Bulletin – October 29, 2017


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.


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.


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


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.