WILMOT MENNONITE CHURCH

COME WORSHIP WITH US!



Upcoming Worship Services

All Worship at Wilmot - 9:45 a. m.

(unless otherwise indicated)

What are you waiting for?
December 8 Getting Ready While We Wait (Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7,  Susan Allison-Jones
December 15 Kept Waiting by Fear (Isaiah 35:1-10, Psalm 146:5-10,  Matthew 11:2-11) Susan Allyson-Jones
December 22 Worth the Wait (Isaiah 7:10-16, Psalm 80:1-7,17-19, ]Matthew 1:18-25) Susan Allyson-Jones
December 24 Christmas Eve Service
January 5 Unable to Go Back the Way we Came (Matthew 2: 1-2) Susan Allison-Jones
FORMATION HOUR
Sundays of Advent - Pondering Questions and Knotting Quilts

UPCOMING EVENTS AT WILMOT

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December 2 Mindful Movment 6:30 p. m.
December 3 Mat Weaving 9:00 a. m.
December 7 Christmas Breakfast 8:30 a. m.
December 7 Retro Crooner Christmas 2:00 p. m.
December 10 Mat Weaving 9:00 a. m.
December 15 Forest Church 4:00 p. m.
December 16 Mindful Movement 6:30 p. m.
December 17 Mat Weaving 9:00 a. m.
December 17 The Kitchen Table 12:00 noon
December 24 Christmas Eve 7:00 p. m.
December 29 Wilmot United Joint Worship Service at
Hillcresst Mennonite Church
9:45 a. m.



Congregational Notes

Kitchen Table

Tuesday, Deecember 17th For more information, click here.


Christmas Breakfast

will be held on Saturday, December 7th , 2019at 8.30 a. m., at the Schmidtsville Restaurant. Menu will be the same as in past years. Cost is $12.00 which includes the gratuity. A sign-up sheet will be put on the bulletin board in November by Sandra Bean.


h4>Get in the holiday

If you signed up to attend a Really Retro CROONER Christmas musical presentation at Drayton Festival Theatre on Saturday, December 7 at 2 pm, please pay Lia Fewkes for your tickets at $35 each.
Please note: Because it is the same day as our Christmas Breakfast we will decide later whether we will have lunch together. We will carpool from Wilmot. Please sign up on the front bulletin board by October 27 if you wish to reserve tickets.


Our worship theme for Advent

will allow time to ponder a specific question that addresses the theme as well as some of the questions that we may have. Opportunity will be given to discuss these questions during formation hour. We will also have some quilts set up in the basement to be knotted. MCC is collecting comforters to send out in January. 

 

During Advent, we will be collecting Men’s gloves

(or cash to purchase items) and placing them under the Christmas tree. They will be given to the Wilmot Community Resource Center for distribution. 


Susan will be away this Thursday, November 28 to Sunday, December 8. If you have any pastoral concerns please contact Sylvia Gallian. 


On December 29th will will join Mannheim, Nith Valley, St. Agatha and Hillcrest Mennonite Church for a joint worship service at Hillcrest Mennonite Church. There will be no worship service at Wilmot that Sunday.

IN THE BROADER CHURCH & COMMUNITY

Thursday, November 28 to Saturday, Jan 4, Toronto and Ottawa
Christmas Glow is a Christmas light festival and market featuring interactive light gardens, Christmas markets, live concerts and food and drink vendors. Families can also take pictures with Santa. Instead of charging for the photos, Glow encourages a donation to a non-profit organization. This year, MCC is Glow’s chosen international charity.
Donations made between Dec 16 and Dec 24 will be given to MCC.
For more information click here.


Detweiler Meetinghouse

Sunday, December 1, 2:30 p. m. at Detweiler Meetinghouse, 3445 Roseville Road, Roseville. Lifted Voices from First Mennonite Church in Kitchener singing Christmas music, will usher us into the 2019 Christmas season. A freewill offering in support of Meetinghouse operations will be held. Everyone welcome. More information: Sam Steiner, 519-884-1040.


MEDA is hosting a Women Empowering Women Workshop

On Thursday, December 5 from 7:00 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. at 50 Kent. MEDA's President and CEO, Dr. Dorothy Nyambi will share about her experience working in international development and why she's passionate about empowering women around the world. All funds raised from this event will go to MEDA's Tanania Project.


5th Annual Galaxy of Gifts

A fundraiser for Lutherwood Foundation Saturday December 7th 9:00 a. m. - 3:00 p. m. Over 65 vendors displaying many handcrafted items, jewellery, baked goods and so much more.
**Free admission, BBQ, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Hot apple cider Luther Village on the Park, 141 Father David Bauer Drive, Waterloo, 519-783-3710.


Make-A-Difference-Market

Make-A-Difference Market is a Conrad Grebel Student Council Peace Society Christmas shopping fundraiser with fair trade and local vendors, a food and bake sale, a silent auction, and live music. Proceeds will be donated to SheCycle; a student initiative developing reusable menstrual, antimicrobial pads for women in developing countries. Join us December 7th , 10 a. m. – 4 p. m. at Conrad Grebel University College. For more information, click here.


Christmas Concert entitled 'Haste Ye!'

Join Menno Singers and artistic director Brandon Leis invite you to their Christmas Concert entitled 'Haste Ye!' - Christmas Carols and Anthems celebrating the birth of Christ. The concert, on Sunday, December 8, 3:00 p. m, at Trillium Lutheran Church (22 Willow St., Waterloo) features Menno Youth Singers, readings and audience carols. Tickets ($25, $5 student) available at Menno Singers.


Advent Jazz Vespers –

This will be a moment of calm in the busy-ness of December to recall the love of God present in the mystery of Bethlehem's manger. Music, readings and prayer will be offered by a group of local jazz musicians. All are welcome. December 10, at 7:00 p. m. in the Conrad Grebel University College Chapel. For more information, click here.


Menno Singers

is sponsoring its annual Messiah Sing-a-Long with orchestra and university student soloists at St Jacobs Mennonite Church on Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 p. m.. with conductors Brandon Leis and Mark Diller Harder. Bring your score and join your voice part, orcome and listen to your favourite choruses. Attendance is by donation with tax receipts available for donations over $20.


The Worst Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Saturday, December 21 (2:30 p. m.) and Sunday, December 22 (2:30 p. m.): St. Jacobs Mennonite Church presents, “The Worst Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” A hilarious one-hour Christmas comedy for the whole family, including grandparents! Free refreshments follow.
Tickets go on sale Oct 20th at SJMC Office: Phone: 519-664-2268 or Email: .administrator@sjmc.on.ca Child/Youth $5.00; Adult $10.00.
General Admission Seating. www.sjmc.on.ca.
Proceeds to Woolwich Community Services.




Choose gifts that change lives.

This Christmas season, honour your friends and family with gifts that change lives around the world. Both MCC and MEDA provide po ssible projects to donate to. See their pamphlets or websites for more information.


 
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