November 20, 2023 – This Week at McIvor

2023-11-26 Free Festive Family Fun Day (1280 x 720 px)
Weekly Worship Service

Our next weekly service will be Sunday, November 26 at 10 a.m. with Professor Arlene Friesen and IGNITE! of Steinbach Bible College will be leading us in worship. Following the service, all are invited to participate in our Festive Family Fun Day in the gym, with a pulled chicken lunch, bouncer, coffeehouse, crafts and more. Please note there will be no Sunday School this week.

Prayer Focus: Youth and Kids

Pray these verses over youth and kids in your life, keeping in mind our upcoming outreaches and ongoing ministries: Festive Family Fun Day, Kids Club, Youth, Sunday School and the Young Adult Worship Night.

“Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

“Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, ‘Life is not pleasant anymore.'” Ecclesiastes 12:1

“‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions and your old men will dream dreams.'” Acts 2:17

“Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.” 2 Timothy 2:22

Family News

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Ellie Dueck passed away suddenly and unexpectedly Friday, November 10. Please pray for her husband Bill and their family at this difficult time. May God’s presence be near to them and may they experience God’s peace and comfort in special ways. The funeral was held Saturday, November 16 and you may watch it here.

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” Psalm 34:18

Festive Family Fun Day – November 26, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered already to help with the Festive Family Fun Day. We are still looking for two foyer security people, two people to help serve food, two people to help supervise the bouncer, one person to help supervise crafts and a group to help clean up the chairs and tables in the gym at the end of the event. If you are willing to help in any of these roles, please sign up at the table in the foyer, or contact Monica.

Please continue to invite your family and friends! There will be a free lunch, coffeehouse, bouncer, crafts, preschool play area and more!

55+ Walk and Talk Christmas Lunch – December 5, 11:30 a.m.

The 55+ Walk and Talk Group is hosting a Christmas Lunch (Turkey Dinner) and Carol Sing. Tickets must be purchased in advance at $20 per person from the church office, or on Sunday mornings.

Calling on Those Who Sew and Build

In preparation for our Family Christmas Service, we are calling on those who sew to make child size nativity costumes. Please contact Judy for more information.

Donations of Fall and Winter Clothing

Anna and the Missions Committee are assisting newly arrived families from the Democratic Republic of Congo by collecting fall and winter clothing for adults and children. Donations may be dropped off at the office. Contact Colleen for details.

McIvor Church Advent Project: Madison House

The McIvor Church Missions Committee is once again partnering with Maple Leaf School to collect items for gift bags for the residents of Madison House!

The items we are looking for are: shampoo, bath towels (new), socks. Monetary donations are also appreciated and will serve to buy such items.

We will be hosting a Christmas party at Madison House on December 9 from 10-11. We are looking for a few people interested in joining us at the party to play instruments and sing carols. There will be a sign up sheet located at the collection table in the foyer.

Invitation from River East Church

In advance of January 20, when the Manitoba Conference will assemble to determine whether River East Church (REC) can remain in the Conference, REC invites you to attend ‘Our Journey Towards Inclusion’ on Sunday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m. Some have expressed interest in how REC came to its inclusive statement and we would like to share that path with you and respond to your questions.

Covenant Church Handel’s Messiah – December 15-17 

Covenant Church invites you to celebrate the coming of the King this Christmas with Handel’s Messiah December 15-17. The Friday and Saturday’s performances will be at 7 p.m. and the shortened Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. will have exciting features for families with young children. The concerts will feature a 90-voice community choir highlighted by up-and-coming soloists and a 20-member chamber orchestra directed by Dr. Stuart Sladden. Admission is $30 for the Friday and Saturday performances and $15 for Sunday (children 12 and under are free on Sunday). Tickets can be purchased here, with all proceeds going towards Harvest Manitoba.

Staying Connected Weekly Newsletter

This weekly newsletter for our Church family is available here. A limited number of hard copies are available at the Connect Center and/or near the mailboxes.

Watch Our Services

Our worship services are available to livestream or watch at your convenience.

** Please consult the bulletin board for other events and opportunities, including missionary updates and job postings. **

This Week at McIvor
  • Monday, 7 p.m. – Pickleball
  • Tuesday, 9:30-11 a.m. – 55+ Walk and Talk
  • Tuesday, 3-8 p.m. – Quilters Group
  • Wednesday, 7 p.m. – Youth Group
  • Wednesday, 7 p.m. – Kids Club (grades 2-5)
  • Thursday, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. – Harvest Manitoba Food Bank
  • Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Festive Family Fun Day
Looking Ahead
  • November 28, 6:30-8 p.m. – Movers and Shakers Support Group
  • December 5, 11:30 a.m. – 55+ Walk and Talk Christmas Lunch
  • December 8, 7 p.m. – Young Adult Worship Night: Encountering God – Taste and See that the Lord is Good!
  • December 9, 10-11 a.m. – Madison House Christmas Party and Carol Sing
  • December 21, 7 p.m. – Blue Christmas Service
  • December 24, 10 a.m. – Family Christmas Eve Worship Service
  • December 24 – Candlelight Service

Ways to Give: We accept donations by cash or cheque, as well as e-transfers to [email protected]. To arrange a gift via Direct Deposit or Credit Card, please contact the office.

Please exercise caution during these winter months, as the sidewalks and parking lot may be slippery!

** Church office hours are Tuesday, to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. **