Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. | ISAIAH 54:2
In 1967, a small group of trailblazers sent by Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church established a new, independent congregation in Waterloo. Born out of a missional Sunday School program begun seven years earlier, Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church was founded and would soon see the completion of its own place of worship at 245 Lexington Road.
2017 marks WMB Church’s 50th anniversary. Celebrate 50 years of vision, mission and faith October 14-15, 2017. The weekend’s festivities will gather founders, current and former members and pastors to celebrate God’s faithfulness and look forward to years of ministry to come.
All attendees must register for Saturday’s events by Sunday, October 1, 2017. For your convenience we have set up an online registration process with credit card payment. If you experience difficulty with online registration, contact the Church Office.
COST | $10/person for the day includes Kick-off, lunch, the afternoon panel, and the evening program. The optional buffet dinner is an additional $30/person. As dinner seating is limited, register early to avoid disappointment.
GIFT REGISTRATION | In the spirit of Jubilee, we encourage you to share from your abundance by purchasing a registration package for someone else – someone you know who may not otherwise be able to afford the October 14 celebration. The online registration process also allows you to enter the name of and payment for a friend. See the registration page for instructions.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
Throughout the day, catch up with church family, friends and acquaintances, and hear stories of how Jesus has been at work through the ministries of WMB over the past 50 years.
10-11am | Registration, access to displays that tell the story of our ministries, past to present, and mingling with other guests
11am-12pm | Kick-off & Welcome
12-2pm | Lunch (serving from 12-1:30pm)
2-4pm | “Journey Through the Decades:” Hear the dynamic vision and stories of what God has done through the founders and leaders of our church in days past – like Chuck Buller, Brad Klassen, Paul McIlwraith, Paul Loewen and Marv Franz – and enjoy worship featuring a choir
5pm | Elegant Buffet Dinner
7:30pm | “Remember When:” Celebrate 50 years of vision through worship, drama and testimonies
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15
The celebration continues in our morning services as we hear how the DNA of WMB is rebirthing vision for the future. Our kids will celebrate, too, at a Kids Ministry birthday party just for them.