Church Events


Attention aspiring vocalists! – Come join the Shantz Mennonite Church annual Christmas Choir! Rehearsals begin on Sunday. November 19th from 8:30 am sharp to 9:15 am in the church basement and will continue each week- (Sun.- Nov. 26, December 3, 10, 17;  Sat.- Dec. 23 @11 am.)   We will be performing in the morning and Christmas Eve services on December 24th. Participants of all ages are welcome. Please sign up in the front foyer bulletin board by the mailboxes.


Operation Christmas Child Boxes – Due: Sun, Nov. 19th Questions – contact Mary Lou L.

Nov. 22 (Wed) 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. -Community Bible Study Group. We are studying the book “The Patriarchs” by Beth Moore /week 6.  New people are always welcome! Talk to Mariko O.

Nov. 23 (Thurs) ) 7 to 9 pm – Shantz Church Emergency Situations Information Night.  All are welcome, especially those who may be supervising any activities at Shantz Church.  This is not a certification course, but topics of discussion to include Shantz Church-specific basic emergency protocols, CPR, defibrillation and fire extinguishers.  No sign-up necessary.  Any questions please contact Cliff K.

Nov. 24 – (Fri) – 7 to 11 pm – MYF Event – Cookies and Games

Nov. 24 (Fri) – 6 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm) – Adult Fellowship Banquet – Schmidtsville Restaurant, Wellesley. Tickets on sale now – $25 each, limited seating.

Nov. 26(Sun) – 11 am – Adult Sunday School – Emily Lambe will be speaking about Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and how to support people affected. Plan to attend!

Dec. 4 (Mon) 9 am to 12 noon –  Wipe Cutting at the Thrift Shop, New Hamburg.

Dec. 8 (Fri) – Christmas Carolling to our seniors. Meet at church. All welcome! A time of fellowship following with treats provided.

Dec. 8 (Fri)  Kool–Aid Jr. Youth – Christmas Baking – details to follow.

Dec. 10 (Sun) 7 pm John B. Miller and Friends Advent Concert @ Shantz Church. Spend an hour breathing in the hope of Jesus through music. Featuring or own Andrea W-S! Suggested $10 donation.

Dec. 18 (Mon) – Crunch ‘n Munch Cookie Exchange and Yoga. Sign-up sheet posted on CAFL bulletin board.

Calling all Musicians! We are looking for children or adults to sign up for Christmas music as part of the service on the morning of Sunday, December 24th and for other advent services. If you have a song you like to play or sing, please see the sign- up sheet outside the sanctuary on the wall.  Please also include the song you will be playing.  If you have any questions, please see Janice.