Dear Faith Community Church Family,
In September, our congregation came together to explore our church’s Called to Flourish vision. During that evening, we described how we aimed to grow in Christian maturity through pursuing richer, biblical intimacy with God through prayer. Our Praying Life Sunday school class, Praying Life seminar, and Kingdom Prayer series have all contributed to understanding how God longs to connect with his people through prayer. I’m grateful for the encouragement I’ve received through all these avenues for discipleship, and am convinced that God really is shaping us to become a community of prayer.
This Sunday, Rev. Phil Smith, Director of Global Partnerships with Accessible Hope International, will share God’s Word from 2 Corinthians 2:12-17. I will be out of the office this Friday (Nov 18) through the following Friday (Nov 25), while the Austins are visiting family in Alabama.
Click here to access the livestream of this Sunday’s worship service (9:30am).
A Better Hope: Advent at Faith Community Church
Advent begins Sunday, November 27. Here is an overview of the church wide events taking place during Advent:
Sunday, November 27: Kingdom Prayer Small Groups (Meeting in homes; 4:00-5:00pm)
Sunday, December 4: Last week of Sunday school for the fall (all ages)
Sunday, December 11: Christmas Community Outreach Lunch (11:00am)
Friday, December 16: Austin Christmas Open House (5:30pm-7:30pm)
Sunday, December 18: Carol Sing in the Worship Center (11:00am)
Saturday, December 24: Christmas Eve Service (6:30pm)
Sunday, December 25: Christmas Day Worship Service (9:30am)
Advent Devotional: Come Let Us Adore Him
One way to prepare your heart for Christmas is through using an Advent devotional. For anyone who would like to participate, we’ll be offering a devotional by Paul David Tripp, Come Let Us Adore Him. Though we will not be meeting formally to discuss the book, you might consider meeting up with others to share what you are learning. The cost of the devotional is $10.00. Place your order by contacting the church office (churchoffice[at]faithchurchwc.org) or by signing the sign-up sheet in the narthex.
Sharon Vaughn: Pray for continued recovery for Sharon who returned home from the hospital on Monday after being readmitted for a Covid-related fever last week.
Karla and Gary Van Der Molen: Pray for encouragement for Karla as she manages ALS.