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Announcements & Events

Save The Date - Libertas Male Choir

In concert featuring songs from their new CD recording (available June 2019) Directed by Martin Mans with special guests, Hendrik Van Veen - organ & Liselotte Rokyta - pan flute and Jaco Van Houselt - tenor. THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 Rehoboth United Reformed Church, Ancaster 7:30 PM & SATURDAY March 30, 2019 Knox Presbyterian Church, Stratford 7:30 PM Tickets: www.libertasvoices.com E-Mail: info@libertasvoices.com 905.522.0001

Canadian Lord's Day Association

The annual meeting of the Canadian Lord's Day Association is set for April 5. Rev. Roderick Macleod (from the Free Presbyterian of Scotland) is scheduled to speak. The meeting will take place in the Dundas FRC and begins at 7:30 PM. All are warmly welcome.

Peace Haven Benefit Concert

Organ & Panflute Concert in the Hamilton Free Reformed church on 1114 Old Mohawk in Ancaster by Andre Knevel and Liselotte Rokyta on April 3 starting at 7:30 pm. Net proceeds for Peace Haven. Come and join in listening and singing!

ARPA Oxford Fundraising Dinner

ARPA Oxford invites you to a fundraising dinner to raise money for upcoming projects on Saturday, April 6, 2019, reception starting at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm at Oxford Reformed Christian School. Mr. Calvin Smith, Director of Answers in Genesis Canada, will be speaking on “Genesis: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle.” Everyone is welcome, price is $25 per person, RSVP by April 1st. For more information or to reserve your tickets, talk to Jonathan Averink or Kevin Koppert, or email info@arpaoxford.ca

Mercy Ships - Martine Roos

On April 10th, 2019, I hope to present to you about my experience volunteering at Mercy Ships in Bethel URC church located at 49823 Talbot Line, Aylmer starting at 8pm. For those who don't know, Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to provide free surgery, training and dental care in developing nations. As 3 months have been unexpectedly added to my trip, I will also be raising funds to complete the remaining time there. I have been asked by the ship to be a part of the Advance Team, which is a team that goes out into the next country to prepare for the ships' arrival. We will be going to Senegal! This position will include administration tasks such as: opening bank accounts, phones/sim cards, setting up internet services, organizing supply chandlers for the local food deliveries and much more. In June I will switch over to be the Human Resources assistant, hiring individuals from Senegal itself, where we will hire all the day workers for the upcoming field service! I would love to present to all who are interested in the organization and want to learn more about it, as well as give a thorough update to all of my sponsors and show appreciation to you, because without your support, this trip would not of been made possible! Note: all funds received will go directly to Mercy Ships.

Trinitarian Bible Society Spring Meeting

The Central Ontario Auxiliary of the Trinitarian Bible Society would like to welcome all to their Spring Meeting which is planned for 8:00 PM on Thursday April 11, DV at the Hamilton Free Reformed Church, at 1114 Old Mohawk Road, Ancaster. This public meeting is designed for anyone to attend, whether you are a member of the society, or not. Updates pertaining to the Central Ontario Auxiliary will be shared, as well as info regarding TBS internationally. The latest regarding various translation projects that TBS is involved with will be presented. Please feel free to come out, and learn more about what TBS does. This year, the main speaker is Rev. A. H, Verhoef, Minister of The Word, at St. Catharines, Ontario NRC. Rev. Verhoef had planned and agreed to being the main speaker at the 2018 Spring Meeting, however, was not able to. We are thankful that he has agreed again. Your interest and support are most welcome.

Caring for Life: Working Together To Help Those In Crisis

Come to Bethel United Reformed Church of Aylmer on Friday, April 12 @ 7:30 pm, as we learn more about caring for those who are among the most vulnerable in our society!

Jeremy Hoogheim from the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform will speak on the tragedy of abortion and defending unborn babies in crisis. Executive Director of Fresh Start Maternity Supports, Karen Schouten, will discuss the ways this ministry assists families, such as crisis pregnancy support, housing, and transitioning back into the community. Scott and Patsy De Jong will tell us of their fostering and adoption journey to encourage us in caring for children in crisis when foster care and/or adoption become necessary. These speakers will be followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.

We encourage those who value life, desiring to show Christ’s love to all, to attend.

10th Annual HAMILTON PLACE CONCERT – April 20, 2019, DV

Hosanna Choir & Mattaniah Christian Male Choir
Tickets are now available for the annual combined concert of the 120 voice Hosanna Choir & 35 voice Mattaniah Christian Male Choir concert which will once again be held, the Lord willing, at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly called Hamilton Place) on Saturday, April 20 at 7:30pm. In addition to our regular line-up of musicians of Ryan Vandenberg (Organ), Andre Knevel (Organ), Naomi Van Manen (Piano), Scott Harrison & Shawn Spicer (trumpets), the concert will also feature Sarah Wiebe (Flute), and Suzanne Schaafsma (Soprano). Tickets are available at $20 & $30, and can be obtained through a choir member, or contact Wendy den Hollander at 905-628-1211 or email her at orders@hosanna-choir.org or online at www.hosanna-choir.org

Annual Womans Conference

The ladies of Jordan Heritage Reformed Church invite all women to attend the Annual Womans Conference on May 1, 2019 D.V. at Jordan HRC. The theme this year will be "Finding Joy in the Ordinary". Registration begins at 9. Please RSVP by April 1, 2019 by emailing womensconference.jhrc@gmail.com or by calling Hanna at 289-668-4936. A registration fee of $20.00 CND is payable at the door, with warm lunch provided. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Adoration Colour Run

The 4th annual Adoration Colour Run will be held on Saturday May 4th, 2019, at Gage Park in Hamilton. This is a 5 km walk/run fundraiser for Adoration Christian Centre in Haiti, a partner of Word & Deed. During the run, you pass through colour stations where you will be splashed with some beautiful colours. It was so much fun and a great success last year. Would you consider joining us this year? Find a few sponsors, and come on out! More details can be found at: www.adorationcolourrun.net

Heritage Spring Retreat

Register now!! All 18-35 year olds are warmly invited to the Heritage Spring Retreat from Friday, May 17 through Monday, May 20, 2019 at Maple Grove Christian Retreat Centre in Thamesford, Ontario. This year, we hope to focus our attention and topics around the theme of “Transformed”, with the title of Holy and Acceptable. In addition to cabins, there are some accommodations for married couples. Camping and tenting sites are also available. Cost of retreat is $225.00 if you register before April 30! Visit www.HeritageRetreat.ca to register and for more details!

PERMALINK: Blood Donors Needed in Oxford County

Canadian Blood Services needs your help in Oxford County so we can help patients in need of life-saving blood transfusions. Did you know, it could take up to 50 units of blood to help 1 car crash victim? Please consider supporting us by sharing the clinic details, organizing a group donation, booking an individual appointment, or inviting us to your event or office

To book an appointment to give blood visit www.blood.ca

To schedule a group donation email kristen.ungar@blood.ca

Find out if you’re eligible: https://myaccount.blood.ca/en/eligibility-quiz