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!
FALL 2020 ADULT
ONLINE BOOK STUDIES
The FMC Christian Education Committee is offering four online book/topic discussion groups for adult this Fall:
- The Book of Joy (Desmond Tutu & 14th Dalai Lama, authors)
- The Universal Christ (Richard Rohr, author)
- Abolition of Slavery
- 1619 Project
NOTE: Each group sets its own meeting dates and times.
In addition, Bible study groups meet online each Thursday at 7 & 9:30 am.
Families with children (preschool – grade school) are using the SHINE at HOME Sunday school curriculum.
Youth and Young Adult groups meet Sundays online.
WORSHIP STREAMING ONLINE
Sundays at 9:15 am
– View the weekly Orders of Worship –
– Watch worship service recordings: –
- October 25
– Amanda Heinsman, guest preacher
– Scripture: Judges 4
- November worship theme – “Living Hope”
PRACTICE PHYSICAL DISTANCING
All in-person Sunday activities, including worship services, are canceled until further notice. The church building and offices are also closed until further notice. Staff remain available by email and phone.
During this time, priority congregational updates will be shared through the First Mennonite Church email announcement list. If you aren’t on the list, please email or call the church office at (217) 367-5353 with questions.
Priorities & Questions 2020-2021
(images and explanations)
1) Remain faithful as a congregation living in the face of pandemic.
2) Encourage diversity and honor difference, being true to our Anabaptist belief that truth is discerned together.
3) Continue the ordination journey begun with Laura Brenneman-Fullwood and congregational support for Laura and Pastor Michael as we relate to Illinois Mennonite Conference..
1) What does it mean to be church as generations, expectations, priorities and lifestyles change?
2) What are we being called to use our Local Mission Initiative Fund for?
3) Does FMC’s long-held priority of working for racial justice, held by many individuals, call us to make this an institutional commitment?
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.
10/21 – Fellowship opportunity via Zoom (10:30a)
10/22 – Bible studies via Zoom (7a & 9:30a)
10/25 – Worship live stream (9:15a)
10/25 – Youth Sunday school via zoom (11:30a)
10/25 – Young adults get-together via zoom (7p)
Check our event calendar for more details.