Read this week's bulletin - Benton Street Baptist Church

Youth starts back up on Friday January 9th.!
Digging Deeper Sunday School starts back up Sunday
January 4.!
Pick up info packs for winter retreats & conferences and
from the slat wall:!
December 21, 2014!
Fri-Sun, Feb 6-8 Winter Retreat to New Life Camp!
Fri, Feb 13
Valentine Fundraiser!
Sat, Feb 21
Today’s Teens Conference!
March 12-19
Jamaica Mission Trip!
Morning Worship 10:45 AM!
Pastor Gordon Wright!
Evening Service is moved to Christmas Eve at 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 28, 2014!
Morning Worship 10:45 AM
Pastor Gary McNitt!
1 Chris & Dorothy McCleak 2 John Medel!
3 Helena Mornan WC Karen Schnuelle
Nursery - TODAY!
9:15 No Nursery!
10:30 Bonnee Brohman, Joan Sands,!
Marylou McNitt, David Metcalf,!
Anastasia Denau
Nursery - December 28!
9:15 No Nursery!
10:30 Nancy Little, Madeleine Rice,!
Katrina Metcalf, Brae-Lyn
Clifford, Julia Hislop
Our vision is to be a thriving congregation in downtown Kitchener: home to a
diverse and growing family of believers united in Jesus Christ; a place where
one can begin their Christian experience, belong to a caring family of fellow
believers, and become a mature ministering disciple of Christ.
Evening Service is moved to New Year’s Eve at 7:00 pm!
90 Benton Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 3H4!
Senior Pastor.........................................Gary McNitt!
Associate Pastor................................Gordon Wright !
Pastor of Young Adults..............................Jaye Rice!
Pastor of Music & Worship...............Doug Thomson!
Pastor of Children & Youth................Mark Mowbray!
Children’s Ministries..........................Robin Hazzard!
Parish Nurse……………………..Megan McCullough!
CHURCH OFFICE 519.745.3792
HOURS Mon. to Fri. 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 5pm
JK - Gr. 5 will join the adults for the morning worship services on
Sunday, December 21 and 28. Activity booklets are available from
the ushers.!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Rheva Collins who turns 93 years old on
Tuesday, December 23.!
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: Come to the celebration of the
entrance of God’s Son into this world! All are welcome to join us
Wednesday, December 24 at 7:00 pm for our annual Christmas
Eve service by candlelight.!
NEW YEAR’S EVE SERVICE: With songs and testimonies, we
will revisit God’s faithfulness to us in the past year and express
our trust in Him for the coming year. Please join us for the
evening service on Wednesday, December 31 at 7:00 pm.!
NOTE OF THANKS: We wish to express our thanksgiving to our
Benton family for their love and support during the illness and
death or our daughter Cathy Robbins. Her funeral on Monday
December 15 brought honour and praise to our Lord and real
honour to Cathy as well. We rejoice in God’s grace and strength
experienced day by day. From our entire family we say thank you
for your prayers. Gerry and Inez Morehouse!
CHRISTMAS OFFERING: Pastor Gary’s Christmas letter is in
your church mailbox. Extra copies are available on the foyer table.
The letter presents our goal and purpose for our Christmas
special offering. !
SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages returns Sunday, January 4.
BUDGET VOTE: The 2015 Budget passed with 86% in favour.!
BABY SHOWER: We will have a baby shower for Jessica
Kennedy Tuesday, January 6 at 7:00 pm here at Benton. They are
registered at If you wish to participate in
the group gift, contributions can be given to Robin Hazzard.
Please sign-up on the bulletin board.
BENTON ADDRESS DIRECTORY: New and updated copies of
the Benton address directory are available from the Welcome
Centre. Please note that the directory is for promoting connection
between those in the Benton street Baptist Church family.
Information included in the directory should not be used or share
for the purpose of sales or solicitation.!
EXERCISE CLASS returns Wednesday, January 7.
AWANA returns Wednesday, January 7.
PRAYER MEETING returns with WMF Wednesday, January 7.
Rob and Kathryn Fleming will give an update on their church
planting work with Fellowship International in Japan.
WOMEN AT PRAYER returns Thursday, January 8.
CHOIR PRACTICE returns Thursday, January 8.
BENTON YOUTH returns with a Birthday Night on January 9.
MEN’S BREAKFAST: Join us Saturday, January 10 at 9:00 am
for breakfast. Pastor Jaye will speak on Colossians 3:1-4. Please
sign up on the bulletin board.
BENTON LIGHTS returns Tuesday, January 13.
MEN’S SPORTS returns Thursday, January 15.
CHURCH OFFICE HOLIDAY HOURS: The office will be closed
for the following dates and times:!
December 22-24 afternoons!
December 25-26 all day!
December 31 afternoon!
January 1 all day!
Copies of the 17th Annual
Christmas Festival DVD are now available for loan in the church
library in 3 formats: For standard TV, widescreen TV and BlueRay. DVD’s of previous Christmas festivals are also available to