Worship Service- 9:30 am
Education Hour- 10:45 am
Worship: Charlene Epp, Regional Conference Minister of MSMC, will preach on Luke 5:1-11, placing this passage in the context of our larger and specific Christian story. What might contemporary daring discipleship mean for First Mennonite?
Adult Education: Charlene Epp will lead a discussion around support structures for healthy pastoral teams. We will review possible multi-staff team structures, how a Pastoral Congregation Relations Committee (PCRC) can provide support, and FMC’s role within MSMC and MCUSA.
Worship: Darren Knowles will preach from John 12:1-8: the language of beauty. God speaks through beauty. How do we listen? And how do we learn the vocabulary?
Adult Education: DOOR Denver City Director Heather Gordon and DOOR participants will share stories about the program and their experiences.
FMC Welcoming Statement
We are an open and affirming congregation which seeks to live the teachings of Jesus.
We believe every person is created uniquely in the image of God, and we — regardless of these unique differences — welcome all into our church family.
- We welcome persons of every gender identity, sexual orientation, race, culture, age, physical or emotional ability, immigration status, economic situation, and family composition.
- We welcome persons regardless of where they may be on their spiritual journey.
- We invite all to participate in the full life and ministry of our church (i.e., baptism, communion, marriage, leadership).
We believe that historical oppression continues, and we commit to continued discussion on how to recognize and stop our own oppressive acts.
Our desire is to embrace all in the name of Christ.
“We believe there are hidden seeds of greater wholeness in everyone and everything.”
Rachel Naomi Remen