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
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.
“Jesus, Stand Among Us”
Jesus, stand among us, in your risen power;
Let our time of worship be a hallowed hour.
Breathe the Holy Spirit into every heart;
Bid the fears and sorrows from each soul depart.
Thus with quickened footsteps we pursue our way,
watching for the dawning of eternal day.
News From the Pews
Thank you to all who cleaned and polished the church building and grounds in time for the Easter Sundays.
We will keep our homebound members in our thoughts and prayers this month: Ina Rasar, Mike Axthelm and Vi Richardson. Please remember them with a call or a card.
A new church directory in in the works, so if you have a new address or phone number, please send it by email or snail mail to the church by the end of the month. Thanks!
Congratulations to Debbie and Jay! They were married at the church on April 29 and honeymooned in the San Juan Islands. We are so happy for your new beginning.
Restoring the balance
In Springs in the Valley (Zondervan), pioneer missionary Lettie Cowman tells of a traveler making a trek through an African jungle. Native tribesmen who helped carry loads walked rapidly on day one, covering a great distance. Yet the next morning they refused to move. When the frustrated traveler asked the tribesmen why they were just sitting, they said they’d gone too fast on the first day and “were now waiting for their souls to catch up to their bodies.”
Cowman writes, “This whirling rushing life which so many of us live does for us what that march did for those tribesmen. The difference: They knew they needed to restore life’s balance; too often we do not.”
God promises rest for our soul and body, so don’t overlook the importance of physical restoration. Only by taking time to recharge can you be an effective laborer in God’s kingdom.
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900 Skagit Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98274
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Run For Your Mum is Coming!
A FUNDRAISING EVENT TO HONOR MOMS May 13, 2017
3101 E. Fir Street, Mount Vernon Run For Your Mum is a 5k run and 2K walk in honor of Mother's Day. Participants can either pay a registration fee or gather pledges from friends and family to benefit Pregnancy Choices.
For more event information and to register, please visit our event website: www.RunForYourMum.com
8:00am – Registration opens
8:50am – Registration CLOSES
9:00am – 5K Timed RunStarts
9:05am – 2K Walk Starts
10:00am – Awards ceremony and raffle
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Hours of Worship
We gather together for worship service on Sunday mornings beginning at 10:30 am. Each week, during our worship service, we celebrate through prayer, song, scripture, message, and communion. In sharing of the Lord's Supper, we remember and honor Jesus our Christ. Everyone is invited to participate.