Community Mennonite Fellowship

 

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    This Week’s Office Hours:

    • Pastor Craig – Tuesday to Friday 9:45 am – noon.  

     

    • Janet - Tuesday 9 am to noon,  Friday 9 am – 4 pm

     

     “Coming Up” @ CMF

     

    • Looking Ahead to Sunday, May 21. As this is the long weekend, the Sunday School hour will be a food and fellowship time in place of regular classes.

     

    • Council Meeting Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 pm. Committee reps please bring job descriptions for your committee to this meeting.

     

    • Bridal Shower for Liza Klassen Thursday, May 25 at 7 pm.  If you wish to donate towards a group gift, see Lois.

     

    • Mark Your Calendars! Family Camping and church picnic at Conestoga Lake. We have booked a group site, Friday June 23 - 25th. Picnic on Sunday June 25th. If you would like to be part of the camping, please put your names on the sign up sheet on the table in the foyer, or contact Marlene, mikenmar94@gmail.com, or 519-998-1558. More details to follow. Thanks!

     

    Youth Announcements

     

    • Stone Picking at the Ellison Farm as a fundraiser for the 2018 Dominican Trip, Monday and Tuesday. Meet at the church at 6:45 pm.

     

    • Wednesday FIZZ will be a night of games and relaxing after the two nights of stone picking.

     

    • Pitch & Praise - May 19-22.  Meet at the Church Friday by 5pm SHARP for a 5:15 departure.  (Registration starts at 6:30 and it will take 1 hour to get there) Be sure to bring: Bible, tents, sleeping bags, blankets, pillow, lawn chair, warm cloths, rain gear, running shoes, bathroom sundries including towel, flashlights, sunblock, a snack to share, and spending money.

     

    • WonderJam (June 17) sign up sheet is on the table. Deadline is May 17th for the early bird price of $55 for ticket, rides and small lunch. This is open to all ages.
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    Other Announcements

     

    • Area Senior’s Spring Bus Tour Thursday, May 25.  See poster on bb. Tickets $60 available from Ruth and Lyall before May 15.

     

    • Come and Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Ray of Hope at Waterloo MB Church on Friday, May 26 from 7 - 9:30 PM. RSVP to info@rayofhope.net.

     

    • New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale (www.nhmrs.com) is May 26 & 27.  Pack up your travel mugs, water bottles and your rhubarb (to donate to the Rhubarb Tent J), register for the 2k or 5k Run (on our website), and take in the Indoors Auction (Fri evening) and Outdoors Auction (Sat morning). If you are interested in donating yeast baking, talk to Darlene Driedger. We are also looking for donations of plants: perennials, succulents, house plants, native, berries, shrubs, and annuals. We would love your potted plants, labelled with name if possible and mention the colour if it has a bloom. Drop plants off at our Drop Off Tent at the entrance to the Sale. Contact Marlene at callmtk@yahoo.com or 519-662-1464.

     

    • MennoHomes annual Bike-a-thon, Out-Spok'n VII will be held on Sat. June 17 @ Elmira Mennonite Church. All proceeds to the new affordable housing project in Elmira. Details at www.mennohomes.com or contact Dan Driedger at 226-476-2535 or ddriedger@mennohomes.com.  Poster on bb.

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    Week of May 1

    This Week’s Office Hours:

    • Pastor Craig – Tuesday to Friday 9:45 am – noon.  

     

    • Janet - Tuesday 9 to noon, Friday 9 am – 4 pm

     

    “Coming Up” @ CMF

     

    • Monday, May 1 - Bridal shower for Emily Martin at 7 pm.

     

    • Saturday, May 6, 9 am – 3 pm. Bring your own tools and cleaning supplies. Lunch will be provided

     

    • Celebration Sunday May 7 – Cake & Ice Cream

     

    • On May 7 we are celebrating two special occasions: The 20th anniversary of the first service of CMF at its present location in Drayton and Josh Martin’s April 22nd graduation from Emmanuel Bible College. Cake and ice cream will be served in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.

    • Thursday, May 25 Bridal shower for Liza Klassen at 7 pm. If you wish to donate towards a group gift, see Lois.

     

    Youth Announcements

    • FIZZ Wednesday at 7:30 pm.  We are starting “The Five Love Languages”.

     

    • Ray of Hope on Thursday. Meet at the church at 4:30 pm.  Please note there is a shoe policy in the Community Centre. Comfortable closed toed shoes with good traction is a requirement. No longer permitted are sandals, flip flops, slippers or moccasins.

     

    • Church Cleaning Sat. May 6, 9 am to 3 pm.  Lunch provided

     

    Other Announcements

    • Spring Concert Friday May 5, 7:30 pm @ Central Pentecostal Church, 7674 Colbourne Street. Poster on bulletin board.   

     

    • Kevin Coates and the Interesting People May 6, 7 pm @ Floradale Mennonite. In support of MCC’s work in Palestine and Israel.

     

    • Homecoming Sunday at Hawkesville Mennonite Church, May 7. Fellowship -10 am. Muffins and coffee provided. Worship service at 11am.

     

    • Shalom Counselling Fundraising Breakfast Sat. May 7

     

    • Mennonite Singers presents Honegger’s King David Sat. May 13, 7:30 pm @ St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.  www.mennosingers.com.

     

    • Rockway Mennonite Collegiate Golf Classic Wed. May 17 @ Willow Valley Golf Course. Poster on bulletin board

     

    • Area Senior’s Spring Bus Tour Thursday, May 25.  See poster on bb. Tickets $60 available from Ruth and Lyall before May 15.

     

    MCC Announcements

     

    • New Hamburg Relief Sale May 26 & 27. More details at www.nhrms.com.

     

    • Gardening Kits: MCC has been approached by 9 isolated First Nations communities in northern Ontario where the cost and availability of food is a serious issue. Help us raise funds and supplies to send site-appropriate seeds and a garden kit to communities working to sustain food production in their homeland. For a list of supplies and more info go to mcco.ca/gardening-kits..

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    Week of April 24

    This Week’s Office Hours:

     

    • Pastor Craig – Tuesday to Friday 9:45 am – noon.  

     

    • Janet - Tuesday 9 to noon, Friday 9 am – 4 pm

    “Coming Up” @ CMF

     

    • Tuesday, April 25CMF at the Elmira MCC Meat Canner, 6:30 to 10:30 pm. 

     

    • Friday, April 28 Family Fellowship Supper and Games Night at 6:30 pm.   Bring chicken or beef based soups and cookies or squares. Bring your favourite games as well.

     

    • Monday, May 1 - Bridal shower for Emily Martin at 7 pm. Those who want to contribute to a group gift can talk to Lois or Luanne.

     

    • Saturday, May 6 – Church Cleaning Day. Mark your calendars!

     

    • Thursday, May 25 Bridal shower for Liza Klassen at 7 pm. If you wish to donate towards a group gift, see Lois.

     

     

    Youth Announcements

     

    • Wednesday for FIZZ we will be field tripping to Elmira Mennonite to hear Aslan’s Child. Meet at the church at 6:20 pm sharp!

     

    • Last week to get early registration for Pitch and Praise. Sheets are on the table and are due back by Wednesday April 26.

     

    • New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Fundraising Dinner, Monday, April 24, 6 pm @ Bingemans. Tickets available from Janet Weber.   

     

    • MCEC Annual Meeting Gathering April 28 & 29 @ The Meeting House, Oakville. The theme is “The Great ReCommission.” Delegates will be offering feedback on the Future Directions proposal for being a national church as well as participating in worship sessions and a variety of workshops. Please pray for a re-energizing of our commitment to each other as together we explore the new realities of being church in a secular neighbourhood, a deepening of our willingness to be shaped and formed by the movement of the Spirit among us, and wisdom and vision as we respond to the Future Directions proposal.

     

    • Kevin Coates and the Interesting People May 6, 7 pm @ Floradale Mennonite. Enjoy an evening of great music with Kevin Coates and Nichelle Bauman in support of MCC’s work in Palestine and Israel. Admission by freewill offering and light refreshments will be served.

     

    • Homecoming Sunday at Hawkesville Mennonite Church, May 7. Come home and see people from days gone by! Fellowship -10 am. Muffins and coffee provided. Worship service at 11am. Email office@hawkesvillemennonite.ca.  

     

    • Shalom Counselling Services Fundraising Breakfast Sat. May 7, 8:30 am @ Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church. Poster on bulletin board.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Mennonite Singers presents Honegger’s King David Sat. May 13, 7:30 pm @ St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 49 Queen St. Kitchener). Tickets $24 (students $5) at door or online at www.mennosingers.com.
    • Rockway Mennonite Collegiate Golf Classic Wed. May 17 @ Willow Valley Golf Course. Poster on bulletin board.
    • Area Senior’s Spring Bus Tour to Bell Homestead National Historic Site, Whistling Gardens, Windmill Country Market and lunch at King’s Buffet, Thursday, May 25. Leave Elmira Mennonite at 9 am and return at 5 pm. See poster on bb. Tickets $60 available from Ruth and Lyall before May 15.
    • New Hamburg Relief Sale May 26 & 27. More details at www.nhrms.com.
    • Latest copy of Mennonite World Conference’s COURIER is now available online at: www.mwc-cmm.org/article/courier.
    • Read about Mennonite Women Canada’s new President and Secretary-Treasurer, as well as updates about their projects and what women across Canada are involved in. All this and more in Mennonite Women Canada’s latest newsletter now available on CommonWord: www.commonword.ca/go/1168.
    • Mennonite Church Canada Future Directions:Check out a progress report and a link to a survey about international Witness ministry. All are welcome to participate in the survey!  http://www.futuredirectionsmc.ca.

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    Week of April 10

    Easter Services

    Good Friday Service April 14, with Communion and Foot Washing at 10 am.

    Easter Sunday Breakfast, April 16 at 9:30 am. If you would like to bring food, please sign up today on the list on the foyer table.  Please bring your own plates, cups and utensils.

    ●  Easter Sunday Celebration Service at 11 am. No Sunday school.

     

    This Week’s Office Hours:

    • Pastor Craig – Tuesday to Thursday 9:45 am – noon.  

     

    • Janet - Tuesday 9 to noon, Thursday 9 am – 4 pm

     

     “Coming Up” @ CMF

    • April 11 – Ladies Comforter Knotting Day, starting @ 9 am, devotions @ 11.  Roll Call: Your favourite Old Testament story.

     

    • April 11 Elders meeting at 7 pm

     

    • April 18 Church Council meeting at 7:30 pm.

     

    • April 25CMF at the Elmira MCC Meat Canner, 6:30 to 10:30 pm. 

     

    • May 1 - Bridal shower for Emily Martin at CMF

     

     

    Youth Announcements

     

    • Bible Study Wednesday at 7:30 pm.

     

    • Youth Lock-In at the church, Sat. April 22, starting at 7 pm.

     

    Other Announcements

     

    • Kindred Credit Union Annual General Meeting, Tues. April 11 at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden. Registration @ 6:30 pm and meeting @ 7.  

     

    • Ladies Lenten Tea Wednesday. April 12, 1:30 pm @ Drayton Reformed Church. Guest Speaker: Peggy Bauman. Poster on bb.  

     

    • The Drayton United Church Choir presents Easter Cantata "Hope in the Shadows" on Thurs. April 13 @ 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

     

    • Good Friday Concert with The Collingsworth Family, Friday, April 14, 7 pm at Bingeman’s. Ticket information on the bulletin board.

     

    • Mennonite Women of MCEC Annual Spring Enrichment Day, Sat. April 22 @ St. Jacobs Mennonite. Registration forms on foyer table.

     

    • Stories & Songs, an evening to celebrate Canadian Mennonite magazine. Annual fundraising banquet is Sat. April 22, 6 pm @ Floradale Mennonite Church. RSVP by April 15 to alexandra.LT.siebert@gmail.com

     

    • New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Fundraising Dinner, Monday, April 24, 6 pm @ Bingemans. Tickets available from Janet Weber.   

     


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    Week of April 2

    This Week’s Office Hours:

    • Pastor Craig – Tuesday to Friday, 9:45 am – noon.  

     

    • Janet - Tuesday 9 to noon,  Friday 9 am – 3 pm

     

     “Coming Up” @ CMF

     

    MCEC Youth Bible Quiz at CMF

    Saturday, April 8

    Opening and worship at 9 am. First quiz is at 9:30. Finals are at 2:15 pm and quiz will be over at approximately 3. Taco lunch bar will be available.  Come and support the CMF team – Mairi Frere, Seth Horst, Dawson Martin, Jessica Martin, Alecia Weber and coach Josh Martin as they compete with teams from Elmira, East Zorra and Wideman. 

     

    • April 8Sara & Cody’s Stag & Doe @ Emmanuel Missionary Church, Elmira.  Doors open at 6 pm. 

     

    • April 11 – Ladies Comforter Knotting Day, starting @ 9 am, devotions @ 11.  

     

    • April 11 Elders meeting at 7 pm

     

    • April 25CMF at the Elmira MCC Meat Canner, 6:30 to 10:30 pm. Sign up sheet on foyer table.  Canner Times Newsletter on foyer table.

     

    • May 1 - Bridal shower for Emily Martin at CMF. Those who want to contribute to a group gift can talk to Lois or Luanne.

     

     

    Youth Announcements

    • Youth are helping out with Monday Night Hockey Banquet as a fundraiser on April 3. Signup sheet on foyer table for various positions. More info from Josh.

     

    • FIZZ Wednesday at 7:30 pm.

     

    • MCEC Bible Quiz at CMF Sat. April 8, starting at 9 am. More details in “Coming Up @ CMF”.  Taco lunch available.

     

    Other Announcements

     

     

    • Spring Retreat Day at Calvary Church, Ayr, 173 Northumberland St., Sat.  April 8, 9:30 am - 4 pm. Lunch provided. RSVP Taucha Inrig inrigt@yahoo.com today, Bring snacks to share at refreshment time. 

     

    • Kindred Credit Union Annual General Meeting, Tues. April 11 at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden. Registration @ 6:30 pm and meeting @ 7.  

     

    • Ladies Lenten Tea Wednesday. April 12, 1:30 pm @ Drayton Reformed Church. Guest Speaker: Peggy Bauman. Poster on bb.  

     

    • The Drayton United Church Choir presents Easter Cantata "Hope in the Shadows" on Thurs. April 13 @ 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

     

    • Mennonite Women of MCEC Annual Spring Enrichment Day, Sat. April 22 @ St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.  Guest speaker is Carol Penner.  Poster is on bb and registration forms are on the foyer table.

     

    • Stories & Songs, an evening to celebrate Canadian Mennonite magazine. Annual fundraising banquet is Sat. April 22, 6 pm @ Floradale Mennonite Church. Program of music, biblical storytelling and stories from new editor  Virginia Hostetler.  RSVP by April 15 to alexandra.LT.siebert@gmail.com or call 343-262-1002. Freewill offering. Receipts  issued for donations above $30 per person.

     

    • New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Fundraising Dinner, Monday, April 24, 6 pm @ Bingemans. Rachelle Friesen, former Peace Coordinator for MCC in Palestine and Israel will be speaking about justice and peace and her experiences in Palestine and Israel. Tickets available from Janet Weber.   

     

    • MCEC Annual Meeting Gathering April 28 & 29 @ The Meeting House, Oakville. The Great ReCommission.  Conference includes Rescue Junction, Bruxy Cavey, ReLearning Community, etc. Registration now open.


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