Friday December 11th Announcement Sheet from EZMC Office
Thanks to all for the prayers and phone calls following my heart attack. Thank you as well to the Good Cheer committee for the thoughtful gift basket. Greg Leis
Please remember the importance of the contact tracing sheets. We ask anyone who enters the church building to, record the relevant information on the sheet located just inside the mailbox lobby door and the office entry door. Please note when and where you were in the building and then use the disinfecting wipes provided to wipe all surfaces that were touched before leaving. Thank you for your help with this.
During this time when we cannot meet together in our church building, we continue to be a faith community, finding ways we can connect and support each other. We prayerfully ask for your continued financial support as you are able. We know this time brings a lot of uncertainty and impact, we trust that God will provide and we will continue to experience the fullness of Christ.
Electronic options continue to be available from any banking institution. In the short-term we can also make available an e-transfer option (send firstname.lastname@example.org). If you would like to continue to contribute through a cheque please mail the cheque to Dawn Zehr or place it in her mailbox at the end of her driveway. We prefer not to handle cash at this time.
Niska Noel Update
As Waterloo region is in the red zone, the Indigenous Neighbours Program has decided to pause the Niska Noel Program. Stay tuned as the Indigenous Neighbours team moves ‘Niska Artisans’ to an on-line platform. MCC’s Indigenous Neighbours program continues to support the livelihood of Northern and remote Artisans. For now, we ask you to remember the amazing work of artisans, and stories of the unique products created. Please visit us again when things are safer for all….we thank you for adjusting your holiday giving. Meegwetch!
Christmas at CMU Highlights! COVID-19 prevented CMU from hosting its annual Christmas at CMU musical celebration. While we lament the loss, the university is nonetheless sharing selected pieces of an earlier Christmas at CMU program. Be drawn into the spirit of Advent and enjoy the music! Find this curated selection of musical ensembles at www.cmu.ca/christmasatcmu, launched on Friday December 18 at 7 p.m. (CST).
An open call for Parents or Guardian with children ages 6-13
An interactive workbook for families focusing on developing peaceful relationships in the home is being developed. Restorative Justice Intern, Claire Smith, is conducting short 15-20 minute interviews to gain an understanding of the currents needs of young families to help develop healthy family relationships. If you would like to participate, contact Claire at email@example.com.
Employment Opportunity: Rockway Mennonite Collegiate invites applications for the position of Technology Support Specialist. For details, visit www.rockway.ca.
UNMUTE: The Impact of a Pandemic on Gender Based Violence
UNMUTE is a forum theatre piece that addresses the rise of domestic violence and gender-based assault during COVID-19. Immerse yourself in this important and timely piece that gives audience members the chance to rehearse scenarios for real life. Audiences will learn skills and resources for how they can make a difference. Go to theatreofthebeat.ca/unmute to get your tickets today.
Conrad Grebel University College, a residence and teaching community affiliated with the University of Waterloo, seeks a married couple for the position of Campus Hosts, beginning spring/summer 2021. The role involves living in an apartment in the College’s residence building and supervising the College during non-business hours. Rent and utilities are free in exchange for performance of duties. Applicants should be mature, responsible, and able to relate to a broad range of people, especially students in residence. Application deadline is January 25, 2021. Read more at www.grebel.ca/position
The CommonWord Book and Resource Centre continues to serve the broader church community, online, and with curbside pick-up. A rich array of Christmas gift ideas include Advent and Christmas-themed books, Christmas cards, stocking stuffers, Sunday School gifts, and more. Gift cards are also available. Visit www.commonword.ca/go/2203 for details.
MCC Christmas Giving
This year, choose Christmas gifts that share comfort and joy with our neighbours around the world using MCC’s Christmas Giving options. Look online for more giving options: mcco.ca/Christmas.