Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Every nation and every kingdom will one day come to an end, but the kingdom of God is everlasting. “Therefore,” says the author of Hebrews, “let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken” (Hebrews 12:28). The kingdom of Jesus will not falter or fail, and the King of this kingdom reigns forever and ever. As believers in Jesus, we are citizens of this glorious kingdom; therefore, as Hebrews says, “let us be grateful” that by God’s grace we no longer belong to the kingdom of this world, but the kingdom of Jesus Christ! This Sunday our sermon passage is Hebrews 12:18-29.
Please take time for prayer and confession prior to Sunday’s service to prepare your heart to join together for communion.
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Visitation and Memorial Service in Honor of Diane Barnes
Diane Barnes, a founding member of Faith Community Church, recently went to be with the Lord. A visitation will be held this Saturday, November 4 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Brust Funeral Home (415 N. Gary Ave Carol Stream, Illinois). The memorial service will be held at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a local humane society.
Vision Campaign: Mission Center Renovations
As part of our Vision Campaign, we will be doing renovation work in the Mission Center in the coming weeks. This will include new paint and a beautiful new floor! This Saturday, November 4, the Mission Center will be closed as the sound panels are removed to prepare for fresh paint and new sound panels (painting schedule TBD). Finally, the Mission Center will be closed Monday, November 27 through Wednesday, December 6 as the floor is installed. Information will be provided soon regarding the location of our Fellowship Time.
Vision Campaign Pledge Forms
If you haven’t had the opportunity, we invite you to submit a pledge to our church’s Vision Campaign. Pledge forms and envelopes are available in the narthex. You can also submit a pledge through our website. Please note that when you donate to the campaign, we ask that you submit a separate check specifying it is for the campaign. This will help us keep clear records of campaign giving and regular tithes.
Mike Horyn: Please pray for comfort and encouragement for Mike as he undergoes removal of 2 cysts tomorrow (Thursday). Pray for good results and wisdom from the doctors as to the next course of action.
Bendele Family: Paul Bendele, the father-in-law of Jake Muzzy (Katie Wetherington’s brother), went to be with the Lord on Saturday. Please pray for comfort for the Bendele family. If you would like to help provide a meal for the Bendele family following the funeral service (Monday, Nov. 6), you may sign up at the link in your email. See Katie Wetherington for additional information regarding the funeral service and meal.
Wright Family: Beth’s mom, Hildi, recently went to be with the Lord. Please pray for comfort for Beth and the Wright family.
Karla & Gary Van Der Molen: Continue to pray for strength and encouragement for Karla as she and Gary navigate her ALS.
Family of Diane Barnes: Diane Barnes, a charter member of FCC, recently went to be with the Lord. Please pray for strength and comfort for the family.