Newsletter Week of February 18th

Pastor’s Piece
This week we’ll be continuing our sermon series, “The 5th Gospel,” as we journey together to the holy city of Jerusalem.  The time that I was able to spend in Jerusalem was  deeply spiritually moving.   Jesus didn’t spend much of His life in Jerusalem, but the time that He did spend there was very significant.  We will explore the story of Jesus in the Temple as a boy.  Then we’ll get to catch glimpses of the last week of Jesus’ life- the place where Jesus taught in the Temple on Wednesday, the house of Caiphas (the chief priest) where Jesus was charged with blasphemy, and the site of Jesus’ crucifixion.  And to top it all off you’ll have a chance to try dates, one of the favorite fruits of Israel.  You aren’t going to want to miss church this week!  If you can’t make it in, remember you can watch the service every week online through Facebook.  Join us at church on Sunday as we explore Jerusalem and some of the important moments in Jesus’ life and ministry that happened in this holy city. 
***My apologies to those of you who tried to join in worship with us online last week.  I know that you didn’t get to see the photos and videos.  That was entirely my fault, and we’ve got that fixed!***   
Blessings,Pastor Andy  

Ways to Get Connected   
2019 Annual Soup & Chili Cook-Off
Thank you everyone who participated in the 2nd Annual Soup & Chili Cook-Off. Everyone left with a full stomach! The winner of the Chili challenge was Ginger Henry, and with her Broccoli Cheese Soup, Amy West won for best soup!  Once again, all donations collected will go toward the mission ministries here at Faithbridge Church.

Adult Bible Study
Beginning next Wednesday evening, February 27th, the book study group will start meeting again 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.

Easter Choir
Anyone who may be interested in singing with the choir for the Easter service, please join us after the service on March 3rd as we listen and sing through the music for the first time.  With only three songs, it won’t be an overwhelming commitment and it is always a lot of fun. Please join us!

Coming This Summer- Ignite Mobile Camp
Don’t forget to let everyone know about our Ignite Mobile Camp, July 22-26, hosted right here at Faithbridge Church. Campers age 6-12 should 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! 

Remember, 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.