Weekly Update! 11/16
JOIN US THIS SUNDAY AT 10:15AM - We look forward to continuing in our current teaching series, "Sojourners" as we journey through 1 Peter together and learn more about what being a follower of Christ looks like in this sojourn on Earth.
2024 BUDGET APPROVAL PROCESS – We will have an informal informational meeting on November 26th from 9:30-10AM in the Community Center preceding our Congregational meeting on December 3rd, in which we will vote on the proposed budget for 2024. All are welcome, and official members are especially encouraged to attend both meetings.
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE - Thanks to your generosity, church family, we were able to donate 146 lbs. of food to the Dallas food bank for families in need this Thanksgiving. Thank you!
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Shoebox Collection week is this Sunday, November 12th through next Sunday, November 19th! Some fill a box each year, but if you would like to learn how to fill a box, please find the instructions here. Or contact Debbie Davies at 503-932-2294. Bring your boxes to church or any drop off spot by the 19th.
- Ministry Team Opportunity - We are planning to do a "packing party" again next year and I am looking for a team member willing to commit 3 hours per month this next year as we prepare for the 2024 collection. **If you have a passion for Operation Christmas Child and our Shoebox collections, please let Debbie Davies know to learn more.
YEAR-END GENEROSITY - As 2023 comes to a close, we want to provide an opportunity for you if you would like to donate to Faith Church above and beyond your usual, generous offerings. Here are a few special giving options for your year-end tax-deductible gifts:
- Church Family - help complete refresh projects for children's and youth ministry spaces
- Local Outreach & Generosity - support outreach efforts and enable generous response to needs in our community
- Global Missions - let's encourage each of our missionary families with a financial Christmas gift.
Ways to Give: Through our Church Center App, In person boxes on Sunday morning, or text any amount to 84321. Be sure to select the fund, “Special Year End,” online, or write it in the memo line of your check.
CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP: As you start making your Christmas plans, please join us for a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 4pm. We will ONLY gather in the evening for this special service. Children of all ages are welcome for this one hour celebration. We look forward to celebrating with you!
WEDNESDAY MORNING PLAYGROUP - Our Wednesday morning playgroup is up and running! Each Wednesday from 9-11AM we open our church to families with small children to have a dry, cozy play area while adults enjoy a coffee, hot chocolate, or tea. If you would consider helping to serve in this ministry - please reach out to Debbie Davies, 503 932 2294 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on available opportunities.
WORSHIP THROUGH GENEROSITY - God provides for the ministry of Faith Church through your cheerful, willing, and generous giving. Thank you! You can submit your offerings 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.