Friday September 24, 2021
Resources to help us to stay Rooted in Christ and Growing together in Faith
Sunday September 26 – Guest Speaker – Leah Reesor-Keller, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) Executive Minister
**Please note that our morning will include an additional 30 minutes following the worship time for Leah to share more about the ministry of MCEC. During this additional 30 minutes our Junior Christian Education Team (JCET) is planning for some outdoor time with our children.
Leah is planning to join us in-person in our building and it would be wonderful to have a good group of people gathered there. And certainly over Zoom too!
Register for Sunday morning in-person worship, anytime during the week, by contacting Lisa at email@example.com. 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.
** To help us get a sense of the numbers of people ready to get back to in-person worship we encourage you to register and plan to come! We will address the challenge of too many registered when that happens. Although we encourage you to register by 10 AM Saturday morning we certainly welcome registrations after that time. As long as there is room you will be welcomed in!
We are grateful for your financial giving to the ongoing work and ministry of the church. This week our offering focus is “Local Ministries”
Next Sunday October 3, Communion Sunday!
As we gather on October 3 we will plan to share together in a Communion Service.
Home Communion Preparation – We invite you to gather the communion elements you will need: water/juice/grape for everyone and any type of bread or cracker. For those gathering In-Person we invite you to bring your communion elements with you.
Communion unites us and strengthens us all as one body in Christ.
Attention parents & kids!!! Beginning Sunday October 3rd JCET will be having Christian education during the church service. Come dressed to play & learn outdoors for the full hour! Watch East Zorra Facebook group and weekly letter/announcement sheet for more details!
We understand that some of our weekly emails are not being delivered or are ending up in your “Junk Mail” folder. In the next few weeks we will launch a new way of sending our weekly email through a marketing software called Mailchimp. We hope that this corrects this issue. We appreciate your patience.
Extending God’s Love
We celebrate with Taylor Wagler & Callum Karn, and their families, as Taylor and Callum are united in marriage Saturday September 25th.We pray God’s blessing and peace on their wedding day of celebration and commitment, and on their married life together!
You are invited to a Sausage on a Bun Drive-Thru Community Lunch & Fundraiser to support Tavistock Assistance Program (TAP). Sunday September 26th at Queen’s Park Pavilion from 11:30 am – 1:30 p.m.
Drive-thru and pick up your Sausage on a bun served with sauerkraut, fried onions and potato salad on the side. Also served with a cookie for dessert. Cost is by donation. No change provided.
Order by calling Paulette Roth at 519-655-2776 or 519-301-0091 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors – Krug’s Meat Market, Sam’s Valumart, Quehl’s Restaurant and Ana’s Kitchen. There is still time to order.
EZMC Building Use for Committee Meetings.
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. You will be sent the health and safety protocols before your meeting.
Beyond Our Church Community
Love Neighbours Share Vaccines
The Government of Canada will match, dollar for dollar, every donation made by individual Canadians to UNICEF Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination fundraising campaign, up to a maximum of $10 million, from July 12, 2021 to September 30, 2021 (deadline has been extended)
Part-time Low German Outreach Program Coordinator needed at Poole Mennonite Church
This winter, a weekly outreach program to Low German families and their young children will take place at Poole Mennonite Church. Planners are looking for a Program Coordinator to oversee planning and work with the participants. For more information, please contact Janet Schulz at email@example.com or Lily Hiebert Rempel, MCC Ontario Low German Liason, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is September 30. Apply today!
Interfaith Community Counselling – Fall 2021 Support Groups
ICC strengthens the fabric of our community by equipping individuals, couples, and families to realize emotional wellness and triumph over life’s challenges
This group provides education and support for women who have experienced emotional or physical abuse within their intimate relationship. This group is offered In Person starting Wednesday September 29th 6:30pm-8:30pm for 10 weeks.
Mindfulness and Self Compassion
This group offers skills, practices and tools to support you in accepting and loving yourself, building inner strength, resilience and thriving in you own life. This virtual group starts Wednesday October 6, 2021 (3:00pm-4:30) for 8 weeks.
Emotion Regulation using DBT skills
Learning mindfulness and cognitive skills to better understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and the techniques to change them. This virtual group starts Wednesday October 6, 2021 (5:00pm-7pm) for 9 weeks.
Register: Please contact Interfaith Counselling Centre at (519) 662-3092 or email email@example.com
Thursday September 30th – Saturday October 2nd, 2021
MCC@100 – Mennonites, Service and the Humanitarian Impulse
A Virtual Mennonite Studies Conference at The University of Winnipeg. In 1920, Mennonites in Canada and the U.S. formed Mennonite Central Committee to aid famine-ravaged Mennonite communities in southern Russia (present-day Ukraine). Over the ensuing century, MCC has grown to embrace service in more than 60 countries. This centennial conference presents papers that examine the past, present, and future of MCC. Visit mcco.ca/events to learn more.
Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp is inviting you to “participate” in its first annual Rally for Recreation. It’s a great way to get outside while also supporting the work of Hidden Acres. For more information, visit www.hiddenacres.ca.
Xplore: At the Intersection of Faith and Life, A 55-Plus Enrichment Program. Xplore offers courses that investigate dimensions of the Christian faith, our world, and life in it. All without any assignments or examinations! Xplore happens in a six-week block, with online courses offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, beginning October 5. Join us! cmu.ca/xplore.
“Not Traumatic Enough for a Shock Blanket”: A thought-provoking exhibit by artist Yasmeen Nematt Alla invites us to consider the importance of trauma-informed community spaces and the ability art has to provide gestures of care. Running from Sept. 7 to March 7, 2022 at the Grebel Gallery. In person gallery visits available upon request. Visit uwaterloo.ca/centre-peace-advancement/grebel-gallery
Conrad Grebel University College is marking Mennonite Heritage Week by drawing attention to the Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters conference, to be held at Grebel in May 2022, that will include stories and analyses of encounters and relationships between Indigenous peoples and Mennonite settlers. We also offer a list of resources that provides a variety of starting points to learn more about the intersection of Mennonite and Indigenous histories in Canada. Read more: uwaterloo.ca/grebel/news/mennonite-heritage-week-2021