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:
Bruce Feiler - Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths
Dr. Wilma Ann Bailey & Dr. Christina Bucher - Lamentations & Song of Songs (Believers Church Bible Commentary)
George R. Brunk - Galatians (Believers Church Bible Commentary)
John Dear - The Beatitudes of Peace - Meditations on the Beatitudes, Peacemaking & the Spiritual Life
Peter James Dyck - A Leap of Faith: True Stories for Young and Old
Jane Goodall, Feeroozeh Golmohammadi - A Prayer for World Peace
Debby Irving - Waking up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
Paul Kivel - Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice
Julie Lythcott-Haims - How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
Wendy Mogel - The Blessing of a B Minus: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Resilient Teenagers
Mary Oliver - Winter Hours: Prose, Prose Poems, and Poems
Rosalie G Riegle - Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak out for Peace
Rosalie G Riegle, Dan McKanan - Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family, and Community
Sara Wenger Shenk, Deborah Good - Thank You for Asking: Conversing with young adults about the future church
Brenda L Yoder - Fledge: Launching your kids wtihout losing your mind
Jeremy Gilley - Peace One Day
Stephen Hopkins - Race: The incredible true story of God medal legend, Jesse Owens