Sunday, November 26, 2017
OUR CHURCH FAMILY
Terry and Karen are enjoying Thanksgiving with family in Ohio this weekend and will return on Monday.
Great thanks to the Portillo family for the delicious meal we enjoyed last Sunday noon and to those who helped with preparation and cleanup! Thanks to the contributions of all, we were able to add $1700 to our FMC Community Compassion Fund.
Our Advent Giving Project this year is MCC Hygiene Kits. All who wish to complete a kit may pick up a drawstring bag from the communion table in the narthex and place inside 1 adult-size toothbrush, 1 large bar bath soap, 1 fingernail clipper, and 1 hand towel (dark color). Return completed kits under the Christmas tree in the Sip & Chat area during Advent. Contributions to pay for toothpaste and shipping costs are also welcome. Just place a check in the regular offering for FMC with "Hygiene Kits" on the memo line.
Volunteers are needed from FMC to help with MCC Meat Canning, Dec. 13-15 in rural Wellman, IA. Please sign-up on the small bulletin board in the narthex.
We would like to thank you for the flowers, cards, texts of encouragement, and prayers we received before and after Kristine's surgery. They were much appreciated and meant a great deal to us.
-- Kristine, Tim, and Elliot Stalter
CONFERENCE AND COMMUNITY NEWS
The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra and Choirs will be performing three sacred works by Verdi (Ave Maria and Stabat Mater) and Puccini (Messa di Gloria) conducted by Tim Stalter this coming Wednesday, November 29, 7:30 PM at Hancher Auditorium. Admission is free and doors will open at 6:45.
Sunday, December 3 you are invited to come and enjoy a traditional Mexican meal at Wellman Mennonite church. We'll be serving pork or chicken tacos, rice & beans (with pico de gallo & guacamole salsa), cheese quesadillas (for the kids), chips and salsa, and strawberry cake for dessert. Lunch will be served from 11:45 am - 1:15 pm; proceeds to provide help for the ongoing medical expenses of Melitza Jimenez.
From Central Plains Mennonite Conference (CPMC):
From Crooked Creek Christian Camp:
From Iowa Mennonite School:
HOMEMADE CHEESE BALLS! Members of Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church are selling our popular homemade cheese balls as a way to raise funds for missions of the church. The cheese balls are available in 4 flavors: pineapple, ham, veggie, and back by popular demand - pesto! They will be made and ready for pickup at the church on Saturday, December 16 from 10 AM to Noon. Cost is $9.50 each or 3 for $27.00. To place an order call, the church at 656-2076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by December 10.
SHAPE NOTE SINGING FROM THE SACRED HARP - You are invited to join us on Monday, December 11 at 7 PM in the East Union Mennonite Church foyer as we make a joyful noise unto the Lord! The acoustics are lively, the people are warm, and the harmonies are extraordinary. This a cappella, 4-part early American sacred music stirs your soul. All are welcome - no experience necessary! Questions? Contact Tammy Yoder at email@example.com or Warren Yoder at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Upcoming LOCAL AREA HIGH SCHOOL arts events:
Birthdays (Nov.26-Dec. 2)
Sunday Eliza Goldberry
Monday Elsa Rochford
Wednesday Thom Scott
Thursday John Yutzy
Friday Nathan Detweiler
Saturday Linda Yutzy
Events for the coming week
(Nov. 26-Dec. 2)
Tuesday 7:30 PM Bible study webinar: A Unified Purpose: Preparing to Lead
Thursday 1 PM Peace Knitters
6 PM Torre Fuerte Worship
Friday 6 PM Intervarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship (IVGCF)
Saturday 8:30-11:30 AM Pastors/Elders Visioning Retreat
Sunday 8:30 AM Advent choir practice
9:30 AM Worship & Communion: 1st Sunday in Advent
10:45 AM Chr. Education classes