Friday May 14th Announcement Sheet from EZMC Office
Student Aid Applications:
While fall continues to remain a bit uncertain for our students, EZMC remains committed to supporting individuals who consider Christian nurture and leadership development to be part of their education. Student aid applications are due June 30 for the 2021/2022 school year (Sept 2021 – Aug 2022). If you are interested in applying or would like to know more, please contact Tracey Kropf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2021 Camp Subsidy Form is now available and you can complete and return to Dawn Zehr either by email (email@example.com) or mail (657173 15th line, R.R.#1 Tavistock, ON N0B 2R0). Please note that this year no funds will be sent until camps can confirm their programming depending on Covid-19 restrictions in place. Forms are available by contacting Lisa Suderman either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (519-655-6824). Paper copies can be mailed to you if needed. If you have any questions please contact one of the Christian Education Lay Ministers – Bethany Kropf or Dana Hyde.
Sunday May 16th 1-3 p.m. MCEC Junior Youth Retreat TODAY (May 14) is the registration deadline
This year MCEC will be hosting a virtual Jr. & Sr. Youth retreat on zoom. Typically in May, MCEC runs a Jr. Youth retreat at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp. Given the pandemic this event will be hosted virtually this year. It will also be offered to Sr. Youth as well. There will be time spent all together in worship and plenty of time in break out groups for games and activities. Joining in the journey of MCEC listening to God, the theme of this virtual retreat is courageous imagination. There is no cost for this event. More details are available on MCEC’s website.
Wednesday May 26th Interfaith Counselling Centre Annual Meeting – more info to follow
Currently, we have an immediate need for a treasurer on our Board. The treasurer role would work with our finance committee and have regular communication with the Bookkeeper and Executive Director through monthly financial reporting. Individual(s) interested in this position must have financial qualifications or relevant experience with an understanding of financial accounting for not-for-profit organizations. Anyone interested can call the office (519-662-3092) to discuss further.
New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Online Auctions
Friday, May 28 at 7 pm and Saturday, May 29 at 9 am
We’re excited to bring the 2021 New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale to your living room on May 28 and May 29. Bid on dozens of outdoor items, experiences, gift packages, or one of more than 150 beautiful handmade quilts. Get a taste of the sale with NHMRS-in-a-Box, and join the Run for Relief – Run it your Way, all in support of MCC. Learn more at nhmrs.com.
Peaceful at Heart: Book club for men
Thursday, June 3, 10, 17 and 24, 8-9 a.m.Men are invited to join us for a 4-week book club discussing matters of Anabaptist perspectives of faith and healthy expressions of masculinity. We’ll discuss and explore the book “Peaceful at Heart: Anabaptist Reflections on Healthy Masculinity.” Spaces are limited. To learn more, and to register, go to mcco.ca/events.
Join us in “Saying Shalom to Wanda”
On Sunday, June 6th, 2021 at 2 pm, Shalom Counselling Services will be hosting Saying Shalom to Wanda: Celebrating 24 years of leadership at Shalom. This is an opportunity to celebrate, to thank Wanda for her leadership, and to recognize her passion for the delivery of mental health services in our community. For more information and to register for this virtual event visit shalomcounselling.org/sayingshalom or call Shalom at (519) 886-9690.
Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp will host its 54th ANNUAL CHICKEN BARBECUE as a DRIVE THRU EVENT on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. All proceeds support Hidden Acres’ summer camp ministry to children, families and individuals. Individual Meal $15.00; Family Meal (4 people) $55.00. Additional pieces of chicken will be available for purchase for $4/piece. ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY. Purchase tickets at www.hiddenacres.ca or call the camp at 519-625-8602.
June 8 – 23, 2021 9th International Conference on Spirituality and Aging | : A virtual conference for researchers, practitioners, and interested others to engage issues of connection, in the context of spirituality and aging, in the midst of a pandemic times. Conference sessions will occur on seven occasions (90 minutes each) between June 8th and June 22/23, 2021. Registration is open until May 31 at uwaterloo.ca/ageing-spirituality
Grow Hope Niagara
Become a virtual farmer by partnering with CFGB and MCC to sponsor acres through Grow Hope Niagara and raise funds to help hungry people around the world. Your $400 per acre sponsorship can become up to $2000 through government matching. More info at mcco.ca/grow-hope.
Join our team!
We have several new openings, including a Raw Carrot Extension Site Manager, Church and Community Relations Associate, and various Canada Summer Job opportunities for youth aged 15-29. More information about any of these positions can be found at mcco.ca/serve.
Announcing the MCEC Courageous Imagination Podcast! This podcast will feature 10 episodes where we will hear people from across MCEC share about a variety of topics including listening for God, who we are together, and how God is calling us as the church to respond to the changing local and global context. Listen to the trailer at https://anchor.fm/courageous-imagination or search for “Courageous Imagination” wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Shopping that makes a difference!
Even though our thrift shops are closed, you can still shop online for quality second-hand merchandise and Raw Carrot soup. Get the things you need and want at thriftdifferent.com while supporting MCC.