FGMB News & Information November 18-24

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. Some background and interest in tech/music is 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 the 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 | Looking for party planners to join the team for the annual Christmas Party with our neighbours on December 15. | Contact Debbie at nextdoor@fgmb.ca or 204.230.7717.

Christmas Eve Choir | Directed by Dr. Earl Davey, former Director of Choral Music, Brandon University. | 5-rehearsals on Sundays | 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | November 25 – December 23. | One dress-rehearsal (TBD). | All choristers can contact Marion at 204.558.3433 asap.

Children’s Choir | Children in grades 1-8 are invited to join. Rehearsals will be held in lower level riser room. | Sundays 10:00-10:45 a.m. until the choir presents on 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” | November 27 (Please read p 150-225), December. 11 | 7:00-8:00 p.m. | Contact Pastor Carl for more information.

Quilts for Louise Marie Akiki’s kids | Plan: 1) Collect fabric/sheets/cotton flannel/cash by November 25 (place in the bin by mailboxes or give to Bonnie Olfert/Anne Klassen 2) prepare fabric 3) organize a – cut, sew, & finish evening in January! | Bonnie Olfert or Anne Klassen.

College & Career Winter Retreat | January 4-6 | Early bird cost and the deadline is $100 by November 22 | Full cost and deadline is $110 by December 16 | Registration forms available at the Church Life Centre.

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

CMU Vespers | TONIGHT | 7:00 p.m. | Laudamus Auditorium

Upcoming FGMB Events

Men’s Breakfast | December 1 | 8:30 a.m. | Smitty’s south Pembina

Advent Activity Time | December 2 | 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | gym

Venture Next Door Christmas Party | December 15

Children’s Ministry Christmas Gathering | December 16 | 9:15 & 11:00 a.m.

Women's Events

Women’s Christmas Brunch | November 24 | 9:30 a.m. – noon | Theme: The Gift of Imperfection & Vulnerability | Speaker: Twila Driedger | Tickets $10, on sale November 18 in west foyer.

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

The Circle | A time for women desiring to connect through sharing and prayer. | 11:00 a.m. | Nov 18, Dec 2 | Prayer room

FGMB Women’s Blog site | 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@ipju2.hosts.cx.

Seniors Events

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

Special Event | November 23 | W5: Focus on FGMB Senior Volunteers

Special Event | December 14 | Christmas Luncheon | 11:45 a.m.

Winnipeg & Area Events Information

Eden Health Care: Administrative Assistant at Recovery of Hope, Winnipeg | .65FTE | Closing Date: November 30 | Check bulletin board or online for more information. | Apply to: Angel Unrau at aunrau1@edenhealth.mb.ca

Sargent MCC Thrift Shop welcomes applications for a manager. | Applications are accepted until November 27. | For more information visit mccmb.ca/sargent-thrift-manager. | To apply submit your resume and cover letter to Vic Rempel at vicrempel@mymts.net

Mennonite Heritage Centre | Crossroads by Janet Shaw-Russell | Opening November 16 7:30 p.m. | Runs November 16 – January 19

Donwood Manor | Faspa & Festive Carols | December 2 | Faspa: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Program: 5:00 p.m. | $20pp at the door. | Tax receipts issued for donations over $40. | Donations are in support of projects funded by the Donwood Foundation.

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

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 aid page.

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

CMU Information

Join us for Vespers, a worship service of scripture and song. | Rick Heppner Mueller will direct a choir of CMU and MCI alumni and friends. | TONIGHT, November 18 | 7:00 p.m. | Laudamus Auditorium.

Interested in studying Music at CMU? Interested in Outtatown? | Campus Visit Day | November 23 | See cmu.ca/campusvisit. | Apply before November 30 and have your application fee waived. | See cmu.ca/apply.

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.

Science & Theology Coffee House: “Who am I? Personhood, Consciousness, and Transhumanist Visions,” by Jens Zimmerman. | Watch this video lecture, and discuss with CMU’s Science Faculty. | November 19 |  7:00 p.m. | Room M211 Marpeck Commons. | cmu.ca/events.

In the midst of much unrest in Israel-Palestine, come learn about ‘Oasis of Peace: Wahat al-Salam – Neve Shalom’, an intentional community between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv-Jaffa, and jointly established by Jewish and Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel. Be inspired by Vered Marom & Samah Salaime, residents of this village and advocates for a just peace. | CMU Chapel | November 21 | 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Christmas at CMU – the perfect way to start Advent! | Featuring CMU choirs and ensembles, readings and drama for kids, audience Carol Sing, and CommonWord’s annual Christmas Sale. | November 24 | 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. | Free admission. | cmu.ca/events.

Tuition Freedom Day: a student celebration to honour the generosity of donors, churches, and the Manitoba Government in supporting education at CMU. | All are welcome. | CMU Chapel | November 27 | 11:30 a.m. | See cmu.ca/events.

CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre presents an evening with Betty Enns | November 29 | 7:00 p.m. | Marpeck Commons. | Betty will be launching her book Living Our Prayer where she describes her four-year “adventure into faith” serving with Mennonite Central Committee in Lesotho, Africa. | Sale proceeds will go toward supporting the people of Lesotho described in the book.

MCC Information

Christmas Craft & Bake Sale | November 24 | MCC welcomes donations of baked goods for the Christmas Craft and Bake Sale. If you’re interested in donating your baking, please contact Sophia Bezoplenko at sophiabezoplenko@mccmb.ca or call 204.261.6381. | For more information on the Christmas Craft & Bake Sale, please visit mccmb.ca/Christmas-sale

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 at 204.261.6381.

Learning Tour: Vietnam and Laos | Join MCC on an independent study tour to Laos and Vietnam in partnership with Canadian Mennonite University in spring 2019. This tour will have a special focus on war legacies and peacebuilding and is open to the public. | For more information visit mccmb.ca/vietnam-laos-learning-tour or contact Joanna Hiebert Bergen at 204.925.1918. | Deadline: November 30.

Last Week's Information

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. Some background and interest in tech/music is helpful.

College & Career Winter Retreat | January 4-6 | Early bird cost and
deadline is $100 by November 22 | Full cost and deadline is $110 by
December 16 | Registration forms available at the Church Life Centre.

Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner | Thailand Mission Team Fundraiser |
Hosts? Email k.g.wiebe@shaw.ca or text 204.771.2399 with 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 | Looking for party planners to join the team for the
annual Christmas Party with our neighbours on December 15. | Contact
Debbie at nextdoor@fgmb.ca or 204.230.7717.

Christmas Eve Choir | Directed by Dr. Earl Davey, former Director of
Choral Music, Brandon University. | 5-rehearsals on Sundays | 9:30 a.m.
– 10:30 a.m. | November 25 – December 23. | One dress-rehearsal
(TBD). | All choristers can contact Marion at 204.558.3433 asap.

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

Quilts for Louise Marie Akiki’s kids | Need: 12” squares or large pieces
of 100% cotton, batting, new flat sheets or several meters cotton/
flannel for backing, or monies to purchase these items. | Plan: 1) To
collect these items by November 25 (place in the bin by mailboxes or
give to Bonnie Olfert/Anne Klassen 2) prepare fabric 3) organize a –
cut, sew, & finish evening in January! | Bonnie Olfert or Anne Klassen.

Church Address Updates | We are updating our phone/email list. If you
have changed address/phone/email OR would like to be added,
please let us know by Tuesday, November 13. info@fgmb.ca

Lost & Found Table | Please check the lost and found table in the west
foyer. It will stay up for this Sunday and then the items will be brought
to one of our local thrift shops early this week..

Pioneer Camp | Annual Community Meeting | November 12 | 7:00 p.m.
| St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 160 Ethelbert St | Join us as we
review our season and look ahead.

The Upcoming Week at FGMB

November 18 - 24

 

November 18, 2018

Worship Gatherings

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

Sunday Worship Gathering

Welcome & Call to Worship
Oh For A Thousand
Tongues To Sing

Multiplied
Do It Again

Prayer & Offering
Quartet:
When the Saints
My Lord & I

Community Life

Scripture
Acts 16:6-10   p900

Message
Sent to Macedonia
Acts 16

Response
Hosanna
Blessed Assurance
   WT191

Sending

Worship Team: Richard Olfert | Andrew Giesbrecht | Cailey Wieler (leaders); Pastor Carl Heppner (speaker); Brenten Wylie | Darryl Wylie | Kelly Driedger | Wayne Wieler (special music); Markus Stahl | Thomas Koop | Jordan Sawatsky | Ethan Olfert | Trevor Olfert | Eric Klassen | Michael Nelson  (music & tech); visual team (visuals)

Sunday Morning Happenings

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

9:15 a.m.        | Adult Sunday School | Taught by FGMB young leaders. |
Heritage room

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

10:55 a.m. | Riverwood Service | Speaker: Dave Loewen

11:00 a.m. | Adult Sunday School | Harold Jantz (Editor, Publisher, Author) | Russian Interference Among the Mennonites who stayed behind when thousands emigrated from Russia in the 1920s. People who had given up an opportunity to leave earlier out of concern for their people. We want to tell their stories. | Next Week: Paul & Alice Meisner | Work of Wycliffe

11:00 a.m. | The Circle | A time for women desiring to connect through sharing and prayer. | Prayer room

11:00 a.m. | Supervised Nursery

12:00 p.m. | Congregational Meeting | Childcare provided | Lunch provided by your Thailand Mission Team – Fundraiser

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Monday

The Bridge Bible Study | 6:52 p.m. | Heritage room

No Men’s Night 18 years and older! | See you on November 26!

Tuesday

Women’s Bible Study | 1:15 p.m. | The study will focus on Joel, one of the Minor Prophets. | Everyone is welcome.

Kids Club | 6:45 – 8:00 p.m. | Bowling at Alpine Lanes – Drop-off/pick-up at the bowling lanes

Wednesday

Mom’s Program | 9:30 a.m. | loft

Thursday

English Conversation | 1:15p | Heritage

College & Career | Worship Night | Supper 6:30p | Worship 7:30p

Friday

Seniors Special Event | W5: Focus on our Senior Volunteers | 10:00 a.m.

Junior Youth | 7:00 p.m. | Connect

Senior Youth | 7:00 p.m. | Connect

Saturday

Women’s Christmas Brunch | 9:30 a.m. | gym