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The Danforth Mennonite Church, at 2174 Danforth Ave. in Toronto, is wheelchair-accessible. Tim Reimer is our pastor, and Bonnie Wright is the administrator. ........ Call us at (416) 422-2406 . ....... Email Pastor Reimer at timapreimer @ gmail.com . .. Email Carolyn at danforthmennonitechurch @ gmail.com .

Sunday, September 5, 2010 Bulletin

Sunday, September 5, 2010

 “Moments of Sabbath for Body, Mind and Spirit”

 10:30 am Worship Service

            Worship Leader: Dalton Jantzi

             Music Leader: Kathy Wert

Next Sunday, September 12, 2010

Church Retreat ALL WEEKEND!!

at Fraser Lake Camp

Rides are available! Call Jon Beer 416-699-0683

Ride up for Saturday only?  Sure! Call Jessica Martin 647-345-5300

 BIRTHDAYS and ANNIVERSARIES

 September 5 Andrea Martin

September 8 Mary Jane and Victor Guerin (anniversary)

September 10 Mary Jane Guerin

September 11, Marg Beer

September 11 Barb and Bill Bryson (anniversary)

 

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Recently a number of historical items have gone missing from the church, including three or four photo albums.  The identity of other items is unknown, but the place where they used to be is now empty.  While being pleased that people are showing interest in our history, I am concerned that these items be located so that the centennial book committee will have access to them for reference purposes. If you have any of this, can you let me know, or return it to the church office. Thanks, Bill Bryson

 Final countdown to DMC Retreat for Sept. 10 – 12th at Fraser Lake!  Our theme is “Beginning a New Century Together” and Marilyn Zehr is our guest resource person for Friday & Saturday!  We have received confirmed attendance for 42 adults and 8 children to date!  If you still wish to attend, please contact LaVerna Reimer (reimer4621@rogers.com, 416 265 4621).   Check the bulletin board for brochures & more information.

 Sunday, September 19, 2010. We begin our regular hours. Sunday School for all ages at 10:00 am and worship service at 11:00 am.

Saturday, September 18, Black Creek Pioneer Village  Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale   —Come for food, fellowship and fun along with entertainment, learning, and much more. All to support MCC’s work of Relief, Community development, and Peacebuilding in Ontario, in Canada, and in 60+ countries around the world. 10:00 – 4:00, with the quilt auction at 12 noon. 1000 Murray Ross Parkway (near Steeles and Jane). Danforth Mennonite Church will be providing and selling sloppy joes. Leslie Sheriff is our contact person. 416-551-1048

 We have been invited to meet with MCEC leadership and with other GTA Cluster leaders on Tuesday Sept. 21 at 7pm at Hagerman Mennonite Church. The agenda should cover: (1) MCEC’s purpose and vision; (2) priorities for allocation of resources; and (3) how to ensure financial support for MCEC ministries. We need to send our list of delegates by Sept. 7. Please confirm with Mike DeHaan by Sunday Sept. 5th.

 

Second Century Horizon . . .

   On Saturday, August 28th, four cyclists pedaled 99km to celebrate 99 years of Danforth Mennonite Church.  They visited points of Mennonite interest in the GTA, from 461 King St, to 46 Scotia, to the Altoona Meeting House near Stouffville!

 Saturday, Sept 25, 7pm. “Stories from Palestine” at Danforth Mennonite Church Barbara Martens of Ruthven has recently returned from a service term with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Hebron, in the Occupied Territories of the West Bank of the Jordan River.  We invite you to come and be informed, but also to “feel with” the people of Palestine.  The stories of 5 people will be windows through which you can glimpse their lives of suffering and hope and courage under Israeli occupation.

 Saturday, November 6, 9:00am at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church.  Workshop for lay preachers.  Do you preach “once in a while” at your church? Get some practical insights for effective preaching, be inspired and encouraged for the preaching you do.  Alan Rudy-Froese, the resource person for this event, is passionate about preaching, has preached and studied preaching for years. 

MENNONITE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 “Let’s make a generous statement that we love our neighbours in Pakistan!”  Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is inviting your donations for our neighbours in Pakistan devastated by catastrophic flooding. Funds will be forwarded to trusted and experienced agencies who are already working there as MCC does not have its own staff in Pakistan.  Donate online at mcc.org or call 1-800-313-6226. Mark cheques as  Pakistan Flood Relief and send to 50 Kent Ave. Kitchener ON N2G 3R1 or  your nearest MCC Thrift Shop. MCC is eligible for Canadian Government matching funds. 

 Attention: Youth & Young Adults & People Who Consider Themselves Young! Introducing a blog that will make you say “You know… s/he’s right!” and “Hm.  Good question.” or “LOL this is the best blog eva!!:D:D” Check out “MCC Ontario :: This Generation”, a blog for YOU(th) and YOU(ng adults).  http://mccothisgeneration.blogspot.com/ ** We want to hear from you, comments are welcome!
 

Calling all MCC alumni!
Have you ever served with MCC somewhere in the world? You may be among the 1200 alumni in Ontario who have served with MCC. You are invited to a potluck supper and gathering for all alumni on Saturday, September 25th, 4 p.m. at the Floradale Pavillion/ Floradale Mennonite Church at 22 Florapine Rd., Floradale. Bring a potluck item, dishes and lawn chairs, and join us for a time of sharing stories and reconnecting with former MCC workers. For more information contact Cath Woolner, 519-745-8458 or cathw@mennonitecc.on.ca.

 MCC Meeting 2010
Nov. 12, 13. The community of Aylmer welcomes you to this year’s version of the MCC Ontario Annual Conference. Friday evening for youth, Saturday full of seminars, worship, inspiration for everyone, followed by a Fund raising Supper hosted by the Aylmer churches.
Don’t miss out.   Watch for registration information in early September!

Sunday, August 29,2010 Bulletin

Sunday, August 29, 2010

10:30 am Worship Service

            Worship Leader: Mary Groh

            Music Leader: Kathy Wert         

            Speaker:  Tim Reimer

            Sermon:  “Can we Return to the Garden?”

            Scripture: Leviticus 25

Sunday, September 5, 2010

10:30 am Worship Service

            Worship Leader: Mike DeHaan

            Song Leader: Dalton

            Piano: Kathy Wert

            Speaker: Mary Groh

BIRTHDAYS and ANNIVERSARIES

 August 29 Bev Bell

Sept. 2 Robert and Alice Horst (anniversary)

Sept. 5 Andrea Martin

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Recently a number of historical items have gone missing from the church, including three or four photo albums.  The identity of other items is unknown, but the place where they used to be is now empty.  While being pleased that people are showing interest in our history, I am concerned that these items be located so that the centennial book committee will have access to them for reference purposes. If you have any of this, can you let me know, or return it to the church office. Thanks, Bill Bryson

 Final countdown to DMC Retreat for Sept. 10 – 12th at Fraser Lake!  Our theme is “Beginning a New Century Together” and Marilyn Zehr is our guest resource person for Friday & Saturday!  We have received confirmed attendance for 42 adults and 8 children to date!  If you still wish to attend, please contact LaVerna Reimer (reimer4621@rogers.com, 416 265 4621).   Check the bulletin board for brochures & more information.

 Sunday, September 19, 2010. We begin our regular hours. Sunday School for all ages at 10:00 am and worship service at 11:00 am.

 Sat. Sept. 18: Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale at Black Creek Pioneer Village: Come for food, fellowship and fun along with entertainment, learning, and much more. All to support MCC’s work of Relief, Community development, and Peacebuilding in Ontario, in Canada, and in 60+ countries around the world. 10:00 – 4:00, with the quilt auction at 12 noon. 1000 Murray Ross Parkway (near Steeles and Jane). Danforth Mennonite Church will be providing and selling sloppy joes. Leslie Sheriff is our contact person. 416-551-1048

 We have been invited to meet with MCEC leadership and with other GTA Cluster leaders on Tuesday Sept. 21 at 7pm at Hagerman Mennonite Church. The agenda should cover: (1) MCEC’s purpose and vision; (2) priorities for allocation of resources; and (3) how to ensure financial support for MCEC ministries. We need to send our list of delegates by Sept. 7. Please confirm with Mike DeHaan by Sunday Sept. 5th.

 

Second Century Horizon . . .   Yesterday, a group of cyclists pedalled 99km to celebrate 99 years of Danforth Mennonite Church.  They visited points of Mennonite interest in the GTA, from 461 King St, to 46 Scotia, to the Altoona Meeting House near Stouffville!

 

Saturday, Sept 25, 7pm. “Stories from Palestine” at Danforth Mennonite Church Barbara Martens of Ruthven has recently returned from a service term with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Hebron, in the Occupied Territories of the West Bank of the Jordan River.  We invite you to come and be informed, but also to “feel with” the people of Palestine.  The stories of 5 people will be windows through which you can glimpse their lives of suffering and hope and courage under Israeli occupation.

 Saturday, November 6, 9:00am at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church.  Workshop for lay preachers.  Do you preach “once in a while” at your church? Get some practical insights for effective preaching, be inspired and encouraged for the preaching you do.  Alan Rudy-Froese, the resource person for this event, is passionate about preaching, has preached and studied preaching for years. 

MENNONITE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 “Let’s make a generous statement that we love our neighbours in Pakistan!”  Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is inviting your donations for our neighbours in Pakistan devastated by catastrophic flooding. Funds will be forwarded to trusted and experienced agencies who are already working there as MCC does not have its own staff in Pakistan.  Donate online at mcc.org or call 1-800-313-6226. Mark cheques as  Pakistan Flood Relief and send to 50 Kent Ave. Kitchener ON N2G 3R1 or  your nearest MCC Thrift Shop. MCC is eligible for Canadian Government matching funds. 

Attention: Youth & Young Adults & People Who Consider Themselves Young! Introducing a blog that will make you say “You know… s/he’s right!” and “Hm.  Good question.” or “LOL this is the best blog eva!!:D:D” Check out “MCC Ontario :: This Generation”, a blog for YOU(th) and YOU(ng adults).  http://mccothisgeneration.blogspot.com/ ** We want to hear from you, comments are welcome!
 
MCC Material Resources invites donations
There is a current need for MCC school kits, newborn kits and sewing kits.  Items in short supply in the Material Resources workroom are  flannelette in juvenile prints or solids (or money to purchase  it) and good quality scissors for the sewing kits.  Please drop off your donation to the MR Workroom at  50 Kent Ave.  We would love to show you around the workroom and warehouse, so you can see what we’re busy doing!  

Calling all MCC alumni!
Have you ever served with MCC somewhere in the world? You may be among the 1200 alumni in Ontario who have served with MCC. You are invited to a potluck supper and gathering for all alumni on Saturday, September 25th, 4 p.m. at the Floradale Pavillion/ Floradale Mennonite Church at 22 Florapine Rd., Floradale. Bring a potluck item, dishes and lawn chairs, and join us for a time of sharing stories and reconnecting with former MCC workers. For more information contact Cath Woolner, 519-745-8458 or cathw@mennonitecc.on.ca.

 MCC Meeting 2010
Nov. 12, 13. The community of Aylmer welcomes you to this year’s version of the MCC Ontario Annual Conference. Friday evening for youth, Saturday full of seminars, worship, inspiration for everyone, followed by a Fund raising Supper hosted by the Aylmer churches.
Don’t miss out.   Watch for registration information in early September!

Sunday, August 15, 2010 Bulletin

DANFORTH MENNONITE CHURCH

416-422-2406

Pastor: Tim Reimer  

Elders:  Dalton Jantzi,  Aubrey Wilkinson

 

Continuing the ministry of the Danforth (1909) and Morningside (1950) congregations

 

Our worship theme this summer is:

A Place of Quiet Rest.

 

 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

10:30 am Worship Service

            Worship Leader: Linda DeHaan

            Song Leader: Marg Beer

            Piano: Sharon Wilkinson

            Speaker: Mary Groh

            Sermon: “Are You Resting, or Just Sleeping?”

 

 

Sunday, August 22, 10:30am  Worship at Willowgrove.

This will be a joint worship service with New Life Mennonite Church.  It will be a potluck, so bring food to contribute.  Also bring dishes, lawn chairs, and sports equipment for the afternoon.  The swimming pool will be open.  An offering will be taken in support of Willowgrove.  Also, if you have a couple of extra spaces in your car, could you stop at the McCowan TTC station to give rides to New Life church people? Betty Puricelli will be there, organizing the rides. Pease give her a call at 416-467-6336. There will be NO service at Danforth.

PRAYER CONCERNS

Mennonite Central Committee grieves the loss of service worker Glen D. Lapp following an attack on his medical team in northeastern Afghanistan. We call the church to prayer for Glen’s loved ones, family and friends of the others who perished, staff of our partner organization in Afghanistan, the people of Afghanistan, and the people who carried out this tragic act. Glen truly showed Christ’s love and compassion and the biblical call to peacemaking in serving with the Afghan people. He will be remembered.

BIRTHDAYS and ANNIVERSARIES

August 17 Sarah Wert                        August 24 Jon Beer

August 24 Sharon Wilkinson

August 26 Chris Beer & Kim Bassett (Anniversary)

 

 

  DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tim Reimer will be away on vacation from August 6th to 23rd.  During this time, if matters of Pastoral concern arise, please call the Elders, whose numbers are listed above.

 Recently a number of historical items have gone missing from the church, including three or four photo albums.  The identity of other items is unknown, but the place where they used to be is now empty.  While being pleased that people are showing interest in our history, I am concerned that these items be located so that the centennial book committee will have access to them for reference purposes. If you have any of this, can you let me know, or return it to the church office. Thanks, Bill Bryson

Beginning a New Century Together – join us at our retreat at Fraser Lake on Sept. 10 – 12.  Marilyn Zehr will be our resource person for Friday & Saturday. Please submit your registration forms & registration fees ASAP either in person to Jon Beer or Kim Bowman, or in their mailboxes.

 Danforth 99th Anniversary Bike Tour: Saturday, August 28. This will be a ‘practice run’ for our 100k for 100 years bike ride next year.  We will visit Mennonite sites in the GTA on this all-day bike ride.  Go the distance, (approximately 100k) or ride part way. Details with exact meeting place and time to follow.  Contact Richard Manz or Anne Reesor for information.

 We have been invited to meet with MCEC leadership and with other GTA Cluster leaders on Tuesday Sept. 21 at 7pm at Hagerman Mennonite Church. The agenda should cover: (1) MCEC’s purpose and vision; (2) priorities for allocation of resources; and (3) how to ensure financial support for MCEC ministries. We need to send our list of delegates by Sept. 7. Please confirm with Mike DeHaan by Sunday Sept. 5th.

 

WIDER CHURCH AND COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Five on the Floor is giving a farewell concert at St. Jacob’s Church Theatre on Thursday August 26, at 7:30 pm with special guests “House of Doc”.  This is a fundraising event for the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre and tickets are $50 with a $30 receipt.  Contact 519-885-0220 x24223 or fwmartin@uwaterloo.ca for advanced ticket sales.

Meeting MCC 2010
Nov. 12, 13. The community of Aylmer welcomes you to this year’s version of the MCC Ontario Annual Conference. Friday evening for youth, Saturday full of seminars, worship, inspiration for everyone, followed by a Fund raising Supper hosted by the Aylmer churches.
Don’t miss out.   Watch for registration information in early September!  

Urgent: MCC Canner needed:  Are you willing to travel with Mennonite Central Committee’s meat canner for the next two years, helping to prepare canned meat for people in crisis around the world? MCC has an urgent opening for this service position, starting as soon as possible. Learn more about the opening at mcc.org/serve/positions/canner-operator-2  or call Prem Dick at 717-859-1151, ext. 254.

Sunday, August 8, 2010 Bulletin

DANFORTH MENNONITE CHURCH

416-422-2406

Pastor: Tim Reimer  

Elders:  Dalton Jantzi,  Aubrey Wilkinson

 

Continuing the ministry of the Danforth (1909) and Morningside (1950) congregations

                                                                                                                  

   

 

Our worship theme this summer is:

A Place of Quiet Rest.

 

 

Sunday, August 8, 2010 

10:30 am Worship Service

            Worship Leader: Margaret Amanatides

             Music Leader: Kathy Wert

            Speaker: John Epp

Sunday, August 15, 2010

10:30 am Worship Service

            Worship Leader: Linda DeHaan

            Song Leader: Marg Beer

            Piano: Sharon Wilkinson

            Speaker: Mary Groh

BIRTHDAYS

August 8 Vi Godfrey (100th)    August 12 Isabella Goudras

 

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Tim Reimer will be away on vacation from August 6th to 23rd.  During this time, if matters of Pastoral concern arise, please call the Elders, whose numbers are listed above.

 Sunday, August 22, 10:30am  Worship at Willowgrove. (11737 McCowan Road, Stouffville.) This will be a joint worship service with New Life Mennonite Church.  It will be a potluck, so bring food to contribute.  Also bring dishes, lawn chairs, and sports equipment for the afternoon.  The swimming pool will be open.  An offering will be taken in support of Willowgrove.  Also, if you have a couple of extra spaces in your car, could you stop at the McCowan TTC station to give rides to New Life church people? Betty Puricelli will be there, organizing the rides. Pease give her a call at 416-467-6336. There will be NO service at Danforth.   Please offer rides or ask for rides if you need transportation.

The children at Vacation Bible School raised $500 for their project. $500 was sent to MCC for the “Schools for Peace in IRAQ” program.

Saturday, August 14, 9:00am Men’s Breakfast. All males welcome.

Beginning a New Century Together – join us at our retreat at Fraser Lake on September 10 – 12.  Marilyn Zehr will be our resource person for Friday & Saturday.  Registration deadline is August 15th.  Please submit your registration forms & registration fees either in person to Jon Beer or Kim Bowman, or in their mailboxes.

Danforth 99th Anniversary Bike Tour:  Saturday, August 28, 2010.  This will be a ‘practice run’ for our 100k for 100 years bike ride next year.  We will visit Mennonite sites in the GTA on this all-day bike ride.  Go the distance, (approximately 100k) or ride part way. Details with exact meeting place and time to follow.  Contact Richard Manz or Anne Reesor for information.

We have been invited to meet with MCEC leadership and with other GTA Cluster leaders on Tuesday Sept. 21 at 7pm at Hagerman Mennonite Church. The agenda should cover: (1) MCEC’s purpose and vision; (2) priorities for allocation of resources; and (3) how to ensure financial support for MCEC ministries. We need to send our list of delegates by Sept. 7. Please confirm with Mike DeHaan by Sunday Sept. 5th.  

WIDER CHURCH AND COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Five on the Floor is giving a farewell concert at St. Jacob’s Church Theatre on Thursday August 26, at 7:30 pm with special guests “House of Doc”.  This is a fundraising event for the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre and tickets are $50 with a $30 receipt.  Contact 519-885-0220 x24223 or fwmartin@uwaterloo.ca for advanced ticket sales.

MANY THANKS FROM ROCKWAY MENNONITE COLLEGIATE to all of you who contributed and supported our school over this past year. With your help and generosity, we met our fundraising goals by our fiscal year end on July 31st, and are excited about continuing our programs and services to young people from many parts of our local and global community. Your gifts of dollars and your continued prayers of support are much appreciated. God bless you, and enjoy this beautiful summer!