The FMC Peace Library was established to promote reading by members and regularly attending non-members. Our collection contains over 2,000 books, audio books on CD and cassette, and fiction and non-fiction DVD titles for all ages. Themes represented include Mennonite and Anabaptist history and theology, peace theology, Christian spirituality, and much more.
Our library provides support for the FMC Christian Education program as well as Worship Commission, personal and group Bible study. On occasion, themed reading lists are available. We strive to support members’ pursuit of special interests such as local food production, creation care, world and seasonal cooking, parenting as a spiritual discipline, and reading for enjoyment and enrichment.
The library participates in the Central Plains Conference Shalom Readers’ Club program (http://www.centralplainsmc.org/shalom-readers.html) for children from pre-school through 8th grade. Many of the suggested books are available at the FMC library. We also have access to the extensive print and electronic resources of the Western District Mennonite Conference Resource Library through a partnership with Central Plains Mennonite Conference. FMC members can apply for a library card and access their resources through their on-line catalog (http://mennowdc.org/library/).
The library is open during all times that the church building is open. A librarian is available to assist users immediately following the Sunday morning church service. Items may be checked out for four weeks. If you have any questions about our library, please contact us.
Albom, Mitch -- Five people you meet in heaven
Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests -- Brethren Mennonite Council Resource Materials
Brunstetter, Wanda E. -- Amish White Christmas Pie; The Hope Chest (Bk. 4 Brides of Lancaster County); Looking for a Miracle (Bk. 2 Brides of Lancaster County) ; A Merry Heart (Bk. 1 Brides of Lancaster County); Plain and Fancy (Bk. 3 Brides of Lancaster County)
Dancause, Steve -- What is the Trinity and Why does it matter? (book from the series The Jesus Way: Small Books of a Radical Faith)
Druse, Ken/Margaret Roach -- The Natural Habitat Garden
Frisk, Natalie -- Raising Disciples: How to make faith matter for our kids
Institute of Welcoming Resources -- Building an inclusive church: a Welcoming Toolkit 2.0
Kingsolver, Barbara -- Unsheltered: A novel
Kreider, Roberta Showalter -- The Cost of Truth: faith stories of Mennonite and Brethren Leaders and those who might have been
Lewis, Beverly -- The Englisher: Annie's People #2
Lobdell, Stephanie -- Signs of Life: Resurrecting Hope Out of Ordinary Loss
Lovejoy, Sharon-- Sunflower Houses: Garden discoveries for children of all ages
Luu, Phuc -- Jesus of the East: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Wounded
McRay, Michael -- I Am not your enemy: Stories to transform a divided world
Jonas, Robert, ed. -- Henri Nouwen: Selected writings
Kalish, Mildred Armstrong -- Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Depression
Kennell, Charlene -- Brimming Bowls: a gluten-free treasury
Knepper, Timothy -- A Spectrum of Faith: Religions of the World in America's Heartland
Oliver, Mary -- Devotions: The selected poems of Mary Oliver
Pagels, Elaine H. -- Beyond Belief: The secret gospel of Thomas
Roth, Willard -- Mennonite Men Can Cook, Too: Celebrating Hospitality with 170 delicious recipes
Siegrist, Anthony G. -- Speaking of God: an essential guide to Christian thought
Stevenson, Bryan -- Just Mercy: a story of justice and redemption
Tallamy, Douglas W. -- Bringing Nature Home: How you can sustain wildlife with native plants; Nature's Best Hope: A new approach to conservation that starts in your yard
Washer, Paul -- The Gospel of Jesus Christ
Westra, Megan -- Born Again & Again: Jesus' Call to Radical Transformation
Woofenden, Anna -- This is God's Table: Finding church beyond the walls
Yoder, Frank -- Lena's Boys: Adventure on the County Line Road