"I'd Like to Buy an Enemy"
by Ted & Company
Each year, Fort Collins Mennonite Fellowship hosts a number of events around a peace and justice theme. Some events are put on by Fort Collins Mennonite Fellowship, while others are hosted by local peace and justice groups.
Here is a list of past events we are particularly proud of – complete with press releases and flyers.
Note: For a list of current events, see Special Events.
- 5 Broken Cameras (Mar. 8, 2013). This academy award nominee documentary feature is a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements. Shot by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel, the film was co-directed by Burnat and Guy Davidi, an Israeli filmmaker. Structured in chapters around the destruction of each one of Burnat’s cameras, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over five years of village upheaval.
- For more details and a trailer, click here.
- Menno Night (Oct. 1, 2011). This was our big “Food, Fellowship, and Song” celebration one year after our 35th anniversary summer event. FCMF wanted to bring our values of non-violence, simple lifestyles, justice, and service to the rest of the community and invite people to share in service, hope, and community. The event included a simple meal, plenty of conversation, and a sing-along of hymns, folk songs, and peace and justice ballads.
- For press release, click here.
- "I’d Like to Buy an Enemy" by Ted and Company (Jan. 26, 2011). This hilarious and poignant satire explored peace, justice, and the American way. It was a thought-provoking show that allowed us to laugh at ourselves, while raising important questions about the place of the U.S. in the world, why fear is such a large part of our culture, and how we can work honestly for peace and justice in this country and just maybe in the world.
- For more details and trailer, click here.
- For the promotional poster, click here,
- 35th Anniversary (August 28-29, 2010 ). Our big anniversary celebration was about service, fun, and food! We held a reunion weekend on August 28 and 29 for past and present members of the congregation (and pastors), as well as friends, neighbors, and any one searching for a faith community committed to peace, service, and community. On Saturday, August 28, we hosted an evening music jam and ice cream social from 4 to 7 pm. Then on Sunday, August 29, we held a special worship service where past FCMF ministers share their stories. A potluck followed in Library Park, across the street from the church. A tour of the original church on Whedbee Street (now a high-end custom home) followed. All in all, it was an amazing weekend.
- For Anniversary invitation, click here.
- For Anniversary press release, click here.
- For details about the special Sunday program, click here.
- Dive! Living Off America’s Waste (April 23, 2010). We were lucky enough to screen this film because one of our members knew the flimmaker! Inspired by a curiosity about our country's careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, this multi award-winning documentary follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles' supermarkets. In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food - resulting in an inspiring documentary that is equal parts entertainment, guerilla journalism and call to action.
- For more details and the trailer, click here.