Faith Covenant Church

J the B

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 in Faith Updates

If you were at church this past Sunday, you may remember Pastor Kyliah’s description of John the Baptist. According to the Bible, J the B is described as a man who wore clothes out of camel’s hair who ate primarily locusts and wild honey. When John taught, scripture tells us that he sometimes shouted to the crowds and got into arguments with some of the Jewish leaders. He likely smelled bad, had a little too much body hair, and was a bit overdue for a manicure and pedicure. Chances are that because of the way he looked and acted, and by what he ate, some likely considered him a crazy person.

But John had a purpose. That purpose was so great, that the Old Testament prophets told about him long before.

John’s purpose was to prepare the way for the coming of Jesus. Scripture reveals that he was fully aware of this purpose and that he did it with great passion.

As you and I go about our days, we encounter many different people. These people may be co-workers, friends, family, bus drivers, or complete strangers. As we encounter these people, are we interacting with them like John would have? Are we living out our call from Jesus to make disciples?

Jesus told us that he is coming again. Are we preparing the way for him?

In Christ,
Ryan Nyquist

Here’s What’s Happening at Faith

M.O.M.S. Beautiful You Event

Join us Saturday, October 24, at 9:30am for the M.O.M.S. Program 5th Annual “Beautiful You” Fall Women’s Fashion Show and Brunch.  This wonderful morning at the Ames Center in Burnsville includes a fabulous brunch, fun fashion show, and special guest speaker and author, Teri Johnson. Advance tickets are required and are $15. Get yours today in the lobby or contact us at 952.890.5072 or office@momsprogram.org.

Membership at Faith

Whether you’re new to Faith Covenant or have been here for awhile and are looking to commit to Faith as your church home, please join us for this fall’s two-part membership class. Enjoy an opportunity to connect with others, dialogue with staff, and learn about the Covenant denomination in general, Faith Covenant in specific, ways you can invest here, and what it means to be a member of a local church. Classes are November 1 & 8 at 8:45am. Please RSVP to Jen at jsorensen@faithcovenant.org.

FCC Quarterly Update

This fall’s quarterly business meeting will take place on Sunday, November 8 in the form of a Quarterly Update (due to the fact that there are no voting items at the present time). Council will share key updates during the worship service, a typed sheet will be in the lobby for attendees to take home, and council members will be available in the library immediately following worship to answer any questions you may have. Be sure to pray for and thank our council and pastoral search team for the gifts of time and prayer they so faithfully sacrifice for the people and ministries at our church!

Third Grade Bibles

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 be presenting this during worship services on November 1. Parents please watch for a letter with information regarding this service. If you feel we do not have current information for your family, please contact Children’s Ministry – lnunn@faithcovenant.org or dbooker@faithcovenant.org.

Sugar Time Baking

Women of Faith, invite your friends and neighbors and join the M.O.M.S. Program and Women’s Ministry as we partner together for “Sugar Time”: a gathering of women for fellowship and baking to support the MOMS Christmas Bake Sale Fundraiser. Our first baking session is November 12 at 4pm. Please bring your favorite recipe(s) and any special ingredients (general ingredients will be provided). Sign up with Barbara at gbjarvi@gmail.com or Kathryn at office@momsprogram.org/952.890.5072. Other baking times will be November 17 from 10am-2pm and November 19 from 2-6pm.

Upcoming Retreats at Covenant Pines

Our Evangelical Covenant camp in McGregor, MN is offering two adult retreats in November. These are great opportunities to have some time away to reflect on God and to enjoy fellowship with others. The Quilter’s Retreat is the first weekend of November (beginning Thursday, November 5), and the Men’s Retreat is the weekend of November 20. Visit covenantpines.org for pricing and registration.