Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Faith Updates
It’s a hot one. That’s for sure. Hope you all have been staying hydrated with this weather. Do you know what John Bennett has been doing in this weather? Cutting down trees. He is taking out ash trees to get ready for paving our new parking lot. He brought a crew of the Bennett’s along with him. If you see him Sunday say a big thanks.
Speaking of thanks, there are a lot of you around this church that make this place feel a little more special. We have many volunteers in many different areas. I would like to say a big thanks to all of you who make this church a better place. I know we don’t say it enough, but we appreciate you all.
Sometimes there are words that go unsaid like our “thank you’s”. Sometimes our unspoken words are an inner dialogue that can be good or bad. This week we are going to be looking into our unspoken words and what God has to say about our thoughts. It is going to be a great Sunday. Hope to see you there!
See you Sunday,
Responsible Church Makeover
Phase I of the Responsible Church Makeover is scheduled to begin the week of September 15. The financial need for this phase is $300,000. We have currently received contributions of $36,678. We have far to go and invite and request your participation in this needed property improvement which will benefit all of us who call Faith Covenant Church home. Will you consider how your family may be able to give at one of these levels of support?
-100 families with a gift of $1,000
-50 families with a gift of $2,000
-20 families with a gift of $5,000
It remains our goal to complete this project and the other major facility repairs without borrowing money. Thank you for your sacrificial and generous giving. Click HERE to give.
SHINE VBS COUNTDOWN: 1week away!
VBS week is August 4-8. Check out these three things: 1-Fill out that flyer you brought home and register your child to attend SHINE. You may also register on-line. 2-We need volunteers and there are plenty of opportunities for any skill set before, during, or after VBS! Stop at the SHINE display in the lobby to fill out a volunteer form. All volunteers who did not attend our previous training must attend the session on July 31 @ 6:30pm – mark your calendars. 3-Check out the donation board at the SHINE display in the lobby. Your donations allow us to keep the price for VBS low and affordable for all
Agua Viva Water Project
Get in the trenches! Agua Viva is planning a Honduras Water Project October 31- November 8. If you’re interested in traveling to Honduras, helping build a water system, and sharing the hope that Jesus Christ, the Living Water, offers, contact Frank Carlson at 612.685.0891 or email@example.com. Preparation meetings for volunteers will start Sunday, August 10.
Summer Play Date
Stay connected and make new friends this summer with your children or grandchildren at our Summer Play Dates. We will meet up at different parks to play and picnic. On Thursday, July 31 we are meeting at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley (admission fee). Bring your own picnic lunch and meet at the lower level entrance. Please contact Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Natalie at email@example.com with questions.
Feed My Starving Children
Anyone over age 5 is invited to join the Faithful Friends meal packing group at FMSC on two dates this summer: July 28 at noon and August 25 at 9:30am. For more information or to sign up, contact Jayne at 952.447.7088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith Youth Wednesday Programs
On Wednesday, August 6, programs will resume that offer students the chance to grow through a mix of solid, Bible-based teaching, consistent small group relationships, relevant worship music, and a whole bunch of fun! Revolution (grades 5-8) meets from 6:30-8pm; and Fusion (grades 9-12) meets from 7:30-9pm. For more information contact Ryan at email@example.com, Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our ministry pages at faithcovenant.org/ministries/children-youth-family/