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MacNeill’s COVID-19 Response

Posted by on Mar 16, 2020 in Community news | 0 comments

MacNeill Baptist Church COVID-19 (corona virus) Response (March 16, 2020) In response to the COVID- 19 virus, your leaders have been in regular contact, and have made the following decision which is in line with the Ontario Medical of Officer of Health recommendations released on Monday March 16, 2020: According to the provincial guidelines, gatherings of more than 50 or more are significantly discouraged. As such, we will not meet until Sun April 5, 2020 at 11am (our regular time) We will continue to monitor the announced messaging and make...

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COVID-19 Guidelines

Posted by on Mar 12, 2020 in Community news | 0 comments

MacNeill COVID-19 (corona virus) Preventive Guidelines In response to COVID-19 here are some recommendations to limit the risk while we are experiencing this global epidemic If you have active cold symptoms it would be best to stay home from worship until you are recovered. There is hand-sanitizer available for your use as you enter the sanctuary. Disinfectant wipes are also available We should all refrain from ‘handshaking’, substituting with a friendly nod or wave, fist bump, elbow bump or slight bow etc. Our ushers will follow these...

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Australia Awareness and WIRES fundraiser

Posted by on Mar 8, 2020 in Community news, Photo Album | 0 comments

Australia Awareness and WIRES fundraiser

The church that plays together stays together!!  The Outreach Board sponsored a day of awareness about the terrible wildfires in Australia.  We made cardboard “boomerangs” and donated money for WIRES, a wildlife rescue organization in Australia.  And, of course, we shared a meal.  It looks like everyone had fun…….  🙂 Fabulous photos by Bruce Papky….. as always! Our mission...... Glenys and Mary F Garth and Sophie Audrey and Max Sandy Gryffin and Tarryn Lynn Of course, there was great food!! .... more food.... And...

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Irene’s Retirement Party

Posted by on Mar 1, 2020 in Community news, Photo Album | 0 comments

Irene’s Retirement Party

After 24 years of service, Irene Costello retired from her clerical position at MacNeill.  There were many heartfelt tributes, and lots of laughs….. and cake, of course!! Photos by Bruce Papky. Of course there was cake! Irene with Ruby and Gary Irene with Jonathan and Debbie Irene with John and Gini Irene and friends Irene with Garth and Sandy Leanne and Irene Irene gave a lovely speech..... ....... and cut the...

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Garry Blinch Appreciation Lunch

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in Community news, Photo Album | 0 comments

Garry Blinch Appreciation Lunch

The congregation held an appreciation pot luck lunch for Garry, who has been with us as Coordinator of Pastoral Care and Coordinator of Worship for about 3 years.  Here are some pics by our stealth photographer Bruce Papky.   We know how to eat!!! Beautiful cake. Garry and Garth Garry Garry and Anne with daughter Amber and grandchildren. Garry and Anne cut the cake. Dessert for all!!...

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Christmas Eve Service 2019

Posted by on Dec 26, 2019 in Community news | 0 comments

A very merry Christmas to all! Photos by Bruce Papky.   Claire and Brian played the prelude Bob T, Elliott and Charlotte with Joy to the World Beverly L sang I Wonder as I Wander Pippi read poems Our choir sang Angels Carol by John Rutter Claire as Gabriel Maeve as Mary Jaxon as Elizabeth Oscar in the band Elliott as Joseph sang Stille, Stille, Stille The tableau begins to take shape Adding the (very cute) shepherds and angels. Claire and Brian playing Handel's Pastorale from the Messiah. Max and Audrey Neve with Maeve and Elliott Jordan...

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What Dreams May Come

Posted by on Nov 27, 2019 in Community news | 0 comments

What Dreams May Come

Some photos by Bruce Papky of Strata Vocal Ensemble’s concert What Dreams May Come on Nov 24 2019.  We sang the Canadian Premiere of Stephanie Martin’s Requiem for All Souls.   Poster by Richard Talbot Laurel Forshaw, our conductor Stephanie Martin introducing her Requiem for All...

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Woman’s Day of Prayer

Posted by on Nov 9, 2019 in Community news | 0 comments

Woman’s Day of Prayer

November is Woman’s Day of Prayer month around the world.  The Women of MacNeill held their meeting on Saturday November 9 2019 with thoughtful prayer and messages.   Ruby, Nancy and Martina Ruth, Faye and Heather Jean, Beverly and Margaret In prayer In...

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Anniversary Weekend Oct 26 and 27 2019

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019 in Community news | 0 comments

  Featuring Lee Ann McKenna Your Deacons are very excited about our Anniversary plans. On Saturday morning October 26th starting at 9am – until approx 3:30pm “The Gathering” will be meeting at MacNeill. The title of the presentation for the day will be “Honouring our Mentors, Anticipating Tomorrow.” All members of the congregation are invited to attend. Saturday October 26th @ 7pm Our keynote speaker, Lee Ann McKenna, is a Baptist minister ordained five years ago to the work of peacemaking through an organization she founded called...

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Update on the Al Atmeh family

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019 in Community news, Refugee Sponsorship | 0 comments

From Your Newcomer Committee   Much has happened since our last report in June.  July 19 marked the third anniversary of the Al Atmeh’s arrival in Canada.   The Palins celebrated with them at dinner that weekend.  Ahmad provided tabbouleh and fatusch salads, Randa brought falafels and hummus.  The Palins, Heather, and probably others of you have met the family near Food Basics on King Street; Ahmad or Randa shopping and the children on their way to school at Cootes Paradise. Any time anyone visits with Randa she is always very...

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