what's happening at First Mennonite

  • Baby Shower

    We are hosting a church-wide baby shower for The Hope Clinic during January so that we can bless those who have chosen life for their child. New items needed are baby equipment, baby care items and supplies such as diapers (sizes: newborn, 4, 5, & 6), wipes, diaper bags, clothes and toys (newborn to age 5). For our mothers, gently used maternity clothes and Instant Pot Cookers. Items not needed at this time are blankets, burp cloths, hats, baby powder and baby oil. 

  • mennonite choral society

    Singers are invited to attend rehearsals for the Mennonite Choral Society spring concert, featuring the music of composer Dan Forrest. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, February 7, and will 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.!

  • Membership/baptism

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

  • that's amore!

    The Adams County Strong marriage conference is February 10-11, 2023. Mark your calendar now! The live speaker will be in Decatur this year, but we will host a remote site here at First Mennonite. Registration is now open at adamscountystrong.org

  • first mennonite's got talent

    Don't miss this!!! First Mennonite’s Got Talent will be on Sunday, February 19. Start considering what God-given talents you might want to use, then email brent@firstmennonite.org to get your name on the program.

  • bible drive

    Do you have any used or new Bibles that you’d like to donate to a worthy cause? The organization “Mission Cry” has asked us to help with their “Bible Drive” that started this month and runs through March. Mission Cry has been sending Bibles all over the world since 1956, sowing God’s Word into the lives of those who cannot afford it. A donation box has been set up next to the office mailboxes.

  • 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 - 

    • Q & A with Dr. Kent Lehman in the chapel
    • “Prepare to Stand” led by Pastor Jeff Linthicum in Room 14
    • 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 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

  • 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!


    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. 

  • Youth news

    Youth Super Bowl Party: The Youth Super Bowl Party will be Sunday, February 12, starting at 6:00 p.m. and will go until the game is over. We will be in the Family Life Center. Pizza and pop will be provided. Admission is one canned good. We’ll have games, devotions, and more!

    City Challenge 2023This is our High School missions trip to Columbus, Ohio, and will take place June 12-16, so save the date! CC is a five-day inner-city experience for our youth to go deeper with focusing on ministry opportunities, creative sessions, and engaging in service projects. Cost is $100 if you meet certain requirements. A $50 deposit is due Sunday, February 12. All the details are in the packets that are available. Sign up today! The first 21 are guaranteed a spot. This is for current 8th graders-12th graders. If you have any questions, please contact Bill.