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
We invite your continued prayer for the Being a Faithful Church and Future Direction Task Forces as they process what they heard at Assembly 2014,
Mennonite Church Canada’s Resource Centre is preparing to amalgamate with the CMU Bookstore under the new name, CommonWord, and in a new space within the CMU Learning Commons. Please pray for staff as they plan and prepare for this monumental transition.
Sunday, September 7 - Welcome Back Sunday.
Prepare for a potluck, more info to follow. Also, Dave and Annemarie Rogalsky will be reporting on Mennonite Church Canada's Biannual Gathering in the Formation Hour. Read, and bring along, your Canadian Mennonite with the reports. Bring along your questions and comments.
Budget Offering Update
Budget Offering Received to August 17th - $140,655.28
As the congregation is not meeting at Wilmot Church for the next 2 Sundays, anyone wanting to get their offering to the Treasurer by August 31st so that we can meet our budget can make arrangements with Lia by calling her @ 634-9690 or by emailing here.
have been updated. Please check carefully before taking your mail.
CONGREGATIONAL FALL EVENTS –
Sunday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m. is the date for our Fall Annual meeting.
Friday, August 22 - Ontario Mennonite Music Camp Concert.
You are invited to join the campers and staff for the final concert at 7:00 p. m. in the Great Hall, Conrad Grebel University College. Refreshments to follow.
Saturday, August 23 - Movie night
at Wilmot Centre Missionary Church. 7:00 p. m. Movie title: Home Run.
September 5-7 - Building Community Retreat
at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. A retreat for individuals with disabilities, their family, friends and supporters. Theme is “True Community: Many Gifts, Many Colours” with resource person Karen James-Abra, a therapist and retreat leader. Registration brochures are available on the bulletin board. (August 8th early bird registration. August 22rd registration deadline).
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.
KNOTTING COMFORTERS –
MCC Material Resources welcomes you to knot comforters in the sewing room at the Material Resources Warehouse (50 Kent Ave, Kitchener). Help meet a goal of 20,000 comforters by September. Contact Wendy Cotter by email or 519-745-8458 to register.
LEARN TO QUILT -
Session 1: Sept. 4 – Oct. 9,
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>
INTER-MENNONITE CHILDREN’S CHOIR
"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