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.