Next Sunday – November 13, 2022
The Love that is God
We live our Love out from the community created by the Spirit
Prelude: Heidi Wagler Accompanist: Heidi Wagler
Song Leader: Connie Yantzi Worship Leader: Jesse Yantzi
Message: Pastor Mike Audio/Visual: Todd Bender/Larry Kropf
8:45 a.m. Christmas Choir practice. Please see the announcement for more details.
Theatre of the Beat Presents: Selah’s Song
An original folk musical from Theatre of the Beat
Written by Johnny Wideman, with original music by beloved Mennonite musician Bryan Moyer Suderman, Selah’s Song tells the story of a young girl whose courage inspired a village and whose song became an anthem for peace. Inundated with catchy pro-war propaganda songs, Selah is inspired to share her own music with the village, creating some competition for the King. Selah’s Song is a heartwarming musical that is fun for all ages!
Selah’s Song will be presented at East Zorra Mennonite Church, 677044 16 Line, Tavistock, on Sunday, December 4th at 2:30PM.
Admission is by donation. We welcome you to join us! If you would be willing to help with a few logistic details for this event please reach out to Pastor Ray.
Sue Martin is looking for barn yard animal costumes that fit children ages 2-5. Specifically need chicken, baby chick, horse, donkey, kitten, dog. If you have one please contact her. email@example.com
Mark Your Calendars! Our next EZ Family Event is scheduled for Sunday November 20th. More details to come.
Thursday November 24th Adult Fellowship Christmas dinner Save the date
Punch 5:30 Dinner 6:00 Tickets $30 each. Program to follow, speaker Pastor Mike Williamson. Tickets are available today in the basement after the worship service from Carol & Jim Schumm, Shirley & Philip Ruby, Betty & Cecil Rose
Christmas Choir – Thank you for your enthusiastic response to our Christmas Eve Choir! We look forward to making music together again! If you missed signing up, you are not too late….you are still welcome to come out and join us. We will hold our first practice on Sunday morning, Nov. 20 at 8:45 in the auditorium. At this time we will discuss if this is the best practice time or if we have other options. Any inquiries, please speak to Connie or Lindsay.
A reminder to everyone to reserve any areas of the church building/green space that you need for meetings, rehearsals, events etc. with Lisa to ensure availability. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-655-6824. Thanks so much.
Beyond Our Church Community
MCC Peace Conference
Friday, November 18 at 7 pm and Saturday, November 19, 9 am – 4 pm
The MCC Peace Conference is your chance to see, hear and experience first-hand how you and MCC are changing lives and communities through peacebuilding. This event will inspire and inform through general sessions, workshops and conversations with messengers of peace.To learn more and register, go to mcco.ca/peace-conference.
Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp is celebrating 60 years!! Please join us at our Annual General Meeting which will be held at Tavistock Mennonite Church on Tuesday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. to hear stories and songs from the last 60 years. The evening will also include a short business meeting. RSVP to email@example.com or 519-625-8602.
Sunday December 4th 2:30 p.m. Tavistock Mennonite Church is hosting The Twin City Harmonizers, a men’s barbershop choir based in KW, for a Christmas concert. Local powerhouse Chuckee Zehr will guest perform. TMC’s share of the proceeds from the concert will go towards our upcoming refugee sponsorships.
There is an exciting opportunity to sing along with the choir for a portion of the concert. This opportunity is called “Sing for the Season.” Interested parties attend the first part of their Tuesday evening rehearsals to learn some simple songs that will be performed at the concert on December 4th. If the singers are a little more experienced (or keen!), they are welcome to stay for the second part of the rehearsal to learn more advanced music that will also be performed at the concert. Singers of ALL ages are welcome to join in on the fun of this men’s barbershop choir! Rehearsals begin October 18th. See the poster for more details, or reach out to Paul Roth (firstname.lastname@example.org) who joined the choir after doing Sing for the Season in 2019.
Sunday November 13th 3 p.m. Our Messiah Sing-Along is back! Join Menno Singers, soloists, orchestra and a Mini-Mass Choir at St Matthews Lutheran Church (54 Benton St. Kitchener). Participation by donation. Show up and sing or Sign up for the Mini-Mass Choir for 3 Monday rehearsals at First Mennonite Church, October 24, October 31 and November 7 – www.mennosingers.com
Are you looking for a gift that gives impact this Christmas?
The Raw Carrot is a social enterprise that provides meaningful employment to people who live with barriers to traditional employment by making hand-crafted soup. We are offering lovely gift boxes this holiday season that make wonderful gifts for your employees, clients, and friends. Each box contains a selection of our delicious soup along with locally curated charcuterie products. For more information, email Leah Brown at email@example.com or call 226-338-4956.
Give a gift that keeps on giving…and growing!
Help meet people’s basic needs around the world with the purchase of an eco-friendly MCC Thrift Christmas Giving ornament! Proceeds from these gifts will provide fruit trees and chickens as a source of income and nutrition and clean water in homes. Plus, these ornaments are made from seed paper. Plant it, water it and watch it grow into beautiful wildflowers. Available at your local thrift shop while supplies last.
Join our Team!
Join the MCC team and use your skills to make a difference in your community and around the world! Thrift on Mill in Leamington has an opening for a Thrift Associate.To learn more about this position and to apply, go to mcco.ca/serve.
Material Resources Volunteers Needed (65 Heritage Drive, New Hamburg)Material Resources is looking for volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Come join our volunteer team in the sewing or workrooms. We are looking for volunteers to help create high quality comforters and pack/sort kits. Volunteer shifts are 3-4 hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, go to mcco.ca/serve.