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Refugees Arriving soon!

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the flight had to be cancelled and our refugees arrival has been postponed. Please join us in prayer for perseverance and patience as we wait for more details...

Our long-awaited Eritrean refugees will be arriving very soon, and we're very excited! Please pray for our refugee sponsorship team as they continue the search for permanent housing, prepare to meet these men at the airport, and help them adjust to their new life in Canada. Also, pray for these three men, about to fly halfway around the world to escape poverty, oppression, and danger. May God give them peace and courage in their new life!

Psalms for the Summer!

In July and August, we're teaming up with Sherbrooke Mennonite Church (just a few blocks away at 7155 Sherbrooke St.) to do a Summer Pulpit Exchange on the Psalms. This means that both congregations will get to hear from Sherbrooke and FUMC pastors (James Wittenberg, Lydia Cruttwell, Tim Froese, Greg Thiessen, and Joon Park) preaching on their favourite psalms!

A full schedule will be posted soon, but in the meantime, here's a link to a recent short film made about the Psalms, and documenting the friendship between musician Bono (of U2) and biblical scholar Eugene Peterson. Enjoy!

Bono and Eugene Peterson // THE PSALMS

Prayer & Communion Service

Our final Prayer & Communion service before the summer break is THIS Wednesday, June 8th, at 7:30pm in the church basement. We invite all to come and join us as we pray for ourselves, our church, and our world, and as we gather around the Lord's table.

Church Work Day

On Saturday June 4th from 9am to 2pm, our church will be joining together with First United Spanish Mennonite Church and Mission Baptist Church to give our buildings some love! Please join us to do some cleaning, painting, pressure-washing, and perhaps even landscaping -- wear work clothes and bring a bag lunch along.

Camp Squeah Church Retreat!

During the Victoria Day long weekend, FUMC is going on the road! We're going to be spending a few days up at the beautiful Camp Squeah, on Hwy #1 near Hope. Hopefully you've all gotten your signup sheets in to Danny already (they were due on May 8th), but if not contact the church office or Danny Hildebrand right away, and we'll make sure to get you in.

This is a great time for our church community to come together in God's creation, having fun, connecting with one another, and communing with our Maker.

[NOTE: this retreat, plus our joint service on May 15th (see below), means we won't be having a service at our regular 10am time for the next two weeks. If you would like to go to a Sunday morning service in English, we recommend Sherbrooke Mennonite Church -- 7155 Sherbrooke St., Vancouver. They meet at 10:30am on Sundays.]

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