WILMOT MENNONITE CHURCH

EVENTS

September 19 - Girls Club meets at 7:00 p. m.

September 24 - Peace Sunday

September 27 - Pastoral Care Team Meeting

October 1 - World Wide Communion Celebration

October 1 - Milestone Celebration during Formation Hour followed by lunch

November 5 - Annual Meeting with Pizza Lunch

IN THE BROADER CHURCH & COMMUNITY

“Painting a Picture of Dignity”

exhibit is at Conrad Grebel College University from September 7th to December 15. The formal launch is Thursday, September 21 at 4:00 p.m.. Painting a Picture of Dignity showcases artwork by Canadian individuals living with dementia and Alzheimer's. Participating artists explore the theme of dignity through paint on canvas.


New Hamburg Fall Fair Worship Service

Sept 17 at 9:00 a. m. in the arena at New Hamburg Fairgrounds Worship Ministry Teams encourages our members to attend this service. However, we will have a service here at Wilmot for those who do not wish to attend the Community Worship service.


Day of Quiet Prayer

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 9:00 a. m. – 3:00 p. m.
Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, Wood House
$25 payable to MSDEC at the retreat
See the bulletin board in foyer for more information.



extends a warm invitation to attend their 2017 Annual General Meeting. Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7:00 p. m. at Poole Mennonite Church. O’Derald Gingerich is attending as our delegate. If you are interested in attending talk to O.D. or Susan as we have two more delegate spots.


“Reading the Bible with Jesus”

You are invited to participate in this inspirational four-session Bible study on the Gospel of Matthew with Bryan Moyer Suderman. These are hosted on 4 consecutive Tuesday evenings starting at 7:00 p. m.
Sept 26 (Elmira Mennonite),
October 3 (Elmira Mennonite), >br> October 10 (St Jacobs Mennonite) and
October 17 (St Jacobs Mennonite).
For more information see the fliers in the church foyer or contact sponsoring congregations Elmira, St Jacobs or Bloomingdale Mennonite.


“Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way We View Racism”

Wednesday, September 27, 7–8:30 p. m. at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate.
Drew Hart, Prof. of Theology, Messiah College, PA discusses challenges we are facing today.


Poor Boy’s Luncheon

September 28 at the New Hamburg Community Centre Arena. Lunch or dinner for $8.00 per person. Order tickets at 519-662-2731 or email. See the poster in the foyer for information.


MCC Ontario Annual General Meeting

12:00 - 3 p. m. Saturday, September 30,
at the Community Room, 50 Kent Ave, Kitchener
Cath & Peter Woolner, former MCC Ethiopia Country Reps will join MCC Ontario staff to update you on MCC’s work in Ontario and around the world. For more info, to view the business package and to RSVP, please go to mcco.ca/agm or call 519-745-8458.


Farewell to Rick Cober Bauman

Sunday, October 1 at 3 p. m. at Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church, 19 Ottawa St. North, Kitchener.
Worship Service to Celebrate and Give Thanks for God's faithfulness to Mennonite Central Committee Ontario through the years of Rick's service as Executive Director. Fellowship and refreshment time following.


Fall Seniors' Retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp

October 2nd or 3rd , 2017 (the same program will be offered both days.
Our theme is “Food and Community” with Marlene Epp, Joe Mancini and Sarah French all sharing. Join us for a day of worship, learning and fellowship. For more information contact the camp at (519)625-8602 or, email,or visit our website at www.hiddenacres.ca. Space is limited, please register by September 25th.


Empty Bowls for Haiti

Saturday, October 14 at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Seatings at 5 pm and 7 pm, Tickets $30 each Enjoy a delicious meal and take home a one-of-a-kind creation from a local artist in support of MCC's work in Haiti. For more info or to purchase tickets, go to or call (519) 745-8458.


Detweiler Meeting House

Male Chorus Sing on October 15 at 2:30 p. m. A welcome to all former male quartet or chorus and want-to-be members who enjoy singing traditional male music, including gospel songs and anthems.


Encounter Desire Retreat - October 20-22, 2017

Crieff Hills Community
Save the date for this intergenerational retreat focused on listening for God's leading through our desires. Led by Tamara Shantz and Pat Wagler, this retreat is intended for those in a season of transition and discernment and who sense an invitation to deeper contact with God and one’s soul. Go to for more information!


House of Friendship’s Charles St. Men’s Shelter

is recruiting helping hearts (social) and administrative volunteers for the fall. We are seeking volunteers who can commit to a 2-4 hour shift once a week for six months (during the week or weekend). For information please email or call 519-742-8327 x. 136 .


Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) receiving financial donations for forest fires in British Columbia.

People in BC have already lost houses to the fires and we are planning for MDS volunteers to help in the recovery phase of this disaster. MDS is accepting financial donations for that recovery. For further updates on the MDS response and financial donations go to mds.mennonite.net/ or call the MDS office at 1-866-261-1274.


The World Remembers: 1914-1918 .

Every day from September 24-November 11 , the names of 661,818 soldiers and nurses on all sides of the First World War killed in 1917 will be displayed at more than 60 locations around the world. The commemoration is a unique expression of remembrance, reconciliation and education, and shows the enormous human cost of the war. The Mennonite Archives of Ontario Gallery (3rd floor, Conrad Grebel University College) will be one of these display locations. The Gallery is also the location of the exhibit “Sites of Nonresistance: Ontario Mennonites and the First World War.”



Friday, September 22 at noon

Join the Conrad Grebel University College community to plant a new sign in the College’s Mennonite commemorative garden. As we continue to educate ourselves about injustice towards Indigenous peoples and recognize their history on this land where Grebel now sits, we acknowledge the need to change the historical narratives of Mennonite settlement in Waterloo Region. www.grebel.ca/events

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