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Announcements 2018.05.27

Child Celebration We just recently had a Child Celebration service, but if there is interest, we can have another one on Father’s Day. Please contact the church office as soon as possible if you are interested in participating in such a service on Father’s Day, June 17th.

Summer Women’s Bible Study This Bible study uses the book Lord Is It Warfare? Teach Me to Stand by Kay Arthur. The study will continue through to the end of July. Women are welcome to join the class anytime. Books are available in the office for $15. This week’s study group will meet on Thursday as planned.

Spring Women’s Event All women are invited to the Ministry of Women’s Spring event on Thursday, June 7th at 5:45 p.m. This event is for all ladies ages 10 and up—mothers, daughters, sisters, friends—and will include dinner, as well as games, music, and Joy Wilpstra as our featured speaker. Sign-up is requested so please visit the table in the foyer after the service today to take care of this. Extra invitations are available if you wish to invite others.

Baptism Service A baptism service will take place on June 10th with a mandatory class for all participants or anyone interested in learning more about baptism this Wednesday, May 30th at 6:30 p.m. Please contact the church office if you plan to be baptized or just attend the class. We have some information to help you prepare.

Good Old-Fashioned Family Hootenanny We’s gonna have ourselves a Hootenanny! The Ministry of Men has been hard at work planning a church-wide family-friendly event for Saturday, June 23rd beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Good Old-Fashioned Family Hootenanny will include games, a concert by Lindley Creek, a Gospel message, BBQ, bonfire, and fellowship. There is no cost but tickets are required and will be available beginning next Sunday, June 3rd. You are welcome to invite family and friends, but be sure to get tickets for them as well.

Sew Much Fun Sewing Camp Registration The 2018 Sew Much Fun Sewing Camp will run from August 20 - 24. Girls aged 10 - 14 years are invited to join us for a week of fun and learning new sewing skills. Sessions run from 9:00 a.m. until noon each day. No sewing experience is necessary, but each camper will need to bring a sewing machine in good working order. Cost is $5.00 plus your fabric and thread - details provided at registration. Registration is June 3rd after the worship service. Space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact Joan Demers at 519-849-6970.

Drive-In Movie Night As part of their group’s fundraising efforts for the Cuban Home Rebuilding Project, our College & Career group is planning an outdoor drive-in family movie night featuring “God’s Not Dead”, on Saturday, June 2nd. The parking lot will be open at 8:30 p.m. with the movie beginning at 9:00 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5 per adult/teen, with kids being free. There will be a concession stand for all of your snacking needs, with all proceeds going to Cuba. There will be space for chairs on the lawn so bring yours if you’d like to watch under the stars.

Gaming for a Cause Calling all gamers…lovers of the game NHL18 for PS4 are invited to join a tournament on June 9th here at Peoples Church. There is room for 32 participants to battle it out for a $100 grand prize. The tournament begins at 5:00 p.m. and the cost is $25 per person, to be paid upon registration. Space is limited, so don’t delay if you would like to play. All proceeds will go toward the Cuban Home Rebuilding Project. Sign up through Greg Wierenga at greg.w@me.com or call/text 519-381-5093. Snacks and other gaming options will be available for purchase.

Soccer Camp Registration continues for the summer soccer camp running from July 30th through August 3rd led by Pastor Nick. This camp is for kids ages 8-12. Brochures are available at the Welcome Centre and completed forms can be brought, along with your registration fee of $25 per child, to the office.

Petition to the Prime Minister A very troubling piece of legislation has recently been brought before the House of Commons. Bill C-75 proposes lightening the sentences on very serious crime, such as: participation in activity of a terrorist group, obstructing or violence to or arrest of officiating clergyman, punishment for infanticide, abduction of person under the age of 16, impaired driving causing bodily harm, and many others. A strong criminal justice system must put the rights of victims and communities before special treatment for perpetrators of violent crime. Therefore, we encourage you to sign a petition at the table in the foyer seeking to draw the Prime Minister’s attention to our concerns for this Bill.

Peoples Church Two-Pitch Games begin at 6:10 p.m. in Marthaville with the Grasshoppers facing the Sea Wolves and in Oil Springs the Owlz taking on the Captains. Then at 7:30 p.m. in Marthaville the Fisher Cats play the Voyagers while in Oil Springs the Fire Flies play the Rubber Ducks. All are welcome and encouraged to come cheer on the teams as they play. It’s just as much fun on the bleachers as on the field!

Library Notice We are blessed to have a wonderful library here at Peoples Church and are thrilled that so many are making good use of it. However, you are reminded that as good stewards of the items you borrow, you need to take good care of them and return them by the due date. If you need extra time to finish a book, please come to the library to renew it instead of letting it run overdue. Thank you for your consideration.

 

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