eBulletin   -   Nov 30, 2023

November 30, 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.

Kids Coin Collection - This Sunday is our coin collection. Our kids are going to help collect the money for the kids we are sponsoring. We are sponsoring two children through Christian Relief Fund, Gabriela Jordan (from Piedras Negras, Mexico) and Ambar Gonzales (from Tegucigalpa, Honduras) and also CityKidz in Hamilton. You can also e-transfer money to tinternpayables@gmail.com, in the message box be sure to let us know that the funds are for the Kids Collection.  

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/ 

Advent Conspiracy - Attached is a Bible reading plan for the Advent season. Smaller paper copies will be in mailboxes for Sunday.

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 - Invitations are in your mailbox. 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.

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!!  

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.

FriendSpeak - Would you be interested in developing a deep personal relationship with an international student that introduces them to the Gospel? FriendSpeak relationships provide a rich benefit for students and their adult readers that can last years. Now that a higher number of English as a Second Language (ESL) students are returning the Great Lakes post Covid, we would like to restart FriendSpeak in the next 3-4 weeks. Please reach out to Katherine Perry or Jim Whitfield this week if you are interested in getting involved this year on most Wednesday nights when school is in session. Training will be provided. 

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 - Thank you to everyone who has helped us help Village of Hope. One tag is remaining on the tree. Gifts are to be wrapped and returned by Sunday December 10 at the latest, be sure to attach the tag. If you don't feel that you can purchase a gift item, bring in non-perishable items and place them under the tree. Thank you for your generosity!

Muffin/Cookie Providers - Thank you to everyone who has responded. Margaret is still looking for a couple more additional people willing to bake/provide muffins and/or cookies in 2024. If you are willing please contact Margaret

Great Lakes Christian High School
  1. Pirates of the Great Lakes is a 5-act family friendly comedy. Set in 1784, some wayward pirates take some wrong turns and find themselves in the strange waters of Lake Ontario near the great cataract of Niagara when the peninsula we all know was still part of the English controlled Providence of Quebec. Pirates of the Great Lakes is mostly a silly and hilarious journey that will have children and adults laughing as this farcical adventure unravels. We hope you will consider joining us on the weekend of 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.
Newsletters - Both Habitat for Humanity and CityKidz has sent Tintern newsletters. You will find copies of each attached and on the bulletin board between the bathrooms.

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). 

What Are Tintern Kids Praying For?

Kindergarten Sunday Class 
Thank you, God, for...
Lucy: the yellow, red & brown song
Lydia: the church
Levi: for my superhero watch
Benjamin: for stickers

Grade 1-3 Sunday Class
God, help me to honour you...
Knox: even when I'm sad
Claire: when I'm learning and don't feel like I'm learning anything
Hailey: when I'm doing gymnastics
Ms. Megan: with what I do with my body
Ms. Justine: when I"m working on school and seeing clients
Aiden: praying to be able to go to the Marley's game with my friend
Kinsley: praying for my parents to have a safe drive home

Grade 4-5 Sunday Class
God, you are...
Allie: thoughtful. Please bless everyone.
Taryn: so amazing & strong. Thank you for helping me in school.
Peyton. invisible. Thanks for convincing my mom to take us to Toys 'R' Us.
Miranda: amazing. Thank you for dying on the cross for our sins.
Miss Crystal: powerful. Please heal people in my life of cancer.

Kindergarten Wednesday Class
God, thank you for helping me when I'm afraid of...
Lucy: the dark

Grade 1-5 Wednesday Class
God, help me to...
Miranda: have more patience
Allie: have self control
Hailey: have self control
Knox: have more joy when things are going wrong
Claire: be more gentle with my brother
Taryn: be honest and good

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

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

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