Dear Faith Community Church Family,
When you hear the word hope what comes to mind? For you, is hope something that only has to do with the future, but doesn’t have much effect on your present Christian life? In the Scriptures, the hope that God gives us is always intended to transform how we live in the present. This is what the Apostle Peter calls a “living hope” (1 Peter 1:3).
This Sunday, Teaching Elder Nick Swan will preach God’s Word from 1 Peter 1:3-12. In this passage, God gives the promise of a future inheritance so that we can live as a people of hope in the midst of trials and persecution in the present life.
I will be departing tomorrow (Thursday) to visit family in Birmingham and will return to the office Tuesday, November 23. If there is a pastoral emergency or if you have a pastoral need, please contact one of our elders, Larry LaBelle and Tim Wierenga.
Click here to access the link to the livestream of this Sunday’s service (9:30am).
Summer Refresh Update
In the summer, our Refresh team dedicated themselves to the creation of a mother’s room and painting the wainscoting in the Mission Center. In the next couple of weeks, be on the lookout for further updates to paint and decor in the narthex and Mission Center right in time for Advent. Thanks to Tim Wierenga, Kristi Wright, and Katie Wetherington for their diligence and hard work in these areas!
Advent Devotional: Repeat the Sounding Joy by Christopher Ash
Prepare your heart for Christmas by joining us in reading our church-wide Advent devotional Repeat the Sounding Joy by Christopher Ash. Contact the church office to reserve your copy ([email protected]; 630-231-8230) or by signing up on the sign-up sheet in the narthex this Sunday.
No Sunday School this Sunday, November 21
In light of the Thanksgiving holiday all Sunday school classes are on a break this weekend. Sunday school will resume the following week.
This Saturday: Men’s Study at Larry LaBelle’s Home (8:00am)
The men will meet at 8:00am this Saturday at Larry LaBelle’s house for a time of fellowship, study, and prayer.
Please note that the Blanket Ministry will not meet on Monday, November 22. The next meeting will be Monday, November 29 at 10:00am in room 7.
Office Administrator Job Opening
Our church is seeking to hire a part-time office administrator (20 hrs/week). The job description is attached to the Midweek Update. If you would like to inquire about the position, please contact Pastor Rhett.
Prayer Requests and Praises
Bryan Van Zanten: Pray for healing and strength for Bryan as he awaits testing due to swollen lymph nodes.
Karla Van Der Molen: Please continue to pray that our Lord would encourage and strengthen Karla and Gary Van Der Molen in Karla’s illness.
Grace and Peace,