Posts by Woodside

Posts by Woodside

Donations for Mbabala Island Preschool

A Woodside Short-Term Missions Team will be traveling to Mbabala Island, Zambia at the end of February to set up the new preschool that has been built. Items we are looking to collect: 4-6 pencils/crayons teaching aids classroom decorations flash cards preschool library books posters educational toys & puzzles arts & craft material There is a display table set up in the lower foyer if you wish to drop off any items.

Christmas Choir

Everyone is welcome to join our Christmas choir. We will learn and sing 4 songs this year which are accessible, exciting, and fun to sing. There are 4 practices on Wednesdays (7-8PM) as follows: Wednesday, November 15 Wednesday, November 29 Wednesday, December 6 Wednesday, December 13 We will sing Sundays December 3, 10, and 17 Hope you can join us! If you have any questions, please contact Gordon Wright

Teachers & Helpers Needed for Summer Sundays

We still need more teachers/helpers to keep our Sunday morning pre-school program and Kids Konnect parties (Gr1-5) on track this summer. Each week throughout the summer we have classes for pre-schoolers (Ages 2, 3, JK, SK) and require teachers and assistants for each. On 2 Sundays (July 23 & August 20) we also have a Kids Konnect Party for Grades 1 – 5 and need extra help those weeks. No previous teaching experience is required. Perhaps God is prompting YOU…

Friendship Club Wins Award

Last week we learned that our Friendship Club program will be a recipient of the Kitchener-Conestoga 150 for Canada’s 150th Award! This award was launched by our local MP Harold Albrecht and local MPP Michael Harris to recognize outstanding contributions to our community. For many years, Woodside has hosted this program for developmentally challenged adults in our community every Monday evening. Our long-time director Geraldine Hotchkiss will be accepting the award at a ceremony on August 1. We want to thank…

Donna’s Place Spring Renovations

One of our 2016 year-end projects was making improvements to Donna’s Place – our temporary housing for missionaries on furlough. With your support, we raised over $25,000 for this renovation project. During the last few months, many volunteers have been busily working on the upper apartment at Donna’s Place and we’re pleased to say the work has been completed. In fact, the new residents, Phil and Andrea Bauman, have just arrived from Africa and are enjoying the newly updated apartment.…

Mbabala Island Memory – Dustin

(We’ve asked the team that served in Zambia in January to share some photos and memories from their trip) This is Peter, Mark’s right hand man for all things construction. We’d have been lost without him: project manager, translator, motivator. He learned much of his trade from another missionary who was faithful to mentor him in his younger days. Most places I’ve travelled, ex-patriates have at least one trustworthy, hard-working local. For Mark, this is Peter. ~ Dustin

Mbabala Island Memory – Dennis

(We’ve asked the team that served in Zambia in January to share some photos and memories from their trip) Getting supplies to the building site is a time consuming process. It involves a lot of mental energy planning, organizing and buying. And then physical energy walking and carrying. This is part of the reason the Mbabala Island remains under developed. Working together, we can bring supplies, development, teaching and encouragement. We can make a difference. ~ Dennis

Share the Fun. Share the Food.

Summer is coming soon and we’re all excited to get out and have fun. At the same time, others in our community find it hard to provide food for themselves. Help us support the local food bank run by Woolwich Community Services in Elmira. Share the Fun, Share the food is a food bag collection campaign we are doing at Woodside this May. Starting Sunday, April 23, Woodside is providing paper bags with a list of needed items. Kids will…

Mbabala Island Memory – Amy

(We’ve asked the team that served in Zambia in January to share some photos and memories from their trip) Zambian urban centres were full of these little reminders “God is Able” or “God is Unique”. Signs like this one remind me just Who I am serving and encourage me to actively seek and listen to the gentle call of God. When you think of Zambia, Mbabala Island or Mark and Carmen, remember God IS able and there is nothing beyond…

Volunteers Needed for Donna’s Place Reno

Renovating Donna’s Place was one of our year-end projects and we are starting to get this project underway. We are looking for willing volunteers that enjoy demo, plumbing, electrical, dry walling and painting. A demo day is tentatively scheduled for April 8th and a painting day is tentatively scheduled for April 29th. Text Jonathan Hiller at 519.635.7024 or if you’re willing to be a part of our team.

Spiritual Gifts Class on Sunday Mornings

We are all gifted differently. This class will help you identify the ways you are gifted and how you can use those gifts to serve God here at Woodside, locally in our community, or around the world! The class meets in the upper Youth Lounge for 4 weeks on Sunday mornings at 11 AM. Classes will be facilitated by either Jen Horst or Darcy Dueck. March 19 & 26 April 2 & 9 If you’re interested in attending this free…

Friends for (Easter) Dinner!

Our region is home to thousands of students from around the globe who are attending post-secondary institutions. The University of Waterloo has a very large population of International Students in graduate and post-graduate studies who are in Canada for a few years. Sadly many of these students make few, if any, connections to Canadians and can feel very isolated being in a foreign country without experiencing our culture and engaging in outside activities. One way that you can help is…