Worship Service- 9:30am
Education Hour- 10:45am
Worship: Goshen College Chamber Choir and Orchestra’s Sunday morning concert at FMC will kick off their western tour. Both the Chamber Choir under the direction of Dr. Debra Detwiler and the Chamber Orchestra directed by Dr. Jose Rocha will perform separately and they will also combine for several selections including the Te Deum No. 2 in C by Joseph Hayden and All of Us from Considering Matthew Shepherd. The concert program is a collection of music that expresses gratitude and welcome to all. Striving to affirm the power music has to transcend time and place bringing all together in the spirit of acceptance.
Adult Education: Part 3 of the Women Bridging Borders Equity in Education series. We will look at potential current day education equity issues. Our panel will include Isabelle K, Rachel B, Dana W, and Amanda S (JeffCo School Board), moderated by Alyssa S and Naomi N.
Worship: Pastor Glenn Balzer will preach from Deuteronomy 1:8; 25. Go and take the land- how is this in our Bible? We will celebrate communion.
Adult Education: Part 4 of the Women Bridging Borders Equity in Education series. Dr. Lisa Calderon (EdD, JD) is a Denver civil rights leader and activist. As a graduate of Denver Public Schools, a parent of a DPS graduate, and an expert in education and policy, Dr. Calderon has a unique understanding of equity and inequity within DPS, past and present. During Adult Education, Dr. Calderon will discuss these issues of equity in DPS and advise us on paths toward action related to local educational equity and justice within our schools.
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