Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This Sunday we have the special opportunity to invite family, friends, and neighbors to join us for our Christmas Community Lunch. Our lunch will begin at 11:00am in the Mission Center. Besides enjoying a delicious meal, we will share a little about the vision of Faith Community Church and the hope of Christmas found in Jesus Christ, our Savior. If you would like to bring a dessert, you are invited to do so. If possible, we do ask that you contact the church office if you will be bringing guests with you.
This Sunday we continue in our Advent series A Better Hope, turning our attention to Jesus as a better King, the one who submitted himself to the will of his Father and purchased salvation for his people.
The livestream link for this Sunday’s worship service is available here.
A Better Hope: Advent at Faith Community Church
Saturday, December 10: Men’s Breakfast and White Elephant gift exchange (9:00am)
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)
This Saturday: Men’s Breakfast and White Elephant Gift Exchange (9:00am)
All men are invited to attend the men’s Christmas breakfast this Saturday in the Mission Center (9:00am). Don’t forget to bring an inexpensive wrapped gift for the white elephant gift exchange!
Poinsettias: Order by December 16
If you would like to order a Christmas poinsettia, please sign up in the narthex this Sunday or contact the church office by Friday, December 16 (churchoffice[at]faithchurchwc.org; 630/231-8230). Poinsettias are $13.00 and are available in white or red.
Advent Giving Project
Our Advent giving project this year benefits the West Chicago 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.
Joanne Klingberg: Pray for full healing following a successful surgery today to address a blockage in her abdomen.
Cornelia Popescu: Please pray for a complete recovery for Cornelia who had a procedure to remove fluid buildup following a recent surgery.
Karla and Gary Van Der Molen: Pray for encouragement for Karla as she manages ALS.
Grace and Peace,