Faith Covenant Church

The Dark & The Light

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 in Faith Updates

Hello Faith-ers

There have been a lot of things happening in our community over the past few months. Some of the things we have seen is about loss and we grieve some of the loss we have had through the dissolution of the co-lead and the departure of Pastor Mike. Yes, there have been some dark times over the past few months.

But we are meant to praise God in every moment of our life because worship is more than just about Sunday. And you know what? Even the darkness that we have faced over the past months has been shattered by the light and the joy of the people we have heard at Faith.

Some examples of the light breaking through is…

  • Our pastoral search team is commissioned and beginning the process of finding a lead pastor
  • We are seeing more families getting connected and learning about sharing their faith with their children through our Sticky Faith class
  • We have raised over $400,000 for our capital campaign in just over a year for a new roof and parking lot (that’s not to say it’s all paid for, but a large chunk of it is!)
  • We are seeing more people pull together and ask, “where can I help” in this time of transition

So even in the dark times, we see God’s light shining through! Thank you for your generosity and pulling together as a family.

Speaking of dark times though, just to let you know, our steeple windows have been temporarily removed in order to make way for new ones. It might be a little darker Sunday mornings for the next 6 weeks, but that is why we need you to let God’s light shine through you! You can brighten up the place a bit!

As always, hope to see you Sunday,

-Jon Oney

Worship & Welcome Director

 

HERE’S WHAT’S COMING UP

Get Shot 4 CHIC

On Mother’s Day, the CHIC team will offer casual family photos from 9am-12:45pm. Take a picture with mom, for mom, or in honor of mom (you could even bring a photograph of your mom!). We will have two professional photographers in the lobby and will have props and backdrops ready. The photos will be available for you to purchase if you so desire at a later date. What are we asking in return? Instead of the usual professional photography “sitting fee”, we ask that you donate to our CHIC students. Thank you, and see you and your mom on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10!

Small Groups Celebration Lunch

Last year we gathered to celebrate our small group ministries by hearing testimonies from other small groups and by receiving encouragement from our small group leadership team. On May 9, it’s time to come together again and hear what God is doing! We invite you to be part of this wonderful lunch. Please rsvp to smallgroups@faithcovenant.org by May 6.

Faith Connect Lunch

If you are new to Faith Covenant or simply have questions about how to connect, you are invited to our next Faith Connect lunch this Sunday, May 3 at 12:15pm. You will meet the staff of Faith, find out about the Covenant church, explore classes, small groups, and volunteer opportunities.

Lost & Found Clean Out

Please check the lobby’s south coat closet to claim items. There are several nice jackets and other clothing/accessories. Unclaimed Items will be donated to charity after May 3.

Faith Food Outreach

Sign up in the lobby today to serve at the May 11 food distribution! There are many ways to volunteer, and an hour or two of your time can make a real impact in the lives of the 300 families we serve each time from our community. We also need donations of children’s books and stuffed animals; please drop off at the Welcome Desk. Questions? Contact Beth dejbennett@comcast.net

Leader Appreciation Potluck

If you have served in any capacity in children’s ministry or youth ministry this year, we would like to invite you to our Leader Appreciation Potluck. We hope you won’t mind bringing a dish to pass (store-bought please for kitchen standards). For all of you who invest in our precious future, we are thankful and want to show our appreciation at this special time. If you need to bring family along to join us, we’d be happy to have them. We will meet on Sunday, May 3 after church until about 2:00pm in the youth center. If you did not get an email invitation to this event and you should have, please contact Ryan at rnyquist@faithcovenant.org and he can get you on the list! We hope you can make it!