what's happening at First Mennonite

  • handel's messiah

    Celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season by joining the Mennonite Choral Society in our sanctuary as they present Handel's Messiah. There will be two presentations, the first on Saturday evening, December 3, at 7 p.m. and the second on Sunday afternoon, December 4, at 3 p.m. Come worship with us!

  • children's christmas program

    Mark your calendars! All kids ages 3-5 th grade will be involved in the children’s program on Sunday evening, December 11, at 6:30 p.m. 

  • advent resources

    You’ll want to check out the Advent resource table in the patio! There are many activities to choose from, including a calendar and poster, books, ornaments to cut out, nativity puzzles for purchase, and more!


  • christmas morning

    Join us for a family worship experience at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 25. Kids will help tell the wonderful story of Jesus’ birth by choosing to play the role of a shepherd, an angel, magi, or a star shining brightly! There will be no Sunday School. Birthday cake will be served after the service. Come celebrate with us!

  • Youth news

    Youth Christmas Party: Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. for the Youth Christmas Party! Pizza will be provided for supper. There will also be a $5.00 gift exchange, Christmas Team Trivia, and more! If you are planning to attend, please sign up by Wednesday, Dec. 14, so we know how much pizza to order. 

    Youth All-Nighter: Calling all Youth to the Christmas Break All-Nighter! It starts at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28 and ends at 8:00 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 29! What to expect: Sky Zone, IHOP, bowling, worship/devotion time, and more! Cost is $30. Sign up today! Deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 21, to turn in registration form and money. Also, if you don’t already have a liability waiver form on file with the church, you must turn one in. Sky Zone Fort Wayne also has a waiver form that has to be filled out, specific to their location. The waiver can be found on their website: www.skyzone.com/fortwayne.

  • lifewise academy

    LifeWise Academy has been approved to begin in the fall of 2023 with South Adams Elementary kids dismissed to attend LifeWise Bible classes at First Missionary Church! We are now accepting applications for the director (part-time paid position), leadership board (volunteer position), and also taking donations. Contact Chris Hyman with questions.

  • 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. 

    Adults - 

    • “Scams, Schemes & Fraud: Targeting Older Adults – How You Can Avoid Being a Victim” led by Rick Gorrell in the chapel
    • Missions Elective: Prayer with a missionary and follow-up from Mission Festival’s Challenge, led by Pastor Jeff 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." - 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 will 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


    It’s that time again to gear up for a season of Scripture memorization. If you would like to sign up for the 2023 Scripture Memory program, please contact Becky Buckingham to ask for information or to sign up. Memorizing God’s Word is a life-changing practice! 

  • 2023 pictorial directory

    SAY CHEESE!!! The 2023 Pictorial Directory is in the works and family pictures will begin in January. To help facilitate the process, please download the mobile church app and sign up for the Online Church Directory. If you have questions, please contact Tara Steffen. 

  • mcc meat canner

    Mark your calendars! The MCC meat canner will be here at FMC on Friday, January 20, and Saturday, January 21, 2023. More details to come.

  • Toddler gym jump-around

    Attention, families with toddlers!  Join other young children (toddlers - age 4) and their caregivers at “Toddler Gym Jump Around.” Come to the Family Life Center on the second Thursday of the month from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and enjoy some fun with your little ones! Everyone is welcome! 


    Contribute to the needs of our community by participating in Project Share. You can place your donations on the table in the patio or in the box inside the east entrance of the church. Our church is requested to provide pasta this month: however, all donations are appreciated. 

    Thanks so much for your generosity.