Worship Service - 9:30 am; Education Hour - 10:45 am
Worship – John 13:1-17 is one of Pastor Glenn’s favorite Biblical passages. In many ways it is the biblical version of Robert Fulghum’s book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. Join with us as we explore this text and celebrate communion.
Adult Education – Naomi Nishi will lead a conversation on Recognizing Oppression: White Supremacy and Intersectionality. In particular, we’ll look at how race intersects with gender, class sexuality and other systems of oppression to render people of color, especially those with other marginalized identities, invisible even as they are subjected to great violence.
Worship – Pastor Glenn will be speaking from John 2:13-22
Adult Education – Join us in adult education on March 4 to hear a presentation regarding Family Promise (FP), formerly known as Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN). Family Promise is a non-profit that supports families experiencing homelessness by providing emergency shelter, meals and other support services on the path to self-sufficiency. Courtney Jensen and Allie Card from Family Promise will speak and a group of FMC members involved with the FP west rotation will also be on hand to talk about their experiences while volunteering for this agency.
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