Faith Covenant Church

Life’s A Garden, Dig It?

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Faith Updates

Life is a garden, dig it? (I am sorry for that terrible pun. I couldn’t help myself.) This last Sunday we took a look at the relationships in our lives as a garden. Sometimes we can have bad things happen to us, but God can use that as fertilizer to grow us in our faith and help renew our relationships with others.

Sometimes in the moment of when hard things are happening to us, it is hard to believe that God could use it and turn it into good.But don’t just take our word for it, look and see what God’s word has to say about it. Check out Roman 8:28 –

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (NLT) The bible is full of stories of God redeeming situations in people’s lives and speaking truth into our life about the redemption we need.

God is the KING of taking the bad and turning into something good. The question is, are we open to that? Does our attitude about the bad situations hinder or help God in the process of redeeming situations?

Don’t take my word for it. You should check it out. In fact we have made it easy for you by providing you with a Bible Journaling bookmark. You can check it out here and study along with us.

 

See you Sunday,

-Jon Oney

 

HERE’S WHAT’S COMING UP AT FAITH

Congregational Business Meeting

We invite everyone who considers themselves “the church” called Faith Covenant to make a point to join us on Sunday, November 2 at 12:15pm for a business meeting. You do not have to be a member to be part of the discussions and hear updates on the ministry God has called us to do together here. Minutes from our last meeting are available at the welcome desk, and the agenda will be available next week.

Meal Ministry

If you are interested in providing a meal for someone with a recent medical issue or with a new baby, please contact Bonny at bke99@usfamily.net or 651.683.1127. You will be notified when meals are needed, and can decide if it’s convenient to provide one. You may also sign up by going to caringmeals.com, clicking on the “sign up” link, and request to join Faith Covenant’s meal group.

Beautiful You Fashion Show and Brunch

Join us for the M.O.M.S. Program 4th Annual Beautiful You Fall Women’s Fashion Show and Brunch, on Saturday, November 1, from 9:30-12noon, at the Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center) in Burnsville. This wonderful morning includes a fabulous brunch, fun fashion show, and special guest speaker and author, Deanna Thompson. Advance tickets are required and are $15. Pick yours up in the lobby today or contact M.O.M.S. at 952.890.5072 or momshis@aol.com to order.

Children’s Books Needed

Food Outreach distributes donated books each month, but there are very few infant, toddler and pre-school books. We’re asking that you consider checking your bookcases and donate books that your kids/grandkids have outgrown. Labeled bags of books may be left at the reception desk near the south door. If you need the books picked up, please call Pat Heimkes at 952-432-8692.