July 21 2024 - Job and the Whirlwind

May 12, 2024 - Journeys with the Early Church - The Spirit at Work Opening Hearts

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May 5th 2024, Embracing Difference in Community

Our scripture reading was performed by the men of BMC, who enacted a Reader's Theatre performance of the Jerusalem council recorded in Acts 15.

The sermon on Acts 15 that followed begins with a phrase from Nathan Grieser's song Together which is found in the Voices Together hymn book #389.

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April 28, 2024 - Talking Truthfully About Money and Possessions

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This Sunday's text from Acts 5 contains the strange and difficult story of Ananias and Sapphira. Taking Anna Carter Florence's suggestion that the church practice the script of scripture and "enter the verbs that are chosen as well as the ones that weren't, but could have been," (Rehearsing Scripture: Discovering God's Word in Community, 139-140) Zac and Lois presented a dramatic alternative to the Ananias and Sapphira story that aimed to highlight the importance about the church talking truthfully about money and possessions.

April 7, 2024 - Journeys with the Early Church: Sent into an Uncertain Future

March 31, 2024 - Easter Sunday: Beyond the Tomb

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This Sunday's recording starts off with BMC's choir singing "Now the Green Blade Rises." Next, our children's choir's performs Monica Scott's song "He is Risen." Zac preaches on John 20:1-18.


March 29, 2024 - Good Friday: Towards the Cross

March 24, 2024 - Lent VI - Entering the City

March 17, 2024 - Lent V - Among the Crowds

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During this service, we reflected on Jesus' teaching about the Grain of Wheat found in John 12. We also participated in a ritual of planting wheat as a way of embodying the truth that we are like seeds of God's planting in the world, called to show the love and peace of Christ to all.

February 25, 2024 - Lent II, Journeys with Jesus: On The Road

February 18, 2024 - Lent 1 Journeys with Jesus: From the Water to the Wilderness

Apologies about some audio problems on this recording. 

During this sermon, Zac mentions the book Rehearsing Scripture: Discovering God's Word in Community

February 11, 2024 - Women who prepared the way: Mary

Scipture: Luke 1:46-56

BMC was very fortunate and blessed to have friends from the House of Friendship with us, namely, Natalie Schill, Director of Development at HoF and Sandy Milne, from the Board of Directors. Sandy brought us the sermon and helped us enter more fully into Mary's story, making connections between her story and the story of God's kingdom and justice in our world today.

February 4, 2024 - Women Who Prepared the Way: Ruth

We were honoured to have Dani Morrison come preach, helping us gain greater insight into Ruth's story along with the stories of many women around the world today.

January 21, 2024 - Women Who Prepared the Way: Bathsheba

Scripture Texts: 2 Samuel 12:1-7a

*Note: While Bathsheba appears after Ruth in Jesus' genealogy, due to speaker scheduling, we told Bathsheba's story first.

January 21, 2024 - Women Who Prepared the Way: Rahab

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Scripture Texts: Joshua 2:1-24; James 2:24-26

January 14 2024 - Women Who Prepared the Way: Tamar

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Scripture Texts: Genesis 38

December 24, 2023 - Advent IV - Will God Really Work Through Us?

December 17, 2023 - Advent III: How do we know what's next?

December 10, 2023 - Advent II: How do we prepare while we wait?

December 3, 2023 - Advent 1: How Long Must We Wait?

November 11, 2023 - Singing the Bible: Creation and New Creation

We were honoured to have  Mykayla Turner join us and to speak to us about themes of "Creation and New Creation" for our Singing the Bible worship series.

November 5, 2023 - Sitting, Listening, Asking....Singing!

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October 29, 2023 - Scriptures that have Shaped Us

October 22, 2023 - Exclusionary Texts Offend Us

October 15, 2023 - The Book of Revelation Confuses Us

October 1 2023 - Divine and Human Violence in Scripture Confuses Us

During this and the next couple of services, we will be exploring texts in the Bible that confuse us. A number of texts that members of BMC identified as "confusing" related to times that God actively endorses or commit acts of violence. Our texts for this Sunday were Joshua 6:1-17 & Micah 6:8 and Zac Klassen preached.

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September 24, 2023 - God's Love Brings Us Hope

The children learn a new song based on Romans 8:31-39. After that, Pauline Bauman reads the passage from Romans, Zac introduces some context for the passage, and then Pauline shares her personal experiences with Romans 8:31-39.

September 17, 2023 - Blessings in Scripture Bring us Hope

After Zac reads the scriputre passages from Numbers 6:23-26 and Isaiah 43:1, Keith Cressman shares his personal reflections on these passages.

September 10, 2023 - Our Life With the Bible

August 27, 2023 - Peacemakers Act Creatively to Prevent Conflict

We were fortunate to have Toronto-based director, actor, producer, and playwright Cedric Martin join us for worship and lead us in reflecting on how peacemakers are called to act creatively to prevent conflict.

Creatively adapting 1 Samuel 25:1-35, Cedric led us in a monologue in the voice of one of Nabal's servants, imagining that Nabal's servant had listened to Abigail's command to prepare a feast for David and his men - a creative act that prevented bloodshed. As part of Cedric's monologue, the congregation participated in making the feast, consisting of Bread and Hummus, Energy-Bites, and Trail-mix. The audio file begins with the children's time led by Zac, and then progresses to Cedric's monologue.

August 20, 2023 - Seeking God's Kingdom Brings Peace

August 6, 2023 - Trusting God Brings Peace

July 30 2023 - Praying Brings Peace Within

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Thanks to Pauline Bauman for providing these lovely cookies to remind us that God's peace guards our hearts.

July 23, 2023 - God's Presence brings Peace

July 16, 2023 - Eating with Enemies

We were happy to have BMC's previous Interm Pastor (2020-2021), Dave Rogalsky, speak to us this Sunday and join us for a community potluck afterwards.

June 25 2023 - Peacemakers Celebrate the Beauty of the Earth

June 18, 2023 - Peacemakers Share the Bounty of the Earth (Church Camping)

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During the Children's time, we shared strawberries and participated in the Eco-spiritual practice of "Savouring a Strawberry," a practice suggested by MCEC's Eco Minister, Wendy Janzen. This practice, along with many others suggested by Wendy, can be found on this website.

June 11, 2023 - Peacemakers Join God in Caring for the Earth

The audio file below begins with our scripture reading and children's time before it transitions to Dorothy Isaac's faith story. At the end of her faith story, Zac Klassen introduces a video that was shown. The link is below. 

Link to Water Walker Video

May 28, 2023 - The Spirit Poured Out: Inspiration for Change

May 21, 2023 - Following Jesus as Anabaptists: Accountability and Conflict

May 14, 2023 - Following Jesus As Anabaptists: Learning the Bible in Order to Live It

May 7, 2023 - Following Jesus as Anabaptists - The Priesthood of All Believers

April 30, 2023 - Following Jesus as Anabaptists - Pursuing Peace and Justice as Disciples

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BMC was honoured to have Arnold Snyder, Professor Emeritus in History, to speak to us about the 16th century Anabaptists. 

April 23, 2023 - Following Jesus as Anabaptists - Believers Baptism

April 16, 2023 - Following Jesus as Anabaptists - Roots and Wings

April 9, 2023 - Easter Sunday

April 7, 2023 - Good Friday

March 12 2023 - Lent III - Shaped by Thirst

March 5 - 2023 - Lent II - Shaped by New Birth

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February 26, 2023 - Lent I - Shaped by Testing

February 19, 2023 - Sheep and Goats

Stephen Roy, MCC Ontario's Church & Community Relations Associate joined us to present his sermon: "To Fast, or Not to Fast."

February 12, 2023 - Labourers in the Vineyard

February 5, 2023 - Treasure

January 29, 2023 - Mustard Seed

January 15, 2023 - The Kingdom is Near: Six-Word Sermon

January 8th, 2023 - Epiphany

January 1, 2023 - Restoration is Near - He Comes to Us In All Our Distress

December 18, 2022 - Restoration is Near: (Un)welcome Signs and Other Mysteries

December 11, 2022 - Tell What You See and Hear

December 4, 2022 - Advent II - Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord

November 27, 2022 - Advent I - Watch, the Day is Almost Here

November 20, 2022 - Genesis Journeys - God's Promise is for the Oppressed

November 13, 2022 - Genesis Journeys: God's Promise is Laughable

November 6, 2022, Genesis Journeys IV: Pilgrimage and Promise

October 30, 2022 - Genesis Journeys III: God's Call

October 2, 2022 - Seeking God Together: Serving

September 18, 2022 - Welcoming All

August 21, 2022 - Seeking God Together: Confessing

August 14, 2022 - Seeking God Together: Crying Out

July 31, 2022 - Seeking God Together: Marveling

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July 24, 2022 - Seeking God Together,: Honouring God with Our Bodies

July 17, 2022 - Seeking God Together: Making Room

July 10, 2022 - Seeking God Together: Making Time

June 12, 2022 -Creator's Call to Notice and Listen

June 5th, 2022 - Pentecost

May 29, 2022 - Ascension Sunday

May 15, 2022 - 40 Days of Wonder IV (Waiting for the Promise)

May 8, 2022 - 40 Days of Wonder III (Touching Wounds)

May 1, 2022 - 40 Days of Wonder (Teaching Forgiveness) II

April 24th - 40 Days of Wonder I (Breaking Bread)

April 17th, 2022 - Easter Sunday

April 15, 2022 - Good Friday

April 10th, 2022 - Palm Sunday

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March 27, 2022 - Lent IV - From Exceptionalism to Inclusion

March 20th, 2022 - From Earning to Receiving

March 13, 2022 - Lent II - From Fear to Compassion

March 6, 2022, Lent 1 - From Security to Generosity

February 27, 2022 - TRC II Starting the Conversation

February 20, 2022 - TRC: Starting the Conversation

February 6th, 2022 - Invitation to Sabbath

January 23, 2022 - Growing Up With Jesus

Christmas Eve 2021

December 19, 2021 - Advent IV

November 21, 2021 - Eternity Sunday

October 31, 2021 - Praying with The Prophets

October 17, 2021 - Lament

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October 3, 2021 - Prayer: Communication with God

September 26, 2021 - Stumbling Blocks in the Race of Faith

September 12, 2021 - Welcoming All In Jesus' Name