Weekly Update! 11/17
THIS SUNDAY AT 10:15AM - We are very excited to continue our current teaching series, titled "Kingdom Life." We are studying Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount" which can be found in the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 5-7. This Sunday, we will be in Matthew 5:43-48
IMPORTANT BUDGET-RELATED INFO - The elders recently gave an important update regarding our church family finances and the upcoming budget approval process. You can watch the video of that update HERE. A letter including the proposed 2023 budget was emailed to official members this past week and is also available in the literature rack in the lobby. This Sunday, November 20th, there will be a budget information meeting after the worship gathering (please read details below). Then, on December 4th, there will be a congregational meeting after the morning worship gathering in which official members will vote in regard to the proposed budget.
BUDGET INFO MEETING THIS SUNDAY - Follow-up informational meeting this Sunday after the worship gathering this Sunday. All are welcome, but we especially encourage official members to attend as we pray, discuss, and plan for next year’s budget. We will again review our current finances, have a time of Q&A, as well as discussion of the key items to be considered. Leadership is seeking your input as we work together to settle on a plan for spending in 2023. We expect this meeting to last no more than one hour, and copies of the initial draft for the 2023 budget will be available.
HOLIDAY WORSHIP GATHERINGS - We invite you to join us and we look forward to celebrating together!
- CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE CELEBRATION - Saturday, December 24th, 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Kids of all ages are welcome to join for the whole gathering!
- CHRISTMAS MORNING WORSHIP - Sunday, December 25th, 11:00 - 11:45am. All ages together for a brief time of Scripture reflection, singing and enjoying church family.
- NEW YEARS DAY WORSHIP - Sunday, January 1st, 10:15am. Worship through music, Scriptural encouragement, and sharing together in the Lord's Supper.
CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY EVENT - After a wonderful evening in the community during the downtown Trick and Treat event, our church family has been personally invited back for an event next month! Christmas Town Tree Lighting will take place on Saturday, December 3rd. A light parade beginning at 5:00 followed by festivities downtown will give us the opportunity to share treats once again. Our church family will host a booth serving hot chocolate, hot cider, and cookies. We will need supplies for our drinks and also many, many cookies! Please sign up here if you are able to help make this happen! We look forward to sharing joy and being a bright light in our community ... in a very sweet way!
VERY MERRY BUNCO LADIES' CHRISTMAS PARTY - Join us December 1st from 5-8:30PM! Bring an appetizer or dessert to share, and wear something FESTIVE! We'll be playing an easy to learn game, enjoying good food, and great conversation! Sign up at Church on Sunday or text 503 932 2294 OR 503 999 1018.
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.
Expenses: $496,659.61 (Includes $60,110.00 in roofing expenses taken from savings)