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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

Announcements for December 6 to December 13, 2012

Thursday Nights in Vancouver

- Listening Prayer Group at Jon & Janna's - this is a Listening Prayer group which practices different forms of prayer (Intercession, declarative prayer, etc.)

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Sunday, December 8 - 8:00 pm Abendmusik Advent Vespers in Abbotsford at Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, 3386 Mount Lehman Road

"Here Us Sing - Abendmusik Vespers Choir" This is an ensemble of 20 singers from the Lower Mainland. The choir gives evening services at Thanksgiving, Advent and Lent where they provide an opportunity to worship and meditate with sacred music and prayers written across the centuries. Please feel free to bring friends who might appreciate this type of music and this opportunity for reflection.

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Sunday, December 9 - 8:00 pm Abendmusik Advent Vespers in Vancouver at Knox United Church, 5600 Balaclava at West 41st

"Here Us Sing - Abendmusik Vespers Choir" This is an ensemble of 20 singers from the Lower Mainland. The choir gives evening services at Thanksgiving, Advent and Lent where they provide an opportunity to worship and meditate with sacred music and prayers written across the centuries. Please feel free to bring friends who might appreciate this type of music and this opportunity for reflection.

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Sunday, December 9 - 10:30 am Worship Service

Second Advent Worship Service lead by John Goossen with worship music from Karen Thiessen and her group and the sermon from our Interim Pastor Lydia Cruttwell titled "The Mighty Acts of God". Join us for a time of worship as we sing together, pray together and share what it means to anticipate the birth of Jesus Christ.

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Our regular Monday Prayer Time at 12:30 pm will be cancelled for December and will resume again in January.

Lead by Craig Thiessen, this is a time of discernment as we pray for our church during this time of transition.

Announcements for the week of November 29 to December 6, 2012

Thursday Nights in Vancouver

- Listening Prayer Group at Jon & Janna's - this is a Listening Prayer group which practices different forms of prayer (Intercession, declarative prayer, etc.)

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Sunday, December 2 - 10:30 am Worship Service

Joint First Advent Worship Service with the First United Spanish Mennonite Church. Join us for a time of worship as we sing together, pray together and share what it means to anticipate the birth of Jesus Christ.

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Monday, December 3 - 12:30 pm FUMC Prayer Time in the Sanctuary

Lead by Craig Thiessen, this is a time of discernment as we pray for our church during this time of transition.

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Monday, December 3 - 7:30 pm This is our monthly evening prayer time where we gather in the church basement to pray about our church and our community.

Lead by Rose Bergen, this is a time of meditation, discernment and reflection as we pray for our church.

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Tuesday, December 4 - 12:00 pm Wohltatigkeits Verein will be gathering for their Christmas luncheon
7:00 pm Rege Hande Verein in the lower auditorium
7:00 pm St. George Small Group Potluck at Jon & Janna's - this is our young adult group that meets every Tuesday night in the Vancouver area. If you are looking for directions, please call the church office at 604-321-2131.
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Wednesday, December 5 - 2:00 pm - Christmas German Sing-a-long

Join us for festive Christmas German songs accompanied by our favourite accordian player Hans Schirr!

FUMC Calendar of Event for the Week of November 15 to 22, 2012

Thursday Nights in Vancouver

- Listening Prayer Group at Jon & Janna's - this is a Listening Prayer group which practices different forms of prayer (Intercession, declarative prayer, etc.)

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Sunday, November 18 - 10:30 am Worship Service

Guest Speaker Henry Krause, pastor at Langley Mennonite Fellowship will be sharing his sermon "Living, bound to the peace of Christ". Our worship time will be lead by Grant Sawatzky and the choir and all are welcome to join us after the service for a time of visiting.

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Monday, November 19 - 12:30 pm FUMC Prayer Time in the Sanctuary

Lead by Craig Thiessen, this is a time of discernment as we pray for our church during this time of transition.

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Tuesday, November 20 - 10:00 am Wohltatigkeits Verein in the lower auditorium
7:00 pm Rege Hande Verein in the lower auditorium
7:00 pm St. George Small Group at Sam & Tami's - this is our young adult group that meets every Tuesday night in the Vancouver area. If you are looking for directions, please call the church office at 604-321-2131.
7:30 pm Vancouver Small Group at Loewen's (bi-weekly). We'd like to invite anyone who is interested to come out for a time of study, prayer and fellowship. If you've never been part of a bible study group before, (or even if you have in the past) please feel welcome to come and try ours out. The study on Ephesians is lead by John Heinrichs. Call (604) 294-4542 if you have any questions.

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Wednesday, November 21 - 10:00 am German Bible Study in the lower auditorium
7:00 pm - Youth Small Group in Eduation Building

An Invitation to Fellowship: Please join one of our Small Groups!


We have various small groups/bible studies at this church -- groups which meet weekly to share concerns and pray for one another, to study the bible together, and to grow deeper in fellowship and in faith.

Hopefully one of these groups sparks your interest... and if none of them works for you, if you'd be interested in leading a new group, or if you have any other questions, please contact Pastor Lydia email: lydia.fumc@gmail.com, phone: 604-321-2131.

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Vancouver Area

A new, Vancouver-area small group bible study will be starting up, hosted by Randy & Mary Loewen and others in Vancouver, and will likely meet Friday evenings starting in mid-October. Snacks and coffee/tea will be served, and all are welcome to come.

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German Bible Study

On the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month we gather in the church basement at 10:00 am for a German bible study. All are welcome to join us led by Hans-Gerhard Fast. Please phone the church at 604-321-2131 for more info.

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Young Adults Group

The YAC (Young Adults Connect) group is now centred around a number of households along St. George St. half a block west of our church -- hence, we've renamed ourselves the St. George small group! We'll be meeting on Tuesdays (7:00 pm), and we have a monthly rotation of bible studies, potlucks, and nights of sharing and prayer. Please contact Lydia Cruttwell 604-727-4431 for specific details -- all are welcome!

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Family Night

We also have a monthly Family Night meeting for parents with young children. Please contact the church office at 604-321-2131 for more information or email firstunitedmennonite@gmail.com.