Dear Faith Community Church Family,
This past Sunday we had the opportunity to gather together for our January congregational meeting. In our devotional, we spent some time reflecting on how to stay faithful to Our Community Core through pressing deeper into our union with Jesus Christ. As we abide in Jesus, we will bear fruit and our Lord will be glorified as we do so (John 15:4-5, 8). We also celebrated the work that has been accomplished with our building refresh and provided an update on our church budget. These tangibles–building improvements and our budget–are practical outworkings of Our Community Core, and reflect our dedication to doing all things for the glory of Christ, the growth of his church, and the good of the community.
This Sunday our sermon text is Acts 18:1-17. In this passage, we find Paul in the city of Corinth, another large city in Greece, where he will remain for a year and a half under God’s supernatural protection as he spreads the gospel first to the Jews and then to the Gentiles.
The livestream link for Sunday’s worship service (9:30am) is available here.
Sunday School Returns This Sunday, January 30
Sunday school for all ages resumes this Sunday at 11:00 am. Join us for one of the following classes:
Children’s Sunday School | Teach Me to Worship: Praise
Valerie Austin and Abbie Armstrong continue in the PCA Teach Me to Worship curriculum with a new unit on praise.
Youth Sunday School | Person of Jesus: Compassion
Ben Huggins, Natalie Wierenga, Isaac and Erin Evans lead a new youth Sunday school series on the person of Jesus, with a special focus on the compassion of Christ. This Sunday school series is intended for grades 6-12.
Adult Sunday School | J-Curve: Dying and Rising With Jesus in Everyday Life
Our adult Sunday school will work through the study J-Curve: Dying and Rising With Jesus in Everyday Life by Paul Miller. To receive your copy of the book, please contact the church office ). Donations for the book are accepted but not required (each copy costs approximately $12.00). This Sunday we will be discussing chapter 1 together.
Giving statements are now available in FCC mailboxes. If you gave via the church website, we encourage you to double check your records to ensure no online donations were missed during our office administrator transition (you can do this through searching “Faith Community Church receipt” in your email).
Prayer Requests and Praises
Bryan Van Zanten: Continue to pray for the efficacy of Bryan’s chemo treatments for lymphoma.
Karla Van Der Molen: Pray for Karla and Gary as they address Karla’s ALS.
Amy Rhody: Please pray for Larry and Pat LaBelle’s daughter, Amy, as she meets with the cardiologist on Thursday for testing following a recent procedure to replace a pacemaker.
Richard and Christine Kepner: Praise God for Richard’s recovery from a mild case of Covid-19; pray for Christine as she continues to recover from a positive diagnosis.
Grace and Peace,