eBulletin   -   Jan 18, 2024

January 18, 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.

Volunteers Needed - We are looking for a volunteer A/V coordinator 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!

Giving More in 2024 - Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! Keep bringing in your non-perishables. Bins are provided at either entrance.

Intergenerational Midweek Bible Study - Last night we continued with our new way of studying the Bible together. Kids in Kindergarten up to Grade 8 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. If you haven't joined us you are encouraged to join us next Wednesday evening. Contact Noel for more details.

Free Indeed: Men's Conference February 2-3, 2024 - Hope Bible Church is hosting a satellite site of the Free Indeed Men's Conference in St. Catharines. Friday night session begins at 7pm with a full program including Breakfast on Saturday. You can get more details here: https://hopeoakville.ca/free-indeed/. Conference cost is $45 and you can register online here: (https://brushfire.com/hopebiblechurchoakville/niagarafreeindeedmensconference2024/566979https://brushfire.com/hopebiblechurchoakville/niagarafreeindeedmensconference2024/566979). Contact Jeff Whitfield if you're interested in going (maybe we can facilitate rides)

Moamar Faham Katan - Moamar had his surgery this past Monday (January 14). He went home Monday afternoon, following a lumbar Laminectomy. He is recovering and feels optimistic that it was successful!

BDC Preplanning Meeting - If you would like to be involved in the planning of this year's Bible Day Camp (Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus was a Kid) we will have our first meeting on Sunday January 28 following worship. Bring a bagged lunch. If you have any questions contact Margaret.

If You Like to Sing, Come Help Encourage! - Singing at Linhaven with Earl and Jori has been most welcomed and of benefit to everyone there, and we wish for that to continue. Another opportunity to sing with Hugh and Phylliss Kirkland and others at the Mennonite Home is available to us as well. SO PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING and put the dates on your calendars:

(Updated dates)
February 4 - Mennonite Home
March 3 - Linhaven
April 28 (Service Sunday) - Mennonite Home
May 26 - Linhaven
June 23 -Mennonite Home

Bring a bag lunch to those Sunday mornings and we can car pool. Please speak to Sandy McBay.

Attention Grade 6-8 families - Great Lakes Christian High School would like to invite you to upcoming events to learn more about Great Lakes Christian. 
  1. VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSES: Tuesday February 6th at 4:00pm or Tuesday February 20th  at 2:00pmJoin us from wherever you are. Meet the Principal, Guidance counselor and other staff who will work directly with your teen in their future. To register: Click Here.
  2. EXPERIENCE GREAT LAKES: Thursday, February 29th 8:00am-3:15pm. 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.

Condolences - There are many grieving families.
  1. Barbara King. Her funeral was on Sunday January 14. The funeral service was at  www.arthurfuneralhome.com. Her funeral can be viewed at https://funeraweb.tv/beloved/11607. Barbara was Byron King's mother, Julie Walker, Janine Williams and Hannah Kent's aunt.
  2.  Johnny Mantini. Johnny was Gloria Mantini's (nee Parker) husband and he passed away suddenly on January 11. He was 72. He was the step father to Tracey Haymes and Kerri Ewoniak and a brother-in-law to Jim and Dianne Book. His service was this morning at George Darte Funeral Home. To read his obituary go to https://dartefuneralhome.com/tribute/details/9337/John-Mantini/obituary.html#tribute-start. His funeral can be viewed at  https://camstreamer.com/redirect/vWq9Ad85zRsnyFigqyp1heT6UCFDWXoXLpQmWVSO
  3. Mark McDonnell passed away on January 2. Please pray for his family as they mourn him. Cards can be mailed to 769 Lakeview Ave. Middle Sackville, NS. B4E 3G9 Click here to read his obituary. An online celebration of his life will take place January 20, 1pm EST:
Meeting ID: 816 6994 0108
Passcode: 945465

Hosanna & Mattaniah Choirs Concert - March 30, 2024 at Hamilton's FirstOntario Concert Hall. Tickets are now available for the annual combined concert of the Hosanna Choir & Mattaniah Christian Male Choir concert which will once again be held, the Lord willing, at FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton on Saturday, March 30 at 7:30pm. The choirs will be accompanied by Ryan Vandenberg (Organ), Andre Knevel (Organ), and Naomi Noorduyn (Piano) and the 13-piece Scott Harrison Brass/Percussion Ensemble.  Tickets are available at $25 & $35, and can be obtained through the choir’s website (www.hosanna-choir.org)  a choir member, or contact Wendy den Hollander at 905-628-1211 or at hdenhollander@yahoo.com.

Micah 6 - See below a copy of the front and back of the Christmas postcard recently received from Carrie & Dylan. A copy is posted on the Missions' bulletin board.

Niagara Christian Gleaners
  1. We were once again able to load another sea container full of food aid this past Tuesday. This one is destined for Ukraine through our trusted distribution partners, Barnabas Aid (https://www.barnabasaid.org/us/). Although the war in Ukraine may not be getting as much media attention as before, the hardship for many people is very real. Our partner requested mostly dehydrated potatoes on this shipment, which we were able to readily provide.
  2. We're making plans for this year's Fundraising Dinners. The dates are Friday, 5 April 2024 and Saturday, 6 April 2024. The heart of Niagara Christian Gleaners are the volunteers. This special weekend of dinners is unique because of how much we need each other. As an important fundraiser for NCG's Operating Costs, we love the idea of keeping our dinner costs at a minimum by utilizing the gifts of at least 120 volunteers. Last year we hosted over 600 guests who enjoyed a hot and hearty meal while hearing  about what the Lord is doing through the ministry of Niagara Christian Gleaners. We need your help. Please check out the signup link below and think about where you can help us out. The job details, including times, dress code etc. are all in the signup. Thanks for considering.
  3. Volunteering is by means of the online signup. Please consider helping us out by clicking on our signup link. Two simple steps and you're signed up!
    1) Click this link: https://signup.com/go/jFcJorb
    2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
Convos Youth Zone - I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a good start to the new year. As we start the new year lots of change is happening at Convos. As you may have heard we have decided to hit pause. We still do not know if this is a temporary or permanent pause. As a board we decided with not having consistent funds, a location to hold programs, and the number of youth attending decreasing with the high school moving, we need to reevaluate where Convos is headed.

We don't have all the answers. We know that people still need Jesus. We know there are still needs to be filled. But, we are praying about what our role is. As of right now we are connecting with our key partners, as well as putting together a committee. If you have a heart for outreach we would love to hear from you. We are putting a committee together of those interested in vision casting for what "Convos" could be. We ask you to pray. Pray earnestly that God gives us wisdom and direction.

I understand that you may have many questions. We will try our best to answer them the best we can. We thank you. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your encouragement. All that has been done in and through this mission so far could not have happened without the support of people like you.

Male-Voice Audience Psalm/Hymn Sing  - All men are invited to a male audience psalm/hymn sing, the Lord willing, on Saturday, February 3 at 7:00PM at Maranatha Free Reformed Church, 1114 Old Mohawk Rd, Ancaster, ON.  Whether you sing tenor, bass or just enjoy singing the melody of songs, you will enjoy this event.  A beautiful collection of psalms & hymns will be sung. The evening will be directed by Herman den Hollander and accompanied by Tjeerd Klaver on the organ.  A free-will offering will be taken for the Niagara Christian Gleaners (Smithville) and Ontario Christian Gleaners (Cambridge).  Looking forward to seeing you there.  If you have any questions, contact hdenhollander@yahoo.com.

What Are Tintern Kids Praying For

Kindergarten Sunday Class
Lucy: praying for Tesca
Lydia: praying for Emmy
Mr. Walker: praying for Noel & Julie to drive safely
Mrs. Minter: praying for Jeff P.
Taryn: praying for my teacher

Grade 1-3 Sunday Class
Kinsley: praying that my friends Noah and Laureen have good birthdays
Aiden: praying for comfort for my grandma Gigi
Knox: praying that my grandma's ankle feels better
Hailey: praying that my birthday party goes well
Claire: help my friends Hailey, Leo and Avery have good birthdays

Grade 4-5 Sunday Class
Miranda: praying that I get my memory sheet soon and that I memorize the verse
Allie: praying for the Mantinti family with the loss of my step-grandfather
Peyton: praying for a good week at school
Ms. Megan: praying for a good attitude when it's cold outside
Mr. Evan: praying for the girls' gymnastics competitions

Wednesday Class
Aiden: friend had surgery, Grandma is comforted at the funeral
Miranda: good rest of the week
Nathan: sleep and self discipline
William: thank you for hockey success. Keep it up
Noel: my Aunt Barbara's family
Maddie: Cody W's girlfriend's dad passed away; papa's stent and next surgery in four weeks
Lucy: thankful for the Barbie she got for Christmas
Allie: comfort Grandma Gigi and the Mantini family
Peter: that school goes well

Upcoming Events:

Jan 28 @noon       BDC Bagged Lunch Preplanning Meeting

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