Sunday, April 22, 2018
OUR CHURCH FAMILY
Next Sunday’s service will be led by the IMS Touring Choir, under the direction of Alisa Kandel. The final sermon in our Healthy Sexuality: Body & Soul series will be May 6.
Would you like to spend some quality time on Sundays getting to know fun, energetic, and curious conversationalists? Of course you would! Become a primary Sunday school teacher and enjoy all that and more. We have opportunities for you no matter what your experience with children or your schedule. Investing a little of yourself in our children will help both them and you grow in faith and community. Talk with Laura Krouse if you would like to volunteer, or email her: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diners at the Portillos' meal last Sunday contributed $928 toward our congregation's mission outreach. Thank you to the chefs, and to all who joined in the feast!
Thanks to your generous support, we are nearing our goal of raising $6000 or more for the CPMC Max and Gloria Villatoro Family Fund. This fundraising effort continues through May 20. You may contribute by a check to FMC in our regular Sunday offerings with "Villatoros" on the memo line. Your contributions in support of the family are greatly appreciated! --Mission and Stewardship Commissions
Have you registered your child(ren) for Vacation Bible School, June 4, 5, & 6 from 5:30-7:30 PM? VBS is for children 3 years old to completing 6th grade; feel free to invite a friend. Parents are invited to stay for the meal at 6 PM and a joint activity with Torre Fuerte parents. Deadline for registration is Sunday, Apr. 29. Click here to register or complete a paper copy of the registration form available on the Sip & Chat area table.
CONFERENCE AND COMMUNITY NEWS
You are invited to join a Community Hymn Sing May 6, 3PM at Pleasant View Church in Joetown, using The Mennonite Hymnal (red) which will be provided.
Graduate Students in Healthcare Professions: Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) offers educational grants for Anabaptist students to learn and serve in cross-cultural mission/service settings in developing countries. Deadline for 2018-19 academic year is May 15. For details and application form, see www.mennohealth.org/student_term/ or call 1-888-406-3643.
FRENCH TOAST BENEFIT BREAKFAST - You are invited to a hearty meal on Saturday, April 28, to benefit Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS)! Enjoy a delicious meal of French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, and homemade rolls from 7 - 11AM at Kalona Mennonite Church. We’re honoring the life of Ivy Jane Yoder as we raise money to help rebuild lives after devastating natural disasters in Haiti. Food is by free-will donation and carry-outs are available. Questions? Contact Trent & Tammy Yoder at email@example.com.
Come hear Father John Dear speak from his new book: They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace & Nonviolence in a time of Climate Change, May 4, 7-9PM at St Thomas More Catholic Church, 3000 12th Ave, Coralville, IA. In this landmark work, author, activist, and Nobel peace prize nominee Father John Dear connects the way of active nonviolence with solidarity with Creation and shows how our global epidemic of violence and war could only lead to catastrophic climate change. Co-sponsored by Peace Iowa.
From Central Plains Mennonite Conference:
From Iowa Mennonite (MCC) Relief Sale:
From Iowa Mennonite School:
From Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) & the Iowa Relief Sale:
From Mennonite Historical Society of Iowa:
Upcoming area high school FINE ARTS events:
Apr. 22 Little Shop of Horrors (musical), City High (Zoe Miller)
Apr. 28-29 Children’s Dramas @ IMS
May 8 Spring Choir Concert, West High, 7:30 PM (Sadie Widmer)
Birthdays (April 22-29)
Monday Amanda McLearn-Montz
Tuesday Julia Bartel
Thursday Diane Funk
Friday Kate Brenneman
Karen Martens Zimmerly
Saturday Justin Hochstetler
Sunday Victoria Green
Events for the coming week
Sunday 9:30 AM Worship, Karla Stoltzfus Detweiler, proclaimer
10:45 AM Chr. Education classes
5 PM Torre Fuerte worship
Wednesday 7 PM Ad. Cabinet
Thursday 1 PM Peace Knitters
7 PM Torre Fuerte worship
Sunday 9:30 AM Worship, led by the IMS Touring Choir, Alisa Kandel, director
10:45 AM Christian Ed. classes
5 PM Torre Fuerte Worship