Sunday, June 17, 2018
OUR CHURCH FAMILY
Today we welcome and look forward to hearing from Robin Gingerich as she’s home from Lithuania for several weeks. If you, your class, or small group would like to spend some time with Robin in conversation and hearing stories and sharing about her work and mission with LCC International University in Klaipeda, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastors Karen and Terry will attend the Central Plains Mennonite Conference annual meeting in Lincoln, NE, leaving Thurs, 6/21 and returning Sat. evening.
Come for our outdoor worship service and all-church picnic lunch, next Sunday, June 24 which will include a baptism and acceptance of new members. The service will take place on the level grassed area at the far east end of the lower church parking lot. Parking spaces near the worship area will be reserved for those who usually park in the upper front lot. Remember to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Following the service, a picnic lunch on the lawn of hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Please bring a cold side dish or dessert to share, and your own table service. Any questions about the picnic, see Sarah Gingerich.
There’s still time to provide donations of diapers/wipes, coffee/coffee filters, deodorant, cooking oil/sprays, baby formula, African American hair products, and underwear (new for adults and children) to help restock supplies for the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP). HyVee gift cards are also appreciated. Drop off your donations in the collection bin in the Sip & Chat area through next Sunday, June 24.
CONFERENCE AND COMMUNITY NEWS
June 15-17, the Veterans for Peace Chapter #161 is sponsoring the National My Lai Memorial Exhibit at the Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th St, Coralville. This powerful visual exhibit marks 50 years since the US massacre of 500 Vietnamese civilians, “the most shocking episode of the Vietnam war.” It will help viewers apply the lessons of the past to today’s struggles for peace and human rights. Friday (10am-6PM), Saturday (9:30AM-4:30PM), and Sunday, from noon-4PM, FREE! For further information see vfp161.org.
The Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship invites you to join the 2018 Annual Gathering, held on June 22-24 at Bluffton University in Ohio on the theme Stories of Healing. Reconnect with long-time Anabaptist colleagues and friends and meet new ones throughout the weekend of plenary sessions, workshops, worship, and recreation time. Learn more at mennohealth.org/gathering.
Exploring Anabaptist History and Theology (noncredit): Sept. 12 – Oct. 23. This online AMBS short course taught by Jamie Pitts, Ph.D., covers the birth and development of 16th-century Anabaptist movements and looks at various interpretations of the meaning of "Anabaptism" today. Cost: $200 before Aug. 22; $250 after. CEUs available. ambs.edu/shortcourses
The Journey Forward "Pathways" study guide is now available! It invites congregations and groups across MC USA to engage in studying Scripture, singing, praying, storytelling, exploring Anabaptist history and values, and discussing how you see God working in your lives. It is a way for groups to participate in the Journey Forward churchwide renewal process that will highlight how God is working in the lives of people and congregations across MC USA. Get your copy: mennoniteusa.org/pathways
From Crooked Creek Christian Camp:
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From Iowa Mennonite School:
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Join Mennonite Women USA and Dove’s Nest, Thursday and Friday, July 26-27 at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, Omaha, NE for the Empowering Women: Claiming Healthy Personal Boundaries, an intergenerational gathering to provide practical resources and support on healthy boundary management for girls ages 13–18 and women of all ages. Who should attend? Women or girls on their own or any combination of aunts, nieces, grandmothers, granddaughters, mothers, daughters, mentors, mentees, and neighbors! Find more details at dovesnest.net/Claiming-Healthy-Personal-Boundaries.
Birthdays (June 17-23)
Sunday Stanley Stutzman
Monday Teri Roth
Wednesday Ainslie Andersen
Thursday Liza Brenneman
Friday Alysson Wittmeyer
Saturday Jonathan Christy
Events for the coming week
Sunday 9:30 AM Worship, Robin Gingerich, proclaimer
5 PM Torre Fuerte Worship
Wednesday 6:30 PM Trustees
Thursday 7 PM Torre Fuerte worship
Thursday-Sunday Central Plains Conference Annual Meeting,
Sunday 9:30 AM OUTDOOR Worship @ FMC, Terry Z, proclaimer
11 AM All church picnic@ FMC
5 PM Torre Fuerte worship