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Praying Together

Every Tuesday morning at 7am, you are invited to join Adam in the sanctuary to pray for our church, our neighbourhoods, and the world. Prayer lasts until about 7:45am, and there's coffee (and sometimes muffins!) afterward.

Also, on Wednesday August 8th, we have our monthly "Prayer and Communion" service (led by Lydia) in the church basement at 7:30pm.

Please join us in the crucial practice of making our thanksgivings and petitions known to our Heavenly Father!

MCC Warehouse Volunteer Day (Thursday August 8th)

Let's join in the good work of the MCC -- peace, relief and development in the name of Christ - by helping out at their Abbotsford warehouse! We'll leave from Vancouver at 9am, and aim to get back at 4pm, and carpooling is available. If you would like to go, please let Lydia know after she returns on August 2nd. If you can't go, but would still like to contribute, please put donations for relief kits (i.e. new bath soaps, adult toothbrushes, new bath towels in bright or dark colours) in the white container in the foyer. More details on what can be donated can be found at mcccanada.ca/get-involved/kits.

New Church Name! (Coming Soon)

On Sunday June 3rd, our membership voted 80% in favour of adopting a new name, "Peace Church on 52nd". We are grateful to be moving forward with a new name that we believe will help us reach out to our neighbours more effectively, but also recognise that this change is hard for some of us -- we've been "FUMC" for 80 years now!

We still need to do some work to officially 'launch' our new name (with new signage, a new website, etc.), and we're hoping to do that in the fall of this year. In the meantime, we'll continue to be "First United Mennonite Church" in all our official documents (including on donations), although we'll start informally referring to ourselves as "Peace Church on 52nd" in our services and meetings.

May God guide us in this change and in our revitalisation!

Let's Eat Together!

Two upcoming opportunities to meet and build relationship around the dinner table:

Community Dinner : Our next Community Dinner will be on Thursday June 28th at 6pm in the church building-- come on out for some good food and a chance to get to know your neighbours and church family! If you'd like to help with the cooking or cleanup on this meal, please talk to Al Fleming

Dinners for 8 : Over the summer, some of us are hosting casual potluck dinners, so that we can continue to deepen our relationships with one another. Pink signup sheets are available in the basement next to the kitchen, so please sign up soon! If you are interested in hosting a dinner, please let Lydia know.