December 8 Midweek Update

December 8 Midweek Update

Dear Faith Community Church Family,

Our aim at Faith Community Church is to do all things for the glory of Christ, the growth of his church, and the good of the community. This Sunday we have the opportunity to show hospitality to our friends and neighbors by inviting them to join us for our Community Christmas Lunch at 11:00am. I encourage you to invite one person to lunch this Sunday, and to join me in praying that God would use this meal to reach our community with the love of Christ and the message of the Gospel.

If you are able, please contact the church office to let us know if you are attending and how many guests will be joining you.

We continue our Path to Joy Advent sermon series this Sundayturning to a second song of praise in Luke 1. This song comes from Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist. The sermon text is Luke 1:57-80, where Zechariah blesses the Lord who “has visited and redeemed his people” (Luke 1:68).

Click here to access the livestream of this Sunday’s worship service (9:30am).

This Saturday: Men’s Christmas Breakfast (8:00am; Mission Center)

All men are invited to join the Christmas breakfast this Saturday at 8:00am in the Mission Center. Be sure to bring a small gift for the annual Christmas white elephant game! 

Faith Community Church Advent Project

This Advent, our mercy ministry focus is to help DuPagePads raise funds to repurpose a 130 unit hotel in Downers Grove for use as an interim housing center. To participate, please pick up an envelope in the church narthex and place your financial gift in the offering plate.

Advent Events at Faith Community Church

Friday, December 10: Book Club: Letters from Father Christmas (10:00am)

Saturday, December 11: Men’s Christmas Breakfast (8:00am)

Sunday, December 12: Community Christmas Lunch (11:00am)

Friday, December 17: Austin Christmas Open House (5:30pm-7:30pm)

Sunday, December 19: Christmas Hymn Sing (11:00am)

Friday, December 24:  Christmas Eve Service (6:30pm)

Office Administrator Job Opening

Our church is seeking to hire an office administrator (20 hrs/week). The job description is attached to the Midweek Update. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Pastor Rhett.

Prayer Requests

Jim Tisdale: Jim was hospitalized last weekend for pneumonia. Praise God that he is recovering and hopes to return home on Thursday. Please pray for continued healing.

Don Thompson: Please continue to pray for Don as he recovers from COVID-19.

Karla Van Der Molen: Please continue to pray that God would strengthen and encourage Karla in light of an ALS diagnosis.

With a joyful heart,

Pastor Rhett