TABLE OF CONTENTS Mapleview Community Church Leadership Team ...........................................................................................
Membership List ...............................................................................................................................................
Minutes from 2017 Annual General Meeting ..................................................................................................
Pastor's Word - Jay Davis ...............................................................................................................................
Co-Lead Pastor - Jody Davis ..........................................................................................................................
The Kid Life - Kristen Cochrane & Brooke Davis ...........................................................................................
Wired - Ryan Koroll ........................................................................................................................................
The Student Life - Rachel Kuehnel .................................................................................................................
The Young Life - Brooke Davis .......................................................................................................................
Campus Ministries - Lori-Lynn Head..............................................................................................................
Church Operations - Jason Weening..............................................................................................................
Life Groups & Pastoral Care - Craig Head ....................................................................................................
Music Ministries - Joshua Kuehnel ................................................................................................................
The Golden Life,The Single Life, Mapleview Food Source ...........................................................................
Elder Board ....................................................................................................................................................
LEADERSHIP TEAM Lead Pastors Jay & Jody Davis
Director of Campus Ministries - Pastor Lori-Lynn Head
Director of Pastoral Care - Pastor Craig Head
Director of Church Operations - Jason Weening
Director of Music Ministries - Joshua Kuehnel
Director of Children's Ministries - Brooke Davis
Director of Childrenâ€™s Ministries - Kristen Cochrane
Director of Junior High Ministries - Ryan Koroll
Director of Senior High Ministries - Will Ferguson
Director of Young Adults & Young Married Ministries - Scott Burton
Finance & Office Administrator - Joy Evans
Director of Custodial Care - Paul McKoy
Facilities Maintenance - Gary Hammond
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OVERSEER BOARD (ELDER BOARD) Henry Koopmans (Emeritus) Adam Croft Wendy Mascotto Jeff Quinn Ron Quinn Ryan Stephenson Henk Storteboom Mark Tulloch
SERVANTS BOARD (ELECTED)
Angela Heppleston Brian van Tol Nicole Howell Normand Theriault Richard Pelzer Sharon Ledlie
1. Albione, Sam 2. Andrews, Lindsay 3. Andrews, Martin 4. Attridge, John 5. Attridge, Rosemary 6. Aust, Christina 7. Aust, Stefan 8. Awiten, Esther 9. Aylward, Ian 10. Aylward, Sarah
11. Babcock, Rebecca 12. Barber, Chad 13. Barber, Erin 14. Bates, Lindy 15. Bates, Randy 16. Blanchette, Denis 17. Blanchette, Viola 18. Bowen, Donna 19. Bradley, Marilyn 20. Bria, Angela 21. Bria, Linda 22. Brincat, Charles 23. Brincat, Christina 24. Brox, Tara 25. Buck, Bill
26. Caldwell, Hugh 27. Carpenter, Clay 28. Carpenter, Deanna 29. Chipman, Stefanie 30. Christiaans, Mary 31. Church, Nicky 32. Coates, Mark
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33. Coates, Mary 34. Cochrane, Jordan 35. Cochrane, Kristen 36. Coleman, Barb 37. Coleman, Kim 38. Coleman, William 39. Conjaerts, Jennifer 40. Coppin, Michael 41. Courts, Janice 42. Coyle, Andrew 43. Creamer, Kevin 44. Creamer, Yvonne 45. Croft, Adam 46. Croft, Charleen 47. Cudmore, Chris 48. Cudmore, Miranda
49. Davis, Brooke 50. Davis, Jay 51. Davis, Jody 52. Davis, Marijane 53. Davy, Nancy 54. Davy, Randy 55. Desormeaux, Leah 56. Dixon, Alanna 57. Dixon, Julie 58. Douglass, Shelley 59. Dove, Mona 60. Dove, Trevor 61. Dube, Nicole 62. Dube, Paul 63. Dunning, Doug 64. Dunning, Pat
65. Eisses, Christine 66. Eisses, Darren 67. Eisses, Lindsay 68. Eisses, Nick
69. Epps, Barry 70. Epps, Kate 71. Evans, Joy
72. Forsyth, Arlene 73. Forsyth, Ian 74. Fortune, Heather 75. Fowler, Elaine 76. Fraser, Cameron 77. Fraser, Carmella 78. Friedmann, Ursula
79. Garcia, Rodrigo 80. Garzon, Aracelly 81. Garzon, Bryan 82. Garzon, Melissa 83. Garzon, Vicente 84. Gilroy, Loretta 85. Giroux, Karen 86. Glendenning, Gerry 87. Glendenning, Irene 88. Godwin, Amy 89. Godwin, Charles 90. Gomes, Denise 91. Gomes, Diogo 92. Goodhand, G 93. Goodhand, Len 94. Goodman, Mark 95. Graham, Susan 96. Greer, Cathy 97. Greig, Brian 98. Greig, Christy
99. 100. 101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106. 107. 108. 109. 110. 111. 112. 113. 114. 115. 116. 117.
121. 122. 123. 124. 125. 126. 127.
Harrison, Paul Harvey, Bruce Harvey, Lilla Head, Craig Head, Lori-Lynn Head, Moriah Heppleston, Angela Heppleston, Casey Hill, Ken Hotchkiss, Susan Hotchkiss, Tom Howell, Nicole Howell, Scott Hubbard, Greg Hufnagel, Phil Hufnagel, Tina Hughes, Catherine Hughes, Steven
Keenan, Michael Keenan, Vicky Kelly, Tim Kennedy, Deborah Kerr, Bill Kerr, Janice
As of March 1st, 2018 128. 129. 130. 131. 132. 133. 134.
Koopmans, Henry Koopmans, Tina Koroll, Michael Koroll, Ryan Kuehnel, Rachel Kutsukake, Cathi Kutsukake, Paul
L 135. 136. 137. 138. 139. 140. 141. 142. 143. 144. 145. 146. 147. 148. 149. 150.
M 151. 152. 153. 154. 155. 156. 157. 158. 159. 160. 161. 162.
Laframboise, Larry Laplante, Louis Lawson, John Lawson, Leanne Lawton, Beth Lawton, Eric Lea, Chris Leamon, Lisa Ledlie, Sharon Ledlie, Wayne Lehman, Dave Lehman, Ingrid Lit, Cathy Lit, Dave Lock, David Lynn, Jennifer
163. 164. 165. 166. 167. 168. 169. 170. 171. 172.
McNeill, Monica McPherson, Don McPherson, Marie Mikiver, Denise Mimms, Kim Molenhuis, Coby Molenhuis, Jim Moran, Mary-Anne
Morrison, Margaret Rose
N 174. 175. 176. 177. 178. 179. 180. 181. 182.
Nagel, George Nakeff, Robert Nasso, Samantha Newman, Donald Newman, Renate Nichols, April - Scott Nichols, Jason Nickel, Chrissy Norris, Linda
183. Oriade, Segun Mahon, Sherry Mascotto, Myles Mascotto, Wendy Matiasso, Helen Matiasso, Peter Mattson, Valerie Mayerhofer, Debbie Mayerhofer, Wolf McDiarmid, Ian McDiarmid, Sandra McKoy, Lorraine McKoy, Paul
184. 185. 186. 187. 188. 189. 190. 191. 192. 193.
Paradis, Heather Paradis, Richard Peacock, Vi Phillips, Ruby Pilkington, Vanessa Pilkington, Wayne Pilon, David Pilon, Nancy Pitts, Glen Pitts, Janette
194. Plett, Esther 195. Plett, Kelvin 196. Puska, Karl
197. 198. 199. 200. 201.
202. 203. 204. 205. 206. 207. 208. 209. 210. 211. 212. 213.
214. 215. 216. 217. 218. 219. 220. 221. 222. 223. 224. 225.
Quinn, Diane Quinn, Elizabeth Quinn, Jeff Quinn, Ron Quinn, Ruth
Ramos, Kimmy Rayner, Graham Rayner, Karen Reinke, Kelly Reinke, Russ Ricetto, Carrie Ricetto, Darcy Rose, Daya Rose, Jonathan Rourke, Jason Rourke, Kelly Runge, Christine
Salonia, Carmela Salonia, Gaetano Samonte, Jaye-Ann Samonte, Rumer Santiago, Edmar Santiago, Mary Ann Selin, Sandra Sharp, Ivan Sharp, Pamela Sheardown, Julie Sheppard, Tracey Slessor, Samuel
226. 227. 228. 229. 230. 231. 232. 233. 234. 235.
236. 237. 238. 239. 240. 241. 242. 243. 244. 245. 246. 247. 248. 249. 250. 251. 252.
Southon, Mark Southon, Sandy Stephenson, Ryan Stephenson, Valerie Stephenson, Wayne Storteboom, Cora Storteboom, Henk Sudnik, Lorraine Sudnik, Richard
Tallarigo, Francesco Tanton, Corrie Tanton, Jim Theriault, Catherine Theriault, Normand Therrien, Karen Therrien, Stephane Thompson, Tara Todesco, Randall Tomlinson, Marla Traynor, Calvin Tretter, Norman Tulloch, Mark Tulloch, Yvonne Tunstall, Esther Tunstall, Trent
253. Uyenaka, Joe 254. Uyenaka, Stephanie
V 255. van Arragon, Brian 256. van Arragon, Stephanie
MEMBERSHIP LIST 257. 258. 259. 260. 261. 262. 263. 264. 265.
W 266. 267. 268. 269. 270. 271.
van Hattem, Craig van Hattem, Kerry Van Rooyen, Tracy van Tol, Brian van Tol, Jennifer van Voorst, Neil van Voorst, Tanya Vieira, Adele Vieira, Tony
Wagner, Angela Wagner, Darryl Wagner, Frank Wagner, Gail Wagner, Rob Wagner, Tina
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272. 273. 274. 275. 276. 277. 278. 279. 280. 281. 282. 283. 284. 285. 286. 287. 288. 289.
Walker, Paul Walker, Shena Wall, Evelyn Wall, Joyce Wallace, Devon Wallace, Kirkland Weeks, Valerie Weening, Allison Weening, Jason Weening, Jon Weening, Kristen Westerneng, Ed Westerneng, Pat Whatley, Chris Whatley, Irene Williams, Karen Williams, Terry Wilson, Evelyn
As of March 1st, 2019 290. 291. 292. 293. 294.
Wilson, Mark Wilson, Sharon Wray, Grace Wright, Adam Wright, Michelle
295. Zaba, John
Date: March 25th, 2018 Place: Mapleview Community Church Time: 2:00pm AGENDA FOR 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, HELD MARCH 25, 2018 Call to Order
Chairman of Meeting - Pastor Jay Davis
Prayer, Worship & Devotional - Pastor Jay Davis, Josh Kuehnel/Jody Davis, Pastor Jay Davis
Recording Secretary - Joy Evans
Agenda Review and Approval
Approval for meeting minutes from 2016 AGM held March 2017
Acceptance and ratification of Ministries Report 2017 Senior Pastor's report and ministry highlights Ministry report question period
Ratification vote of newly appointed Elder Board Members Wendy Mascotto Henk Storteboom
Acceptance and ratification of Financial Statements report for 2017 Review by Treasurer - Wolfgang Mayerhofer Financial statement question period
Acceptance and ratification of Mapleview Church Constitution 2018
New Business Future vision review - New Building update
Motion to adjourn 2017 Annual General Meeting
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Date: March 25th, 2018 Place: Mapleview Community Church Time: 2:00pm MINUTES FOR 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, HELD MARCH 25, 2018 Pastor Jay Davis opens meeting. Quorum established by Pastor Jay, 2:01pm. 304 members. Quorum typically is 40%, 121 people. In 2007, we moved and passed by-laws to read that those in attendance at any Annual General Meeting would constitute a Quorum for the transacting of any and all church business, unless the number attending be judged by the Lead Pastor, the Chair, to be insufficient to continue. The choice is left in the Lead Pastor’s hands. Today we have 131 members here and an official Quorum is established. Pastor Jay opened with prayer. Jody Davis & Josh Kuehnel led in worship. Pastor Jay's Devotional Thank you to all who are here and thank you to the new members who have come to participate. Thank you to those who are not members who have come also. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 1:26-28 God looked down and saw us and knew we needed Him. Justin Trudeau is laughing at the church today. Funding for youth summer jobs has been cut unless we agree with his statement agreeing with abortion rights. Many governments aren’t taking us seriously – they think we are nobodies. The church has been filled with nobodies who keep proclaiming the Good News of God. A great theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, just passed away and may have a different opinion now. Yet this has been the reality through the years – there is nothing new under the sun. In Israel there were kings and leaders that thought God was of no real threat to their kingdoms. But judges that God called came and brought back into order what went wrong. There is always potential to get out of alignment with God and go toward the culture around us. A judge would come and get the people to put aside their pagan ways but when the judge was gone they would slip back. God promised never to leave or forsake us. We must promise God to not leave or forsake Him. The enemy is real, and he is very destructive. It’s not wise in God’s eyes to leave what is within our power to do for God to others! It is our responsibility to keep striving forward. We cannot fail to carry out what we felt compelled to do years ago. God has given us great responsibility as a church here. Othniel – called to serve Ehud – took matters into his own hands and brought deliverance in Israel’s time of need Shamgar, Deborah, Barack – stood in the gap when Israel was going off course Gideon – even though the miracles of God appeared to have ceased, he longed to see them again. It wasn’t the failure of God, it was the failure of the people. He went in the dark and took down the altar of Baal. This began the deliverance. The job wasn’t done. 9
Date: March 25th, 2018 Place: Mapleview Community Church Time: 2:00pm MINUTES FOR 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, HELD MARCH 25, 2018 150,000 Midianites came to steal the harvest. When Gideon asked for an army of God to be raised up, only 32,000 came â€“ 20% of the 150,000. It looked small. But God said it was too large. Those that were afraid left and there were 10,000 left. But God said it was still too large and after the next test only 300 were left. The lesson from God was that they needed complete dependency on Him. It was a decisive victory. God had the Midianites fighting one another. Just over 300 in our membership right now and 175,000 in our city. The only thing left for us to do is to be fully dependent on God. The only thing left for us to do is place our dependence on God, blow the trumpet, give a shout of praise, wait for the Lord to bring the victory, and collect the harvest of people He is calling into His Kingdom! We have a fire in our earthen vessel. We are a weapon, fashioned by God. Itâ€™s our day, our moment, our time. Ivan is going to blow a trumpet charge. A shout out to God that we are the army of God. Ivan Sharp blew a trumpet charge.
Agenda Review and Approval Jay asked for a motion to accept the agenda as written. Moved: Graham Rayner Seconded: David Lehman
All in favour. Passed. Approval for meeting minutes from 2016 AGM held March 2017 Jay asked for a motion to accept the minutes. Moved: Valerie Mattson Seconded: Nicole Howell Jay asked for any discussion or questions and there were none. All in favour. Passed.
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Date: March 25th, 2018 Place: Mapleview Community Church Time: 2:00pm MINUTES FOR 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, HELD MARCH 25, 2018 Acceptance and ratification of Ministries Report 2017 Pastor Jay: A shoutout to some that aren’t with us: Harvey Quinn, a member of our Board for 20 years, went to be with the Lord this year. Dan Osborne, with Wanda, served in our café and John Rodgers, we will miss his questions, and of course Tina Hill. It’s challenging to see some of our friends go to be with Jesus. I want to take a moment to explain how large an operation this is. We often get questions, “What are the staff doing all day?” These are the people that are running the church on a day-to-day basis. This place is used for rentals, and Pastor Craig has been taking care of that. Many things have to take place for each rental. Pastor Lori-Lynn has moved from children’s ministry where she was for 13 years and we will be explaining what she is doing later. Brooke & Kristen have taken on and are managing that role. Every child that checks in has to have a record that is kept for the life of the church. Every person that volunteers with the children has to have a background check. It’s huge administration. Jordan obviously has an enormous role, has taken the place of Mike who left last year. All those videos you see every Sunday have to be created along with all of the graphics every week. We have a Board that meets once a month. They are in charge of rolling out the vision, purpose and goals. I don’t make a decision all by myself; this group of men make sure everything is done in order. Any large purchases, salaries, all the inner workings of the church have to go through the Board and Henry! He has been on the Board for 20 years. This group of men makes recommendations and takes steps. Children’s workers, hospitality, offering counters, ushers – so many people that give of their time at a very high level. All of the technology, live streaming team, worship team, usher & greeter teams, youth & young adult teams – all have to be managed. This is an enormous operation that happens here every week. It is larger than you think. Most of them giving of their free time. There is a lot happening here and I have a deep respect for each and every one of them. Up until now, I have to manage this myself. My role, my responsibility, and as I pray every Sunday that we would steward each dollar well. Staff Bios & Job Descriptions handout is available. We’d like to introduce you to our new staff. Josh & Rachel Kuehnel - it is a miraculous guidance of the Holy Spirit that they have come to us. Josh is our new Worship Director. Josh Kuehnel: Hello everyone. That is quite an introduction. I'll do my best. I'd love to meet you so please come say hello. I am super excited to be here and to serve at Mapleview. It is such a great community and my short time here has been amazing
Date: March 25th, 2018 Place: Mapleview Community Church Time: 2:00pm MINUTES FOR 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, HELD MARCH 25, 2018 so far. Thank you for being so welcoming. I had a whole different idea of how my life was going to go before I arrived here. God had a plan for Rachel and I and we did not see it coming. Everything in my life has lead up to this point in time. I am blessed to be here and to have the opportunity to worship with you. I look forward to this great season at Mapleview. Pastor Jay: We are going places in the area of worship and he is a people lover. We hired Josh to be our Worship Director and we have been searching for a youth pastor since Laura left. Some may think we have been slothful in looking but we haven’t been. We have interviewed so many people. And with Josh coming we discovered something. We could not ignore this young woman who works for Youth for Christ and has her own degree and works in ministry. The more we thought and talked to her the more we realized that all of a sudden it was like God highlighted her. She will be joining the staff as our new Youth Pastor. Rachel Kuehnel: It’s really awesome to be here – super overwhelming. It was about 5 years ago that God put on my heart that I needed to dedicate myself to ministry. Through the journey of Josh being brought to Woodstock, I found Kid2Kid and thought – this is what I was made for! And now, I was going through the grieving process and thought I would have time to relax and God said, “No you’re not.” I’m nervous about this, especially after an amazing youth pastor and the amazing team. But God has shown me that I’ve learned a ton that I could contribute to the role and the community. I also have learned that it is not about me or my abilities, but about relying on God. It’s not possible without God; it’s all about us coming to God in prayer. My prayer is that we would become like what DC Talk sung about – Jesus Freaks. Or using a musical theatre reference from Shrek the Musical – that we would let our Freak Flags Fly. That we wouldn’t be afraid to be different. That the youth would leave confident in their gifts, and their identities in Christ. For every leader to have opportunity to discover their unique talents – and take them into the world. Pastor Jay: This is a new staff appointment. It is with incredible excitement I ask Jason Weening to come. He will become the Director of Church Operations. He will take on managing the Operations of this place so I can teach and preach. There is so much in this particular role that will allow other staff to function in their roles. Jason knows the church; he is a trusted person. He has absolutely been groomed by God for this position for years. Jason Weening: I certainly didn’t see my life going this direction. I was also going through a time of grieving. Our family business is shutting down and I went home and cried. If you know me, I’m not that type of person. But my heart was broken. I feel like I’ve come through the valley of the shadow of death and I’m excited about the future. We are very excited and thankful to be part of this team to serve the staff and all of you to the best of our ability. Pastor Jay: It is going to open up a door for us like we’ve never had before. If you look at church growth, you need to have a Director of Operations. Jason has a skill-set that fits our team perfectly.
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Date: March 25th, 2018 Place: Mapleview Community Church Time: 2:00pm
Date: March 25th, 2018 Place: Mapleview Community Church Time: 2:00pm MINUTES FOR 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, HELD MARCH 25, 2018 Jay asked for any questions regarding the ministry reports. There were none. Jay asked for a motion to accept and ratify the ministry reports. Moved: Brian van Tol Seconded: Doug Dunning Pastor Jay: Also a shout out to Ryan & Ashley that stepped in after Laura’s departure. They have kept everything together while we haven’t had a youth pastor. Due recognition is given to all those who stepped in. All in favour. Passed.
Ratification vote of newly appointed Elder Board Members Pastor Jay: I have power from the constitution to appoint new Elder Board members. These are 2 people who will add value, are committed & loyal. Wendy Mascotto – will be the first woman serving in this capacity – no more fooling around boys – she has been part of this assembly for years and years. Moved: Tina Wagner Seconded: Glen Pitts All in favour. Passed. Henk Storteboom – you have gotten to know Henk & Cora more in the last few years – they have stepped up in an absolutely enormous way – they don’t want any glory and contribute in so many ways. Moved: Brian Greig Seconded: Don Newman All in favour. Passed.
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Date: March 25th, 2018 Place: Mapleview Community Church Time: 2:00pm MINUTES FOR 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, HELD MARCH 25, 2018 Acceptance and ratification of Financial Statements report for 2017 Jay welcomes Wolfgang Mayerhofer (Treasurer) to come and speak to the financial reports. Wolfgang Mayerhofer: A significant increase in assets reflects the blessings of the church that have been poured out this year. Wolf reviewed all Financial Statements. Question Period Question: Normand Theriault – Special Events for almost $18,000 more than last year? Where did we spend that money? Answer: Wolf - Sports Camp, Gala, set & décor, etc – some funds were re-allocated from other accounts, showing an increase for this year. Question: Karen Rayner – We did receive a large donation this year, why isn’t that in the God-infusion line?
Answer: Wolf - It isn’t in the God-infusion figure, however it is in the Designated Receipts. There isn’t really a Godinfusion account, so as long as it is in the bottom line, it’s accounted for. Question: Karen Rayner – Budget for salaries & wages – introduction of new staff but there is only a small increase amount? Answer: Jay - Jason is starting in May, Rachel is starting in June – so there are months missing in their salaries for this year. It is an incremental step for this year’s budget. Move to accept the financial statements. Moved: Tara Thompson Seconded: Ken Hill All in favour. Passed. Pastor Jay: Cash at end of year is $846,000. We have been putting money aside for the last 2-3 years for the new roadside sign. We want to have a good amount of money set aside for large purchases. This year there is $100,000 going toward this sign. The total amount will be reduced by another $100,000 for the building project. We put money aside to pay off the principal and interest of the mortgage each year and we have that money put aside right now, $400,000. We make sure we do that to keep up with things and have the money before we spend it. You may think why do I need to keep giving? But we have a plan and we are being smart. It is a smart, intelligent thing to do. We want to make sure we are ahead of the curve.
Date: March 25th, 2018 Place: Mapleview Community Church Time: 2:00pm MINUTES FOR 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, HELD MARCH 25, 2018 Acceptance and ratification of Mapleview Church Constitution 2018 Pastor Jay: We should be doing this at a fairly regular interval, which we haven’t been. This is a formality and every few years we should be ratifying this. We haven’t changed anything, however I’ve just noticed that we haven’t ratified it for a while. No changes have been made, simply a ratification vote that we are abiding by the PAOC governance. Moved: Karl Puska Seconded: Wayne Ledlie All in favour. Passed.
New Business Pastor Jay: Ministry Center plans: We have met this year. The plans we introduced last year are still in play. We haven’t spent any money up until now. But this is the year we are going to stretch ourselves and move forward. We are going to introduce a capital campaign for the $300,000 in our budget to advance this. This is not a lot of money for the size of our assembly. It is going to be a benefit to the whole church. It will be a component piece to be used for the glory of God to touch people. There are going to be building projects happening in the next 10-15 years. Moving forward this year this will go from conceptual drawings to building going on. Our Elder Board is fantastic. We work with a unanimous vote. It is not just me directing these guys. Jeff Quinn: (Vice-Chairman of the Board) Nothing specific except I’d like to take this opportunity to have a vote of confidence- what a blessing it is to be under Pastor Jay & Jody at Mapleview Community Church. Pastor Jay: A shout-out to Joy – huge blessing to the office – her role is changing. Staff are going to adjust to the new positions and roles and jobs. Our sound and tech team – it’s wonderful how much they are here – Jason, Kai – some of the most key people. You don’t know what they do until they aren’t there.
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Date: March 25th, 2018 Place: Mapleview Community Church Time: 2:00pm MINUTES FOR 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, HELD MARCH 25, 2018 Jay asked for any further questions. Doug Dunning: What is our average weekly attendance?
Jay: We don’t count attendance anymore. PAOC suggests a quick way – that it is $1000 per person – so somewhere around 1500 people would call Mapleview their home. On a Sunday between 900 & 1200. Average church attendance – every Sunday 1/3 isn’t coming. I could preach the same message for 3 weeks in a row and then everyone may hear it. We are planning a Sunday evening service to start in September. Thank you everyone for coming. Jay called for a Motion to Adjourn. Moved: Wolf Mayerhofer Seconded: Mike Koroll All in favour. Passed.
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PASTOR’S WORD LOOKING BACK OVER 2018 Jay Davis, Founding Pastor Wow, another year has been placed into the history books, and only time will be able to judge if we have been of any service to our community in a meaningful way. Natural man will evaluate, debate, and determine whether our current church family was engaged in the highest and best purposes of God. For sure it will be an objective evaluation, having no idea of the internal decision-making challenges, the personal struggles associated with family life, political climate, populism, and global affairs. Future generations always judge former generations. All I can say to you who are reading this report is, “Thank you!” Thank you for honouring God to the best of your ability; thank you for stepping up and being part of this body; thank you for the privilege you have given to Jody and I in being part of your life. I genuinely believe that God has been part of this past year in leading and directing us by His Spirit. To me, 2018 has been a turning point, opening the doors to an abundant future. A future that is bright and abundant in the Lord, though very indeterminable as far as being easy and comfortable in a worldly perspective. Vigilance to God’s Spirit, God’s Word, and God’s church body needs to be a high priority for every believer moving forward. More than ever we will need one another in the days ahead! Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how to spur one another on to love and good deeds. Let us not neglect meeting together, as some have made a habit, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching. My compelling sense looking forward, and evaluation looking back at 2018, has revealed what I see as an enormous blind spot to me that is increasingly getting more difficult to understand and fix. Yet, it must be addressed and resolved, and it is in the area of Christian education and discipleship. There is a general malaise 20
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over God’s people regarding biblical literacy. Simply put, many believers have no understanding or context of how to connect the Word of God with their everyday life. Especially concerning for me are those who have grown up in church going to Sunday school, youth groups, and participated in Sunday services, yet simply do not seem to know how to implement scripture into their everyday life. Saints of God are following every wind of doctrine from the assorted podcasts they listen to without discerning the spirit – from following mega church pastors online that drift into heresy and compromise, to tweets from people who have no legitimate biblical education and are moved by what they feel alone. The danger is becoming imminently clear, but with no way to stop many from drifting except to try and get them to reengage their faith in the Word of God for themselves. The clear call from God is to persevere. In 2019 let us renew our commitment to follow Him with all our hearts. We must push the refresh button for our spiritual life to be fully ready for the coming days. Refresh our prayer life, refresh our praise encounters, refresh our burden for the lost, refresh ourselves with the powerful and inspired Word of God. Mapleview Community Church, 2019 is our time to refresh our souls.
THE YEARLY ONE WORD PASTORAL SUMMATION 1996 - “Agalliao”- Greek for "Rejoice greatly" (The Word in Pastor Jay and Jody’s year of transition) 1997 – Theme: Catch the Spirit – Biblical Word Summation: “L’ Chayim” - Hebrew for “To Life” 1998 – Theme: Tsunami of Souls – Biblical Word Summation “Ado” - Greek for “sing praise” 1999 – Theme: Show me Your Glory – Biblical Word Summation “Doxa” – Greek for “Glory” 2000 – Theme: Living in the Land of Galatia – Biblical Word Summation “Shigga'own” - Hebrew for “furiously” 2001 – Theme: In Pursuit of W.O.W. (Winning our World) – Biblical Word Summation “Hamah” – Hebrew for “Uproar” 2002 – Theme: In Pursuit of W.O.W. Pt.2 (Winning our World) – Biblical Word Summation “ Zakar,” – Hebrew for ‘remember’
2003 – Theme: In pursuit of the Spirit formed Life – Biblical Word Summation “Pale” – Greek for ‘Wrestle’ 2004 – Theme: Year of unreasonable intentions – Biblical Word Summation “Braduploeo” – Greek for ‘sail slowly’ 2005 – Theme: In pursuit of Vital Living – Biblical Word Summation “Zoë” – Greek for “Vital spiritual life” 2006 – Theme: Time to Shine – Biblical Word Summation “Õerets – Hebrew for ‘soil’ 2007 – Theme: The Kindness Revolution – Biblical Word Summation “pol·em·os “ - Greek for “Battle” 2008 - Theme: Beauty for Ashes - Biblical Word Summation “hoop·om·en·o” – Greek for “Perseverance” 2009 - Theme: Exceeding Joy - Biblical one Word summation “ap·ok·al·oop·to” - Greek for “Reveal” 2010 - Theme: Patterns for Living - Biblical one Word summation - prok·op·ay Greek for “Advance” 2011 - Theme: Kingdom of God - Biblical one Word summation – “kat·ab·ol·ay” Greek for New foundation 2012 - Theme: Faith Expedition - Biblical one Word summation - “yaw·lak “ meaning Walk. 2013 - Theme: The Door - Biblical one Word summation – Chadash pronounced “khaw-dash” meaning – Renew 2014 - Theme: With All My Heart - Biblical one Word summation – Heb. Mišpāhâ pronounced “mish·paw·khaw” meaning – Family 2015 - Theme: The Return - Biblical one Word summation. Gk. περισσός pronounced per-iss-ós, meaning Abundantly (Over and above, more than enough) 2016 – Theme: The Great Invitation - Biblical one Word summation Gk. καθεύδεις pronounced kath-yoo'-do, meaning Asleep (I sleep, am sleeping) 2017 – Theme: The Great Awakening - Biblical one Word summation Heb. ַחּו֗רi rū·ah pronounced “roo'-ah” Meaning: breath, wind, spirit 2018 – Theme Let There Be Light - Biblical One Word summation Gk. (ἐπιμένω) epimenó pronounced ep-ee-men'-o. Meaning: to remain, to persist in, to tarry
The One Word Hebrew summation of 2018 that I have chosen to describe the past year comes from 1 Timothy 4:16 where Paul writes his young colleague Be on your guard as to yourself and your teaching. Persevere in these things; for by doing this you will make certain your own salvation and that of your hearers. The word “persevere” is the word that comes to mind for 2018. It is the Greek word; epimenó (ἐπιμένω) pronounced ep-eemen'-o. The definition is to remain, to persist in, to tarry. Upon returning from Ethiopia in November of 2018 and seeing all that those believers had to do to in order to survive the desert heat and barrenness I have thought about the word persevere. I am so pleased to look through the years at Mapleview and to find a people of perseverance, people who have faced ups and downs, people who have struggled to understand and survive the onslaught of the enemy. 2018 marks the end of just persevering and now we move to abundance. I am, in faith, proclaiming the years of abundance have arrived. Love, joy, peace, fruitfulness, harvest, revival and refreshing is the hope that lays in front of us. Times of refreshing are upon us! In Jesus’ Name! As is my custom, the last word is for my family. To Brooke, Taylor, Cassidy: I never could ever imagine having such good friends as each of you have become. Children who are my best friends – it’s the coolest thing ever. Each of you continue to exceed my dreams for you, and your future is bright. The very last word is to my wife of 28 years, Jody – I literally have no words to describe how much you mean to me. Everything just keeps getting better and better with you. (I love how you think that everything I say and do is perfect and that I’m never wrong. He says with a grin. ) But seriously, nothing that has been accomplished here at the church has been done without your support and encouragement. You are a Proverbs 31 woman in every way possible.
Finally, in the spirit of this annual report I would like to speak over this coming year and declare that our church body will be full of faith, that we would walk in divine health and be renewed in strength, and that God would prosper all, out of His riches and glory. May Mapleview’s best years start this year and continue until He returns in Glory. May the best still be yet to come. Baruch Ha Shem Adonai…”Blessed be the Name of the Lord” Respectfully submitted,
Pastor James (Jay) Davis
This past year has only been so wonderful because of the unmerited favour of the Living Lord Jesus Christ dwelling among His Church and His Children.
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and preach the gospel and He has planted us here. We can’t be lazy or complacent, but we need to see that time is short and that we all will, one day, give an account for what we were given and what we did with it. Did we invite strangers to our home, did we feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give a drink to the thirsty, see the sick and care for them, did we visit those in jail?
CO-LEAD PASTOR As we look back on 2018, I am thankful to the Lord for His faithfulness to us and for bringing us through another year. I can’t believe that we have had the privilege to serve in this city for the past 21 years. God has been so good to us and has blessed us above and beyond measure. This past year, my role began to transition more into a co-leading position alongside Pastor Jay. We have always worked very closely together, but this year it became more intentional. Jay and I make many decisions together and are able to plan and vision for the days ahead. Our staff has had a few transitions this past year as well and some have moved into different roles of ministry. I believe that God is setting us up for great things and preparing His church to make a greater difference in this community. It has been wonderful adding prayer requests and praise reports to our Sunday services and watching how God answers. This is hopefully cultivating a culture and attitude of prayer, and seeing people step out in faith with their requests. Worship is still the ministry that I oversee and I work closely with Joshua Kuehnel. He has been a wonderful addition to our team and I have already seen the impact that he has had on our worship team. We continue to meet weekly to plan and vision the weeks and months ahead. My desire is to see people have the best worship encounter with Jesus every time we come together. I would love our church to be a place that knows how to worship their Lord with their whole heart, a place where the body of Christ comes expecting to meet with Jesus and be filled with His presence. I am not totally there myself yet, so I want this for me as well. I see a room filled with people, arms raised to heaven, crying out to their Saviour with praise and thankfulness, an expression of worship from the overflow of what lies within us. To God be the glory! As most of you know, in November of 2018, Jay and I were given the opportunity to go to Ethiopia. This was like no other trip that I had ever taken. It made me even more grateful to be where God has called us, here in Barrie. This is our mission field. The people in our city are who we want to share Jesus with. The culture and living conditions are completely different, like two totally different worlds, but the need of a Saviour is the same. Jesus gave us all the command to go into all the world
I want to be able to say yes to each question. As we head into 2019, it’s like we have a fresh start to begin again. “REFRESH” - the old has passed and the new is here. Let’s make 2019 our best year yet! As Jay always finishes his report to our family, I would like to finish mine that way as well. Jay, you are an incredible man of God that has more grace for people than anyone else I know. You are the same in front of people as you are in the privacy of our home. Your greatest heart’s desire is to honour the Lord and I think you do that very well. You always seem to look for the best in people and give them the benefit of the doubt. You are brilliant, kind and compassionate and thankfully not arrogant. You don’t look for the praises of others, just mine. Your love for me and our girls is priceless, and you are their hero. Thank you for your constant obedience to the Lord above all else, even when it costs. Thank you for loving me unconditionally, I love you more and longer.
Addendum that everyone needs to read and understand: I feel, as it is very important for me to reiterate, that though there continues to be a rise in global crisis and a focus on racial discrimination that we at Mapleview see everyone who comes through the doors as valuable and an important part of our family. You may have a different colour of skin, or speak a foreign language, or come from another religious background and tradition but once you have given your life to Christ and have been washed in His blood, you, like me, are part of the family of God and we belong together. You may be new in the family or you may be returning to the family. It does not really matter. You are welcome here and I am very thankful for the privilege of serving alongside each one of you! Jay Davis
Under the leadership of Christina & Stefan Aust, we were excited to provide a new opportunity to our kids ministry during our Kids Costume Party in October. We had over 100 kids and parents attend our church for a night of family fun, games and candy. This has been a great success and we are excited to see what this next year will bring.
Last fall, we sped forward with our first Kid Life life group. A 6-week course for kids in Grades 1-5 to learn together and develop new skills in knowing God and making His name known in the world. Our first life group featured the concept of missions and finished with a mission project creating meals for a missionary family and a family in need. We are excited to continue these opportunities throughout this coming year and watch our kids grow into powerhouses for the Kingdom.
THE KID LIFE What an incredible year! The Kid Life is continuing to be a place of joy, excitement and spiritual development. We are honoured to be given the privilege and responsibility of partnering with parents to lead these children into a loving relationship with Jesus Christ. This year we had so many opportunities to show Jesus’ love to the kids of our church and community.
Through worship, games, lessons and crafts, our Sunday morning services have explored themes such as searching for God’s truth, the armour of God and boldly living out your faith. We have welcomed many new families into our ministry and have been watching them, along with our church family, grow deeper in their love for God.
Summer is one of our favourite times of year, Kidz Kamp, Summer Sunday Fundays and Carnivals fill up our schedules. This past year we had 140 kids attend our Kidz Kamp, learning that no matter what is going on in their life- JESUS RESCUES! This year, we are believing for Kidz Kamp to be an even larger outreach by providing for the first time ever - 2 full weeks of camp. Taking this leap of faith, we are believing to see even more kids impacted by the powerful message of Christ’s love and life-changing power! Each Sunday we pack in as much fun and faith as we can during Summer Sunday Fundays. Animal visits, career day, paint wars and so much more flooded the halls of our Kid Life area. We make sure this is a priority in order to inspire building memories and engaging the creativity of God’s precious gifts - kids.
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A new transition we implemented into the Kid Life has been weekly leadership meetings. This offers a time for relationship-building, prayer and leadership development on a Sunday morning just before our Kid Life teams enter our classrooms. We have loved the time to get to know our leaders personally and value the time to pause and refresh before serving.
Thank you so much to all those that serve alongside us. From weekly classroom leaders, to those that support special events, and even others that serve behind the scenes during the week, we are blessed to have so many people supporting the vision for the Kid Life. We could not do this without you. We cannot say thank you enough.
As we grow and expand this ministry, we are always eager to meet new friends who are as passionate about kids as we are. If you are looking for a place to belong and make a difference, hanging out with our littles may be the place for you. We love to play, have fun, act silly and learn about how great our God is all together. Please keep our kids and families in your prayers as we embark on the great things that God has planned for 2019!
Children's Ministries Kristen Cochrane & Brooke Davis
Weâ€™re praying that this year God would be glorified through all we do and that this would be your best year yet!
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opportunities. We are also in need of more leaders who are passionate about living a lifestyle of youth ministry. Pray about what your role may look like in our youth ministries departments. We’re praying that this year God would be glorified through all we do and that this would be your best year yet. Junior High Ministries Ryan Koroll
WIRED 2018 was an incredible year for our junior high ministries. Firstly, I have to thank the over two dozen volunteers who are dedicated to and passionate about junior high ministry. Without all of these incredible and dedicated people, it just wouldn’t be the same. So a huge thank you must go out to our team. I consider all of you family and am so honoured that we get to work together serving an incredible group of students. Ashley and I are so thankful for all of the support we have received from our church family - you are all family to us! I look forward to getting to know you all better as we serve together! KEJICK BAY In the summer of 2018 we travelled to Kejick Bay in Lac Seul First Nations to serve with Jenna and Charles Dollin for the second year in a row. While there we ministered to the community primarily by running a VBS kids camp for the surrounding communities. We spent time chopping wood for families, picking blueberries to make jam for elders, cleaning the Grief Center and organizing hundreds of pounds of clothes that were donated by many of you reading this. Thank you! JUNIOR HIGH SPRING RETREAT This year we held our sixth annual Junior High Retreat and it was absolutely amazing! There were over 100 of us and literally not enough beds to accommodate us but I encourage you to tell a 12-year-old they may have to sleep on the floor - you’ll be surprised at how excited the thought of that is! I absolutely loved seeing this young group of students engage in worship and press into the messages. GOING FORWARD We are so excited as we head into 2019. Join us in prayer as we equip students to serve locally and globally through mission trips, serve projects and other outreach
able to get to know the students more personally and walk with them deeper, but there have been beautiful moments of students taking first and next steps in their relationship with Jesus. We have also been continuing the Family Dinner tradition, where we all gather around a table, have a meal together, and share in one another’s lives.
THE STUDENT LIFE 2018 has been a year of big transition for The Student Life and myself personally, and as a result, we have seen God move in big ways! With my husband Joshua coming on staff in February, and myself in July, we have been incredibly blessed and welcomed by this beautiful community. Almost immediately we felt like family. Thank you! I feel both blessed and honoured to have been able to fill the role as Youth Pastor here at Mapleview. Those that have gone before me have worked so hard, poured out so much, loved so tremendously, and been so faithful to God’s leading. This has been clear by the legacy of lives transformed. Shortly after starting, with big dreams and visions for the coming years, I found out that I was pregnant with our first child. We were faced with another transition, and so, TSL would be also. But God is so faithful and even though many ideas and priorities for TSL had to change, God showed up continually in powerful ways in the students’ lives. Much of the beginning of the semester was recruiting and building up a team – and what a tremendous group they have been! Their abilities to work together, support one another, and love the students passionately are an inspiration to me. Our mission for The Student Life is “to create a safe and loving environment for students to grow in their relationship with God, and to serve and impact their community for Christ.” It is clear that the team has taken this to heart and made TSL a place for the students. It quickly became clear that we were engaging a diverse group of students and, likewise, meeting diverse needs. We made sure that this was reflected in the programs, events and various things that TSL engaged in. We have had a lot of fun with our bigger events like the Kickoff Carnival, Plaid and Pumpkins, and Christmas Banquet. We are focusing on serve projects to teach about living out our faith and helping us to think outside of ourselves. There were significantly more students attending our serve evenings than anticipated and the response from these students and those we have been serving has been overwhelmingly positive. We also have been increasing the priority of Small Groups and God has been showing up massively! Not only has the Team been 28
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Our bigger event this fall was our Retreat. We were not sure what to expect this year, but God moved powerfully! From salvations, to first experiences with the Holy Spirit, to healings, to first steps on the road to reconciliation, and the start of amazing relationships. Every student and team member left transformed! Throughout this semester we have seen many new and returning students. Some are just starting a journey with Jesus, and some are helping others discover Jesus, but it is clear that everyone is growing. This was a theme for the semester – GROW. Jeremiah 17:7-8 “Blessed are they who believe and trust and rely on the Lord. For they will be nourished like a tree planted by the waters, that spreads out its roots by the river: and will not fear the heat when it comes; but its leaves will be green and moist and it will not be anxious and concerned in times of drought nor stop bearing fruit.” This has been the underlying thread of what we have done this semester. Overall, a goal of ours has been to continually get students more involved and take ownership over TSL. We look to the near future with great anticipation as we create more and more opportunities for students to walk alongside our team, building relationships, learning, growing and serving, and to be able to watch God work in the lives of these students.
Senior High Ministries Rachel Kuehnel
Our mission for The Student Life is to create a safe and loving environment for students to grow in their relationship with God, and to serve and impact their community for Christ.
THE YOUNG LIFE What an incredible 2018 The Young Life has experienced. This year we continued to join together in different weekly events and have seen steady growth within our group. In 2018, we hosted our second TYL Conference which was attended by over 75 young adults from our church who engaged over the three days. They left feeling fueled and excited for what is to come. Conference was also a big win for our team as the weekend ran amazingly smooth. In only one year we were able to up our game and host this conference. We have already planned our conference 2019 and are believing that each year we will continue to expand our reach to young adults around us. This past year we held 15 Collected Services in which we explored biblical teachings and themes that left us walking away challenged and motivated to live for Jesus. These nights yielded success because they are a place of relationship and community where we genuinely want to create a place for people to belong and feel loved. Small groups continue to be a time where we have seen people come together and share their journeys and experiences, a place where people can encourage and cheer on another one. Looking forward into 2019 we are so excited to have Scott and Micaela Burton joining our team and being our Pastors. I believe that they will bring a new breathe of life into our team, TYL community and city. We cannot wait to see where The Young Life goes under their leadership. As always, thanks to the incredible lead team. You guys serve with so much passion to your peers and always go above and beyond. The things we are able to do on a weekly basis are because you show up and pour into this ministry. You dedicate your time and energy and I am so thankful that I am able to serve alongside you. May you be blessed in abundance this year. Young adults, the best is yet to come and I am so excited to see what happens in 2019.
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We have an incredible team who has a passion to love those within our church community, Barrie and beyond.
each one of you.
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES CAMPUS MINISTRIES
It has been an honour this past year to serve and build relationships with you as we do life together and I am very excited about the upcoming year. We believe it is going to be a year of spiritual refreshing as we dive into God’s word and position ourselves for a harvest of souls in our city of Barrie! Respectfully Submitted, Lori-Lynn Head
Once again a year has flown by and it has been a fantastic year at Mapleview! I remember Jay sharing about the parable in Matthew 9:14-17where Jesus speaks about new wineskins … “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” That message captured my heart and made sense to me if we want to move forward and continue to grow. That being said, it ended up being a year where we have had lots of changes. All of these changes have been necessary in order for us to receive “new wine in new wine skins” and continue to expand and prepare for growth here at Mapleview. This year has presented itself with great opportunity through many events and programs we have hosted for our church and our community.
A special thank you goes out to so many amazing people who have made Mapleview Church welcoming and inviting.
Here are some highlights of ministries and events I have had the privilege of being a part of: Girls Night Out, Ushers, Giving Center, Guest Services, Canada Day, Barrie Police Awards, Child Dedication and Baptism Celebrations, Food Source, Welcome Home, Mother’s Day, Single Moms Lunch, Father’s Day, Single Dads Lunch, decor, one-on-one appointments, support and collaboration with our staff and assistance to Jay. Many new faces have joined our church family and we are very excited about that. It has been a privilege to assist some of you as you have settled in here at Mapleview. We are glad you call this home. A special thank you goes out to so many amazing people who have made Mapleview church welcoming and inviting. To all our volunteers, in all the ministries of our church who have gone above and beyond to make this a place where people want to be, a place where people want to get involved, and a place were people feel welcomed … Thank-you! We are blessed and grateful for 31
A huge thanks to everyone who helps mow grass, shovel snow, clean floors, weed gardens, build sets, hang lights, run cables, maintain equipment and more and more!
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• Staff prepared 2019 department budgets in advance this year for the first time, a helpful exercise to think through our spending and how we can be good stewards of the resources we have.
CHURCH OPERATIONS As I reflect back on 2018 there is a one-word summary that captures it quite accurately: CHANGE. During Pastor Jay’s State of the Church address on January 7, 2018, I wrote this note on the back of a Mapleview offering envelope: “Go out and do something new in 2018. A year that changes my life – great faith.” I never saw this coming, but a few months later I was working on staff for Pastor Jay at Mapleview.
According to the Canadian Children’s Rights Council, “Fatherlessness is one of the greatest social problems in Canada.” Dads, let’s be PRESENT and ENGAGED with our kids! We made some great memories with our kids this year! A few highlights from 2018 were: • Dads & Kids Board Game Night • Dads & Kids Movie Night • Summer Campout • LEGO Night with Noel Straatsma, Official LEGO Master Builder • 2nd Annual Dads & Daughters Dinner Jason Weening
There is a great team of volunteers that serve at Mapleview every week. A huge thanks to everyone who helps mow grass, shovel snow, clean floors, weed gardens, build sets, hang lights, run cables, maintain equipment and more and more! There were literally thousands of people, young and old, from our community that came through this building last year for graduations, seminars, banquets, classes, meetings, support groups, conferences, camps, Bible studies, prayer meetings, baby showers, birthday parties, play groups, concerts, sports events, and much more! Thank you to everyone who helps keep this property looking ship-shape! We are blessing our community! Here are some projects we executed on in 2018: • LED roadside sign install • New sound board in Worship Arena • Upgrade counters & expand kitchen with new sinks • New “Refresh” backdrop in Worship Arena. Big thanks to the team that put this together! • Ministry Center: Planning team had a few meetings and met with an architect to keep moving this project forward. We’ve been exploring some different building options and reviewed some initial drawings for the project, trying to keep our cost as low as we can. • Missions Advisory Team: We re-grouped in November to review our missions support and start developing an application for missionaries who ask for Mapleview’s support.
We Care Christmas Dinner 2018 With approximately 100 volunteers, along with Base Borden staff, we were able to feed approximately 250 adults & children and send them home with a gift bag and as much clothing as they could take! All of this was possible because of awesome volunteers, and the generosity of our church family. Golden Life
LIFE GROUPS & PASTORAL CARE Pastoral Care has definitely become a greater part of my role here. Pastoral Care looks different every day. Some days it’s in a home or hospital room, or it might be connecting with someone in a coffee shop or my office to discuss life’s challenges. It’s also meeting with families as they prepare the “Celebration of Life” service for the passing of a loved one. It also looks like meeting with couples as they, with excitement, begin to plan their wedding. It could also look like a plethora of text messages, phone calls or emails. Please don’t ever hesitate if you, or someone you know, would benefit from a call or visit - please let me know! Life Groups & Life Classes 2018 was another great year of a variety of Life Groups and Classes, with upwards of 200 people being a part of them throughout the year. Volunteer Appreciation Event Our volunteers enable us to do all that we do, year after year. This year, as a token of our appreciation, we all went bowling together, and a great time was had by all! Summer Of Love (SOL) Once again, our SOL provided many great “connecting points” within our church family. Canada Day BQQ With July 1st on a Sunday this year, we held our Sunday service on the soccer field! It was a great day, but also a very HOT day. Once again, the BBQ itself was AMAZING, with many thanks to Rod, Thalita & team! Funerals and Weddings Many weddings and funerals were a part of my schedule again this year.
Golden Life was one the recent additions to my role, and I’m thrilled to be part of such a great group of people who still love to laugh and have fun, and serve Jesus with all their heart! Ward Life Our Ward Life Ministry is something that we feel very strongly about and we will continue to direct prayer and effort to strengthen and grow it in 2019. There were several Ward activities throughout 2018. Ward Life is really all about connecting with people in your neighborhood who also attend Mapleview - connecting socially, and connecting to build one another up in faith and life. That’s it. I would encourage you to become involved in your Ward in 2019, and if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me for more details. Water Baptisms I always LOVE watching and being a part of people’s water baptism. I rejoice with those who took that next step in 2018, and publicly acknowledged their desire to follow Jesus for the rest of their lives. Shifting Roles Administratively, 2018 was the year of change for some of our staff. While the Servant Board, and Benevolence continue to be a part of my administrative role, Usher Teams & Building Rentals were switched from my responsibilities, and Golden Life & Prayer Teams were added. Barrie Police Service I continue to serve in the role of Chaplain for the Barrie Police Service, and am honored to do so. Please pray for our officers, especially as you see them driving or walking, responding to calls. They certainly have a challenging position, and I have come to value and appreciate them more than I thought possible. Sincerely, Craig Head
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Ward Life is really about connecting with people in your neighborhood who also attend Mapleview - connecting socially, and connecting to build one another up in faith and life.
Thank you Mapleview Worship Team for your dedication, support and love over all these years. I truly value each and every one of you.
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you and hear you play, sing, pray, and worship God every week. You have made sacrifices with your time and energy and it was all for the glory of God. I also want to thank the many people who have prepared food for us at Sunday breakfasts, those who pray for our church and our worship team, those who provide time and money to make improvements to everything from the backdrop to the sound system to the lighting. It is an absolute honour to serve the Lord with you.
MUSIC MINISTRIES 2018 at Mapleview was a year of change, growth, and experience of God. When I played a retreat for a church “up north” named Mapleview I had no idea what God had in store for the year ahead. There was a season on its way that I never could have anticipated. I was about to be introduced to a staff who are witty, warm, loving, gracious, intelligent, and most importantly Christ-loving. The heart of the staff has been inspiring since day one. I also encountered a massive team that is talented and passionate about the musical worship at Mapleview. My heart has been encouraged seeing what God has done in the hearts and minds of our worship team. I have been blessed to watch the team grow in prayer, confidence in the Lord, their giftings, their hopes and dreams, and their passion to serve the King of Kings. Our church family has a lot to offer one another and Barrie as a whole.
I pray that 2019 is a refreshing year for each of you and I look forward to all that God has in store for Mapleview and Barrie this year. Be Blessed, Joshua Kuehnel
Our concerts and special musical services, starting with the Good Friday Concert, were opportunities to see the team thrive and dive deeper into their gifts by praising the Lord with excellence. At Easter we saw new people at Mapleview hear about a Saviour who adores them and gave His life for theirs before conquering death and hell to rise three days later. At our Welcome Home services we saw many return from summer and some new faces join regular fellowship with their brothers and sisters in the Lord. At Christmas the birth of Jesus was told through our Christmas Spectacular and Christmas Eve services. Pause nights throughout the year provided a space for people to worship and spend time in the presence of the Lord and learn about Him through musical worship. It is so good to be a part of a church family that loves to worship its Saviour. I would like to thank so many people: Jason, Kai, and Chase for all the tech needs they always have in order. One or all of them have been at every single event we did throughout 2018 and provided expertise, talent, skills, and heart to make everything that needed to happen take place. Thank you to everyone on the worship team. You have all served with such heart and passion and it has been an honour to serve alongside 37
THE GOLDEN LIFE
We are a group of fun loving seniors meeting monthly to enjoy fellowship. In 2018 we met 8 times, either at the Church, or in host’s homes. Our meetings are mostly a pot lunch and occasionally an evening get-together. We love to sing, worship, have testimonies and do some fun things. The highlight of the year is our annual Christmas banquet with a turkey dinner during which we collected money to help bless some Mapleview families. For 2019, we will be doing something new, such as going out for lunch and having a movie afternoon. If you are in our age bracket, come on out and join us. You will meet some new friends and have a great time! Thank you. Diane Quinn on behalf of The Golden Life
THE SINGLE LIFE
Hebrews 10:24, "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds," In the Fall of 2018, with the support and guidance of Pastor Lori-Lynn, a group of singles began gathering together, connecting, laughing, and building one another up, always unified in faith. The purpose of this growing group is to help support one another run the race that God has set before us well. We endeavour to help one another through fellowship and acts of service. September’s kick-off event was a fun 80’s party, followed by potluck dinners, a bowling event and helping with the autumn clean up at the church. These have led us through to January 2019. Our group is varied, filled with individuals at different stages and ages of life all pursuing their walk with Jesus. Throughout the upcoming year we will continue to gather together supporting one another; sharing meals, engaging in activities and serving in our church community. To help us refresh as individuals and as a group we will be joining together for a Bible study in the spring. MJ Davis
Mapleview Food Source continued to receive generous and enthusiastic support from the attendees of Mapleview Community Church. We were able to meet the needs of many church families throughout 2018. Our storage area remained well stocked and boxes were available to meet the need for food in our church community. We have also assisted other ministries within the church including the “We Care” banquet and “Christmas Hampers.” We found campaigning for food throughout the year to be very effective in keeping our shelves stocked. As well, we welcome ongoing weekly donations. Thank you and God Bless all that are actively participating in this Ministry. Lorraine Sudnik
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Thank you to each and every one of you who consider Mapleview your church home. We are truly blessed to be working together for the Kingdom!Â
2018 Annual Report
ELDER BOARD REPORT 2018 2018 has been a blessed year for our church. Our givings have increased; we’ve been able to give even more to missions; people continue to come to know the Lord and grow in their faith! We have much to be thankful for! 2018 saw a few changes to our Board. Henk Storteboom and Wendy Mascotto have added much value and it’s great to have them on the Board. After 10 years of faithful service, we’re sad to have Kelvin Plett step down as he has found too much of a conflict with his work schedule. We pray blessings for Kelvin. I want to say a huge thanks to Pastors Jay and Jody for the outstanding job they do in leading our pastoral team, staff and congregation. May God continue to give them guidance and favour! I’m looking forward to the great things God has in store for Mapleview! Refresh, on behalf of the Elderv Board, Jeff Quinn
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