Newsletter Week of November 13th

Newsletter Week of November 13th

Thank you, Faithbridge!

On behalf of the Ignite Youth Ministry, we would like to thank all those who supported us through the Soup and Chili Cook-Off this past Sunday. The winner of the soup category was Lisa Wheeler with the cheeseburger soup which was located at the coffee area. The winner of the chili category was the Wersching Family whose was located near the week day entrance.

Ways to Get Connected

College Student care packages

We have an opportunity to support our seven college students. Please stop by the table in the lobby area where we have placed a “Care Package” for each student and sign their cards with some encouraging comments for their upcoming finals. We are in need of some items to send to them. If you’d like to provide something, examples of what you could bring would be a roll of quarters, gift cards (Starbucks, Fast food, etc), small snack packs, peanut butter snack crackers, candy, Bath & Body items, Small Kleenex pack, hand sanitizer, gum, car wash tokens, Chapstick, protein bars, etc. These care packages will be sent no later than December 4th. Please see Carol Hudson or Abby Peper for more information.

Christmas Bell Ringing

If you would like to participate in the Salvation Army bell ringing program this holiday season, please sign up in the church lobby. Faithbridge will be covering several Fridays beginning November 24th.

Faithbridge Family Christmas Party

Have you invited a friend or two to join us on Friday, December 15th for our Christmas party yet? Remember to sign up in the church lobby for the pot-luck and sign up to purchase show tickets for the group rate. This is the perfect time to reach out and invite your friends and neighbors.

Hope House Volunteer Days

The next Hope House Volunteer Days are November 29th (Wed.), December 1st (Fri.) and 2nd (Sat.) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Christmas Team Meeting

Just a reminder that anyone involved in the Christmas services 12/10 or 12/24 should plan to attend a brief meeting following the service this Sunday, November 19th as we share the plans for the holiday season. This includes all musicians, singers, AV, sound, lights, Worship Hosts and Hospitality team members involved.

Christmas Eve Service

Please plan to join us at 6:30PM on Sunday, December 24th for our Christmas Eve Candlelight service. This will replace our usual Sunday morning service.

Pastor’s Piece

Discipline. Ordinances. These aren’t words we hear very often in our world today. But sometimes the very thing we need more of in our relationships with God are more ordinances (spiritual practices) and the discipline to follow through with them. John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, had what he called 3 “General Rules” for Methodists. These rules were do good, do no harm, and stay in love with God. This week, we’re going to be talking about what Wesley meant by “Stay in Love with God,” and we’ll see what these spiritual practices and disciplines have to do with loving God. Perhaps you’ll learn about a Christian spiritual practice that might change your life and your relationship with Jesus.

Blessed to bless,

Pastor Andy