We invite you to join us on the greatest journey of your life- the journey of knowing, loving, and serving God. It is on this journey that we make the most of our meaningful connections in our lives as we strive to become a community of deeply devoted Christians.
Welcome to Faith United Methodist Church! At Faith Church, we believe that the church exists to help make connections to God and each other through the love of Jesus Christ. Join us on Sundays for Sunday School at 9:00 am and Worship at 10:30 am...
Are you new or relatively new to Faith—or would you just like a way to jump-start getting more connected? Our Quick Launch class is a 4-week experience designed to:
Introduce Faith’s perspectives on faith development and discipleship
Identify pathways for ongoing spiritual formation
Model the DNA of small group life
Provide an opportunity to meet some of our staff and leaders
The next Quick Launch class starts Sunday, July 26, 2015. We meet in room 143 at 9:00 a.m. (that's our Sunday School hour, so kids will be engaged as well). To register or for more information, email Jennifer.
We have a great team of committed people who run the Alpha Course here at Faith. We all think Alpha is fabulous! We are absolutely on fire about Alpha—and we are looking to grow our team.
In a nutshell, we want individuals who are warm and approachable, comfortable in their own skin and capable of carrying on a conversation (and reliable). That’s it! No particular experience required. Alpha is great way to be in ministry just by being yourself! Sound good to you? Join us for a light breakfast on Saturday morning, August 1, 2015, at 9:00 at the church. No pressure—just an opportunity to meet some team members and get the scoop on Alpha.
This has been another great week at Faith. We have 24 elementary campers and 3 adult counselors at Bridgeport Camp this week. We also continued our Summer Lunch Ministry at Hickory Creek MHC where we provide a free, nutritious lunch for children in our area during the summer.
This weekend I’ll begin a new sermon series on the Book of Colossians. This Sunday we will look at Colossians 1. In this letter, the apostle Paul is writing to a small church in Colossae that is experiencing growing pains. I encourage you to take a few minutes to read this opening chapter, and then join us in worship on Sunday as we go a little deeper into Paul’s letter written from a prison in Rome.
Even though the summer heat is now upon us, before long it will be back-to-school time. We have a great opportunity for you to help 100 children in our community start the new school year off right. For only $10.00, you can make sure no child goes back to school without a backpack! Please consider making a monetary donation to help cover the cost of a backpack (or two!) that the church has purchased at wholesale cost.
Before you get back to your day, would you please take a moment and join me in praying for the children in our community and for their families? Pray for those children who you know and call by name, and also pray for those who you don’t know.
I hope to see you in worship this Sunday as we explore Paul’s letter from jail, and as we continue to live out God’s mission for us in our community and our world.
I am so proud to be a pastor of a church that continues to do ministry with youth and children so that their lives might be transformed by the love of Jesus. Some of the ways we do that during the summer include mission trips and church camp.
As a teenaged participant on many mission trips, and as a youth ministry leader of more than 14 mission trips, my life and my understanding of God and God’s Kingdom was transformed by these mission opportunities. I can’t wait for you to hear from our youth and see for yourself the impact these experiences have had on them and on the communities in which they served.
Next week we will send 24 elementary children and 3 adults to Bridgeport Camp. This is so cool—our largest group ever! Camp also holds a very special place in my heart. I still have friends I made at camp as a child, and my encounters with God during those times were powerful. It was at camp that I first felt God calling me into a life of ministry. I was able to feel God’s spirit moving me towards saying yes to full-time ministry through the adults who encouraged me and pointed out how they saw God already at work in my life. Camp is full of powerful “God moments.” It is also lots of fun! I will never forget my experience being a camp counselor for 3rd grade boys—I don’t think I have ever laughed so much as I did that week.
I encourage each of you to take this Sunday’s Worship Guide home with you and pray for all of the Faith campers and adults listed. Pray that all might have a fun and safe week. May each child and adult encounter the love of God in mighty ways, and through the whole experience, may they be drawn into a deeper relationship with Jesus.
Thank you for being a church that invests in our kids. When you get a chance, say thank you to Jeni and Chad. Let them know how much you appreciate their leadership with our children and youth.
When we look at the problems and struggles of our world, we can quickly get discouraged, and wonder how can I make a difference with world hunger, clean water, war, etc.? We feel so small in the face of such enormous problems. And it isn’t just global and national issues - problems in our communities and our own homes can be overwhelming as well. So we wonder:
How can I do something that will make a real difference? I am just one person.
Therein lies the problem; my thinking is flawed. I forget that I am not alone. I have friends. In the book of Ecclesiastes, I am reminded of this truth: We are better together than alone.
“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their hard work. If either should fall, one can pick up the other. But how miserable are those who fall and don’t have a companion to help them up! Also, if two lie down together, they can stay warm. But how can anyone stay warm alone? Also, one can be overpowered, but two together can put up resistance. A three-ply cord doesn’t easily snap. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 CEB)
When we work together, when we all pitch in, we can do so much more - we can accomplish more. Even superheroes can’t do it alone. We see this truth in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy. If you haven’t seen the movie, check it out, and plan to be at Faith this Sunday for worship at 10:30 as our "At The Movies" series continues.
If you missed last week, take a minute and watch this very important video:
Working together in the coming year, with other United Methodists, we can help change our communities one child at a time. If you are interested and want more information about how we are going ALL IN for children, email Serena.