Posted on May 7, 2015 in Faith Updates
What a treat it was to spend last Friday evening/Saturday morning with 58 women: some I know well, some I met for the first time. There’s something special about treats and coffee, pretty table decorations, sweet singing voices, the Word of God, and shared laughter & tears.
The “Three Stories” team led us in reflecting on God’s story as expressed through the story of Ruth (the Bible character), the story of one of our own (Anne Eicher), and the stories that God is writing in each one of us.
We were reminded of the importance of allowing God to move in our lives, through the good, the bad, and the ugly, trusting in His redemptive love to cover all.
God is glorified when we gather together, worship together, and open our hearts to one another. May your week be filled with such opportunities…
God bless you – see you on Sunday!
Care & Connections Pastor
Here’s What’s Coming Up
Get Shot 4 CHIC
This morning, in honor of Mother’s Day, the CHIC team will offer casual family photos from 9am-12:45pm in the lobby. We want you to take a picture with mom, for mom, or in honor of mom! The photos will be available for you to purchase at a later date, if you so desire. What we are asking in return is for a donation to our CHIC students instead of the usual professional photography “sitting fee”. No appointment is necessary, just join a line!
Call Committee Update
The team is assembled and beginning the search process. We ask for your continued prayer as we move forward with the search. Following is a list of the search team members: Koren Willetts–Chair; Karen Wilson–Vice Chair; Kristy Kammerer–Recording Secretary; James Boldenow–Communications; Rob Dahlin–member at large; Mark Heimkes-Council; Carolyn Woelfel–Council; and Susan Lay–Council. If you have comments or questions, send us an email at SearchCommittee@FaithCovenant.org
The Call Committee will be handing out a brief survey in the next couple of weeks to assist in the search process. In addition a link to the survey will be on the FaithCovenant.org
website that can be completed electronically.
Momentum (Young Adults)
This summer, a group of young adults (18-25ish) will be gathering on Sunday evenings for worship, testimonies, and connection (with half-price apps!). If you, or someone you know, is looking for some connection this summer, we would love to meet you! The first gathering, for prayer and vision-casting for this new ministry, will be Sunday, May 17 from 8-9:15pm at Faith. The group will then continue to meet on non-holiday weekends throughout the summer starting May 31 from 7-9:30pm. Small groups will be forming for the summer as well as into the school year. Contact Lisa Boldenow for more information at email@example.com
Faith Food Outreach
Sign up in the lobby today to serve at the May 11 food distribution! There are many ways to volunteer, and an hour or two of your time can make a real impact in the lives of the 300 families we serve each time from our community. We also need donations of children’s books and stuffed animals; please drop off at the welcome Desk. Questions? Contact Beth, firstname.lastname@example.org
VBS: August 3-6
Two weeks ago, Children’s Ministry hosted Summer Scoop to give parents all the latest information about upcoming programming. Don’t forget that all VBS registration will be done electronically this year, and we invite you to register now! Go to the children’s page on our website, faithcovenant.org/ministries/children-youth-family/
. Volunteers must also sign up online on the children’s page.