Faith Covenant Church

Sun Dogs

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 in Faith Updates

I love Sun Dogs!  You know those light halos in Winter that happen when light interacts with ice crystals in the atmosphere?  Maybe God gives us these spectacular scenes to help ease the pain of a long cold winter?  I think I’ve seen some Sun Dogs in church lately.

In the last couple of sermons and in the last couple of congregational meetings I’ve seen something I’ve never noticed before… there have been a few people beaming with smiles and radiating God’s love as I’ve looked out at the family of FCC.

I almost wonder if God has sent us some Sun Dogs inside to encourage us, strengthen us, and remind us that despite all our circumstances, he is brilliiant, faithful, glorious, good, and his love never fails.

“Your sun shall no more go down, nor your moon withdraw itself; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended.” Isaiah 60:20

 

May God send you a personal Sun Dog, an unquenchable encourager, someone who radiates with God’s truth and grace!

 

See you Sunday,

– John Foley

 

P.S.  Thanks to all the brilliant Sun Dogs from FCC who came to the South Metro Mobile pack for FMSC, and helped pack over 2.5 million meals for starving children worldwide.  You guys are awesome!

Here’s what’s Coming Up

Faith Connect Lunch

If you are new to Faith Covenant or have questions about how to connect, join us on Sunday, March 8, at 12:15pm for this lunch. You will meet the staff of Faith, find out about the Covenant Church, and explore classes, small groups, and volunteer opportunities.. RSVP to cgoff@faithcovenant.org if you know ahead of time that you plan to attend.

Council Nominating Committee

A Nominating Committee has been created to fill upcoming vacancies on Faith’s council, including President, Vice President, and 3 “member at large” positions. The committee will solicit candidates to present to the congregation for a vote at the Annual Meeting in June. If you would like to be considered for one of these open council positions or would like to nominate someone, send an e-mail to nominate@faithcovenant.org.

Coffee Shop Volunteers

Coffee, for some people, is an essential part of defining morning; for others it is a reason to gather and talk about life. The Coffee Shop at Faith strives to be a space for gathering and for connecting about life and church. Right now, we have openings for volunteers and are looking for people who love God, love coffee (optional) and love people. If you have an interest in serving in this ministry, please contact Carrie at cgoff@faithcovenant.org.

Small Group Launch

On Sunday, March 15 we will have another launch of small groups at Faith. This will include several new groups and information about existing small groups that can be joined. We do this semi-annually because we want everyone to have the opportunity to be involved, connected, and growing in their lives outside of the weekly worship we do here on Sundays. A booklet with group listings will be available on Sunday, March 8. For more information, contact smallgroups@faithcovenant.org.
Student Ministry Fundraisers
CHIC, a once-every-three-years national Covenant conference for high school students, is coming this summer! CHIC is an incredible chance for students to be transformed in their faith! Students need to raise about $1000 a piece to participate, so we need your help. Starting this week, you’ll see our first of three fundraising initiatives called “The Wall-O-Money.” Just go to the wall, decide how much you can give, and follow the directions from there. There are 200 ways to help, so there is something for everyone and every budget. We hope you can partner with our students and their families to make this affordable for all who want to go to this life-changing week.