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.
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 a Toddler Room staffed with volunteers available 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 have an open microphone time 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!
Frequently Asked Questions
We have Sunday School opportunities for all ages. Below are a few of our options.
Reflections – Reflections is a Bible themed class oriented around a weekly reflection drawn from The Bible Project’s Reflection series. Each week class members will participate in the Bible reflections at home, and come together on Sunday to go deeper, discuss our own reflections, and encourage one another as followers of Christ. With an emphasis on revealing how the entire Biblical story points to Jesus, we will seek to become more grounded in a regular practice of reading and reflecting on the scriptures.
Inner Healing – Inner Healing is a small class where people are free to be vulnerable and share about their lives – the joy, the trauma, the deep work of healing, and the daily stuff. There is a lot of holding space and empathy given and received. *Please note: This class meets on Zoom on Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:45am.
CHILDREN & YOUTH
The children will be learning from Shine Curriculum, a product of MennoMedia. “A place where they are known and loved, where their questions are taken seriously, and where they can gather to hear God’s story and together find meaning for their lives. Shine guides children and youth to stretch and grow toward God’s light, and then shine that light to others.” This season’s theme is “Living as God’s People,” where the children will learn about God’s Good Creation (Old and New Testament) & Leaders in the Land (1&2 Samuel, 1&2 Kings).
A separate class is held for each age group, with age appropriate lessons and materials. We currently have two classes available: Preschool-1st Grade and Grades 2-5.
The Toddler Room is available for children 3 and under.