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Friday UpDate - December 25, 2020


Merry Christmas, FCC!

What a gift to remember how good and gracious God is.  He sent his son to come to bring us back into relationship with him. One day Jesus will come again and he will make all things new! As we remember and celebrate Jesus’ first arrival, may we anticipate and live for his second!

...The weary world rejoices!!

Just a reminder about the online video devotional this Sunday, Dec. 27.

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 watch.

  • There will be no in-person services on Sunday, Dec. 27.
  • We look forward to meeting again together on campus and  online on Sunday, Jan. 3, as we begin a new series on the Book of James—The Way: 12 Rules To Live By For An Inspired Life. Invite a friend, too!



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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