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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.



Announcements

Reading through the Gospels for Lent

We've now entered into the season of Lent -- the 40 days (minus Sundays) before Easter. Traditionally, this is a time of reflection, repentance and prayer, and often involves either giving up practices or habits which may get in the way of God in our lives, or taking on some of the traditional Christian disciplines (fasting, prayer, silence, charity, etc.). This year, we're encouraging the good people of FUMC to read through all four Gospels during Lent, and we've provided you with a handy chart to tick off as you do so.

There are blue handouts in the foyer of the church building, but you can also get it here:

Ash Wednesday Service -- Cancelled

"Remember you are from dust, and to dust you shall return."

Due to pastoral illness, tonight's Ash Wednesday service (Feb 18th, 7:30pm) has been cancelled. Many apologies to those who wished to come!

Being a Faithful Church -- Document #6 and Discussions

MC Canada's "Being a Faithful Church" process is still ongoing, with the next document (BFC 6) available for churches to discuss: "Unity, Christ's Love, and Faithfulness in Discerning Matters of Sexuality". We are offering two chances to discuss this document -- during Adult Sunday School on Feb 22nd (9-10:15 in the Education Building) and during Lydia's Small Group on Wednesday Feb 25th (7:30-9pm in the Church Basement). All are welcome to either or both of these meetings -- we want to hear your thoughts and feedback.

Printouts of BFC6 are available in the church foyer, or online here. Please come to the sessions having already read this material. If you can't attend either meeting, you are also encouraged to send your feedback on BFC6 directly to Willard Metzger before Feb 28th (his email is on the document).

Annual General Meetings and World Conferences for All!

February is AGM (Annual General Meeting) season in the Mennonite church!

1. FUMC Annual General Meeting: February 15th following our Sunday morning worship service. There will be a pizza lunch, and then the meeting will begin. All are welcome to attend, and church members are expected to come. Congregational Report books will be available in the church on Sunday Feb. 8th.

2. MCBC Annual LEAD conference and AGM: February 20th and 21st at Peace Mennonite Church in Richmond. Please contact the church office if you would like to be a delegate, and see mcbc.ca for more details.

And, this coming July, the Mennonite World Conference is coming to North America! This conference, held once every 6 years, is taking place in Harrisburg, PA, from July 21-26, and all are welcome to attend with Mennonites from around the world. Registration is open online here . If you are interested in attending, but need financial assistance to do so, please speak to the church office.