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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Piñata Celebration hosted by Hispanic Group

Twenty Tabor students came to join in a delicious meal of Pozole, chips, and great desserts on December 4.  The piñata was as fun as ever. Thank you, First Mennonite, to those involved in the Hispanic Group and for FMC’s financial support through the Mission and Service Fund. Following are some pictures from the event.


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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

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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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