First FMC was selected for the 2013 Best of Fargo Award in the Places of Worship category by the Fargo Award Program. The program honors institutions that help make the Fargo area a great place to live, work and play. Visit fmchr.ch/fargofmc to learn about the award and fargofmc.org to learn about the church.
Christ Community Church, a Free Methodist congregation with more than 1,000 weekly attendees, is hosting the Led to Lead church leadership conference March 20–22 to encourage and strengthen church leaders. Visit fmchr.ch/ledtolead to read SERVE Ministries Director Kelli Wommack’s article about the conference and ledtolead.org for the conference website.
Leadership Journal recognized Winton Community FMC Pastor Katherine Callahan-Howell’s “An Authentic Pastor” article in its “Editor’s Retrospective: The Best of Leadership Journal, 2013” (fmchr.ch/ljournal). Callahan-Howell’s work was featured with articles by well-known clergy authors Francis Chan and John Ortberg. Go to fmchr.ch/kchauthentic to read Callahan-Howell’s article.
Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption Services is collaborating with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to locate forever families for approximately 350 Oklahoma children eligible for adoption. Most of these children are ages 4–17 and have endured physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect. Go to fmchr.ch/dpasokc to learn more and get details about a March 13 informational meeting.