Resources to help us to stay Rooted in Christ and Growing together in Faith
Worship Service – Sunday August 14, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Ecumenical Worship Service in the Park hosted by the Tavistock Ministerial at Queens Park Pavilion in Tavistock
An offering time during our worship will give opportunity to support individual congregations and the ministry of Tavistock Assistance Program (TAP). Offering envelopes will be provided for TAP donations. Following the service everyone is invited to stay for the annual noon meal fundraiser hosted by the TAP board members and volunteers.
We hope you can come to worship, eat and fellowship together.
We are grateful for your financial giving to the ongoing work and ministry of the church. This week our offering focus is “Leadership”
**As we gather for worship and other congregational activities, please note that masks are no longer required, including during congregational singing, however, we remain mask-friendly – if you and your family want to wear a mask, you should feel comfortable to do so. For your convenience we will continue to make hand sanitizer and masks available at the 2 main entrances to our building.
Next Sunday – August 21, 2022 EZMC Worship Service at 10 a.m.
Theme: Come to the Living Water
Prelude: Heidi Wagler Worship Leader: Dawn Bender
Music: Lindsay Zehr Message/Sharing: Pastor Ray & Susan Schmitz
Audio/Visual: Dathan Bender/Larry Kropf
We will be printing an updated EZMC Church Family Photo and Address Directory in September 2022.
- If you moved or have a new phone number since the printing of the Church Directory Update Page in January 2022 and have not given your updated information to the church office, please do so. If you were not in the last directory but would like to be included, please contact the church office.
- We would love to see updated photos! Please send to Lisa, preferably in digital form (jpeg) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a photo you would like her to scan, make arrangements to drop off and she will return to you. These photos can be casual. If you are submitting a photo please remember that professional photos are subject to copyright so permission would be needed from the photographer to include.
- Please note that we encourage every person or family unit to submit a photo. A picture in a directory helps so much, and is so welcoming! As Mike, Brandy, Petra and Rebekah join us in August and get know us, an updated photo directory with pictures of everyone will be a wonderful gift. Thank you so much for your willingness to submit a photo! It is very much appreciated!
- Deadline to submit is September 9, 2022.
In the next few weeks your mailbox position may change slightly as additions are made. If you don’t have a mailbox and would like one please contact Lisa at email@example.com. If your mailbox label has gone missing please let Lisa know so she can replace it.
As Phase 2 of the Greenspace begins, projects will be dependent on donations. Accompanied by a note, designated for the Green Space, donations can be given by cash or cheque in the church offering, or mailed, dropped off, as well as e-transferred to church treasurer Dawn Zehr. Should donations exceed Green Space expenses, the extra will be used for other church projects. Thank you, GS committee
Beyond Our Church Community
Fall Seniors’ Retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, September 19th. Our theme this fall is “Seeing the Land and History Through an Indigenous Lens”. For more information and to register please visit our website @ www.hiddenacres.ca or contact the camp at 519-625-8602, firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited so register early! Brochures are available on the table outside the nursery.
Raw Carrot Soup Enterprise market volunteers
The Raw Carrot Soup Enterprise is actively seeking volunteers to run our stall at the Wellesley Farmer’s Market until October 9. Volunteers must be 16+ years of age. Shifts are Saturdays 8:30am-12:30pm. The Raw Carrot provides employment for individuals on Long-Term Disability through the creation and sale of delicious soups. Soups can be purchased at Thrift on Kent, New Hamburg Thrift Centre and Elmira Thrift & Gift. You can also find us at the Wellesley Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings! Contact Leah Brown at email@example.com for more info.
Volunteer with our Circle of Friends program!
Circle of Friends supports individuals who have experienced homelessness and have transitioned back into the community. Circles are small groups of 2-3 volunteers and one individual who meet each week for a few hours for a one-year commitment. If you’re compassionate, patient and a good listener this may be the position for you! Volunteers are needed now for Tuesday afternoons in Kitchener. Other days and times coming soon. To learn more, go to mcco.ca/volunteer or email Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE: The much loved-Toronto Mennonite Festival returns to Willowgrove Farm on Saturday September 17. Save the date for delicious traditional (and not so traditional) Mennonite treats, fun activities for kids and families, the famous quilt auction and more. All proceeds support the work of Mennonite Central Committee. More info at torontomennonitefestival.ca.
The Amish Bicentennial 1822-2022
Join us as we REMEMBER and THANK GOD for the coming of our Amish Mennonite ancestors to Canada. There will be Heritage bus tours, Acapella Hymn Sings (one of which will take place at East Zorra Mennonite on Sun Sept 25), The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada (Speaker, Rebecca Seiling will present the “Landed Buggy” at Steinmann Mennonite), Indigenous Awareness Workshop (at Crow Shield Lodge), and the Thanksgiving Worship Service (Sun Oct 2 at Steinmann Mennonite Church). Some of these events require registration in advance. The 3rd insert is now available on the table outside the nursery.