Week of May 26, 2013
Deadline for announcements and order of worship: Thursday morning
Saturday, May 25
Saturday, May 25, 8:00 am. Spring Cleanup. This is our semi annual "barn raising" event where we contribute "sweat equity" and receive the blessing of community. Please sign up on the sheet near the entrance; bring along tools if noted on the sheet; and come early for coffee and muffins.
Sunday, May 12
9:45 Children's singing for S.K. to Grade 6.
10:00 Christian Education for all ages.
11:00 Worship Service
Sunday, May 26, 11:00 am. Baptism and communion service. TUMC will celebrate the baptism of Autumn Heise and Sherri Klassen.
Sunday, May 26, 12:30 pm. Fundraising Lunch for the New Life Centre Church. Come downstairs after worship to enjoy a tasty lunch prepared by the NL Church, which is raising money for their church retreat at Hidden Acres. You can enjoy Hilachas (beef and rice on a homemade tortilla), or vegetarian chop suey Nicaraguan style; either with salad and coffee or lemonade on the side. (Note that the TUMC youth, who formerly planned to host a lunch on May 26, will do one another time).
Sunday, May 26, Spring Congregational Meeting. 1:30 - 3:00 pm. Childcare will be provided. Click here to read the agenda.
FROM OUR CHURCH FAMILY...the following are yet to be updated
Rejoice magazine, a quarterly devotional for individuals and households produced by MennoMedia, is available to anyone interested. Please let the church office know if you would like to receive it.
Pastoral Search Team Update: The search team has received and reviewed a number of applications for the Associate Pastor position. We are happy with the interest in our position, and will conduct initial interviews beginning next week. While we are moving forward with the process, we continue to be open to a communal call so please communicate with us and those whom you feel should be called. We ask for your continued prayers for God's clear guidance as we discern the best fit for the needs of our congregation.
From Mennonite Church Canada: In the latest episode of Mennonite Church Canada’s radio podcast Church Matters, host Dan Dyck speaks with Stuart Murray. Murray, an author, church-planter and Trustee with the Anabaptist Network in the U.K. shares his thoughts about how post-Christendom could shape the future of Anabaptist and Mennonite Churches in North America. You can listen to that episode online Church Matters Podcast: Episode 75:What is the future of the Anabaptist movement and the Mennonite Church?. If you prefer, you can watch the complete interview www.mennonitechurch.ca/tiny/2039 as view interview highlights www.mennonitechurch.ca/tiny/2022.
From Mennonite Church Eastern Canada: 25 Years of Sowing Seeds: Sixteen years ago, MCC Ontario and the Timmins Native Friendship Centre launched the Northern Exposure learning trips for youth. The current pastor of Hanover Mennonite Church, Juanita Laverty, met her husband Dave Sararus through Northern Exposure. Pray that God will continue to bring people into lives of ministry and service through new learning opportunities.
Tuesday, May 14, 7:30 pm. TUMC Book Club. At TUMC.
Wednesday, May 15, 7:30 pm. The Mennonite Centre Heritage Club presents… Snapshots of Indonesia and Its Artisans: Through the Lens of a Ten Thousand Villages Learning Tour. Emily and Bruce B. will talk about their recent experiences with Ten Thousand Villages in Indonesia. Ten Thousand Villages provides opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products to our markets through long term, fair trade practices. At St. Clair O’Connor.
Sunday, May 26, 1:30 pm. Spring Congregational Meeting. Agenda will be available May 12. At TUMC.
INSPIRING OUT OF TOWN EVENTS
Tuesday, May 7, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Mennonite Girls Can Cook MCC Fundraiser. At Ten Thousand Villages in Waterloo. Or watch Canada AM on May 7 at 8:45am
Saturday, May 11, 1:30 - 3:30 pm. Silver Lake Mennonite Camp’s 5th Annual Paddle and Hike Fundraiser. Enjoy either a 2 hour, “downhill” paddle from West Montrose to Kaufman Flats in Waterloo or a Hike on the trails near the Kissing Bridge in West Montrose, followed by a BBQ dinner and campfire at the Wagler-Carr Farm, 6354 Line 86 West Montrose. For more information, please visit www.slmc.ca/paddleandhike.
Thursday, May 16, 7:30 pm. Rockway Mennonite Collegiate Music Recital Series featuring pianist Carol Isaac '80 (Assistant Conductor, Metropolitan Opera, New York) and soprano Stephanie Kramer '74 (Voice Instructor, Music Department, Conrad Grebel University College). Free-will offering. Mark your calendar now for this amazing event!
Saturday, May 25. New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale in support of MCC, at the New Hamburg Fairgrounds.