Maranatha - Join The Journey



November 20, 2022

Scripture:  Proverbs 5:15-23
Message:  God on Sex

Pastor Tom Baird

Offering:  New Life Women’s Home: offers healing in a safe Christian environment to women who have suffered abuse.

Next Week’s Offering (Nov. 27th): Maranatha Ministries

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 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:

Please pray for our Gr. 12 Senior High students as they contemplate what next year will hold for them. Pray that they would engage God in their decisions and their faith would continue to grow as they move through their transition to adulthood. If you have a passion for this next generation, consider showing your support by talking with them when you see them, and find out how they are doing. Give them a word of encouragement and pray with them directly as you are led. Perhaps, invite a family with teens over for a meal.

Prayer cover for our Sr. High ministry on Friday nights is also appreciated and is a great way to show support as we together grow young as a church.

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

George Luyt celebrates his birthday on Tuesday, November, 29th.

Today’s Team: Keyboard: Deborah Morgante; Bass: Harrison Noble; Drums: James Stickland; Lead guitar: Jordan Hall; Vocals: Karyn Elrafih; Percussion: Powell Slimmon; Acoustic Guitar: Tino Morgante; Interpreter: Jenn Abel

Operation Christmas Child: All shoeboxes must be returned today. You can drop them off anytime between 12-4pm at the back doors by the Chapel.

Junior High: This coming week there is no Jr. High as we have our monthly Leaders' meeting. For those signed up for baking, I will see you on Saturday and Sunday! Have a great week everyone!

Senior High: We have had some great nights of food, fun and teaching in the past few weeks! So awesome to have everyone so engaged in small groups. Leave it to Harrison to bring in an old tire and then wrenches and sockets for games and teaching! He is up again for teaching this Friday from 7-9pm. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for December 16th. We will be hosting an event for all Quinte Area youth groups. We will have a speaker, live music, dinner, and games. Dinner starts at 6pm. The night ends around 9:30PM. If you have not been out lately, come one out this week at 7pm!

Sr. High Volunteers & Bakers Needed: Reach out to James Stickland if you can help the Sr High group either by providing food for their upcoming city-wide youth event on Dec. 16th, or if you are interested in investing in youth by volunteering. We will be saying goodbye to 2 or 3 volunteers starting in January, and we’d love to say hello to you and at least two others! 

Young Adults: What does it look like to really love others as Jesus did? Come join us this Tuesday from 7-9pm as we talk about incarnational love!  If you have any questions or would like to get connected, contact We hope to see you there!

Christmas Children’s Choir: We are looking for kids aged 8-12 who are interested in singing on stage as a group for our Christmas Eve Service. If your child(ren) is/are interested, please contact Adam

Christmas Gift Cards: Every year Benevolence extends a helping hand to many who are struggling financially by giving them grocery gift cards for Christmas. They are from our church community and those who are referred to us through a connection in the church. If you would like to help by donating to this cause, please fill out the bulletin insert. Cheques should be made out to Maranatha but marked as benevolence gift cards. Forms must be filled by Sunday, Dec. 25th.

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

The Belleville Pregnancy and Family Care Centre is excited to share a Matching Gift Campaign. The campaign will run from Nov. 15th until Dec. 30th. Every donation up to $10, 000 will be doubled. The funds raised will go towards supporting all the programs and services at the Centre. You can donate online at, send an e-transfer, or by mailing a donation to 200 Dundas St., E, Belleville, ON K8N 1E3. Thank you for your support!

Job Opportunity: The Belleville Pregnancy and Family Care Centre is accepting applications for the position of Marketing and Communications Coordinator. This is a part-time position for 2 days a week equaling 14hrs a week. This position could include some remote work. Responsibilities include website maintenance, posting on social media platforms, creating promotional and marketing material, engaging with online users, and some client care. Experience with social media and email marketing is preferred. Applicants should have a working knowledge of the following programs: Canva, Photoshop, and MailChimp. Applications will be received until Dec. 15th. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their resumes and cover letter to Heather Tapp, Executive Director at

The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign:  Every Christmas The Salvation Army places their kettle bells around the community to help raise funds to support their local ministries. From Nov. 21st until Dec. 24th, there will be 15 Christmas Kettles in 13 different locations - all of which will need volunteers. Volunteer shifts are 2 hours each - volunteers stand (or sit) near the Christmas Kettle, greet those passing by, thank donors and wish everyone a Merry Christmas! If you would like to volunteer, call or text Amanda Robinson at (613) 243-6447.

Volunteers Needed: Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals. Deliveries are made in the months of September, December, and March on Fridays only. If you can help, please call Johanna DeVries at (613) 969-1105.

Nov. 6th Giving Update:  Budget - 4, 666.95; New Church Building—125.00; Benevolence - 1,065.80; Tokens - 100.00

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

Congregational Meeting: The Congregation is invited to join the Council and Staff of Maranatha Church for our annual Congregational Meeting on Dec. 7th, at 7pm. There are information packages in your mailboxes with the agenda, the 2021 budget and the proposed 2023 budget, as well as the minutes from last year's meeting. Staff and Council will be providing updates on the past year, and we look forward to the upcoming year as we continue to "Join the Journey" and walk in faith with the Holy Spirit." Materials for the meeting are in mailboxes and at the info desk.

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. Tickets will be available at the info desk, online at, or in the office, Tues-Fri, 9am-5pm. For more information, or for ways to volunteer for this event, contact Sue Lindsay at (613) 391-8788.

Praise Hymn & Worship Ensemble presents “The Gift”. Join us @ 7:30pm on Friday, Dec. 2nd at Eastside Community Baptist Church. A Christmas concert in spoken words and music. Free admission. A free will offering will be taken for Quinte Alliance Mission & Outreach.

TAKE THE GROWING YOUNG SURVEY:  Links to the survey are being sent out via email.  After church, people will be ready in the foyer to help those who need assistance taking the survey. You can also use the link or the QR code in the printed copy of the bulletin to find the survey. We are eager to hear from everyone in the congregation so we can assess how well we understand our Young Adults and if we are creating an atmosphere where they can grow and thrive. Thank you in advance for taking the survey. –The Growing Young Team.




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