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.
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!
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.
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Serving as the hands, heart and voice of Christ