FGMB News & Information April 22 - April 28

Quarterly Statements | Please check your mailboxes for a statement.

Transition Life Groups | Wednesdays, April 11 – May 23 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Heritage room | Childcare will be provided. | Contact Matt & Ruth Braun for more information.

C2C Ascent Base Camp | May 12 | Have you ever considered being part of an MB church plant or are you interested in exploring what being a church planter looks like? Join us at this event at The Meeting Place. | Info: Pastor Carl or poster on bulletin board.

FGMB will be hosting the CCMBC Executive Board Meetings | May 3-5. | As Hosting Church, we will be providing the meals and coffee breaks for board members while they are here. | We are also looking for a few homes willing to billet travelling Board Members during their stay in Winnipeg. | Please contact Elaine Enns or the church office if you are able to support our Cdn MB Conf leadership in this way.

Women’s Ministry Fashion Show | May 10 | 7:00 p.m. | The FG Women’s Ministry invites you to our Charity Fashion Show in support of Louise-Marie Akiki’s orphaned children still living in Africa. | Tickets are $10 and will be on sale April 22 & 29 in the West Foyer. | All ages welcome!

New to FGMB? | Not so new but interested in meeting others? | The New Connections committee invites you to attend a Come & Go Coffee. | May 27 | Contact the church office for more info.

Trevor Olfert and the Open Sky Orchestra | Performing in a Cancer Benefit Concert Series | April 26 & 27 | West End Cultural Centre | Tickets available at www.openskyorchestra.com

Intervarsity Pioneer Camp Manitoba | Prayerfully seeking a full-time office administrator. | Contact Neil Steward or the camp office at 204.788.1070 and visit www.pioneercampmanitoba.ca
We are offering an exciting new training camp for camp staff/volunteers that will be serving at other camps across Canada – share with people that may benefit from this hands-on training!

Check out and LIKE our new Facebook Page!
https://www.facebook.com/FGMBChurchWinnipeg/

* CLC | Church Life Centre

Coming FGMB Events

CCMBC Executive Board Meetings | May 3-5

Men’s Breakfast | May 5 | 8:30 a.m. | CanadInn Aalto’s

Men’s Prayer Time | May 12 | 8:15 a.m. | upper foyer

Donwood Manor Foundation Dinner | May 14 | NKMB Church | Tickets available from John Janzen & Ed Lenzmann.

Congregational Meeting | May 27

Church Picnic | June 10

Bible Day Camp | August 20-24

Seniors Events

Seniors Coffee | Fridays | 10:00 a.m. | West wing

Senior Special Event | May 11 | 10:00 a.m. | Guest Speaker: Professor Gordon Giesbrecht of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management.

Women's Events

Women’s Ministry Spring Fashion Show | May 10 | 7:00 p.m. | The FG Women’s Ministry invites you to our Charity Fashion Show in support of Louise-Marie Akiki’s orphaned children still living in Africa.

The Circle | A gathering of women desiring to connect through sharing and prayer. | 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.

Women’s Bible Study Tuesdays | 1:15 p.m. | Heritage room

FGMB Women’s Blog site | https://fgmbwm.wordpress.com/

Canadian Mennonite University Information

Graduation Weekend: CMU celebrated 80 graduates this weekend (70 students with diverse Undergraduate degrees and 10 students who have completed MA degrees in Theology, Ministry and Peacebuilding-Development). CMU extends deep gratitude for the broad network of support and prayer that has sustained an enriching academic year.

Come to a Book Launch and lecture at CMU with Rev. Dr Naim Ateek, a Palestinian Christian theologian, who will introduce his new book, The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine-Israel Conflict | Marpeck Commons | April 25 | 7:00 p.m.

Online registration is now open for CMU Blazers Summer Sports Camps 2018! | Aug. 7-9: Junior (grades 4-7) futsal camp | Aug. 13-17: Youth (grades 8-10) volleyball and basketball camps | Aug. 20-24: Junior High (grades 6-8) volleyball and basketball camps | For more details visit cmu.ca/sportscamps, phone 204.487.3300, or email sportscamps@cmu.ca

Experience the artistic vision of Anthony Chiarella and Faye Hall as they reimagine the power of poetry to create meaning in our lives. | Poetical Movement within Art is being showcased until May 5 at CMU’s MHC Gallery at 610 Shaftesbury Blvd. | See www.cmu.ca/gallery.

Registration is now open for the Summer Music Academy for voice and piano at CMU’s Community School of Music and the Arts. | The Academy runs July 16-20 (ages 12- 15 years old) and July 25-27 (15-18 years old). | For more info visit cmu.ca/csma.

Mennonite Central Committee

Special Event: Stories of Relief from Syria | April 24 | 7:00 p.m. | Sam’s Place | Join us at Sam’s Place to hear stories of relief in Syria from MCC staff recently returned from a visit to the country with live music, free dessert, coffee and tea. | mccmb.ca/Stories-from-Syria.

Special Event: The Bible, justice, and the Palestine-Israel conflict | April 25 | 7:00 p.m. | Marpeck Commons, 2299 Grant Ave| Launch of Rev. Ateek’s most recent book addressing theology of land in Palestine and Israel from a non-violent and reconciliatory perspective.

SpringFest 2017 | May 25 and 26 | Join us at 134 Plaza Drive for a plant sale, BBQ, quilts and more—proceeds will provide relief kits to families whose lives have been disrupted by conflict and disasters around the world. | For more information visit mccmb.ca/SpringFest.

Hosts needed | MCC Manitoba is seeking hosts for female participants in IVEP (International Volunteer Exchange Program) for an 11-month period beginning in September 2018. | Hosts are needed in the Elmwood/Kildonan and Central Winnipeg areas and/or neighbourhoods with good access to bus routes. | For more information visit mccmb.ca/ivep and contact Katie Laban at 204.925.1929 or katielaban@mccmb.ca

Grow Hope with us! | Sponsor a Grow Hope acre. Because of government matching, every gift grows providing relief to people facing food insecurity, drought and displacement. | Find out more about Grow Hope and join the movement at mccmb.ca/growhope or call 204.261.6381.

Cycle Clear Lake | Calling all cyclists! Come out to Riding Mountain National Park for a beautiful trail ride in support of MCC water projects in Lebanon | July 7. | Registration deadline is June 18. | For more information and to register online visit mccmb.ca/cycleclearlake or phone Reinhold at 204.729.8335.

Winnipeg & Area Events Information

Trevor Olfert & the Open Sky Orchestra | April 26 & 27 | 7:30 p.m. | West End Cultural Center | Cancer Benefit Concert | Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 at the door | online ticket sales at www.openskyorchestra.com | Concerts to benefit children’s cancer fund of HSC multiple myeloma research.

MEDA Lunch | May 3 | MEDA’s work in Myanmar with Cavelle Dove, Country Project Manager. | 12:00 p.m. | Bergmann’s on Lombard | Cost: $25 | RSVP by April 27: Duanne Penner at 204.947.7185

Garage and Rummage Sales at Mary, Mother of the Church | 85 Kirkbridge Dr | May 5 | 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Garage Sale in the parking lot, Catholic Women’s League Rummage Sale in the parish hall. | Coffee and lunch available in the hall. | All items from donations and proceeds of the sales benefit charities supported by the groups. | www.mmoc.ca

Crisis Pregnancy Centre Life Celebration Dinner | May 8 | 6:30 p.m. | Winnipeg Evangelical Free | $35/ticket | Call 204.772.1923 until May 1.

Donwood Manor Foundation Dinner | May 14 | 6:00 p.m. | North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church

Dementia: We all have a reason to care | May 15 | 7:00 p.m. | Learn how to support and care for people and their caregivers. | Presenter: Norma Kirkby PHEc, Alzheimer Society of MB | Fort Garry United Church, 800 Point Rd | More info at 204.475.1586 | Suggested donation: $5

Steinbach Bible College | Annual Golf Tournament | June 5 at Quarry Oaks and June 19 at Minnewasta Golf & Country Club | Both tournaments include a round of golf, a great meal, and opportunities to hear about the ministries of SBC. | Register by calling: Lynette at 204.326.6451.

Eden Foundation | 18th Ironman Golf Tournament | June 18 |  For more information: http://edenhealthcare.ca/events/ or info on bulletin board.

Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary and Middle Schools | Currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year: Permanent Track (.40 F.T.E.) Music Teacher | Permanent Track (0.85 F.T.E.) Grade 5 teacher | Term Library Technician (4 out of 6 days per cycle) | ‘Job Opportunities’ link at www.wmems.ca

MBCI | Look for teachers interested in substitution. | Submit a letter of application, resume and statement of faith to Andrea Neufeld, 173 Talbot Ave, Wpg R2L 0P6 or aneufeld@mbci.mb.ca.

Simonhouse | Actively seeking Camp Counselors, Cooks, Maintenance, Nurses | Contact Darrell Janzen at info@simonhouse.ca

The King’s School | Looking for teachers for 2018-2019. | 1.0 FTE High school math/science teacher | 1.0 FTE Music and Creative Arts Teacher | Application Deadline (for both): April 30

Bethany College | Thrive program looking for a Male Resident Director to assist in creating a Christ centred living and learning environment for our students. | Visit thrivesk.com for full job description. | Forward cover letter, resume and references to admin@thrivesk.com or info@bethany.sk.ca.

Canadian Mennonite University invites inquiries and applications for the full-time salaried positions of: Maintenance Manager and Program Manager, Outtatown Discipleship School. | Inquiries should be directed to drobson@cmu.ca , 204.594.0532.

Last Week's Information

Quarterly Statements | Please check your mailboxes for a statement.

Transition Life Groups | Wednesdays, April 11 – May 23 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Heritage room | Childcare will be provided. | Contact Matt & Ruth Braun for more information.

C2C Ascent Base Camp | May 12 | Have you ever considered being part of an MB church plant or are you interested in exploring what being a church planter looks like? Join us at this event at The Meeting Place. | Info: Pastor Carl or poster on bulletin board.

FGMB will be hosting the CCMBC Executive Board Meetings | May 3-5. | As Hosting Church, we will be providing the meals and coffee breaks for board members while they are here. | We are also looking for a few homes willing to billet travelling Board Members during their stay in Winnipeg. | Please contact Elaine Enns or the church office if you are able to support our Cdn MB Conf leadership in this way.

Women’s Ministry Fashion Show | May 10 | 7:00 p.m. | The FG Women’s Ministry invites you to our Charity Fashion Show in support of Louise-Marie Akiki’s orphaned children still living in Africa. | Tickets are $10 and will be on sale April 22 & 29 in the West Foyer. | All ages welcome!

New to FGMB? | Not so new but interested in meeting others? | The New Connections committee invites you to attend a Come & Go Coffee. | May 27 | Contact the church office for more info.

Trevor Olfert and the Open Sky Orchestra | Performing in a Cancer Benefit Concert Series | April 26 & 27 | West End Cultural Centre | Tickets available at www.openskyorchestra.com

Intervarsity Pioneer Camp Manitoba | Prayerfully seeking a full-time office administrator. | Contact Neil Steward or the camp office at 204.788.1070 and visit www.pioneercampmanitoba.ca
We are offering an exciting new training camp for camp staff/volunteers that will be serving at other camps across Canada – share with people that may benefit from this hands-on training!

Check out and LIKE our new Facebook Page!
https://www.facebook.com/FGMBChurchWinnipeg/

* CLC | Church Life Centre

The Upcoming Week at FGMB

April 22 - April 28

April 22

Worship Gatherings | 9:15 & 11:00 a.m.

Sunday Worship Gatherings

Prelude

King Of Love
All Who Are Thirsty

Welcome & Call to Worship

Oh For A Thousand Tongues to Sing
Only King Forever

Prayer & Offering
Here’s My Heart

Community Life

Prayer

Scripture
Psalm 23:1   p435

Message
Calling: Knowing the Shepherd

You Are My Vision
King Of Love

Sending

 

Worship Team: Pastor Ruth Schellenberg | Janice Janzen | Judson Rempel (leaders); Carl Heppner (speaker); Jay Wieler | Caleb Thiessen | Olivia Kehler | Bob Kroeker | Kelly Driedger | Cailey Wieler | Ernie Thiessen(music & tech)

The Cross Visual

Sacrifice

Jesus’ Hands…upward facing, in surrender. Surrender of his life for us. These hands are us…male and female. Joined together, we are the hands of worship.

Mockery:

A Crown of Thorns. 12 outer thorns facing counter-clockwise. Symbol of Jesus and his disciple’s path against all opposition. The 12 inner thorns, those that pierced Jesus’ brow, face clock-wise. Symbol of our human will, flawed discipleship and desire to follow the path of least resistance.

Encircled by the crown of thorns, the letters INRI. The Latin phrase Jesus Nasarenus Rex Iudaeorum, meaning ‘Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews’. The notice that Pilate nailed above Jesus’ head, as he lay dying on the cross.

Heartbreak:

A Heart…broken. Jesus’ heart, broken by our sinful world. Our hearts, broken by the injustice of the cross.

Remembrance:

“This is my body, broken for you. This is my blood, shed for you”.

Brokenness:

Jesus’ Feet…pierced for our broken world. An upside-down and broken heart, a symbol of that world.

The End…Yet, the Beginning:

Three Crosses.
One for Jesus; one for the thief who joined Jesus in heaven; and one for the thief who mocked Him.

Three Crosses…our earthly body, mind, and soul

Three Crosses…our Heavenly Father, Son and Holy Spirit

  • Ken Hildebrand

Sunday Morning Happenings

9:15 a.m. | Adult Sunday School | Taught by FGMB young leaders.
9:15 a.m. | Junior | Meet in west wing foyer
Senior youth | Meet in west wing foyer | Guest speaker                         Wilma Derksen will be sharing with youth and leaders this
morning
9:30 a.m. | Donwood Manor Sunday Morning Service
10:45 a.m. | Kid Zone | lower level
– Mini Kid Zone | ages 2 to kindergarten
– Zone One2Four | grades 1-4
– Zone 56 | grades 5-6

11:00 a.m. | Supervised Nursery
11:00 a.m. | Adult S.S. | David Prathipathi & Grace Manoja Bushi: Spiritual Rounds & Ministry among Indian born residents of Winnipeg | Next Week: Dora Maendel: Hutterites

Booking Church Facility | The church is a busy place on Sunday AND during the week. The church hosts numerous groups such as English classes, Math classes, exercise programs AND many, many church ministry events. | Please remember to book your meeting and practice spaces so that we can make sure everyone has space! | All bookings are through Darryl Wylie at bookings@fgmb.ca

Please have bulletin announcements in by noon on Thursday. | info@fgmb.ca.

Office Hours: Monday Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fill out a contact card and bring to Church Life Centre / contact the church office for your mailbox/donation number.

Monday

Men’s Night | 8:00 p.m. | Basketball

Tuesday

Women’s Bible Study | 1:15 p.m.

Last Kids Club | 6:45 p.m.

Golden Door | 7:00 p.m. | Theme: Renewal; Prelude: Len Goertzen; Pianist: Joyce Goerz; Scripture: Pastor John Klassen; Hosting: Margaret Kasak

Wednesday

Transition Life Group | 6:30 p.m. | Heritage Room

Caregivers Meeting | 7:00 p.m.

C&C Cross Lake Mission Trip | April 25-May 2

Thursday

Conversational English | 1:15 p.m.

No College & Career | Regular C&C starts up again in the fall. Stay tuned for summer C&C events starting in June.

Friday

Seniors Coffee | 10:00 a.m.

Junior & Senior Youth | 7:00 p.m. | Gathering

Saturday

Find the tulips that are just starting to sprout!