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Harmony, Unity, Wholeness, and Justice, Peace, and Salvation—all are Shalom. Welcome to FUMC, where it is our desire to be a place of Shalom for all, a faith community joining together in the movement towards God’s vision for the world.

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Spring Sermon Series: Envisioning God's Kingdom

Here at FUMC, we're going to be spending May and June looking at our church's vision statement. In case you don't have it memorised yet (we're hoping you will by the end of this series!) here it is:

To respond to God's grace, revealed to us in Jesus Christ, through worshipping, welcoming, discipling, and serving the diverse community in which God has placed us.

This vision statement is short and simple, easy to memorize, and does not attempt to exhaust all aspects of the church’s calling. However, while short, this vision statement is loaded with meaning and seeks to express succinctly some of the key aspects at the core of our calling to be the Body of Christ. Recognising the depth of this vision statement and understanding the importance of being attuned to a particular calling, we would like to come together as a church to look into, understand, and push ourselves to live out each aspect of this vision.

Accordingly, here's the sermon schedule for the next couple of months:

April 27: "To respond to God's grace, revealed to us in Jesus Christ" (Greg Thiessen)
May 4: "...through worshipping" (John Heinrichs)
May 11: "...through welcoming" (Lydia Cruttwell)
(May 18: Church Camp Weekend -- worship service up at Camp Squeah, Lydia preaching)
May 25: "...through discipling" (Greg Thiessen)
June 1: "...through serving" (Lydia Cruttwell)
(June 8: Joint Pentecost Service with FUSMC, Jorge Hoajaca preaching)
June 15: "...the diverse community in which God has placed us." (Lydia Cruttwell)

Paraguayan Harp Concert!

If you love harp music, then please come to First United Mennonite for A Concert with Eduard Klassen and Ensemble Etoile on Saturday May 3rd at 7pm! This concert is free, and features not only harp music, but also some songs from a local women's choir -- Ensemble Etoile. This is a benefit concert for Reach Beyond (formerly HCJB Global), which is an international missions and aid organisation -- a freewill offering will be taken, and refreshments will be served afterwards. Come prepared to hear some beautiful music and stories!

Prayer!

We all need prayer -- a chance to connect with God and with one another, reaffirming our faith and finding comfort and strength in expressings our concerns and praises to our Lord. So, I invite you to two upcoming opportunities for prayer:

1. This Saturday, April 26th, at 9am: Men's Prayer
Come join the men of FUMC as they pray with one another in the Education Building (6060 East 51st Ave.)

2. Wednesday May 7th, 7:30pm: Prayer and Communion
On the first Wednesday of each month, we gather around the Lord`s Table to pray and to take Communion together. You are welcome to come join us!