This week is family emphasis Sunday, students in grade 7 and up will stay in service with their parents. There are classes for grade 6 and under. Also this week we will be starting to work on a presentation for Mother’s Day, I hope we will have lots of kids able to help us honour all the mothers in our congregation. As the last Sunday of the month, this is also our designated food bank Sunday, all donations get taken to the Markham Food Bank – feel free to contribute non perishable food items to the baskets in the Narthex.
The first phase of the Scott Room renovation is finished, so our grade 4-6 class is back in their regular space this week (The room at the top of the stairs, at the back of the church)
There’s lots going on at the church, and we try and keep our youth & kids events updated on our Facebook page – feel free to like us or follow us over there and stay up to date, and catch up on any sermons you may have missed!
Our Just A Thought for today is 3 of my favourite quotes about love and helping others.
Sunday April 29th – Youth Gym Afternoon – Come and join us from 1:30-3:00 pm at Franklin Street School (behind the church) for a fun afternoon of games.
Sunday May 6th – Munchies for Missions Mark you calendar for our annual Church School Bake Sale fund raiser, all monies raised will go towards the Church’s work for the Refugee Family we are sponsoring. A letter is below with more details.
Friday May 11th – Messy Church – Come and join us at 6 pm as we share a meal, have some fun, and get a little messy as a family as we explore our faith together.
Sunday May 13th – Mother’s Day – Join us as the kids give a presentation to honour all the women in our congregation
Just a Thought
Today’s thought is 3 small simple thoughts, that given the recent tragedy in Toronto, is a good reminder that simple acts of love are sometimes the best.
The first quote is by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, an American poet, psychoanalyst, and expert in post traumatic recovery. She says…
“Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good.”
Another good reminder comes from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of his most famous sayings is…
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
Finally, Mother Teresa said…
“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.”
One of my favourite bible verses that I think sums all of this up is from Romans 12:21 “Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good“.
If we can just all do our little bits of good, show the world love, and encourage those around us to spread kindness, I think we will be on the road to making a better world for ourselves and our kids.Let’s do simple acts of kindness, don’t become overwhelmed by all the sadness and terrible things around us, and let us continue to be an example of love and faith for others.
Have a wonderful week, full of love, peace, and kindness,
Hello Parents and Guardians of our Bible Builder Church School Students,
Coming up on Sunday May 6th, the Bible Builders Church School will be holding a ‘Munchies for Missions’ bake sale fund raiser. All of the proceeds raised from this event will go towards helping the refugee family that our church is sponsoring to bring to Canada.
We are hoping that all of our families can provide some baked items (home made or store bought!) for us to sell during coffee hour. We will be selling the items individually, so we ask if you are making a loaf or cake to cut it into individual pieces. There will be someone in the kitchen from 10 am onwards, on the 6th, to receive your goodies. We ask that all treats are peanut and nut free.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask any member of council,
Thank you so much for your continued support,