Sunday, October 14, 2018
OUR CHURCH FAMILY
Congratulations to Julia Bartel, Kate Brenneman, and Michael Loss for turning in your Worship Gifts survey and winning gift cards to Ten Thousand Villages. Even though the contest is over, the Worship Commission will still accept surveys for the next 2 weeks. Place completed forms in Isaac Hooley’s mailbox.
All are invited to worship with Parables, a student worship ensemble from Goshen College who will be at FMC on Wednesday, October 17, at 7 PM. The group will share music, original dramas, and personal stories. A free will offering for Goshen College will be taken.
PlayGroup will meet in the FMC fellowship hall at 10 AM on Friday, Oct. 19. All children and their caretakers are invited! Bring friends along, too! Snack will be provided.
Communion: how open is the communion table at First Mennonite? The Elders and Pastors have developed a one-page document that provides a recommendation and background information and we want your feedback. The document will be emailed out two weeks in advance of each meeting. (Print copies will also be available)
2nd annual COMFORTER BLITZ, Sat., Oct. 27, 9 AM-3 PM in the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited to stop in for a few minutes or a few hours to help tie/knot comforters for MCC. Lunch and snacks provided. Bring your friends and family to join the fellowship around the quilt stand! Questions? See Mary Forney.
Football Coordinator needed for the 2019 season. This can be one person or a two-person team to be in charge of football game day parking. This is a paid position. Talk to Wendell Miller for more details.
CONFERENCE AND COMMUNITY NEWS
Rally for Immigration Justice on the downtown IA City Pentacrest, 3:30 PM, Oct. 27. Come hear the stories of people directly affected by immigration injustice through three short speeches with music and chants in between. This will be a nonviolent action and a good example of practicing civic engagement. The action will call for voting and building a network throughout Iowa to bring about increased justice for immigrants.
The Friends of Old St. Michael’s Church (Holbrook, IA) invite you to a Hymn Sing, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2-4 PM. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Come sing along with Bob & Kristie Black, Paul & Julie Roberts and other bluegrass musicians as they lead this community hymn sing.
Pillow Cleaning: Get your feather or foam pillows cleaned, sanitized, deodorized and NEW TICKING on Tuesday, November 6, 8:30 AM - 4 PM at Kalona Mennonite Church. Sponsored by the Kalona Mennonite WMSC
From Iowa Mennonite School (IMS):
From Mennonite Historical Society of Iowa:
From the MCC Relief Sale Committee:
From Pleasantview Home:
Area schools’ FINE ARTS events:
Birthdays (Oct. 14-20)
Monday Kevin Kummer
Wednesday Dwight Gingerich
Thursday Tim Krabill
Friday Marty Stoltzfus
Saturday Judy Thrapp
Events for the coming week
Sunday ALL DAY CHURCH RETREAT (no services at FMC)
8:00 AM Registration begins
8:30 - 9:15 AM Breakfast
9:45-10:40 AM Mindfulness Walk
10:45 AM Worship at Crooked Creek Camp
1-3 PM Games & Surprises
5 PM Torre Fuerte worship
Wednesday 7 PM Parables group from Goshen College
Thursday 1 PM Peace Knitters
7 PM Torre Fuerte worship
Friday 10-11:30 AM Play Group at FMC
Saturday 6:30 AM Football parking & Concession stand
Sunday 9:30 AM Worship, Terry Zimmerly, proclaimer
10:45 AM Christian Ed. classes
5 PM Torre Fuerte worship