November 30 Midweek Update

November 30 Midweek Update

Dear Family Community Church Family,

In the book Confessing the Faith, Chad Van Dixhoorn says this: “It is one of the great wonders of the incarnation and our salvation that the all-glorious and only begotten of the Father could humble himself and become man . . . . As prophet, he is our teacher. As priest, he is our mediator and only hope. As king, he is our defender and ruler.” Our Savior is more marvelous than words could ever describe. In the second sermon in our series A Better Hope, we focus on Jesus as a better priest who made the perfect sacrifice for us. He is our forever priest, representing us before the Father. Praise God for the gift of our Savior, our great high priest!

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

A Better Hope: Advent at Faith Community Church

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); Kingdom Prayer Small Groups (4:00pm-5:00pm)

Saturday, December 24: Christmas Eve Service (6:30pm)

Sunday, December 25: Christmas Day Worship Service (9:30am)

Advent Giving Project

Our Advent giving project this year will benefit the Neighborhood Food Pantry. Here 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.

Advent Desserts

Please feel free to bring cookies to this Sunday’s Advent fellowship time. Also, if you would like to bring a dessert for the Christmas Community Lunch on December 11, we welcome your contribution! Simply add your item to the dessert table in the Mission Center.

Blanket Ministry

The blanket ministry will be taking a break during December and the first part of January. They will resume meeting on Monday, January 23rd (10:00am).

A Praying Life Email Updates

A Praying Life ministry sends out a monthly encouragement email in addition to a quarterly ministry update email. If you would like to receive these emails from A Praying Life, contact Bob Allums at rallums[at]

Prayer Requests

Cornelia Popescu: Please pray for a full recovery for Cornelia who underwent a procedure today to install a stent in her arm.

Richard Kepner: Please pray for healing for Richard, Valerie Austin’s father, currently at Central DuPage hospital recovering from pneumonia.

Karla and Gary Van Der Molen: Pray for encouragement for Karla as she manages ALS.

In Christ,

Pastor Rhett