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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

Worship Service Time Change -- now 10 am! Plus, "Interpreting Together"!

Remember, we're now having our Sunday services start at 10am, not our previous time of 10:30.

...but don't worry, we'll still let you in if you forget and come late!

Also, this Sunday will be our first "Interpreting Together" -- our weekly chance to gather after and talk together about the sermon, or other issues of faith and life. This gives us the opportunity to ask questions, draw out applications, hear from other people, and share your opinion as we seek the Lord together.

Please consider staying regularly for this -- it will begin as coffee time starts to wind down, and go for about an hour. All are welcome, and you can bring a bag lunch if you like.

Events in May

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, May 2nd:
Kingcrest Fundraiser -- Silent Auction and Dinner. FUMC, 5pm.

May 16-18 (May Long Weekend):
FUMC Retreat at Camp Squeah -- all are welcome!

Friday, May 22:
Critically acclaimed drama troupe, Theatre of the Beat will be presenting “A Bicycle Built for Two” at Sherbrooke Mennonite Church at 7:30pm. Join us for a fun and thought-provoking evening as they present a hilarious and insightful comedy about the ups and downs of marriage. It’s sure to be filled with laughter, discussion, and the occasional tandem bicycle. Admission is freewill donation. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 24th:
Pentecost Joint Service with FUSMC.
Special Guest Preacher: Ingrid Schultz.
Service will be at 4:30pm, to be followed by a special "Tamal Festival" Dinner in support of the Spanish Resource Centre

Mark these dates on your calendar and watch for more information!

Kingcrest Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser

Saturday May 2nd in the FUMC Church Basement, we'll be having a dinner and silent auction to raise funds for Kingcrest ESL program ( www.kingcrest.ca ). Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and are available now from the church office.

Also, we are still seeking items for the auction -- physical items or gift certificates are both accepted. Please drop them off any Tuesday or Thursday in April, from 9-11:30am or from 6:30-9pm, at the Education Building.

Summer Service Worker Job Opportunity

First United Mennonite Church in Vancouver is looking for a Summer Service Worker able to focus on three key areas of ministry in South Vancouver this summer: 1) Outreach to neighbourhood children through a drop-in centre program, 2) Outreach to the neighbourhood in general through various special summer events (e.g. community movie nights and meals) and through assisting in our associated Spanish congregation’s Vacation Bible School program (largely run in English), 3) Serving and connecting with First Nations youth through the organization, Inner Hope, and facilitating more opportunities for our congregation to connect as well. There is also scope for the successful applicant to assist in other aspects of the life of the church (mission in the neighbourhood, youth events, worship services, preaching and teaching, pastoral visitation, etc.).

Funding for this job is dependent on the church receiving a Canada Summer Jobs Grant. The job is full time (40 hrs/week) to a maximum of 16 weeks (May-August), at a pay rate of $14.50/hr.

Applicant Qualifications:
Applicant must be a full-time student, and be planning to return to school in Fall of 2015. The successful applicant will be friendly, willing to meet and connect with new people, committed to work within an Anabaptist church context, and interested in mission, outreach and work with youth. Theological and pastoral training is preferred, but not required.

Deadline for Interested Applicants is Friday, April 17, 2015--- if interested, please send a resume and cover letter to firstunitedmennonite@gmail.com or contact the church through fumc.ca.