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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

The Church in a Post-Christendom World

Wednesday April 27th, 7:30-9:00pm

Stuart Murray Williams (author of "The Naked Anabaptist") and Alex Ellish will be leading a presentation and conversation about "The Church in a Post-Christendom World." An important topic to consider, especially here in Vancouver!

May Madness!

There's LOTS going on at FUMC in the upcoming month -- something for everyone!

Music Afternoon: 2pm on Sunday May 1st. This will be a wonderful time of singing and hearing music together in many languages (English, German, Spanish, and Cantonese). An offering will be taken in support of Place of Refuge, and there will be a time of coffee fellowship afterwards.

Communion Symposium Saturday May 7th, 9:30am-2pm. This conversation will be led by Gareth Brandt (Professor of Practical Theology at Columbia Bible College) and will focus on the meaning of communion according to the Scriptures, historical Anabaptist practice around the Lord's Table, who we should invite to participate, and how should we celebrate it. Lunch will be provided by donation, in support of the Sherbrooke Summer Ministry trip to Guatemala.

Car Wash & BBQ Fundraiser for Kingcrest!: Saturday May 14th, 10:30am-3pm. Come have a delicious lunch on the front lawn of the Education Building (660 East 51st Ave.) and/or get your car washed in our back parking lot, and make a donation to help fund Kingcrest's ministry for our spring and fall terms! Lunch will be served starting at noon.

Camp Squeah Weekend: May 21-23rd -- Come join us as we spend a fun and relaxing Victoria Day Weekend up at Camp Squeah. Sign-up sheets will be coming out this Sunday, and are due in two weeks (Thursday May 5th).

Life, Light, and Love in the Letters of John

Our Spring Sermon Series (April to June) has begun, and we're focussing on the letters of John (1, 2 & 3 John). These wonderful and inspiring letters help focus us in on the message of Jesus as well as remind us how to live our lives as Christians. Here's a preview of who will be speaking on what in the coming weeks:

April 10th: Lydia Cruttwell, 1 John 1:5-10
April 17th: Greg Thiessen, 1 John 2:1-17
April 24th: Tim Boland (guest preacher), 1 John 2:18-27
May 1st: Lydia Cruttwell, 1 John 2:28-3:10
May 8th: Greg Thiessen, 1 John 3:11-24
May 15th: Lydia Cruttwell, 1 John 4:1-6 (this will be a joint Pentecost service with FUSMC, and will take place at 4:30pm)

Yellow booklets with the full text of 1-3 John, as well as room to take notes, are available in the church foyer. Come join us as we delve into these fascinating scriptures!

Upcoming Events at FUMC

Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed. We here at FUMC had a wonderfully joyous Easter, and are excited for a whole slate of activities coming up in the next few days, weeks, and months. Here's some of what we have going on:

Prayer and Communion Service: Wednesday April 6th, 7:30pm. A reflective and interactive prayer service featuring the Lord's Supper.

Monday Night Bible Study: April is the last month for our Bible Study on Acts, led by our intern Hiroko Yamane. But feel free to come join us if you want -- Mondays at 7:30pm in the Ed. Building.

Vaisakhi Outreach: Saturday April 16th 10-2pm (approx). During this annual local festival and parade celebrating the Punjabi New Year, we will be handing out Paska (Easter bread), getting to know our neighbours, and spreading the love of Jesus. Contact Greg Thiessen if you would like to help out.

Music Afternoon: 2pm on Sunday May 1st. This will be a wonderful time of singing and hearing music together in many languages (English, German, Spanish, and Cantonese). An offering will be taken in support of Place of Refuge, and there will be a time of coffee fellowship afterwards.

And many more special events are coming up as well, including our Communion Symposium (May 7th), a Car Wash and BBQ Fundraiser for Kingcrest (May 14th), and our annual Camp Squeah Weekend (May 21-23). Keep an eye out for more details on all of these!