Bulletin for April 27, 2014

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

Tel.:  905-640-9730


Sunday School:  10:00am

Worship: 11:00am


April 27, 2014


Upcoming Worship 11:00 am


Sunday May 4: Storytelling by Marijke Reesor, Emily Gain, Amanda de Vries and Glenda de Vries on recent service and learning experiences


Sunday May 11:  Guest Speaker, Diem Lafortune, Aboriginal Speaker and Songwriter


Sunday May 18:   Speaker, Cameron Kaufman-Frey 






CMC Sunday School:  10:00am  Everyone Welcome


Children’s Classes:  Living in the Light: Stories from John

Youth Class:  Nooma Video Series, John Bell

Adult Class:  Studying the book, “Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry:  Conversations on Creation, Land Justice, and Life Together”  Edited by Steve Heinrichs 

Please note: 

May 18, the Victoria Day Long Weekend there will be No Sunday School






Call to Worship and Opening Prayer

Gatherings Songs




Scripture: Psalm 91




Song of Response

Sharing of Joys and Concerns




Closing Song


CMC Women’s Breakfast Sat. May 3, 9:00am - Today, April 27 is your last chance to buy your ticket, $12.00. Catered by Velvet Sunrise and guest speaker, Tracey-Ann Van Brenk.  Please see Dawn Kaufman-Frey or Julie Moyer Suderman for tickets. 


MYF Musical MDS Fundraiser: On Saturday, May 3, you are invited to come to an evening of stories and songs at Stouffville Community Mennonite Church (Parkview Village Auditorium) at 7 pm. This will be an evening to hear stories and see pictures from our MDS trip, as well as an opportunity to enjoy music performed by MYF and others. People of all ages are invited to sign up for their chance to share their musical gifts. Funds raised at this event will support the MDS trip, as well as going towards the MYF trip to World Assembly in 2015. To sign up to perform, or with any questions, contact Samara Niemeyer or Jonathan Slater (416-802-8534; jonathanp.slater@gmail.com).


Spring Fling:  You are invited to the Rouge Valley Mennonite Church Spring Fling, our 9th annual  Ladies Breakfast on May 10, 2014 at 9 to 11 am. Speaker: Kathy Wylie, quilter and author. Music: Ellen Reesor. Reserve seating by May 5. Call Anna Reesor 905 640-2118 or Mary Lymburner 905 591-1370. Admission $15.


Wedding Shower:  Meredith Reesor and Andrew Leger will be married on June 14.  Hagerman Mennonite Church is hosting a miscellaneous shower for them on Sunday, May 25th, beginning with a potluck lunch at 12:45 pm.  Dessert and beverages will be provided.


Announcement from Church Council

We have been working on filling the Enrichment Role that Rebecca Steiner held.  At the same time, we are also considering a longer term visioning process, and we have concluded that it makes sense to offer an interim position until such time as some of the longer term directions are established.

We are very pleased to announce that Julie Moyer has agreed to take on the role until the end of August.  Her focus will be on Worship, and she will work with the Worship team and Cameron to Coordinate the logistics of Sunday morning, as well as contributing her gifts to enrich, creatively plan and engage new people into our worship services.

Julie has pastoral gifts, and we are happy that as a congregation, we can be a part of nurturing an interest she has expressed in pastoral ministry.

Join us in welcoming Julie to this role!

 Friday May 23 - Saturday May 24, 2014 @ Nineteen on the Park @ 7:30pm  Theatre of the Beat presents: "A Bicycle Built For Two: A Playful Reflection on Marriage." TOTB's newest play takes a comic look at healthy relationships and the cracks that can form if left unattended. Get your tickets before May 1 for EarlyBird discounts by calling the box office (905-640-2322) or online @ http://nineteenonthepark.com/abicyclebuiltfortwo/



Saturday, May 31st is Willowgrove's annual Chicken BBQ and Music Festival.  Tickets can be purchased through willowgrove.eventbrite.ca or by phoning 905-640-2127.

Willowgrove Day Camp is in need of a Leader in Training (LIT) and Counselor in Training (CIT) staff person.  Do you have a passion for developing leadership skills in youth?  This job may be for you! Contact Kristina Mortotsi at kristina@willowgrove.caFraser Lake Camp will be constructing a new office/staff building this spring.  Construction will take place mid-May-mid June.  Volunteer assistance is needed.  Please contact Brian Drudge at brian@willowgrove.ca or by phone at 416-881-8558.

Cam will be participating in a Christian Peacemaker Team delegation to Kenora and Grassy Narrows from May 1 - 13.  The purpose of the trip is to experience the conflict over who has the right to control logging on land that treaties say is under Anishinaabe care.  While he is gone, pastoral care continues to be provided by the Elders (Julie Reesor, Jeff Steiner and Glenda de Vries).  You can call the church phone for help at 905-640-9730 or contact them directly.
Julie Reesor ejreesor@sympatico.ca  905-640-6737

Jeff Steiner steiner.rj@gmail.com 416-688-0384

Glenda de Vries glendadv87@gmail.com 905-642-8256