Mennonite Church Canada Updates
Please pray for George and Tobia Veith and their adult children, Matthew, Michael and Marika as they continue to deepen their family relationships while they are together in Canada. Currently George and Tobia are taking an intensive ESL teacher training course in preparation for a new role in China with Mennonite Church Canada Witness in July 2015.
Mennonite Church Canada congregations are sending over 300 youth and sponsors to Mennonite World Conference Assembly July 21-26. Pray for safe travel to and from this important global event and for a rich time of spiritual growth and relationship building as they engage with the global Anabaptist family of faith.
Mennonite Church Canada News –
Willard Metzger, Executive Director of Mennonite Church Canada was elected to the role of Vice President with the Canadian Council of Churches.
Thursday, July 2
Gathering Worship Band rehearses at Wilmot. 7:30 p. m.
Sunday, November 15
Church Milestone Celebration at noon. More details to follow.
Pastor Dave Rogalsky
will be on vacation or attending Mennonite World Conference June 29 – August 3 inclusive. During this time, please contact Martha Smith Good, Gerald Schwartzentruber, or Fern Good for pastoral care needs.
Summer Church Office Hours for July & August –
beginning the week of June 28, I will be in the office on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and completing the bulletin on Thursday. Please have all bulletin announcements in no later than Wednesday. Thanks, Esther
The mailboxes have been updated. Please check carefully before taking your mail.
Please Note – There will be no bulletin August 2, 9, 23 and September 6. Please refer to your Summer Worship Schedule (which was in your mailbox a number of weeks ago) for details regarding locations and times of upcoming worship services.
Summer Givings –
The summer can be a time when we may find ourselves taking a break from church for various reasons. Unfortunately our church expenses do not take a break and still must be paid. I encourage everyone to keep their offerings up during the summer. If you will be away you can post-date a cheque and leave it in my mailbox. I will hold and deposit it on the appropriate date. For some it may be easier to increase your offerings before you leave or catch them up when you return. Whatever method you choose, I thank you for your support. Any offerings received by August 31st will not only help cover expenses but will help us meet our budget for the current year. Thank you. Lia Fewkes, Treasurer
"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
"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
July 31 - August 2 - Skylight Festival.
Music, art, film and inspiring conversations on faith, peace and justice. Paris, Ontario. Planned by leaders from United and Mennonite Churches of Canada. First 50 registrants get $60 off regular price of $179. See www.skylightfestival.ca for more information.
Work on Wednesdays -
Children and young adults are invited to volunteer for MCC. Join us at 50 Kent Avenue for our annual child and youth volunteering events. Participate in knotting comforters, packing kits, and other activities as available. 1:30 - 3:30 p. m. July 29, Aug 5, 12, 19 and 26. Registration is limited, so sign up early! More info at mcco.ca/events or by contacting Wendy Cotter at 519-745-8458.
Rockway request -
Only with your help can we raise $140,000 needed to reach our operating fund target by the end of our fiscal year on July 31st. Please respond today with your gift that will make a difference in the lives of our students. You can donate by cheque to Rockway Mennonite Collegiate at 110 Doon Rd., Kitchener, ON N2G 3C8 or give online at www.rockway.ca.
Note from Hidden Acres -
Registrations continue to be accepted for all summer camp programs. To register call 519-662-8602 or register online at: www.hiddenacres.ca.
MCEC News –
MCEC is pleased to announce Brent Charette as the Operations & Church Engagement Minister. Brent has worked with MCEC for the past four years as Church Engagement Minister and will now tend to the operational components of MCEC: property management, corporate concerns, day to day functioning of MCEC, etc. Also, Sean East has begun as the Financial Manager and brings 13 years experience working in the financial field and is also the pastor of West Hills Mennonite Church.