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COVID-19

Wednesday, August 12

Again and again, Scripture reminds us that it’s not good for us to be disconnected from one another. Here are some ways we’re working to foster connection in the coming weeks:
 
Carport Conversations – Opportunities to connect with Pastor Jon or Nina in small groups under the church carport. Groups are limited to 10 people, so sign up here: https://fhmc.church/connect
 
Prayer in the Building – Later in the Fall, we’ll open up the church building for prayer and contemplation. Keep an eye out for more details
 
Connections for Kids – Starting on Wednesday, Sept. 9, elementary age kids and parents are welcome to drop-in at church from 7 to 8:15 pm for Bible lessons, crafts, games and more. The Jr. Youth will also be gathering during this time.
 
Worship – All worship services will be available via livestream for everyone. From now through Labor Day, services will be online only. Beginning Sunday, September 13, Sunday School groups will have opportunity to worship together in-person in the sanctuary. Sunday School Shepherds will have more details in the coming weeks. If you aren’t currently connected with a Sunday School class, feel free to pick a Sunday morning and drop in for a worship service.
 
Given the fluidity of our world right now, some of these plans may change as circumstances change. Thanks for your continued prayers as we navigate this together!
 

Thursday, July 16

Based on new state public health guidance limiting indoor gatherings to fewer than 25 people, our worship service will be online only this Sunday, July 19. You can connect via Facebook or YouTube live at 10:30am.


Wednesday, July 8 


Sunday, June 21

Kids' Sunday School: 9:30am (Zoom)
Worship: 10:30am (Facebook / YouTube)

Watch and interact live Facebook (even without an account): https://www.facebook.com/foresthillsmennonite

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Phased Regathering Plan

Sunday, June 14

Kids' Sunday School: 9:30am (Zoom)
Worship: 10:30am (Facebook / YouTube)

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Wednesday, June 10


Sunday, June 7

Kids' Sunday School: 9:30am (Zoom)
Worship: 10:30am (Facebook / YouTube)

Watch and interact live Facebook (even without an account): https://www.facebook.com/foresthillsmennonite

Or watch live on YouTube:


Sunday, May 31

Kids' Sunday School: 9:30am (Zoom)
Sr. High Youth: 9:30am (Zoom)
Worship: 10:30am (Facebook / YouTube)

Watch and interact live Facebook (even without an account): https://www.facebook.com/foresthillsmennonite

Or watch live on YouTube:


Wednesday, May 27


Sunday, May 24

Kids' Sunday School: 9:30am (Zoom)
Junior High Youth: 9:30am (Zoom)
Worship: 10:30am (Facebook / YouTube)

Watch and interact live Facebook (even without an account): https://www.facebook.com/foresthillsmennonite

Or watch live on YouTube:


Wednesday, May 20


Sunday, May 17

Kids' Sunday School: 9:30am (Zoom)
Sr. High Youth: 9:30am (Zoom)
Worship: 10:30am (Facebook / YouTube)

Watch and interact live Facebook (even without an account): https://www.facebook.com/foresthillsmennonite

Or watch live on YouTube:


Tuesday, May 12

Sunday, May 10

Happy Mother's Day! 

Kids' Sunday School: 9:30am (Zoom)
Sr. High Youth: 9:30am (Zoom)
Worship: 10:30am (Facebook / YouTube)

Watch and interact live Facebook (even without an account): https://www.facebook.com/foresthillsmennonite

Or watch live on YouTube: 


Wednesday, May 6


Sunday, May 3

Kids' Sunday School: 9:30am (Zoom)
Sr. High Youth: 9:30am (Zoom)
Worship: 10:30am (Facebook / YouTube)

Watch and interact live Facebook (even without an account): https://www.facebook.com/foresthillsmennonite

Or watch live on YouTube: 


Wednesday, April 29


Sunday, April 26

Kids' Sunday School: 9:30am (Zoom)
Sr. High Youth: 9:30am (Zoom)
Worship: 10:30am (Facebook / YouTube)

Watch and interact live Facebook (even without an account): https://www.facebook.com/foresthillsmennonite

Or watch live on YouTube: 


April 22


Sunday, April 19

Kids' Sunday School: 9:30am (Zoom)
Sr. High Youth: 9:30am (Zoom)
Worship: 10:30am (Facebook / YouTube)

Watch and interact live Facebook (even without an account): https://www.facebook.com/foresthillsmennonite/videos/3092815217404364

Or watch live on YouTube: 

April 15

Sign up to donate blood on May 14


April 12, 2020 | Easter Sunday

Virtual Worship starts at 10:30am.
Join live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foresthillsmennonite/videos/213828880057961

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April 9, 2020

Maundy Thursday service at home. Service starts at 7pm. Join live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=671321170297064

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April 7, 2020

Looking for ways to help during this pandemic? Conestoga Valley School District social workers are raising money through the CV Ministerium churches to be able to respond quickly to needs that arise. You can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/conestoga-valley-covid19-relief-fund


April 6, 2020


April 5, 2020

Kids' Sunday School: 9:30am (Zoom)
Sr. High Youth: 9:30am (Zoom)
Worship: 10:30am (Facebook / YouTube)

Watch and interact live on Facebook (even without an account): https://www.facebook.com/foresthillsmennonite/videos/1115580952120678/?v=1115580952120678

Or watch on YouTube:


 

March 31, 2020


Sunday, March 29

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March 25, 2020

Bearing One Another's Burdens | Encouragement + Invitation 

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March 22, 2020

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Virtual Worship Experiences:


March 18, 2020

“It is not good for humans to be alone.” That’s the first hint of divine displeasure we read in Scripture: God does not want us to be cut off from one another.

While our community practices social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, maintaining social connection requires intentionally, tenacity, and creativity. During this time when churches, schools, restaurants, gyms, and other gathering spaces are closing in the interest of public health, we are seeking to be the church for one another—even when we can’t be at church.

To help build our capacity for care and connection, we're asking everyone in the church to respond to this brief survey about resources and needs within the congregation. Having this information will help us mobilize as a church to meet needs both within the congregation and in the community.

Based on guidance from public health officials, we won’t meet in-person from the week of March 16 - 31. This includes Wednesday evening activities and Sunday morning services. In the meantime, we’re getting creative about how we connect. This includes:

  • Virtual Sunday School classes for kids In addition to Sunday morning, Becky Degan is hosting some opportunities for kids to connect and explore the Bible during the week. Your kids can join here.
  • Kids’ Care Packages The staff are pulling together some fun activities for kids to take home.
  • Notes of Encouragement We’ll be inviting kids to make and send notes to residents in nursing homes. If you would like a list of addresses to send your own notes for those who can’t currently receive visitors, let the church office know.
  • Hosted Hangouts for Sunday School classes If your adult Sunday School class or small group would like to connect via video chat but isn’t sure how, reach out to me and we’ll make it happen.
  • Sunday Morning Worship A shortened version of our worship service will go live on Facebook Sunday morning at 10:30.
  • Tithes and Offerings You can continue to mail contributions to the church office or make transaction-fee-free contributions through Facebook

Thanks for your commitment to being part of the Body of Christ during this time. Even during times of uncertainty, we're excited for ways that we can deepen our connections. Thanks be to God that none of us is alone.