Maranatha - Join The Journey



November 6, 2022

Scripture: Proverbs 17:17
Message: The Hard Work of Life-long Friendships
Pastor: Tom Baird

Prayer Chain:  Please email your prayer chain requests to prayer 

Prayer Request Box:  Prayer Cards are also available in the back of the chairs. Feel free to fill them out and drop them in the box in the foyer at the Welcome Centre.

Drop-in Prayer:   Join in prayer with others every Tuesday-Thursday from 11:30 am-1:30 pm in the Chapel.

Post-Service Prayer:  Prayer teams are available to pray with you after every morning service.

Family Prayer Group:  Pray with others for your loved ones and family members every Thursday morning from 7:00-8:00 am in the Chapel.

Prayer Appointment: Contact Deborah at to make an appointment.

Our Church Family:

Jayne Bongard is having a corrective procedure in Kingston on Nov. 9th. She asks for prayer that there is no delay and that the procedure is successful.

Catherine Stoter passed away this past Thursday. We express our sincerest condolences to her husband Frank. We are comforted in knowing that Catherine is now in the arms of the saviour she loved.

Please continue to hold Laurie Wood, Glen Arendt, Marten VanderWal, Eve Kugel, Andy Jongenotter, Rick Foulds, and our shut-ins in your prayers.

Nellie Vos celebrates her 82nd birthday on Monday, November 7th.

Today’s Team: Vocalist: Adam Stickland; Bass: Harrison Noble; Keyboard: Jillian Vanderlaan; Drums: James Stickland; Rhythm Guitar: Lionel Rae; Interpreter: Becky Langman

Pray with Pastor Tom:  He will be out of office this week Monday through Friday, spending time praying for the ministries of the church, fasting, and planning sermons for the new year. Please join your heart with his in praying for our church community and for what God has in store for us.

Explore Maranatha: Would you like to learn more about the Maranatha community or even about what is involved in being a member of Maranatha Church? If so, the Explore Maranatha Course is for you! It  will start with cake and refreshments @ 7:00pm on Tuesday, Nov. 29th. You can sign up online under our 'Get Registered' tab on Maranatha's website, at the Information Desk, or by emailing

Junior High: This week we are learning to stay focused on Jesus! That can be challenging with all life’s bumps and detours, but when we choose to put Jesus first in our lives, He makes the path become more clear for us. Come join us as we have fun diving into God’s word and making connections with others. See you there!

Senior High: This week we will have games, worship and teaching as well as food. We will be at the church from 7-9pm! Also, make sure you are signed up with Shelley to help out with the cookie fundraiser! See you all there!

Young Adults: Do you ever long for deep, loving, and life-giving relationships? This week we're discussing how the Spirit helps us live in community as the body of Christ! Join us from 7-9pm this Tuesday in the youth hall for fellowship, teaching, and discussion. Feel free to reach out to Adam with any questions at

Maranatha Seniors: Our next meeting is this Thursday, Nov. 10th @ 1:30pm. Our guest speakers will be Martin & Tina Vanderlaan. They will be talking about the progress on their mission with the New Life Women’s Home. The collection will be for New Life’s Women’s Home. There will be a hymn sing and fellowship, as well as coffee and goodies. Hope to see you there!

Surviving the Holidays: Maranatha Church will be holding a Surviving the Holidays Event on Saturday, Nov. 19th from 2 to 4 pm in the chapel. Register online at or contact Darrel Brown at or call 613-922-5622Cost is $5 for the booklet. Facing the Christmas season when a loved one has died can be very daunting. You wonder how you can ever make it through. If this is you, or even if you just need a little help navigating through this season, Surviving the Holidays can be very helpful and you are very welcome to attend. Caring facilitators are there to guide you through and help with discussion. A video featuring experienced counsellors and people like yourself who have experienced the death of a loved one will be shown and discussed. Also the booklet Surviving the Holidays Survival Guide will be available for you to take home to assist you further.

Reminder: Please refrain from wearing any perfumes or scents, as some of our members are sensitive or allergic. Thank-you.

Offerings:  Each week we hold an offering for a cause and for our budget. This week’s offering is for World Hunger. Next Sunday, November 13th, will be for the Benevolence Fund.

Oct. 30th Giving Update:  Budget —9, 318.69; Maranatha Ministries —750.00;  New Church Building—777.50; Benevolence —50.00; New Life Women’s Home: 50.00; Tuition Assistance: 1, 002.50; Tokens –200.00

Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday, November 19th from 8-10 am at Maranatha Church. Join us for great food and fellowship! $10 suggested donation - contact Andrew Wheatley to register:

The Road to Bethlehem is an interactive walking tour of the Christmas story, held at Quinte Alliance Church on December 2nd and 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm. If you are interested in drama and would like to help out as a guide or in the cast, or help with parking on either of those nights, please contact Let's partner together in this outreach opportunity as we remember why that first Christmas was and still is important to our lives today!

Growing Young Assessment: In order to help us better understand the culture of our church, we will be inviting you to complete a brief online assessment. This survey is based on the work of the Fuller Youth Institute, specifically the research presented in the book Growing Young: 6 essential strategies to help young people discover and love your church. A link will be sent out Sunday, November 20th, and volunteers will be available after church for the following three Sundays to help anyone in need access the survey and digitally fill it out. This is a broad church-wide survey that Maranatha’s Growing Young Team is excited about. The information collected will further help set the direction for how we interact and operate across generations for years to come. Please plan to participate.

Christmas Concert: On December 15th, contemporary Christian artists, THE COLOR and Brooke Nicholls will be performing here at Maranatha at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $10 for groups of 5 or more, $20 at the door or $40 for the VIP experience, which includes a meet & greet, Q & A, pics, swag and preferred seating. Tickets will be available in the office Tues-Fri, 9am-5pm, after service at the info desk, or online at For more information, or for ways to volunteer for this event, please contact Sue Lindsay at (613) 391-8788.

Mike and Marianne Botting: Their latest newsletter about their life and ministry in Uganda is available at the Information Centre and posted on one of the mailbox bulletin boards in the foyer.

Printed copies of the Directory available today! If you have ordered a printed copy of the directory, pick-up is available in the foyer across from the library. If you are a member of the Online Directory and you would like a copy, please come see us. If you have been a regular attender at Maranatha for more than 6 months & are 18 years of age or older and would like to be part of the Online Directory, please sign up at the Info Desk or online on our church's website, www.maranatha 

Thank you! The online Directory Team would like to say a big thank you to all our advertisers who put an ad in the printed directory! With their support we were able to cover the cost of printing the directory! To Timmerie Beckwith for designing the cover page of the directory! You did an awesome job! To everyone who assisted with editing, proofreading, & input! We so appreciate your support! To everyone for agreeing to be part of the directory1 Everyone’s effort allows us to present our church family! 

Volunteers Needed: We are looking for able bodied people to help with setup, parking, ushering and teardown for Hope Shared, our city-wide worship gathering tonight. We require 12 volunteers for about an hour at 2 pm to set up chairs. We also need around 8 people to help with parking, starting at 5 pm. There will be some ushering activities at the event itself, and we also are looing for 12 volunteers to help put chairs back after the service. If you can help with any of those activities, please email either John Roeper,, 613-661-2958, or Dave Many hands make light work!!

Thrift Store: We need outdoor pots. Please leave the dirt in them when you drop them off at the back door. We are also in desperate need of children’s winter clothing, boots, shoes, and clean clothes. Contact the Belleville Thrift Store at (613) 967-1371.

Operation Christmas Child: Shoeboxes are available at a table set up in the foyer. Please do not take the samples that are already made. All shoeboxes must be returned by Sunday, November 20th. Boxes can be dropped off on Sunday mornings or at the church office from Tuesday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Contact Ann Jansen for more information.

Hope Shared, our City-wide evening of Worship & Inspiration is being held at Maranatha Church tonight @ 6:00pm in the auditorium. There will be a Children's Program available for infants and children up to Grade 4. Come and join us for a night of worship.

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