Bulletin – December 9, 2018

Sunday morning prayer is still happening! Come to the Gathering Room in the east hallway at 9:30 a.m. to pray.

Join us on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30 for our annual Christmas Sleigh Ride. All are welcome. Invite your friends and dress warmly!

Young at Heart is celebrating the season on Thursday, December 13 at 11:00 a.m. Invite your friends to this festive gathering. Hear the sounds of Christmas from accordion player, Bob Haywood, followed by a delicious hot luncheon. $17 tickets are available in the foyer today.
A new phone directory is out today, as well as 2019 offering envelopes. You can find both in the foyer.

Congratulations to Seth & Camille Dyck on the birth of their daughter, Layla Elise, born on Wednesday, December 5.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Our Condolences to Mark & Linda Schwartz on the loss of Mark’s father on November 27.

Our Condolences to Shane & Marianne Smith on the passing of Shane’s uncle, Bill Saunders, on December 4.

Our Condolences to Marie Nobel on the passing of her sister-in-law, Earlien Catto, on December 5. Earlien was also an aunt to Sharon Hamel and Faye Boogerman.

Please pray for the families who are mourning this Christmas season., that they would find peace.

Please pray for Orval Kaufman who is recovering from surgery, and for Ron Kaufman who will be having surgery.

YOU’RE INVITED!

Consider coming out on Thursday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. for the Ethnos Mission Training Graduation. There are twenty-two students, including Brian & Tamara Vetter. It’s a great way to show your support for missionaries ready for the field!

Bulletin — December 2, 2018

Sunday morning prayer is still happening! Come to the Gathering Room in the east hallway at 9:30 a.m. to pray.

Roots Up! Christmas Baskets. For the second year, we’re going to send Christmas hampers to the people of Saugeen First Nation. Please see the sign-up sheet in the foyer and consider donating one of the needed items. Everyone’s invited to come out on Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. to help assemble these hampers. This year’s goal is to be able to bless 13 families on the reserve. Our youth will also be putting together stockings and baskets to deliver to hospitals – they’ll need your help assembling these too!

Join us on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30 for our annual Christmas Sleigh Ride. All are welcome. Invite your friends and dress warmly!

Young at Heart is celebrating the season on Thursday, December 13 at 11:00 a.m. Invite your friends to this festive gathering. Hear the sounds of Christmas from accordion player, Bob Haywood, followed by a delicious hot luncheon. $17 tickets are available in the foyer today.

December Save The Dates

Wednesday, December 5 Help build Christmas hampers, stockings, and baskets for the people of Saugeen First Nation and those in the hospital over the season. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12 Christmas Sleigh Ride. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 13 Young at Heart at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 16 Pastor Amos will be leading a U18 Christmas service
Tuesday, December 18 – Thursday, December 20 (from 10-4 & 6-8) Pastor Lyndsay will be setting up reflective prayer stations for you to experience at your leisure.
Sunday, December 23 Hang around after the service for a time of fellowship as we Build “Cocoa” Connections around a hot chocolate station. Bring along some Christmas cookies to share.
Monday, December 24 (Church office will close at noon) Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a simple candlelight Christmas Eve service. (Come at 6:00 to enjoy hot cider and carollers.)

The Ladies Social scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, has been cancelled – sorry for any confusion.

The Church office will be closed from December 25-January 2. If you need to reach a pastor during this time, please use the Pastoral Care Line 519-379-1752

Bulletin – November 25, 2018

Our AGM is today! Join us in A/B following the morning service for a potluck lunch—if you forgot to bring along something to share, don’t worry, join us anyway! The meeting will follow our lunch. Members, please sign in at the table outside the main office and pick up your white ballots. Non-members, grab your pink ballot from the small table at the top of the stairs. Extra report booklets are available at the member sign-in table.

Roots Up! Christmas Baskets. For the second year, we’re going to send Christmas hampers to the people of Saugeen First Nation. Please see the sign-up sheet in the foyer and consider donating one of the needed items. Everyone’s invited to come out on Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. to help assemble these hampers. This year’s goal is to be able to bless 13 families on the reserve. Our youth will also be putting together stockings and baskets to deliver to hospitals – they’ll need your help assembling these too!

Join us on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30 for our annual Christmas Sleigh Ride. Dress warmly!

DECEMBER SAVE THE DATES

Wednesday, December 5 Help build Christmas hampers, stockings, and baskets for the people of Saugeen First Nation and those in the hospital over the season. 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 11 Ladies Social – shortbread cookies 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12 Christmas Sleigh Ride. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 13 Young at Heart at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 16 Pastor Amos will be leading a U18 Christmas service
Tuesday, December 18 – Thursday, December 20 Pastor Lyndsay will be setting up reflective prayer stations for you to experience at your leisure.
Sunday, December 23 Hang around after the service for a time of fellowship as we Build Cocoa Connections around a hot chocolate station. Bring along some Christmas cookies to share.
Monday, December 24 Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a simple candlelight Christmas Eve service.

Bulletin — November 18, 2018

Our AGM will take place next Sunday, November 25. After our morning service we will gather in the gym for a potluck lunch—please bring along a dish to share. The meeting will follow. Report booklets are available at the front doors.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the shoebox campaign. Because of your concern for needy children, we were able to send 129 love-filled boxes. Please continue to pray that hearts of the children who will receive them will be open to the Gospel message.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Dorothy Schmitt who is celebrating the birth of her first great-grandchild, Jackson Reid!

PRAYER REQUEST

Please pray for Ed and Atty Schipper. Atty has recently moved to Brucelea Haven in Walkerton. Please pray for her as she settles. Ed is currently in Walkerton Hospital. Please pray for his health.

OPPORTUNITIES

Do you love to sew? Our preschool place needs a David costume made. Material will be provided, all you need to donate is your time and talent! Connect with Linda Lowe if you can help, or if you’d like more information. 519-364-5559.

WE’RE UPDATING OUR DATABASE

This is your last chance to check your information on the table in the foyer. Please make any necessary changes. If your name isn’t there are you want to make sure you’re included in our next phone directory, please add it and your contact information at the bottom.

DECEMBER SAVE THE DATES

Sunday, December 16 Pastor Amos will be leading a U18 Christmas service
Tuesday, December 18 Thursday, December 20 Pastor Lyndsay will be setting up reflective prayer stations for you to experience at your leisure.
Sunday, December 23 Hang around after the service for a time of fellowship as we Build Cocoa Connections around a hot chocolate station.
Monday, December 24 Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a simple candlelight Christmas Eve service.

Bulletin — November 11, 2018

HMC EVENTS

Did you forget your boxes? There are a few more opportunities to get your boxes in. See the poster on the front door for dates and times. Please be praying for the teams who transport the boxes and for all the children who will be blessed this Christmas!

Ladies Social. All women are invited to come out on Tuesday, November 13 from 7-9 p.m. Sherry Elder will be showing us how to make a gratitude journal. Invite your friends and enjoy some fellowship together. Please bring along a darning needle, any cards or pictures that are special to you, and if you have pictures from calendars (they make great covers!) bring them too!

Men in Action – Gentlemen, plan to come out for a hot breakfast on November 17 at 7:30 a.m. followed by a work bee around the church to take care of some of the little jobs that need done.

Our AGM will take place on Sunday, November 25. After our morning service we will gather in the gym for a potluck lunch. The meeting will follow. Report booklets are available at the front doors.

CONGRATULATIONS

We’re celebrating all the new life in our congregation! Congratulations to John and Heather Bender who welcomed a new grandson, Atticus Everett, born to Ethan and April. Congratulations to Ron & Ingrid DeVisser who welcomed a new grandaughter, Ava, who was born to Megan & Dave Ross. And congratulations to Nelles Koenig who has a new great grandson!

OPPORTUNITIES

Do you love to sew? Our preschool place needs a David costume made. Material will be provided, all you need to donate is your time and talent! Connect with Linda Lowe if you can help, or if you’d like more information. 519-364-5559.

WE’RE UPDATING OUR DATABASE

Please take a moment to check your information on the table in the foyer. Please make any necessary changes. If your name isn’t there are you want to make sure you’re included in our next phone directory, please add it and your contact information at the bottom.

DECEMBER SAVE THE DATES

Sunday, December 16 Pastor Amos will be leading a U18 Christmas service
Tuesday, December 18 Thursday, December 20 Pastor Lyndsay will be setting up reflective prayer stations for you to experience at your leisure.
Sunday, December 23 Hang around after the service for a time of fellowship as we Build Cocoa Connections around a hot chocolate station.
Monday, December 24 Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a simple candlelight Christmas Eve service.

Bulletin — November 4, 2018

HMC EVENTS

Young at Heart will gather again on Thursday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. Linda Vallie will be sharing pictures and stories from her hike along the Bruce Trail. Tickets for the hot luncheon are available in the foyer today for $17.

Ladies Social. All women are invited to come out on Tuesday, November 13 from 7-9 p.m. Sherry Elder will be showing us how to make a gratitude journal. Invite your friends and enjoy some fellowship together. Please bring along a darning needle, any cards or pictures that are special to you, and if you have pictures from calendars (they make great covers!) bring them too!

Men in Action – Gentlemen, plan to come out for a hot breakfast on November 17 at 7:30 a.m. followed by a work bee around the church to take care of some of the little jobs that need done.

Our AGM will take place on Sunday, November 25. After our morning service we will gather in the gym for a potluck lunch. The meeting will follow. Report booklets will be available later this month.

OTHER EVENTS

17th Annual YFC Banquet & Charity Auction, Saturday, November 10 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Matthews Lutheran Church. Get your ticket ($25/person) from Jill Zettler in the foyer or from Paul Neuman (519-369-7545) or stop by The Giddy Goblin.

WORDS OF THANKS

The Mission Planning Team would like to thank all the kind people who gave their time and talents to help with the Mission Summit in October. They are encouraged by the interest the people of HMC have shown in the mission of sharing God’s word with others. Hebrews 13:6 — “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”

OPPORTUNITIES

Operation Christmas Child There are still some empty boxes in the foyer, ready for you to pick up and fill with special gifts for a child that needs to hear that God loves them. Please return by next Sunday, November 11. If you’d like to join a group going to the processing centre, please contact Carolyn Austin 519-507-2750.

Do you love hockey? Our men’s church league hockey team is looking for more players. Connect with Ben Boogerman at 519-379-8886 if you feel like lacing up your skates.

Bulletin – October 21, 2018

HMC EVENTS

Join us after the service today for a Missions Fair in the gym. Come and learn about where and how our missionaries are spreading the love of Jesus across the world.

5th Annual Halloween Drop By Party. Stop by our front doors on Halloween night, anytime between 3 and 8 p.m. We are part of the Hanover Trick or Treat Trail and will have games, crafts, candy, and hot chocolate. Bring your friends!

Young at Heart will gather again on Thursday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. Linda Vallie will be sharing pictures and stories from her hike along the Bruce Trail. Tickets for the hot luncheon will be available in the foyer next Sunday.

Ladies Social. All women are invited to come out on Tuesday, November 13 from 7-9. Sherry Elder will be showing how to make a journal. Invite your friends and enjoy some fellowship together.

OTHER EVENTS

Fall Regional OASIS Rally: a gathering especially for seniors. Saturday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. at HMC. Hear Roger and Shirley Pavy in concert and listen to Lloyd and Marie Fretz as they bring a message of encouragement. A freewill offering will be taken for the concert and ministry of OASIS. A catered lunch will follow for $12. For reservations, please call Phyllis Klein 519-364-6826, or see Nelles in the foyer for tickets. Volunteers are needed to help with set up, serving, and clean up. Please let the office know if you can help. All volunteers receive a free meal.

17th Annual YFC Banquet & Charity Auction, Saturday, November 10 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Matthews Lutheran Church. Get your ticket ($25/person) from Paul Neuman (519-369-7545) or stop by The Giddy Goblin.

WORDS OF THANKS

Becky Charlton and her daughter’s wish to extend their thanks for the care they received after the passing of Becky’s husband, Stacy. A special thanks to the church ladies who made and served the lunch.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Derek and Laurie Grundy on the birth of their newest grandchild, Meredith Bethany, born to Matt and Sarah Runge on October 16.

OPPORTUNITIES

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are here! Pick one up in the foyer today. Fill it with gifts to show a child that God loves them. Return by November 11. If you’d like to join a group going to the processing centre, please contact Carolyn Austin 519-507-2750.

Do you love hockey? Our men’s church league hockey team is looking for more players. Connect with Ben Boogerman at 519-379-8886 if you feel like lacing up your skates.

Bulletin – October 14, 2018

HMC EVENTS

HMC MISSIONS SUMMIT. We have a whole weekend of mission-related events planned, October 19-21. On Friday, October 19 the MPT is hosting a private dinner just for our missionaries. On Saturday, bring the whole family out for a two hour interactive ‘day in the life of a missionary’ event from 3:00-5:00 p.m. On Sunday, Kevin & Michelle Weppler, missionaries in Romania, will share during the morning service. A Missions Fair will follow in the gym. Come and learn about where and how our missionaries are spreading the love of Jesus across the world.

OTHER EVENTS

Fall Regional OASIS Rally: a gathering especially for seniors. Saturday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. at HMC. Hear Roger and Shirley Pavy in concert and listen to Lloyd and Marie Fretz as they bring a message of encouragement. A freewill offering will be taken for the concert and ministry of OASIS. A catered lunch will follow for $12. For reservations, please call Phyllis Klein 519-364-6826. Volunteers are needed to help with set up, serving, and clean up. Please let the office know if you can help. All volunteers receive a free meal.

OPPORTUNITIES

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are here! Pick one up in the foyer today. Fill it with gifts to show a child that God loves them. Return by November 11. If you’d like to join a group going to the processing centre, please contact Carolyn Austin 519-507-2750.

Do you love hockey? Our men’s church league hockey team is looking for more players. Connect with Ben Boogerman at 519-379-8886 if you feel like lacing up your skates.

U18 Volunteers Needed! We are looking for Sunday morning volunteers to help with the program downstairs, as well as female leaders for our Friday night senior youth program. If you’re able to assist with either of these, please connect with Pastor Amos.

Please take a moment and stop by the table in the foyer to sign the thank you cards for our pastors.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for Dave Danton as he recovers from major surgery in London hospital.

Our Condolences to Becky Charlton on the passing of her husband, Stacy, on October 5. Please remember the family in your prayers as they grieve.

Bulletin — October 7, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

Please note that our office will be closed on Monday, October 8 for Thanksgiving Monday.

HMC Events

There is a Ladies Social on Tuesday, October 9 from 7:00-9:00 in A/B. Come and hear guest speaker, Kathie Wright. She is excited about the different artistic gifts God has given her and wants to share the joy and pure fun of self expression through art.

Young at Heart will gather on Thursday, October 11 at 11:00. Roberta Arnold from Operation Christmas Child will be sharing about the ministry. Tickets for the hot Thanksgiving luncheon are available in the foyer for $17.

HMC MISSIONS SUMMIT. We have a whole weekend of mission-related events planned, October 19-21. On Friday, October 19 the MPT is hosting a private dinner just for our missionaries. On Saturday, bring the whole family out for an interactive ‘day in the life of a missionary’ event from 3:00-5:00 p.m. On Sunday, Kevin & Michelle Weppler, missionaries in Romania will share during the morning service. A Missions Fair will follow in the gym. Come and learn about where and how our missionaries are spreading the love of Jesus across the world.

OTHER EVENTS

Fall Regional OASIS Rally: a gathering especially for seniors. Saturday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. at HMC. Hear Roger and Shirley Pavy in concert and listen to Llyod and Marie Fretz as they bring a message of encouragement. A freewill offering will be taken for the concert and ministry of OASIS. A catered lunch will follow for $12. For reservations, please call Phyllis Klein 519-364-6826. Volunteers are needed to help with set up, serving, and clean up. Please let the office know if you can help. All volunteers receive a free meal.

OPPORTUNITIES

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be available next week.

U18 Volunteers Needed! We are looking for Sunday morning volunteers to help with the program downstairs, as well as female leaders for our Friday night senior youth program. If you’re able to assist with either of these, please connect with Pastor Amos.

We have a lovely new welcome centre thanks to the hard work of some volunteer handymen. We would like to see this space used on Sunday morning as a spot where newcomers can go to learn more about HMC, what we stand for, and what we have to offer. We want to see this station manned by some warm and friendly faces. Cindy Dietz will be championing this ministry, but is looking for some help. If you’d be willing to stand (or sit) at this desk before and after a Sunday service, please connect with Cindy, the church office, or Pastor Dave.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Brian and Carolyn Austin on the birth of their granddaughter, Piper Hope, on September 30.

Welcome to the team! We’re pleased to announced that Cathie Taylor is joining the HMC staff team to share the custodial load with Marianne.

Bulletin – September 30, 2018

HMC EVENTS

Roots Up! begins this week. Come out on Wednesday, October 3 for the official launch of this ministry. There’s something for everyone from babies to adult! Come to the gym doors at 6:30. Adults, please sign up in the foyer if you’re planning to be part of the Discovery Explored study time. There is a quick Roots Up! Volunteer Meeting following the service today in A/B.

Sr Youth Kick Off Party at the Rusnak’s on Friday, October 5 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Dress for outdoor fun and a campfire. Youth are responsible for arranging their own rides.

Young at Heart will gather on Thursday, October 11 at 11:00. Roberta Arnold from Operation Christmas Child will be sharing about the ministry. Tickets for the hot Thanksgiving luncheon are available in the foyer for $17.

Gather to Grow! Get connected with a G2G group this Fall! See the podium in the foyer to explore all your options, and sign up to be part of a life-changing, spirit-feeding group of believers.

OTHER EVENTS

Fall Regional OASIS Rally: a gathering especially for seniors. Saturday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. at HMC. Hear Roger and Shirley Pavy in concert and listen to Llyod and Marie Fretz as they bring a message of encouragement. A freewill offering will be taken for the concert and ministry of OASIS. A catered lunch will follow for $12. For reservations, please call Ivan Preston 519-585-7514 or email okmagay@yahoo.com

OPPORTUNITIES

U18 Volunteers Needed! We are looking for Sunday morning volunteers to help with the program downstairs, as well as female leaders for our Friday night senior youth program. If you’re able to assist with either of these, please connect with Pastor Amos.

We have a lovely new welcome centre thanks to the hard work of some volunteer handymen. We would like to see this space used on Sunday morning as a spot where newcomers can go to learn more about HMC, what we stand for, and what we have to offer. We want to see this station manned by some warm and friendly faces. Cindy Dietz will be championing this ministry, but is looking for some help. If you’d be willing to stand (or sit) at this desk before and after a Sunday service, please connect with Cindy, the church office, or Pastor Dave.

WORDS OF THANKS

Dorothy Schmitt would like to thank the pastors and congregation for making her 95th birthday such a special occasion .

CONGRATULATIONS

There will be a Come & Go to celebrate the birthdays of Larry (75) and Joan (80) Kreuger on Saturday, October 6 from 1-4 p.m. in Auditorium A/B. Best wishes only.

WELCOME TO THE TEAM! We’re happy to announce that Lucas Dietz is working as our new co-op student, shadowing Pastor Amos and contributing to the U18 ministry this semester.