Hello, Faith Community! Pastor Tim Porter is away from the office today. Please take a few minutes to read today’s email for news on what’s coming up this weekend and important August dates to mark on your calendar.
Watch a 1-minute VIDEO to learn more!
This Sunday, we are starting a new series called All for One! In Luke 15, Jesus shares God’s heart for the lost through three parables about lost sheep, lost coins and lost children. We’re praying that God would deepen us in his love for us, and his love for the lost.
Find the online sermon guide and conversation guide with the option to download and print at fcchudson.com and also on the app. Could you also take a few minutes to visit fcchudson.com and share with us how you’re using the conversation guide at home? You can also send your feedback and questions to Tim Prince at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you watch at home or are on campus on Sundays, you matter to us and you matter to God, and we are one church with one mission: to help everyone meet, know and follow Jesus.
Designed to expand upon the a sermon series, the new FCC (Yet to be named!) podcast is an opportunity to have open conversations about the topics we cover, but in a less formal and more conversational way. Watch this short video to get a look behind the scenes.
This summer, FCC’s Backyard VBS took place with about 150 people in 13 sites across the St. Croix Valley. Thank you to everyone who participated to help children meet, know and follow Jesus! Thank you for inviting your friends and neighbors to be a part of VBS, too. And, thank you to Jon Keller for sharing a video that he compiled with highlights of the week’s activities. You can watch the video on YouTube.
As our next phase of regathering, we are excited to begin celebrating communion together in person and online on Sunday, Aug. 23. Communion is very important for remembering Jesus death, resurrection, and return and also for our unity together as a church.
During the in-person services on Aug. 23, we will provide the communion elements in individually wrapped disposable packages. We invite everyone watching online to make plans to have grape juice with bread or crackers available to celebrate communion at home with your family, too.
Our mission to help everyone meet, know and follow Jesus continues in the middle of a pandemic. An important step in following Jesus is baptism. In consultation with local health workers, we want to offer you an opportunity to take a next step to be baptized. If you have said yes to following Jesus, but haven’t been baptized yet, we invite you to sign up to be baptized.
If you are hesitant because of COVID-19 concerns to join us on campus for your baptism, we would love to assist you in celebrating your relationship with Jesus in a setting more helpful to you. Whether you'd like to be baptized during an in-person service on Sunday, Aug. 30, or in a different setting, please sign up at fcchudson.com or on the app, and Pastor Larry Szyman will follow up with you.