eBulletin   -   Feb 15, 2024

February 15, 2024 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.

Congratulations - To Megan Deel & Devin Walker AND Hannah Kent and Micah Van Wetering on their recent engagements. May God bless you and your families with more joy than your heart can hold.

SuperBowl Chilli Cook-Off Results - Thanks to everyone who was part of our SuperBowl Friday Night Connect last week. Congratulations to the (Jeff and Suanne) Whitfield family who were the overall winners. Madison scored on 7 of her 10 bets for first place, while Suanne scored on 6 and Miranda scored on 5. Jeff only managed 3 but as a family they were by far the best of the lot.

Our secret chilli judges were unanimous in declaring Lorna's "White Bean Turkey Chilli" as the "best in class" while Caleb Perry's "Venison Vegetable Chilli" received the "People's Choice Award." A fun time was had by all. See you next year!

GL Chief Administrative Officer - With Don Rose's departure from his position as Chief Administrative Officer at the end of July, concluding twenty-seven years of dedicated service, we are pleased to introduce Amy Sandiford as the incoming CAO of Great Lakes Christian College (High School and Preschool), effective August 1, 2024. Amy is an Alumnus of Great Lakes Christian High School (2000) and has taught science, math, and nutrition with us for the past 19 years. Since 2017, she has used her gifts of organization and strategic planning as a member of our academic leadership team as Head of Guidance. As treasurer for the Beamsville church of Christ, Amy has developed her skills in nonprofit finance and governance. She also leads the Science Teachers' Peer Support Network through the Edvance Christian Schools Association, which has strengthened GLCHS' connection to other Christian schools across Ontario.

Amy earned her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from the University of Guelph (2004), which included the publication of her honours project in the British Journal of Nutrition. She completed her Bachelor of Education at Brock University (2005) and has since taken five Additional Qualification courses including Specialists in both Science Education and Guidance & Careers Education.

Amy and her husband Adam are long-standing GLCC corporation members and supporters. They are active members of the Beamsville church of Christ where Adam serves as the Worship and Administrative Minister. Their daughter attended Great Lakes Christian Preschool and looks forward to attending Great Lakes Christian High School. The Sandifords are engaged in the local Beamsville community. They support and value the work of other local non-profit organizations including Community Care of West Niagara, the Lincoln Pelham Public Library, and Gillian's Place.

Amy writes:

When the CAO job was first announced my initial prayer was:

"God, please move in the heart of the best person for this job. Bring them forward and prepare them. Even if it's me. Even if it's not me. I don't know which of those is harder for me to consider."

"Even if it's me. Even if it's not me," has been my constant prayer for the past four months. In dozens of ways, I've heard back unwaveringly, "It's you."  I am a details person and every detail I brought before God was answered clearly, specifically, and immediately. Inasmuch as I am able, I have submitted this choice to God's will. It is me. I trust that He has brought me forward. I trust that He will prepare me to lead GLCC's next steps.

Please join us in welcoming Amy to the CAO role as well as praying for wisdom as she leads the continued ministry of Great Lakes Christian High School and Preschool. Best wishes can be extended to Amy at:amy.sandiford@glchs.ca

Spring Sunday School Teacher Needs - We need a teacher in EPIC, and a teacher and helper in TRUTH for the Spring quarter (Mar 3 - May 26). If you can help, please talk to Megan.

Movie Marathon - Kids Grades 8 and down and their families are invited to the building this Sunday, February 18th for a movie marathon beginning at 5pm. There will be pizza and snacks. Bring something cozy to lounge in (i.e. a lawn chair, an air mattress, blankets to lay out). Showtimes are: Madagascar at 5:00pm; Megamind at 6:45; and Shrek at 8:30. Feel free to come and go.

Giving More in 2024 - Thank you for all your non-perishable donations that you have brought in so far! All of us are helping to make a difference in our community. Reminder for February to please bring in birthday items (see list in image below).

Shelter Helps, El Salvador - Please pray for our trip to El Salvador on March 9th, we will be joining Shelter Helps Bethany church to assist in building homes. The Lord willing, by March 15th over 100 people will have a secure dry safe home to live in!! If you would like to be part of building a home please go to:shelterhelps.ca Designation: Roger & Cathrine Perry/Bethany March trip.

The Chosen - Season 4 is making waves in Canadian theatres (February 15-28), following the massive success of Episodes 1-3 with over a million viewers. It's a joy to see this divine story touching so many hearts.

Great Lakes Christian High School - Attention Grade 6-8 families - Great Lakes Christian High School would like to invite you to an upcoming event to learn more about Great Lakes Christian. On Thursday, February 29th 8:00am-3:15pm. EXPERIENCE GREAT LAKES - Students, this day is for YOU! Come for a day to experience what high school is like as a Great Lakes Laker! (Lunch provided). To register: Click Here.
NEW: Transportation available on demand from Stoney Creek and Grimsby as well as St Catharines.

March Friday Night Connect - Connect will return to a Friday for next month: March 8th. Thank you to the Minter's who have offered to help host a games night at the building for Connect. They would like some assistance with it. If you would like to help, please reach out to Megan.

Training for Service - The Strathmore congregation is hosting a Training for Service Day at Great Lakes on Friday March 29 (Good Friday). More details to follow. 

Good Friday Evening Service - We are looking forward to hosting a Devotional Service here at Tintern on Good Friday (March 29) at 7pm where we will mark the events of the day and reflect on the spiritual significance of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. The service will begin at 7pm and be about 1 hour long. It is suitable for the whole family. If you have any questions about it feel free to contact Noel.

Micah 6 Mission Trip - We are headed to Micah 6 in Pontiac, Michigan and are inviting anyone from the congregation who wants to join. The dates are Thursday, May 2 - Sunday, May 5. If you're interested in going, talk to Megan.

An Opportunity for Hospitality - We received a request from the Princess Margaret Ride to Conquer Cancer Event asking if our church would be willing to be a rest stop on this year's route. It's a great opportunity to support a great cause and be a good neighbour. We are looking for someone who could coordinate some volunteers here at Tintern. Would you be willing to help us host the group this year? Besides a coordinator, we are looking for people who could be on site mornings (9am - 1pm) and afternoons (1pm - 5pm) on Friday June 7th or Saturday June 8th. Reply if you like to help us be good hosts.

Niagara Christian Gleaners -
You are Invited. The Niagara Christian Gleaners will once again be hosting a Fundraising Dinner Weekend. The dates this year are Friday, 5 April 2024 & Saturday, 6 April 2024. It will be held at the West Niagara Agricultural Centre, 7402 Mud St W, Grassie, Ont. Doors open for the Silent Auction at 5pm and Dinner is at 6pm Our guest speaker this year is Mr. Jeremy Frith, CEO Barnabas Aid USA. Seating is limited. A free will offering will be taken. All proceeds go towards NCG's Operating Expenses. Please reserve your seats through our website at www.niagaragleaners.org. Donations for our Silent Auction are appreciated. They can be dropped off at the Gleaners any weekday morning. Questions/comments please contact us at ncgdinners@gmail.com. We hope to see you there.
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    What Are Tintern Kids Praying For

    Kindergarten Sunday Class
    Lydia: for Knox and Hailey and that I have a good birthday
    Lucy: that I have a good week
    Russ: for my grandson's wedding
    Devin: to not feel sick

    Gr 1-3 Sunday Class
    God, help me to remember that you are in control...
    Claire: when a spelling quiz is tricky. Also praying that me and Hailey have fun at McDonald's and Skyzone.
    Hailey: when I am upset
    Knox: when I don't know what to do. Also help my grandma's foot to feel better.
    Aiden: when a pop quiz is hard.

    Gr 4-5 Sunday Class
    Miranda: that dad feels better and Tink's teeth get better
    Peyton: that mom's hand feels better
    Allie: that grandma isn't lonely
    Taryn: to drive safe to Florida
    Suanne: that Miranda's Papa gets operation soon
    Megan: thank you, God, for Devin

    Wednesday Class
    Thank you God for blessing me this week with…
    Lucy: a dolly for my birthday, Grandma, Grandpa, mom, and cookies
    Allie: food to eat and family
    Lyla: confidence in my speech and basketball this weekend
    Lochlan: friends
    Peter: friends and family
    Doug: for a good memory
    Dan: good neighbors with gifts
    Renea: cupcakes for Valentines
    Jim W: with mercy and skiing on Friday
    Claire: with out pets who comfort us when we need
    Hailey: my family
    Madison: with strength to play basketball this week
    Suanne: with being able to say no to sugar (temptation)during my fast
    Russ: with good weather please, sunshine at least

    Upcoming Events:

    Feb 18                Movie Marathon
    Feb 20 @ 2pm   Virtual Open House - Great Lakes Christian High School
    Feb 29                GL Experience for a Day
    Mar 3                  Singing at Linhaven
    Mar 8                  March Connect
    Mar 17                Tintern AGM

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