The EMC are extending an invitation for EMMC church treasurers and financial folks to attend a workshop here in Winnipeg on Saturday, January 21, 2012. Details of the event are in the attached invitation. If you plan to attend, please advise Lil at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 19, 2012 so preparations can be made for the correct number of people.
Please pass this information to the correct people in your congregation. Thanks so much!
Treasurers Day 2012
News, Opportunity for Involvement/Ministry,
The year is quickly drawing to a close! Soon, 2011 will be complete, and we will step into 2012. What will the New Year bring? We can’t answer that but we can live in confidence knowing that Jesus walks before us and beside us. Happy New Year!
If you are considering making a year-end contribution to EMMC / Go Mission!, you are welcome to access the Go Mission! website at www.gomission.ca and click on the “donate” button on the home page. OR … you can drop off your donation at our offices between 8:30am and 4:30pm on December 29 and 30 OR … ensure that your envelope is postmarked no later December 31, 2011 if you want your contribution to be tax receiptable for the 2011 income tax year.
These information sheets are created to assist with individual and corporate prayer times. You are encouraged to share this with other groups and individuals as appropriate. Pastors, leaders and EMMC church offices receive this email as well. If there is information, prayer requests, updates and events that you would like to have communicated with the rest of the EMMC / Go Mission! family, please send that information to me at email@example.com by 9am Wednesday mornings, and it will be included in the current-week distribution.
Holiday Hours at Go Mission! Home Office:
We will be open regular hours (8:30am to 4:30pm CST) December 28 to 30 inclusive. The office will be back to regular hours on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.
Pray and Praise! – Jacob and Arlene Friesen, Executive Director
Jacob and Arlene Friesen arrived safely in Santa Cruz, Bolivia on December 28. They will be in Bolivia until January 26, 2012, spending time with the Bolivia team, encouraging them and learning more about the work and opportunities among Low German speaking people. Pray for them as they travel, interact with mission team members and the many people they will be meeting. Pray that they will listen and observe well, and that their time in Bolivia will be an encouragement and blessing. Bolivia team consists of: Dave and Lisa Janzen – Field Director; Arlie and Eva Peters – School Director at Villa Nueva (currently on Home Assignment); Ben and Lisa Friesen – School Administrator at Villa Nueva; Wayne and Sadie Thiessen – Pastor at Villa Nueva; Bill and Martha Kehler – outreach workers at San Jose.
**We need your help!**
Part of Relay 75 – EMMC’s Anniversary Celebration next July 6, 7 & 8, will be a photo history book of our EMMC churches. We’re looking for interesting photos from your congregation – from the early years to the present. Start sending in your scanned photos. Include a brief description of the event, the people in the photo, the year and which church this represents. I’ll be collecting photos for a number of months, so dig around in those albums and boxes! Email the scanned photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or send by regular mail: Lil Goertzen, Go Mission!, 757 St. Anne’s Road, Winnipeg MB CANADA. If you mail the photo, make sure you include your mailing address so the photo can be returned to you.
Employment Opportunity – Teacher(s) for Villa Nueva School – Bolivia
The school at Villa Nueva is in need of teachers for the 2012 school year which begins February 2012. For all the details, click the link http://gomission.ca/wp-content/uploads/Ad-Bolivia-teachers-2012.pdf
Coming Events …
World Fellowship Sunday, January 22, 2012.
You are invited to use resources provided by Mennonite World Conference as you acknowledge World Fellowship Sunday. More resources are available on their website at http://www.mwc-cmm.org/
SBC Leadership Seminar, “Can These Dead Bones Live Again? A Biblical Theology of the Spirit” March 16 & 17, 2012 – Steinbach Bible College
Prof. Pierre Gilbert of Winnipeg Centre for Ministry Studies / CMU will be the featured speaker for this event, addressing the topic of the Holy Spirit. Visit www.sbcollege.ca to register and for more information.
“Relay 75”! July 6, 7 & 8, 2012 – Winkler Manitoba (EMMC’s 75th Anniversary)
Come join the celebration of God’s faithfulness throughout our EMMC history. Mark the dates on your personal and church calendars. Much more information will be coming to congregations through the Recorder, emails and the website. God’s goodness and faithfulness is something to celebrate!
Praise and Prayer,