what's happening at First Mennonite
wednesday night cancellations
Due to Spring Break, there will be no Fellowship Meal, classes or activities on Wednesday, March 29.
stations of the cross
The entire community is invited to attend Stations of the Cross. Stations will be open every day between Monday, April 3, and Friday, April 7, from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. At each station you will have an opportunity to reflect prayerfully upon Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection, and experience the visual images of Christ’s love for us. Please enter through the Family Life Center located on the east side of the church.
easter in five letters
Free Gift: Families with kids ages 2-5 th grade, please pick up your “EASTER IN FIVE LETTERS” gift on the Family Resources shelf marked with your name. This set of cards invites families to accompany Jesus in His last days and hours before the cross. Each postcard features beautiful artwork on the front and an engaging faith-nurturing activity on the back. If you do not see your name on a set of cards and would like one, please sign the sheet and we will order one for you!
Part-time custodian position
A part-time custodian is still needed! The Stewardship/Facilities Committee is asking for a hard-working, self-motivated individual to join the custodial staff. This person will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining the sanctuary, as well as on-call hours every other weekend. If you know of anyone who would be interested in this position, please contact Mike Habegger or the church office.
summer camp news
Since 1954 Camp Luz has been providing high quality summer camps full of great activities and focused around growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ. Check out their website (www.campluz.com) for dates and costs for 2023. Camp Luz early bird rates are good through April 15. Our church pays 50% of the camp fee for your child (75% for additional siblings attending a camp).
Wednesday nights at FMC
Join us on Wednesday evenings for a time of fellowship, fun, and spiritual growth. The Fellowship Meal begins at 5:45 and classes for all ages start at 7:00.
- 1 Thessalonians in the chapel
- Islam led by Matt Wheeler in Room 2
- Revelation led by Mark Neuenschwander in Room 14
- The "Edge" in Room 13
- Prayer Shawl Ministry, Women’s Ministries and Quilting in WM Room
Youth - Meet in the Youth Room
Elementary Kids - We are continuing "Bible Drills, Skills, and Thrills." in the Family Life Center. Over the course of the year, kids will memorize 25 scriptures, 10 key passages, and all of the books of the Bible! We will focus on navigating through and getting the big picture of how it is organized. Kids earn “Bible Bucks" for their accomplishments and spend them on prizes throughout the year.
Ages 4-K - Meet in the room at the bottom of the ramp.
Ages 0-3 - Meet in the Toddler Nursery
Toddler gym jump-around
Attention, families with toddlers! Bring your little one(s) (toddlers-4 yrs.) to the Family Life Center from 10:00-11:00 a.m. (enter the east doors) on the second Thursday of the month. This activity is mostly an unstructured playtime and the FLC is the perfect large space to “jump around!" Everyone is welcome!
Vacation bible school - June 5-9
Mark your calendar now for COMMUNITY VBS! We are back at South Adams, united with about 10 other churches for “SHINE VBS” – another Go Fish curriculum! Watch for more information coming soon!
Class Party: The 8th and 7th grade class party is Sunday, April 16, in the Youth room starting after church until 3:00 p.m. We’ll have lunch, games, and fellowship!
mennonite choral society
Singers are invited to attend rehearsals for the Mennonite Choral Society spring concert, featuring the music of composer Dan Forrest. Rehearsals continue weekly through Tuesday, May 2 here at First Mennonite in preparation for the May 7 concert. Dan Forrest is a composer who has rewritten old hymns into a more contemporary style. Come and join us at 7:00 p.m.!
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 - 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
Right Now Media
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