hidden Acres. This month the focus will be on embracing and recognizing God’s call for us to commune with all of the creatures of the earth and the earth itself. In honour of World Communion, communion will be celebrated.Proper COVID-19 precautions will be taken, and further details will be sent out to those who register. The next gathering is Sunday, October 25, 4:00 p. m. Register at Eventbrite - registration will be limited to 25, so don't delay!
web address for Forest Church event https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/wilmot-forest-church-tickets-124201258307?aff=ebdssbeac

Protocol Reminders

We wish to create a safe environment for people to gather to worship.
We invite all to enter into this new way of being community together with gratitude to our God that we can adapt to new ways of being a faithful community. We ask that you are mindful of these protocols.

Beyond the Congregation

Personal Retreats and Family Getaways

Feeling tired, burnt out or seeking space for personal and spiritual reflection? Are you looking for a space for your family to get away and connect? Come to Hidden Acres for a personal retreat or a family getaway and enjoy time in this sacred space. For more information go to www.hiddenacres.ca or contact the camp at by email.

MEDA Virtual Event

Women Empowering Women virtual event, focusing on gender equality and social inclusion. Thursday, December 3, 2020 7 - 8:15p. m. Join us online for this informative and inspiring event to learn more about how MEDA reduces social and systemic barriers to integrate marginalized populations – women, youth and ethnic minorities among others – into mainstream market systems, and how these populations are impacted by our global health crisis. This event will be a great way to get together, stay engaged and informed about the pandemic and its impact on women, and acknowledge the support of our sponsors, Kindred Credit Union and the St. Jacobs Farmers' Market.

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is proud to present Unmute: The Impact of a Pandemic on Gender-Based Violence.

UNMUTE is a forum theatre piece that addresses the rise of domestic violence and gender-based assault during COVID-19. Immerse yourself in this important and timely piece that gives audience members the chance to rehearse scenarios for real life. This interactive, forum theatre piece allows you to stop the action of the play and suggest different approaches to navigating these difficult situations around gender-based violence. Register for your free ticket here. December 3rd at 7:30 p. m. --- this is our special Wilmot sponsored production! December 5th at 7:30 p. m.

Wilmot Family Resource Centre

Help us make a difference in our community by supporting our Holiday Hamper program for families in need this season.Donations of mitts, gloves, wrapping paper, tape, candy canes, craft kits, paint by number and adult puzzle and colouring books are needed and appreciated to prepare Christmas Hampers. Volunteers are needed to help with the preparation and delivery of hampers . Cash donations to assist with the assembling of specific items needed to complete various hampers are always welcome. Donations can be made directly to the Resource Center or through the church (designated offering). Thank you

2023 Russlaender Centenary Tour

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the migration of 21,000 Mennonites from Russia to Canada beginning in 1923, a committee of the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada is organizing a cross-Canada train tour for summer 2023. Each leg of the tour includes informative historical presentations, tours and events, plus banquets, Sängerfests and interaction with local Mennonites. More information and a short survey to get input from people who may be interested can be accessed at: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/hzbClY ,

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