This last Sunday was our first in-person gathering in 10 months, and was it ever powerful to be gathered together as a community in God’s presence again! Click here to find all the details on what our gatherings will look like this fall: https://www.mcivorchurch.com/10403-2/
Last week’s service can be accessed by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLhij4hVl6L0NCVcduYQl1A/featured
Shared within that service was a message from our Moderator, Ron Dyck. To read his message click here.
In the coming season, we are asking all in-person attendees to rsvp for services each week. RSVP for this Sunday here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sunday-worship-service-tickets-171225920337
Check out our Pondering the Pandemic series outline here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NCspHgawH1FHp3YCK79gD2bI-R7BpgbA/view?usp=sharing
Candidating a New Youth Pastor
This Sunday, Youth Pastor candidate, Mikayla Doerksen will share her testimony and vision for ministry at McIvor and respond to questions. Following the worship service, the congregation will participate in a ballot vote on the motion to affirm Mikayla in the role of Youth Pastor.
Here’s how you can participate in this vote:
- Onsite attendees: You will receive a paper ballot as you enter the service on Sunday. These will be collected at the end of the service.
- Online attendees: The service will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel, including Mikayla’s sharing. You can vote by completing the following simple survey no later than 11:11 AM this Sunday: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZJXHN9R
Check out Mikayla’s full bio: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cnOYzRklERKclRz7o-cWxJDbAS1CzW_x/edit
Coffee & Community
Each Wednesday evening, 7:00-9:00 PM, in September and October, we want to make space for community connections to occur in a safe, yet deeply meaningful way. Come be a part of different small groups gathering at McIvor Church as spaces for sharing, conversation, support and prayer. See full details here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lQzrISdtckjzZiD88A1PtVLHHRJCPBGo/edit
Posture Shift event – Dates changed to September 28, 29. Cost: $99
Our provincial conference of churches (MBCM) is hosting this event which focuses on enhancing inclusion and relational care of LGBT+ persons. You can read more about Posture Shift here: https://www.postureshift.com/. McIvor has created a bursary to help offset costs for anyone wanting to attend who would benefit from financial assistance. For more information, or to register for this event, please contact Pastor Denver: firstname.lastname@example.org
Living Bible Explorers – Miranda Lohvinenko
Our missionary, Miranda Lohvinenko shares the following announcement on behalf of Living Bible Explorers:
LBE is planning on having our annual Family Day event on October 2, and we will need volunteers to help run it! The details are below, and if people have any further questions, they can also reach me at email@example.com
Date: Sat, Oct 2nd
Potential location: Portage Ave Church (parking lot)
Agenda: Lunch will be served, activities for kids, worship, Gospel message
Food Prep, Servers, Bus drivers, Van drivers, Face painters, Balloon artists, Supervisors for bouncy castle, Children’s activity leaders/supervisors, Bathroom monitors