Posted on Apr 24, 2014 in Faith Updates
Baptism is something that has been a vibrant discussion throughout church history. The who, when, and why of baptism is more complicated than it seems at first, and it has been the subject of controversy, debate, and even violence at times. While I won’t tackle all those issues here and now, I will say this: baptism is important. Getting to experience it together as a Faith family is moving and inspiring.
What we get to enjoy together this weekend is the celebration of new life in Christ. We hope that if God moves you, you might consider being baptized this weekend!
Here are some things happening soon at Faith Covenant:
Faith Connect Lunch
Whether this is your first Sunday at Faith or you have been kicking the tires around here for a while, we want to invite you to our Faith Connect lunch on Sunday, May 4 at 12:15pm. This is intended to give you information about our church, answer questions, and point you in the right direction to get involved with a small group or volunteering. Childcare will be provided. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Groups Invitation
We invite you to celebrate Small Groups at Faith with us on Saturday, May 3 in one or two ways: Small Group Leaders Training for any existing leaders or anyone interested in helping lead a group in fall 2014 (8:50am-noon); and/or Appreciation Lunch for all small group leaders. Come hear some exciting stories and celebrate with us God’s momentum and blessing of small groups! RSVP to Jen at 952.890.3110 or email@example.com.
Team World Vision
Our denomination is blessed to partner with World Vision, together bringing life-saving relief to the poorest of the poor in the Congo. Each year as part of these efforts, Faith Covenant gathers a team of people who commit to running either a half marathon (August 2) or the Twin Cities Marathon (October 5). Our runners range from non-runners to seasoned athletes and include both genders and a wide variety of ages, life stages, and fitness levels. Those committed to this cause but unable to run can sponsor our runners with financial gifts and/or prayer. Would you pray about how you might be involved in supporting our team as we save lives in the Congo? For more information, contact team captains Aaron & Anne Eicher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work & Worship Retreat at Covenant Pines
All are invited to attend this weekend to help camp staff prepare our Covenant camp for the upcoming months of summer ministry! There are work projects for all ages and abilities along with fellowship and worship. Work days are Saturday and Monday, with Sunday open to enjoy some time of rest, relaxation and fun! Dates are May 23-26; for more information and pricing go to covenantpines.org or call camp at 1-218-768-2610.