Our church holds monthly potlucks after our worship service to facilitate fellowship and personal connections. Contact the office to find out the next date.
Sewing Kit Bags
A few times a year we host a “sewing bee” for draw-string tote bags. These bags are then filled with supplies for school kits or health kits which are then distributed by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in countries in desperate need of relief. Our sewing bee is always a lot of fun and anyone can drop in any time and stay as long as you are able. Contact the office to find out when the next event is planned.
Our annual Apple Pie sale is one of our biggest and well known events in the community. Each November we spend 1 one Saturday making 500 unbaked apple pies as a fundraiser. Lots of help is always needed so give us a call if you would like to participate. Check back in September to find the confirmed date for the coming year and to place your pie orders.
Shrove Tuesday Crepe Supper
Our annual Crepe Supper on Shrove Tuesday is another fundraising event in which the community comes out to support us and enjoy a decadent meal just before Lent. An abundance of crepes are served with a large variety of fruit, sweet, and savoury sauces. Come for the crepes and stay for the fellowship! Check back later for next year’s date.
Bible and Small Group Studies
Several times a year small groups gather to study the Bible or a book of interest and challenge and support each other in their spiritual growth. Contact the church if you would like to join such a group.
On Christmas Eve a special program is planned that is meaningful for all ages and always a special treat for all who attend.
Partnering with the Harrow United Church
For 2 months each summer our church and the Harrow United Church have joint worship services. We have been blessed with the joy that worshipping together brings to both of our churches. We enjoy it so much that we are also involved in a joint Christmas choir during Advent. And this year our 2 congregations are partnering to sponsor a refugee family in our local community together.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank –“working to end global hunger”
Since May 2003 our church has initiated an annual Growing Project whereby local farmers volunteer to plant, tend and harvest a crop. Proceeds from the sale of the crop are then donated to the Foodgrains Bank. Local businesses help by donating inputs such as seed, chemicals and fertilizer, and services such as trucking, or combining. Not only does this help keep costs down, it fosters a sense of community spirit as local people work together to help hungry people in the developing world. To date, the growing project has raised and donated $136,000! Contact the church to find out how you can get involved.
Salvation Army Kettle Drive
Each year our church partners with other congregations and local service groups to host the Salvation Army Kettle in our community leading up to the Christmas Season. A great way to spread some Christmas cheer!
Mennonite Central Committee –“relief, development and peace in the name of Christ”
Our church has always enjoyed participating in projects that support the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Over the years we having actively supported projects such as Ten Thousand Villages festival events, hygiene, school, or relief kits, MCC Thrift Shops, MCC Mobile Meat Canner, Coin Collections to pay for clean water project, sandbag project, goat or cow purchases etc. There are endless ways to contribute and get involved. Give us a call.
Our church supports and participates in many non-denominational activities planned by the Harrow Ministerial.
A community Sunday morning worship service is planned and shared by all local churches during the Harrow Fair on Labour Day weekend.
During the fall and winter months there are Loonie Lunches offered to anyone in the community and served at the Harrow United Church.
By supporting the Harrow Foodbank through non-perishable food and monetary donations, our congregation plays a role in meeting the needs of our local community in a very tangible way.
MCEC Essex Cluster Connections
As a member of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, we also connect with the four other Mennonite churches in our Essex cluster and support the Leamington Mennonite Community Festival, the Leamington Mennonite Home and Apartments, the UMEI Christian High school.