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TheUpDate Weekly Newsletter - August 26, 2020

Hello, Faith Community!

Pastor Tim Porter is away from the office today. Thank you for your prayers for Pastor Tim and his family. Pastor Tim’s father passed away last Friday. Private family services were held this week.


  • Celebrating baptisms this Sunday, August 30
  • Fall ministry registrations
  • This week’s Bible memory verse


This Sunday, as we look at Luke 15 again in the “All for One” series, we're going to be talking about a surprising way to be alienated from God—one that is dangerous because it is so subtle. And, we’ll take a look at three signs that we may be more alienated from God than we thought.

We will also be celebrating baptisms this Sunday! Our mission to help everyone meet, know and follow Jesus continues in the middle of a pandemic. An important step in following Jesus is baptism. In consultation with local health workers, we want to offer you an opportunity to take a next step to be baptized. If you have said yes to following Jesus, but haven’t been baptized yet, we invite you to sign up to be baptized.

  • If you are hesitant because of COVID-19 concerns to join us on campus for your baptism, we would love to assist you in celebrating your relationship with Jesus in a setting more helpful to you.
  • Whether you'd like to be baptized during an in-person service on Sunday, Aug. 30, or in a different setting, please sign up at or on the app by 3:00pm this Friday, Aug. 28, and Pastor Larry Szyman will follow up with you.

Whether you watch at home or are on campus on Sundays, you matter to us and you matter to God. We are one church joining together in many locations, on mission to help everyone meet, know and follow Jesus.


  • Find the conversation guide for the “The Lost Son” sermon (Aug. 23) at or on the app. This is a great tool for those wishing to take a more personal, deeper dive into the content of each sermon on your own, as a family, or in discipleship groups and Missional Communities. And, we welcome your feedback!
  • Watch or listen to sermons in the “All for One” series at or on the app.


FCC ministries are preparing for the fall launch of weekly activities. Several online registrations are open now and more will be added soon. Find more information on each ministry, including dates, times and online registrations, at or the FaithBase app. Registrations now open include the following:

  • Awana (preschool through 6th grade) – Register by Sept. 1.
  • The Refuge (middle school and high school students) – Register by Sept. 1.
  • Sammys Ministry (women’s Bible study)


1 Peter 5:6-7 (Temptation)
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Faith Community Church


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