eBulletin   -   Dec 07, 2023

December 7, 2023 eBulletin


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.

Calling All Singers - Interested in singing with the Praise Team for our Celebration of the Season on Dec 17 at 6pm? We're practicing at 845 am sharp each Sunday (Dec 3, 10, 17) before worship. Everyone is welcome. Contact Noel for more details.

New Curriculum - Our kids ministry will be starting a new curriculum in December for Sunday classes. "The Gospel Project for Kids is a Christ-centered Bible study resource that looks at the big picture of God's story - the story of redemption through Jesus Christ. Each week, kids of all ages will follow a chronological timeline of Bible events, all the while learning how each story points to the gospel of Jesus Christ." Each session aims to help kids Learn Bible, Love Jesus, and Live on mission. Over a cycle of 3 years, the kids will learn about and engage with 156 passages of Scripture. Soon you may notice some new hallway decor down the classroom wing. You're encouraged to check it out. If you'd like to learn more about the Gospel Project, you can visit their website: https://gospelproject.lifeway.com/about-us/ 

Singing at Linhaven Sun Dec 10 - You're invited to join us singing classic hymns and Christmas carols for Earl W and the residents of Linhaven Long Term Care (403 Ontario St.) on Sunday Dec 10th. Bring a bag lunch to eat at the building at noon and we'll head over to the home after. We plan to be done by 2pm.

Celebration of the Season - Be sure to invite family and friends. Reminder to bring table ready fruit trays, veggie trays, cheese and cracker trays and/or goodies to share. Reminder, if you do bring a food item that has nuts in it (no peanuts please!), please label that item. Also, if you bring any specialty food items (gluten free, dairy free, etc.) please label those appropriately. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and other cold drinks will be available. Any questions contact or Margaret.

Wirkkunen Family - Two more meals have been added for next week (Dec 18 & 21)  to the schedule. If you would like to help out click on this link. The family appreciates all prayers and meals that have been provided. Contact Margaret should you have any questions.

December Friday Night Connect - *DATE CHANGE* Connect will be Friday, December15th from 7-9pm at the Fireside Room. It will be Christmas-themed, and snacks will be provided!!  

Video from Lawrence - Video 19 of 19 – Last one - Chobe National Park in Botswana – afternoon - Big game viewing from the river. If possible, view on a bigger screen such as a TV and/or share with your children or grandchildren.

Here is a link to the full list of videos, in case you missed any.

From Graf-Martin Communications -  For the first time, THE CHOSEN is releasing their beloved Christmas special north of the border. CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHOSEN: HOLY NIGHT is coming to Canadian theatres near you from December 12 to 17, 2023. THE CHOSEN has taken The Shepherd and The Messengers from Christmas past and woven them together (wreath-like) into a Christmas present. Freshly recut and remastered, the two are now one seamless story about the birth of Jesus—CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHOSEN: HOLY NIGHT. Combining the best of old and new, they have also worked in six musical performances from the past, leading to a first-time-ever performance by Andrea Bocelli and his son, Matteo. 

This is not merely an entertainment event; it's a call to come together, celebrate, and share the message of Christ's birth with believers and seekers alike. Click here to buy your tickets today.

 Daily Audio Bible (DAB) - Starting January 1, 2024 you are invited to join a group that will be listening to the Bible via the DAB app. Invitations are in your mailbox. A digital copy is below. Contact Jim W if you have any questions.

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.

2023 Season of Hope
  1. Thank you to everyone who has helped us help Village of Hope. Gifts are to be wrapped and returned by this Sunday (Dec 10) at the latest, be sure to attach the tag to the gift. Feel free to bring in non-perishable items and place them under the tree. Thank you for your generosity!
  2. Would anyone like to join Margaret as she takes everything to Village of Hope Monday afternoon?
Great Lakes Christian High School
  1. Pirates of the Great Lakes is this coming weekend, December 8-9, 2023, for what promises to be an enjoyable start to the holiday season.
  2. Full-Time Teacher - Great Lakes Christian High School is looking for a full time teacher for Fall 2024. Preferred applicants will have Intermediate and Senior Qualifications and be able to teach one or more of the following subject areas: Math, Science, Business. Please send resume and statement of faith to Kerri Kennedy (Principal) at kerri.kennedy@glchs.ca. Please share with Christian friends and family who may be interested in working in our school.
Great Lakes Bible College - Winter 2024 Course Preview - Our Winter 2024 term is almost here, and we want to make you aware of our upcoming course offerings. Registration is open for our January-April courses, and we encourage you to sign-up now—classes start January 8. We are also interested in your course preferences for this term, including days and times for live classes. Please consider filling out a short survey to help us serve you best! Clicking here will take you to the survey page.

How to Register:
  1. Returning Students - Returning students with a Populi account may register directly from their student account.
  2. New Students - If you are interested in auditing a course, but do not yet have a Populi account, please fill out our Audit Student Application. Potential students wanting to apply to one of our degree/diploma programs should complete the Undergraduate Degree Application.
Need help with registration? View a short how-to video clip or contact Judy Etienne by email (judyrobins@glbc.ca) or phone (226-507-5452).

Newsletters - See the attached newsletter from Niagara Life Centre.

Niagara Christian Gleaners - Periodically we host Saturday Morning Volunteer Sessions. Here is the signup link for those sessions. Please follow the same instructions as above: https://signup.com/go/OyEQOLo. (Please note that Saturday Sessions may be cancelled on short notice if there is a soft response to the signup. Thanks for understanding). 

Upcoming Events

Dec 8-9              - GL Play "Pirates of the Great Lakes"
Dec 17               - 2024 Proposed Budget (during adult class time)
Dec 17 @ 6pm  - Celebration of the Season
Dec 24               - Beamsville's Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7pm. 
                            Details to follow!

eBulletin - If you have anything for the bulletin please send the information to tinternchurchofchrist@gmail.com.

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