History, Legacy, and Life!
Posted on Sep 26, 2013 in Faith Updates
Hi church! This fall is delightfully busy, full of my favorite things: perfect weather, fall colors soon to arrive, school routines in place… It’s also full of several growing, stretching, and encouraging things: a seminary course immersing me in the History of our faith, a Legacy Chapel being fully utilized (two funerals and a wedding so far, plus various workshops & classes), and evidence of Life in abundance – caring lay ministers opening their hearts to God’s call to love & serve, men young & old meeting at 5:30am for discipleship & encouragement, men & women from within and outside of FCC walking together in Water of Life groups, and individuals seeking God’s will daily through really tough times. God’s kingdom is here, people! God is moving and growing us, both deep and wide. I am thankful to be here in “such a time as this.” Read below for a few upcoming opportunities:
Agua Viva Dinner
A team of people will be going to Honduras from November 1-9, 2013 to build a gravity fed water system, build relationships & spread the good news of Jesus Christ, the Living Water. To learn more about this ministry and have fellowship with the team, a dinner is being held on Saturday, October 12 at 6pm at Faith Covenant. Reserve your seats by calling Jay Substad at 952.412.7682. (A free will offering will be taken)
Attention parents! If you desire to have your child either baptized or dedicated, please note the following: A parent class (required) is scheduled for Sunday, October 20 at 9:30am in the Conference Room. A parent application is due to Pastor Char the Monday before class. Contact Jen at email@example.com for additional information and to register. Baptism services are two weeks after class, dedication services are three weeks after class – both at 10:30am in the Legacy Chapel.
We are in awe of God’s movement here at Faith, drawing individuals to Himself – praise God for 32 people baptized in June! We’re trusting God to call and prepare others to surrender their lives to Him and, in anticipation, believer baptisms will take place during worship on Sunday, October 20. A preparation class will be available (encouraged but not required) on Sunday, October 6 at 10:30am in the Life Group Room.
Do you enjoy helping people celebrate through food, or find reward in comforting mourners by serving them? Our kitchen ministry would love to have you join the team! If you can help prep, serve, or wash dishes for events like Prime Time, weddings, or funerals, please contact Sally at 612.281.3591 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beautiful You Fall Brunch
You are invited to the 3rd Annual M.O.M.S. Program Beautiful You Fall Brunch on Saturday, October 26th, 10am-noon. Enjoy a morning of great food & fellowship, a fun fashion show and an inspirational message. Tickets will be on sale October 6 at Faith or contact MOMS at 952-890-5072 or email@example.com. Cost is $15, advance tickets are required. M.O.M.S is a faith-based mentoring program to equip single mothers with the skills, education & support needed to build & maintain healthy, stable homes for their children.
Kids and teens are invited to FREE dance classes at Faith Covenant on Tuesday evenings. Anyone who wishes to dance is welcome, with no past training or try-outs necessary. Kindergarten – grade 5 meet at 6pm, grades 6 – college meet at 7pm. This is a multi-church ministry sponsored by freedomtodance.org.