Resources to help us to stay Rooted in Christ and Growing together in Faith
Sunday November 28st Worship Gathering 10 AM – First Sunday of Advent
Dare to Imagine God’s Goodness!
Join EZMC Zoom Worship Gathering – 10 AM
Register for Sunday morning in-person worship, anytime during the week, by contacting Lisa at email@example.com . Please indicate which Sunday you are registering for and who will be attending with you. If Lisa is unable to take your call, leave a message that includes your name and phone number. Your registration will then be confirmed either by email or phone. Deadline to register each week is Saturday by 10 a.m.
We are grateful for your financial giving to the ongoing work and ministry of the church. This week our offering focus is “Local Ministries”
Extending God’s Love
We extend God’s love as we share with each other both our struggles and our joys!
Friday November 26th Meet at church at 7 for baking and games night. Plan to pickup youth around 9:30.
EZMC Building Use Bookings
A designated meeting space that allows for physical distancing will be located in the basement. The boardroom and other small rooms are closed for now. Please contact Lisa and book the meeting space to ensure that it is available for use. Sanctuary space is also available during the week. Please book building use with Lisa, before planning to gather, to ensure availability. You will then be sent the health and safety protocols.
A Church Directory Update Page will be sent in December. Please send any changes that are needed for your household listing by Tuesday December 14th to office@ezmennonite.
Live Nativity – Sat., Dec. 18th – 5:00-8:00 (rain date Sun. Dec. 19th)
Thank you to all who have volunteered to make our Live Nativity happen!
We are in need of a few items to complete our sets.
– a small wooden writing desk or table
– a small straight wooden chair
– a life-size baby doll
– 3 fancy chests/boxes/large bottles for the Magi’s gifts
– a scroll (or someone to make us one)
We also need someone with a good quality video camera on their phone who is willing to record our sets and narration, and put together a recording for those not able to come that day. As well, the lights and the stable will remain in the green space through Christmas for all to enjoy!
If you are able to help with any of the above, please speak to Connie Yantzi or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ministerial Community Live Nativity – Sunday December 5th 4:30 PM at Queen’s Park in Tavistock
Would you like a second opportunity to help bring the message of Jesus to the Tavistock Community through a Live Nativity?
Ways you can be involved:
- Each church has been asked to provide 5 dozen cookies. Could you bake a batch of cookies?
- A community choir is being formed that may involve one rehearsal. A choir always needs singers. Would you like to be a singer in the choir?
The Green Space Committee is wondering if there are any members of the congregation with surplus sports equipment they would like to donate.
We are looking for things like – Frisbees, scoops and balls, skipping ropes, soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, road hockey gear, bicycle pump (to inflate balls)
Anything gently used, that is no longer in regular use at your homes, would be great. Contact Tyler at email@example.com if you have questions OR just drop your items off in the bin between the concrete sports pad and shed.
Junior Christian Education Team (JCET) is hoping to expand our children’s program to include preschool to grade 8. We need help for ALL ages to lead & teach Bible stories and activities. Currently this taking place during the church service. In November we will be able to be inside but will plan to meet outside in the tent & green space as long as the weather allows. Preschoolers will be inside. To volunteer please contact Jess Yantzi, Holly Barron, Naomi Mogk, or Sue Martin.
EZMC’s Safe Church Policy requires that all volunteers, who work with vulnerable persons, have a current Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) on file. If you received a Volunteer packet and haven’t returned your VSC please submit it to the church office as soon as possible, along with your signed Volunteer Commitment Form. If you have any questions about EZMC’s Safe Church Policy please contact a member of the Safe Church Committee (Marlow Gingerich, Dana Hyde, Susan Schmitz or Melanie Wiegand)
Important Reminder to Parents – Our Safe Church Policy requires a completed waiver for each child involved in Sunday School, Girls Club, Boys Club, and MYF who are under the age of 18. Please bring a completed form (double sided) to an event that your child(ren) attends if you have not already done so. Blank waiver forms will be available for you to complete when you arrive to check in and fill out the contact tracing sheet. Thanks so much!
Beyond Our Church Community
Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) B.C. is monitoring the situation in that province, where torrential rains have caused flooding and mudslides that have affected many communities and residents. B.C. gets atmospheric rivers every year. But this one, which started November 13, is the worst yet with more than 20 daily rainfall records broken in the province. In at least two places, over 250 millimetres/15 inches of rain has fallen in a few days. Both the heat in the province this summer, which saw record temperatures, and now the rain, have been linked to the effects of climate change.
Donations are welcome for B.C. flood response at https://mds.mennonite.net/donate/
CommonWord Christmas Sale runs November 29 to December 3. Check the online flyer for fair-trade and specialty food and coffee products, unique seasonal books, and resources. Many creative gift ideas! For hours and more online creative gift ideas, visit commonword.ca.
New Hamburg Thrift is in need of Volunteers!! We are looking for people available through the week in numerous different positions! We have housewares, and fabric, Receiving and delivery drivers! Now that we are open late Thursday and Fridays we are also looking for help in our store front Thursday evening as well as Saturdays. Please reach out to Jennifer Woolner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-662-2867. You can also go to newhamburgthrift.com and fill out a Volunteer application. Thank-You
Nov 19-21, 7:30 pm, Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Musem, 10 Huron Rd, Kitchener
Dec 1-2 at 7:30 pm, Princess Twin Cinemas, 46 King St N, Waterloo
Nov 26-28, 7:30 pm, Digital Presentation, YouTube
Theatre of the Beat invites you to Forgiven/Forgotten. This emotionally driven piece addresses issues of crime, reintegration and our responses to those affected by these themes most. In-person screenings will be held in Kitchener, Waterloo and Toronto from Nov 19 to Dec 2, or digital screenings from Nov 26 to 28. You can also bring this production to your community for free thanks to the generous support of MCC! Reach out to email@example.com for more information. For tickets and to learn more, go to www.theatreofthebeat.ca/forgivenforgotten.
MCC Christmas Marketplace in the Atrium at 50 Kent Ave, Kitchener
Thursday November 25 and Friday November 26 12pm-8pm, Saturday November 27 10am-5pm
Looking for a unique one-of-a-kind gift with social impact? Join us for a special MCC Christmas Marketplace. You will find sewing creations from our program at Grand Valley Institute for Women; greeting cards designed by our Circle of Friends participants; handcrafted items made by volunteers and more! Raw Carrot soups will be featured. All proceeds support MCC relief, development and peace projects locally and around the world. This year, give a gift which makes a real difference in the lives of others! For more info, go to mcco.ca/events.