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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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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.

Easter Services

Thursday, April 2nd:
Footwashing Service with FUSMC (in English and Spanish), 7:30pm in the church basement

Friday April 3rd:
Joint Service in support of Place of Refuge, at Culloden MB Church (6060 Culloden St.) at 10:30am

Tenebrae service -- an interactive service, reading through the scriptures which depict Jesus' Passion. In the FUMC sanctuary at 7:30pm.

Sunday April 5th:
FUMC Easter Service (starting at 10am) -- NOTE TIME CHANGE! (see below for more details)

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 will be available from the church office soon.

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.

Life in the Neighbourhood

On April 11th, FUMC will be hosting a seminar in partnership with Forge (a missional training network) called "Life in the Neighbourhood". This seminar will run from 9am to 3pm, and will feature many interesting topics and sessions. Please contact Greg if you're interested in attending.

That day is also the day of the local Vaisakhi parade in our neighbourhood, and we'll be offering Easter breads and greetings to all of our Sikh and South Asian neighbours. Contact Lydia if you're interested in helping with this outreach event!

(Also, if you're planning on driving to church that day, be aware that the Vaisakhi parade will shut off many of the main streets around our church. You'll either need to come in and park before 9am (and then leave via Prince Edward down to SE Marine), or park north of 49th Ave., or arrive by transit.