FGMB News & Information May 26-June 1

Church Picnic: June 2, 11:30 am at Crescent Drive Park. Following our 10:00 am service at the church, come for intergenerational games, a BBQ pork lunch, and fellowship Last names A-K bring a salad & L-Z bring a dessert.

Summer Kids Church begins June 2! We are in need of people to serve our children this summer on Sunday mornings. Children ages 2-grade 1 will be dismissed from the service to kids church each week. There will be 2 groups: ages 2-4 and 5-grade 1. No prep needed. Please contact Pastor Ruth if you’re interested in leading or being a helper.

Seniors Spring Fundraising Lunch: June 7, 1:00 pm at Riverwood Square Retirement Living. Tickets are available for 15.00, with proceeds going to The Robb Nash Project. Call the church for tickets or pick them up at the Church Life Centre. Tickets must be purchased no later than Sunday, June 2.

Water Station: June 16 The Manitoba Marathon is coming up, and we are hosting a Water Station again this year. Sign up at the Church Life Centre to be a part of the fun!

Summer Ministry Support If you are serving at camp this summer or involved in another ministry opportunity, you may be eligible to apply for support. See the Missions page on the FGMB website or talk to a member of the Missions Committee for more information.
Applications are due July 15.

Bible Day Camp (VBS): Mornings, August 19-23. Sign up on the church website to attend or volunteer. This year VBS will be open only to the children of our church, the friends they invite, and to the children next door to our church. Registration will be password protected. (VBS2019)

Please talk to Kelsey Hildebrand, if you have questions or want to serve, or email her at intern@fgmb.ca.

Canoe Trips:  It’s almost time for summer canoe trips! Registration forms available at the Church Life Centre.
We need canoes June 29-July1, July 9-11, & July 16-18. Email intern@fgmb.ca if you’d be willing to lend us one.

Prayer Opportunities

Prayer Opportunity available today. There will be people willing to pray with individuals in the prayer room after each of the services, as well as individuals meeting in the prayer room during the 2nd service to pray together for the church. Anyone is welcome!

Men’s Prayer Group: Monthly on Saturday mornings, men gather for about an hour to listen for God’s voice, and to pray for one another, our congregation and the other matters the Holy Spirit lays on our hearts. All men welcome! Next Meeting: June 8

Upcoming FGMB Events

Riverwood Square Service: Sunday, May 5—10:55 am
Seniors EVENT: Friday, May 10—10:00 am
Lunch & Congregational Meeting: May 26th, following second service
Church Picnic: June 2 More details soon.
Summer Gatherings begin June 2: One service at 10:30 am

Women's Events

Women’s Bible Study: Tuesdays – 1:15 pm in the Heritage Room. All are welcome!

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

Life Groups

Our FGMB Life Groups are an excellent way to connect and grow together in our faith journey. If you would like to be part of a Life Group, you can contact our coordinators, Bruce & Irma Charney through the church office at info@fgmb.ca.
The Bridge: Resumes in Fall

Seniors Events

Seniors Coffee: Friday, May 31 10:00 am

Seniors EVENT: Friday, June 7 1:00pm – Spring Luncheon at Riverwood Square. Tickets available for 15.00, with proceeds going to The Rob Nash Project. Call the church or pick tickets up at the Church Life Centre.

Winnipeg & Area Events Information

Pembina Valley Bible Camp is planning their 2nd annual Mother Daughter retreat on May 24-25, 2019. It is for Ladies 10 years old and up. For more information please contact Ainslee at 204-246-2008 or by e-mail at info@pembinavalleybiblecamp.com

Help get Pioneer Camp ready for the season. We need help with seasonal cleaning, repair jobs and special building projects planned by the Site Committee. Introduce your friends to camp by inviting them to Pioneer. Work, play, and worship together with friends and family.  May 17-20. See website for more info.

Simonhouse Bible Camp: Hiring Administrative Assistant – to help register kids, handle donations, answer questions for parents, represent us at some trade shows, etc.  Great for an Admin Assistant student or someone highly organized and proficient with computers.
This position is for 16 weeks beginning end of April.

Counselor-In-Training Director – to plan and implement a program for our CIT’s that consists of camp leadership skills, as well as personal discipleship.  This is very much a mentoring type position.  This is great for someone with previous camp experience and other ministry training/experience.
This position is for 12 weeks beginning end of May

The loss of a parent through death, or a changed parental relationship through divorce or separation, is a traumatic experience for children and youth. In dealing with these losses, they may become withdrawn, fearful, insecure, act out for no apparent reason, become confused or depressed, and often blame themselves. Have you experienced the separation or divorce of your parents or lost a parent through death?  If so, and you are age 16 – 25, the Young Adult Beginning Experience Weekend(YABE) is for YOU. On May 17 – 19, at St. Benedict’s Retreat Centre, come join other young people who have also faced and worked through these challenges.

CMU Information

Generous Dissent: Nonviolent Activism and Resistance: June 17-21 with Emily Welty at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding. For more information, go to csop.cmu.ca or email csop@cmu.ca. Apply by Apr. 1 to avoid late fees.

Attend The Future of Anabaptism as a Global Movement, a conference sponsored by Canadian Mennonite University and Providence University College & Theological Seminary, featuring keynote speaker Dr. John D. Roth of Goshen College. May 21-22 at CMU and Providence. See cmu.ca/events.

CMU invites applications for the following full-time salaried positions:
Director of Information Technology

Controller

Executive Coordinator, President’s Office
See cmu.ca/employment.

Online registration is now open for CMU’s Community School of Music & the Arts 2019-20 season. Classes include: individual lessons for any instrument, group voice, Musical Theatre, Music for Kids, and Music for Young Children, Art, and Music Therapy Services. Summer programs include: Castles in the Castle Art Camp and the Summer Music Academy for Voice or Piano. Go to cmu.ca/csma for information and registration.

MCC Information

Spring Fest May 24 &25, 11:00am-2:00pm MCC is having their annual Quilt Show & Sale, Plant Sale, and BBQ all at 134 Plaza Drive. Lunch by donation.

Work with MCC: MCC is hiring an HRIS Analyst and an interim SOOP and Summerbridge Coordinator. See their website for more

#ChurchToo Conference: May 31, 6:30 pm—June 1, 5:00pm This conference will tackle difficult and often-avoided questions, providing theological insights, practical guidelines, and personal stories. Pastors, ministry leaders, and members of the Christian community are warmly invited to join us for a time of learning together around a crucial topic.

Learning Tour: This fall, join MCC on an eye-opening opportunity to hear from grassroots peacebuilders within the Palestinian and Israeli community. Dates are Nov. 1-13, 2019. Find out more by contacting Brad Reimer at 204-261-6381 or bradreimer@mccmb.ca.

Calling all golfers! Dust off your clubs and bring your friends to MCC Manitoba’s 17th annual Golf Tournament on July 10 at Bridges Golf Course for a Texas Scramble Tournament. Proceeds will support Sam’s Place and provide youth and youth adults with opportunities to develop skills and confidence for the workplace. Register and find out more at mccmb.ca/golf.

Last Week's Information

Lost & Found: Look for your things on the table in the West Wing. All unclaimed items will be donated on Friday.,

Summer Kids Church begins June 2! We are in need of people to serve our children this summer on Sunday mornings. Children ages 2-grade 1 will be dismissed from the service to kids church each week. There will be 2 groups: ages 2-4 and 5-grade 1. No prep needed. Everything will be ready for you to lead the group. Please contact Pastor Ruth if interested to lead or to be a helper.

Lunch and Congregational Meeting: May 26, following second service. Please bring a dessert to share!

The Caregivers New Connections committee is hosting a Come and Go Coffee in the gym on May 26 from 10- 11 AM. If you are new to FGMB or if you’d like to make some new connections, come and join us for coffee and conversation.

#ChurchToo Conference: May 31-June 1 This conference put on by MBCM is responding to sexual misconduct in the church. Please contact the office if you would like to attend. See mbcm.ca for more details.

Carolyn and Dennis Penner invite you to their Celebration of Life, Love and Music on Sunday, June 9 at 2:30 pm. The Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir will sing a selection of their favourite music and family members and friends will play brass and stringed instruments, followed by a reception. It will take place at St. John’s Cathedral 135 Anderson Ave, Winnipeg. Please RSVP by May 27 to dpenner0000@gmail.com or phone 204-582-4565

Seniors Spring Fundraising Lunch: June 2, 1:00 pm at Riverwood Square Retirement Living. Tickets are available for 15.00, with proceeds going to The Rob Nash Project. Call the church for tickets or pick them up at the Church Life Centre. Tickets must be purchased no later than Sunday, June 2.

Upcoming Week at Fort Garry MB

May 26 - June 1

Worship Gatherings

9:15 & 11:00

Sunday Worship Gathering

Praise to the Lord Almighty WT27

Welcome & Community Life

Call to Worship

Cornerstone

Living Hope

Prayer

Resurrection Power

Children’s Dismissal (11am)

Prayer

Scripture:  Joshua 5

Message: Preparing for Battle

The Lord’s Table

The Battle Belongs to the Lord

Sending

Sunday Morning Happenings

9:15 a.m.         Jr & Sr Youth Sunday School

11:00 a.m.   Intergenerational worship
Supervised Nursery
Adult Sunday School:  Sharon & Keith Wiebe, “Spiritual Rounds

11:20 a.m.       Kid Zone: lower level
– Mini Kid Zone: ages 2 to kindergarten
– Zone One2Four: grades 1-4
– Zone 56: grades 5-6

12:00 p.m. – Lunch & Congregational Meeting

Next Week, 1 Worship Gathering at 10:00 AM

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Monday

Men’s Night: 8:00 – 9:30 pm

Tuesday

Women’s Bible Study: 1:15 pm Studying Hosea All are welcome!

Wednesday

Women’s Pickleball: 7:30-9:00 pm All ages welcome!

Thursday

English Conversation: 1:15 – 3:00 pm in the Heritage Room
Men’s Breakfast: 8:30 am LAST Thursday of the month at the McGillivray Pancake House. Next Meeting: May 30th

Friday

Seniors COFFEE: 10:00am

Pickleball: 9:30—11:30am

Jr. Youth: 6:30-9:30pm Grand Prix! Drop-off & Pick-up at church                                                    – 10.00/person

Sr. Youth: 7:00-11:00pm Pick up & Drop off at the church
– 10.00/person

Saturday