Sunday, June 23, 2019
OUR CHURCH FAMILY
MYFers: Sunday at 9:15 AM we’ll meet off-site for a devotional and discussion in preparation for convention. Following church at 10:30 AM, all parents and youth will meet in fellowship hall to finalize convention details.
Please have all announcements to the church office by WEDNESDAY noon for next week. Thank you.
Our June 30 worship time together will be outdoors on the level grassed area at the far east end of the lower parking lot. Parking spaces near the worship area will be reserved for those who usually park in the upper front lot. Come celebrate God Loves a Picnic! together through worship at 9:30 AM. The worship service will begin as an entire group. During the last half of the service there will be worship activity options for all ages and activity levels. Then stay for the all-church picnic! Grilled hot dogs and buns (gluten free available), drinks, and dessert will be provided. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets, a side dish to share, and your own table service.
For the month of June, Worship Commission is testing a simplified bulletin and will ask for your feedback. The full bulletin with announcements will continue to be sent out via email on Fridays with links to our website. For those who do not have email, full print copies will be in your mailbox. Please take a moment to complete this online survey about the simplified bulletin: https://forms.gle/T8Lv6AZRfcALdXpB8
The Open Circle class invites you to two informal sessions discussing vitalizing ways to engage with our church. On July 7 we will brainstorm (come with ideas you’d love to see implemented at church!) and identify the top priorities. Then on July 21 we will focus on the top few ideas and get them ready for potential "test drives." Both sessions will be in the Fellowship Hall from 11-11:45 AM. Come to one or both - whether or not you've been part of a discussion with us in the past!
16 youth, 12 adults and 3 children from FMC and Torre Fuerte will be heading to Kansas City for MC USA's biennial convention from July 2 to 6. We’re seeking prayer partners to hold each of these participants in prayer as they engage in worship, play, discernment, and learning at MennoCon 19. If you're willing to pray daily for one of these participants, please let Karla know! Text 319.594.2646 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crooked Creek Christian Camp is hoping FMC can provide volunteers for the following dates:
CONFERENCE AND COMMUNITY NEWS
On Tuesday, June 25, you are invited to join the Land Alliance Folk School at Geyer's Oven for the kick-off of the 2019 Sacred Stage summer series. Come hear artist Ida Short present Speaking In & Out: Works on Paper. Through her artwork, Ida will share inspiring stories of being a woman from every day, lived experiences. Presentation at 7 PM, discussion and coffee following. 1259 Rohret Rd SW, Oxford, IA. landalliancefolk.com
The City of Iowa City Neighborhood Services invites all city residents to complete an online survey addressing community needs such as affordable housing & other services that will be funded from 2021-2025. Make your voice heard by completing this survey by July 19: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CitySteps2025
From Crooked Creek Christian Camp (CCCC):
From Iowa Mennonite School (IMS):
From Mennonite Mission Network (MMN):
Birthdays (June 23-29)
Sunday Jonathan Christy
Monday Oliver Hooley
Wednesday Brynn Miller
Friday Connie Swartzendruber
Events for the coming week
Sunday 9:30 AM Worship & Communion, Terry Zimmerly, proclaimer
5 PM Torre Fuerte worship
Wednesday 7 PM Elders
Thursday 7 PM Torre Fuerte worship
Sunday 9:30 AM Outdoor Worship at FMC, Terry Zimmerly, proclaimer
All Church PICNIC following the worship service
5 PM Torre Fuerte worship