The following activities and brief descriptions help provide an overview of community life at Faith Mennonite Church:
Sunday Worship – We gather each Sunday at 9:30 in the sanctuary for worship. Our congregation is blessed to have people who bring many diverse talents and contribute to Sunday morning worship. The service is followed by a brief time of fellowship. Coffee and snacks are usually provided.
Christian Education – From September to May fellowship time is followed by Christian Education for all ages, beginning at 11 a.m. This is an opportunity for members of the congregation to share their gifts and explore their interests while we share and learn together. Information about current classes is available on the Education section of our website.
Nursery – We appreciate having lots of children at our church. There is a staffed nursery provided during the Sunday Worship and Christian Education for older babies and children up to age 5.
Potlucks & Socials – We like food at Faith Mennonite Church, especially when it is local. Throughout the year we hold monthly potlucks and social events and enjoy food together.
Events for Men and Women – We are an active bunch. In addition to spontaneous outings, we organize periodic events for groups of men and/or women in the congregation who like to bike, ski, drum, barbecue, eat out, go to shows or sporting events, or just visit with one another. Currently, we have the following ongoing groups:
– Sewing Group
– Bible Study Group
– Eco-Justice Group
– Racial Justice Group
– Sunday Morning Prayer Group
– Book Discussion Group
– Dream Discussion Group
– Church Membership Exploration Group
– Bi-monthly Birthday Brunch
Please ask how you can get involved!
Fall Retreat – Each fall our congregation spends a weekend enjoying time together in a beautiful location. This is a time for getting to know each other better, retreating from city life, and focusing on a topic that is of interest to our congregation.
Neighborhood Deacon Groups – Members of our congregation come from many neighborhoods in and around the Twin Cities. We periodically gather in neighborhood groups for food and fellowship at a neighborhood home.
Youth Group – FMC youth enjoy meeting together and engaging in community service activities.
Below are several articles written about significant moments in the history of our congregation, prepared by Joan Kreider for our 50th anniversary in 2011:
Beginning the New Church
Gifts of the Charter Members
Finding a Geographical Home
Jubilee Shop: Another Leap of Faith
St. Paul Fellowship: Phoenix from the Ashes
Consensus Process and Honeywell Protest
Becoming a Welcoming Congregation
The Birth of Wilderness Wind