Midweek Update December 22

Midweek Update December 22

Dear Faith Community Church Family,

Here we are in the last week of Advent! It’s been a joy to travel through Luke 1-2 together over these last weeks, reflecting on the birth of our Savior and preparing our hearts for the celebration of his birth. As you are in the “final throes” of Christmas preparations, I pray you feel the eager anticipation of Christ’s second coming as you also celebrate his first coming. I’m excited to worship together at our candlelight Christmas Eve service this Friday evening at 6:30pm.

The livestream of the Christmas Eve service is avaialble here.

This Sunday we welcome back Rev. Phil Smith, who will be sharing God’s Word with us from Revelation 22:1-5. Phil is the Director of Global Partnerships at Accessible Hope, a gospel-centered ministry that seeks to equip churches around the world to care for and disciple those in their community with disabilities.

Please note that this Sunday our fellowship time will resume at its normal time following the worship service.

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

It’s Not Too Late to Participate in the Faith Community Church Advent Project!

This is the last week to participate in our Advent mercy ministry focus, helping

DuPagePads raise funds to repurpose a 130-unit hotel in Downers Grove for use as

an interim housing center. To contribute, please pick up a designated envelope in the church narthex or on the atrium Christmas tree and place your financial gift in the offering plate.

Prayer and Support for Anna Huggins’ Ministry Work in the Dominican Republic

On Sunday, January 2, Anna Huggins will share about her upcoming ministry work with Kids Alive in the Dominican Republic. Anna will be serving in a Christian school as a teacher in a first-grade classroom.  At the service on January 2, we will hold a special offering to support Anna as she prepares to serve in the DR.

Sunday School Resuming January 30

Sunday school will resume for adults, children, and youth following the worship service on Sunday, January 30.

Blanket Ministry

Please note that the Blanket Ministry will not meet on Monday (Dec 27). The next meeting will be Monday, January 11 at 10:00am in Room 7.

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.

Office Administrator Job Opening

We are currently seeking to hire a part-time office administrator (20 hrs/wk). If you would like to inquire about the position, please contact Pastor Rhett.

Prayer Requests

Amy and Meredith Paglia: Please pray for Amy and Meredith as they have tested positive for COVID-19; please continue to pray for Joe (Sr) and Cheryl Paglia as they both have returned home from the hospital and are recovering from COVID-19.

Carissa Wetherington: Please pray for Carissa as she continues to recover from COVID-19.

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

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

Family of Carl Strasser (friend of Phyl Holt): Please pray for comfort for the Strasser family following Carl’s passing last week.

 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” (Luke 2:14)

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Rhett

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