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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

Christmas Services and Announcements

As well as our regular Sunday services at 10:30am, we will also be having two special Christmas services:

December 24th: Christmas Eve Service, 6:30pm
December 25th: Christmas Day Service, 10am
Christmas Day Potluck Luncheon (in Ed. Building), 12pm

Check out our 'Calendar' tab to see what our other congregations, First United Spanish Mennonite Church and Mission Baptist Church, are doing as well!

Also, please note that Pastor Lydia will be away on vacation from December 18th -27th, the church office will be closed the week of December 22-26th, and there will be no bulletin for the December 28th Sunday worship service.

May God's love, peace, joy, and hope be with you in this season.

Kingcrest International Neighbours

This outreach ESL program to newcomers, immigrants, and refugees has been an important part of our community for many years, and their newsletter is a wonderful tribute to the good work they do, and an important way to keep up-to-date. You can read the 2014 December KINSHIP newsletter here: KINSHIP

Kingcrest is also in need of our support in several ways: they would love to have more teachers for their Tuesday and Thursday classes, volunteers for their Friday night "Christianity Explored" Dinner sessions, and FUMC needs to have a representative on the Kingcrest board of Directions. Also, they are in need of financial support, since fundraising efforts have not been very successful in 2014. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please call 604-327-6262, or email info@kingcrest.ca.

Relief, Development, and Peace in the name of Christ

" It’s not just you. The news has been particularly bad this year."

So begins an appeal for Mennonite Central Committee's Emergency Response Fund, which has been called upon again and again this year to aid those in desperate need in Ukraine, Pakistan, Syria, the South Sudan, and many other places. As an Anabaptist Church, we are committed to both relief and reconciliation as part of God's work in the world, and so we encourage you to learn more about the good work MCC does around the world, and to make a donation.

Their website is here: mcccanada.ca

Inner Hope Youth Ministries

As part of our efforts to connect with our neighbourhood and with our First Nations Neighbours, FUMC is beginning to foster a connection with Inner Hope Youth Ministries. Inner Hope is a Christian organisation which exists to provide hope and belonging to at-risk youth in East Vancouver through housing, support, discipleship, and life-skills mentoring.

Their website is found here, and we highly recommend that you begin to support them as you are able -- whether through prayer, volunteering (everything from cooking a meal to yardwork to one-on-one mentoring!), or financial support.