Weekly Update 1/18
JOIN US THIS SUNDAY at 10:15 - Our teaching series, "Son of the Most High" continues this Sunday. As we study Luke 2 together, we'll discover the profound significance of the birth of Jesus, the Promised Rescuer who offers hope, salvation, and life to all!
ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING ON JANUARY 28TH - After the morning worship gathering on January 28th, official members are encouraged to attend this meeting that will include elder elections and voting in regard to proposed bylaw changes (see the email we sent you on January 17th). If you have questions about proposed bylaw changes, feel free to contact the elders - firstname.lastname@example.org - Elders will also be available on January 21st from 9:30 to 10:00am in the chapel.
UPCOMING CHANGES TO THE ELDER TEAM - During our upcoming Annual Meeting, official members of Faith Church will vote to elect Elders to our leadership team. In preparation for that, we want to update you about the potential changes to the team. Marty Friesen and Grant Boustead are concluding their season on the Elder team, having served the maximum of two consecutive 3-year terms. Please join us in thanking them for their ministry among us! The Elder Team is thrilled to announce and highly recommend that the following three men be elected to serve as Elders - - Trevor Russell (reelection to 2nd term), Mikeal Davis (after one year away from the team), and Scott Russell (1st term).
MISSIONARY THANK YOU NOTES - Our missionaries were greatly blessed through your generosity. Please read their individual notes below:
- Gail Posenjak -Thank you so much for the monthly support, faithful prayers, and additional support that you have given to me and the ministry in Papua New Guinea. Your Christmas gift was very generous and thoughtful. I appreciate the time you spend thinking and praying for the church planting teams as well as the support ministries that are needed to see the people of PNG come to faith in our Lord and Savior. Your partnership in ministry means so much to me.
- Dave and Mel Proctor -Thanks so much for the year end gift. We are so thankful for all of you at Faith Church that have faithfully prayed and given to make our work possible. We serve on the other end of the ocean but we serve the same Lord and I'm sure one day in heaven there will be many from across the world who will express their thanks directly to you.
- Ben and Jeanne -Blessed New Year to you all! We express our gratitude to your missions committee and church body for this very generous gift from Faith, our faithful supporters for all these decades!
- Darren and Gina- Gina and I are so encouraged with the generous support of Faith Free. This year-end gift is particularly encouraging to us as it comes in the Lord’s timing. Thank you! We are both praising God for His provision through Faith Church. Gina and I are also encouraged with the healthy growth of our first responder work in the Greater Portland and Seattle areas (among several other places around the country.)
NEW FRIENDS LUNCH - Following our worship gathering on February 11th, we will be having a New Friends Lunch for those who are newer to Faith church within the last 6-12 months! We want to get to know you, and for you to get to know us! To register, (so we can have enough food for you and childcare if needed) please click on this link! You can also sign up on the church center app through the signups tab. Please RSVP by February 7th.
TEACHER APPRECIATION PRIZES - An Appreciation Lunch for all Dallas area school teachers and staff (hosted by the Dallas Ministerial Association) will include giveaway prizes. If you would like to help bless teachers/staff in this way, please drop off gift cards (between $10-50) in the church office by February 4th. Thanks!
WORSHIP THROUGH GENEROSITY - God provides for the ministry of Faith Church through your cheerful, willing, and generous giving. Thank you! You can submit your offering in any of three different ways! Through our Church Center App, in the giving boxes on the back wall, or by texting any amount to 84321. All donations are tax deductible.