Wednesday Evening Activities and “South 25” Celebration

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!

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Orlando Sharing

Click on the video below to hear our youth share about their experiences in Orlando at the MCUSA Convention this summer.

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FMC Pool Party August 6, 2017

A good time was had by all who attended this year’s pool party. Thanks, Hospitality!

Check out some pictures from the evening below.

 

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Vision Sessions 2017

So far we have completed two of four scheduled vision sessions. We have had a great turnout each session. Thank you FMC for participating in the future of our congregation!

Here are some pictures that were taken during the second session.

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50th Build-A-Versary Videos

Check out these videos that were shared during our 50th anniversary worship service!

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50th Build-A-Versary!

50TH BUILD-A-VERSARY: Celebration of 50 years!

Reflective Writing – Worship

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.

 

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Hi-FY kitchen hosted formal night

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!

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Wednesday Evening Meal & Activities

Tonight is the night! Wednesday evening meal and activities begin again starting tonight. Join us for a meal of sloppy joes, chips, veggies and dip, orange wedges and cookie bars for dessert. All are welcome! Meal at 6:15 p.m. and activities for children and adults follow at 7 p.m.

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A Blessed Christmas Eve Service

The spirit was high at the FMC Christmas Eve Service! Children’s songs bubbled over with sincere hearts and beautiful words about this special night when Jesus was born. We sang carols, story-telling, listened to organ music and heard a vocal solo, “Sweet Little Jesus Boy.” We worshiped in the quiet beauty of candlelight and the singing of “Silent Night.”

Each person was greeted with a paper bag of treats as we left the sanctuary. Cider and lively conversation was shared in Fellowship Hall, with the added interest of the Hi’FY’s Gingerbread Church and the multi-colored mural colored by children and all ages of us here at First Mennonite.

Thank you, God, for the season of Advent and the gift of your Son!

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Christmas Services and New Year’s Day Service

FMC’s Christmas Eve Service will begin on December 24, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Below is a copy of the program for the evening.

Christmas Eve Service 2016

Worship service on Christmas day will begin at 10 a.m. We look forward to having this time to worship with one another and remember the reason for the season. Christ Is Born!

New Year’s Day worship service will also begin at 10 a.m. Come join us in entering the new year with worship and praise!

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