“We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing – as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth.”
On this Thanksgiving Day we rejoice with you in the grace and peace given to us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May this be a day of family and fellowship, but more importantly, may it be a day of giving thanks to our Lord.
This Sunday we will gather for the first Sunday of Advent. Pastor Rhett will be preaching on “A Better Prophet” from Deuteronomy 18:15-19 and Acts 3:17-26.
For the livestream, please click on the link: https://youtu.be/wZFELZgkp0c
A Better Hope: Advent at Faith Community Church
Our Advent Giving this year will benefit the Neighborhood Food Pantry. Attached is a calendar with suggestions for items most needed. You do not need to provide all the items listed, and please feel free to give what you want. Items can be placed in the boxes under the tree in the narthex or under the tree near the Mission Center. For more information please contact the church office or Amy-Jo Wierenga.
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)
Saturday, December 10: Men’s Breakfast and White Elephant gift exchange (8:00am)
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 $8.00. Place your order by contacting the church office or on the sign-up sheet in the narthex.
Sharon Vaughn: Pray for continued recovery for Sharon.
Karla and Gary Van Der Molen: Pray for encouragement for Karla as she manages ALS.
Tim Wierenga and Larry LaBelle