COMMUNITY NEWS – Sunday, December 17, 2023

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MCEC  PRAYERS FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2023

Pray for the MCEC Executive Minister Search Committee who have begun their work of seeking a permanent Executive Minister for MCEC. Pray for Ben Cassels and Kay Rempel, co-chairs, and for Hyejung Jessie Yum, Steph Chandler Burns, Kara Carter and Alissa Bender.

Pray for our world as people live in fear and danger because of armed conflict in areas like Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Palestine, Myanmar and more. Make us channels of God’s peace: where there’s despair in life let us bring hope; where there is darkness, only light, and where there’s sadness, ever joy. Lord, hear our prayers.

MCEC ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2023

MCEC office staff wish a Merry Christmas to all MCEC congregations. Our prayer is that you will experience afresh the love of Christ during this Christmas season. We feel privileged to be able to serve you throughout the year. See office staff at mcec.ca

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2023

MCC Ontario News and Bulletin Announcements

CLIMATE EMERGENCY VIGILS

Faith Climate Justice Waterloo Region and climate justice partners Divest Waterloo, the Working Centre, and 50by30WR have planned a series of 16 vigils to be held every Friday at Waterloo Public Square from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., beginning September 1 and continuing to December 15.   These vigils are a local response to the global climate emergency: they seek to provide for people space and time to contemplate and reflect on the climate struggles facing our world.  We have also attached an information letter prepared for Christians Together Waterloo Region by the Climate Emergency Vigil organizers Barbara Schumacher, Isaiah Ritzmann, Kai Reimer-Watts, Laura Hamilton, Becky Voll, and Henriëtte Thompson. You can contact the committee at climatevigilswr@gmail.com   Attachments:  Climate Emergency Vigils Information Letter for CTWR

DICKENS COMES TO ROCKWAY!

Join us at Rockway Mennonite Church on Saturday, December 16th at 2pm for an all-ages story time, carol sing and treats with renowned actor John Huston (Civilized). John will bring his character, Charles Dickens, to Rockway and lead us in an afternoon of Christmas theatre.  Pay-what-you-can donations at the door.  You are invited to bring a plate of goodies to share.  Hot drinks will be provided.  Email amanda@thesingerstheatre.ca with questions.  We hope to see you there!

INTER-MENNONITE CHILDREN’S CHOIR [IMCC]

  • Upcoming Concert — The Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir is excited to present: Tell the News! on Sunday December 17 at 3:00 pm at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church. Join us as we sing songs that celebrate the wonderous events of Christmas. Tickets are $12 for Adults and $5 for children ages 5-18 and are available from a chorister or at the door. For more information: conductor@imcchoir.org
  • Join Us in Winter 2024! — The Inter-Mennonite Children’s choir is inviting additional choristers to start singing with us in January 2024. Our rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings at W-K United Mennonite Church for children in grades 1 and up and provide an excellent music education experience while singing with friends. Singers ages 9 and up who are new to the choir need to have a Vocal Placement Interview which can be arranged by contacting: conductor@imcchoir.org. Registration information and choir fees can be found at: https://bit.ly/SING24. The deadline is December 15th.

YOU CAN PROVIDE EMERGENCY RELIEF TODAY

MCC and local partners provide emergency assistance to affected families.  Your donations and prayers help bring critical support to these global neighbours.  To donate go to mcco.ca/volcano-relief 

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