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Harmony, Unity, Wholeness, and Justice, Peace, and Salvation—all are Shalom. Welcome to FUMC, where it is our desire to be a place of Shalom for all, a faith community joining together in the movement towards God’s vision for the world.



Announcements

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.

FUMC is Hiring: Administrative Assistant

First United Mennonite Church is seeking an Administrative Assistant. This part-time position will require 15-18 flexible hours per week. The successful candidate will have good communication skills and be an important part of our team. Computer skills are essential with working knowledge of Word and Excel. The ability to update Google calendar, the church website, and use Microsoft Publisher are required. Good interpersonal skills, effective time management, and the ability to troubleshoot are essential. This position is available in January 2018. Please send a cover letter and resume to Karen Thiessen, katrinchen100@gmail.com

For full job description, click '1 attachment' at the bottom of this post and download the pdf.

Upcoming Events

Three Upcoming Events at our Church:

1. Prayer and Communion Service: 7:30pm on January 3rd in the Church Building

2. Open House for Adam's Studio: Our new co-pastor is an accomplished painter, and we are delighted to have converted a small room in our Ed. Building for him to use as a studio. If you want to come by and see it, or have a chance to talk with Adam one-on-one, come to the basement of the Education Building (660 East 51st Ave.) next Saturday, January 6th, from 9:30am to 12.

3. Installation for Adam Back as FUMC's Pastor: Happening on Sunday January 7th, during our 10am worship service!