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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.



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A Prayer for Those Who are Victims of Terrorism, and for Those who Commit Acts of Terror

In response to the bombings today at the Boston Marathon (as well as news reports of Canadian-born terrorists committing acts of violence in Somalia and Algeria):

Lord have Mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.

Sovereign Lord, because we live in a safe country -- a part of the world where most of us do not expect to die violently -- these incidents shock us all the more. Unlike our brothers and sisters in Columbia, and Iran, and North Korea, and Syria, and hundreds of other places around the world, we come to depend on our governments to protect us, to ensure our homes and streets and cities as safe havens.

But sometimes, they are not safe.

Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.

Mighty God, may we find our hope, and our sense of security, in you, and you alone. In the face of bombings and acts of terror, give us the courage to live not out of fear, but out of love. May your grace , your peace, and your healing presence be with all those people (and their loved ones) who were injured, maimed, or killed today by these acts of violence.

Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.

Lord of all the nations, give us the strength and the courage to love our neighbours rather than fear them, to pray for them rather than to judge them. Intercede for us, Holy Spirit, with groans too deep for words, and help us to pray fervently for those who committed these acts of terror. Help us to love our enemy, for it is only through love and forgiveness -- the same love and forgiveness shown to us on the cross and in the resurrection -- that the cycle of violence and hatred might end.

Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.

Sermons!

After a brief delay, there's now three more sermons up on the website under the 'Sermons' tab -- from Lent 5 through to Easter Sunday. Click on them to hear some great scripturally-based messages!

Are you considering Baptism? We can help...

For anyone who desires to be baptized or to become a member here at our church, we will be offering discipleship classes starting in mid-April and running through to the end of May, with a baptism service on Sunday June 2nd. If you are interested in taking part, please contact Lydia before April 8th with some times when you would be available to meet. We'd like all who are interested to be able to join together and learn about God's great story of redemption!

Monthly Prayer Meeting this Monday, April 8 at 7:30 pm

Monthly Prayer Meeting Anyone can attend this prayer meeting on the first Monday of every month at 7:30 pm in the Church Basement (led by Rose Bergen). We gather for a time of prayer and our main focus is our church life and the community around us, we look forward to seeing you.