Last day for Sunday School before the summer break.
Blessing Sunday - recognition of Sunday School teachers and students graduating from selected classes. To mark faith transitions with a number of children and youth, they will receive a special book to help nurture them on their faith journeys.
Bring nut-free treats to share after the worship service in celebration of the conclusion of the Faith Formation year.
At home of Terry and Bob Ballantyne in Ayr. Bring a first course dish or dessert, dishes, cutlery and a lawn chair.
Our Turkish friends have once again offered to bring and share Iftar with us - the daily meal that breaks the Ramadan fast at sundown. Join us at Stirling for an informal program and fellowship with friends from the Turkish community, as well as a delicious Turkish meal to follow around 9:00 pm. RSVP by June 4 to email@example.com
A member of the congregation, who is participating in a MEDA learning trip to Ghana in the fall, will serve ice cream sundaes and cones - and also forget for those lactose intolerant - along with a request for donations for MEDA's GROW project and to help cover the cost of the flight and stay.
Young Adults are invited to join Missions, Peace and Justice Ministry as well as the Peace and Justice Working Group for a Syrian lunch and an interactive game and discussion on Climate Change and Conflict. RSVP if you are planning to come. A donation of $5 is requested to help cover the cost of the lunch.
Renee Sauder preaching.
The worship service will also include the celebration of two faith markers: The Gift of a Child; New Decisions, New Pathways.
Stirling and First Mennonite Seniors at First Mennonite, Apple Schnitzing for the Relief Sale. Bring your paring knife and a bag lunch. Fresh apple pie will be served.
No faith formation classes for any ages on this Sunday.
Carrie Martens preaching with a focus on Jesus' ascension.
Spring Cleanup will be Saturday, May 20 from 9:00 am to noon. We need volunteers. Many hands make light work, so bring your shovels, rakes, brooms and lots of energy to help clean up Stirling’s property.
There will be no worship service at Stirling on this Sunday, as our outdoor morning worship service will be held as part of the congregational retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp beginning at 10:00 am. A potluck lunch will follow the service. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and nut-free food to share.
Click here to download and print retreat sign up sheet.
In the Adult Faith Formation hour, David Martin will facilitate a Q&A on the “Future Directions Task Force” - a proposed restructuring of Mennonite Church Canada, the national church body. For information on the proposed restructuring and revitalization of the national and area church bodies, go to www.futuredirectionsmc.ca.
David Martin, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Executive Minister, will be the guest preacher.
Come and enjoy a variety of salads and desserts, good company and an evening out. Our guest speaker is Anne Vermeyden. If you plan to come, please sign up with Ruth Schaus, and indicate if you will bring a salad or a dessert.
A service of worship and song, led by Brandon Leis, music director at Stirling.
Do you find that music speaks strongly to your connection with the divine? Do you derive great meaning from creating music in a congregational context? Do certain texts within our songs resonate deeply within you? Do you have a favourite hymn? Would you like to choose some of the music of our worship?
If so, this Sunday is your opportunity to engage with the development of our worship in a unique way. Bring your requests, your stories, your instruments as we form, develop and experience a large portion of our worship service together.