13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Saviour of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. -1 John 4:13-16
Prayer Call To Worship
Worship in Songs:
“Mary’s Born Child /Pasko Na Namang”
“Beautiful Star of Bethlehem”
Special Song: ” Manger Throne”
Tithes and Offerings
“Happy Birthday, Jesus”
“When A Child Is Born”
“What’s Your Song: The Angels’ Song”
Christ Candle: 1John 4:13-16
Christmas Medley of Carols:
“Joy To The World”
“O Come All Ye Faithful”
“Hark The Herald Angels Sing”
“The Birthday of A King”
“O Holy Night”
“Go Tell It On The Mountain”
Ministry Leaders: Please make sure to submit your detailed announcements to Pastor Aza or Pastor Eddie every Friday at 12:00 pm. Please note that announcements that arrive after this time will be made on the following Sunday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRO. CHRIS!
We would like to honour our Director of Audio /Visual Technology, Mr. Chris Lai who celebrates his birthday today! We appreciate you, Bro. Chris! God bless you!
CHRISTMAS EVE TRIBUTES IN MEMORIAM
Christmas is a time where we share the good news of Christ’s love, joy, peace and hope to the world. While we know that this is a time of celebration, Christmas can often prove to be difficult for many who have lost loved ones. For some of you, this is the first Christmas without your beloved family member or friend, or perhaps it has been many Christmases that have passed. No matter the condition, we as a body of believers here at Milliken Church stand with you, and we pray that the Lord of all comfort will support you day by day. If we have missed any names for tribute, please accept our apologies. Today, we honour the lives of the members of Milliken Church who have most recently lost. The names are as follows:
- Lucilla Bosma
- Reginald Dukhilall
- Elenor Dukhilall
- Derry Howell
- Rosie Murray
- Veronica Peters
- Dr. Ira Taylor
- Remedios Villanueva
We also recognize the following tributes represented by the Poinsettias in honour of the loved ones of the members of Milliken Church.
In loving memory of—
- Mr.& Mrs. Charles Higgins (Parents of Silvia Watson)
- St. Clair, Winston, and Kurt (Brothers & Nephew of Silvia Watson)
- Daniel Hind (Uncle of Marlene Chung)
- Marjorie and Ross Cooney (Family of Dwight Cooney)
- Reuben Galita (Father & Father-In-Law of Marlon & Dian Galita)
- Clare Malcolm, Joseph McCulloch, Myrtle McCulloch (Sister,Brother & Sister-in-Law of Grace Simms)
- Carlton & Julia (Parents of Windsor Simms)
- Derry Howell (Father of Tanya Howell)
- Sarathadevi Karunanithy (Dear Friend and Sister-in-Christ from the Tamil Christian Church of Canada)
May the memories of our dearly departed members, family and friends live on in our hearts and may their legacy live on through us to bless others.
Christmas Eve Service
Join us Sunday, December 24 at 10:10 am for our Christmas Eve service. We will have only ONE service this year and it will be in the morning. There will be NO evening service this year, so please note this on your calendars.
New Year’s Eve Service
Join us next Sunday, December 31 for our New Year’s service at 10:10 am. Let’s give thanks to the Lord for his goodness to us in 2023, and wait with anticipation for good things to come in 2024!
Kitchen Renovation Fundraising Update
Thank you for everyone’s continual faithful giving toward our Kitchen Renovation Project. We have raised another $ 330 toward the Project which brings the total to $ 5,050.
Christmas Mission Giving Drive
Until the Christmas Eve Sunday, we will be having our Annual Mission Giving Drive. This year, we will be working with SunshineTrail Resource Centre Autism. They are an organization that exists to serve and conduct interventions in Autistic Children/individuals in order to restore, establish and bring an awareness of Autism in our community and societies. Eliminating hopelessness.
English Class Temporary Arrangement: As our teacher, Mr. Dennis is away on vacation, please contact Brother Chris for your homework. Dr. Joan Chung will be our Chinese Language teacher teaching us Mandarin ONLINE. There will be NO class this Sunday or Dec. 24, BUT there will class on Sunday, Dec. 31 @ 6:30pm. PLEASE CONTACT PASTOR AZA TO BE ADDED TO OUR CHINESE-ENGLISH CORNER WHATSAPP GROUP.
INCOME TAX 2024 RECEIPTS
- Our finance team would like to give a friendly reminder that anyone who would like to receive a tax receipt for their financial contributions MUST put all Cheques and Cash in an envelope with FULL NAME AND ADDRESS.
- We have received several unlabeled envelopes and without a name and address, there is no way of knowing who has made a contribution.
- Unlabeled envelopes go directly to the general fund so we ask you to PLEASE label your envelopes before placing them in the offering box.
Worship Arts Team – We Want Your Help!
Have you been looking for a way to serve? Our Worship Arts team needs you! We are looking for servant leaders who are willing to serve on our Sunday Morning Worship and Audio Visual Teams. If you have the ability to sing, play an instrument (any instrument), or would like to learn how to serve in the Sound booth to learn various skills including sound board training, video/camera operation and working with Worship Tools to present words and scripture on the screen for worship service, please see Pastor Aza or Brother Chris.
Here are 3 reasons why you should join:
- A place to develop your gifts and be equipped to serve.
- Wonderful team of believers who support each other and pray for each other.
- Youth Alert! If you are looking to gain credits toward your volunteer service, this is a great way for you to earn those credits!
For more information, please visit www.millikenchurch.org for details on these areas of service.
Pastor Eddie hosts a weekday podcast called “Fisher of People”. He will be LIVE on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter every Weekday at 4:19 pm to help us focus on becoming dynamic Disciples of Jesus, and how we can lead others to follow Him. Subscribe to our YouTube channel or follow our Facebook and Twitter, and you will be notified when he goes LIVE. Tune in for his refreshing thoughts.
Share Your Testimony
Sharing your experience of how God is present in your life, and the peace that you have found in Christ can encourage others to share their testimony. If you are interested in sharing your testimony during a Sunday Service, please feel free to contact Pastor Eddie or call the Milliken Church at (905) 475-3579 so that we can plan accordingly.
Tithes and Offerings
Tithes and Offerings can be submitted in person or online. If you would like to arrange a personal drop-off aside from Sundays during services, please call (905)-475-3579. Please make an appointment before a drop-off is made to ensure someone will be present to receive it. Leave a message and someone will confirm your arrangements.
For virtual offering options, you may either follow the instructions on MillikenChurch.org/e-transfer for e-transfer option, or visit us at MillikenChurch.org/GIVE for giving via PayPal. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.
Luke 1:46-55, 1John 4:13-16
Pastor Eddie Jjumba
This Week at MWMC
Sunday, Dec. 24
MWMC Sunday School @ 9:00 am
Christmas Eve Worship Service & Livestream @ 10:10 am
(NO EVENING SERVICE)
Monday, Dec. 25
MERRY CHRISTMAS! (Office Closed)
Tuesday, Dec. 26
Time to Pray via Zoom (Seasonal Break- NO Meeting)
Wednesday, Dec. 27
Bible Study via Zoom (Seasonal Break- NO Meeting)
Thursday, Dec. 28
Morning Bible Study (Seasonal Break- NO Meeting)
Sunday, Dec. 30
MWMC Sunday School @ 9:00 am
New Year’s Eve Worship & Livestream @ 10:10 am
Last Sunday Statistics
Online Viewers: 158
In-Person Attendance: 62
About Milliken Church
Milliken Wesleyan Methodist Church is a welcoming community that values diversity. We strive to honour God, confessing Jesus is Lord, through various forms of praise and worship, thoughtful teaching, opportunities for spiritual growth, leadership development, compassionate outreach and service.
Visit our contact page for more information and ways to get in touch with us!