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What Child is This?

Five individuals wonder what it would’ve been like to have witnessed the arrival of a baby who would save the world, and stand in awe that Jesus came to be part of their lives. 
 
Join us this Advent and Christmas for a special sermon series, which will include mini-movies to introduce each week’s story, and experience again the wonder of the Christ Child born as the Savior of the world. Our worship celebrations are Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and our Christmas Eve Celebration with special music and the lighting of candles takes place at 7:00 p.m.
 
December 3 – Awake!
December 10 – Wise
December 17 – Thirsty
December 24 – Whose is He?
December 24, Christmas Eve – Christ the King
  


Holiday Activities 2017

Faith Church warmly invites you to join us for a host of seasonal activities for everyone:
 
November 10 – Operation Christmas Child Box Party
We are again supporting this wonderful effort to bless children in need around the world. It is also a great opportunity to teach your children about giving. We will be gathering at 6:00 p.m. at the church to pack boxes. For more information on items needed and what to bring, follow this link. Please note that candy and toothpaste are no longer allowed.
 
November 17-18 – Christmas Wreath Making and Sale
Come release your own creativity by participating in the making of fresh and unique Christmas Wreaths. Wreaths will also be available for sale.
 
December 2 – Christmas Cookie Exchange and Church Decorating
Bake 2 dozen of your favorite cookies and meet at the church at 3 pm. Then exchange cookies with others for a delicious variety to enjoy later. At the same time help trim the church Christmas tree and decorate the sanctuary.
 
December 3, 10, 17, 24 – What Child is This?
You are invited to a brand new Advent and Christmas sermon series, including mini-movies to help tell the story. Five individuals wonder what it would’ve been like to have witnessed the arrival of a baby who would save the world. Each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
 
December 8 – Christmas Movie Night
Get the popcorn ready and join us for a favorite Christmas movie at the church at 7 pm. Bring the kids and come enjoy in the Christmas cheer.
 
December 9 – Christmas Bazaar
From 10 am to 4 pm various vendors will be displaying their goods and food will be available for purchase. Come do some Christmas shopping and avoid the rush later.
 
December 16 – Living Nativity
Bring the whole family any time between 4 and 6:30 pm and come experience a live re-telling of the Christmas Story. Then have a cup of soup and some coffee and cookies and stay for a sing-a-long. For more information on the Living Nativity, please go here.
 
December 24 – Christmas Eve Service
Come celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at 7:00 pm. A special service, inspirational message, beautiful music, and the lighting of candles.


Living Nativity

We wish to invite you to a live re-telling of the Christmas story on December 16. It is an event for the whole family and you can come anytime between 4 and 6:30 pm. You will get to meet the shepherds, Mary and Joseph, and different kinds of animals. Afterwards you can enjoy a cup of delicious soup, as well as coffee and cookies. There will also be the chance to win a fresh, beautiful, handmade Christmas wreath. And, you are welcome to stay for a festive Christmas sing-a-long to end the evening’s events. Be our special guest and experience the familiar story of Jesus’ birth in a whole new way. We look forward to welcoming you at Faith Church!
 
 


I Want to Believe, But…

It’s often difficult to believe in a God we cannot see. We wonder why God didn’t answer our prayers, why God allows suffering, or why we can’t feel His presence. God may not meet all your expectations—but that’s good news! Find out why in the series
I Want to Believe, But….
 
Over the four weeks, we will discuss four different versions of “God” that don’t exist—they’re fabrications people often want to believe about the nature of God. But when we start to put God in a box, we create our own ideas about Him and what He’s supposed to do for us.
 
 

October 8: On-Demand God – God should always do what I want and always make me happy.

October 15: Killjoy God – I’m not following all those rules.

October 22: Goosebumps God – God should make me feel a certain way.

October 29: Heartless God – God should never allow children to starve, earthquakes to kill people, or people to be born with deformities and diseases.


Class of 2017

On Sunday, August 27, Faith Church congratulated Leilani on her graduation from high school. Leilani will be attending Northeastern College in Boston, where she will be pursuing a degree in behavioral neuroscience. She was a member of the Praise Team for many years and an active participant and leader in the annual Vacation Bible School. We thank her for her years of ministry and pray that God will bless her as she embarks on a new phase of her life’s journey.


Rome VBS – Paul and the Underground Church

During the week of July 17 Faith Church bustled with life and laughter as children embarked on a journey to ancient Rome. Each evening was started with Extollo, as they praised and worship our Heavenly Father. Extollo was followed by family time as they reflected on a daily Bible Point and verse from the Bible. Then they were sent out into the city of Rome where they visited the Apostle Paul, who was under house arrest and chained to his guard, Brutus. In other parts of Rome they played games, visited shops where they made various crafts and sampled some snacks from the food shop. Then towards the end of the evening they again gathered for family time and the evening ended with another Extollo, consisting of enthusiastic singing and praising.
 
We wish to thank all our volunteers who made this an unforgettable experience for the children. As a result of your love, care, leadership and teaching, they learned that God’s love is a gift, God’s love changes us, God’s love is always with us, God’s love saves us, and that God’s love is worth sharing. We look forward to welcoming the children of our community to a new adventure next year.
 
 
 


Music Appreciation Day 2017

On Sunday, June 4, the members of Faith Church expressed their appreciation to all who were involved in some type of music ministry over the last year. Thanks were given to God for his gifts and the opportunity to use them for his glory. Choir director Phyllis was also thanked for her dedication and contribution to the music ministry of Faith Church. 
 
 


Rome Vacation Bible School

Our 2017 Vacation Bible School will be taking place from July 17 to July 21. Each night of the week the adventure will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm. The cost is $10 per child for the whole week. If you have more than two children who want to attend, please contact us for a discounted rate. Children ages 5 to 11 are welcome at Rome.
 
This year the children will step back in time at Rome, exploring the life of the apostle Paul and the underground church. They will participate in a memorable Bible-times marketplace, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig in to Roman eats, visit Paul while he’s under house arrest, and collect Bible Memory Makers to remind them of God’s Word. Each day concludes at Extollo—a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved.
 
To register your child, please follow the link below.
 
We can’t wait to welcome you at Faith Church for this year’s adventure. In the meantime remember that all roads lead to Rome…
 


The Miracle of Mercy

 
Did you know that mercy is God’s number one characteristic in the Bible? The world portrays God as a God of anger and judgment. But God shows himself first and foremost as a God of mercy.
 
If mercy is God’s number one characteristic that he reveals to us in the Bible – if that is the most important thing he wants us to know about him – then it must be the most important thing for us to learn about him. And it must also be the most important character trait that God wants to develop in us.
 
Jesus said, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matthew 5:7 (NIV)
 
On May 7 we will be starting a 6 week focus on God’s mercy. We will be using a study by Rick Warren and Saddleback Church called “The Miracle of Mercy.” Pastor Albert will be preaching on God’s mercy for 6 Sundays, people will be meeting in small groups and learn about the Five Marks of Mercy, that Mercy forgives the Fallen, that Mercy helps the Hurting, that Mercy is Patient with Difficult People, that Mercy is Kind to Enemies, and that Mercy Cares for the Lost. In addition, many of us will be reading a book by Robert Gelinas with the title, “The Mercy Prayer – the One Prayer Jesus Always Answers.”
 
You are invited and encouraged to join us as we dive deep into God’s mercy. 


Eagle Scout Project

We wish to thank and congratulate Peter Eastep, who for his Eagle Scout project decided to give our fellowship area and the two bathrooms a fresh coat of paint. Peter and his crew did a fantastic job and the results are great and just in time for Spring. We wish him all the best as he continues the requirements necessary for this great honor as a scout.