Dec
16
5:00 PM17:00

Saturday Suppers@Stirling

The Saturday Suppers@Stirling program based at Stirling Ave Mennonite Church provides a “hot meal and warm fellowship” each Saturday evening (November through April) to persons who are precariously housed.  The program is supported by four Mennonite congregations: First Mennonite Church, Rockway Mennonite Church, Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship, and Stirling Ave Mennonite Church. Click here for more details.

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Dec
17
9:45 AM09:45

Worship

Third Sunday of Advent
We continue our Advent journey hearing words from the lips of Mary as together we prepare the way for the birth of Jesus. The service will include a dialogue between Mary and Elizabeth. Josie Winterfeld will be worship leading. We will also be sharing Communion together. 
Prepare the way for the coming of Christ’s light among us through prayers, stories, readings, songs, recipes and more in Stirling's Advent Calendar.

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Dec
23
5:00 PM17:00

Saturday Suppers@Stirling

The Saturday Suppers@Stirling program based at Stirling Ave Mennonite Church provides a “hot meal and warm fellowship” each Saturday evening (November through April) to persons who are precariously housed.  The program is supported by four Mennonite congregations: First Mennonite Church, Rockway Mennonite Church, Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship, and Stirling Ave Mennonite Church. Click here for more details.

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Dec
24
9:45 AM09:45

Worship

Fourth Sunday of Advent
We continue our Advent journey by preparing our hearts to receive the gift of love given to us in the form of the infant, Jesus. Stirling children and youth will be leading us. 
There will be no faith formation classes this morning. All ages will gather in the fellowship hall after the worship service to share in a congregational cookie potluck and carol sing!
Prepare the way for the coming of Christ’s light among us through prayers, stories, readings, songs, recipes and more in Stirling's Advent Calendar.
 

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Dec
24
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Eve service

Our Christmas Eve offering this year goes to an MCC project called Youth H2O, the goal of which is to make clean water accessible to the young people of Pikangikum First Nation, an isolated community of less than 3,000 members. The young people in this community have been left without hope in the wake of multiple recent suicides. Youth H2O seeks to draw attention to the link between ongoing trauma and the lack of access to clean drink water. MCC invites us to work with them to install cisterns and holding tanks for clean water in Pikangikum.

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Dec
30
5:00 PM17:00

Saturday Suppers@Stirling

The Saturday Suppers@Stirling program based at Stirling Ave Mennonite Church provides a “hot meal and warm fellowship” each Saturday evening (November through April) to persons who are precariously housed.  The program is supported by four Mennonite congregations: First Mennonite Church, Rockway Mennonite Church, Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship, and Stirling Ave Mennonite Church. Click here for more details.

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Dec
31
9:45 AM09:45

Worship

Christmas would not be complete without hearing the joyous excitement of the Shepherds. This Sunday we prepare the way for Wonder as we gather on the hillside with the shepherds. Renee Sauder will be preaching. 

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Jan
7
6:30 PM18:30

Friends Helping Friends Epiphany Event

Come join us as we gather together this evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm with our Turkish friends for a cultural exchange. They will be bringing their tradition of Noah’s Pudding. And we will be bringing the Epiphany story (the Magi’s journey and gift giving) as well as baked treats from our own tradition. Plan to join us for this time of mutual giving of the gifts of our traditions and welcoming those who like the Magi have been on a long journey.

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Dec
10
9:45 AM09:45

Worship

Second Sunday of Advent
We continue our Advent journey hearing words from John the Baptist as together we prepare the way for the birth of Jesus. Renee Sauder will be preaching and Steve Manske will be worship leading.
 Prepare the way for the coming of Christ’s light among us through prayers, stories, readings, songs, recipes and more in Stirling's Advent Calendar.

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Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

Saturday Suppers@Stirling

The Saturday Suppers@Stirling program based at Stirling Ave Mennonite Church provides a “hot meal and warm fellowship” each Saturday evening (November through April) to persons who are precariously housed.  The program is supported by four Mennonite congregations: First Mennonite Church, Rockway Mennonite Church, Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship, and Stirling Ave Mennonite Church. Click here for more details.

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Dec
3
9:45 AM09:45

Worship

First Sunday of Advent
We begin the season of Advent hearing words from the prophet Isaiah as together we prepare the way for the birth of Jesus. Carrie Martens will be preaching and Victor Klassen will be worship leading. 
This Sunday we will share in a the annual Advent potluck at noon. Please remember to prepare nut-free dishes.
Prepare the way for the coming of Christ’s light among us through prayers, stories, readings, songs, recipes and more in Stirling's Advent Calendar.

 

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Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

Saturday Suppers@Stirling

The Saturday Suppers@Stirling program based at Stirling Ave Mennonite Church provides a “hot meal and warm fellowship” each Saturday evening (November through April) to persons who are precariously housed.  The program is supported by four Mennonite congregations: First Mennonite Church, Rockway Mennonite Church, Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship, and Stirling Ave Mennonite Church. Click here for more details.

 

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Dec
2
9:30 AM09:30

Conclusion to two year refugee sponsorship

Farewell Gathering for Alasad Family: The 2 year sponsorship of our Syrian refugee family concludes the week before Christmas. First Mennonite is hosting the final gathering of all 3 sponsoring churches (First, Stirling and Pioneer Park) on Saturday, December 2nd from 9:30-11:30am, to surround the family with our support as the formal sponsor relationship ends. All welcome! Please bring a breakfast finger food to share.

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Nov
26
11:00 AM11:00

Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation
Conversation about Stirling Challenge Funds
Facilitated by Jeremy Bergen

On October 15, we began the process of imagining how we might use the money that we hope will be in the Gratitude Funds (we initially called them Challenge Funds) after our budget has been met. Those who participated in Adult Faith Formation contributed many ideas. There will be two funds of $10,000 each: a "Church Fund" to support projects that will be spent on Stirling programs or facilities (but may certainly have an outward community focus), and a "Community Fund" which we anticipate will be financial support given to another organization or to several organizations. We continue to solicit further ideas and comments on ideas that have already come forward.

 

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Nov
26
9:45 AM09:45

Worship

Fall worship series: First Families in Genesis

Texts: Genesis 37; 39-45 (Joseph and his brothers/Joseph forgives)
Worship Leader: Lenore Dueck
Preacher: Renee Sauder

Today is Eternity Sunday.  There will be a special time of remembrance during the service to come forward and light candles in memory of loved ones who have died.

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Nov
25
5:00 PM17:00

Saturday Suppers@Stirling

The Saturday Suppers@Stirling program based at Stirling Ave Mennonite Church provides a “hot meal and warm fellowship” each Saturday evening (November through April) to persons who are precariously housed.  The program is supported by four Mennonite congregations: First Mennonite Church, Rockway Mennonite Church, Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship, and Stirling Ave Mennonite Church. Click here for more details.

 

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Nov
21
6:30 PM18:30

WMA Christmas Dinner

Come and enjoy a delicious traditional turkey dinner, carol singing and special story telling by Laureen Harder-Gissing. Tickets are $25.00 per person. They can be purchased on November 5 and 12 prior to the worship service or immediately after the worship service.

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Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

Saturday Suppers@Stirling

The Saturday Suppers@Stirling program based at Stirling Ave Mennonite Church provides a “hot meal and warm fellowship” each Saturday evening (November through April) to persons who are precariously housed.  The program is supported by four Mennonite congregations: First Mennonite Church, Rockway Mennonite Church, Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship, and Stirling Ave Mennonite Church. Click here for more details.

 

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Nov
17
to Nov 19

Reading the Bible With Jesus

COME READ THE BIBLE WITH JESUS! Wouldn’t it be amazing to journey into Scripture with Jesus? What might Jesus say to us about our lives, our world and the hard issues facing the church today?

During each session, led by Bryan Moyer Suderman, you will:
1. Dig deep into one of the Gospels to see how Jesus is portrayed as an interpreter of Scripture as he preaches, teaches and heals the people of his day. 
2. Gain tools for reading and interpreting Scripture like Jesus in light of the world we live in today.
3. Meet sisters and brothers who are committed to serious Scripture study and to discerning the mind of Christ through prayer and listening to the Holy Spirit.

The weekend concludes with a Sunday, 4:00 pm Community concert for all ages at Rockway Mennonite Church. Click here for more details on the weekend events.

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Nov
12
9:45 AM09:45

Worship

Peace Sunday - Jacob & Esau and the Possibility of Reconciliation  

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Rabbi David Mivasair from Vancouver, will be our guest speaker.  Join us for worship and faith formation, as we receive a Jewish reflection on the Biblical text and together explore its resonance with the current situation in Israel and Palestine. David is a graduate of the Deconstructionist Rabbinical College, and has served as the spiritual leader of synagogues in the US and Vancouver for over 25 years. David is active in the leadership of Independent Jewish Voices in Canada and Jewish Voice for Peace in the U.S.

Texts related to the Jacob & Esau story: Genesis 25:27-34; 27:1-28:5; 32:1-33:17

In preparation for this Sunday you can read the 2016 resolution passed by Mennonite Church Canada https://www.commonword.ca/FileDownload/23829 and Mennonite Central Committee Canada's current educational campaign "Cry for Home" https://mcccanada.ca/learn/where/middle-east/palestine-israel/cry-for-home

Note: Rabbi Mivasair will also be one of the speakers at an afternoon event today at the Waterloo Kitchener United Mennonite Church, 15 George Street in Waterloo. Click here for information circulated by Mennonite Church Eastern Canada.

 

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Nov
11
5:00 PM17:00

Saturday Suppers@Stirling

The Saturday Suppers@Stirling program based at Stirling Ave Mennonite Church provides a “hot meal and warm fellowship” each Saturday evening (November through April) to persons who are precariously housed.  The program is supported by four Mennonite congregations: First Mennonite Church, Rockway Mennonite Church, Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship, and Stirling Ave Mennonite Church. Click here for more details.

 

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Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

Visitation and Memorial Service

The Visitation and Memorial Service for James Reusser, former pastor of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, 1964-1976, will be held at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, 100 Benjamin Rd., Waterloo on Sunday November 5, 2017. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm followed by the Memorial Service at 3:00 pm.

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Nov
5
9:45 AM09:45

Worship

Fall worship series: First Families in Genesis

Texts: Genesis 16:1-17; 18:1-15; 21:1-7; 22 (God's promises to Abraham and Sarah)
Worship Leader: Carrie Martens
Preacher: Jessica Reesor Rempel

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Nov
4
5:00 PM17:00

Saturday Suppers@Stirling

The Saturday Suppers@Stirling program based at Stirling Ave Mennonite Church provides a “hot meal and warm fellowship” each Saturday evening (November through April) to persons who are precariously housed.  The program is supported by four Mennonite congregations: First Mennonite Church, Rockway Mennonite Church, Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship, and Stirling Ave Mennonite Church. Click here for more details.

 

 

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