FGMB News & Information September 17 - September 23

Pray for Me – Connecting Generations Through Prayer | Begins on October 1. | Sign-up as an individual, couple or family to be matched with someone from another generation. | Sign-up cards are available in the foyer

Worship through movement and dance |  Ages: grade three to grade twelve | Join Megan Priebe and Brenna Rempel Sunday mornings at 9:15 starting September 24 | Meeting every other week. | Come and learn – no prior experience needed. Invite friends and family. | Questions: Megan at meganpriebe20@gmail.com or 204.256.1856.

Tangible Kingdom Primer | Beginning in October, join us for an 8-week journey of spiritual formation, together in community, with a focus towards living life on mission. We will meet weekly, with the day of the week to be determined by participant availability. | Contact Kevin Dyck at ktdyck@mymts.net for more information and to register.

Sunday Morning Children’s Ministry | In need of small group leaders in these age groups: Baby Zone, 3-year olds, grade 1&2’s, grades 3&4, grade 5&6 . All these roles are ½ time.  | Contact Pastor Ruth.

Sunday School Teachers are needed for Junior & Senior High. | Part-time is an option. | If you are interested or have questions: calebandkristi@gmail.com or Pastor Janessa.

New to FGMB? Not so new but interested in meeting others? | The New Connections committee invites you to attend a Come and Go Coffee next Sunday between 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. | Stop in for a visit and snack. | gym
Life Groups | If anyone is interested in joining a Life Group (previously called small group), please contact Ruth Braun, Bruce or Irma Charney for more information or pick up an information card at the Church Life Centre. | A new Life Group, hosted by Matt & Ruth Braun, will begin meeting Wednesdays at FGMB starting September 20.
MOMs’ Ministry | Looking for childcare help Wednesday mornings. If you would like to volunteer, even casually; Dorothy Klassen at lazerdodes@hotmail.com or 204.736.3211.
College & Career | Looking for small groups to cook supper again. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact cailey.m.wieler@gmail.com or 204.390.9860.

Eden: Ride for Refuge | John Janzen, Dave Loewen and Evelyn Labun (FGMB Members) as they are planning to ride on September 30. Support them by entering their names into the search box at https://rideforrefuge.org/.

Donation Envelopes | Please include your donation/mailbox# on your envelopes when making a donation. If you would like a donation#, please contact the church office.

 

See Neighbourhood News poster or handout (at Church Life Centre) for more CMU, MCC & community news.

UpComing FGMB Events

Conversational English | Invite friends/neighbours. Pick up a flyer at the CLC.
Council Retreat
| September 30 | Details to follow.

Fishing Derby | September 30, October 9, 10, 11 | Sign-up today in west foyer.

Men’s Breakfast | October 7 | 8:30 a.m. | Garbonzo’s

Wpg Blue Bomber Church Night | October 14 | Sign-up TODAY or September 24.

Fish Fry Supper | October 23 | 6:00 p.m. | Details to follow.

*Please remember to book your meetings/activities with the office at info@fgmb.ca.

Seniors Events

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

Seniors’ Event | September 29 | Tour to the Youth for Christ Activity Centre, 333 King Street (just north of Higgins) | 10:30 a.m. | A complimentary lunch hosted by YFC will be provided. | Participants to arrange their own transportation. | Sign-up at the Church Life Centre

Womens Events

Fall Kick-off Event: Starbucks Pairing Coffeehouse | October 2 | Suggested donation of $2.00 | Sign-up at the CLC | 7:00 p.m.

*NEW* – Gather | Weekly gathering in homes for 4-weeks starting mid-October. Multigenerational, intentional, relationship building and prayer time. | Dates, times and locations vary. | Sign-up at Church Life Centre beginning September 17.

The Circle | A gathering of women desiring to connect through sharing and prayer. Occurs the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. | 11:00 a.m. | Prayer room | October 1

Women’s Christmas Brunch | November 25

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

Canadian Mennonite University Information

Fall@CMU | September 22-23 | Friday at 7:00 p.m. | Join us for an evening of alumni stories, choral music and a blessing for the academic year, followed by a reception. | Hear from Ken Esau (MBBC ‘83), John Longhurst (MBBC ‘79), Joanne Thiessen Martens (CMBC ‘96), and Henry Neufeld (CMBC ’52). | Laudamus Auditorium | Follow the links under “Calendar: Fall at a Glance” at cmu.ca for more information. | Saturday | Class reunions, BBQ lunch, farmer’s market, MPK Folk Festival, Menno Cross Cycle-cross races for all ages.

CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre | CommonWord is looking for volunteers with interest in this dynamic retail environment. | For details, please contact Arlyn at 204.594.0527 ext.333.

CMU Xplore | Are you 55 or older? | Join many others for CMU’s Explore (an Enrichment program for seniors) with fall options on what the church in the global south can teach us; who young adults are today; the gospel of John; and the Jesuit worldview of Pope Francis. | Go to cmu.ca/explore for more information.

Support the MHC Gallery of CMU: Annual Fundraiser | September 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Guest speaker: Segun Olude | Performance: Bola Oriyomi | Yoruba inspired finger food and delectable desserts. | RSVP by September 19 to cwiebe@cmu.ca or 204.487.3300 ext 344.

Mennonite Central Committee

MCC responds to Hurricane Irma | Hurricane Irma tore roofs from houses in Cuba and dashed houses to the ground. In Haiti, Irma’s rain turned into flash floods that rushed into houses and caused families to escape in waist-high water. In both countries, crops, gardens and livestock were destroyed. | Donate online at mcccanada.ca/hurricane-irma or phone 1.888.622.6337.

Brandon MCC Relief Sale | Join us on September 23 for the 33rd annual Brandon MCC Relief Sale at the Keystone Centre.  | For more information visit mccmb.ca/brandon-relief-sale and save the date!

Manitoba Launch: A Cry for Home | Everyone needs a home – but this is not a reality for Palestinians or even for some Israelis. This fall, MCC invites you to listen to their stories and hear their cry. | Find out more at mccmb.ca/cry-for-home and join us for the Manitoba launch at Sam’s Place on September 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Special Event: Southern Africa Stories | September 27 | 7:00 p.m. | 159 Henderson Hwy | Join James and Joan Alty, Area Directors for Southern Africa, to hear stories of hope from the fields, homes and schools where MCC is working with local partners.

Winnipeg & Area Events Information

Winkler Bible Camp | Fall Supper on September 19 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.. | Fall Festival on September 23 for full day of activities. | www.winklerbiblecamp.com for prices, times and more details.

Life’s Vision Manitoba | September 22 | We invite you watch the Blue Bombers host the defend Grey Cup champions, Ottawa RedBlacks. | Visit www.bluebombers.com/lifesvision and enter the promo code “lifesvision” during the ticket purchasing process and you can purchase tickets $27.25. By using the promo code, the Winnipeg Football Club will donate $7.50 to Life’s Vision Manitoba. Not only will using this promo code help support Life’s Vision, it will also waive many fees associated with your ticket purchase, thereby cutting the total cost of your purchase by 10%. |  Please contact us at 204.233.8047 or lifesvision@shaw.ca for information.

Providence Bible College: Climb with Us | Harvest Festival 2017 | September 29 | Tours: 6:00 p.m.; Dinner: 7:00 p.m.; Program 8:00 p.m. | Seating is limited. RSVP by September 26 to prov.ca/harvest or contact Heidi Martens at 204.433.7488/heidi.martens@prov.ca

Recovery of Hope: Ride for Refuge | September 30 | Evelyn Labun and her nephew, Myron are planning on riding 50km. Support them by going to https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=3884955&langPref=en-CA |
Eden: Ride for Refuge | John Janzen, Dave Loewen and Evelyn Labun (FGMB Members) as they are planning to ride on September 30. Support them by entering their names into the search box at https://rideforrefuge.org/.

Steinbach Bible College | Fundraising Faspa & Saengerfest | October 1 | 4:00 p.m. | In partnership with the MB Scholarships & Bursaries Initiative, MB will contribute $1 for every $2 raised by SBC for bursaries/scholarships. | To receive your free seat call 204.326.6451

Inner-City Youth Alive: Fundraising Gala | October 20 | 5:30 p.m. Galleria Opens; 6:15 p.m. Dinner Served | Centro Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Ave | Music by Jaylene Johnson; Galleria Artist Kevin Anderson; Music by Rembrandt String Quartet | Reserve by calling 204.582.8779.

Youth for Christ Annual Fundraising Banquet | October 24 | For tickets: Tracey at 204.669.4205 (ext.210)

Equip Study Conference 2017 | November 1-3 | Abbotsford, BC | Registration online at equipstudyconference.mennonitebrethren.ca

Fort Garry Seniors Resource Council Presents Lunch N’ Learn | No Place Like Home: Maintaining Independence as You Age | September 29 | 12:00 p.m. | 135 Plaza Dr (education room) | Lunch is served at 12:00 p.m. and the presentation begins at 1:00 p.m. | RSVP for lunch by September 22 | 204.792.1913

The Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches is seeking a Chief Financial Officer. | This is a permanent, full-time position based out of Winnipeg and involves limited travel. | To submit a resume; Norbert Bargen at norbert.bargen@mbchurches.ca.

Portage MCC Furniture Plus welcomes applications for Furniture Plus Manager. | For more information and application instructions, please visit mcccanada.ca/get-involved/serve/openings/furniture-plus-manager. | Applications are accepted until September 25.

Last Week's Information

Pray for Me – Connecting Generations Through Prayer | Begins on October 1. | Sign-up as an individual, couple or family to be matched with someone from another generation. | Sign-up cards are available in the foyer beginning today!
Tangible Kingdom Primer | Beginning in October, join us for an 8-week journey of spiritual formation, together in community, with a focus towards living life on mission. We will meet weekly, with the day of the week to be determined by participant availability. | Contact Kevin Dyck at ktdyck@mymts.net for more information and to register.

Sunday Morning Children’s Ministry | In need of small group leaders in these age groups: 2-year olds, 3-year olds, grade 1&2’s, grades 3&4, grade 5&6 . All these roles are ½ time.  | Contact Pastor Ruth.

Sunday School Teachers are needed for Junior & Senior High. | Part-time is an option. | If you are interested or have questions: calebandkristi@gmail.com or Pastor Janessa.

New to FGMB? Not so new but interested in meeting others? | The New Connections committee invites you to attend a Come and Go Coffee on September 24 between 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. | Stop in for a visit and snack. | gym

Venture Next Door | A new library ministry will be starting up this fall for our apartment neighbours. | If you are interested in being involved, contact Neena by September 17 at 204.800.2407 or neenahuebert@gmail.com.
Men’s Prayer | We are inviting all youth, young adult, middle aged, and senior men from within and beyond our church! This is an opportunity to grow as disciples together as we pray and learn together. | September 16 | 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Upper foyer
Life Groups | If anyone is interested in joining a Life Group (previously called small group), please contact Ruth Braun, Bruce or Irma Charney for more information or pick up an information card at the Church Life Centre. | A new Life Group, hosted by Matt & Ruth Braun, will begin meeting Wednesdays at FGMB starting September 20.
MOMs’ Ministry | Looking for childcare help Wednesday mornings. If you would like to volunteer, even casually; Dorothy Klassen at lazerdodes@hotmail.com or 204.736.3211.
College & Career | Looking for small groups to cook supper again. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact cailey.m.wieler@gmail.com or 204.390.9860.

Phone # Correction | Bill & Grace Martens | contact church office

Houseblend Ministries | After 10-years of creating caring communities in Wpg, the Board has decided to close the ministry. | For more info, see paperwork on the bulletin board.

Ride for Refuge | John Janzen, Dave Loewen and Evelyn Labun (FGMB Members) are planning to ride for Eden at Ride for Refuge on September 30. |Support them by entering their names into the search box at https://rideforrefuge.org/.

 

See Neighbourhood News poster or handout (at Church Life Centre) for more CMU, MCC & community news.

This Week at FGMBSeptember 17-23

Sunday Worship Gatherings

Gathering Services | 9:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Gathering
Only King Forever

Welcome
Call to Worship

10,000 Reasons
Hosanna

Prayer & Offering
The Love of God

Community Life

Scripture
Matthew 22:36-40; John 21:15-17; Revelation 2:1-7; Luke 7:36-48

Message
Captivated & Committed

Response in song

Sending

Worship Team: Laurel Wiebe & Jon Foord (leaders); Pastor Carl Heppner (speaker); Emily Buhler | Katie Buhler | Adam Loewen | Nathan Driedger | Matt Braun | Chris Thiessen | Caleb MacDonald (worship arts)

Sunday Morning Happenings

9:15 a.m. | Teaching & discussion led by young leaders in our church. | Heritage

9:15 a.m. | Junior & Senior youth Sunday school | Meet in West wing

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. | No Sunday school | Next Week: Dr. Tim Furnish on Muslim Eschatology

Monday

Men’s Night | 8:00 p.m. | Basketball

Tuesday

Women’s Bible Study | 1:15 p.m.
Kids Club | New Time | 6:45-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday

MOM’s Morning | 9:30 a.m. | loft

Thursday

Conversational English | 1:15 p.m.
C & C | Service Night | 7:30 p.m.

Friday

Seniors Coffee | 10:00 a.m.

Junior & Senior Youth | 7:00 p.m. | Guys/Girls Night

Saturday

Wedding rental | 12:30-3:30 p.m.