Bulletin for September 29, 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


Worship: 10:00am

Christian Formation:  11:15


Sunday, September 29, 2013



Upcoming worship:   Walking in the Light

October 6 is World Communion Sunday, so we will celebrate the Lord's Supper with Christians around the world.  Cameron's sermon is called "God is not the light."  Read Isaiah 60 and Luke 11:33-36.   October 13 Cameron is preaching on "What is light?"  Read Psalm 36

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



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


Saturday, Oct 5, 8am - noon: Ride for Refuge is a biking fundraiser in north Scarborough.  It supports many non-profit organisations, including three MCC Ontario programs in Toronto. Have you signed up to ride or sponsor someone else yet? You can sign up to ride with or to sponsor the Markham MYF team at http://rideforrefuge.org/location/torontoeast


Ten Thousand Villages 2013 - October 3, 4, 5, 6Markham Fair (10801 McCowan Rd). Do you like to see the latest crafts from Ten Thousand Villages? Do you like to support the ministry of Ten Thousand Villages by organizing items for display or telling people about its fair trade principles or by helping to sell beautiful crafts from around the world? We are in need of volunteers for the booth selling Ten Thousand Villages crafts, from 8:45am to 10:00pm. Thurs., Oct., 3, until Sat., Oct., 5, and from 8:45am to 6:00pm on Sun., Oct., 6. This venture is sponsored by the Rouge Valley, Hagerman, Wideman, Markham Chinese and Community Mennonite churches. Contact Pastor Pieter Niemeyer at 905-640-0832 or Pieter@rvmc.ca if you are able to volunteer your time for a few hours. Celebrating 80 years!  An open house will be held on October 5 at the Hagerman Mennonite Church from 2-4pm in honor of Mary Smith's 80th birthday.  Best wishes only.  In appreciation for Mary serving in various capacities of care giving you are invited to bring a non-perishable food item for the local Food Bank.  

THANK YOU from the Board of Toronto Mennonite Festival (Black Creek MCC Sale):  For the first time in memory, it rained all day. And yet your enthusiasm was not dampened. Huge thanks to all venue organisers and their volunteer, and to those who came out in support of MCC in spite of the weather. Funds raised for MCC totalled around $40,000, about 20% less than average, but not down as much as we feared. Your work and support makes a difference. Thanks so much!

CMU: The 2013 PIT (Peace it Together) youth conference hosted by Canadian Mennonite University is fast approaching. PIT takes place this October 18 – 20, and will be one of the best yet. Come hear Shane Claiborne, come sing together, eat together, play together, and participate in Acts of Peace (new this year!). On Saturday afternoon, there will be opportunities for everyone to practice peacemaking. Visit the website, and the new PIT blog for more info, video and breaking news on this year’s conference. www.cmu.ca/pit

Bible Quizzing Committee Position Available (Volunteer) MCEC is looking for someone to join our Bible Quizzing Task Group. This is a group that meets about four times between September and March to plan the MCEC Youth Bible Quizzing event which takes place at the beginning of April. This group consists of three volunteers who work with MCEC to prepare and plan for the day of Bible quizzing. Currently MCEC is working with two volunteers and are looking for one more person to join the group. The basic shared responsibilities of the task group members include: finding and orienting judges and quiz masters, finding question writers, reviewing (or finding someone to review) the questions, compiling the quizzes, making arrangements with the hosting congregation, and hosting the Coaches Corner event. For more information about this position or to apply, please contact Liz Weber at lweber@mcec.ca or 519-650-3806 ext. 105.

Come to the Lakeshore: Tending the Soul One Day Retreat:  Interested in learning more about Tending the Soul – a series of six weekend retreats to help aid individuals in deepening their relationship with God and others? Then come on out to Floradale Mennonite Church on October 19, 2013 for a one day retreat of going deeper with worship, meditation, and reflection. This is also a chance hear from our Tending the Soul alumni about their TTS experiences and how it has impacted their spiritual journeys. For more information about the One Day Retreat and how to register, check out the Come to the Lakeshore brochure.


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