Sunday, May 2, 2021
OUR CHURCH FAMILY
As many of you know, we are expecting new life in our congregation this spring and summer! Our First Mennonite tradition is to provide families with meals following the birth of a child. If you have interest in being added to this list to provide meals, please let Sarah Showalter know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our giving this year is $24,000 behind giving for the same time last year. Thank you to all who have continued to give to the work of First Mennonite Church. As of March 31 (7 months), $251,000 has been given with $288,000 spent on the missions of our congregations. We have spent $37,000 more than we have received. We were fortunate to have started the year with a balance of just under $15,000 which has led to a negative balance of $22,000. Please continue to keep First Mennonite Church finances in mind as you consider your giving.
Staying connected to FMC: Reading Commission Minutes on the FMC website is one way to be virtually active.
MYF on May 5 at 7 PM at Rempels for outdoor dinner and games
If you’re driving to Goshen, IN on June 4 and returning June 7, please let the church office know if you’re willing to provide a ride. Thank you.
To check-out Library materials, contact Ann Valenta at 530-5549, email@example.com OR Jill Miller at 541-0102, firstname.lastname@example.org (Jill works at the Library Thursday 2-5 PM) OR submit a Request Form here.
Reminder: The church building is locked and the staff are working from home.
Libby: Phone or text: 319-400-7348 and email: email@example.com
John: Phone or text: 319-371-5560 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Libby's and John’s day off will be Monday; the church office is also closed then.
To contact the church office, please email (email@example.com) or leave a message on Mary’s home phone: 319-683-3505. Mary will be in the church office most Thursday and Friday mornings.
CONFERENCE & COMMUNITY NEWS
Vaccine supply has greatly increased in Johnson County. There are currently many pharmacies and community locations to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Please visit our website to learn about your options and find appointments. https://coronavirus-johnsoncounty.hub.arcgis.com/
Blood Drive: We'd love to see you at Upper Deer Creek Church (3369 320th St. Wellman) on Monday, May 10, from 2:30-7:30 PM. Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center requires masks and pre-scheduled appointments. To schedule, contact Chris Ciasto, 563.349.1608 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring a photo ID and remember to eat before donating! You may also schedule an appointment online at: https://login.bloodcenter.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/91768
From Central Plains Mennonite Conference (CPMC):
From Crooked Creek Christian Camp:
From Hillcrest Academy:
From the Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale:
From Mennonite Church USA:
From Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF):
From Mennonite Men:
From Mennonite Mission Network (MMN):
From Mennonite Women USA:
From Mennonite World Conference (MWC):
Birthdays (May 2 - 8)
Monday Caleb Gingerich,
Carol Enns, Nicole Elliott
Wednesday John Halder, Avery Hershberger
Thursday Amanda Gerig Sickles
Friday Emily Hooley
Saturday Maria Portillo
Events for the coming week
(May 2 - 9)
Sunday 9:30 AM Zoom Worship & Communion: Mar Upton, proclaimer
Tuesday 7 PM Mission Commission
Wednesday 7 PM MYF
7 PM Worship Commission
Sunday 9:30 AM Online Worship: Maya Kehr Yoder, proclaimer
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