During this difficult time, we want you to know that Faith Community holds all of you in our prayers.
"Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.” -- 3 John 2
LIVE STREAM WORSHIP
Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, we are pulling back to online worship ONLY until further notice. The safety of our church family, volunteers, and staff are of the highest priority right now. We look forward to seeing you online!
Live Stream worship will begin each Sunday at 9:30 am and will be a blended service. You can access our Sunday services each week through:
NOTE: We record our Live Stream worship, so if 9:30 isn't a convenient time, you can watch the service at a later time. Or, another option is to go to the "WATCH" hub on our app to watch the sermon portion of the service (see app section below for more details).
FAITH KIDZ UPDATE
Children's Sunday School has shifted back to an online only format, with the lesson at 11:00 am on the Faith Kidz facebook page. The video lesson will remain on the facebook page, so kids can watch it later if the 11:00 hour is not convenient. Also, all Faith Kidz lessons are available on our App in the "CHILDREN" hub and we have the most recent three weeks of video lessons available on our website's "Children" page.
BUILDING USE UPDATE
At this time, the building is closed again due to the rise in COVID-19 cases.
RECENT ENEWS AND UPDATES
STAY CONNECTED WITH THE APP
With our new Faith Community App you can check in your attendance during the live stream worship, take notes on the sermon, and easily give online through credit or debit card or directly through your bank account.
If you are busy on Sunday mornings, we will have audio and video versions of the message available by Monday evenings on our church app under the "LISTEN" or "WATCH" buttons. If you still haven't downloaded the app yet, we have detailed instructions available on our app web page.
PRAYERS & PRAISES
We have added a new Prayers & Praises section in the Sunday Worship hub on our app. You can submit your requests, and then we will share them with everyone. Let's join together to celebrate praises and pray for our church family members and friends who request prayer!
STEPPING FORWARD UPDATES
All Stepping Forward classes and groups will be suspended until the COVID-19 situation stabilizes, but we will continue to offer our community dinner as a TO-GO option.
FOOD PANTRY UPDATES
The Faith Pantry numbers were up due to the pandemic with our highest number of families coming in a five-year history. We have added an information card where families can share their prayer requests and address so that we can mail them a card and pray for them during this time of uncertainty.
NOTE: NEW Pantry Hours: Tuesdays 12:30-2:00 pm and 5:30-7:00 pm and Saturdays 9-11:00 am
MOST NEEDED ITEMS
We have a large bin located at Faith's main front door for anyone who would like to drop off donations. Thank you for your generosity! Most needed items right now include:
- dish soap
- body wash
- toilet paper
- black beans
- spaghetti noodles
Care Callers offer support for those who are more susceptible to feeling overwhelmed and isolated. If you know of someone who’s name needs to be added to the list of those receiving calls, please contact .
POLICY & PROCEDURES FOR COVID-19 EXPOSURE
Faith Community UMC, in accordance with the CDC guidelines, has created a policy and procedure for COVID-19 diagnosis and exposure. These guidelines are for those who enter the building for any reason including: staff, volunteers, ministry groups, preschool, youth, and parishioners.
Diagnosis: Please alert ministry leaders, front office staff, or Pastors if you have been in the building after being in the presence of others and you have been diagnosed with COVID-19. This allows us to alert others of exposure risk. If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, we ask that you please do not come back into the building until you are no longer contagious.
Definition for exposure: An individual who has had close contact within 6 feet of distance of a Covid-19 positive person for more than 15 minutes
- Stay home and self-isolate until 14 days after last exposure and maintain social distance at least 6 feet from others
- Self-monitor for symptoms
- Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop
For more information please visit: https://www.cdc.gov