Mission Sunday 11-13-16

First Mennonite was very fortunate to have guest speaker, Ben Kreider share with us on Sunday, November 13. Ben is the Director of Prison Ministries at Offender Victim Ministries in Newton Kansas.

Our theme for Mission Sunday this year was focused on release, freedom and hope in regards to prisoners. Many talented cake decorators brought their themed cakes to share with the congregation during the carry-in meal. It was a wonderful morning full of great messages, good company and delicious food!

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MCC Prisoner Care Kits

This month we are collecting items for Prisoner Care Kits that Mennonite Central Committee is starting. Place your items in the bin in the Narthex at FMC. Thank you! Items needed are for men:

  • 1 bottle of lotion (maximum 2 oz)
  • 1 tube toothpaste (minimum 6 oz)
  • 1 bar of soap (minimum 4 oz)
  • 1 deodorant (minimum 2.25 oz)
  • 1 pair white underwear (briefs)*
  • 1 pair white crew socks*
  • 1 white crewneck undershirt*

*Items are accepted in 2 sizes – L or XL. Please choose one size and purchase all clothing items in the same size.

Please feel free to purchase any or all items – we can combine donations to make complete kits. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated to help purchase items for the kits.

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Spirit ‘N Celebration, Carry-In and Showers

Following are some pictures from our worship service and carry-in on October 9, 2016. Spirit ‘N Celebration from Hillsboro High School joined us for our service and blessed us with their beautiful singing voices throughout the morning. They joined us for a carry-in meal after where we celebrated the marriage of Derek & Katherine Hamm and the birth of Emelia Koerner, daughter of Ethan & Laurel Koerner with a wedding and baby shower.  img_0267img_0268img_0269img_0270wedding-baby-showers-10-9-1614666189_10211136357148498_5060482206062398301_n14494601_10211136388909292_8850293770716782524_n14516418_10211136385549208_776102738607846102_n14657468_10211136389469306_380146764277905607_n14494694_10211136373988919_5217773202742916867_n

 

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Arts & Crafts Fair 2016

THANK YOU, ONE AND ALL, for the cooperative effort during Arts and Crafts Fair weekend! Each gesture, financial or hands-on support, becomes a part of this whole experience. The weekend was indeed an opportunity to serve together with joy. Below are a few pictures of some of the many people that came together to pull off another great Arts & Crafts Fair weekend.

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Cinnamon Roll Making

On Saturday, September 10, some of our members gathered at the church to participate in the annual making and baking of cinnamon rolls for the Arts & Crafts Fair. Much fun was had as the church was filled with the delicious smell of cinnamon rolls in the air.

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Saturday Evening Prayers

Saturday evening prayers will be offered at 6:30 p.m. during the month of September starting with September 3. This brief prayer in the sanctuary will also be available in print and listed below to pray at your home if you are unable to be physically present. Click on the links to open the prayers. These prayers prepare our hearts for Sunday worship with each other and deepen our capacity to “Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.”

Evening Prayer at FMC

Evening Prayer back

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Peppernut Week!

We had a busy peppernut week July 18-22 and enjoyed having helpers of all ages. Check out these photos of some of our peppernut makers in action!

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Summer Party for Women of all ages & Kids

Women and kids are invited to a Summer Party, Wednesday evening, June 22 at the Kleibers’ farm starting at 6:30 p.m. Guests are welcome too! We will have a wiener roast and s’mores at their fire pit. Asia Frye will be our speaker! Please sign-up on the bulletin board by Sunday, June 19 or contact the church office if you’re unable to come in to sign-up. Indicate how many women and how many kids will be attending with you. Bringing food is not required, but if anyone wants to bring a side dish, you can indicate that on the sign-up sheet. We’re looking forward to a FUN evening and hope many of you can attend.

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Joint Worship with Trinity Mennonite Church

Trinity Mennonite has invited us to enjoy a joint outdoor worship and picnic with them on June 5. We will gather at the ballpark complex shelter house just south of the swimming pool for a 10:30 a.m. service. We are delighted to have “Flannelbacks” from Bethel College to lead us in worship.

There are no trees at this location so please bring, canopies, umbrellas, sunscreen, and lawn chairs. For the picnic, bring food to share and table service. Drinks will be provided. Come and enjoy the outdoors and good music as we worship and fellowship together.

There WILL NOT be a separate service at FMC on this day.

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Comforter Blitz 2016

We’ve successfully added pictures of comforters the women of FMC completed for the 2016 Comforter Blitz that took place at Journey Mennonite Church in Yoder, Ks.

Click on the Events and Ministries tab, then on the Comforter Blitz tab to view their beautiful work!

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