Friends and Family Council Meeting – June 16 2022 – 2:30pm

On June 16, 2022, Family and Friends (Family Council) will be meeting via Microsoft TEAMS (online Video). Please click the following link to join the meeting by video, or call the number with the code beside it to call in to the meeting. It is recommended to download Microsoft TEAMS onto your device to benefit from all its features, but it not, you can still click the link and use TEAMS through your internet browser.

JUNE 16TH AT 2:30PM PST

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+1 778-731-1352,,923115380# Canada, Port Moody
Phone Conference ID: 923 115 380#

Family and Friends is a regularly scheduled meeting for family members, friends or representatives of our residents in Menno Home and Menno Hospital. We will be having our Director of Community Enrichment, Sharon Simpson and Recreation/Volunteer Manager Linda Weatherly join us as our guest speakers. Sharon and Linda will be discussing their roles, as well as how families can be involved in our resident’s lives within their departments.

Family Council is a great way to connect and learn about the opportunities that are on the Menno Place campus, as well as getting to know other family members that are on a similar journey with their loved ones in long term care. We hope you will be able to join us.

2022 Walk for Alzheimer’s

After almost two years of navigating this virtual world, Menno Place is excited to announce, the 2022 IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, returning to Abbotsford on Sunday May 29, 2022!

The Walk is a way Menno Place can celebrate and remember people in our lives who have been affected by dementia, while we raise valuable funds and awareness to create change in our community.

The Walk is the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s flagship fundraising event and a great way for family, friends and the staff at Menno Place to demonstrate leadership in our community by stepping up and showing we care!

If you would like to take part in the Walk, encourage your family and/or co-workers to fundraise and participate! To register as an individual or a team, visit the Walk website at www.walkforalzheimers.ca.

Location: Gardner Park, 31070 Gardner Ave, Abbotsford (Note: The entrance to the park and parking area is off of Livingstone Avenue.)

Route information: There will have three routes (all under 300 meters), one wheelchair accessible and two gravel loops around the park.
Date: Sunday, May 29, 2022
Registration time: 11 a.m. Walk time: 12 – 2 p.m.

Contact: Jordan Penner | Mitchell Wiens

Go to: www.walkforalzheimers.ca to sign up!

Residents, Families and Friends – You are Invited to our Menno Place Townhall – October 6, 2021 at 5pm

Menno Place Virtual Townhall for Families, Friends and Residents of Menno Place

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You are invited to join us for an online Townhall using Zoom + Slido – October 6, 2021 at 5pm

Here’s the agenda:

  • Menno Place Family & Friends Satisfaction Survey
  • Menno Place Strategic Plan
  • Menno Place and COVID
  • Your Questions asked via SLIDO.com / #MENNOPLACE

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Menno Hospital Livestream Memorial — Wednesday, Sept 8

Save the Dates: Menno Place Memorials in September

Join Menno Place online in honouring the precious lives of those who’ve passed away between June 1, 2019 and August 31, 2021.

Elevator Maintenance – Primrose Gardens – August 23 – Sept. 3

Primrose Gardens Elevator – Maintenance between August 23, 2021 and Sept. 3, 2021

Easter Sunday at Menno Place

On Easter Sunday 2020, church buildings and chapels around the world were empty. 

Like many of you, the residents of Menno Place celebrated the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in their own rooms and apartments. Though we could not be together physically, we worshipped Him in one spirit. 

This Easter, our service was led by John Dyck (one of three chaplains at Menno Place), and live streamed on all Menno Place televisions. We’d like to share this service with you, and pray you would be blessed by it. You may watch the video (the service begins at the 5 minute mark) or read the sermon notes below. 

As one of our residents in the Terrace West apartments shared, “The pews and chairs were empty on Easter Sunday…but the most wonderful thing is, the Tomb was Empty!”

Easter Sunday at Menno Place

I greet you this morning in the name our risen Lord.

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! 

Together with Christians all over the world, from every denomination, from every tribe and tongue and people and nation, we gather to celebrate Easter. 

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! 

Rick Warren says: “This is an unprecedented time in our history. Because of the coronavirus, churches will not have anyone in their buildings on Easter Sunday. Yet, our all-knowing, all-powerful God can draw us together emotionally and spiritually so that we can still worship him with one heart and one voice. The Bible says, “Then we’ll be a choir—not our voices only, but our very lives singing in harmony in a stunning anthem to the God and Father of our Master Jesus!” (Romans 15:6 The Message). This pandemic cannot stop the church from celebrating the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Easter is the story of the greatest rescue mission in history. God came to earth in the form of Jesus Christ to rescue all of humanity. Because of the cross and because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we have the hope of eternal life in heaven. That’s Good News!”

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

Song – Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

Matthew 28:1-7

1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

Song – Low in the Grave He Lay 

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

Mark 16:1-7 

1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”

4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’”

Song – I Know That My Redeemer Liveth 

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

Luke 24:1-8 

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8 Then they remembered his words.

Song – I Serve a Risen Savior

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

John 11:21 

“Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”

23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”

24 Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”

25 Jesus said to her “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.

43 Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”

Jesus is the resurrection because he has the power over life and death – as he raised Lazarus from death. 

Jesus is the resurrection because he conquered death, and rose again. 

Rev. 1:17-18 

“Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.”

 Lazarus was raised up, but he died again, as we all will. Yet, he lives forever with Christ, who raised him up again, in glory. 

How often have you been sick, and recovered? 

How often has your life been spared? Each day is a gift from God. But one day we will die. But if Jesus Christ is our hope, then we too will be resurrected. And we will be home with Jesus. As he rose from the dead, so too shall we. 

How many of your loved ones have died? How many are waiting for you in glory? 

Jesus is our resurrection, our life. He is our hope, in life and in death. 

Christ’s death brings us deliverance from sin and guilt and shame and condemnation. 

Christ’s resurrection delivers us from the fear of death. His resurrection brings us hope for heaven. 

1Cor. 15:55-57 

When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: 

“Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 

“Where, O death, is your victory?

Where, O death, is your sting?” 

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

We no longer fear death, for Jesus conquered death and the grave. 

As he lives, so too shall we. 

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

John 14 

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

What’s heaven going to be like? 

1 Cor. 2:9 

“No eye has seen, No ear has heard, No human mind has conceived” – the things God has prepared for those who love him.”

We can only imagine. 

Revelation 21:1-4

Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” 5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”

No tears in heaven. No death in heaven. No pain or suffering, no pandemics. That is our hope. 

As Christ rose from the dead, so too shall we. 

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

Song – In Christ Alone

Heb. 13:20 

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Amen!