DANFORTH MENNONITE CHURCH
Pastor: Tim ReimerÂ
Continuing the ministry of the Danforth (1909) and Morningside (1950) congregations
We welcome all guests who have joined us. We invite you to sign the guest book in the lobby.
Â Child Care is provided on Sundays from 11:30 to 12:00 except for the first Sunday of every month.Â Children 4 and up will be cared for downstairs.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
10:00 am Sunday School for all ages.
11:00 am Worship Service
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Childcare: Tess and Guinevere Wickham
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Worship Leader: Marg Beer
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Music Leader: Kathy Wert
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Guest Speaker: Tim Schmucker
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Scripture: Jeremiah 29: 1, 4-7; Romans 8:18-25
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Sermon: â€œThis Land was Made for You and Me.â€
Sunday, May 30, 2010
10:00 am Sunday School for all ages.
11:00 am Worship Service
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Childcare:Â Margaret Amanatides and Carolyn Horst
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Worship Leader: Dave Ringer
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Music Leader: Dalton Jantzi
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Piano: Roger Horst
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Speaker: Tim Reimer
Â DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTSÂ
Thursday, June 10, 2010, 7:30pm.Â Coffee and Conversation with Gareth Brandt (Professor of Practical Theology at Colombia Bible College) about his new book Under Construction: Reframing Menâ€™s Spirituality (Mennonite Publishing Network, 2010).Â We at Danforth are hosting this event, and welcoming all GTA churches.Â All men and women are welcome!
Friday and Saturday, June 11 and 12, Theatre Returns to Danforth Mennonite Church.Â You can scoff at the jailbird, but you will find yourself becoming nervous about your own destiny.Â This one act play by John Wideman will have you laughing . . . at yourself, and seriously rethinking what it means to be liberated in mind.Â â€œThis Prison: Or, He Came Up Through The Floorâ€ Acted by Ben Wert and John Wideman.
July 12 â€“ 16, 2010 Vacation Bible Camp. Meet God on the Mountain. All children ages 4 to 13 are welcome. Registration forms are in the rack.
Â DMC Church Retreat, Sept. 10 – 12:Â Plan to join us atÂ Fraser Lake Camp (near Bancroft), for outdoor fun (rock climbing, nature trails, canoeing, etc.) and fellowship for all ages!Â Our theme is: “Beginning a new century together!”Â Â Â More details re. cost and accommodation will be available shortly. Transportation needs and arrangements will be coordinated by the committee.Â RSVP deadline is August 15.Â Â Retreat Planning Committee members are: Kim Bowman, Jon BeerÂ & LaVerna Reimer.Â We welcome your questions and suggestions!
Explore your faith! Explore baptism! God takes a step, you take a step.Â If you are interested in baptism and/or becoming a church member, talk with one of your church friends about it.Â Tim Reimer will soon be leading small group discussions leading up to baptism.Â If youâ€™d like to join in, give him a call at the church or email him at TimReimer@on.aibn.com.
WIDER CHURCH AND COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Â Notice of SCOC AGM â€“ As the 2009/10 year draws to a close for St Clair Oâ€™Connor Community Inc. we invite you to join the Board and Staff of SCOC at the Annual General Meeting, to be held on June 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room at SCOC. Â We value your support of the organization and if you are not a member of the corporation we urge you to do so. Opportunities to join the corporation will be made available at the meeting.
Doctors Without Borders is mountingÂ A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City, Â May 27 – 30Â atÂ Christie Pits. This is a free, interactive exhibit.Â You’ll beÂ personally guided through the camp by an experienced Â MSFÂ field worker and gain insight into the daily realities of 42 million people uprooted by war.
Solar Energy Information Night, hosted by MCCO Â Â
Thursday June 3, Southridge Community Church, 201 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines, 6:30 p.m. visit displays, 7 p.m. program
Learn about solar energy opportunities for your home or church. Visit displays of local solar energy vendors. Program includes success stories of people going solar, information about Mennonite Saving and Credit Unionâ€™s Creation Care loans and a reflection on how our energy use impacts our global neighbours. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or http://ontario.mcc.org/MISE. Â
Mennonite Central Committee is seeking applications for Policy Analyst with the Ottawa Office, a full-time, salaried position. The Analyst will work as part of a team that provides expertise and assistance for MCC’s advocacy efforts on issues of peace, justice and human dignity in its relationship with the federal government and MCC Canada’s diverse community. For complete assignment description see mcc.org. Apply to Marsha Jones at email@example.com by June 7.
MCC Ontario received positive feedback at a General Meeting this week, to its vision for a building in Kitchener that combines several MCC Thrift Shops with MCCO’s Head Office and five other Anabaptist Mennonite agencies. Â There were concerns about parking costs, as well as location, especially for Thrift. Â Â Please visit http://ontario.mcc.org for more details and next steps on this exciting, good news venture. Â
Â As part of a larger project to engage with the former refugee community, MCC Ontario is seeking the stories and experiences of the former â€œBoat Peopleâ€ and their sponsors. If you, or your church, were involved in this sponsorship, then we would like to hear from you. For more information, please contact Laura Stemp-Morlock at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 519.745.8458 ext. 252
Â Worship ResourcesÂ Â Carol Penner, Pastor at The First Mennonite Church, Vineland, has created a blog with prayers, poems and litanies. Some were written for worship services, some are more personal reflections on faith. We encounter God in the stories of our lives; these writings grapple with the meanings of these encounters. They are written in a Mennonite voice, for ears of all kinds. Read the blog at http://carolpenner.typepad.com/leadinginworship/