Fall Retreat
Sep
20
to Sep 22

Fall Retreat

Each year, around the end of September, members of FMC attend an overnight retreat. The retreat serves to bring our congregation closer together and, more importantly, closer to God. The retreat also serves as a chance to help FMC grow by shedding light on ways that we can improve through the use of group sessions and discussions.

This year’s retreat will be held: September 20-22, 2019

This year’s theme is: A Faith That Falters and Flourishes: Three Challenges Mennonites Have Faced

Click the button below to access our retreat brochure!

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Fellowship Meal
Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

Fellowship Meal

About once a month the congregation is invited to share prepared foods for a congregational meal following the worship service. All people present at the worship service, including visitors, are invited to share the meal!

What to bring: TBD

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Peace Camp
Aug
12
to Aug 16

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. 

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National Night Out
Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

National Night Out

Hello all,

National Night Out is coming up on Tuesday, August 6 from 6 to 8 PM. Come join us at First Mennonite Church that evening for your favorite summer picnic foods, grilled hot dogs (prepared by Grillmaster: Jim Lehman), baked beans, chips, veggies, and watermelon. We'll have games, cornhole, ladder golf, and a Bounce house.

If you are planning to attend or had some spare time this week, we'd appreciate cookie donations to share everyone. You can drop them off at church on Sunday (they will be hidden in a protective vault until Tuesday) or if you're planning on attending just bring them when you come. If you are planning to attend and can spare 15 minutes during the event, we could use you to volunteer to "oversee" the bounce house. Just contact Paul Joireman if you are willing to help out in this way.

Bring a couple lawn chairs with you when you come so you can lounge wherever while you enjoy food and fellowship with neighbors in the area and other church members. Hope to see you there.


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Fellowship Meal
Jul
21
12:00 PM12:00

Fellowship Meal

About once a month the congregation is invited to share prepared foods for a congregational meal following the worship service. All people present at the worship service, including visitors, are invited to share the meal!

What to bring: Everbody bring sandwiches. Last names A-J also bring dessert. K-Z also bring side dishes.

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Worship and Song Leader Training
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Worship and Song Leader Training

Have you considered the possibility of being a worship leader or song leader for FMC but wanted some guidance? Or would you like a refresher course on what is expected? Then sign up for a training session after the Wednesday Supper on July 10th at 7pm. You can sign up in the Commons for either the song leader or worship leader training, or both.

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First Wednesday Supper
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

First Wednesday Supper

On the first Wednesday evening of each month (at 6:00 p.m.) the congregation, along with friends and family, gathers for fellowship around a meal prepared by a team of volunteer members. We celebrate a variety of cultures in our congregation and, on selected months, we serve a special Thai, Spanish, Taiwanese or Palestinian meal. First Wednesday Meals are open to all! At the conclusion of the meal there is sometimes a program or presentation on a topic of interest to the congregation.

Cost to attend: $4.00 per person OR $15.00 per family. Children under 5 are free.

The meal: Sloppy Joe sandwiches, tomato and cucumber salad, and melons.

*FMC Members - Please sign up ahead of time in the Commons! If you signed up and can no longer make it please contact Hazel Bowman, Jean Oswald, and/or Pat Rohrer to let them know.

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Newcomers' Lunch
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Newcomers' Lunch

The pastor and elders will host a lunch for all recent attendees of FMC on June 23rd following the worship service. They will provide all the food. This is a chance to get to know the elders as well as other newcomers. Information about the church and upcoming events will also be shared, wrapping up at about 1:30. RSVP to Pastor Ryan Ahlgrim by June 14th.

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Everence Financial Workshop
Jun
8
8:00 AM08:00

Everence Financial Workshop

EVERENCE CHARITABLE GIVING WORKSHOPS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR, AND LAWYER FOR WILLS

On Saturday, June 8th, an Everence financial advisor, Brian Rhodes, and a lawyer for wills, Laura Evans, will be meeting at scheduled times at the church with those who signed up for their services on June 8th.

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First Wednesday Supper
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

First Wednesday Supper

On the first Wednesday evening of each month (at 6:00 p.m.) the congregation, along with friends and family, gathers for fellowship around a meal prepared by a team of volunteer members. We celebrate a variety of cultures in our congregation and, on selected months, we serve a special Thai, Spanish, Taiwanese or Palestinian meal. First Wednesday Meals are open to all. At the conclusion of the meal there is sometimes a program or presentation on a topic of interest to the congregation.

Cost to attend: $4.00 per person OR $15.00 per family. Children under 5 are free.

The meal: Roast beef pita sandwiches, brown rice salad, and ice-cream.

After the meal there will be a presentation by Ten Thousand Villages.

*FMC Members - Please sign up ahead of time in the Commons! If you signed up and can no longer make it please contact Hazel Bowman, Jean Oswald, and/or Pat Rohrer to let them know.

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Coffee & Fellowship
May
21
9:30 AM09:30

Coffee & Fellowship

On the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. church members and their friends, people from the neighborhood surrounding our church, and attendees of other neighborhood churches gather for a time of fellowship, coffee, and continental breakfast treats. All are welcome to join us!

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Coffee & Games for Young(ish) Adults
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Coffee & Games for Young(ish) Adults

If you’re a young or young(ish) adult, please join us in the fellowship hall on Saturday, May 18th, from 9-11 a.m. for coffee, doughnuts, and games. Childcare for your littles ones will be provided. If you have a favorite card or board game, please bring it. Please RSVP to Christine at christinesuders@gmail.com or 757-561-9668 so she can provide enough caffeine and sugar.

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