The elementary Sunday School classrooms are getting a facelift! If you are interested in helping (remove everything from walls, prepare to paint, paint, clean up, etc.), WE NEED YOU!! Prep work will happen during the week of March 3-9. Painting will begin the week of March 10. Please contact Chris Hyman (260- 525-9967) or Kim Alberson if you can help! Or SIGN UP in the foyer and you will be contacted!
Kids ages 4-5th grade are invited to spend each day during the month of February reading God’s Word and finding out what He has to say about love. Journals have been distributed. If you haven’t seen one and you’d like one, journals can be picked up at the family resource shelf.
Rehearsals for the spring concert begin Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7:00 p.m. Rehearsals will continue weekly through Tuesday, April 30, with the concert on Sunday, May 5. All singers are invited—no tryouts.
The Spiritual Guidance Cabinet would like to offer a prayer for healing as well as anointing with oil to anyone struggling with health issues. James 5:14-15. Contact Darin Ringger at (260) 820-0191.
This summer Kaixo USA is bringing 40 students from Basque Country, Spain, to live with host families in Indiana for one month. Students will have both an English immersion experience and a chance to live an authentic American summer life. We are searching for host families to open their hearts and homes. This is an incredible opportunity for families at any stage of life—young, old, kids, or no kids! Anyone can provide a special experience for a student, and, most importantly, this is a wonderful way to be the love and light of Jesus to someone around the world…without ever leaving Indiana! 2024 Dates: July 2-July 29. If you are at all interested, please reach out to Mya McClure at email@example.com or (260) 517-3237.
Join us each Wednesday for Bible study, personal enrichment, and fellowship. There is something for everyone!
Start your evening with the Fellowship Meal, served from 5:45-6:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Classes begin at 7:00.
Adults can choose from these options:
BIBLE STUDY in the chapel
MEN'S GROUP in Room 13
WOMEN'S GROUP in the Historical Room
THE EDGE focuses on younger adults in room 13
Kids and teens participate in exciting, age-appropriate activities:
Youth meet in the Youth Room
Grades 1-5 - Bible Skills, Drills, and Thrills! in the Family Life Center
Age 4 - K - SuperBook Gizmo Go! in the room at the bottom of the ramp
Age 0 - 3 in the Toddler Nursery
10th/9th Grade Class Party: The Freshman/Sophomore class party will be Sunday, Feb. 25, in the youth room following the morning worship service until 2:00 p.m.
D-NOW Youth Conference: The youth will be participating in the D-NOW Youth Conference that will take place March 8-9. This conference will take place here in Adams County at various churches around the county. This is for youth in grades 8- 12 and is structured for our youth for an intentional weekend for discipleship, building relationships within our group, and focus on growing intentionally in their relationship with Christ. The cost is $25. Packets can be picked up out on the table with a detailed schedule of events and information about the speaker. Register via the QR code. The deadline to register is noon, Feb. 22. If you have any questions, please ask.
F TROOP (Faith, Food, Fun, Fellowship) is a ministry for any widower in the community that is ready to enjoy a time of food, fun, and fellowship. Contact Bill Beachey at (260) 849-0426 or Radar Smith at (260) 525-0026 for more information.
The Mennonite Youth Choir Festival invites children in grades 3-9 to join a weekend of singing on March 2 & 3, 2024, here at First Mennonite Church! Visit mennoniteyouthchoir.com for registration instructions and additional details.
VBS 2024 will be June 3-7 here at our church! At this year’s VBS, your kids will explore the biblical answers to questions as they set off on an epic adventure from Genesis to Revelation. Amid sloths, butterflies, river dolphins, and dart frogs, your children will sail along on a fun jungle cruise, stopping at seven ports of call. These ports are the 7 C’s of History: Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, and Consummation. Kids will discover how these events shape our world, and they will learn to reconnect the Bible to their everyday life. Prepare to swing into fun as we head out on The Great Jungle Journey!
Have you heard about pickleball? Pickleball is fun, social, and friendly. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn. Come to the Family Life Center on Tuesday and Thursday evening anytime between 6:30 and 8:30 and/or on Saturday morning between 9 and 11 and join other individuals, couples, and families as they enjoy a new game. Don't have a paddle? No problem. We have extra if you need one. Contact Craig Sprunger for more information - 260.450.4206.
This fun monthly activity for little ones is open to toddlers through four-year-olds who are accompanied by an adult, and is mainly an unstructured playtime. Come to the Family Life Center (please enter the east doors) on the first Thursday of each month through May 2, 2024. It’s the perfect large space to “jump around!"
Contribute to the needs of our community by participating in Project Share. You can place your donations on the table in the foyer or in the box inside the east entrance of the church. Suggestions for each month are listed below, but all donations are appreciated.
- January - Cereal & Baby Food
- February - Monetary Donations
- March - Vegetables
- April - Boxed/Pouched Side Dishes
- May - Cake, Brownie, Muffin Mixes
- June - Paper Products
- July - Personal Hygiene Products
- August - Feminine Hygiene Products
- September - Canned Meat
- October - Soups
- November - Pasta
- December - Beans
Did you know that we have an exercise class that meets for a half hour at the church three times a week? Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 a.m. in the Family Life Center we gather for a fun time of walking and aerobic exercise. With the help of a 30-minute work-out video, we exercise and/or walk the equivalent of two miles! Please come join us!
Do you have a Right Now Media account? This resource provides access to over 20,000 Bible study and devotional videos for youth and adults as well as a library of popular, safe kids' shows that you can view anytime, anywhere, and from any device. Activate your FREE account by clicking HERE.
The church library catalog is now online. By visiting firstmennonite.library.site or connecting to the catalog through the the church app, you can search for materials available in the library, see what’s new, and what’s popular. Borrowing materials is the same, just sign the check-out card. If you choose to set up an account in the catalog you can also see what you have on loan, check what you have borrowed in the past, and reserve materials that are on loan to someone else. If you have questions, contact Sara Jo Sprunger, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 260-849-3004.