Posted on Sep 25, 2014 in Faith Updates
Even as I write this, I’m enjoying the quiet companionship of an old dog – our 12 ½ year old lab, whose moans and groans cause me to chuckle. I’m looking at her even now, stretched out on the living room rug, lazily enjoying doing nothing. Just plain content. Life hasn’t always been that way for her – it took a good (long) five years for the puppy in her to begin to settle down, and now she is simply content. She doesn’t need to run and chase and chew. Just being near her people is enough.
So it is with many elderly couples I am blessed to spend time with.
I encourage you, if it’s not a natural part of your rhythm, to spend some time with a couple that has been together for decades. They’ve certainly “done time” running and chasing and chewing… but now, just being with one another is enough. It’s a beautiful thing to witness a couple content to just be. Together. The unspoken words between them speaking volumes, the shared memories and private moments that can’t be put into words. The unparalleled loss experienced when one of them passes away. There are simply no words. But many lessons to be learned and blessings to be shared.
Join us this Sunday for week 4 in our series on Marriage. Whether you’re single, newly-married, raising young ones, or have been married for decades, this week’s message is for you!
See You Sunday,
Care & Connections Pastor
Here’s What’s Coming Up
Pinstripes Volunteer Appreciation
Join us for a great post-church gathering THIS Sunday at Pinstripes of Edina, to celebrate all our FCC volunteers. Faith Covenant will have access to bowling and bocce ball for free from 11am-3pm. You also may choose to have brunch at a 50% discount from 11am-1pm. We hope you can join us!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by October 5 to reserve your spot.
Women’s Ministry Mug Club
Mug Club is back and better than ever! Come sip, talk, share your day, and connect with other women. We will host Mug Club once a month at Faith beginning September 29 at 7pm. The hot beverage will be provided – all you need to bring is a mug. Hot tea or decaf coffee will also be available. Come connect with old friends and hopefully meet some new ones! For more information, contact email@example.com.
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 enjoy meeting Jan Rempher’s dog, who is training to be a certified care visit animal. Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 952.890.3110 by Monday, October 6.
Child Baptism/Dedication Class
If you would like to either baptize or dedicate your child, please register to attend our 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 email@example.com.
John Foley Radio Interview
The “Church of the Week” interview will air on Monday, September 29th at 4:15pm during “On the Way with Ridgeway” and the longer form interview will air on Saturday, October 4th at 3:00pm on AM 980 KKMS. Starting the following Monday you can listen on kkms.com where the Church will be featured! The interview will be available here. This page will be to listen back to the interview at any time or download it!