Newsletter Week of March 4th

Good News for the Week of March 4th Pastor’s Piece This week we’ll be concluding our sermon series titled “The 5th Gospel.”  We’re looking at the Holy Land through pictures, videos and stories from my recent trip there.  What many of you have told me is that becoming familiar with the places that our scriptures were birthed is giving them renewed meaning and significance in your lives. This week we’ll be diving into two passages of scripture in particular- Mark 4:35-41 and Psalm 23.  I hope that you’ll join us for our final sermon, titled “Fear and Faith.”  Don’t forget that we’re moving our service time to begin at 9:30am this week.  Also, this week we’ll have a chance to meet Tricia Quist who will be preaching at our sister church in Iberia, MO.
 
Finally, spent part of last week in Saint Louis at the 2019 General Conference for the United Methodist Church.  This was a special called session to address the official positions of the United Methodist Church as they relate to LGBTQ persons and clergy.  The delegates approved a plan that affirms church policies on homosexuality and strengthens the enforcement of those policies. The vote was 438 to 384.  If you haven’t read it yet, click HERE to read the letter that I wrote explaining the proceedings of the General Conference to our congregation last week.
Blessings,
Pastor Andy   Sunday Service Time
Remember, this Sunday we not only begin service at our new 9:30 AM time, but you’ll also want to set your clocks ahead the night before.  It’s time to “Spring Forward” for Daylight Savings Time.
   
Ways to Get Connected  
2019 Food Truck Ministry
The Food Truck Ministry work-day is THIS SATURDAY!  We will begin
packing boxes at 9:00, but we invite you to join us earlier for some coffeeand fellowship.
If you signed up to help out on Thursday with the unloading, please be here at 9:00 AM.
Also, we could use a few more hands on Wednesday afternoon to clear
chairs from the Worship Center and assemble boxes for Saturday. If
you’d like to help out, please contact the church office asap.
For more information please contact Doug Beck or Marcy Myers.  
Hope House Volunteers The next Hope House volunteer days are March 27th (Wed.), 29th (Fri.) and 30th (Sat.) from 9:00-2:00.
Adult Bible Study
It’s not too late to join the book study group for adults. They meet each Wednesday evening from 7-8PM at Faithbridge.  For more information
contact Becky Beck.

Ladies Bible Study
If you have considered joining the Ladies Bible Study group on Tuesday mornings, now is a great time.  On March 12th they will begin a new
study by Karen Ehman, entitled, “What Matters Most”. They meet
Tuesdays each week at Faithbridge starting at 9:30. For more
information, please contact Beth Halsell at bbhalsell@gmail.com.
Coming This Summer- Ignite Mobile Camp
July 22-26
There is still time to register for the IGNITE MOBILE CAMP. 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. Kids will have a blast with a wide range of activities like
bouncing in the inflatables, playing Gaga ball, and singing and dancing to silly songs! The cost is $50/camper and our goal as a church is to get 100
kids signed up, so spread the word to everyone you know- parents, kids,
and grandparents!