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Friday UpDate - December 18, 2020

Happy Friday, FCC! This Friday Update is jam-packed with important information, so please read till the end!

First, on Sunday, we’ll continue our study in 1 John, learning about how walking in the light requires God’s truth and how truth gives life. 

  • Find the sermon and conversation guide online with the option to download and print at  and also on the app. 

If you are planning to come in person, I just want to remind you of how we can best love and care for one another, as we gather together during this pandemic. We recently had a staff member test positive for Covid (thankfully, he and his family are well), and there’s been no community spread that we are aware of (God be praised), but a couple others on staff needed to quarantine for a time because of exposure.  

Exposure is described as close contact (within 6 feet) with someone with the virus for a cumulative 15 minutes in a 24-hour period. So, with this in mind, one of the key ways we can continue to love and care for one another, when we gather for worship in person, is to protect one another from potential exposure (either getting the virus or needing to quarantine) by maintaining a 6-foot distance and wearing our masks while in the church building.  

We know some are not able to wear a mask for medical reasons--we love you and you are welcome to be in person with us.  Just please make sure and remember to remain 6 feet apart!

Thank you, FCC, for working together and watching out for one another as we gather together in person.

  • Find services times, sign up for weekly emails and more at or the FaithBase app.  
  • Are you planning to attend one of the on-campus services? Please RSVP at or the FaithBase app. The 4:30pm service on Dec. 24, is now full. Please RSVP for another service or join online.  
  • Check out Home for Christmas—new this year and designed to fit into your at-home festivities.  


With Christmas Eve being close to Sunday this year, and because of multiple Christmas Eve services requiring a lot of work from staff and volunteers, we are going to give our volunteers and staff some much needed rest. For the last Sunday of the year, Dec. 27, instead of meeting in person at the church building, we will post an online video devotional with an inspirational message for the new year. Just go to on Dec. 27 to join in and watch.  



Here at Faith Community our mission is to make more and better disciples of Jesus Christ, so we seek to help everyone meet know and follow Him. Your generosity, especially at the end of the year, can help us do this. Your generosity is helping lives to be changed. Fifteen people said “YES!” to Jesus during 2020, new missional communities have formed, and more people are being discipled.  As you have been changed by God's grace, would you please give generously to help others meet Jesus, know and follow Jesus? You can also find some 2020 year-end giving tips on the updated giving page at 

To ensure the deductibility of your church contributions, please wait to file your 2020 income tax return, until you have received a written acknowledgement of your contributions from the church. Some of your contributions may not be tax-deductible, if you file your tax return before receiving this acknowledgment. FCC contribution statements will be issued by January 31, 2021, for contributions received or postmarked on or before Dec. 31, 2020. Thank you!

Did you know you can view your giving history any time on your FaithBase profile!? Visit the FaithBase app or login to FaithBase by visiting If you have any questions, please contact the church office or email Ashley at



  • How do you deal with and respond to the various trials and afflictions in this life?
  • Do you want to learn how to walk alongside your friends who are suffering in various trials? 

The Discipleship and Biblical Counseling course will equip you to skillfully, confidently, and lovingly administer God’s word and grow in your own faith. 

Thursday nights, Jan. 7, through Apr. 15, at 6:30-8:30pm, in person at the FCC building and through Zoom. 

Over 30 topics covered from a biblical perspective, such as: 
• Anger 
• Depression 
• Psychology and Scripture 
• Anxiety and Fear 
• Marriage and Parenting 

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER online at or on the FaithBase app.


As we move toward a new year, you may be considering some goals related to managing your money. Consider taking the Financial Peace University course, which has been offered by FCC for many years. This year, the class will be held online through Zoom. Classes take place on Monday nights, starting at 7:00pm from Jan. 4 through Mar. 1, 2021.

  • Cost is $129, which includes a year-long membership with Ramsey+, the Financial Peace University course, and more! Learn about everything included in the Ramsey+ membership  here.
  • You will watch each week's course video on your own, then meet with your fellow classmates to walk through the workbook exercises, and discuss the tactics you learn.
  • Learn more and get registered at or on the FaithBase app. Contact Doug and Jean Weiler at 651-398-1184 or by email at for more information.

Tim Porter

Lead Pastor for the Mission


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