PRAYER & PRAISE
Please pray for:
· Hildegard Adrian in Bethesda Hospital
· Helen Kehler who is having dental surgery on June 20
· Pray for our Missionaries:
Ryan Dueck – Winnipeg
Rachel Klassen – Germany
Fredy & Rowena Hiebert - Bolivia
Our sympathies and prayer go out to the family and friends of Frieda Wallman who passed away June 16th. Funeral will be on Fri. June 23rd. Further arrangements are pending.
CHURCH FAMILY INFORMATION
Gym Comm. Contact: Isbrand Fehr
SMC THIS WEEK
Today, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Family Volleyball
Mon. June 19, 6:45 p.m. Men’s Volleyball
7:00 p.m. 75th Anniversary Committee Meeting in the MPR
Tues. June 20, 7:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball
Sun., June 25, 10:45 a.m. Regular worship service time at SMC with the choir of First Mennonite Church. Please stay for a potluck lunch with our visitors following the service.
Sun., June 25, 4:30 p.m. Arkbuilders will be having a progressive supper. Please meet at Sapinsky's Any questions? Contact John & Agatha Enns or Gerry & Georgia Sapinsky.
During the summer months, June, July, and August, there will be no Sunday School. Worship services will continue to start at 10:45 a.m., followed by a finger food potluck lunch.
June 1 - 17, 2017 – Our giving:
Budget: $ 11,149.30 Refugee: $150.00 MCC: $100.
CONFERENCE AND COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS
Canadian Foodgrains Bank appeal: In Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen 20 million people are facing famine, the largest humanitarian crisis in over 70 years. Until June 30, the Canadian government is offering a 1:1 match on every donation towards this famine relief. (This is on top of the usual 4:1 match that the government offers.) Thank you for all support! Donations can be made through SMC offerings or online www.foodgrainsbank.ca.
MC Canada Bulletin Announcements for Sunday – June 18, 2017
· You’re invited to an evening of teaching, storytelling, and learning about Indigenous-Settler reconciliation, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and Bill C-262. Speakers: Romeo Saganash, Kathleen Vitt, Leah Gazan, Wab Kinew. June 29, 6 – 8:30 pm, 222 Furby Ave., Wpg. Free will offering will help cover costs. More info at https://tinyurl.com/y7t29dy2.
· Assembly Registration is open! You are invited to register for the October 13-15 special 2017 Assembly of MC Canada in Winnipeg: http://www.cvent.com/d/c5q8ft
· Summer is an opportunity to take out the lawn chair or beach blanket and read! CommonWord’s 9th annual Summer Reading list (items for sale or loan) is available here – www.commonword.ca/go/1213.
· Featured prayer request from the wider church (to receive regular prayer requests, subscribe to PrayerNet at: www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/59/7507):
· Mennonite Church Canada partners Nancy Frey and Bruce Yoder request prayer for students in Burkina Faso as they complete their end-of-the-year exams this month. Pray also for Nancy and Bruce as they mentor these faithful young adults.
· Earn an MDiv — without relocating! Would you like to develop your leadership abilities from an Anabaptist perspective while staying in your current vocation? Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s MDiv Connect program offers you in-depth biblical and theological study, spiritual formation and vocational internships — right where you live. Students taking at least 12 credit hours per academic year are considered full-time for need-based financial aid awards. http://www.ambs.edu/academics/mdiv-connect
· AMBS online short course: Exploring Anabaptist History and Theology: Sept. 13 – Oct. 24, 2017. This Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary online short course taught by Jamie Pitts, Ph.D., covers the birth and development of 16th-century Anabaptist movements and looks at various interpretations of the meaning of “Anabaptism” today. Cost: $200 before Aug. 23; $250 after. CEUs available. http://www.ambs.edu/lifelong-learning/anabaptist-short-courses
Watch the Camps With Meaning Spring Update 2017 Video, featuring a special blessing for you from our ADV campers. Go to www.campswithmeaning.org and click on “News”.
Celebrating 150? Join us for a pre-party event “146: Pathways to Treaty Relations” on June 25th at Lower Fort Garry. Treaty 1, which was signed 146 years ago at Lower Fort Garry, is an invitation to share the land for the benefit of all living things. Come learn about how this sacred commitment can breathe new life into our relationships with one another and the world around us. Workshops from 1-4 pm at Lower Fort Garry and a bagged picnic lunch from 4-6 pm at Little Britain United Church (just a short walk down the road). For more information go to www.treatypathways.com or call Dorothy Fontaine (204) 896-1616.
Canadian Mennonite University Events and Opportunities
1. Register now for the Summer Music Academy (Piano and Voice) July 17-21 and 24-28, a program of CMU’s Community School of Music and the Arts. Visit cmu.ca/csma or call 204-837-4870 for more information.
2. CMU’s Outtatown Discipleship School is hiring a Program Manager. This position is part of a dynamic office team involved in discipleship, leadership, planning and implementing a unique travel, learn and serve gap-year program. Visit cmu.ca/cmu.ca/employment for more information.
3. Online registration is open for CMU Blazers Summer Sports Camps 2017! See cmu.ca/sportscamps or phone 204-487-3300
4. There are a few spots left to golf in support of CMU in the 16th Annual CMU Golf Classic, Tuesday, June 20 at the Kingswood Golf and Country Club in La Salle, MB. Call Joyce Friesen 204-594-0517.
5. Stay connected with CMU, Folio Café and the CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre - one location where you may buy, borrow, download, consult and link to Anabaptist and related materials! Visit www.commonword.ca and come visit us! Bring a friend and this bulletin to get 25% off coffee or gelato at Folio Café!
6. Over 150 students from Canada and around the globe are currently enrolled in peace building courses as part of CMU’s Canadian School of Peacebuilding. In our world’s present political climate their commitment to peace-building is more critical than ever. Please hold them in your prayers.