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TheUpDate Weekly Newsletter - Apr. 22, 2020

Hello FCC! I love you and miss you, and I look forward to seeing you in person soon! I am so grateful for all of you and for the ways you are reaching out and caring for one another in missional communities, small groups online and with neighbors.

I am also grateful to see so many people, that we all have been praying for, joining in with us online.God is working during this time!

We also know that this is a challenging time. Right now, feelings of self-worth and purpose are being eroded away by grief from loss, loneliness from prolonged isolation, family conflict, and financial difficulties. All of these are risk factors for depression.

Pat Stream, FCC’s Pastor of Counseling, will have a special message on this topic tomorrow in the Faith & Life video, along with an opportunity to be a part of an online Faith & Life Conversation on grief, sadness, and depression, which will take place through a Zoom meeting next Tuesday night, April 28.There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and receive prayer. Please watch for the video tomorrow evening at and also on Facebook.


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We had a great start to our new series on Jesus’ most famous sermon—the Sermon on the Mount. Even though we planned this series last fall, I am so glad that we are going through the series right now.  We have an opportunity to learn some very important truths from Jesus right now, and to grow in our relationship with him—an opportunity we didn’t have three months ago. This Sunday Jesus invites us learn from him on how to be salt and light in a hurting world.

How do you see God working in your life right now? What is God teaching you right now? Share your story with us at

  • Join us this Sunday at 9 or 11am for online church at , or on Facebook or YouTube.
  • Personally invite a friend to an online service with a text, email or through social media, too! More than ever, people want to stay connected. Reach out to a friend and personally invite them to watch an online service and then have a follow up conversation with them, to ask them what they thought, and see how you can help them take their next step.

Watch or listen to sermons in the “Last Things First” series at or the FaithBase app. You’ll also find a copy of the sermon guide with the sermon audio and video.

Listen to this week’s worship music playlist on Spotify. Check it out here. (You’ll need to sign up for a free Spotify account to listen, if you don’t already have one.)


Isaiah 40:8 (The Word)

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.



Thank you for the many ways you are serving our neighbors across the St. Croix Valley! We’ve put together some resources in the “Serving Our Neighbors” post on the FCC blog to help you reach out to your friends and neighbors, including:

  • Neighbor connect card and social media graphic
  • Ways to help support the medical, EMS and law enforcement personnel in our community
  • New ways to volunteer with the Hudson Backpack Program


Missional Communities are a great place to have people speak truth into our lives. They are the core element of Faith Community’s discipleship, and we'd love to help you get connected with a Missional Community:

  • They are a place to belong, grow in becoming more like Jesus and serve.
  • They offer care and support to one another through life’s celebrations and times of need, too.
  • Within Missional Communities, smaller discipleship groups offer a place to be mentored, while studying God’s word and learning to apply it to all of life.

Watch the video at this link to learn more. Get connected with a Missional Community at or the Faith Base app. Missional Communities are continuing to meet virtually through online meetings.


Search for "Faith Community Hudson" on the App Store or Google Play to download FCC's app today. You'll find sermon audio and video, the weekly videos, latest news, online giving and more!

PRAYER REQUESTS + CARE NEEDS are posted on the Prayer + Care wall on the FaithBase app. You can also sign up on the app under “Emails + Registrations,” if you would like to receive an email when new prayer requests and care needs are posted.


Although we’re all experiencing a lot of change right now, our mission stays the same: to help everyone meet, know and follow Jesus. We have an opportunity to reach thousands through our new online services and resources. Your faithful giving helps support our shared mission. Thank you for your generosity!

  • You can give online at any time at or on the FaithBase app. You’ll find instructions there on how to get started with giving online with a checking account or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover).
  • Text GIVE to (715) 280-3756.
  • You can also give by mail at Faith Community Church, 777 Carmichael Rd., Hudson, WI 54016.

Tim Porter

Lead Pastor for the Mission


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