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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

Joint Service Sunday (August 6th)

We forgot to announce it at our service last Sunday, so here's a quick reminder: DON'T COME TO CHURCH THIS SUNDAY!

(that is, don't come to the FUMC building on Sunday, August 6th -- instead, head over to Sherbrooke Mennonite Church (7155 Sherbrooke St.) at 10am for our joint communion service with FUSMC and SMC. Come join us as we worship with dear brothers and sisters!)

Summer Preaching Schedule -- Updated

Just a quick update to remind you who's preaching when for our summer worship services at FUMC:

July 9th: "I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink." (Mt. 25:35) -- Lydia Cruttwell
July 16th: Garry Janzen (MCBC Executive Minister) preaching on TBD
July 23rd: "I was naked and you clothed me." (Mt. 25:36) -- Lydia Cruttwell
July 30th: Tim Kuepfer preaching on TBD

August 6th: Joint Service with Sherbrooke Mennonite and FUSMC (at Sherbrooke's building)
August 13th: Liz Sawatzky preaching on Forgiveness and Reconciliation
August 20th: "I was sick and you looked after me." (Mt. 25:36) -- Lydia Cruttwell
August 27th: "I was in prison and you visited me." (Mt. 25:36) -- Lydia Cruttwell

Come on out and join us each Sunday at 10am as we worship God, listen carefully to the words of Jesus Christ, and are empowered by the Spirit!

Summer Suppers!

Summer is a quieter time around our church buildings, since people are outside enjoying the sunshine on the beach and in the mountains and in their own backyards and patios. This makes for a perfect opportunity to get to know one another better by hosting a few "Summer Suppers" -- a casual potluck dinner hosted in the house of someone from FUMC, inviting others to join them for food and conversation.

There's already a few signup sheets for dinners up on our foyer door, and more will be coming soon. Do join in and get to know your brothers and sisters of FUMC better! (and, if you'd like to host, please contact Lydia via lydia.fumc@gmail.com)

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.