Weekly Update! 6/16
THIS SUNDAY AT 10:15 AM –We invite you to join us as we continue our new series in God’s Word, “The Book of James”. This letter was written by James, the brother of Jesus, to encourage and challenge the believer toward a transforming faith. This Sunday, we will be in James 1:19-27 as we explore “True Religion”.
FATHER'S DAY - This Sunday is Father's Day! Anyone who is a Dad, has a Dad, or had a Dad, we have a special treat for you this Sunday directly following the worship gathering. Dad's, uncles, honorary dads, grandpas, you are amazing and we appreciate every one of you!
BABY BOTTLE BOOMERANG - This is the last week to bring back your baby bottles! We are excited to be supporting Hope Pregnancy Clinic again this year! Hope Pregnancy Clinic exists to empower women who are unprepared for pregnancy to make healthy, life affirming decisions and to introduce them to Jesus Christ. Make sure to bring back your baby bottle filled with loose change, cash, or a check this Sunday, June 19th!
SUMMER AT FAITH
- CORNHOLE & COOKOUT – Everyone mark your calendars for Saturday July 9th from 9:00am-3:00pm for our Summer at Faith Cornhole and Cookout event. We will be hosting our first annual cornhole tournament starting at 9:00am and a BBQ for the whole family at noon. Childcare is available, toddler-5th grade. Team registration and more details coming soon!
- PICNIC AND BAPTISM – SAVE THE DATE! Our annual picnic and baptism in the park is August 21st! If you would like to be baptized and feel the Spirit’s prompting, we would love to have a conversation with you, email us at email@example.com.
- PASTOR DEREK IS ON SABBATICAL - In case you missed Derek's pre-sabbatical comments on Sunday, May 15th, check out this LINK to hear what he had to say.
GIVING- You can give to Faith Church three different ways! Through our Church Center App, In person on Sunday mornings, or text any amount to 84321.
ELDER UPDATE -For those of you who were not able to attend our congregational meeting on May 29th, here is a brief summary:
Minutes from the previous congregational meeting were approved. You can contact the church office if you would like a copy.
By-law change. As we’ve discussed in the past, we know there are a number of things within our by-laws that need to be updated. However, the elders would like to start with a straight-forward change: adjusting when we hold our Annual Meeting. Currently our by-laws call for this to happen at the start of the year. However, we complete two important “church business” items (voting on budget and election of elders) at the end of the year. Therefore, we recommend that the time of the Annual Meeting be updated to reflect when we accomplish these tasks. We will bring to the congregation a draft of this proposed change soon.
Update on the rental. The elders communicated that from a financial standpoint, we believe we should sell the rental. However, after meeting with our tenant to communicate what we were considering, we began to see a potential ministry need and thought it would be wise to invite the congregation into this decision as we discern God’s will. There was discussion about whether or not to keep the rental, as well as how it could be used for ministry. Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, we want to consider how we can care for the family living there, and come alongside to meet needs. We ask for feedback by contacting the elders – you can do this by phone, or in person, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (UPDATES: 1. As of yet, we have not heard from very many, so again we ask for your input, 2. The tenant recently communicated she has found another place and could move as early as next month).