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Welcome to FUMC, where it is our desire to be a place of peace for all, a faith community joining together in the movement towards God’s vision for the world. We are in the midst of a very exciting name change -- soon we will be 'Peace Church on 52nd' with a new webiste and new signs!



Announcements

Easter Services

Easter is coming!

As we come to end of Lent and look towards Good Friday and Easter Sunday, we'll be having a number of special services to commemorate the most important holiday in the Christian calendar. Please take note of these services, and feel free to come to (and invite your friends to) any (or all!) of them:

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Thursday, March 28th, 7:30pm -- Joint Footwashing Service (FUMC/FUSMC)

As part of our Anabaptist heritage, we celebrate Maundy Thursday (when Jesus, in the gospel of John, washed his disciples feet) by washing one another's feet and letting our feet be washed in a powerful symbol of what it means to serve and to be served in the name of Christ. This service takes place in both Spanish and English (with translation), and footwashing will occur in gender-specific groups.

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Good Friday, March 29th, 10:30am -- Good Friday Service at Culloden MB Church (6060 Culloden St.)

This is a joint service with the five local churches involved in supporting Place of Refuge, our second-stage recovery house for men coming out of addiction. We will join together at the foot of the cross to worship Jesus, who gave himself up so that we all might have new life.

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Good Friday, March 29th, 8pm -- Tenebrae Service

A quiet, contemplative service which uses scripture and action to meditate on the death of Jesus. This will take place in the sanctuary, and it is recommended that you bring small flashlights as the service will end in darkness.

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Easter Sunday, March 31st, 10:30am

Easter Sunday ServiceWe will be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus together through word, song, and scripture. Come and join with us in proclaiming that He is Risen!

Check out the 'Sermons' Page!

We're slowly getting ourselves up to speed, technologically, and figuring out the best way to record and share some of the great sermons we're privileged to hear on Sundays at First United Mennonite. So, do remember to head on over to the 'Sermons' tab on a regular basis and see what's there! Our most recent offering is from Willard Metzger, Executive Director of Mennonite Church Canada.

Announcements for the Week of March 3 to 10, 2013

Lenten Prayer Meetings:

Every Wednesday morning at 9:00 am we will be meeting in the sanctuary for a time of Lenten prayers. Everyone is welcome to join our Pastor Lydia Cruttwell for a time of reflection and devotion, meditating on the way of the cross and what it means to grow deeper in our personal relationship with God during this time of Lent.

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St. George Small Group:

This is our group of 20 somethings both married and unmarried that live close to the church that meet on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on the first Tuesday for potluck). They meet for bible studies, potlucks and times of sharing and prayer. Anyone regardless of age is welcome to join them!

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Listening Prayer:

Thursdays at 7:00 pm -- this is a group which practices different forms of prayer (Intercession, Declarative prayer, etc.) (led by Jon and Janna Janzen).

FUMC Small Groups - Anyone is welcome to join!

Please join one of our Small Groups!
Our community has regular times of dedicating ourselves to hear God's voice, as we seek His mercy and guidance for ourselves and for this church. There are many different opportunities for us to pray together, study his word, fellowship, connect with each other on many levels and all are welcome. Please phone Belinda at the church office for locations.

Weekly Meetings:

Tuesdays at 7:00 pm -- this is the St. George Small group which is for our Young Adults! Typically the first meeting of the month is a potluck at 6:00 pm and the rest of the month the meetings are at 7:00 pm.

Wednesdays at 7:30 pm -- our Youth meet here at the church every other week for a bible study, games and other fun activities centred around what it means to be a teenager in this crazy world how God fits in! On the alternating weeks, we get together with the youth at Sherbrooke Mennonite church and meet at Peace Mennonite Church and do pretty much the same thing and transportation is usually provided. Please call the office if you have any questions.

Thursdays at 7:00 pm -- this is a Listening Prayer group which practices different forms of prayer (Intercession, Declarative prayer, etc.) (led by Jon and Janna Janzen)

Monthly Meetings:

Prayer MeetingAnyone 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.