Bulletin – October 8, 2017

HMC EVENTS

Young at Heart will gather again on Thursday, October 12 at 11:00 a.m. with special guest, artist Janet Liesemer. See Nelles in the foyer today for $16 tickets to the hot luncheon.

Building Connections Sunday is on October 15. Plan to bring along café snacks to share (pastries, cookies, etc) and stick around after the service for a drink and a treat as we get to know one another better.

Ladies Social All ladies are invited to join together on Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the upper room. Carolyn Pearson will share on the topic “Easy peasy, lemon squeezy”. She will bring helpful info about meal prep and planning, school lunches, slow cooker tips, and much more. Please bring a favourite recipe to share with others. Refreshments will be provided.

Men, plan to join the Men in Action for a hot breakfast and work bee on Saturday, October 21.

A Sacred Rhythms G2G group will be starting soon on Wednesday evenings, open to men and women. Stay turned for more details!

Save the date! Our AGM will take place on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. All members and regular attenders are encouraged to attend.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Our Condolences to Harold Lemont on the passing of his wife, June, on October 4. Please remember him and his family in your prayers as they grieve.

Please pray for those among our con-gregation facing health concerns.

Please continue to pray for our church leadership. Pray for wisdom and discernment as they make important decisions regarding the future of HMC.

Please pray for Pastor Lyndsay who has gone home to the UK to spend some time with her parents. Please pray for their health, and that Lyndsay’s presence would bring them a sense of peace. And pray that Lyndsay would find opportunity for rest and refreshment while away.

There is a list of prayer requests specific to the needs of HMC available on our website, 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

OPPORTUNITIES

Have you felt led to help the people affected by Hurricane Irma? Although the EMCC website doesn’t have a specific site for this disaster, Joel Zantingh (Interim Director of World Partners) suggests two options. 1.) The Disaster Relief Fund on the EMCC website allows you to donate towards the ongoing needs in the world (emcc.ca/engage/support-a-global-project/relief-and-development-projects/emcc-disaster-relief-r-d-10) or 2.) Visit the Red Cross website and make a donation. Thank you for helping those in need!

Meals on Wheels. Every nine weeks it is our turn to deliver meals to people requiring this service. It takes approximately thirty minutes to an hour on the day of your choice and requires you to carry light packages. You can choose to travel in pairs or on your own. Please connect with Brenda Kaufman to volunteer. 519-364-6113.

The Annual YFC Banquet is coming up and they are looking for volunteers to bake and donate dessert for the meal (serving approximately 200 people). If groups or individuals are interested and willing to contribute towards this goal, please connect with Greg Dow at 519-364-3316

Reminder: some people in our congregation are very sensitive to scent. Please refrain from using perfume when you join us for worship.

As new G2G groups are formed we are looking to create some more comfortable areas within our building for meetings. Do you have a sofa or comfy chairs you would be willing to donate? We’re also looking for a coffee table for our foyer. If you can help with providing any of these items, please connect with the church office.

Consider signing up for pre-authorized giving. Forms are available in the foyer and online.

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