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Category: This Week at FMC

THIS WEEK @ FMC – September 21-27, 2022

High school.  Recycling.  Walking.  Soup.  Perhaps you’re wondering what all these have in common, and if so, I’m glad you asked! 😊  All four represent opportunities in our community just waiting for you to participate in. High school.  I recently met with the Salthawk Community Support administrative board which I’m a member of.  SCS provides […]

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THIS WEEK @ FMC – September 14, 2022

“But God …”  As I mentioned in my sermon this past Sunday, these two little words always catch my attention in scripture.  They signal God taking initiative, doing something far beyond any human capacity or attempts to control, manipulate, win or prove. We read it in Genesis 8:1 after reading of a flood covering the […]

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THIS WEEK @ FMC — September 7-13, 2022

The “Season of Creation”has begun!!  This is a season set aside to encourage Christians around the world to pray for the earth and take action to protect this holy gift we’ve been given.  The season officially began on September 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of the Earth, and ends on October […]

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This Week @ FMC – Aug 31-Sept 6, 2022

Two small yellow books have been riding around in my backpack this summer.  I’ve been mentioning them during my sermons recently, and thought I would put the details out there just in case any of the rest of you are interested in learning more. Both books were published very recently by MennoMedia: What Is God’s […]

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THIS WEEK @ FMC – August 24-30, 2022

As the new school year gets underway it’s a great time to remember the work and ministry of Salthawk Community Support.  The mission of Salthawk Community Support (SCS) is to work together to remove barriers to education for students in need at Hutchinson High School and HMS 8.  Pastor Tonya serves on the administrative board […]

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THIS WEEK @ FMC — August 17-23, 2022

Praying for the School Year (written by Illustrated Ministry): God of fresh starts and new beginnings, we bring ourselves, our big feelings, and our backpacks to you. In our backpacks, we carry blank pages, sharpened pencils, and pointy crayons, and in our hearts, we carry big feelings, unanswered questions, and hopeful expectations. There are endless […]

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THIS WEEK @ FMC – August 10-16, 2022

Then Jesus said, “This is what God’s kingdom is like. It’s as though someone scatters seed on the ground, then sleeps and wakes night and day. The seed sprouts and grows, but the farmer doesn’t know how. The earth produces crops all by itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full head of grain.Whenever the […]

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THIS WEEK @ FMC – August 3-9, 2022

August 2 – election day here in Kansas.  This morning I decided to walk to our polling site at the State fairgrounds.  Our daughter is volunteering as an election worker there today and since one of our vehicles is at the mechanic I needed to pick up the car from her.  And, it was really […]

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THIS WEEK @ FMC – July 27-August 2, 2022

As this week begins, my attention is shifting toward the Western District Conference (WDC) Assembly happening this weekend in Texas.   Our church is a member of Western District Conference, which is one of 16 area conferences making up Mennonite Church USA.  Every summer WDC gathers together (when possible!) for an annual assembly, sometimes meeting in […]

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July 20-26, 2022

Perhaps, like me, you are still humming the song we sang at the end of our worship together this past Sunday morning.  In case you’ve forgotten the words, here they are again: a witness to the choice to not deny or avoid our differences AND to refuse to be divided because of difference … because […]

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