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
FAITH ON THE LAWN
Join us every Thursday night in August on our front lawn for live worship, sharing the Word, and prayer. Bring your own chair/blanket. Masks and social distancing required.
We will have a month-long trial of these Thursdays in August, and will then decide how to proceed for September. Our Sunday morning live stream experience will continue each week. Text “LAWN” to 513-657-1890 for more details.
RESUMING PUBLIC WORSHIP
Begins August 16
Our doors will be open to gather for a hybrid style of worship as we begin to be together again in person. Worship will not be the same for quite some time with no singing, responsive reading, choir, and other elements we are used Please help us plan by clicking the button below and letting us know if you plan to attend worship on August 16.
In order to maintain the consistency of our current live stream format, and the desire to bring folks together for fellowship and community, we are trying something different: The CLC will be open at 9:30 and 11:00 am for us to gather to watch the live stream together on the screens. It will be live at 9:30 and rebroadcast at 11:00. Pastors Tim and Julie will be on hand at both services to greet worshippers in the CLC and offer in-person prayer and benediction following the broadcast on the screens.
In the CLC, there will be plenty of room to social distance and sit wherever you want. People should bring their own blankets and chairs for seating, and families are encouraged to sit together. We will not have separate Nursery or Sunday School classes at this time. Instead, families are encouraged to bring their children with them into the CLC to enjoy worship together. For more detailed information, please CLICK HERE.
RECENT ENEWS AND UPDATES
- Enews - August 13 - Grief Support Group starts soon
- Enews - August 6 - Reopening Note from Pastor Tim
- Enews - July 30 - Building reopening & Worship updates
BUILDING REMAINS CLOSED
The building will be continue to be closed with the exception of the Food Pantry. We will be reopening the building starting August 16. Please call the front office if you would like to reserve a room.
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).
FAITH KIDZ SUNDAY SCHOOL
Faith's Children's Ministry is excited about the opportunity to gather in the CLC for worship soon! Since protecting our children and teachers is very important to us, we will not have separate Nursery or Sunday School classes at this time. Instead, families are encouraged to bring their children with them into the CLC to enjoy worship together. In order to help make this more fun for the kids, we will have special worship bags available, beginning August 16. Each bag will have crayons, coloring/activity pages, and a different superhero treat every week.
Our families are continuing to dig into God’s Word together online through our Faith Kidz 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.
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!
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 numbers were up due to the pandemic with our highest number of families coming in a five-year history. 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:
- Boxed potatoes
- Canned pears
- Canned chicken
- Hamburger Helper
- Dish soap
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.
Meeting the Potential Needs of Local Students this School Year
As we are all living in this time of uncertainty, the new school year is set to begin, and Faith Community wants to be ready to meet the needs of our local students. Whether students attend school remotely or in classroom, many families will struggle with providing needed school supplies, and we do not want any child to have additional difficulties because they could not get the proper supplies. We are working with school staff to determine needs and how Faith Community can assist. If you would like to be notified as needs arise, please complete our online sign-up form. Thank you!
Ann Copeland has launched this ministry 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 .
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 :)