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June 26, 2022 Bulletin

Bible Passage: 2 Timothy 4:6-8
Message: Everyone Crosses the Finish Line
Pastor Tom Baird
Profession of Faith and Baptism Sunday

Prayer Request Box: Fill out a card in the seat pockets and drop in the box in the foyer.

Summer Prayer Connect: Join in prayer with others every Thursday from 11:30am-1:30pm or 7-8:30pm.

Post-Service Prayer: Prayer teams available after the morning service.

Prayer Appointment: Contact Deborah at to make an appointment.

Our Church Family: Condolences to the Postma and Hoeksma families on the passing of John Postma, the funeral was held this past Wednesday. Condolences also to the Huizinga and Yntema families on the passing of Henry this past Tuesday. Congratulations to Matilda Wiarda as she celebrates her 84th birthday today, and congratulations to Peter & Anna Koekman as they celebrate their 66th Anniversary on Wednesday. Glenda Crawford’s surgery went well and she continues to recuperate at home. Joel & Glenda felt the Lord’s presence throughout the surgery. Jake Vandervelde had surgery on Friday, and is expected to return home on Monday. Rick Foulds is still experiencing pain. Eve Kugel remains at BGH. Please keep our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.

Team Today: Keyboard: Deborah Morgante, Acoustic Guitar: Tino Morgante, Drums: James Stickland, Percussion: Powell Slimmon, Rhythm guitar: Jack Dunford, Vocals: Karyn Elrafih. Interpreter: Becky Langman.

Make our next sermon series a family event: On July 3 we are starting a new series of messages called Summer Fruit. We will be looking at each of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. The children will be exploring the same topic as their parents in their Kids’ Up classes. A book called Fruit Full, by Christie Thomas, would be a great companion book for you and your family. It has devotions that allow parents to interact with their children each day about the “fruit of the week.” Order the book on Amazon soon if you want to join the fun. (NOTE: The book has ten devotions on each topic. Select seven of the ten to stay in sync with the series. If you want to do the valuable introductory devotions in the book, launch your study a week prior to the start of the series).

Pastor Tom will be on Holidays for the next two weeks, returning to the office on May 12.

Offerings: Each week we hold an offering for a cause and for budget. This week the offering is for Tuition Assistance, next Sunday, July 3 the offering will be for World Renew.

June 12 Giving: Total: $5,429.38, including Budget: $3,932.38, Building: $525.00, UCB Canada: $472.00, Tokens: $250.00, Other Causes: $250.00.

June 19 Giving: Total: $4,179.00, including Budget: $3,427.00, Building: $120.00, Pregnancy & Family Care Centre: $552.00, Other Causes: $80.00.

Next Sunday Morning we hope to celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. Let us prepare our hearts accordingly.

New Office Bearers are Arend Wiarda & Jim Wannamaker for elder and Robyn Buikema for deacon. Thanks to Ray Bouma, Dirk Hogewoninng and Annette Reedyk who let their names stand. The installation for the new office bearers will be held on Sunday, Aug. 28 during the morning service.

Congratulations to all the grads, from Grade 8, high school or college, we wish you all the best in your next endeavours.

We Need You! We are looking for volunteers, whether once a month or more if you are willing throughout the summer to cover in Kids Up or Care Corner. Come pour the love of Jesus into our kids lives. Contact Shelley:, or 613-962-2062 ext 203.

Maranatha Sings: Young and old are invited to come and sing the old familiar much loved hymns of the church on Sunday, June 26 after the Generations church picnic. Come join us in the chapel at 2:30pm.

The Library will be closed today due to the picnic taking place.

Games Needed: If you have any of the following games that you would be willing to donate or lend to the church for the summer, please contact Shelley or Deborah. Looking for shuffleboard, badminton set, basketball hoop, kiddie pool. Thank you!

Maranatha Young Adults! This week we will be wrapping up with our "Adulting" Study; focusing this week on Faith. Regular Young Adults will resume in September. Keep tuned in for Summer activities announced on our Messenger thread. If you have any questions you can contact adam at

Prayer for Family Members: The Thursday morning prayer time for families will continue to meet through the summer from 7:00-8:00am in the Chapel. If you would like to join, you are most welcome! We are seeing God move through prayer in amazing ways! Please contact Deborah Morgante or Wanda Thompson for more information.

Maranatha Printed Directory: The Online Directory Team is working on a printed directory. If you would like to have a printed copy (large print available), please fill out the insert in today's bulletin and drop it off at the Information Desk.

Maranatha Summer Connections: There is something for everyone this summer! Check out the bulletin insert for all the events happening here EVERY weekday this July & August, starting July 4. These are great opportunities to invite friends and neighbours and help them get connected to the church, so please consider picking up additional flyers at the Info Desk to distribute in your neighbourhoods or workplaces. Let's stay connected and growing this summer!

Meal Train for Glenda Crawford and her husband, Joel. Glenda had open heart surgery Thursday, June 16. Her recovery is going very well. She was discharged to home last Monday, June 20. We have been able to provide some meals for them, which has truly been a blessing. There are a few days still available this week. Please go to this Meal Train link to find out more details and to sign up for a date.

Maranatha Birthday and Event Calendars for July are at the Information Desk. If you would like your birthday included on the calendar, please contact the church office.

The Banner, Today booklets and Our Daily Bread booklets are available at the Information Desk.

Thrift Store: All green stickers/tags are $1. Looking for donations of good quality children’s clothes and footwear. On Thursday, June 30, buy 1 get one 1/2 off. Come in to the store and check out our silent auction items. The store will be closed Saturday, July 2. For more information call the store 613-967-1371.

Looking for A Place to Rent: Do you know someone looking for a place to rent? 1-room available in a detached home in a quiet neighbourhood in Belleville. Rent is affordable and there is plenty of room for parking. For more information please contact Josh Hoekstra at 613-847-3621 or

Ministry Experience Residency Program (MERP): We will be hosting a female cohort of students living at the parsonage beginning in September. Housing is included in the program. If you know any Queens or SLC students moving to Kingston who would enjoy exploring their gifts and ministry in the midst of intentional church community please contact Pastor Dan Brown @ or (613)-329-7228.

Gleaners Foodbank is in need of some food items. If you are able to donate: canned vegetables, crackers, apple juice, granola bars, small soups, brown beans, cookies, Mr Noodles and hygiene items, please bring them to the church by July 10, and we will deliver them to Gleaners.



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