Bulletin for February 2, 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 905 640 9730

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


Sunday School:  10:00am

Worship: 11:00am




Sunday, February 2, 2014








Call to worship



Songs of praise – Esther Reesor



Scripture:  1 John 2:7-11; 4:16-24

Acts 4:32-37.


Story time – Stella Reesor


Sermon: Walking in the Light through Charity

Cameron Kauffman-Frey




Sharing and Pastoral Prayer







  Church Retreat at Camp Kahquah -  It will be the weekend of February 22nd/23rd. Everyone is welcome. Please mark your calendars.


February 7 - 9: MCEC Winter Youth Retreat.

Februray 14/15:  TBA.

Friday, February 21: Sports night. Details TBA.

Friday, February 28: Girls night out/Guys night out. Details TBA.

Fundraising Evening

We are all saddened by the recent news that John McDowell has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.  A support group has been formed to surround John and Bev.  This group is helping them deal with some of the immediate and practical issues they must address while they are also attending to their medical and personal needs.

You are being invited to help.  A fundraising evening is being planned for Saturday February the 8th at Parkview Village auditorium in Stouffville, beginning at 7:00 pm.  The evening will include music by family and friends and an opportunity for you to give generously, and help the family deal with the loss of income during the time of treatment and convalescence. 

CMC Adult Sunday School:  Feb-June 2014


The adult Sunday school class at Community Mennonite Church meets each Sunday at 10:00am downstairs at Parkview.  Below is what we are studying together.  Everyone is welcome.  J


February& March:  Exploring Great Prayers from the Old Testament                 

Did you know that the Bible is full of prayers, and not just in the Psalms? We will explore prayers by Moses, Hannah, David, Solomon, Ezra, and others - prayers of joy and lament, prayers that show the depth of human experience and the grace of God who hears and responds.

Led by Bryan Moyer Suderman


April, May & June:  Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry:  Conversations on Creation, Land Justice, and Life Together.  Edited by Steve Heinrichs 

From April to June we will be studying this book together.  This is a book that deeply engages the question:  How can North Americans come to terms with the lamentable clash between Indigenous and settler cultures, spiritualties and attitudes toward creation?                                                                                                  

Led by Rene de Vries & Arnold Neufeldt-Fast  Please contact Arnold to purchase a copy of the book. 

Be a seed of change in Haiti!  MCC has been working in Haiti since 1958 with a significant focus on reforestation. You can support this important work and be a seed of change in Haiti with the Trees of Hope learning tour June 20-30, 2014 . For more information and to register visit mcco.ca/treesofhope.


Serving and Learning Together (SALT)  Do you love music and enjoying teaching young children? Perhaps this SALT position Keyboard Tutor & Youth Choir Facilitator in Bolivia is for you! For more info and other assignments go to salt.mcc.org.


 Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) is looking for 2 certified electricians, for a two week commitment in mid-February, to join a team in retrofitting housing in First Nations communities in Ontario’s Far North. All expenses will be covered.  MDS is partnering with MCC Ontario in this initiative.  Please contact Lyndsay Mollins Koene at 705-264-2494 or lyndsaymk@mennonitecc.on.ca if interested.


Outtatown:  Know an upcoming high school graduate looking to travel and serve others? Investigate the CMU Outtatown program for 2014-15. OT is an opportunity to learn about God, make lifelong friends and travel to one of three international locations: Guatemala, South Africa and Burkina Faso. Space is limited. outtatown.com   Check out the Burkina Faso wrap up video on youtube.com/watch?v=qx2XnLeCgWM






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