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Month: October 2023

THIS WEEK @ FMC – November 1-7, 2023

November 4 (Saturday) Prayer-Rising for Oak Flat + FMC Church Work Day This invitation comes to us from the Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery, who we hosted this past summer for their annual meeting.  I’ve been slow in getting this information out, and the event is now THIS SATURDAY! Even though we cannot […]

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THIS WEEK @ FMC – October 25-31, 2023

A prayer for Palestine and Israel (from Mennonite Central Committee) O God of life and love and peace, We witness the violence and injustice in your Holy Land And our hearts break. Our hearts break for the people of Israel – For the victims of violent attacks by Hamas For those who live in fear […]

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THIS WEEK @ FMC – October 18-24, 2023

Hear again, to be both strengthened and challenged, by the Benediction Joel Iwashige sent us with this past Sunday (written by Neil and Gerlinde Kennedy-Jones and Andrew M. Seddon, found in the Northumbria Community Celtic Daily Prayer Book 2.): May you always be             a strong arm to the weak; And may you always be […]

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THIS WEEK @ FMC – October 11-17, 2023

I have found few words to express the despair I am feeling about the current surge of violence in Israel and Palestine.  In times like this I am grateful for the words of others to help us enter into prayer more fully.  The Corrymeela Community in Ireland exists to support people from different backgrounds in […]

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THIS WEEK @ FMC – October 4-10, 2023

The Lord spoke to Moses, “I have heard the complaining of the Israelites; say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread; then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’ ”  (Exodus 16:11-12) I’m still thinking about the God who listened to these complaining wilderness travelers, […]

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