“Sent to Encourage Mission and the Multiethnic Church” was Mission Sunday’s theme which our guest speaker, Joe Sawatzky of Mennonite Mission Network shared with us.
Joe served in South Africa with his wife, Anna, both under Mennonite Mission Network. Joe was “a Bible teacher and friend to pastors” in the areas of biblical education and leadership development for members of African Initiated Churches. Joe and Anna have four sons, Isaac, Moses, Levi and Jesse.
As per tradition, the FMC congregation was asked to bring a decorated cake to the carry-in inspired by the theme this year, “Love is a Verb”. Look below to see some of the beautiful cakes provided by our FMC family.
Tonight is the night we begin our Wednesday evening meal and activities again here at First Mennonite. The meal will be served at 6:15 p.m. and activities start at 7 p.m. Menu will be posted weekly under the Events & Ministries tab.
We’re also having a celebration at 7 p.m. tonight for the purchase of the “South 25”. This is 25 feet of land we purchased south of the south parking lot. This extra land opens up many opportunities still being discussed.
Come join us tonight for a good meal and fellowship together!
We encourage you to consider being one of 50 people who will contribute reflective writing for the celebration of 50 years of our FMC Building. This will be scanned and placed on the FMC website. We invite 50 people (or more!) to submit writing of no more than 250 words. Writers should have some connection to First Mennonite Church. Writers can be alive or deceased. Contributions can be in the form of poetry, faith memories, anecdotes, or any expression you think would be meaningful in a general or specific way to our FMC family. Contributions can be turned in as hard copy, or preferably, sent electronically to the FMC Church Office with the name of the writer included. Written pieces will be posted on the FMC Website, or possibly some other kind of printed format. Thank you!
Recipes – Hospitality
Do you have a recipe that you “always” bring to carry-ins? Is there a recipe from someone in past for which a certain recipe was well known? Or, do you have a good recipe for a large group to share? Do you have ANY recipe you would like to share? J
Anyone from the FMC community is welcome to bring such recipes to the FMC office. It will be scanned and posted on the FMC website as part of our celebration of 50 years in our current building. If there is an FMC connection, please include that explanation with the recipe. Thank you!
Photos – FMC Church Office
Do you have a photo of FMC life? This is the time to send photos to the church office to add to our collection of historic photos on our FMC website. You can scan the photo yourself and send it electronically, or you can speak directly to Becky Gage about the photo. Please help us identify the photo, including your name and an explanation of the photo, including identification of people in the photo. Thank you!
Please click on the picture at the top of this post to read a letter from Pastor Susan and FMC Moderator, Doug Miller.
Sunday, February 19 for one night and one night only Hi-FY Kitchen was open. Hi-FY hosted a semi-formal meal in the fellowship hall. The atmosphere was beautiful and the food and service were wonderful. Thank you, Hi-FY!