FGMB News & Information February 25 - March 3

Tax Receipts | Please check your mailbox for your tax receipt.
Financial Reports | Available online and at Church Life Centre

Easter Choir | Would you like to sing in the choir? Rehearsals will begin March 4 at 9:15 a.m. in the gym and will be held every Sunday in March. | We will sing on Easter Sunday. | Kathy Lenzmann

College & Career Fundraiser | TODAY | Lunch is free and donations are gladly accepted and will help send the team on this mission trip. | Goal: $5000 – every donation helps!

CPR and AED Machine Training | March 12 | For hosting committee and anyone else who might be interested. | 7:00 p.m. | At FGMB

Library | The church library is looking for new/gently used children’s furniture for our new children’s area! A table, a few chairs, or a brightly coloured would be nice! | Contact Kristen Harder or Erik Mann or leave a message at the library.

Baptism/Membership | Interested/need info? Contact Pastor Carl.

Lent Devotional Guides | Available at CLC. | A number of options to choose from. Good for all ages.

Children’s Ministry Offering Project | Children are being encouraged to give money to purchase Bibles or to bring in gently used children’s Bibles. Goal: 50 | These Bibles are for the children of Cross Lake First Nation. | For info talk to Pastor Ruth.

Summer Ministry Opportunities | FGMB | We are looking for a canoe trip coordinator and a kids outreach program director. | More details to follow.

SOAR Volunteers Needed | March 22-31 | Westwood Community Church. | Volunteers are needed to help with meal prep (various times), meal clean-up, facility cleaning and they need 8,000 cookies! | Kara Friesen at karaf@mbmission.org or 204.415.0670.

Pioneer Camp Manitoba Spring Celebration Fundraiser | April 21 | 7:00 p.m. | Winnipeg Evangelical Free Church | SAVE THE DATE! | Tickets and information: Sharon or Neil Steward.

Global Partners Coffee & Conversation | March 2 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | CMU Blaurock/Great Hall | See poster for details.

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

Coming FGMB Events

Riverwood Square | March 4 | 10:55 a.m. | Speaker: John Janzen

Lent Activity Time | March 18

Men’s Prayer Time | March 10 | 8:00 a.m. | FGMB

SOAR | March 22-31

Good Friday | March 30

Easter | April 1

Parenting Seminar | April 14 | More info to follow

Seniors Events

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

Seniors Event | March 9   | Alvin Suderman will report on the work of the Mennonite Centre in Molochansk, Ukraine.

Women's Events

MOM’s Morning | Wednesdays | 9:30 a.m. | loft

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

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

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

Canadian Mennonite University Information

CMU is honoured to host Senator Murray Sinclair as he shares stories and insights of Canadian communities, churches, and educational institutions responding to the TRC 94 Calls to Action. | Senator Sinclair will speak on ‘The TRC, Calls to Action, and the Mountain before Us: Stories of Hope and Challenge’. | March 5 |  7:00 p.m. | Marpeck Commons | An in-person and live-streamed event.

Spring at CMU | April 5 | 7:00 p.m. | Featured: CMU PAX Award to Steve Bell; music by Steve Bell and CMU Singers; short reflections from faculty, alumni, and students. | Contact Joyce Friesen at jfriesen@cmu.ca  to reserve a seat.

Journeying Together: Accompanying the Aging | One-day workshop for deacons, caregiving teams, pastors, and Christians working in health care or other caregiving roles. | Join John H. Neufeld, Heather Campbell-Enns, Kathleen Rempel Boschman, Charlene Epp, and more as we explore what it means for Christians to journey together with the aging. | March 17 | Info/register, please go to cmu.ca/pastorsworkshops.

Xplore: Keep Thinking: enroll in CMU’s 55-Plus Enrichment Program, | Wednesday mornings | March 7 – April 11 | Courses include The Conflict over “Holy Smoke”: Contextualizing the Gospel for Indigenous Peoples. | For information and to enroll go to cmu.ca/xplore.

CMU Music Therapy students present a Coffee House, featuring student performances | March 2 | 7:00 p.m. | Marpeck Commons | Admission free.

The Mennonite Community Orchestra, CMU’s Orchestra in Residence, presents its Spring Concert| March 11 | 3:00 p,m. | CMU Chapel. | Featured works include Mozart’s Piano Concerto #25, with soloist CMU Piano Instructor Shirley Elias, as well as works by Dvorak and Strauss. | Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students and are available at the door. Children 12 and under free. | See cmu.ca/events for details.

Prospective students and parents are invited to Campus Visit Day at CMU | March 9. | Activities include campus and residence tours, attending university classes, a meeting for parents with enrolment staff, financial aid presentation, and meeting faculty. | For more information see cmu.ca/campusvisit.

Mennonite Central Committee

Special Event: Wintertreffen | TODAY | 2:00 p.m. | 287 8th Ave NE, Altona | Join us at Altona Mennonite Church for an afternoon of music and sharing about refugee resettlement—in English and optional Plautdietsch—followed by a potluck faspa! | For more information visit mccmb.ca/wintertreffen.

Summerbridge 2018 | MCC is now accepting applications for Summerbridge, an 8-12 week service program for young adults of diverse cultural backgrounds who are connected with a Mennonite or Be in Christ church. It’s an opportunity to work in the church and/or community, develop leadership skills and get to know the congregation and community better. If you are a church or young adult interested in learning more, please contact Katie Laban at katielaban@mccmb.ca or 204-925-1929.

Green thumb? | The annual plant sale supporting the work of MCC. | May 25-26 | As you begin plants for your garden please consider planting an extra pot or two to donate to the sale. | Contact Kendelle Romero-Fawcett at kendelleromero-fawcett@mccmb.ca or 204.261.6381.

Winnipeg & Area Events Information

MBCI | Are you looking for an international experience without the travel? | MBCI is seeking host families for international students for the 2018-2019 school year. | Long and short-term hosting opportunities available. | An extra furnished bedroom, 3 meals a day and a supportive environment are all that is required! | We welcome applicants of all types – singles, families with young children, families with teenagers, empty nesters, and retirees. | Financial compensation provided. | To apply or for more information, call MBCI at 204.667.8210 or visit our website at www.mbci.mb.ca or contact Heidi DeFehr, Homestay Facilitator, at hdefehr@mbci.mb.ca.

MB Mission presents Global Partners Coffee and Conversation | March 2 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | CMU Blaurock/Great Hall (North Campus) | Opportunity to hear stories of what God is doing in the DR Congo through Dr. Nzuzi Mukawa and MB Mission worker Doug Hiebert (Burundi) and Turkey from Hakan Tastan and MB Mission worker Dave Berg (Austria). | See poster on bulletin board for more details.

Mennonite Community Orchestra | Spring Concert | March 11 | 3:00 p.m. | CMU Chapel | Conducted by William Gordon | Tickets are $15 adults and $5 students and are available at the door. Children 12 and under are FREE.

Overcoming Anxiety | Workshop | March 16 at 7:00 p.m. and March 17 at 9:00 a.m. | Led by Ken and Carolee Neufeld | Fort Richmond Baptist Church. | A resource for leaders and family members and a help for those who have anxiety. | See poster for details.

CEF Celebrates 80-years of ministry in Manitoba | “Why is Child Evangelism Important?” | CEF is also looking for Business sponsors for their 80th-anniversary banquets and campaign. | Please contact i_akin@cefmanitoba.or or 204.663.3300.

SOAR Volunteers Needed | March 22-31 | Westwood Community Church. | Volunteers are needed to help with breakfast prep (6-8:30 a.m.), breakfast clean-up (8-9:30 a.m.), lunch prep (8-11 a.m.), lunch cooler clean-up (4:30-6:30 p.m.) and dinner prep (3-6 p.m.), dinner clean-up (5-7:30 p.m.), as well as facility cleaning (daytime). | We are also looking for 8,000 cookies, which are sent each day to the ministry sites. | Contact Kara Friesen at karaf@mbmission.org or 204-415-0670.

Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day | June 12 | For more information and to view brochure http://edenhealthcare.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Conference-Brochure-FINAL.pdf

Canadian Mennonite University invites applications for the full-time salaried positions of Financial Analyst, Hosting Coordinator, Outtatown Site leader, and Assistant or Associate Professor of Music. | Details can be found at cmu.ca/employment or by contacting hrdirector@cmu.ca.

CMU seeks volunteers for the following roles: assisting with seasonal mailings, ongoing data entry. | For more information contact Julie Derksen at 204.487.3300 ext. 607 or j.derksen@cmu.ca.

Sargent MCC Thrift Shop welcomes applications for part-time Assistant Manager. | Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is chosen. For more information and application instructions, please visit mccmb.ca/sargent-thrift-assistant-manager.

Last Week's Information

Tax Receipts | Please check your mailbox for your tax receipt.

College & Career Fundraiser | February 25 | Soup & Dessert: Join us for lunch after the second service and help support our C&C as they go serve with the PCN Church in Cross Lake First Nation in April! | Lunch is free and donations are gladly accepted and will help send the team on this mission trip. | Goal: $5000 – every donation helps!

Baptism/Membership | Interested/need info? Contact Pastor Carl.

MB Conference Assembly | March 2 & 3 at CMU | Contact Pastor Carl TODAY if interested in being a delegate.

Lent Devotional Guides | Available at CLC. | A number of options to choose from. Good for all ages.

Children’s Ministry Offering Project | Our children are being encouraged to give money to purchase Bibles or to bring in gently used children’s Bibles. Goal: 50 | These Bibles are for the children of Cross Lake First Nation. This spring our C&C will be going north to serve alongside the church there. | | For info talk to Pastor Ruth.

Summer Ministry Opportunities | FGMB | We are looking for a canoe trip coordinator and a kids outreach program director. | More details to follow.

SOAR Volunteers Needed | March 22-31 | Westwood Community Church. | Volunteers are needed to help with breakfast prep (6-8:30am), breakfast clean-up (8-9:30am), lunch prep (8-11am), lunch cooler clean-up (4:30-6:30pm) and dinner prep (3-6pm), dinner clean-up (5-7:30pm), as well as facility cleaning (daytime). | We are also looking for 8,000 cookies! | Contact Kara Friesen at karaf@mbmission.org or 204-415-0670.

Pioneer Camp Manitoba Spring Celebration Fundraiser | April 21 | 7:00 p.m. | Winnipeg Evangelical Free Church | SAVE THE DATE! | Tickets and information: Sharon or Neil Steward.

Easter Choir | Would you like to sing in the choir? Rehearsals will begin March 4 at 9:15 a.m. in the gym and will be held every Sunday in March. | We will sing on Easter Sunday. | Kathy Lenzmann

MB Herald | Subscription Deadline extended by one-week to February 21 | If you wish to re-subscribe you can do so until February 21. | Two options: Online at mbherald.com/subscribe or Call 888.669.6575 ext 766.

This Week at FGMB

February 25 - March 3

February 25

Two Worship Gatherings

9:15 & 11:00 a.m.

Sunday Worship Gatherings

Prelude

Gathering
Come As You Are

Welcome

Call to Worship

Great Is Thy Faithfulness WT166
My Hope Is In The Lord

Prayer & Offering

What A Beautiful Name

Child Dedication
Gavin MacDonald
(Caleb & Kristi)
Raina Craigen
(Chris & Jodi)

KidZone Blessing

 

Community Life

Scripture Reading
Romans 8:1-4   p918
Luke 23:39-43   p858

Message
The 7 Last Words of Jesus:
Today You Will Be With Me In Paradise

Response
I Need Thee Every Hour   WT145
O Come To The Altar

Sending

Worship team: Katy Neuman | Cailey Wieler | Tyson Gross (leaders); Adam Loewen (speaker); Cam McNabb | Jordan Sawatsky | Sarah Janzen | Jodi Craigen | Eric Klassen | Michael Nelson (music & tech)

Sunday Morning Happenings

9:15 a.m. | Adult Sunday School | Teaching led by FGMB young leaders. | Heritage

9:15 a.m. | Junior & Senior youth | Meet in west wing foyer

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. | Pierre Gilbert, First Verses of Genesis | Next week: Pierre Gilbert, First Verses of Genesis

12:00 p.m. | C&C Fundraising Soup & Pie Fundraising Lunch | Fundraising for the mission trip to Cross Lake First Nation in April.

12:00 p.m. | Congregational Meeting

 

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. | floor hockey

Tuesday

Women’s Bible Study | 1:15 p.m.

Kids Club | 6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Tobogganing | Drop-off and pick-up at Kings Park.

Golden Door Ministry | Theme: Love of God | Prelude: Len Goertzen & Joyce Goerz; Scriptures: Ed Lenzmann;
Hosting: Grace & Bill Martens

Wednesday

MOM’s Morning | 9:30 a.m. | loft

Ladies Evening Bible Study | 7:30 p.m. | Heritage

Thursday

Conversational English | 1:15 p.m.

College & Career | 7:30 p.m. | West wing

Friday

Seniors Coffee | 10:00 a.m. | west wing

Junior & Senior Youth | 7:00 p.m. | Friday Night Live!!

Saturday

Men’s Breakfast | 8:00 a.m. | Aalto’s