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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

MCBC = Dessert!

Come one, come all, to Peace Mennonite Church (1571 Daniels Rd., Richmond) this Thursday October 16th at 7:30pm for a chance to hear some of what MCBC (Mennonite Church British Columbia, our local denominational body) is doing to further God's kingdom, and how they work to support and resource churches like ours. There'll be stories, desserts, a video featuring several FUMC folks, and a freewill offering taken in support of MCBC.

[N.B. -- this is a separate event from the Kingcrest Silent Auction and Fundraiser, which was originally scheduled for this Saturday October 18th, but has now been postponed until the new year.]

Prayer and Communion Service, Wednesday October 1st, 7:30pm

Come and join us this Wednesday, October 1st, as we gather around the Lord's Table to pray, to be refreshed by fellowship with one another, and to encounter our Risen Lord through Communion.

Fall Sermon Series: The Book of Ruth!

This fall we'll be diving back into the Old Testament for an exploration of the book of Ruth.

The book of Ruth is one of the hidden gems of the Old Testament. It is a simple yet artfully written tale of tragedy and redemption. It reminds us that God’s story moves forward not just through kings and nations and miraculous events, but also through ordinary people living ordinary lives. Ruth, Naomi, Boaz and even minor characters like Orpah and the unnamed kinsman-redeemer all show a great range of emotion and complex motivations. In this midst of this complexity and brokenness, however, God’s providential care remains evident.

Week by Week Schedule:

Sept 14: Ruth 1:1-5 “In the days when the judges ruled…” (Greg Thiessen)
Sept 21: Ruth 1:6-22 “Where you go I will go…” (Lydia Cruttwell)
Sept 28: Ruth 2:1-12 “As it turned out…” (Lydia Cruttwell)
Oct. 5: World Communion Sunday (Hans-Gerhard Fast)
Oct. 12: Thanksgiving (Arnie Friesen, Mennonite Foundation)
Oct 19: Ruth 2:13-23 Kindness to a foreigner (Lydia Cruttwell)
Oct 26: Ruth 3:1-18 A strange love story (Greg Thiessen)
Nov 2: Ruth 4:1-10 Justice and Grace (Lydia Cruttwell)
Nov 9: Peace Sunday (Aften Thiessen)
Nov 16: Ruth 4:11-12 Building up the House of Israel (Lydia Cruttwell)
Nov 23: Ruth 4:13-22 A new Genealogy, A new Hope (Greg Thiessen)

Small Groups

It's still not too late to join one of our small groups!

This fall, we'll be running three English-language small groups, and one German bible study. All the English small groups will be studying Timothy Keller's "Gospel & Life" series (short videos followed by a discussion). Here's a quick rundown of the times and locations for these studies:

1. Sunday morning at 9am in the Education Building (main floor)

2. Tuesday evening at 7:30pm at Greg and Aften's house (this study is mainly comprised of younger adults).

3. Wednesday evening at 7:30pm in the church basement -- on the first Wednesday of each month, this study will be replaced by our regular Prayer and Communion Service.

4. German Bible Study: Wednesday at 10am in the church basement. These studies will begin next Wednesday, October 8th.

Come join us as we study the bible and our faith together!