what's happening at First Mennonite
Vacation bible school - June 5-9
Registration is now open for COMMUNITY VBS, taking place June 5-9. We are back at the school, united with about 10 other churches for “SHINE VBS” – another Go Fish curriculum! Please register to volunteer or send your kids TODAY!! Register and get more info at bernecommunityvbs.com.
farmers and artists market
The 2023 das Märit Farmers and Artists Market welcomes vendors and shoppers each Saturday from 8:00 - noon in the church parking lot located across from the Muensterberg Clock Tower. The market is a not-for-profit ministry of First Mennonite Church with the goal of serving the mind, body and spirit of our community in the name of God.
voluntary service scholarship
Are you a high school senior or college undergraduate who is a member of First Mennonite? If you are planning to do voluntary service (examples: short-term mission trip, church camp counselor, VBS teacher, MDS team), you can apply for the Voluntary Service Scholarship. Please pick up an application and guidelines in the church office and return by Friday, June 30.
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. Our church pays 50% of the camp fee for your child (75% for additional siblings attending a camp).
Wednesday nights at FMC
Wednesday evening programming changes throughout the summer. During the month of June, adults will gather in the chapel to learn about Progressive Christianity. The fellowship meal, kids' programming, and choirs take a break for the summer and begin again in the fall. Check what is happening on a specific Wednesday evening by looking at the church bulletin.
School’s Out Bash: Wednesday, May 31, will be the Youth end-of-the-year party out at Tim & Lana Shoaf’s house. More details to come.
Willshire Trip: On Wednesday, June 7, the Youth will be taking a trip over to Willshire for ice cream and a time at the park. More details to come!
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
Online Library catalog
The church library catalog is now online. By visiting firstmennonite.library.site, or connecting to the catalog through the link above or on 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, but the online catalog allows you to search the library from any device anywhere. 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, 260-849-3004.
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 going to https://app.rightnowmedia.org/join/1stMenn.