Dear Faith Community Church Family,
The book of Acts tells the exciting story of the early days of the church after Jesus’ ascension. It details everything from the conversion of the masses on the day of Pentecost to the martyrdom of Jesus’ disciples, such as Stephen and James. It follows the early Christian community as they bear witness to the truth of the Gospel. In the midst of severe opposition, the message of the Gospel spreads throughout the known world as God uses ordinary people, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to “turn the world upside down” (Acts 17:6).
Jesus tells his disciples in Acts 1:8: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” This calling is for us today; we too are witnesses to Jesus and to his Gospel. We are a community called into fellowship with our triune God, given a mission, and empowered by the Spirit to bear witness to our Savior. This Sunday we begin with Acts 1:1-5 as we embark on our journey through the book of Acts with a new series: You Will be my Witnesses.
To access the livestream of this Sunday’s service (8:30am and 9:45am): Click here
Lenten Prayer Service: Wednesday, February 17 (6:30pm)
On Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30pm we will hold our Lenten prayer service. Lent is a period of the church year when we seek to prepare our hearts for Easter through prayer, confession, and repentance. During our prayer meeting we will sing together and pray for one another, our church, nation, and world.
To access the livestream for the Lenten prayer service: Click here
Haiti Mission Trip: July 23-31, 2021
We have created a page on our website that provides an overview of the trip information, key dates, and financial support. In order for us to begin to assemble our team for the trip, please contact me by the end of February. This does not commit you to going on the trip, but helps us with the planning process. To access the Haiti trip informational page on our website, click here.
Caring Network Baby Bottle Drive
Each year, Caring Network, an FCC supported ministry to women considering abortion, holds a baby bottle fundraising drive. This year there are two ways to participate: (1) Filling baby bottles with change and returning them to the church office by Feb. 28, (2) or donating through the Caring Network website. A flyer with additional information and baby bottles will be available in the narthex this Sunday.
Jerry Juzwiak: Praise God that the infection in Jerry’s leg is continuing to heal; pray for complete healing of his leg and that he would soon be able to return home from the hospital.
Wierenga family: Please pray for protection as the Wierenga family travels to Colorado for the wedding of Joanna Wierenga and Meng Koh this Monday, February 15.
Roberts Family: Please pray for their full recovery from COVID-19 and for the protection of the rest of their family from the virus.
Grace and Peace,