Faith Covenant Church

Cheers 4 Volunteers

Posted on Oct 2, 2014 in Faith Updates

Dear FCC community,

Sunday was awesome!  Thanks to the nearly 200 volunteers who came out to be appreciated and enjoy a marvelous buffet, bowling, and bocce ball this past Sunday at Pinstripes in Edina.  It was so fun to be able to enjoy a great meal together and to see people of all ages having fun together.  Sunday was a gift, a gift of being able to celebrate time together outside of church, and a gift of gratitude for all the things people are doing to make church happen.

With busy schedules, responsibilities, and the constant push to “do” and “do more”, Sunday was a gift from our Heavenly Father to gather us around tables with great food, connection, conversation, and even a healthy diet of playful banter and competition over bowling and bocce ball.

Thanks for everyone who made it a great day, and thanks to everyone who makes FCC a great place to “be” the body of Christ.

 

God bless you church family, see you Sunday!

John Foley

Lead Discipling Pastor

 

Here’s What’s Coming Up

Children’s Ministry Associate

The Children, Youth, and Family team is exited to announce the hire of Naomi Drenk as our Children’s Ministry Associate. Naomi will join Erin Foley, Children’s Ministry Coordinator, as a valuable addition to our team. Naomi’s role replaces the hours that were previously held by Vicki Newendorp as our interim Children’s Coordinator. We thank Vicki for her exceptional service, and we look forward to Naomi’s work on our staff!

Membership

Whether you’re new to Faith Covenant or have been here awhile, you’re invited to join us for membership classes at 12:15 pm on Sunday, October 12 and 19. You’ll get a chance to meet and talk with Faith’s pastors, learn about the Covenant denomination and Faith Covenant in more detail, and dialogue with us about what it looks like to be an active part of a local church. Lunch is provided and childcare is available (if needed). Sign up in the lobby or email jsorensen@faithcovenant.org by October 5 to reserve your spot.

Prime Time Lunch

Prime Time is our monthly lunch for those 55 and better. On Thursday, October 9, you are invited to join us for a time of fellowship and good food. We will also hear from Jan Rempher, who will share how she is training her dog to be a certified care visit animal. Please RSVP by calling 952.890.3110 or emailing care@faithcovenant.org by Monday, October 6.

Child Baptism/Dedication Class

If you would like to either baptize or dedicate your child, please register to attend the one hour parent class scheduled for 11am on October 19. Class is  then followed by a service of celebration and welcome for your little one during a later worship service. Parent application is due before class, on October 13, to jsorensen@faithcovenant.org.

Faith Food Outreach Children’s Books

Faith Food Outreach distributes donated books each month, but there are very few infant, toddler and pre-school books. Grandparents and parents, can you check your bookcases and donate the books that are too young for your families now? I wish you could all see the little kiddies’ excitement and their parent’s gratefulness as they chose their own books. Labeled bags of books may be left at the reception desk near the south door. If you need the books picked up, please call Pat Heimkes at 952-432-8692

3rd Grade Bible Presentation

Each year Children’s Ministry and Faith Covenant Church are honored to partner with our families in the presentation of a Bible to each of our 3rd grade students. This year we will offer a special Bible presentation ceremony in the Legacy Chapel on October 12. Parents please watch for a letter with information for you regarding this service. If you feel we do not have current information for your family, please contact Lynn at lnunn@faithcovenant.org.