Bulletin for November 10, 2013

Community Mennonite Church

 Parkview Village Auditorium, 12184 Ninth Line, Stouffville

Our Mission: To be a growing Christian community seeking to love God and God's creation, our neighbours and ourselves.


Pastor:  Cameron Kaufman-Frey 905 640 9730

Enrichment Coordinator:  Rebecca Steiner  (Office hours:  Tuesday 9:30-11:30)


Worship: 10:00am

Christian Formation:  11:15




Sunday, November 10, 2013








Sat. Dec.14 (1-5pm) & Fri. Dec.20 (7-9pm):  Rehearsals for drama, "Walking in the Light"

Sun. Dec. 15:  Christmas Potluck, No Sunday School, Worship at 10:00am

Sat. Dec. 21:  Christmas Celebration (Candlelight Service)

Sun. Dec. 22 & Sun. Dec. 29:  No Sunday School, Worship at 11:00am


Young Adult Weekly Gathering:  Wednesdays @ 7pm.  Meet at Ryan and Kyra Barkey’s (25 Grandwood Ave.) for conversations about the church, our understandings of God, the way we express our faith and a potluck supper! 


Walking in the Light Rehearsals:  Next week (Nov 17) during Christian Formation hour, the scenes taking place in "Palestine, Canada and Australia" will be rehearsing. Please let Rebecca Steiner know if you can't be there.  


MCEC Weekly Bulletin:  If you would like read all announcements from the MCEC Weekly Bulletin it will be updated and posted each week on the bulletin board at the back of the auditorium.





Welcome and Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

Gathering Songs





Young children are dismissed to go to nursery at this point.



Hymn of Response

Sharing of Joys and Concerns



Sending Song


Christmas Show and Sale at Wideman Mennonite Church on Saturday, November 16th from 9 to 2. A soup lunch and dessert will also be available for purchase.

Willowgrove Annual members meeting will be Wednesday, Dec 4th at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church. Dinner is at 6:30 and the business meeting is at 7:30.  If you are interested in becoming a member of Willowgrove please contact Miriam Reesor at Miriam@willowgrove.ca

Tuesday, Nov 12: "Peace-building amidst the Syrian civil war" with Sarah Adams, just-returned Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Representative in Syria and Lebanon.  7:00 pm at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd, Markham (just north of Steeles).

Michael Turman will be installed as Associate Pastor for Youth and Family Ministries for Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church on Sunday, November 10, 2013. Pray for Michael and the congregation as they begin their ministry together. You can reach Michael at michael@wkumchurch.ca

Christmas Giving Idea! Are you Christmas shopping for that hard-to shop-for someone? Give the gift that keeps on giving! Check out paperless gift giving at donate.mennonitechurch.ca. Be counter-cultural, environmentally f riendly, and satisfy your soul all at the same time!

Prayer Request: Pray for Mennonite Church Canada staff, General Board, and other elected and appointed leadership groups who will gather Nov. 12-16 in Winnipeg for the Fall Leadership Assembly; an annual gathering for consultation, planning and decision making

 Campus Visit Day /  November 22 / 8:45 -  3:00 PM / 500 Shaftesbury Blvd   Know a high school student investigating universities? Invite them to attend CMU Campus Visit Day November 22. CMU has small classes and a welcoming, dynamic community. The day will include a School of Music and Science focus, scheduled and activities. Travel assistance is available. For more details visit cmu.ca or email info@cmu.ca to register

Ancient Stones, Living Stones: The Holy Land in Perspective. Join CMU Professor Gordon Matties on his eighth study tour to the Holy Land (April 28-May 19, 2014). This is not just any study tour: you will meet with thoughtful and engaged Israelis and Palestinians, hike into ancient sites, swim in the Dead Sea and eat the freshest falafel and baklava you can imagine. Register now; space is limited. For details, see cmu.ca/studytour

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - Ed Janzen, Chaplain at Conrad Grebel University College will be hosting a one day workshop in leading in worship. Whether you say a welcome and pray, song lead or scripture read, story tell, or preach it from the pulpit, this will exploring how our study of God's Word goes hand in hand with why and how we worship.  Mark your calendars!

Thursday, November 28, at 7:30 pm, Conrad Grebel University College and Tour Magination present the book launch of John Ruth’s: "Branch: A Memoir With Pictures". In small coffee table style, each of the 210 two-page spreads opens to a mini-essay paired with a full-page picture. Ruth chose this format "to explore synergy between a lifetime's collection of pictures and the works they may call forth." Come to the Conrad Grebel Chapel and hear this extraordinary story-teller talk about his memoirs.

 Saturday, November 30, 8:00 pm, help mark Conrad Grebel University College’s 50th Anniversary with “A Celebration in Song.” This concert includes the World Premiere of a new setting of Psalm 150, composed by Timothy Corlis, a former Grebel student and a well-known composer working at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg. As part of this special occasion, all three Grebel Choirs will perform: Chamber Choir, Chapel Choir, and University Choir. $10 admission, $5 for seniors and students. St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 49 Queen St. N. Kitchener, ON.


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