eBulletin   -   Dec 15, 2022

December 15, 2022 eBulletin


Tintern eBulletin

Tintern in Person and Online - Join us this Sunday for in-person service at 9:45 am. If you are feeling unwell, please remain at home. Masks are optional, however Niagara Region Public Health recommends residents wear a mask in indoor spaces.

To watch live on our website click here https://www.tinternchurchofchrist.ca/watch. It will go live about 9:40 Sunday morning. You can always find us on Tintern's YouTube channel as well (https://www.youtube.com/user/tinterncofc).

Baptism News - We celebrate with the angels as last Sunday Bethany Walker was baptized! We are very excited for Bethany and her family.

Celebration of the Season - Join us this coming Sunday December 18 at 6 pm for Tintern's Celebration of the Season. Don Rose and Jeremy Cook will be leading the EPIC class in a presentation for us. There will also be some kids singing and songs led by the Praise Team. Please bring table ready fruit trays, veggie trays, cheese and cracker trays and/or goodies. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and other cold drinks will be available. We are looking forward to celebrating this special time together. Any questions, see Bethany Wirkkunen or Margaret Ayala.

Children's Christmas Choir - The kids will be singing a melody of songs at our Celebration of the Season. Practice will be Sunday December 18th during the sermon. 

Carol Singing - If you are able, you are welcome to join some carol singers as we sing for Earl Warren on Wed Dec 21 at 10am at the Adams Center at Linhaven (403 Ontario St., St. Catharines). Contact Noel for details or help with arranging rides. We will need to complete a negative rapid COVID test before we can enter. Masks are also required.

Village of Hope - This year we are privileged to team up with Village of Hope to help many families this Christmas season. We are collecting:
  • personal care items 
  • Socks/underwear 
  • Pyjamas 
  • Cleaning/laundry supplies 
  • Children’s toys/board games 
  • Grocery gift cards
They are in dire need of these items. We will collect all donations (unwrapped) under the Christmas tree in the foyer November 30th- December 18th. Thank you for helping us serve our neighbours and community in need. If you have any questions please speak to Crystal.

Help for the Masumboko's - Rhonda Whittington is wondering if we collectively could provide Sellina and her children with a Christmas box. The children need boots, snowsuits, hats, mitts, underwear, shirts, sweatshirts, socks and might like to get a few toys besides. If you would like to purchase any of these items, Aisha is size 12, Mariam is size 10 and Jonathon is size 6. Contact Roger Perry if you would like to help.

Digital Audio Bible (DAB)- Would you like to take your relationship with God to a deeper level in 2023? Would you like to develop a spiritual practice of immersing yourself in God’s word every day? We will kick off a new start to our Daily Audio Group on January 1, 2023. It only takes 20 minutes a day and can be done on your commute or when your “hands are busy but your mind is not”. Please let me know if you would like more information. We will have a Zoom meeting in late December to get our new group prepared for our 2023 start. Jim Whitfield
Email jimwhitfield77@gmail.com  Cell 905 658 0070

Psalms 23 - During our class time this fall, I asked our teens to write Psalms 23 in their own words and then to sum it up in a few words. Their work has been displayed on the wall outside the auditorium. I invite you to also complete the assignment and add it to the wall.   Angela

From Right Now Media - We’re only ten days away from Christmas, which can mean our lives are filled with last-minute tasks, busyness, and a general sense of being overwhelmed. But there’s still time to pause during it all and reflect on all the surprising ways our savior invited people to draw near to him.

In this five-day interactive devotional based on Advent with Derwin Gray, you’ll read through related Scriptures, answer reflection questions, and find ways to apply the teachings to your own life. This short study can help individuals, families, and small groups find peace in the chaos as they navigate the last week leading up to Christmas. 

Focus on the Family Marriage Enrichment - Take a weekend away with your spouse to learn and grow in your marriage! Our registered marriage counsellors are bringing the Marriage Enrichment Retreat to Marriott on the Falls from February 24-26, 2023. Register for the Marriage Enrichment Retreat before January 26 to get the early bird rate and save $55! Plus, if you book your hotel room before January 13, you will get the special hotel rate as well! Register today to secure your spot! Information is in the attachment below.

Niagara Life Centre - See below for the NLC's December newsletter.

Habitat for Humanity Niagara - Check our their website for what's happening in the Niagara region and for ways to help them out. Click here https://www.habitatniagara.ca/?mc_cid=aa7ebb89dd&mc_eid=4b1b77d8b2

Be a Good Neighbour - Remember to check in with family, friends and neighbours. Also, local food banks are increasingly in need of food. Watch out for info regarding food drives in your area.

Prayers - For Tintern's prayer list, check out our website www.tinternchurchofchrist.ca. In the "Prayer Hub" button (top right corner or click here) is where you will find our list of prayers. You can also add prayers.

What are our Tintern Kids Praying For

Grade 1 & Under Sunday Morning Class
 Knox - Opa gets better
Lydia - Mommy working on school
Lucy - Jesus loves Santa

Grades 2 & 3 Sunday Morning Class
Hailey - for good end of school before Christmas
Aiden - to be helpful for his teacher
Claire - that Lochlan gets rest
Elet - that Wednesday night class goes well
Miranda - that we get more snow
Lacey - everyone has a good holiday season
Kerri - safe travels for people

Grade 1 and under Wednesday Evening Class
Who can I tell about baby Jesus?
Knox - Opa, Aunti Mic
Lydia - Uncle Sam

Upcoming Events:

December 18 - Celebration of the Season @ 6pm
December 25 - Worship @ 10am (no classes)
January 1 - Worship @ 10am (no classes)