Bulletin – November 19, 2017

HMC EVENTS

Pastor Amos has completed the necessary steps and is being ordained today! Help us continue the celebration by joining us in the gym for lunch following the service.

Plan to Protect is a mandatory training session for all volunteers in U18 ministries and those working with vulnerable people. Four dates are being offered—Wednesday, November 22 (6:30 p.m.), Saturday, November 25 (9:00 a.m.), Monday, November 27 (7:00 p.m.), or Thursday, November 30 (7:00 p.m.). Volunteers need only attend one session. Please sign up for the date that best suits you at the table in the foyer.

Men, you are invited to join the Men in Action for their monthly breakfast on Saturday, November 25 at 8:00 a.m. Following breakfast there will be an introductory presentation by Mark Webb of a five week series he will be leading called, Guard Rails.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for Pastor Dave and Shannon Hildebrandt and their three boys, Josh, Andrew, & Caleb as they prepare for their move to Hanover at the beginning of December. Pray that their transition would be smooth and that the boys settle well into their new school. Pray for Dave as he prepares to take over the leadership of HMC, and for Shannon, that God would make clear what his plans are for her.

Please pray for Alan McDougall who is in Peru on a short term mission trip. Pray for continued, safety and good health for the team while they are there, that God would use them mightily to share His life-changing message with the people of Peru, and for travelling mercies when they return home on November 21.

Please pray for Keith McDougall as he faces some health concerns.

Please pray for Judy Dietz who is recovering from a hip replacement.

Please remember Dianne Dippel in your prayers as she continues to face some health concerns.

Please pray for Jim Cann who is fighting aggressive cancer. Pray for his wife, Marg, as she journeys through this time with him.

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

The U18 Crew and the Missions Planning Team are inviting the whole congregation to participate in their Christmas Basket Extravaganza! Consider donating some items for gift baskets that will be delivered to the people of Saugeen First Nation Reserve near Southamption, where our missionaries, Stan & Sally Bragg, are running an important ministry. See the sheets in the foyer and sign up to bring crackers, nuts, clementines, or Babybel cheese, and stay tuned for more ways you can get involved during December.

We want to bless Pastor Dave and his family as they settle into their new life in Hanover. Beginning next week, there will be a collection box in the foyer where you can drop off local gift cards and certificates to bless the family. Considers things like restaurants, grocery stores, gas cards, etc. The box will remain available until December 17.

WORDS OF THANKS

Thank you to everyone who took the time to put together an Operation Christmas Child shoebox! Because of your generosity, children around the world are able to experience the joy and wonder of the love of Jesus. Over 100 boxes were donated!
The Local OCC Team sent the following note:

Hanover Missionary Church, Thank you very much for packing shoeboxes for the less fortunate children in the world. It can make such a difference in their lives. Thanks again, and my God Bless You.

—Anne Hahn, Joel & Rose Cote, Susan Sakal, and Sharon Hoffarth

OTHER EVENTS

The EFC has declared Sunday, November 26 as a day of prayer for religious freedom. Please click here to learn more about this important initiative.

ECO-CREATING THE FUTURE OF THE EMCC

EMCC President, Rev. Kervin Raugust is inviting all members and adherents of EMCC Churches across Canada to join in an exercise to co-discover, co-dream, and co-design the future God has in mind for our denomination. A survey has been developed as a convenient way for you to provide insight into where we as a family of churches and where God is calling us to go. Please consider taking a few minutes to complete the survey. There are paper copies available in the foyer on the information table, or you can access it online at emccsurvey.ca

MISSIONARY OF THE MONTH

Mike & Sarah Wilson, serving with Youth for Christ in Quinte, Ontario
Please pray that they are able to find a good balance between ministry and family. Pray for the students they have contact with, that good relationships would be built and maintained as they show the love of Jesus to the youth of Quinte.

Other Things of Note

Save your receipts & stamps! Drop off your grocery tapes from Grants Independent in the box near the coatrack in front of the main office. Tapes will be tallied throughout the year and all funds will go towards missions: sending children to EMCC camps. Stamps are collected and given to the Canadian Bible Society or Salvage Missions. Over time, this raises a lot of money for missions!

Please note: The fall bookmark containing the Young at Heart schedule stated that December’s meeting is on a Wednesday. This was a mistake, and should have said Thursday, December 14. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Bulletin – November 5, 2017

HMC EVENTS

Sacred Rhythms is back for another season! Pastor Lyndsay will be offering this G2G group study on spiritual disciplines on Mondays, beginning on November 6. Come for either 1:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. for these one hour sessions.

The Young at Heart will gather again on Thursday, November 9 with a special guest representative from the Genealogical Society. Nelles will be in the foyer with tickets for the hot luncheon. $16 per plate.

The Ladies Social team invites all women to come out on Wednesday, November 15 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. as Karen Winkels and Angie Bechtel offer fun instructions for the creation of a Christmas card and gift tag, followed by refreshments and a social time.

Our AGM will take place on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. All members and non members are encouraged to attend. Report booklets are available in the foyer today.

Pastor Amos has completed the necessary steps and is approved for Ordination! Help us celebrate with him during our service on Sunday, November 19. Regional Ministry John Cressman will be officially recognizing Amos as an ordained EMCC minister that morning, and following the service we will join together in the gym for a Building Connections potluck lunch to continue the celebration.

LEAD PASTOR UPDATE

We are excited that Pastor Dave Hildebrandt has accepted the call to the position of Lead Pastor for HMC. Dave will begin his ministry here on January 1, 2018. Please pray for him, his wife Shannon, and their three boys, Josh, Andrew, & Caleb, as they transition from their home and ministry in Port Rowan. Click here for more details.

OTHER EVENTS

The Annual YFC Banquet is on Saturday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Matthews Lutheran Church. (Doors open at 4:30 p.m.) Consider purchasing a $25 ticket, or book an entire table for $200, and support this important community ministry. See Aaron Mader in the foyer today for tickets, stop by the church office during regular office hours, visit The Giddy Goblin, or contact Paul Neuman 519-369-7545.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for Judy Dietz who is in Walkerton Hospital recovering from a hip replacement.
Please remember Dianne Dippel in your prayers as she continues to face some health concerns.
Please pray for Jim Cann who is fighting aggressive cancer. Pray for his wife, Marg, as she journeys through this time with him.

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

It’s Operation Christmas Child time! Boxes are available today and must be returned by November 12. Start filling your shoeboxes now! For suggestions, pick up an information sheet at the reception desk.

Are you interested in taking a trip to Guelph to help pack boxes at the Operation Christmas Child Warehouse later in November? Please speak to Pastor Lyndsay no later than Wednesday, November 8 so she can make arrangements.

Save your receipts & stamps! Drop off your grocery tapes from Grants Independent in the box near the coat rack in front of the main office. Tapes will be tallied throughout the year and all funds will go towards missions: sending children to EMCC camps. Stamps are collected and given to the Canadian Bible Society or Salvage Missions. Over time, this raises a lot of money for missions!

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

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

Keep informed about all U18 events and updates with the Remind App. It will keep you in the loop regarding events, deadlines, cancelations, and anything else you need to know as a parent, guardian, or a youth. Ask Pastor Amos, Marie, or Melissa how to get connected.

Bulletin – October 29, 2017

HMC EVENTS

A new G2G group begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Cox’s home, led by Ken & Karen Toman and Gord & Ellie Cox. It is a study based on the book of James entitles “Faith That Works”. Any who are interested are welcome. This study will run for seven weeks.

HMC is part of the Hanover Trick or Treat Trail from 3-5 on Tuesday, October 31. Stop by for games, crafts, hot chocolate, and candy! The fun doesn’t stop there though! Our fourth annual Halloween Drop By Party will carry on until 8pm with the addition of 3 other hot chocolate/candy stations at 683 21st Ave A., 527 19th Ave., and 651 14th St. There will be no Mid-Week/Jr Youth on November 1.

The Young at Heart will gather again on Thursday, November 9 with a special guest representative from the Genealogical Society. Nelles will be in the foyer with tickets for the hot luncheon. $16 per plate.

Save the date! Our AGM will take place on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. All members and non members are encouraged to attend. Report booklets are available in the foyer today.

Pastor Amos has completed the necessary steps and is approved for Ordination! Help us celebrate with him during our service on Sunday, November 19. Regional Ministry John Cressman will be officially recognizing Amos as an ordained EMCC minister that morning, and following the service we will join together in a Building Connections potluck lunch.

OTHER EVENTS

The Annual YFC Banquet is on Saturday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Matthews Lutheran Church. (Doors open at 4:30 p.m.) Consider purchasing a $25 ticket, or book an entire table for $200, and support this important community ministry. See Greg Dow in the foyer today for tickets, stop by the church office during regular office hours, visit The Giddy Goblin, or contact Paul Neuman 519-369-7545.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for those among our congregation facing health concerns.

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

It’s Operation Christmas Child time! Boxes are available today and must be returned by November 12. Start filling your shoeboxes now! For suggestions, pick up an information sheet at the reception desk.

Save your receipts & stamps! Drop off your grocery tapes from Grants Independent in the box near the coatrack in front of the main office. Tapes will be tallied throughout the year and all funds will go towards missions: sending children to EMCC camps. Stamps are collected and given to the Canadian Bible Society or Salvage Missions. Over time, this raises a lot of money for missions!

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!

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

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

Keep informed about all U18 events and updates with the Remind App. It will keep you in the loop regarding events, deadlines, cancelations, and anything else you need to know as a parent, guardian, or a youth. Ask Pastor Amos, Marie, or Melissa how to get connected.

Bulletin – October 22, 2017

HMC EVENTS

A congregational meeting will follow the service today. There will be a Q&A period and members and non-members will be invited to vote on whether or not we offer Dave Hildebrandt the position of Lead Pastor of HMC.

A new G2G group will begin on October 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cox’s home, led by Ken & Karen Toman and Gord & Ellie Cox. It is a study based on the book of James entitles “Faith That Worlds”. Any who are interested are welcome. This study will run for seven weeks.

HMC is part of the Hanover Trick or Treat Trail from 3-5 on Tuesday, October 31. Stop by for games, crafts, hot chocolate, and candy! The fun doesn’t stop there though! Our fourth annual Halloween Drop By Party will carry on until 8pm with the addition of 3 other hot chocolate stations at 683 21st Ave A., 527 19th Ave., and 651 14th St. There will be no Mid-Week on November 1.

The Young at Heart will gather again on Thursday, November 9 with a special guest representative from the Genealogical Society. Nelles will be in the foyer next week with tickets for the hot luncheon.

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. The report booklet will be available next Sunday.

OTHER EVENTS

The Annual YFC Banquet is on Saturday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Matthews Lutheran Church. (Doors open at 4:30 p.m.) Consider purchasing a $25 ticket, or book an entire table for $200, and support this important community ministry. A limited number of tickets are available from the church office, at The Giddy Goblin, or by contacting Paul Neuman 519-369-7545.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for those among our congregation facing health concerns.

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

Operation Christmas Child is coming! Boxes will be available on October 29 and must be returned by November 12. Start collecting your shoebox items now! For suggestions, pick up an information sheet at the reception desk

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.

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

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

Keep informed on all U18 events and updates. Visit the reception desk in the foyer to sign up for the Remind App – which will keep you in the loop regarding events, deadlines, cancelations, and anything else you need to know as a parent, guardian, or a youth.

CONGRATULATIONS

Happy 90th Birthday to Bob Crawford who reached this amazing milestone on Friday, October 20th!

Bulletin – October 15, 2017

HMC EVENTS

It’s Building Connections Sunday! Plan to 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.

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.

LEAD PASTOR UPDATE

Last week it was announced that we have a candidate for the Lead Pastor position. Visit the website to learn a little bit about Dave Hildebrandt and his wife, Shannon, then come out on Saturday, October 21 from 3-5 for a Come & Go – Meet & Greet. On Sunday, October 22, Dave will preach. A congregational meeting will follow the service. There will be a Q&A period and members and non-members will be invited to vote on whether or not we offer Dave the position of Lead Pastor of HMC. Please make it a priority to attend both the service and the meeting.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for those among our congregation 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.

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

Operation Christmas Child is coming! Boxes will be available on October 29 and must be returned by November 12. Start collecting your shoebox items now! For suggestions, pick up an information sheet at the reception desk

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.

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

MISSIONARY OF THE MONTH

Alan & Sue McDougall have a ministry called “Free the Family”—God impacting families for His Global Glory. Leading missions trips with Missionary Ventures Canada allows opportunity to reach out to couples as well as ministry with children and elderly. The McDougall’s are ‘reps’ for Missionary Ventures Canada.

Please pray for planning and the Lord’s direction for a trip to Mozambique. Pray for the teams that are planning trips this fall and winter.

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.

Bulletin – October 1, 2017

HMC EVENTS

Young at Heart will gather again on Thursday, October 12 at 11:00 a.m. with special guest, artist Janet Liesmer. 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

Please continue to pray for those among our congregation 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

OTHER EVENTS

Fall Regional OASIS Rally, a gathering especially for seniors on Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Bethany EMC in Kitchener. Rescue Junction, an award winning Canadian bluegrass band will perform, and Ron & Jeannette Faw will share about their experiences as missionaries in Brazil. A free will offering will be collected followed by a lunch. To reserve your spot for the luncheon call Ivan Preston (519-585-7514) or email (okmagay@yahoo.com). Lunch tickets are $12.

OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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.

Keep informed on all U18 events and updates. Visit the reception desk in the foyer to sign up for the Remind App – which will keep you in the loop regarding events, deadlines, cancelations, and anything else you need to know as a parent, guardian, or a youth.

Bulletin – September 24, 2017

Prayer is still happening! Plan to join in before the service at 9:30 a.m. at the front of the sanctuary.

Our office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The office will be closed on Fridays. To reach a pastor when the office is closed, please use the Pastoral Care Line 519- 379-1752. This phone line is always open in you have prayer requests, need care, or would like a visit.

If you have information that needs to be included in our bulletin, please have that to the church office no later than Thursday at 9:00 a.m.

HMC EVENTS

All G2G leaders and committee chair-people, Pastor Phil would like to gather leaders together on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the upper room for dessert and a time of connecting, sprinkled with teaching on leading groups.

Karen Schmalz’s G2G group will begin on Wednesday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m. in the upper room.

U18 Welcome Back Drop In for Mid-Week & Jr Youth. Hey parents, plan to join in the fun on September 27 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Meet the leaders, see the space, learn what’s going on this year, and have a cupcake! This is a whole family event and there will not be child-care for your kids.

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 mean prep and planning, school lunches, slow cooker tips, and much more. Please bring a favourite recipe to share with others. Refreshments will be provided.

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

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for our Junior Youth and their leaders as they wrap up their weekend at JR Pitch. Pray that it was a rich time of building connections, and that seeds that were planted during their time would take root as they come back into their schools and workplaces.

Please continue to pray for those among our congregation facing 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.

Please pray for Pastor Lyndsay who is flying 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

OTHER EVENTS

Fall Regional OASIS Rally, a gathering especially for seniors on Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Bethany EMC in Kitchener. Rescue Junction, an award winning Canadian bluegrass band will perform, and Ron & Jeannette Faw will share about their experiences as missionaries in Brazil. A free will offering will be collected followed by a lunch. To reserve your spot for the luncheon call Ivan Preston (519-585-7514) or email (okmagay@yahoo.com). Lunch tickets are $12.

Reminder: some people in our con-gregation 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.

Bulletin – September 17, 2017

Prayer is still happening! Plan to join in before the service at 9:30 a.m. at the front of the sanctuary.

Our office hours are 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. If you have information that needs to be included in our bulletin, please have that to the church office no later than Thursday at 9:00 a.m.

HMC EVENTS

It’s Welcome Back/Building Connections Sunday! Plan to stay around after the service for a potluck meal in the gym — a great opportunity for us all to reconnect after a busy summer.

Mid-Week and Jr Youth are kicking things off on Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. Children need to be registered to attend. Forms are available in the foyer as well as online. (Go to the Ministries tab→U18→Mid-Week→U18 Registration.)

Sr Youth are invited to Adam & Alicia DeVisser’s (109 Concession 12 Elmwood) for a bonfire on Friday, September 22 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Parents need to be responsible for drop off and pick up. Please bring along a bag of chips to share.

Save the date! Students in grade 7 & 8 should set aside September 22-24 for Jr Pitch—a weekend camping retreat in Stayner. Forms are available in the foyer and online. The early bird deadline has passed but there’s still opportunity to register!

Karen Schmalz’s G2G group will begin on Wednesday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m. in the upper room.

U18 Welcome Back Drop In for Mid-Week & Jr Youth. Hey parents, plan to join in the fun on September 27 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Meet the leaders, see the space, learn what’s going on this year, and have a cupcake! This is a whole family event and there will not be child-care for your kids.

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

OPPORTUNITIES

Youth, do you sing or play an instrument and have a heart for worship? Mike Harloff is hoping to build a youth team to help with Sunday morning worship. If you’re interested or have questions, please connect with Mike at mikeharloff@hotmail.com or call/text 519-731-3542.

We are looking for volunteers to join our tech crew! If you’d be willing to sit in the sound booth once a month and run the computer (song, announcement, and sermon slides) please let the church office know.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Kaia Kontrimas on her retirement! May God bless you richly, Kaia, as you enter this new stage in your life!

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please continue to pray for those among our congregation facing 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 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

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.

BULLETIN – September 10, 2017

Prayer is still happening! Plan to join in before the service at 9:30 a.m. at the front of the sanctuary.

Our office hours are 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. If you have information that needs to be included in our bulletin, please have that to the church office no later than Thursday at 9:00 a.m.

HMC EVENTS

The G2G Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study will resume on Tuesday, September 12 at 9:30 a.m. in the overflow – working through a six week study on the life of David called ‘The Longing in Me’ by Sheila Walsh.

Mom’s and Tot’s will begin meeting regularly again on Wednesday, September 13 at 9:30 a.m.

Joan McCutchon’s Wednesday G2G group will resume on September 13. Come to the McCutchon home at 10:00 a.m. as they continue their study of the New Testament by R.C. Sproul.

Young at Heart is kicking off the new ministry season with special guests, Faith & Amos Shelley, followed by a hot luncheon on Thursday, September 14 at 11:00 a.m. Visit Nelles in the foyer today to purchase your $15 ticket.

Welcome Back/Building Connections Potluck. Plan to bring a contribution to the meal and join us in the gym on Sunday, September 17 following the service.

Mid-Week and Jr Youth are kicking things off on Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. Children need to be registered to attend. Forms are available in the foyer as well as online. (Go to the Ministries tab→U18→Mid-Week→U18 Registration.)

Save the date! Students in grade 7 & 8 should set aside September 22-24 for Jr Pitch—a weekend camping retreat in Stayner. Forms are available in the foyer and online. The early bird deadline is September 16 so get those registrations in!

OPPORTUNITIES

Youth, do you sing or play an instrument and have a heart for worship? Mike Harloff is hoping to build a youth team to help with Sunday morning worship. If you’re interested or have questions, please connect with Mike at mikeharloff@hotmail.com or call/text 519-731-3542.

We are looking for volunteers to join our tech crew! If you’d be willing to sit in the sound booth once a month and run the computer (song, announcement, and sermon slides) please let the church office know.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Frank & Anna Ewald who are celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on September 7!

PRAYER REQUESTS

Our Condolences to Pastor Phil and Michelle Delsaut on the passing of Michelle’s mother. Please remember the family in your prayers as they mourn their loss.

Please continue to pray for those among our congregation facing 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 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

September Daily Bread booklets are available today in the foyer. Grab yours at the Reception Desk.