Worship Service- 9:30 am

Education Hour- 10:45 am

  

August 18

Worship: Naomi Nishi’s meditation will discuss the missing voices of women from the church, historically and currently. She will explore the barriers we all face in listening to and learning from women, and offer spiritual lessons shared by women in our community. Join us as we consider Ruth 1:16-17.

 

August 25

Worship: Glenn Balzer will preach. Faithful service may necessitate acts of (dis)obedience in inconvenient settings! Luke 13:10-17 is one interesting example. We will celebrate communion.

Adult Education: The annual FMC Congregational Meeting will be led by the Leadership Board. Agenda items will include: affirming new board members, board annual report, Pastor Glenn’s annual report, setting an agenda for the year ahead, and a brief update on the budget process.

 

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