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FUMC is Hiring: Full Time Co-Pastor

Are you excited to help a church revision and deeply consider what it means to be Christ’s example of peace? Do you have a heart for welcoming people of diverse backgrounds into community?

Our church (FUMC) is looking for a co-pastor to engage and serve our culturally diverse urban neighbourhood. We hold to the Anabaptist theology, are members of Mennonite Church BC and Mennonite Church Canada, and are looking for a pastor to join our team as we continue to develop our relationships with Christ, each other and the community.

Ideal candidates would have the following:

- Capacity to relate to various age groups and cultures
- Experience working in a church setting – in the areas of preaching and worship, pastoral care, nurturing gifts within the laity
- Commitment to Anabaptist theology and practice.
- Post-secondary religious education

We are looking for someone who is outgoing and can relate to a variety of people. Someone who has a missional outlook and a servant’s heart. We are willing to look outside the box in the way that we do church, as long as it includes following Jesus and his teachings.

For more details on the position, click '1 attachment' at the bottom of this post and download the pdf.

Please submit letters of interest and résumés to Liz, Pastor Search Committee Member, via email (lizepp@gmail.com) by July 28, 2017.

Upcoming Special Services and Meetings

Special Services in May:

Sunday May 20th: Service at 10:30am at Camp Squeah (as part of our retreat)
Sunday May 27th: Joint Pentecost Service at 4:30pm with FUSMC (including a potluck dinner afterwards -- please bring some food to share!)

NOTE: On both of these Sundays, we will not be having our regular 10am service at the church building. Feel free to visit another church if you're in Vancouver and would like to go to a service in the morning!

Congregational Meetings:

Sunday June 3rd: Brief meeting to vote on name change (see green sheet on the bulletin board downstairs for more details)
Sunday June 24th: Congregational Meeting (with lunch)
Please mark your calendars and plan to be there, especially if you are a member!

Community Dinner: Thursday May 24th!

Come join us for our next Community Dinner on Thursday May 24th at 6pm. All are welcome, and bring a friend, so that we can get to know each other and our neighbours better!

Faith and Mental Health Workshop

On Saturday June 2 from 10am -12, Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries will be running a workshop on mental health in the FUMC church basement (659 East 52nd Ave.), to learn more about mental illness and to help us learn to be Christ's love, light, and hope to those in need of support. This workshop is free and all are welcome, so please bring a friend!

Name Change Proposal and Motion for FUMC

NOTE: We will be voting on this motion at a brief congregational meeting on Sunday, June 3rd.

What’s happened so far? How did we get here?
We are delighted that this proposal has been well received – we all seem to agree that the time has come for us to change our name. The problem is, from the ‘straw poll’ we took at our AGM, we found that three names had roughly equal amounts of support: South Vancouver Mennonite Church, South Vancouver Peace Church, and Peace Church on 52nd. So the Vision Committee needed to take time to consider which of these three names we thought was best for our church at this time. Our decision was that “Peace Church on 52nd” is the best of these three names, and it was seconded by the Church Council after discussing it at a recent meeting. Below is the motion, and some reasons as to why we are recommending this particular name.

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