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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.


Advent is Upon Us! (and Christmas is coming...)

Special FUMC events for Advent and Christmas:

Church Decorating Party!: Come on out to the church building from 3-5pm on Saturday November 28th to deck the halls and trim our trees for the Advent and Christmas season. All ages welcome, and there'll be some treats and refreshments as well.

FUMC Christmas Banquet: This event is free for all regular FUMC attenders -- please just sign up downstairs to let us know you're coming. There are also signup sheets for setup, cleanup, serving, and dessert -- please help us to make this a special, festive occasion!

Christmas Eve Service: A candlelight service of scriptures, hymns, and prayers, on Thursday December 24th at 6:30pm.

Christmas Day Service: A traditional service celebrating the birth of Jesus, on Friday December 25th at 10am.

Christmas Day Potluck: All who do not have a family gathering to attend on Christmas Day are welcome to join us at 12 noon in the Education Building for a Potluck luncheon. Bring a dish to share!

Peace Sunday

As Anabaptist-Mennonites, we believe that Jesus, the Prince of Peace, calls us to non-violence, reconciliation, and peace-making rather than violence, war, or armed conflict. As we come closer to Remembrance Day (celebrated on November 11th, commemorating the signing of the treaty which both ended WWI and set in place the punishing conditions on Germany that laid the seeds for WWII), we seek to think about how we can serve God faithfully by loving our enemies and overcoming good with evil.

If you want to learn more, Mennonite Central Committee has produced the Peace Packet 2015. Many of these resources are aimed at worship leaders (you'll likely see many of them in use at our Sunday service on Nov. 8th!), but there are also beautiful stories and throught-provoking ideas for anyone looking to seek peace and pursue it.

Being a Faithful Church

Mennonite Church Canada's ongoing discussion on sexuality and faithful living has produced two final documents, which we as churches are encouraged to consider in preparation for MC Canada Assembly 2016 in Saskatchewan. Accordingly, FUMC and SMC (Sherbrooke Mennonite Church) will be discussing these documents on November 21st, from 10-11:30, at Sherbrooke Mennonite Church (7155 Sherbrooke St., Vancouver). Please read over the documents, and come join us in discussing them.

You can download the documents here:
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Refugee Sponsorship Update

Our church is participating in an effort to sponsor refugees from Syria and Eritrea, and we have set up a special fund for donations. We have already reached $10,000 (which is fantastic!), but are looking to double that amount before choosing our first group to sponsor.

If you would like to contribute to this effort, you can do so either online or by cheque. Please make a cheque out to FUMC and write "Refugee Crisis Fund" in the memo line and on the donation envelope. Online, the easiest way would be to donate here: Refugee Sponsorship Vancouver.