UPDATED POSTING: FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH, Indianapolis, IN seeks a 0.75 FTE paid pastoral team member (with benefits) to join our full-time pastor.

We are a welcoming faith community committed to making Peace, seeking Justice and Serving as the hands, heart and voice of Christ.

Priorities for this pastor will be to support and equip Church Life Commission (congregational Care Team, small groups, etc.), to collaborate with Faith Formation Commission (Christian Education for children, youth and adults), and to integrate persons of all ages, backgrounds and identities into the life of the congregation.

For a full job description, click on the link Three Quarter Time Paid Pastoral Job Description, or email email hidden; JavaScript is required

Heritage Potluck

On Sunday, June 23, the Church Life Commission organized a “Heritage Potluck”. The commission asked participants to think about foods they remember eating while growing up, or foods from their particular heritage. There was an AMAZING spread! Participants brought lots of food, everything from orange Jello with carrots and pineapple, to homemade tamales, curry and shoofly pie. People brought recipes that were passed down from grandparents and parents, or some that came from old cookbooks. Everyone had a great time trying old favorites and discovering new ones.

Enjoy pictures from the day!

Chili Chow Down

 

FMC has always had a great love for sharing food. Before the pandemic, FMC had a tradition of a chili cook-off and auction to help our youth group raise money. Since the pandemic, that tradition has not returned, but the church family still loves its chili. The Church Life commission organized a “chili chow down”, asking attendees to prepare and bring their favorite variety of chili. This covered everything from traditional to white, Indian and VERY hot, to some with pasta. To add to the delicious meal, the youth of the congregation spent the worship service baking cornbread and desserts to go along with the delicious chili. Great food and conversation followed.

Our youth working in the kitchen preparing corn bread and dessert

Food and conversation

Wednesday Night Soup supper

Many years ago, First Mennonite would have a Wednesday Evening Soup supper on the first Wednesday of the month. Then the pandemic happened, and the soup supper remained a thing of the past, until this past February. The Church Life commission decided to give the Soup Supper another try, so for three months, this was held on the first Wednesday of the month. The meal was open to anyone who wished to join. It was great to see 25-30 people assembled to eat together and enjoy a wide variety of soup. The pictures below are from the very first supper on February 7, 2024.

 

Congratulations to Our High School Graduates

On Sunday, May 14, FMC celebrated with our High School Seniors.  We recognized them during the service, hearing about all their activities and awards while in High School, and their plans for the fall.  During Fellowship time, we were able to visit with the seniors while enjoying ice cream and brownies.  We also had a special table for all our college and post graduate students.  We are very proud of ALL our graduates!

Soup Lunch Fundraiser

On Sunday, March 12, the MYF hosted a soup lunch fund raiser for the congregation.  They offered a wide variety of soups, and included salad, bread and dessert for a wonderful lunch.  It was great to be back together and able to share a meal together.  The lunch brought in $2,279 for the MYF fund to help cover costs for service trips, and other activities.  Pictured below are the youth.

 

FMC Covid-19 Response & In-Person Worship Service Status

In consultation with FMC healthcare professionals and commission leadership, Trustees and Pastors have developed the FMC Covid-19 Plan. Decisions for whether, and how, we engage in worship services and other activities at FMC are based on cues from local institutions, while understanding that we will follow all published national, state, and local mandates/ordinances. To reduce risk as much as possible, the FMC Covid-19 Readiness Guidelines have been jointly developed by the Pastors and Trustees, FMC medical professionals, the Worship Commission, the Faith Formation Commission, and the Facilities committee. Please familiarize yourself with this document and be prepared to follow practices described therein.

FMC is currently holding indoor, in-person worship services, and masking is optional in the sanctuary and fellowship hall most Sundays.

Masks continue to be required in all non-sanctuary, non-fellowship hall spaces (e.g., classrooms). To be as inclusive and accommodating as possible, the third Sunday of each month is designated as “masks required” in the sanctuary and fellowship hall. Reminders are sent to newsletter subscribers and signage is posted around the building.

Additionally note that some restrictions on the service and consumption of food and drinks have been loosened, contingent on certain factors (size of group, meeting time, meeting space). Potlucks are still prohibited.

Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required if you would like a link to join our Sunday morning service virtually and/or to receive our weekly newsletter. The office can also put you in touch with FMC leadership if you’d like to raise questions or concerns about the Covid-19 Plan or Readiness Guidelines.

FMC Covid-19 Response & In-Person Worship Service Status

In consultation with FMC healthcare professionals and commission leadership, Trustees and Pastors have developed the FMC Covid-19 Plan. Decisions for whether, and how, we engage in worship services and other activities at FMC are based on cues from local institutions, while understanding that we will follow all published national, state, and local mandates/ordinances. To reduce risk as much as possible, the FMC Covid-19 Readiness Guidelines have been jointly developed by the Pastors and Trustees, FMC medical professionals, the Worship Commission, the Faith Formation Commission, and the Facilities committee. Please familiarize yourself with this document and be prepared to follow practices described therein.

FMC is currently holding indoor, in-person worship services, and masking is optional in the sanctuary and fellowship hall most Sundays.

Masks continue to be required in all non-sanctuary, non-fellowship hall spaces (e.g., classrooms). To be as inclusive and accommodating as possible, the third Sunday of each month is designated as “masks required” in the sanctuary and fellowship hall. Reminders are sent to newsletter subscribers and signage is posted around the building.

Additionally note that some restrictions on the service and consumption of food and drinks have been loosened, contingent on certain factors (size of group, meeting time, meeting space). Potlucks are still prohibited.

Individuals or groups wishing to make use of indoor facilities must have a representative receive approval from Trustees and clearance from the church office prior to meeting at FMC. The process is initiated by submitting this form.

Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required if you would like a link to join our Sunday morning service virtually and/or to receive our weekly newsletter. The office can also put you in touch with FMC leadership if you’d like to raise questions or concerns about the Covid-19 Plan or Readiness Guidelines.