Sunday: October 24, 2021
OUR CHURCH FAMILY
Are you interested in being part of the conversation about how First Mennonite can live into our new welcoming statement? The Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests is providing a free training on Oct 26 at 7 PM via Zoom. With the aid of experienced pastors, the training will provide ways congregations can engage pastoral care, social outreach, marketing, celebration as they grow into the decision to become a welcoming community. Contact Isaac Hooley if you're interested in taking part in this training and he'll help you get registered.
Next Sunday, October 31, we will celebrate ‘All Saints Day’ as Worship Commission leads our worship service in experiencing some of the saints from our Anabaptist beginnings, as well as more recent saints. There will be an opportunity for you to remember and name your loved ones who have died and then we will return to the rich and longtime practice at FMC of lighting a candle and placing it in sand as a way to honor and remember those who have touched our lives and shaped our faith journey.
MYF: Join us on Tuesday, October 26 from 6:30 -8:30 PM for some supper and pumpkin carving/painting. We’ll gather at the Hooley home: 1215 Ash Street in Iowa City. Weather permitting, we’ll be outside. Pumpkins and carving tools/paints will be provided. A reminder will be sent via the Remind app this weekend. If you are not getting texts from Remind and you would like to, please text your name and number Analisa Gerig Sickles (319.430.4898) and she will add you.
Football parking brought in over $7467 last Saturday. Thanks to those who volunteered for the Purdue game last week. Our next volunteering opportunities come November 13 and 23. Plan ahead … there's something for everyone. Thank you for signing up here: https://tinyurl.com/parkingvolunteers or emailing Allison or Isaiah Goertz.
CONFERENCE & COMMUNITY NEWS
There’s still time to help Ten Thousand Villages financially empower Pakistani women by shopping at the 5th Annual Fair Trade Rug Event October 20-24 at 923 E 2nd Ave in the Iowa River Landing. Approximately 300 rugs, each handmade in Pakistani homes by fairly paid adult artisans, are available in a variety of unique designs and sizes. Fri and Sat 10 AM-7 PM, Sun 11 -5. Visit bunyaad.com to view, or call 319-519-2104 for information.
From PEACE Iowa & Veterans for Peace:
Hammers & Hardhats Auction: Join Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity and the Jane Hagedorn Women Build committee for an online auction benefiting the Jane Hagedorn Women Build. Proceeds from this event will allow IVHFH to build a Habitat home in Iowa City and will also fund a critical home repair for a single-mother living in North Liberty. Join us online anytime, anywhere, now until October 30! The online auction will open on October 21 and close promptly on October 30 at 8 PM. Auction pickups: IVHFH cannot ship or deliver auction items. Auction wins must be picked up at the Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity office located at 2401 Scott Blvd SE in Iowa City at the following dates and times: Monday, November 1 through Friday, November 5, 9 AM-6 PM.
From Crooked Creek Christian Camp (CCCC):
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From Mennonite Mission Network (MMN):
Birthdays (Oct. 24 - 30)
Sunday Joey Krabill
Wednesday Linea Rochford
Thursday Nathan Swartzendruber
Friday Simon Willems
Events for the coming week
(October 24 - 31)
Sunday: 10 AM Hybrid Worship, Terry Zimmerly, proclaimer
Wednesday: 7 PM Elders
Sunday: 10 AM Hybrid Worship, All Saints remembrance service
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