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.
Audio book on CD:
Jay Allison & Dan Gediman - This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women
Palmer Becker - Anabaptist Essentials
Wesley Furlong - Smart Compassion: How to Stop Doing Outreach and Start Making Change
Gerald Gerbrandt - Deuteronomy (Believers Church Bible commentary)
Donald B. Kraybill - Simply Amish: An Essential Guide from the Foremost Expert on Amish Life
Donald B. Kraybill - Who are the Anabaptists: Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites
Charles R. Lane & Grace Duddy Pomroy - Embracing Stewardship: How to Put Stewardship at the Heart of your Congregation's Life
Dan Nighswander - 1 Corinthians( Believers Church Bible commentary)
Christiana N. Peterson - Mystics and Misfits: Meeting God through St. Francis and other Unlikely Saints
Lovella Schellenberg - Mennonite Girls can Cook: Celebrations
Hanna Schott - Love in a time of Hate: The story of Magda and Andre Trocme and the village that said no to the Nazis
Skot Welch & Rick Wilson - Plantation Jesus: Race, Faith, and a new way forward
Perry Yoder - Leviticus (Believers Church Bible commentary)
Judith Ehrlich - The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight it: The story of World War II conscientious objectors