Website Update

Our website just got a new make over.  Please have a look around.  Let us know if there are any errors or if anything could be better. 

In the transfer from the old design to the new design, two things were lost:  Bulletins and Sermon Audio. Old bulletins are still in process of being uploaded.  The most recent "Advent Apocalypse" sermon series on the book of Revelation, and a sample of guest speakers have been re-loaded.  If there is an old sermon you are looking for, please contact us.  

The most recent 10-15 posts under "News and Events" have been re-edited and re-formatted with the new design.  Older post were left as they were after being imported.  Therefore, you may notice some of the older posts don't seem to fit cleanly into the new design.  So be it.  We aren't that concerned that an old post from 2016 doesn't look clean in the new design template.  

Hope you enjoy.  

An Advent Apocalypse

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Advent is upon us.  Join us at Toledo Mennonite Church for "An Advent Apocalypse" - a journey through the book of Revelation.  

Far from being a book of destruction and the end of the world, Revelation is in fact a book about the arrival of God who overcomes evil with love and justice.  It is a book that calls the church to discipleship, worship, and hope as we follow Jesus who is the Lamb of God.  It accomplishes this through the use of artistic imagery that awakens our senses to the work of the divine in our world to restore all things.  

Sunday morning worship is at 9:30.  Times for evening services indicated below.  

November 26 - Revelation 1:1-11

December 3 - Revelation 5:1-14

December 10 - Revelation 12:1-17

December 17 - Revelation 14:6-13

December 21 - 6:00 pm. Longest Night Taize Service

December 24 - Revelation 1:12-18

December 24 - 5:00 pm. Christmas Carol Service

December 31 - Revelation 19:5-10

January 7 - Revelation 7:9-17

Missional Benediction

Jess Schrock-Ringenberg

Jess Schrock-Ringenberg

Here is the benediction that Jess Schrock-Ringenberg left us with after her sermon on Sunday.  We are greatful for her message, and as her work as Missional Consultant with the Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA.

You can listen to her sermon here.

 

Now may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and the love of God the Father be with you;

and may the Holy Spirit come upon you and disturb you,

   and trouble you,

   and set before you an impossible task,

   and dare you to do it;

until in your desperation

you fall on your knees

and remain there until God fills you with his power

which alone will enable you to do it;

and then... but only then,

may the Lord grant you his peace.

AMEN

Harvest FAST

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This year's Harvest Fast service will take place on November 19th at 4:00pm.  

We want to gather, give thanks, and celebrate the gifts God has given us throughout the previous year.  But we know that this time of year marks the beginning of a long holiday season characterized by much feasting and over-consumption.  Therefore, we will gather to give thanks through worship followed by a simple meal of vegetable soup.  

We will receive an offering of non-perishable food items for Feed your Neighbor.  Items of need include:  crackers, canned fruit, canned potatoes, canned green beans, personal needs items, toilet paper, bar soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, deodorant, and shampoo.   

We will also receive a monetary offering to be given to the Aurora Project.  Aurora Project, Inc. is a comprehensive housing and life skills program that empowers homeless women and their children to achieve self sufficiency and independence by providing resources and learning opportunities in a supportive and safe environment.  Aurora Project, Inc. was established in 1986 to provide service enriched housing to homeless women and their children. Aurora is the only program in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan that will allow children to reside with their mothers while addressing the issues which led to their homelessness. The families Aurora serves have extremely complex service needs and are homeless for a variety of reasons, i.e., chemical dependency, severe mental health, domestic violence and economic downturn (loss of employment/foreclosure). In fiscal year 2015/2016, Aurora served 46 women and 53 children (resident/visiting) The yearly cost of serving a family is approximately $10,000 and of those women who complete the program, 70% will remain successful, i.e. housing, employment/education.  

Guns to Gardens

Join us for a morning experience with RAW Tools, a grassroots non-profit dedicated to creative community peace-making. Watch as they forge a gun, taken out of our community, into a garden tool to be used in a community garden.

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Saturday October 14 from 10:00am to Noon.

Hindu Temple of Toledo

4336 King Road, Sylvania Ohio

Free and Family Friendly.

Includes:

Hindu Bhajans and Mennonite Hymns

Light drinks and refreshments

Statements by area Police Chiefs

Temple Tours