Posted on Aug 17, 2017 in Faith Updates
I love it when this happens!
Part 1: I’ve come to love a song by an artist new to me (Ali Rogers). The song is titled “The Day of Small Things,” and it’s wormed its way into my heart. Words that tell of being afraid of beginning “ ‘cuz I don’t know how to end,” of believing God “that the mountain before us would become a plain in our eyes,” and of feeling overwhelmed that “the plans that we make seem so big.” The good news in this song is that God has promised that we’re never alone, that He will stay by our side, and that every single thing (great or small) has a starting point.
Part 2: I’m reading through the Minor Prophets again, and I was overjoyed to come across Zechariah 4:10 last week:
“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…”
There it is! Scripture brought to life through the sweet words of a young songwriter.
Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by the journey ahead, known or unknown? How do I repair a damaged relationship? How will I ever pay off my debt? How do I eat healthier or exercise more? How will my life move on after such a tragic loss? How do I even begin? How encouraging to be reminded that every single journey begins with one small step.
This fall we’ll be talking about the journey that lies ahead: a physical refresh of our building and a heart refresh as we consider our own lives in Kingdom terms. I’m looking forward to watching individuals and our community grow closer toward God and His Kingdom, one small step at a time!
Looking forward to seeing many of you at CAMP this weekend!
Here’s What’s Happening at Faith
Beautiful You Event Tickets
The M.O.M.S. Program “Beautiful YOU” Fall Fashion Show and Brunch is coming November 11. Save the Date!! We will be selling tickets after church this Sunday, August 20. Tickets, which are normally $20, are ONLY $15 for all women of Faith Covenant Church. For more info please call the M.O.M.S. Office at 952-890-5072 or email Jenny or Kathryn.
Summer Play Dates
Want a low key time to just enjoy friends or make new ones? Join up with fellow Faith Covenant families at our last summer playdate. On Wednesday, August 23 at 10am, we will meet at the Fire Station at 12155 Parkwood Drive in Burnsville, and will visit the emergency responders and tour the fire station. Afterwards we will go to the Dairy Queen. Grownups need to stay with their children.
It’s time to re-boot Guest Services/Hospitality at Faith Covenant! You are a crucial ministry to this family of Christ. If you serve on the AM Guest Service Team or the Cafe Team please join us Wednesday, August 23, 7pm to talk about the importance of welcoming all those who come through our doors on Sunday morning and the importance of YOU! This will be a space to ask questions, visit as a team and be encouraged!! Contact Anna for more information.
Students! Come enjoy a fun day with Nick at Valley Fair as we wrap up summer, and get ready to be together again this fall. All 6th-12th grade students are invited on Wednesday, August 23 for a day of fun, rides, and excitement. Tickets are around $35. Sign up in the lobby to let Nick know if you plan to come. We will meet at the park at 10AM, and plan to leave at 8PM. Let Nick know if you need a ride!
Fall Kick-off Night of Worship
Join us for a night of worship and prayer as we kick off our fall ministry season on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30pm. All are welcome! The worship team will lead us in songs from all generations and styles, and help us celebrate the start of our new ministry year. All are welcome to join as we lift our voices in celebration and worship to our God. After the service we will fellowship and enjoy an ice cream treat.
Covenant Pines MEA Retreat
116 Student Ministries group will attend Covenant Pines for their fall MEA retreat, scheduled October 18-20 for junior high students and October 20-22 for senior high students. Covenant Pines offers an early bird discount price of $119 for junior high and $125 for senior high if students are registered and paid for by August 31. Price goes up another $15 after August 31. Sign up today by clicking HERE!
Online Giving = Good Planning
Want to help your church manage its resources well? Setting up monthly automatic giving allows you and Faith to plan more strategically the use of our resources. Doing so is easy. Click here!