TUMC ANNOUNCEMENTS - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4, 2016

Deadline for announcements and order of worship: Thursday at noon!

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THIS WEEKEND

WORSHIP THEME: New Beginnings

Sunday, September 4

10:00 Worship Service

Scriptures: Joel 2: 23 - 29; I Timothy 4: 6, 11 - 15

FROM OUR CHURCH FAMILY

David and Damaris S. welcomed Naomi Marie Braun into their family on Monday, August 29. All are home and doing well. We pray for God's blessing on their family.

Your new phone directory is in your mail slot.

Aurora House Volunteer Appreciation and Training Night! Friday September 9. This is a special night we’re we’d like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who’s helped us along the way. We’ll have pizza, cake and other goodies, in the lobby, for everyone between 5:30 and 6:30 pm. Also: anyone interested in volunteering in the future directly with residents of Aurora House (as a driver, appointment companion, cleaner etc.) is welcome to stay for a special training hosted by Timea Naggy. Ms. Nagy is not only one of Canada’s most high profile survivors of Human Trafficking but also a speaker and social advocate on behalf of human trafficking victims worldwide. Training will be help on the second floor from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. For either or both, please RSVP to Christy L.

TUMY -- Youth are invited to a kick-off sleepover and pancake breakfast at TUMC, Saturday, September 10 at 8:00 pm through Sunday the 11th at 8:00 am. Bring nut-free snacks to share, games, sleeping bags, tooth brushes (!!!), and your ideas for another exciting year of TUMY! Please RSVP to Michele.

Gathering Sunday: September 11. TUMC’s autumn schedule resumes with Christian Education at 10:00, and worship service at 11:00 am. A potluck wedding shower for Aaron N. and Alyson B. will follow; see details in Upcoming Events.

Autumn brings a series of wonderful events to reconnect and celebrate together with your TUMC community. Please let Jana L. of the Congregational Life Committee know if you can lend a hand (setup/cleanup) on any of these dates: Sept. 11, Sept. 25, Oct. 15, Oct. 30, and/or Nov. 27.

GERMS (grades 6-8), Venture Club kids (grades 1 - 5), and parents are invited to an outing after worship on September 18. We will head out by TTC to Corktown Common. Bring a bag lunch and weather-appropriate clothing (there is a splash pad). The ending time and any pick up details will be arranged with the participants and sponsors before we leave TUMC. For more information speak to Michele, Shauna H., or Denise S.

The Building Committee reports:

* KEYS: Attention TUMC keyholders: As announced last week the building locks have all changed, and regular users have been provided keys. If you require a new key, please contact Ken C. You will be provided with a key and code in advance of the building alarm being re-enabled, soon after the new east door is installed. (Timing TBD).

* * Please do not share your key or your code.

* * Also, do not make any copies of keys.  Ken is coordinating this and is updating a central registry.

FROM OUR BROADER COMMUNITY

Accommodations wanted: Hannah R. is moving to Toronto (most recently from Tanzania and Ottawa) to work for World Vision. She is looking for accommodation (shared would be great), preferably in west Toronto or Etobicoke.  She is a friend of Alison and Ernie's, and can be reached via the TUMC Admin.

Could you drive MCC kits to 50 Kent Avenue in Kitchener from time to time? TUMC is a drop-off point for kits from the GTA, but our former courier no longer visits the MCC office regularly. TUMC is open Monday-Friday from 9:00-4:00. 50 Kent opens at 9:00 am Monday through Saturday, with varying closing hours. The trunk or back seat of a car has enough capacity. Please contact the TUMC Administrator if you are interested.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday September 11. Potluck Wedding Shower at TUMC after the worship service, for Aaron N. and Alyson B. Please offer to help Alyse E. If you would like to give towards a group gift, please see Jana L. or Alyse. Everyone is invited to bring their favourite recipe written on a recipe card for the couple.

Friday Sept. 16. 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Taizé prayer. A quiet time of chants and reflective prayer open to all ages. Musicians are invited to bring your instruments. (We will have similar services on the third Friday of every month).

Saturday September 17. The Toronto Mennonite Festival, the 50th anniversary MCC relief sale at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Plan to be there and help out. There's the TUMC Rosette booth where you can spend a pleasant 2-hour shift and still have lots of time to enjoy the rest of the sale; and there are some additional volunteer opportunities for this 50th anniversary year. Read all about it. Contact Tobi T. for general information. To volunteer for Rosettes, please sign-up on the sheet in the renovated lobby, or contact Ed H.

Sunday September 25. After worship. TUMC's Celebration of New Space event. More details in the autumn.

November 5 & 6. Pax Christi Chorale. Elijah at Grace Church on-the-Hill. Subscriptions and information are available online.

December 10 & 11. Pax Christi Chorale. Ode on the Nativity at Grace Church on-the-Hill. Subscriptions and information are available online.

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