Newsletter Week of February 11th

Pastor’s Piece
This week we’ll be continuing our sermon series, “The 5th Gospel,” as we journey together to the Galilee region of Israel.  The Galilee region was where Jesus grew up.  This is where he lived and worked.  This is where his friends and disciples were from.  The Galilee was the land that Jesus knew intimately.  It was also the region where He did the majority of His ministry.  Join us at church on Sunday as we explore the Galilee region and the important moments in Jesus’ life and ministry that happened in this very special place. I wanted to share some exciting news with you!  First, our Faithbridge Church Board went on a retreat about a week ago and came back re-energized and excited about the ministry that God has called us to here at the Lake.  They believe that God is calling us to reach a whole lot more people for Christ in the next couple of years- and I agree with them.  In order to help us carry out the mission we believe God is calling us to, we are going to be hiring for 3 new part-time staff positions.  These will include a Family Ministries Coordinator, a Graphic Design and Publicity Coordinator, and Director of Worship Arts.  For more information and a description of these positions, please go to:  http://www.faithbridgelakechurch.com/job-openings/   If you know someone who we need to be considering, please pass this link along to them ASAP!   
Another bit of exciting news- our District Superintendent (aka, my boss) has asked our church to partner in ministry with the United Methodist Church in Iberia, MO.  Essentially I will be providing some leadership to the congregation and I will be helping to train and develop their new pastor.  Her name is Tricia Quist.  Tricia will officially be a member of our church’s staff as an Associate Pastor, but she will be spending 95% of her time in Iberia, and she’s going to be on the Iberia church’s payroll. 
The benefits to our church are that we will be preaching the same sermon series, so if I get sick, we have a built in sick-day-preacher substitute.  She may also be available for some hospital visitations.   Tricia will begin her ministry at Iberia UMC on March 3rd, and you will get to meet her that morning.  To make all of this work, however, we are going to be shifting our service so that we begin at 9:30am.  So, please begin setting your alarms 15 minutes earlier on March 3rd
I am excited about what God has in store for us at Faithbridge Church.  Please be praying for your church, for God to bring us the right people for these new staff positions, and be praying for our sister congregation in Iberia as well.    
Blessings,
Pastor Andy  

Ways to Get Connected     

2019 Annual Soup & Chili Cook-Off
Plan to join us this Sunday for the 2nd Annual Soup & Chili Cook-Off. You can bring in your best dish or just eat and vote for the best! For more information please contact Marcy Myers at marcyjmyers@gmail.com.

Adult Bible Study
Beginning February 27th, the book study group will start meeting again each Wednesday evening from 7-8PM at Faithbridge.  They will be starting an eight week Lenten study entitled, “Dying to Live”. All adults are welcome. For more information contact Becky Beck.

Hope House Volunteers
The next Hope House volunteer days are February 27th (Wed.), March 1st (Fri.), 2nd (Sat.), 27th (Wed.), 29th (Fri.) and 30th (Sat.) from 9:00-2:00.

2019 Food Truck Ministry
The Food Truck Ministry is looking for a few volunteers to help with the details before and on the big day. You’ll find sign-up sheets in the church lobby.  NOTE: The date has been moved to March 9th, so be sure to mark your calendars now. For more information please contact Doug Beck or Marcy Myers.

Coming This Summer- Ignite Mobile Camp July 22-26
Hosted right here at Faithbridge Church, campers age 6-12 should get ready for action-packed Ignite Mobile Camp that brings the fun of Church Camp to our front doors. Get ready for five full days of exciting activities, adventures and learning about God!  Ignite Mobile Camp pairs high-energy fun with gospel centered worship that will leave your camper excited about living their life for Jesus Christ! Highly trained college-age staff does life-on-life ministry with every camper.  Kids will have a blast with the wide range of activities like bouncing in the inflatables, playing Gaga ball, and singing and dancing to silly songs!    
The cost is $50/camper, but now through Feb 28th it’s just $25/camper with the Early Bird Discount! 
Our goal as a church is to get 100 kids signed up, so spread the word to everyone you know- parents, kids, and grandparents! 

NEW CHURCH SERVICE TIME
Beginning Sunday, March 3rd, the morning service will begin at 9:30AM rather than 9:45. Mark your calendars now so you’re sure to be on time.