BULLETIN – June 11, 2017

We continue to raise money to pay for our roof repair. As of Friday, June 9, we have raised a total of $49,890.62 towards our ultimate goal of $115,000. Thank you for your ongoing generosity towards this need.

Prayer is still happening! Plan to join in before the service at 9:30 a.m. at the front of the sanctuary.
Beginning in July we will be reducing our office hours to Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. The office will be closed on Fridays. To reach a pastor on those days, please use the Pastoral Care Line 519-379-1752

HMC EVENTS

The Senior Youth are celebrating the end of the year with a BEACH DAY! Meet at the church at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17 with all your beach gear and some spending money for supper. Returning to Pastor Amos’ house for a bonfire. Please arrange pick up there for 11:00 p.m. Permission forms are available in the foyer and online.

Our annual HMC Budget Meeting will be on Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. Come for a closer look at our finances, to vote on the new budget, and for an update from Ministry Council.

The Men in Action invite you to join in on a Family Canoe Trip on Sunday, June 25 following the service. There will be two options: 1 is a two hour trip and 2 is a four hour trip – both ending up at Bill Kranenburg’s camp for a BBQ supper. Children, grandchildren, and wives are welcome to participate. See the sign up in the foyer.

Blue Jay’s Once again, a bus will be going to Toronto to take in a game this summer. Mark your calendars for July 29. The $50 tickets are available in the foyer on a first come, first served basis.

Summer Slam VBS ‘Love Your Neighbour’ will be August 21-25 from 9 a.m. to noon for children in SK-grade 6. More information to come!

OPPORTUNITIES

If you’re thinking about being a volunteer on the Summer Slam VBS team this year, let Pastor Amos or Marie know and plan to come for a brief meeting after the service on June 25.

—Please save your 500 mL water bottles and old newspapers for Summer Slam crafts. These can be dropped off at the office during office hours.—

Mom’s and Tot’s is looking for someone without small children to take on a leadership role within the ministry: to help organize childcare and coordinate events/ideas (i.e. leading craft days, cooking days, arranging a Bible study), while still including and incorporating the ideas and needs of the mother’s who attend.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for Ed Schipper who is in Walkerton Hospital with some health concerns.

Please continue to remember the Pastoral Search Team in your prayers. Pray for wisdom and discernment as they make important decisions regarding the future of HMC.

There is a booklet of prayer requests specific to the needs of HMC. It is being printed in small numbers with simple formatting so your suggestions can be added. We want it to be a dynamic, living, changing document. These booklets are available in the foyer, or by speaking with Karen Schmalz or Brian Austin. Alternatively, if you’d like to receive daily prayer reminders delivered to your email, you can sign up at eepurl.com/cM9ZVj

WORDS OF THANKS

Dear Staff, Ministry Council, and congregation, Our deepest thanks for the thoughtful and super-fun celebration last Sunday. The cards, gifts, words of encouragement, and special moments made our farewell so meaningful. The very beautiful quilt now covers our bed—a warm reminder of your love for us! We pray God’s blessing as you continue grow together in Christ.
—The Mills’ Family

Wow! Wow! Wow! What a huge blessing you folks are to our “clothing give aways” on the Saugeen Reserve! Thank you so much for all your very generous donations of clothing etc…Many, many people will be blessed by your kindness and generosity! Thank you again for your willingness to meet a tangible need in this community! May the Lord bless you abundantly!
—Stan & Sally Bragg

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Pastor Lyndsay who received her Practice in Spiritual Direction Certificate from Emmaus Formation Centre after completing a 3 year program! Well done Lyndsay! We’re proud of you!

OTHER EVENTS

OASIS Golden Gateway at Stayner Bible Conference Grounds from Monday June 12 – Friday, June 16. Contact Donna or Ivan Preston for more information or to book your stay (519-585-7514).

MISSIONS CORNER

MISSIONARY OF THE MONTH: Kevin and Michelle Weppler serving with Greater Europe Mission (GEM) in Southern Romania.

Please pray for three of the local girls who were just baptized, that they would stay strong in their faith. Please pray for GEM interns that are with Kevin and Michelle, that they would find their spot to serve HIM.

Kevin and Michelle wish to thank HMC for the continued prayer and financial support.

Missions Opportunity in Romania, September 2017 with GEM. For information pick up a brochure under the missions board in the foyer.

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