Bulletin for May 4, 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

May 4, 2014


Upcoming Worship 11:00 am


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


Sunday May 18:   Speaker, Cameron Kaufman-Frey 


Sunday May 25:  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

Gathering Song




Scripture: Psalm 139, Matthew 25:35-40

Sharing our Stories:

Marijke Reesor

Sung response

Amanda and Glenda de Vries

Sung Response

Emily Gain




Song of Response

Sharing of Joys and Concerns




Closing Song



Friday, May 9: Geralde's Game at Willowgrove, 7:30 to 10:30 pm (to be confirmed).

Fraser Lake Retreat (May 16-19): I've attached the form again. Please return forms and payment to me by May 6 (a week from now!).


August Canoe Trip: Please let me know which of the possible canoe trip dates you would be able to come on as soon as you can so that I can start planning. Option A is Thursday August 14 to Monday August 18. Option B is Thursday August  21 to Monday August 25. And Option C is a longer trip from Saturday August 16 to Sunday August 24.

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

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/  


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.

Mon., May 5, 7:30 - 9 pm at Hagerman Mennonite Church. What's the job of a 'street pastor'? Come meet Lazarus Rising's new street pastor and hear what's going on around the streets of downtown Toronto.


Navigate:  Important update about the Navigate program! We are extending the application deadline to MAY 15TH. Participants aged 17-20: This time in your life can be confusing, overwhelming and difficult; Navigate is an opportunity to clarify your direction and passion through adventure, community engagement, skill development and personal discovery. Parents: This program will help your young adults to learn to live independently, be active members of their communities and learn the skills to help them succeed in the real world. For more information: slmc.ca/navigate, navigate@slmc.ca or 519 422 1401.


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.



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.


Visit our website: www.cmchurch.ca

Please forward all announcements for the bulletin to:


or call Gabrielle at 905-640-3180 by Thursday evening