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Upcoming Events at FUMC

We've got a number of late summer events coming up -- come join us for any and all of these!

Movie Night, Friday August 13th, 7pm : We're hosting a movie night this Friday in the church basement -- snacks are on us. Invite your friends and neighbours to get in out of the heat!

Intergenerational Games Night, Tuesday August 23rd, 7pm: Bring along your favourite board or card games (and maybe some extra snacks) and be prepared to have some fun with other church folks, young and old.

Potluck for the Thiessens, Sunday August 28th: This is Greg's last Sunday as our Associate Pastor, and we want to take time to give thanks and pray for the Thiessen family as they transition more fully into life in Abbotsford. Last names A-M please bring main dishes, and last names N-Z please bring salads or buns.

FUMC Pastoral Search

UPDATE: We have received quite a number of applications, and the search committee has begun their interviews and will let us know when they officially have a candidate they'd like to put forward. Thanks be to God for His provision!


With our current Associate Pastor Greg Thiessen leaving this summer, we have a job opening for a part-time (.5 FTE) pastor. Please click on the '1 attachment' link below to see the full job ad, and pass it on to those who are interested/qualified. May God guide us in our search!

Psalms for the Summer -- Mid-summer update!

We're not quite halfway through our summer 'pulpit exchange' with Sherbrooke Mennonite Church, featuring the Psalms. Here's the sermons that are still to come at FUMC:

July 31: Lydia, Ps. 88
Aug 7: James, Ps. 150
Aug 14: Lydia, Ps. 126,
Aug 21: James, Ps. 32
Aug 28: Greg, Ps. 133

Also, if you haven't seen it yet, make sure to check out this short film on the Psalms, featuring Bono and Eugene Peterson!

FUMC is Hiring! (Community Engagement Worker)

Do you love playing with kids? Are you excited about local missional engagement? Do you enjoy leading bible studies?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, and you're looking for a part-time job, then FUMC has a position for you! Our COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORKER position is all about connecting with kids in our community and helping FUMC expand its missional capacity. Click the '1 attachement' link just below this post to download the job ad and job description, and pass it along to anyone else who might be interested!

Applications for this are due in by Sunday, August 7th, so now's the time to send in your resume and cover letter!

Mennonite Church Canada Assembly (Saskatoon, July 6th to 10th)

The 2016 Assembly is underway! Please pray for safe travels, Spirit-filled times of worship and discussion, and an honest, loving, and constructive dialogue and decision-making process on the various contentious issues facing our denomination at this time.

All those interested in getting updates on the doings, discussions, and decisions of the Assembly (including livestreams of all worship and plenary sessions) can find out more here: (the "Assembled News" is available on the left-hand side at the top)

Our own attendees (Greg and Aften, John and Joan G., and John H.) will be reporting back in the coming weeks, and our area church (MCBC) is going to have a special session in September to discuss how we should respond to the decisions made at the Assembly, especially those regarding the Future Directions Task Force and the Being a Faithful Church process.

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