Communicate, Communicate, Communicate
Posted on Apr 6, 2017 in Faith Updates
I have one word that will help each of us grow our relationships starting today!
Want to build a great relationship with your spouse? Communicate.
Want to build a great relationship with your child? Communicate.
Want to start a relationship with a neighbor? Communicate.
Want to build a healthy church? Communicate.
Simply put, our lives in Christ are grown best when we communicate well. But these days our methods of communication have grown exponentially. When some of us grew up there were really 3 ways a church could communicate with each other—face to face, by phone, or by the mail. These days, however, the mediums of communication include all of the above plus email, Facebook, Instagram, Snap Chat, Twitter, and text messaging. It can get exhausting.
This is why this Sunday at Faith we are choosing to launch The City—a private online community for our church family where we can join groups, build relationships, give online, and find new ways to connect and do ministry together. We believe The City will become our ONE place to communicate as we build the kingdom together.
Watch for an email invitation that will allow you to join. We will have more information in the lobby this Sunday, and will also have follow up classes for those who might want some support. For those who need a profile photo for their City page, there will be a photo booth available this Sunday just for you! We also will have a give-away for those who join before June 20! Details about these things and more will be available. See you Sunday and see you on The City!
Here’s What’s Happening at Faith
Easter at Faith
This Easter, Resurrection Sunday will be Restoration Sunday. Together we will celebrate the amazing way Jesus restores our lives to make masterpieces for His kingdom. Easter will be a great opportunity to invite friends and family who do not have a church home to Faith, so be in prayer now for whom you might invite! We will celebrate with two services April 16, 9 and 11am.
Easter Sunday Flowers
If you would like to donate flowers to be displayed Easter Sunday in honor or memory of a loved one, please fill out an order slip in the lobby. We will accept orders through this Sunday, April 9. Flowers will be offered by free will donation and then delivered to shut-ins by Meals On Wheels the week after Easter.
Easter E-vite and Facebook Banner
How about letting your Facebook and email friends know when our Easter services will be held?! Click HERE to download an Easter graphic that can be sent in an email or used as your Facebook banner on your homepage. This is a very easy, non-threatening way to open the door to conversations about how much God loves each of us! Let’s share that with those we care about!
New Member Classes
If you’ve been attending Faith Covenant for awhile and feel like now is the time to consider membership within our “Family of Grace,” we’d love to have you join us for our next round of New Member classes. Classes will be held on Wednesday nights, April 26 and May 3, from 6:15-7:45pm. New Member Sunday will be May 21. To save your spot, contact Ellen, email@example.com. Childcare available by request.
We will be offering believer baptism during worship, Sunday, April 30. All who have received Christ as Lord and Savior and have not been baptized are invited to participate. To make sure we’re partnering well and praying for you ahead of time, you must meet with Pastor Char before Easter Sunday (April 16). Contact Char at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
If you’re new to Faith Covenant and/or looking to connect here, plan to join us for a free lunch and delightful conversation with Pastor Brad on Sunday, April 23, 11:45am-1pm. Childcare is provided by reservation to email@example.com. Please contact Ellen, firstname.lastname@example.org, with dietary needs.
Galactic Starveyors Camp
The Galactic Starveyors Camp on-line information page is up and ready to take registrations. Volunteers and children can register HERE. VBS will be held June 12-15. The cost is $10 per child which includes a t-shirt.
Romania Clothing Drive
We will be collecting clothing and accessories (including shoes, jewelry, hats, scarves and coats) to support the Romania mission trips this summer. Bring your donations to the box by the east door upstairs from April 5 to May 1. DAV will pay us per pound for your donations. What a great way to get your closets cleaned out and help this mission loving orphans in Romania!
Online Giving = Good Planning
Want to help your church manage its resources well? Setting up monthly automatic giving allows you and Faith to plan more strategically the use of our resources. Doing so is easy. Click here!