Worship Service - 9:30 am; Education Hour - 10:45 am
Worship – Aimee Voth Siebert will be speaking about belief, sometimes it’s hard to be a believer…but, oh, when you feel it, it’s like nothing’s easier. She will draw from 1 John 3:16-24.
Adult Education – Mary Blegen, representing Colorado Ceasefire, will speak about their Gun Violence activities, with an emphasis on potential legislation called Gun Violence Restraining Order law. Colorado Ceasefire was formed after the Columbine tragedy by concerned citizens, including Tom Mauser, father of one of the slain students.
Worship – There are many delicious kinds of fruit. Apples, kiwis, pears, mangos, pineapples, blueberries, and the list goes on. Fruit trees seem to bear fruit almost effortlessly, unless the branch becomes disconnected from the tree. Join us as we look at John 15:1-8 and explore the need for connectedness.
Adult Education – The Glenn and Darren series – Part 1, The Danger of a Single Story.
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Before our discussion we will watch Novelist Chimamanda Adichie as she tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
FMC WELCOMING STATEMENT
We are an open and affirming congregation which seeks to live the teachings of Jesus.
We believe every person is created uniquely in the image of God, and we — regardless of these unique differences — welcome all into our church family.
- We welcome persons of every gender identity, sexual orientation, race, culture, age, physical or emotional ability, immigration status, economic situation, and family composition.
- We welcome persons regardless of where they may be on their spiritual journey.
- We invite all to participate in the full life and ministry of our church (i.e., baptism, communion, marriage, leadership).
We believe that historical oppression continues, and we commit to continued discussion on how to recognize and stop our own oppressive acts.
Our desire is to embrace all in the name of Christ.
“We believe there are hidden seeds of greater wholeness in everyone and everything.”
Rachel Naomi Remen