eBulletin   -   Dec 28, 2023

December 28, 2023 eBulletin

Tintern eBulletin

New Year's Devotional - On Sunday morning, December 31st we are looking forward to a brief family friendly devotional where a few from our church family will share testimony of how God has been faithful this year. It's not too late to participate. Reach out to Noel if you would like to share during our devotional.  After the devotional we invite you to stay for coffee. Bring some snacks or goodies to share after morning worship.

January's "Friday Night Connect" Event  - Our Connect Event in January will be on a TUESDAY night instead of a Friday. Tuesday, January 2 from 6-8pm at West Lincoln Arena in Smithville (Community Room #3.) The rink will be available for skating from 7-8pm. Please bring a treat to share. Invitations are in your mailbox 

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

Read through the Bible in a Year - Would you like to join a group from Tintern as we read through the Bible in 2024? The Bible with Nicky and Pippa Gumbel is a full-year reading plan that will give you a selection from the Old and New Testament as well as some devotional thoughts. You can share with the group what your thoughts are or just go at your own pace. Once you download the You Version Bible app you can click on the link below and join our group. The plan begins on Jan 1.

Daily Audio Bible - You could also join the Daily Audio Bible!  Contact Jim Whitfield for more details.

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Volunteers Needed - We are looking for someone who could serve as a coordinator for semi-monthly visits to Linhaven LTC facility and to the UM Home in Vineland. Margaret Megan and Noel can help you get the word out to he congregation but we are looking for a person to coordinate the visits. Contact us if you would like to help with this in 2024.

Volunteers Needed - We are also looking for a volunteer A/V coordiator who can organize training for our teen and preteen volunteers as well as some oversight of the equipment at the back of the auditorium. Contact Noel if you would like to contribute in this way in 2024!

Praise Team Binders - Attention Tintern artists. We are in the process of updating the praise team binders and hope to have printed copies available in the new year. We are looking for someone to provide a drawing for the cover page. It needs to be black line art. The lines need to be dark/heavy as we will be scanning and printing the art for the cover page. If you are interested please speak to Noel or Margaret.

2024 The Year of Giving More - Let's bring back the Food Drive in 2024!  Feed Ontario reported late last year the number of people who used Ontario food banks went up 38 per cent - the largest single-year increase recorded by the province's food bank network). Giving to our neighbours in need is a great way to train our kids (and be spiritually formed ourselves). Each week lets have someone in your family bring a non-perishable item to the building and deposit it in the wheelbarrow in the front foyer. All contributions will be distributed to our four local food banks (Community Care in Beamsville, the Village of Hope in Jordan, GBF in Grimsby and West Lincoln Community Care in Smithville) While out doing your grocery shopping, see what items are on sale and pick some up. Let's make a difference in our community in 2024!

GLCHS Homestay Opportunity - GLCHS has two Japanese High School Students coming to be with us for 9 weeks starting mid-January 2024. We are looking for two separate local homestay hosts that would house and feed these girls. This is a paid opportunity. They will be away for two extended weekends during the 9 week time period. If you are interested in being considered as a host, please contact Please contact jim.whitfield@glchs.ca to express your interest.

New for 2024 - Intergenerational Midweek Bible Study. Starting on Wed January 10th we will be trying an exciting new way of studying the Bible together. Our kids in Kindergarten up to Grade 5 will have an opportunity to share a Bible story with the adult class after which we will have a chance to ask each other questions and do some follow up activities. It is a chance for us to help each other learn about God and learn about the kids in our congregation. Contact Noel for more details.

Great Lakes Bible College - There is an opportunity to take courses through GLBC at the Tintern building. Classes start January 8. If you are interested go to www.glbc.ca/courses to register. See poster at the building for more details or email Judy (Robins) Etienne at judyrobins@glbc.ca.

Niagara Christian Gleaners - Click the link below to sign up for a Saturday Morning helping the Gleaners. Contact Sandy McBay for more details https://signup.com/go/OyEQOLo.

The Faham Katan Family - Please pray for Samia, Moamar and the family as they deal with a lot of change for their family. Pray for Raneem as she settles in to living at Bethesda. Pray for a good living situation for her. Pray for healing for Moamar's back as he is waiting for surgery. Perhaps you could visit the family and provide some encouragement firsthand. Contact Roger Perry or Noel if you would like to help out.

Upcoming Events:
Sun Dec 31 @9:45am   Year End Devotional with Fellowship and snacks to follow.
Tues Jan 2 @ 6pm         January Family Connect event at the Smithville Arena (Community Room #3)
Wed Jan 10 @7pm        Midweek Bible Study starts up again for 2024 (See announcement above)