First Mennonite Church of Morton

Aaron Yoder

I am a sinner, saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.  And yet the mystery to me is that the Lord has called me, and continues to call my precious family, to serve His Church.  After Janice and I began our married life, we served with Apartment Life in Colorado Springs as events coordinators and mission workers.  Since that initial call, I have served in leadership at Fellowship Bible Church (CO) and Morton United Methodist Church (IL).  Now we find ourselves praying for, participating in and equipping the ministries at First Mennonite Church.  My wife also owns and operates a local bridal store here in Morton.  My passion is to see believers become active disciples of Jesus who lead others to be disciples of Jesus.  My other joys in life are our children, music, cooking, hiking and coffee.

From Aaron's Desk

    Love and Fear

    It’s the last week of October and that means three things.  First of all, the annual Men’s Retreat will be here in a few days!  I’m very excited about the opportunity to relax and worship with the men that will gather from FMC and Morton UMC.  Secondly, the end of October means that Daylight Savings will be
    At the end of last week, our family had the opportunity to explore around the St. Louis area.  Our journey took us to the Gateway Arch Monument (or the “big hill” as our twins described.)  We took the opportunity to load our family of six into one of the tram ‘pods’ and take the four minute ride to the
    We live at a very interesting time in the history of the church in North America.  Dr. Michael Svigel, professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, studied the past century of ‘the Church’ and observes that many Bible-believing, outreach-focused congregations are currently going through a midlife crisis.  It may seem odd, but