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ANNOUNCEMENTS


 WEDDING LUNCHEON – Mark your calendars! The upcoming marriage of Matt Rohrer and Bridget Hamm will be celebrated at a luncheon this Sunday following our worship service. You can check out their registry/website at https://www.zola.com/wedding/hearmerohrer

“DOES GOD EXIST?”- Ryan Ahlgrim will give a three-part presentation exploring this question through history, science, philosophy, and theology. Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.. May 22 and 29. This series is designed for the community, so please invite your friends! Flyers are on the Commons table with more information.

EVERENCE FINANCIAL ADVISOR, LAWYER FOR WILLS, AND SEMINARS—On Saturday, June 8th, Everence representatives will be at FMC to offer a variety of services. In the Commons are sign-up sheets to indicate if you would like to meet with a lawyer (45 minutes), a financial advisor (30 minutes), and/or attend a seminar. Also on the sign-up sheet indicate what time slots are available for you (8-10, 10-noon, noon-3); check as many of them as are available for you. Everence will then contact you and let you know at what time you will have your appointments or a seminar. The offered services are as follows:

  • “Life Journey Decisions”: This seminar will begin to engage conversation around estate planning; including will preparation, advanced directives, power of attorney, long-term care insurance, life insurance, and charitable gift options.

  • Lawyer: The lawyer will meet for an initial consultation with folks who are interested in will preparation or revising existing wills or other estate documents.

  • Financial Advisor: The financial adviser will be available to meet with individuals to discuss their individual financial questions and needs.
    You must sign up by May 26th. See the poster in the Commons.

YARD SALE AT TBC – Trinity Presbyterian Church will be hosting a yard sale on June 1, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Rain or shine! No early birds, cash only, all sales final. 113 Wilkinson Road, Richmond, VA.

SAVE THE DATE! ART FOR ARTISANS – a Silent Auction hosted by Ten Thousand Villages on Thursday evening, June 6th, 6-8 p.m. Donated artwork, crafts, etc. are needed. To donate contact Aisha Eqbal at 804-358-5170. More details to follow. Advanced tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at Ten Thousand Villages, 3201 West Cary Street or can be purchased online at bit.ly/ttvartforartisans2.

VMMISSIONS GREECE TRIP - VMMissions is recruiting team members to serve August 30 to September 20 in a refugee camp in Lesvos Greece.  The deadline for registration is soon so if you have any interest, please contact Martin Rhodes at martin.rhodes@vmmissions.org, (540) 434-9727, or (800) 707-5535.  Russell & Cassie DeYoung were on the team last year and can give first hand information about their experience.  Casey can be reached at cdeyoung224@gmail.com. 

MYF FUND-RAISING LUNCH—After the worship service on June 9th, the youth group will host a lunch at the church for the congregation. This will be the final fundraiser before going to Youth Convention this summer.

ONE VOICE CHORUS SINGS LYNN’S LAST FIVE YEARS – One Voice Chorus will be having a concert on Saturday, June 15, 7:30 p.m. The concert repertoire revisits personal favorites of the chorus under the baton of artistic director Lynn Adkins as he celebrates 5 years with One Voice Chorus. The concert will be held at Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church - 2705 Hartman Street, Richmond, VA 23223.

SHARING FUND DONATIONS—The Sharing Fund, which is administered by the pastor and elders, is a fund outside the budget which offers gifts and loans to those in our congregation, or friends outside the congregation whom we know, who are facing a financial emergency. The Sharing Fund needs replenishing at this time. Please consider making a special contribution by making out a check to FMC with “Sharing Fund” in the memo line and placing it in the offering. If anyone would like to request funds, please see the pastor or one of the elders. Thank you!

PEACE CAMP - Mark your calendars for Peace Camp, 2019 at FMC: August 12 through 16, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for rising K-5 graders and middle schoolers, grades 6-8. Join us for Peace Camp where children and youth will discover God’s way of peace! Children will enjoy learning stories, songs, peacemaking skill, cooperative games, and art as they learn about peace and how to become a peacemaker. Each day will feature a visitor from a different culture. Register on FMC’s website. You can access the registration form from the Home page or from the Events page.

OLIVIA HARRISON has been accepted into a summer pre-college program through Brown University's Environmental Leadership Lab, which combines concepts in environmental studies, ecology and leadership, with a mission of developing socially responsible leaders. She is raising money to be able to attend, and is available to do child care, household and yard tasks, house and pet sitting, as well as commissioned art work. Contact her at: oliviapageh@gmail.com or 717-592-1995. 

PHOTO BULLETIN BOARD - Our "church family" Photo Bulletin Board, which was created to help us all put names with faces, is located in the hall across from the mailboxes.  If you don't have a photo displayed or if your photo needs to be updated, please see Jean Oswald or Hazel Bowman to have a photo taken.  If you already have a photo you'd like to submit, send it to the church secretary.  Thanks! 

LOST & FOUND – If you’ve recently lost an item at the church make sure to check out the Lost & Found Box in the secretary’s office. It’s located on the table by the office door.

FACEBOOK – Have you checked out FMC’s Facebook page? Do you want another way to keep up with everything FMC has to offer? Then head on over to Facebook and give our page a like! Follow this link to check it out: www.facebook.com/FirstMennoniteChurch/