December 15 Midweek Update

December 15 Midweek Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Our Sunday worship service with the beautiful choral music and Christmas hymns, followed by the Community Christmas lunch were both highlights of the year for our church. It was a wonderful time of worshiping our Prince of Peace together and opening our doors to guests for a special meal. Thank you to everyone who served by playing music, singing in the choir, assisting with decorations, preparing food, and cleaning up afterwards. 

This Sunday is the final Sunday of Advent. We turn our attention to the birth of Jesus in Luke 2:1-21. In this passage we are shown clearly the path to joy. It is the path that leads to Jesus Christ, who came to us in meekness and humility to be the Savior of the world.

Following our worship service, all are invited to join us for a Christmas hymn sing in the Worship Center. 

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

Faith Community Church Advent Project

Thanks to all who have participated in our Advent project. We are raising funds to help DuPagePads repurpose a hotel in Downers Grove as a housing center. To participate, please pick up an envelope in the church narthex and place your financial gift in the offering plate.

Congregational Meeting (Sunday, January 23)

All church members are encouraged to attend the congregational meeting on Sunday, January 23. The meeting will take place in the Mission Center following the worship service.

Advent Events at Faith Community Church

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

Joe (Sr) and Cheryl Paglia: Please pray for Joe Paglia’s parents, who both have COVID-19. Cheryl is currently hospitalized with Covid-pneumonia. Please pray for Joe as he and his sister look after their parents, and as he will likely need to quarantine away from Meredith and Amy over Christmas.

Bryan Van Zanten: Please pray for encouragement and healing following a lymphoma diagnosis.

Carissa Wetherington: Please pray for Carissa as she has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Karla Van Der Molen: Pray for God’s mercy and care for the Van Der Molens as they address Karla’s ALS.

Carl Strasser (friend of Phyl Holt): Please pray for healing as he is hospitalized for COVID-19.


In Him,


Pastor Rhett