Maranatha - Join The Journey



October 16, 2022

Scripture: Genesis 2:1-3
Message: Quitting Time
Pastor Mike Nanninga

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:

Catherine Stoter’s condition is no longer being described as “palliative”, though her health remains precarious. She will be in BGH until a placement can be found in a long-term care facility where she can receive critical care. Please continue to keep Catherine and Frank in your prayers.

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

Bill & Ann Vandenberg celebrate their 58th anniversary on October 17th and Owen & Johanna DeVries celebrate their 62nd anniversary on October 19th.

Do you enjoy visiting the lonely and shut in? If so, the Pastoral Care Team needs you! Please contact the church office at (613) 962-2062.

New Offering Box: The beautiful box and the table it stands on, located in the foyer near the exit doors is Les Stykel’s handiwork. Our offering plates were proving impractical, since they were hard to supervise and were often in the way. Les solved the problem with this new piece of furniture. You can now deposit first and second offerings in the offering box before you leave on Sundays. Thank you Les!

Today’s Team: Keyboard: Lillian Ashley; Lead Guitar: Jordon Hall; Acoustic Guitar: Adam Batelaan; Bass Guitar: Harrison Noble; Drums: Joel Batelaan; Vocalist: Adam Stickland; Percussion: Powell Slimmon; Interpreter: Jenn Abel

Junior High:  Friday night was a blast with our glow event. This week in Junior High we will be looking at what it means to involve Jesus in every aspect of our lives even when we are Under Pressure! We want to choose to Shine Bright for the Lord in every aspect. Come join us as we dive into the word of God! See you there! Contact Shelley if you have any questions @ 613-962-2062 ext. 203 All those in Grades 6 to 8 are welcome to join us!

Attention Youth: What an awesome time we had at Change Conference – 19 youth attended and had a blast!! Lots of great teaching and worship as well as one of the loudest concerts ever attended! This week we will be back at the church, continuing with small groups, games, worship, and teaching! Come on out from 7-9pm in the chapel. Stay in touch through our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates. See you Friday night!

Young Adults: What a great discussion last week! Join us again this Tuesday, October 18th in the youth hall as we share a meal and games night! Bring $5 for dinner at 6:30pm before we start games at 7pm. Feel free to bring a favourite! If you have any questions, or would like to get connected, feel free to reach out to Adam at  See you on Tuesday!

Free 20s-30s Pizza Lunch:  Are you in your 20s or 30s but not connected with our Young Adults group? We’d love to connect with you! Adam Stickland and Pastor Mike are hosting a pizza lunch after church today from 12-1pm in the Fellowship Hall. Free pizza , drinks and childcare (infants to 5 years) will be provided.

Volleyball Anyone?  Quinte Christian is holding their annual 4 on 4 volleyball tournament on Sat, Oct 29th at Quinte Christian High School. Sign up deadline is Oct 22nd and the cost is $20/player. For more info, please email

New Life Women’s Home would like to thank the congregation of Maranatha for their recent offering. We are grateful for your faithful support and prayers as we build the new campus. This past Friday the main floor of the main lodge was poured. We are thankful for the many who have been a part of this build. It’s such a blessing to have community come together and work and fellowship together. Please come out and visit us, we’d love to show you the new campus.
Blessings, Martin & Tina Vanderlaan and the Board of Directors.

Offerings:  Each week we hold an offering for a cause and for our budget. This week’s offering is for Benevolence. Next Sunday, October 23rd, the offering will be for Loyalist/Geneva.

Baking Coordinator Needed: We’re looking for someone to oversee a small team of bakers who provide our Sunday morning treats. Sound like you? Reach out to Sarita at

Oct 9th Giving Update:  Budget Booster—16,432.98; New Church Building—150.00; Gleaners’ Food Bank—50.00; Junior High—50.00; Tokens—102.00 Grace Inn—991.00

Sign Up for Life Groups Today: Are you yearning for closer connection with others at Maranatha? Life Group sign ups are available today! Simply go to our website and click on the first tab under “Ministries”. We offer intergenerational and life age specific groups. Don’t delay, sign up today! Sign ups will remain open until tomorrow, Oct 17th. You can email with any questions you may have. 

Operation Christmas Child is a hands-on way for churches to bless struggling children in the developing world by filling shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. Boxes are collected and distributed in the name of Jesus to children living in desperate situations, who are then invited to attend The Greatest Journey—our follow-up discipleship program taught by local churches. Our shoeboxes are available at the information desk starting today.

BCS Ground Breaking: We invite you to the Groundbreaking Ceremony for Belleville Christian School, Friday October 21st @ 2:00 pm on site at our new location, 138 Wallbridge Loyalist Road. Afterwards, we'll have a brief reception in the Quinte Christian High School gym where you can see the plans up close and connect with members of the building committee. You can RSVP to the school office by email:; or call: (613) 962-7849. If the weather is inclement, we will move inside the QC gym.

Upcoming Concert: Tenor Robert Martin & Soprano Roanna Kitchen will be performing a concert called Songs of Comfort on Sunday, Oct. 30th @ 3:30pm at St. Thomas Anglican Church. All are welcome and there will be a free will offering.

Bulletin Announcements:  Please submit all items for the bulletin to the office—either in person or by email—by noon on Thursdays to ensure their inclusion in the bulletin (

The Banner: The October issue can be picked up at the info desk.

A Month of Prayer for Our Church: Thank you for praying together in unity for God to move mightily among us. Please continue to press in over these next weeks for all He wants to do in and through us for His glory. May we be a church that strategically hears and listens to the Holy Spirit and walks openly in love for God and for one another to draw others to Him! Prayer guides are available at the Info Desk and on our website if you haven't received one.

Join the church-wide prayer meeting this Wednesday evening, October 19, starting at 7:00 pm.  The Council is inviting the whole congregation to join in walking through the church building to lift up every ministry in prayer. Things happen when we pray! We hope to see you then. 

Calling all Creatives! Do you have a passion for the ‘arts’ and a vision to see more creative expression in the church? Do you have talents in certain areas that you’d like to bring to the table? We are hosting a brainstorming meeting to hear from the artists in our congregation to get your input and to see what God may be percolating in our church for the next season(s). Whatever form art takes for you, we’d love to hear from you. Join us next Wed, Oct 26th at 7pm in the Chapel (back door). Contact Adam or Deborah for more information.

Thrift Store:  Orange tickets are $1.00 this week and on Saturday, they are FREE. Did you know we have a new clothing rack with the regular priced tickets still on them, but at our amazing prices? We are in need of some volunteers to help with clean-up from 3:00—5:00 p.m.
Contact the Belleville Thrift Store at (613) 967-1371.

Friendship Circle:  You had a taste of worshipping with Friendship a few Sundays ago (check out the Sun, Sep 25th service online). We need more people to serve as friends and mentors. We meet most Monday nights from 7—8:15pm . Come and visit us in the chapel on a Monday night to see if this is a ministry for you, or just to see what it is like. There is no pressure to commit—we love having visitors! Call or email Pat Plewman if you need more information.

Walking Group: Lace up your walking shoes and join the indoor walking group in the Youth Hall Mondays and Wednesdays at 1pm. Contact Frances Dunford for more information.


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