Sunday, August 25, 2019
OUR CHURCH FAMILY
SUNDAY: All children ages 2 years old through 5th grade are invited to meet downstairs in the education wing to find your classrooms, meet your teachers, and have some cookies! 3-year olds through 5th graders, please meet in the singing room. Parents of 2-year olds may take them directly to their classroom, room #109/111. Jr High and Sr High students meet your teachers in your respective classrooms.
Also SUNDAY: 10:55-11:45 AM – All MYFers and their parents! After visiting your classroom, please meet in the fellowship hall for an important football parking meeting.
Did you know football parking brings in over $60,000 per season? That means when you help out one Saturday, you earn over $400 for the ministries of the church. Thank you! Donate your time to this all-church activity by signing up on the easel in the Sip & Chat area. Contact Allison & Isaiah Goertz with questions.
Do you like helping people find a seat for the worship service? Is writing, sharing art or music gifts, or reading scripture something you enjoy? Want to help care for toddlers or run the sound/AV equipment during worship services? There are many roles that contribute to worship and YOU CAN HELP the Worship Commission by completing a Worship Gifts Survey to get involved with our worship services this year. Simply complete the online survey HERE: tinyurl.com/yyl245ae by SEPTEMBER 15. Paper copies and a drop off box are on the table outside the sanctuary.
We have revived our First Mennonite Facebook page --(When logged into Facebook, find us at First Mennonite Church, Iowa City). Copies of our Facebook policy can be found here: firstmennoniteiowacity.org/facebook-policy and on the table under the Mennonite Church USA bulletin board in the Sip & Chat area. Photo Opt-Out forms are on the back side of the policy. If you do not want your picture posted, please fill out the form and hand it in to the office by September 1.
Mennonite Central Committee is now supporting Iglesia Zoar ministry in Mexico. First Mennonite will no longer receive funds here. Thank you to Jim and Dianne Brenneman for bringing this mission to our congregation, and to Kris Brenneman for her work with the funds processing. To continue giving to this mission, write a check out to Mennonite Central Committee and put “CIP Mexico Zoar Project” in the memo/for line. Checks sent to MCC should be mailed to: MCC US, 21 South 12th Street, PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501.
CONFERENCE AND COMMUNITY NEWS
The Mennonite Historical Society of Iowa is seeking a part time director who oversees the Mennonite Museum at the Kalona Historical Village and leads the MHS board in telling and interpreting the story of Mennonites and Amish in Iowa. If you are interested in this part time position or would like to see a job description contact Nyle Kauffman, Board President at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 319-354-3304. We would also like to hear suggestions for this position. Amanda Bleichty and Mary Lou Farmer have shared this position for several years and are concluding their work on October 31, 2019.
The Ecumenical Women's Bible Study invites women of all faiths to join us as we begin our fall semester on September 4 using the study guide The Book of Genesis....in the beginning God... by Trudy Reis and Karen Scotti. We meet from 9:15-11 on Wednesday mornings at Saint Andrew Presbyterian church located off Camp Cardinal Road at Gathering Place Lane, Iowa City. (Park and enter on the lower level). Come, enrich your faith with the fellowship, learning, and group discussions of lessons with other Christian women! Invite a friend and join us! For further information: Janice Hining 351.6304 email@example.com or Nancy Prall 512.5649 firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Central Plains Mennonite Conference (CPMC):
From Crooked Creek Christian Camp:
From Crowded Closet:
From PEACE Iowa:
From Mennonite Central Committee (MCC):
From Mennonite Church USA:
From Pleasantview Home:
Birthdays (Aug. 25-31)
Sunday Kim Healy
Monday David Widmer
Tuesday Lloyd Bewley
Thursday Nathan Peterson
Friday Michelle Miller
Saturday Selina Roth
Events for the coming week
(Aug. 25-Sept. 1)
Sunday 9:30 AM Worship, Karla Stoltzfus Detweiler, proclaimer
10:45 AM Christian Education Open House: Primary, Jr & Sr High classes
10:55 AM MYF/Parents Football Parking meeting: fellowship hall
4-7:30 PM PM Torre Fuerte worship
Wednesday 7 PM Elders
Thursday 6 PM Torre Fuerte Worship
Sunday 9:30 AM Worship & Communion, Terry Zimmerly, proclaimer
10:45 AM Christian Education classes
4-7:30 PM PM Torre Fuerte worship