Worship Service - 9:30 am; Education Hour - 10:45 am

 

December 16- Third Sunday of Advent

Worship– Aimee Voth Siebert will be preaching from Zephaniah 3:14-20, Luke 3:7-18, and Philippians 4:4-9. How does Advent’s Emmanuel change the world? Now or in the future? In times of my suffering or yours? If Jesus was in the world today, what would change in our actions tomorrow?

Adult Education– Hear about Camino travels from Yvonne, Marian, Rebecca, and Jessi

 

December 23- Fourth Sunday of Advent

Worship– In the Christmas story we discover that Jesus is not hidden behind a tall fence, a posse, or a security detail. Jesus came near, became one of us, and hung out- this is good news, joyful news! Pastor Glenn Balzer will preach from Mark 1:40-45.

Adult Education– none

 

December 24- Christmas Eve

Service at 5:30pm

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