Sunday, May 23, 2010 Bulletin



Pastor: Tim Reimer 

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.

 Child Care is provided on Sundays from 11:30 to 12:00 except for the first Sunday of every month.  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

            Childcare: Tess and Guinevere Wickham

            Worship Leader: Marg Beer

            Music Leader: Kathy Wert

            Guest Speaker: Tim Schmucker

            Scripture: Jeremiah 29: 1, 4-7; Romans 8:18-25

            Sermon: “This Land was Made for You and Me.”

Sunday, May 30, 2010

10:00 am Sunday School for all ages.

11:00 am Worship Service

            Childcare:  Margaret Amanatides and Carolyn Horst

            Worship Leader: Dave Ringer

            Music Leader: Dalton Jantzi

            Piano: Roger Horst

            Speaker: Tim Reimer



Thursday, June 10, 2010, 7:30pm.  Coffee and Conversation with Gareth Brandt (Professor of Practical Theology at Colombia Bible College) about his new book Under Construction: Reframing Men’s Spirituality (Mennonite Publishing Network, 2010).  We at Danforth are hosting this event, and welcoming all GTA churches.  All men and women are welcome!

Friday and Saturday, June 11 and 12, Theatre Returns to Danforth Mennonite Church.  You can scoff at the jailbird, but you will find yourself becoming nervous about your own destiny.  This one act play by John Wideman will have you laughing . . . at yourself, and seriously rethinking what it means to be liberated in mind.  “This Prison: Or, He Came Up Through The Floor” Acted by Ben Wert and John Wideman.

July 12 – 16, 2010 Vacation Bible Camp. Meet God on the Mountain. All children ages 4 to 13 are welcome. Registration forms are in the rack.

 DMC Church Retreat, Sept. 10 – 12:  Plan to join us at Fraser Lake Camp (near Bancroft), for outdoor fun (rock climbing, nature trails, canoeing, etc.) and fellowship for all ages!  Our theme is: “Beginning a new century together!”   More details re. cost and accommodation will be available shortly. Transportation needs and arrangements will be coordinated by the committee. RSVP deadline is August 15.  Retreat Planning Committee members are: Kim Bowman, Jon Beer & LaVerna Reimer.  We welcome your questions and suggestions!

Explore your faith! Explore baptism! God takes a step, you take a step.  If you are interested in baptism and/or becoming a church member, talk with one of your church friends about it.  Tim Reimer will soon be leading small group discussions leading up to baptism.  If you’d like to join in, give him a call at the church or email him at


 Notice of SCOC AGM – As the 2009/10 year draws to a close for St Clair O’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.  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 mounting  A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City,   May 27 – 30  at  Christie Pits. This is a free, interactive exhibit.  You’ll be  personally guided through the camp by an experienced  MSF field worker and gain insight into the daily realities of 42 million people uprooted by war.

Solar Energy Information Night, hosted by MCCO    
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 Union’s Creation Care loans and a reflection on how our energy use impacts our global neighbours. For more information, contact or  

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 Apply to Marsha Jones at 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.   There were concerns about parking costs, as well as location, especially for Thrift.    Please visit for more details and next steps on this exciting, good news venture.  

 As part of a larger project to engage with the former refugee community, MCC Ontario is seeking the stories and experiences of the former “Boat People” 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, or 519.745.8458 ext. 252

 Worship Resources   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



Combatting Spam In WordPress – The Easy Way

Sorry, we have yet to add any news or bulletins. The following is the standard first post as provided by WordPress.

Congratulations, your WordPress installation has completed. For your convienence we have included the following tips and suggestions you may refer to in order to decrease the amount of spam you receive.

Enable Akismet

Akismet is a WordPress plugin that comes default with every installation. Akismet is a real-time adaptive spam filter which scans all incoming comments and helps you automatically filter spam comments by stopping them at their source.

In order to use Akismet you must first get an API Key from WordPress. The API Key is free, but it does require you visiting their site and creating an account. Please visit Enter your personal information and at the bottom choose “Just a username, please.”

Once you have created and verified your account, log in at Click on the “Profile” link and you will see at the very top, your API Key. We’re going to use this soon so keep it available to you by recording it somewhere.

Go back to your Netfirms WordPress installation:

1. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard and click on the Plugins link
2. Click “Activate” for the plug in Akismet
3. You will see a yellow box with a link asking you to enter your API Key that you created earlier.
4. Once entered, click “Update options” to enable Akismet.

For the vast majority of blogs on the Internet, Akismet alone will eliminate 99% of the spam comments that are generated. There are some other features you may enable on your blog to increase your spam protection.

For more information on Akismet, as well for further assistance should you find Akismet reporting a large amount of false-positives, please visit

Discussion Settings

Under the Settings menu in the “Disucssion” subsection you will see a section which lists 3 options that will apply before a comment appears on your blog. The bottom two options ‘Comment Author must fill out name and email’ as well as ‘Comment author must have a previously approved comment’ are by default checked. We recommend leaving this checked however you may, if you find spam getting past Akismet often enable the option that an Administrator must approve all new comments.

Comment Moderation is another option you may use. You may change the amount of allowed URLs or links from it’s default value of 2 by setting it to 1. This allows the comment to contain 1 link before it is placed in a moderation queue. Setting this to 0 will mean all comments will be placed in the moderation queue.

Be careful with the word lists offered in Comment Moderation and Comment Blacklist. If you were to type the word “ass” it would block the word assistance or assume. WordPress offers a list of words you may use in the Comment Moderation box available at

Require users to register in order to comment

This is a setting available under Settings menu in the “General” subsection. Most spam bots are not designed to register on a WordPress site so this will effectively put an end to any spammers, but it may also decrease the amount of comments people leave on your blog. This should only be a last resort.

Going Further Beyond WordPress

WordPress’ plugin archecture means you can increase your anti-spam protection even further by using plugins which are available for free at Typical plugins that are used to increase the protection of your account would be to add a CAPTCHA image or security image test on each comment. You can browse thousands of freely available WordPress plugins at