Sunday Mornings at First Mennonite
We gather each week to sing songs, learn from the Scriptures, and share about our weeks with one
another. Below is a highlight of what this typically looks like.
Our times of corporate worship are of deep value to our community. We spend time singing [both modern songs and hymns], learning from the Scriptures, and sharing about our weeks. Various people lead from the front because we value the different gifts, talents, and perspectives within our community.
- Welcome & Opening Prayer
- Call to Worship
- Worship through Song
- Children’s Time
- Confession & Assurance
- Reading of the Scripture
- Song of Response
- God at Work
Our gatherings consist of people of all ages. This gives us a family feel, which is important to us. Because of this, our children participate in our worship gatherings. We think the bustle of kids adds to our time together. If needed, however, we have volunteers for toddlers (ages 4 and under) available after Children’s Time, and a nursery in the back of our sanctuary.
God at Work
We care about what is going on in each others lives. Because of this, we take time each week to pass a microphone around for individuals to share about the ways God has been at work in their lives and how they would like to see God at work in their lives.
We’re a casual community. We care more about what God is doing in and through our community than we do what people are wearing. ***Please note, in consideration for those who have allergies and sensitivities, we strive to be a fragrance free community. We kindly ask that all refrain from the use of perfumes and other fragrances.
Monthly Carry-In Lunch
On the third Sunday of each month, we have a carry-in lunch after Sunday School. We believe that personal connection happens best over a meal. We invite you to bring a dish to share and join us for some good food and time together!
We have Sunday School opportunities for all ages. Below are a few of our options.
The Quarterly – This class will be using the Bible study materials offered by Mennonite Church USA. The topic for the fall session is Responding to God’s Grace.
The Good and Beautiful God – This class will be reading through and discussing the book, The Good and Beautiful God, by James Bryan Smith.
Inner Healing – This class endeavors to provide a safe place for person’s to share and support each other in current challenges to both inner and outer life and faith journeys. Sharing is confidential and voluntary.
CHILDREN & YOUTH
Pre-K Class – A separate class is held for this age group, with age appropriate lessons and materials
K-4 Class – A separate class is held for this age group, with age appropriate lessons and materials
Grades 5-8 – A separate class is held for this age group, with age appropriate lessons and materials
Grades 9-12 – A separate class is held for this age group, with age appropriate lessons and materials