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2/25/18

Announcements - Sunday, February 25, 2018

FAITH FORUM: THE GOSPEL AND IMMIGRATION | SUNDAY, MARCH 25 | 6:30 P.M.

Some topics are so crucial, current, debated and/or divisive, they require focused attention in addition to sermons. Faith Community hosts Faith Forums as an additional way to offer biblical perspective on a variety of culturally relevant topics. Our next Faith Forum is scheduled for one month from today, Sunday, March 25, and the topic is The Gospel and Immigration. The evening includes a presentation by the speakers followed by Q & A (questions and answers.)

We’ve invited two experts on this topic as our featured speakers. Liz Dong is the Midwest Regional Mobilizer for the Evangelical Immigration Table. Liz is an immigrant and a recipient of DACA. She has a BA from Northwestern University and is currently working toward her MBA from the University of Chicago. She lived for two years in intentional Christian community with refugees and immigrants in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Our second speaker, Matthew Soerens, is US Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief and the National Coordinator for the Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition of evangelical organizations of which World Relief is a founding member. He is the co-author of "Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis" and "Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate." He has written on the topic of immigration for publications such as Christianity Today, RELEVANT, Sojourners, The Gospel Coalition, and the Washington Post. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and DePaul University’s School of Public Service. Matthew lives in Aurora, Illinois, with his wife and three children. So please save the date of March 25 at 6:30 p.m. for the next Faith Forum.

Child care will be available for children through age 5. If you need child care for the event, please register at fcchudson.com by Sunday, Mar. 18, so we can plan for nursery workers. Thank you!

HUDSON BACKPACK PROGRAM

One of the ways we live out our vision To see renewed neighborhoods, is through support of the Hudson Backpack Program. Thank you, FCC, for your generosity in the way you are helping families in our community!

As part of the Hudson Backpack Program, FCC provides food and prepares backpacks for families in need at our partnering schools, Willow River Elementary and EP Rock Elementary. Many of the families have difficulty providing food for weekend meals. Backpacks filled with breakfast, lunch, and dinner items are sent home on Thursdays twice a month to assist feeding families over weekends.

If you’d like to help contribute to the backpacks this month,

  • Stop by the table in the lobby today to pick up a green bag.
  • There is a list attached to the bag that shows you what to shop for.
  • Buy the items this week and put them in the green tote bag.
  • Then, bring the tote bag back to the church next week.

Could you please also pray for the family who will receive the items that you will be placing in the tote bag? It’s important to have the tote bags returned by next Sunday! Thank you!

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