Sunday, June 6, 2010 Bulletin

DANFORTH MENNONITE CHURCH

416-422-2406

Pastor: Tim Reimer   

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

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, June 6, 2010

10:00 am Sunday School for the children. Kathy Wert will be leading singing for the adults in the auditorium. 

11:00 am Worship Service

Theme:   A Service of Song and Story.

            Worship Leaders: Mary Groh and John Epp

            Song Leader: Kathy Wert   Piano:  Roger Horst

Other participants:  Members of the congregation introducing a song or a scripture with particular meaning for them.

  

Sunday, June 13, 2010

10:00 am Sunday School for all ages.

11:00 am Worship Service

            Childcare: Jim Beer and Suzanne Erb

            Worship Leader: Linda Donohoe 

            Song Leader: Marg Beer   Piano: Kathy Wert

            Speaker: Tim Reimer

 

Sunday, June 20, 2010   Baptism Sunday

 

BIRTHDAYS

June 7  Barb Ford, Bill Bryson,  Bob Martin

June 11 Ed Ford

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pastor Tim and LaVerna Reimer are on a Marriage Encounter this weekend.

 On display today only “How the Bible Came to Us” a fascinating and informative walk through two thousand years of ups and downs in the life of the Bible.  The display is on loan from the Canadian Bible Society, and comes with a free booklet.  IN THE STREET LEVEL LOBBY AND IN THE BASEMENT. 

This afternoon at 5:30pm: Ethiopian Cuisine and Mennonite Fellowship!  The Rehoboth Evangelical Church (an MCEC Emerging Church) invites everyone to a joyful time of worship followed by an exquisite Ethiopian dinner on Sunday, June 6th, 5:30pm, on Danforth Ave.  The worship is jointly planned with Hillcrest Mennonite Church, which is a partner congregation to Rehoboth Church.  Suggested donation for the dinner is $20.  Location is 273 Danforth Avenue and Bowden (in the Danforth Baptist Church building.)

Monday, June 7 at 6:30 pm Work Night at the church.

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!

SCOC  Annual General Meeting, to be held on Thursday, 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.

Friday June 11 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 12 at 2:00pm and 8:00 pm 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.

 Saturday, June 12, 9:00 am Men’s Breakfast. All males welcome.

Saturday, June 12, 9am – 2pm, Garage and Special Foods(!) Sale, in support of MCC SALTer Doris Luna’s service assignment.  Doris Luna is on our Vacation Bible Camp Committee as representative of the New Life Mennonite Church.  Location: The sidewalk at 1774 Queen St E, in front of New Life (and TUMC) Churches.  Colombian and Salvadorian foods will be featured!  Donations for Garage sale gladly accepted. (Call Betty at 416.467.6336.)

Next Sunday June 13th please come downstairs for an ICE CREAM CONE after church.  Everyone is Welcome!

Monday, June 14 at 7:30 pm Women’s group will meet at LaVerna Reimer’s house, 31 Clapperton Ave., Scarborough.

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

July 31 to Aug 2, 2010 – DMC Canoe Trip. Please contact Roger Horst if you are interested in a canoe trip   on the August long weekend, July 31 to Aug 2.  Destination Killarney Prov. Park with a day trip to Silver Peak.

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!

WIDER CHURCH AND COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 “Creating a Culture of Peace” (CCP) – Training – June 11-13, 2010 at Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto (just south of College between Spadina and Beverley) Non-Violence Training for Personal and Social Change CCP is an international program for community peacemaking. Its innovative design provides a holistic and practical foundation in active non-violence. Participants come to recognize their own power for making personal and social changes that will create a world without violence.  Learn through storytelling, meditation, small group sharing, brainstorming, role-plays, thought-provoking exercises, music and movement. Facilitators: Father Bob Holmes, Rebecca Johnson, James Loney, members of CPT and Dwyer Sullivan, a friend of CPT
Cost – $75 – or pay what you can; includes two lunches
Contact Basilian Centre for Peace and Justice: rholmes@basilian.org
Pax Christi, Toronto: lcarrieren416@rogers.com
Just Peace Network: dwyerandsheila@gmail.com
Christian Peacemaker Teams: canada@cpt.org

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 our.stories@mennonitecc.on.ca, or 519.745.8458 ext. 252

Book Launch Tuesday June 15 at 4:30 pm at Conrad Grebel University College’s Toews Atrium.  Meet former Music Professor and InterMennonite Children’s Choir director, Helen Martens, to hear about her book entitled Felix Mendelssohn: Out of the Depths of his Heart.  Author, Helen Martens has woven a tale of great victories and stunning heartaches that will fascinate the reader.” 

 

Sunday, May 30, 2010 Bulletin

DANFORTH MENNONITE CHURCH

416-422-2406

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 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

            Sermon: “G20 and the Lamb of God”

            Scripture: Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17

 

Sunday, June 6, 2010

10:00 am Sunday School for all ages.

11:00 am Worship Service

            Worship Leaders: Mary Groh and John Epp

            Song Leader: Kathy Wert

            Piano: Roger Horst      

Scripture and Song .  Two services earlier this spring, in which people shared  Scripture passages and Hymns which had special meaning for them, had good participation, even more than could be accommodated in a one-hour service. People have commented on wanting more such services, so the Worship Committee is giving another opportunity for a “Story and Song” service.

Give some thought and prayer during this week to what scripture or hymn you could share next Sunday, with a few comments on how it has contributed to your spiritual life.

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday, June 7 at 6:30 pm Work Night. Speak with Don, Vic, Rick or Roger for information.

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!

 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 Thursday, 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.

Friday June 11 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 12 at 2:00pm and 8:00 pm 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.

Saturday, June 12, 9:00 am  Men’s Breakfast. All males welcome.

Monday, June 14 at 7:30 pm  Women’s group will meet at LaVerna Reimer’s house.

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.

July 31 to Aug 2, 2010 – DMC Canoe Trip. Please contact Roger Horst if you are interested in a canoe trip on the August long weekend. Destination yet to be determined.

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 TimReimer@on.aibn.com.

 Treasurer’s Report

Our monthly offerings budget goal for 2010 is $7,700.

Our monthly average to APRIL is $7,365.

 

WIDER CHURCH AND COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 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 darrenk@mennonitecc.on.ca or http://ontario.mcc.org/MISE

 “Creating a Culture of Peace” (CCP) – Training – June 11-13, 2010 at
Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto (just south of College between
Spadina and Beverley) Non-Violence Training for Personal and Social Change CCP is an international program for community peacemaking. Its innovative design provides a holistic and practical foundation in active non-violence. Participants come to recognize their own power for making personal and social changes that will create a world without violence.
Learn through storytelling, meditation, small group sharing, brainstorming,
role-plays, thought-provoking exercises, music and movement.
Facilitators: Father Bob Holmes, Rebecca Johnson, James Loney, members of CPT and Dwyer Sullivan, a friend of CPT
Cost – $75 – or pay what you can; includes two lunches
Contact Basilian Centre for Peace and Justice: rholmes@basilian.org
Pax Christi, Toronto: lcarrieren416@rogers.com
Just Peace Network: dwyerandsheila@gmail.com
Christian Peacemaker Teams: canada@cpt.org

 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 our.stories@mennonitecc.on.ca, or 519.745.8458 ext. 252

Sunday, May 23, 2010 Bulletin

DANFORTH MENNONITE CHURCH

416-422-2406

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

 

 DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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 TimReimer@on.aibn.com.

WIDER CHURCH AND COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 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 darrenk@mennonitecc.on.ca or http://ontario.mcc.org/MISE.  

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 mgj@mennonitecc.ca 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 http://ontario.mcc.org 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 our.stories@mennonitecc.on.ca, 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 http://carolpenner.typepad.com/leadinginworship/

  

 

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 http://www.wordpress.com/signup. Enter your personal information and at the bottom choose “Just a username, please.”

Once you have created and verified your account, log in at http://www.wordpress.com/wp-login.php. Click on the “Profile” link and you will see at the very top, your WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com 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 http://www.akismet.com

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 http://codex.wordpress.org/Spam_Words

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 http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/. 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 http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/.