At his graduation, a young man tasked with giving a speech began reading from some notes. “I want to talk about my mother and the wonderful influence she had on my life,” he said. “She’s a shining example of parenthood, and I love her more than words can ever do justice.”
The graduate then paused, appeared to struggle a moment and looked up at the audience with a mischievous smile. “It’s really hard to read my mom’s handwriting,” he said.
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MVFCC Volunteer Opportunities:
1. The Friendship House needs you the last Friday of every month. Sign up at church this Sunday.
2. Neighbors in Need Food Bank is looking for donations of canned and dry foods. Place in the bins provided this Sunday.
3. Our Common Table requests financial donations for growing their congregation.
4. Family Promise: We partner with Salem Lutheran Church on a rotating basis to provide food, shelter and support for families who are struggling to find affordable housing and employment opportunities.
As members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we believe our only creed is Christ. We shouldn't burden our lives with confusing rules of fellowship. There is no test of membership beyond faith in God's love and the Christ we have in Jesus, who leads us to reconcilliaton with God and each other. Our emphasis is placed on living in ways that confirm our beliefs and understanding. At our best, we carry out a ministry that makes a difference in the world and reflects the good news of God's grace extended to all people.
Partnering with Our Common Table and Our Common Ground:
Our Common Table is a new Christian Community seeking to cultivate spaces of welcome for all people where we can explore and practice life in the way of Jesus together, seek holistic justice, and love and celebrate our neighbors and neighborhood.
Donate to Our Common Ground:
Here is a current list of needed items at Our Common Ground:
Socks (new crew socks are preferred)
Gift Cards to grocery stores and restaurants in Everett
Coffee (preferably ground)
Snacks (protein rich and non-perishable are best)
Razors and Shaving Cream
Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
Jesus calls us to service. In answering his call, we support a number of community service organizations and projects. Among these are the Friendship House, Skagit County Community Action Agency, Battered Women's Shelter, Everett's Common Ground and Common Table, Family Promise, and Lincoln Elementary School
NEWS FROM THE PEWS
May is a wonderful month filled with sun and growing gardens, lawns needing mowing, and people planning vacations and summer-time events. We look forward to seeing you all this month! We celebrated Easter with an inspiring worship service, attended by over 60 members and friends. The children hunted for eggs, and everyone was filled with the Easter story of Christ arising from the tomb to save us all. We will keep our home-bound and travelers in our thoughts and prayers this month. We are so thankful for a congregation that is supportive and welcoming to everyone. We continue to support Family Promise and Our Common Table, as well as many local agencies, through our donations of food products and supplies needed to assist the homeless. Please bring your donations to church and place in the bins provided. We are also collecting items for Samaritan’s Shoe box project; ask Joyce Crock for details.
We celebrated with Justin and Ryan Morgan at the birth of their daughter, Wren, as well as with Jill Allen and the whole family. Jill shared that her other daughter, Ellen is also expecting! What a blessing! Please consider volunteering at the Friendship House the last Friday of every month. We have a few dedicated people who are always ready to serve, but we encourage those who have not had this experience to step forward. You will enjoy the time spent serving a meal to deserving people. Thank you for your consistent, unfailing financial support of our church. We are able to reach out to the community and the world through your generous donations. Steve and Lela will attend the Disciples Regional Assembly in Sumner May 17-20. Steve will attend Anti-racism as part of the assembly. Rev Jack & Liz Miller will fill the pulpit on May 20. Come and hear their inspiring message. Jeanne reported that Pregnancy Choices will not hold the “Run For Your Mum” this year, but she will gladly accept donations.
Mount Vernon First Christian Church Disciples of Christ
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900 Skagit Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98274
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Schedule of Weekly Events
Sunday Class - 9:30 am
Sunday Worship Service - 10:30 am
Sunday Fellowship Time - 11:30 am
Monday Prayer Group - 10:00 am
Bible Study - 6:00 pm