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Prayer and Communion for March

Our monthly Prayer and Communion service will be on Wednesday, March 7th at 7;30 pm in the church basement -- please come join us as we encounter God through prayer, scripture, and the Lord's Supper.

Next Community Dinner: Thursday March 22nd

Thank you to everyone who came out for our community dinner on Tuesday -- we had a great time together! Our next Community Dinner will be on Thursday, March 22nd at 6pm, and we'd love to have even more people from the church join us. Also, if you'd be interested in helping out, please let Lydia or Adam know... we're especially looking for a few people to be a 'cleanup crew' at the end of the meal.

Events in February

Ash Wednesday Service: Wednesday January 14th, 7:30pm. Come join us for a Valentine's Day that focusses on God's love for us which triumphs over death and sin! We'll be praying together, gathering around the Lord's Table, and those who wish it can receive 'the imposition of ashes' -- a sign of the cross in ashes to remind us of our mortality.

FUMC Annual General Meeting: Sunday February 18th, after the worship service -- all members please attend! (lunch will be included)

Community Dinner: Tuesday February 20th at 6pm -- come on out to have good food and good fellowship with church folks, students from Kingcrest, and our neighbours from the community!

MCBC Lead Conference and AGM: Friday February 23rd (LEAD) and Saturday February 24th (AGM) at Eden Mennonite Church in Chilliwack. Contact Lydia for more information.

Small Groups for All!

There are three different opportunities for small group involvement available now -- choose whichever one appeals most to you!:

POETRY AND PARABLE: This small group meets every other week on Wednesday night and is led by Pastor Lydia. Each session we study a passage of scripture, and also a poem written about that scripture by Malcolm Guite (an Anglican chaplain at Cambridge in the UK). Contact Lydia if you'd like more details!

THEOLOGY BOOK CLUB: This group is led by Pastor Adam, and meets monthly to discuss a book about Christian faith and living, starting with David Fitch's "Faithful Presence." The first meeting will be on Tuesday January 30th.

PRAYER AND SHARE TRIPLETS: These are three-person groups which meet to share about their lives, discuss questions of community and belonging, and pray together for each other and for our church. Meeting time is determined by each triplet, which means that these groups can accomodate even those with busy schedules or limited mobility. To join these groups, please put your name on the blue signup sheet downstairs in the church basement, on or before January 21st.

Let's Eat Together!

Two upcoming chances to build our community together around the table:

1. Potluck this Sunday, January 21st -- People with last names A-M bring casseroles, and people with last names N-Z bring salad and buns. We're still looking for a couple more people to help with set-up and clean-up -- call or email Grace Epp if you're willing to help.

2. Community Dinner, next Thursday January 25th at 6pm -- Come join us as we eat together with our community. We're working on inviting in families from our drop-in centre, and Kingcrest students as well, but feel free to invite other neighbours and friends too.

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