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 22nd Eternity Sunday Pastor Dave Rogalsky
November 29th Advent 1
December 6th Advent 2 Pastor Dave Rogalsky
December 13th Advent 3 Carman Brubacher
December 20th Advent 4 Pastor Dave Rogalsky
November 22nd Being a Faithful Church
November 29th Adult Bible Study "The Lord's Day" Dave Rogalsky
December 6th Adult Bible Study "Acceptable Offerings" Dave Bowman
December 13th Adult Bible Study "Dedication of First Born" Dave Rogalsky
December 20th Adult Bible Study "Generous Gift" Wolfgang Dreschke

Missions Corner

Mennonite Church Canada Updates

Prayer Requests:

Mary Raber is a Mennonite Church Canada partner through Mennonite Mission Network who teaches at Odessa Theological Seminary in Ukraine. Her father recently passed away. Pray for comfort and a sense of God’s peace as she continues her teaching ministry, which currently includes a course about women in the evangelical movement in Russia.

Ministry Notes:

Relationships are the heart of ministry and Nhien Pham is committed to facilitating relationships between Vietnamese Mennonites in Asia and North America. Pray for Nhien as he connects with our brothers and sisters in the Church in Vietnam and the Vietnamese Mennonite Church in Cambodia through his role with Mennonite Church Canada and North American Vietnamese Mennonite Fellowship.

Events at Wilmot

Saturday, November 21 - “Travelogue – Slide Presentation”

Dave and Annemarie Rogalsky travelled seventeen hours by bus from Lima to Abancay Peru. On the way they crested the Peruvian Andes at 4800 metres – three miles high! Come and hear what they learned and experienced on their sabbatical travels in May 2015.

Tuesday, November 24

Women's Bible Study at the church. 10:00 a. m.

Saturday, December 5 - Movie Night with Peter Quanz.

7:00 p. m. Peter Quanz invites you to share his 28 minute video, Untitled, and a discussion about choreography. You are welcome to bring a guest to this free event. About the ballet, Peter says: “Untitled explores a tightly woven group of people who struggle with the duality of drawing strength from within their community while also serving basic individual needs to survive: the simultaneous need to trust and be suspect of your closest allies. I have worked in isolated communities where interpersonal dynamics further isolate and fracture lines of communication - for example, a three month residency in Siberia where all my conversations were monitored for analysis. I knew that I had to trust people with significant power over me for my own safety and working conditions even if I did not agree with their policy, ways of treating people, or politics.”

Saturday, December 12 - Christmas Breakfast.

Schmidtsville Restaurant has been tentatively booked. 8.30 a. m.  Cost will be $10.00 to $11.00. If you are interested, please sign the sheet on the bulletin board.

Family Advent Devotional Book –

If you would like a copy, please speak to Esther.

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

Events in the Broader Community

Saturday, November 21 - Nithview Christmas Tea, Silent Auction, and Bake Sale.

Nithview Auditorium. 2:00 – 4:00 p. m. Baked goods are always appreciated! Please bring your baked goods to Nithview by 10 a.m. on November 21.

Saturday, November 21 - Spring Roll Fundraiser –

First Hmong Mennonite Church. All orders must be placed by Nov. 15. You are responsible to pick up your own order between 10:00 a. m. – 2:00 p. m. at 93 Doon Rd., Kitchener. Sign-up on bulletin board. Proceeds go to MCC Syrian and Iraq Refugee Crisis Response.

Saturday, November 21 - Fundraising Event -

The Living Room group at Mannheim Mennonite Church, a Christian mental health support group, is hosting a fundraising event (music, poetry, comedy) 7:00 p. m. Mannheim Mennonite Church to raise $4000 so that Marian can get a new post traumatic stress disorder service dog.  Her current dog Peace is ready for retirement. You can also support this project by making a donation through our fundraising website  www.youcaring.com/peacewithpeace).

Friday. November 27 - Syrian Bazaar Fundraiser -

Enjoy Syrian food and sweets with dishes from Arabesque Cafe in support of MCC's response to the crisis in Syria. Atrium at 50 Kent Ave., Kitchener. 11:00 a. m. - 6:00 p. m.

Saturday, November 28 - Make-A-Difference Market.

Come and enjoy local and fair-trade vendors, music, and food! Hosted by Grebel students. Conrad Grebel University College Atrium, 10:30 a. m. to 2:30 p. m.

Sunday, November 29 - “Welcoming Advent.”

Enjoy Christmas music sung by Lifted Voices. Detweiler Meeting House. Freewill offering for Meetinghouse operations. 2:30 p. m.

Sunday, November 29 - Jubilation Male Chorus Christmas Benefit Concert.

Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church. 3:00 p. m. Freewill offering for the MCC Syrian Refugee Resettlement Fund.

Saturday, December 5 - Workshop on “Engaging the Global History of Anabaptism”.

For information or to register, contact Matthew Bailey-Dick (Anabaptist Learning Workshop) at mrbailey@uwaterloo.ca or  519-885-0220 ext. 24267.

Sunday, December 6 - Three Choirs at Christmas.

Featuring Menno Singers, Inter Mennonite Children’s Choir and Menno Youth Singers. 3:00 p.m, St Matthews Lutheran Church, Kitchener. Cost: Adult $15, Student $5, Family $35) are available at the door, or online at  www.mennosingers.com.

Tuesday, December 8 - Rockway Christmas Concert.

St Matthew's Lutheran Church, 54 Benton St Kitchener. 7:30 p. m. All are invited to join us as we celebrate the wonderful sounds and stories of Christmas as shared by our students and faculty.

Wednesday, December 9 - Support Group

for those dealing with mental health challenges. Mannheim Mennonite Church. 7:00 p. m.

Thursday, December 10 - Shalom Counselling Services Open House.

In celebration of their “Growing Home for Shalom” expansion project. See the changes that have taken place and tour the expanded facilities. 4:00 -7:00 p. m. (5:00 p. m. dedication and ribbon-cutting). Shalom Counselling Services, 9 Avondale Avenue South, Waterloo.

Sunday, December 13 - The Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir Christmas Concert.

St. Jacobs Mennonite Church. 3:00 p. m. Adults: $10, $5 for children (5-18) and will be available at the door.

Christmas Gift Guide –

Christmas Gift Guide

for alternative gift giving options, please help yourself to a copy of the Mennonite Central Committee gift guide or the MEDA Gift Solutions 2015 on the table in the foyer.

Experience Ethiopia Tour: 

Join Darrell and Florence Jantzi as they host another incredible tour in Ethiopia. Learn about the history, culture, and tremendous Mennonite church growth through Meserete Kristos Church and College, and enjoy Nairobi and a Kenya safari (optional). Travel dates: Feb. 2-20, 2016. Contact Darrell Jantzi at jantzi@golden.net or call (519) 669-4356.

Mennonite Literature Course - The Mennonite Studies program at Conrad Grebel University College is offering a 12-week course in Winter 2016 taught by Dr. Rob Zacharias. Wednesdays, 7-10 p. m. Community participants are welcome. Contact Marlene Epp at mgepp@uwaterloo.ca, 519-0220 x 24257.

Job Opportunity –

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