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Friday UpDate - December 4, 2020


THIS SUNDAY: The Greatest Love

One of the key teachings of Jesus is to love others the way he loved us. At the heart of Jesus’ way of love is self-sacrifice--we sacrifice our rights, our desires, our wants, for the good of others. As we continue our study through 1 John (a letter written by an eye-witness to Jesus’ life and teaching), John will show us why sacrificial love is essential for Jesus’ followers and how we get the power to love others the way he loved us

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


This Sunday, Dec. 6, FCC covenant members will meet to vote on a by-laws amendment, and to vote on the proposed 2021 budget and capital budget. The meeting will take place after the 11am service (starting at approximately at 12:15pm). Again, if you’re on campus, find a seat in the auditorium. If you’d like to join online through Zoom, please register at this link.

  • You can watch a video recording of the Vision Forward meeting, plus learn more about the by-laws amendment and the 2021 budget proposal on the FaithBase app.
  • Covenant members: please watch for an email arriving in your inbox around 8:30am on Sunday morning with important information needed for voting during the meeting.
  • Each covenant member will receive an email. Please visit your FaithBase account to check that we have your current email address. Thank you!


Would you like to learn more about what God is doing through our partnerships? Join Pastor Larry Szyman on Monday, Dec. 7, at 7:30pm, for a Zoom meeting. He will provide an update on all of FCC’s mission extension partners and answer any questions you might have about our partners—30 miles away and on the other side of the planet! Register at today!


We have a vision, that in the coming years, we will help thousands in the St. Croix Valley meet, know, and follow Jesus. Your generosity, especially at the end of the year, can help us do this. Your generosity is helping lives be changed. Fifteen people said “YES!” to Jesus during 2020! 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 Thank you!

Tim Porter

Lead Pastor for the Mission


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