Following Christ, Nurturing Community, Seeking a Just PeaceJoin Us Sundays | Worship 9:15 | Fellowship 10:45 | Sunday School 11:15
First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana is an inclusive congregation trying to follow Jesus by loving God and all our neighbors, caring for one another, and joining the struggle for justice and peace. You are invited to come walk with us!
March – May 2020
Our Spring Sunday school classes are:
Justice and the Prophets (Bible study)
A Hidden Wholeness (book study)
Ongoing adult discussion groups for adults and young adults are also offered.
Our children use the SHINE curriculum, which explores important characters and themes from the Bible.
The youth use components of the Shine curriculum alongside topics that arise within the group.
Lent & Easter Worship
Sundays at 9:15 am
This Lent, we will focus on stories from Holy Week. We’ll explore extended sections from Matthew 26-27, concluding with Matthew 28 on Easter. We’ll trace stories of Jesus and the disciples: their last meal together, the arrest, trial, execution and resurrection, observing how God empowers Jesus to remain steadfast before the powers of his day.
Our Worship Committee suggests a Lenten discipline of reading and pondering the upcoming Scriptures each week in preparation for our worship together.
March 1: Matthew 26:1-30
March 8: Matthew 26:31-56
March 15: Matthew 26:57-68; 27:1-2, 11-14
March 22: Matthew 27:15-31
March 29: Matthew 27:32-66
April 5 (Palm Sunday): Matthew 21:1-17)
April 12 (Easter): Matthew 28:1-10
Youth Service Project
Sunday, March 8
Noon – 4:45 pm
Youth will eat lunch at church before going to Salt and Light for a service project.
They will return to church by 4:45 pm.
Current FMC Priorities
Seek & promote opportunities for education about the spectrum of gender & sexuality and the use of inclusive language.
Encourage the sharing of each person’s gifts, including diverse expressions and explorations of faith.
Search our book collection on the librarything website. The “tag” tells where the book is located in our library, near the sanctuary entrance. Kids’ books are downstairs.
2/27 – Bible studies (7a & 9:30a)
3/1 – Worship (9:15a); Lent 1
3/5 – Bible studies (7a & 9:30a)
3/7 – Daylight Savings Time begins; set clocks ahead 1 hr before bed on Sat.
Check our event calendar for more details.