Does this statement from Elizabeth Gilbert make you a little wistful or nostalgic? If so there’s a way to get there in your relationship! The next Marriage Encounter Weekend on the 9-11 of November at Mt. Carmel Spiritual Center in Niagara Falls is for you. It’s an excellent way to renew your marriage relationship or get to a depth that you’ve never been.
What a delight to the senses! Entering Waterloo North Mennonite Church to attend the Mennonite and Brethren Marriage Encounter Banquet, attendees probably wondered what to take in first. One could hear the band getting tuned up, arousing anticipation of good entertainment. Peeping through the lighted, tulle-draped arch one could see the lovely tables set with gleaming flatware, valentine napkins, attractive programs and vases of red and white carnations. Entering the dining room, the smell of roast beef let us know that Bellzys were hard at work to provide the delicious meal they usually serve.
The team reports: “Ah, what a wonderful, blessed weekend again, with keen couples representing a range of ages, cultural and faith backgrounds. There was lots of helpful sharing by the couples during open sharing time, indicative that they were catching on to the concepts we were presenting and benefiting from them.”
The Valentine Banquet has become a treasured tradition for many. 2018 looks like another highlight for the year. Bellzy's are back with another wonderful meal and we have Don Taylor and Stand Firm coming to supply us with good musical entertainment. You won’t want to miss it! Why not invite a few friends to come with you and get introduced to the excitement? In fact many are choosing to reserve a table of eight to be surrounded with friends. Just call and reserve yours.
Take one married couple, give them forty-two or forty-three hours and have their relationship deepened, enhanced and more in love—sounds like quite a feat, maybe even a miracle! Now multiply that by 18 and have it all happen in one setting. The place must have been absolutely pulsing with love and joy!
We want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all who attended in support of the Marriage Encounter ministry. The event took place on Saturday evening, February 11th, and was a huge success. What a wonderful event it was, attended by over 100.
Everyone’s already excited about the 2017 Valentine’s Fundraising Banquet. Bellzy’s are back as caterers and we all know what that means—a hearty, tasty meal that is fully satisfying. Come and enjoy a wonderful evening including door prizes, and live music by Shane and Angela Wiebe. Mark February 11, 2017 on your calendar and ask your sweetheart or special friend to join you.
A table will be reserved for you if you would like to invite enough friends to make a table of eight.
Thinking spring already? Why not?
After hearing glowing reports from the couples who took part in the November Marriage Encounter, why not get your application in for the next planned encounter—April 21-23, 2017 at Jericho House in Wainfleet, Ontario.
Standing on the brink of a new experience can cause many emotions to emanate from within. For ten couples, most of them fairly young, that is probably exactly what was happening as they looked forward to the Marriage Encounter at Jericho House near Wainfleet, Ontario, April 29-May 1, 2016.