Hello, Faith Community!
“…God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5b)
On Sunday, as we begin a new sermon series on 1 John, called “Walk in the Light," we’ll be learning from 1 John 1:1-5. 1 John is one of my favorite letters in the Bible. John brings clarity and unity on the foundational truths of following Jesus. In our dark days, the joy of God’s light and life can shine forth from us! Invite a friend to come with you on Sunday or join online, too!
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.
As you’re probably aware, COVID-19 cases have been surging in St. Croix County and more broadly in Wisconsin and the Twin Cities. This is increasing stress on our local health care system and has the potential to cause more widespread suffering and grief in our community. While there are no new mandates from local, state or national authorities, the Governor of Wisconsin has appealed for everyone to diligently practice physical distancing, wear masks in group settings and to stay home as much as possible to reduce the spread of the virus.
God has been gracious in protecting Faith Community so far. We are unaware of any transmission that has occurred through any of our activities. And while several people who are part of our fellowship have come down with COVID, they have recovered or are recovering. Therefore, at this time, we are not eliminating any of the on-site / in person options we offer for worship and discipleship.
We do, however, want to underscore these things. First, we continue to offer options for you to maintain the rhythms and relationships of our faith via streaming of our live services and smaller group activities. We encourage you to consider whether this is the best way to stay connected and engaged during this surge.
Second, if you choose to participate in FCC’s services and discipleship activities in person, we encourage everyone to practice the recommended public health measures that are included in FCC's policies and existing government mandates.
And, finally, and most importantly, please pray! Pray for God’s protection for our church and surrounding community. But also pray for Him to grow our hearts to engage in the many small acts of sacrifice that He can use as a way of answering our prayers for protection of the people of Faith Community and the St. Croix Valley.
Thank you, Faith Community, for your flexibility as you exercise your love for each other and the people around you!