Dear Brothers and Sisters,
When we are secure in God’s eternal covenant (as every Christian is), God himself equips and enables us to follow his will in pleasing him. This Sunday we conclude our sermon series The Glory of Christ with Hebrews 13:20-25, a passage that—fittingly—closes with ascribing glory to Jesus.
Click here for the livestream to Sunday’s worship service (9:30 am).
The Coming Glory: Advent at Faith Community Church
Advent begins December 3 at Faith Community Church. This year, our theme The Coming Glory will focus on preparing our hearts to celebrate the arrival of King Jesus through a study in the book of Haggai. Please mark your calendars for the following Advent events:
Saturday, December 2: Embracing Hope Women’s Christmas Tea & Carols (10-11:30 am)
Sunday, December 3: Last week of Sunday school for all ages
Saturday, December 9: Paradox of Longing: An Advent Concert featuring Jake & Hannah Muzzy (3:00pm)
Sunday, December 10: Carol Sing following worship service (11 am)
Sunday, December 17: Community Christmas Lunch (11 am)
Sunday, December 24: Christmas Eve Service (Time TBD)
Christmas Poinsettias | $12
Christmas poinsettias will be on display in the Worship Center beginning December 17 until Christmas Eve. If you would like to participate in decorating the church in this way, please sign up in the narthex, indicating how many plants you would like. You may put your payment in the offering plate, with an indication that it is for Christmas poinsettias, or you can do so online.
Sign up to prepare your heart for Advent with this year’s devotional, The Advent of Glory by R.C. Sproul. Devotionals are $8.00 per copy. Sign up in the narthex or call the church office. Payments may be placed in the offering plate; please indicate it is for the Advent devotional.
This Friday: Shop for Life at The Little Traveler in Geneva (1:00pm-4:30pm)
This Friday between 1pm and 4:30 pm, The Little Traveler in Geneva will donate a portion of proceeds from non-cafe purchases to support Caring Network. Arrive at the Fulton Street entrance at 1 pm to receive a designated shopping bag and a $10 off coupon valid with a minimum $20 purchase. Make sure to mention to the cashier to allocate your purchase toward the JULIETS program to have your proceeds donated. Contact Donna Siefert for additional information.
This Saturday: Autumn Leaves Concert with Jake & Hannah Muzzy (3:00 pm)
Jake and Hannah Muzzy return to FCC this Saturday with another concert featuring cello and harp. To reserve your seats go to realconcerts.us or contact Jake Muzzy. The concert is “pay what you want.” You can make a donation online when you reserve your seat or at the concert by check or cash.
Vision Campaign: Mission Center Renovations
As part of our Vision Campaign renovations, the Mission Center will be closed for painting next Monday to Wednesday (November 20-22) and for flooring installation from Monday, November 27 to Wednesday, December 6.
Wright Family: Please pray for the Wright family as they mourn not only the loss of Hildi, Beth’s mom, in October, but also Dave’s mother, Marilyn, this morning. More details regarding how to support the Wright family will be available soon.
Dennis and Audrey Dobbs: Please pray for full healing for Dennis and Audrey who are recovering from Covid.
Leanne Stewart: Pray for healing for Leanne as she continues to recover from Covid.
Mike Horyn: Please pray for strength and encouragement for Mike, as recent surgery revealed bladder cancer, which will be treated with injections and medication.
Karla and Gary Van der Molen: Continue to pray for encouragement for Karla as she and Gary attend to her ALS.