WHAT'S HAPPENING AT FIRST MENNONITE?

  • farmers and artists market

    Youth Waffle Fundraiser: The youth group of First Mennonite Church in Berne will be hosting a fundraiser throughout the month of June at das Marit Farmers & Artists Market. The youth will be serving waffles with delicious toppings each Saturday from 8:00 - 11:15 a.m. Donations will be used to support the various service projects and mission trips the youth participate in. There will be no set price for the waffles, only what each individual in led to give. For more information about Berne's market, call 260-849-1603.


  • bless the bryans

    The Witness Commission is inviting the congregation to help bless and thank Douglas & Kerry Bryan for their 14 years of service in Rwanda at KICS. They will be leaving Rwanda to head back to the States the first part of June. We would love to bless their family with a gift card shower from our congregation. If you would like to get them something, we are suggesting gift cards from Walmart, Amazon, Meijer, Kroger, BP gas cards, Marathon gas cards, and some fast food gift cards for a fun night out. Please turn these cards into the Witness Commission mailbox by the church office from now until Friday, June 14. Thank you!

  • mission festival service project for mcc

    If you are willing to sew drawstring bags for MCC school kits (or donate fabric), please contact Sharon Ninde at (260) 251-2730 for a pattern and fabric requirements.








  • men's and women's wednesday night groups

    "The “Band of Brothers” men’s group will continue to meet during the summer. Check the bulletin for the location each week. The “She Shares” women’s group will also continue to meet through the summer in Room 15. If Wednesdays don’t work for summer schedules, women are encouraged to gather in groups of 3-4 on their own for the purpose of prayer, encouragement, and accountability. Contact Lana Shoaf with any questions. 





  • membership and baptism

    If you are interested in becoming a member of First Mennonite Church, or would like to be baptized, please contact the church office.








  • child dedication

    Child dedication will be on Sunday, July 21. If you are interested in having your child dedicated, please contact the church office.








  • camp luz

    Camp Luz information for summer 2024 can be found at their website: www.campluz.com/summer-camp.html. Registration is open and camps do fill up quickly, so if you are interested in sending your child or children to experience this Christ-centered camp, don’t wait too long. The church helps pay for half the cost of a child attending Camp Luz and ¾ the cost for any siblings who go. Assistance with transportation can also be arranged as needed. Please contact Debby if you have questions.



  • voluntary service scholarship

    The Voluntary Service Scholarship application has been updated. You can apply if you are a high school senior or college undergraduate, are a member of First Mennonite, and if you apply one month prior to your voluntary service. Some examples of service: short-term mission trip, church camp counselor, MDS team, etc. You can pick up your application and a copy of the new guidelines in the church office.




  • youth news

    Youth Waffle Fundraiser: Youth will be manning the waffle station at the Das Märit Market every Saturday in June as a fundraiser. Funds will go towards future mission trips for our High School (like City Challenge) and Middle School (like Missions Week). Please come and support our youth! 

    Night of Worship: The youth will be traveling across the road to the Clock Tower to hear CP Worship from Houston, Texas, lead a worship night on Friday, June 14, starting at 7:00 p.m.

    Bonfire & Games: The youth will be out at Fellowship Point on Wednesday, June 19, for a bonfire and games from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Supper will be provided. Please bring a lawn chair.

    Spain Missions Trip: On Friday, June 21, seventeen youth and six youth leaders will be flying to Burgos, Spain, to work with Brian and Noelia Fox. They will return on Saturday, June 29. Prayer sheets are available by the display in the foyer.


  • project share

    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
  • PRAYERS FOR HEALING

    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.







  • community pickleball

    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.




  • exercise class

    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!





  • right now media

    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.






  • online library catalog

    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, sjsprunger@gmail.com, or 260-849-3004.