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
A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR TIM ON REOPENING
Join Pastor Tim as he shares a video message to examine that question and outlines Faith Community's three "Guiding Principles" for reopening. In addition, Pastor Tim will highlight ongoing ministries at Faith and urges everyone to soak in the Psalms, pray boldly for one another, and stay encouraged.
RECENT ENEWS AND UPDATES
- Enews - May 28 - Virtual Vacation Bible School
- Enews - May 21 - Looking Ahead …
- Enews - May 14 - Drive-Thru Prayer & Youth Sunday
BUILDING REMAINS CLOSED
The building will be continue to be closed with the exception of the Food Pantry. All groups and ministries are taking a pause until further notice.
COMMUNION ON SUNDAY, JUNE 7
We will be taking communion together as a church family during our Live Stream worship on Sunday, June 7. Plan to swing by the church to pick up your communion elements in advance at the front door. Pickup times are:
• Tuesday, June 2: 9-10 am or 2-3 pm
• Thursday, June 4: 9-10 am or 2-3 pm
REGULAR FACEBOOK LIVE POSTS
Our ministry staff will be sharing regular Facebook Live posts every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am. If you don't catch the live message, you can watch it later on our facebook page. Here are the next two posts scheduled:
- Tuesday, June 2 - Misty Oldfield
- Thursday, June 4 - Jeff Ackenback
NEW - PRAYERS & PRAISES
We have added a new Prayers & Praises section on the Virtual Church section of 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!
We are blessed with various methods of technology to bring worship to you. Each Sunday we will worship together with a live stream service at 9:30 am that includes music, message, and prayer. You can access the full Sunday service through one of the links below.
NOTE: We record our Live Stream worship, so if 9:30 isn't a convenient time, you can watch the full 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).
FAITHKIDZ SUNDAY SCHOOL
Our families are digging into God’s Word together through our FaithKidz Facebook page each week on Sunday morning at 11:00 am.
STAY CONNECTED WITH THE APP
With our new Faith Community App and our new "Virtual Church" hub, 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.
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 drive-through to-go service. Faith volunteers will deliver the to-go dinner items to the families in their cars as they drive through the covered main entrance area.
FOOD PANTRY UPDATES
The Faith Pantry remains open three times per week. We are a great asset to the community. Our numbers were up for the month of March and they were our highest number of families in a five-year history. We served 251 families in March. Families can shop in our pantry as needed during this crisis per the waivers from the federal government. 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. Pantry Hours: Open Tuesdays 1-2:30 pm and 6:30-8:00 pm and Saturdays 10-11:30 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:
- Black beans
- Canned corn, peaches or pears
NEW SAFETY MEASURES
We have made many changes to ensure the safety of our food pantry volunteers and families:
- When families arrive, they park in a numbered parking spot.
- Families receive a selection sheet of that day’s fruit, vegetables and fresh items.
- Family are given a pre-filled box with items for 5 lunches, 8 dinner options, and breakfast.
- Volunteers in the pantry fill their requests, take the pre-filled box and their box of selections, and place them in their trunk.
- Each volunteer wears gloves and a mask. And, in order to maintain the 6 feet of social distancing, one volunteer stays in each aisle of the pantry and passes the family’s selection sheet.
Ann Copeland has launched a new ministry to 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 .
SIGN UP for a SMALL GROUP
Would you like an opportunity to experience some “social connecting”? Why not sign up for a short-term online, interactive small group? We have 10 trained leaders ready to help! Please email Duane for questions and to get connected :)