FGMB News & Information December 9-December 15

FGMB Church is looking for an Office Administrator (Temporary Part-time) | Starting early January for approx 6-8 weeks. Paid position with flexible hours if needed. | If interested, contact Myron Koop (Personnel Committee Chair) at myronkoop@shaw.ca or 204.955.4692.

Seniors Christmas Lunch | December 14 | 11:45a | LAST DAY TO SIGN-UP at the Church Life Centre. | Because they saw what was beautiful: Stewarding the gift of vocation

SOAR Heartland 2019 | March 21-30 | Grade 10-12 students | Registration forms available at the Church Life Centre. | Deadline for registration is December 31 | Contact Pastor Tyson if you have any questions at Tyson@fgmb.ca

Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner | Thailand Mission Team Fundraiser | Hosts? Email k.g.wiebe@shaw.ca or text 204.771.2399 with a menu and # of guests you can host. | Guests? Sign-up has begun and will continue as new menu’s arrive and space at tables is available.

Venture Next Door can still use help! | Less than one week left to get ready for the Christmas party with our apartment neighbours on December 15. | Sign up at the CLC today or contact Debbie at nextdoor@fgmb.ca or 204.230.7717 to come join the celebration or help bake/decorate cookies, do crafts, meet and mingle! Come join the fun and help make this party happen for the fourth year!

Book Discussion Group | “Unsettling the Word: Biblical Experiments in Decolonization” | December 11 | 7:00-8:00p

College & Career Winter Retreat | January 4-6 | Full cost & deadline is $110 by December 16 | Registration forms available at the CLC.

Church Address Book | If you are a regular attendee and would like an updated PDF address book, contact the office at info@fgmb.ca.

Hope of the Nations: An Intercultural Night of Worship | December 9 | 6:00p | Portage Ave Church | Most of the new immigrant based churches in Wpg will present something: dance, worship music, etc. | Rudi Plett (Executive Director of ICOMB will be speaking.

Keenagers Christmas Concert | December 18 | 7:00p | Morrow Gospel Church

CMU Vespers | December 16 | 7:00p | Laudamus Auditorium

Upcoming FGMB Events

KidZone lead us in Worship | December 16 | 9:15 & 11:00a

December 23, 30 | One Worship Gathering | 11:00a

December 24 | Christmas Eve Candlelight Service | 6:30p

Office Closed | December 25, 26 and January 1

College and Career Retreat | January 4-6

Thailand Mission Trip | January 11-21

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Women's Events

MOM’s Program | Wednesdays | 9:30a | Childcare provided. | January 9.

The Circle | Time for women desiring to connect through sharing and prayer. | 11:00a | January 20, February 3, 17, March 17, April 17 | Prayer room

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 and Ruth Braun through the church office at info@fgmb.ca.

Seniors Events

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

Winnipeg & Area Events Information

Living Bible Explorers | An Inner=city children, youth and family ministry is searching for ministry-minded individuals to serve in Winnipeg’s inner city: Bookkeeper, Food Services Manager, Fleet & Facilities Manager, In-city Program Directors, Wilderness Program Director, Volunteer Care Coordinator. | Contact website for more information: www.livingbibleexplorers.com | 204.786.8667

Mennonite Heritage Centre | Crossroads by Janet Shaw-Russell | Runs to January 19

Steve Bell Christmas Concert | December 15 | Church of Christ, 170 St. Mary’s Rd | Tickets $20 at Hull’s Bookstore or www.stevebell.com

The Longest Night Service | December 21 | 7:00p | A service of Remembering. | Fort Garry United Church, 800 Point Rd

MDS Bursary/Scholarship | It’s never too early to plan for your further education in September of 2019. Both Columbia Bible College and CMU offer full tuition assistance? Serve with MDS for 8-weeks and receive funding for full tuition assistance. | Check out Sheep & Goats MDS Service Scholarship/Bursary at each of the schools’ financial aide page.

MDS | All-unit Meeting | February 8-9 | Tucson, AZ | Theme: Strangers No More | More information on the bulletin board.

CMU Information

Registration is now open for the Canadian School of Peacebuilding | June 10-14 and 17-21, 2019. | csop.cmu.ca or e-mail csop@cmu.ca for more information and to apply for your choice of five-day.

CMU’s Sunday@CMU Radio Program will feature a sermon series by Dr. Sue Sorensen, Associate Professor of English, starting December 2. | Sue explores Jesus’ miracles and relates them to Advent/Christmas. | Sunday@CMU airs Sunday mornings | 8:30-8:45a on CFAM 950 Radio and AM 1250 Radio.

Consider enrolling in a 2nd-semester CMU evening course for credit or audit.  Seniors and alumni audit fees available. Go to cmu.ca/timetable for details.

Your prayers are invited for the ministry of CMU’s Portables, through which CMU is committed to resource congregations as they seek to strengthen their witness and mission. | See more at cmu.ca/portable.

All are invited to attend CMU Christmas Vespers | December 16 | 7:00p | Laudamus Auditorium. | Allison Pauls will lead the choir and Cheryl Pauls will be the reader. | A reception will follow. | See cmu.ca/vespers.

Pray for CMU students as they write exams to complete their Fall Semester courses.

MCC Information

MCC Learning Tour: Health and mental health in Haiti – Join us in April 2019 for a week-long opportunity to see MCC’s work in action in Haiti. This tour will have a special focus on health care, including responding to the cholera epidemic, trauma healing and MCC’s approach to disaster response. | For more information visit mccmb.ca/haiti-health-learning-tour or contact Brad Reimer 204.261.6381.

Join MCC in Nepal for our first trekking learning tour | April 1-19, 2019. | This isn’t your average trekking trip. You’re invited to come, see and be inspired by the resilience of the Nepali people. Come ready to experience the beauty of the mountains and to learn from the stories of the people living there. | Find out more at mccmb.ca/nepal-learning-tour.

This Christmas, give a gift that gives twice! | Through MCC’s Christmas Giving projects, you can bring joy to the people you love and transform lives around the world. Each gift comes with a card that explains the gift you’ve given. Choose from a variety of gift options that will be meaningful to friends, teachers, co-workers or family! | Visit mccmb.ca/christmas today.

SALT positions are open! What are your plans for 2019? How about spending a year immersed in another culture, serving the local community, and getting real-world work experience? SALT is an 11-month program open to young adults aged 18-30. | For more information and to apply visit mccmb.ca/salt.

Last Week's Information

Library Grand re-opening! | Come see our new books and looks!

Tech Team | Looking for help – sound is vital to our weekly gatherings! If you are interested in learning sound, contact Pastor Kristen Nikkel or Chris Craigen. Background and interest in tech/music are helpful.

Christmas Day Brunch | We are in need of hosts to organize this event.  Please contact the church office if you are interested.

Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner | Thailand Mission Team Fundraiser | Hosts? Email k.g.wiebe@shaw.ca or text 204.771.2399 with a menu and # of guests you can host. | Guests? Sign-up has begun and will continue as new menu’s arrive and space at tables is available.

URGENT REQUEST from Venture Next Door | Only two weeks left to get ready for the Christmas party with our apartment neighbours on December 15. | Sign up at the CLC today or contact Debbie at nextdoor@fgmb.ca or 204.230.7717 to come to join the celebration or help bake/decorate cookies, do crafts, meet and mingle! Come to join the fun and help make this party happen for the fourth year!

Children’s Choir | Children in grades 1-8 are invited to join. | lower level riser room. | Sundays 10:00-10:45a until December 16 in the morning gatherings. (extra practices may be required.) | Contact Cynthia Buhler for information.

Book Discussion Group | “Unsettling the Word: Biblical Experiments in Decolonization” | December 11 | 7:00-8:00p

College & Career Winter Retreat | January 4-6 | Full cost & deadline is $110 by December 16 | Registration forms available at the CLC.

Church Address Book | If you are a regular attendee and would like an updated PDF address book, contact the office at info@fgmb.ca.

Hope of the Nations: An Intercultural Night of Worship | December 9 | 6:00p | Portage Ave Church | Most of the new immigrant based churches in Wpg will present something: dance, worship music, etc. | Rudi Plett (Executive Director of ICOMB will be speaking.

Keenagers Christmas Concert | December 18 | 7:00p | Morrow Gospel Church

Tickets for Messiah performance | December 8 | Mennonite Festival Chorus | Tickets can be purchased at a 25% discount if buyers mention the code letters CMU.

The Upcoming Week at FGMB

December 9 -  December 15

December 9, 2018

Worship Gatherings

9:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Sunday Worship Gathering

You Are Holy

Welcome & Advent Candlelighting

This Is Amazing Grace
Here Comes Heaven

Prayer & Offering
All Who Are Thirsty

Community Life

Scripture
Isaiah 11:1-9   p558
John 14:23-27   p877

 

Message
Words of Expectation:
“Pieces of Peace: Some Assembly Required”

The Lord’s Table

Response
O Come O Come Emmanuel   WT278

Sending

Worship Team: Brady Friesen (leader); Richard Olfert (speaker); Pastor Tyson Gross | Jordan Sawatsky | Kevin Penner | Angela Mann | Samara Fields | Jodi Craigen | Cailey Wieler | Chris Thiessen (music & tech); Pastor Carl Heppner | Barb Driedger (Communion); Visuals Team | College & Career (visuals) | Credit: Word study video by the Bible Project www.thebibleproject.com Used with permission.

Sunday Morning Happenings

9:15a | Junior & Senior Youth | Meet in west wing foyer

9:15a | Adult Sunday School | Taught by FGMB young leaders. | TBD

9:30a | Christmas Eve Choir | Directed by Dr. Earl Davey, | Please come early to help prepare the Heritage room for the rehearsal.

10:00a | Children’s Choir | lower riser room | Contact Cynthia Buhler.

10:45a | Kid Zone | lower level
– Mini Kid Zone | ages 2 to kindergarten
– Zone One2Four | grades 1-4
– Zone 56 | grades 5-6

11:00a | Adult Sunday School | Neil & Sharon Steward: Pioneer Camp report | Next week: Rob Craigen: Spiritual Rounds

11:00a | Supervised Nursery

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Monday

No Men’s Night | Resumes January 14

Tuesday

No Women’s Bible Study | Resumes January 8 with book of Jonah.

Kids Club | 6:45p | Family Night

Book Club | 7:00p

Golden Door Christmas | 7:00p | Pianist: Joyce Goerz; Scriptures: Doris & Anne Rempel; Hosting: Henry & Susan Bergmann

Wednesday

Enjoy a moment or two of your fondest Christmas Memories.

Thursday

English Conversation | 1:15p | Heritage

College & Career | 6:30p | Christmas Banquet

Friday

Seniors Christmas Lunch | 11:45a | Sign-up Sunday at CLC.

Junior Youth | 6:30p-9:30p | Service Night at LBE

Senior Youth | 6:30p-9:30p | Christmas Party

Saturday

Venture Next Door Christmas Party | 2:00p