One day workshop on Oct 21, 2017 – Conflict Transformation Skills!

THE LOMBARD PEACE CENTER will be hosting the one-day workshop Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches on October 21, 2017 here at FMC.  This workshop will focus on the Biblical basis for conflict transformation, styles of responding to conflict, communication skills necessary to resolve conflict peacefully, strategies to prevent destructive conflict in churches, and a model for working at congregational decision-making in a win-win manner. For more information, visit the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center website at https://www.lmpeacecenter.org/workshops/cts/.   

If you are interested in participating in the Group discount, you need to sign up on the kiosk, and turn in your completed registration into the church office by October 6!  If seven or more people sign up, the cost will only be $59 per person. Individual registrations will be collected and sent in together.

How Do We Respond to Hate?

In light of the hatred that is coming out into the light in our country – we want to share this resource from the Southern Poverty Law Center – on how we can respond to hate.  Please take some time to study and share this document.  As we try to Listen to Love – and specifically Listen to Ourselves – think about the spiritual and physical work we need to do to make drive hate out of our city and our nation.
To download, click on this PDF for this information.  Also, this is a Link to the document in web form:  https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

 

The Good News Is “Intergenerational Vacation Bible School” this week!

This week, June 11 – 15, 2017, we are pleased to engage in our first Intergenerational Vacation Bible School  and the theme is “Digging for Treasure: Parables Revealed.”  Arrr, our little pirates  are learning to sail the seas through arts and crafts as they listen to and learn about some of the parables Jesus shared.  “Intergenerational” because the adults are also dipping into the parables through adult-led classes with both Ron Allen from the Christian Theological Seminary and our Pastor Bob Brown.  No, we won’t go off the deep end because we are grounded in God’s Holy Word, eh, Matey!

      
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FMC WELCOMES NEW CO PASTOR

We welcomed Bob Brown and his family into our FMC congregation.
OCT 02,2016 –       Co-Pastor Bob Brown joins FMC
OCT 16,2016 –       FMC Installation of Co-Pastor Bob Brown

His background includes:
Masters of Arts, Bible (focus on Old Testament)
Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, MN
Bachelors of Science, Computer Information Systems
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Pastoral Experience includes:
Stahl Mennonite Church (MCUSA), Johnstown, PA. Solo Pastor
Solomon’s Porch (Independent), Minneapolis, MN, Lay Pastor of Discipleship

He arrived here, from Pennsylvania, with his wife and son and is eager to learn and add his skills to the church.