Support Children and Youth at FMC

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We are very concerned about the decision to cut the position and pastoral responsibilities related to children and youth faith formation at First Mennonite Church in Denver.

We feel strongly that children and youth are a high priority for the FMC community. Recent church documents have stated that FMC will "strip the position to basic essentials of oversight and visioning" which will be "shared" between the two remaining pastors, and the church will rely on congregational volunteers to organize and implement children and youth activities.

We object to this decision and feel that time and resources must be dedicated to our community's youth. Many of our families are here primarily because of the strength of this program. FMC's decision to strike the program risks alienating families with younger children, who may turn elsewhere for their faith community. Young families are important to the sustainability and future of the church.

Please consider re-incorporating the children and youth responsibilities as a significant and important component of one of the FTE pastor job descriptions.

Thank you.



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