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12/25/19

TheUpDate Weekly Newsletter - Dec. 25, 2019

Merry Christmas! And, thank you for praying and inviting friends to the Christmas services!

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Sunday’s worship gathering
  • This week’s Bible memory verse
  • FCC News and Events
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WORSHIP GATHERING

On Sunday, we will close our “Fulfilled” series as we consider the Servant that God presents, who will faithfully bring forth justice. In a world that screams for and is often denied justice, we can look in the direction of God’s Servant to make all things right. Isaiah’s fulfilled promises in the birth of Jesus increase our confidence that God will make good on his promises to bring about a justice that will restore all that has been lost in our broken world. Pastor Larry Szyman will present Isaiah 42:1-4 with a message of hope not only for 2020, but for the rest of our life. Faithfulness is a person, and his name is Jesus!

Watch or listen to the sermons in the “Fulfilled” series at fcchudson.com or the FaithBase app.

Want to listen to this week’s worship music playlist? FCC is now 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.)

WANT TO HELP CONTRIBUTE FOOD TO THE HUDSON BACKPACK PROGRAM THIS MONTH?

Part of the vision of Faith Community Church (FCC) is to see Christ renewing neighborhoods and the valley. One way we live that out is by participating in the Hudson Backpack Program. Through the program, FCC provides food and prepares backpacks for families in need at our partnering schools, Willow River Elementary and E.P. Rock Elementary. If you’d like to participate, here are some ways you can help:

  • PICK UP a green bag at the booth in the lobby on Sunday to fill up with food. Shop for the listed items and bring the filled green bag back on the following Sunday.
  • ‍DONATE new or slightly used backpacks. We will use them to send food home during the school year. Drop them off at the Info Center.‍
  • ‍VOLUNTEER to help handout the green bags after one of the worship services.

For more information, contact Robyn Romberg at: rombergrobyn@gmail.com. Thank you!

FCC OFFICE CLOSED THROUGH JAN. 1

Just a reminder that the FCC Office will be closed through January 1. Happy New Year!

NEW SERIES STARTS ON SUNDAY, JAN. 5

From birth to old age, our lives are shaped and built around the people we know. But life is hard, and good relationships are hard to find and keep. Even our most treasured relationships are difficult, messy, to the point where we wonder: “Is it worth it? Can I do this? Do I even matter?” But, God gives hope to our relationships. Through Jesus’ grace and power, we can live with others in a way that truly matters, and then, through our relationships, know God better. Save the date for the next sermon series, “Relationship Matters,” which starts on Sunday, Jan. 5, and invite a friend, too!

THIS WEEK’S BIBLE MEMORY VERSE

1 Cor. 10:31 (Godly Living)
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

WORTH REPEATING

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YEAR-END GIVING

Thank you, Faith Community, for your generosity! The year-end contributions that we receive have a huge impact on the church’s ability to support our annual budget and make the kind of one-time investments that cannot be funded on the basis of regular, weekly and monthly giving. Would you consider making an additional gift at the end of 2019?

Donations can be made through an offering during worship service, mail, online (fcchudson.com), the FaithBase app, stock donations and even Thrivent Choice Dollars. To ensure the deductibility of your donations, do not file your 2019 income tax return until you have received a written acknowledge 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, 2020, for contributions received or postmarked on or before 12/31/2019. If you’d like to view your giving statement before this time, please visit fcchudson.com, and click on FaithBase from the top right menu or view your statement through the FaithBase app. Thank you!

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY | New session starts on Jan. 6, register today!

As we approach the beginning of a new year, perhaps you’re thinking about your financial goals. For several years, we have been offering a course that teaches biblical principles related to managing money, including how to pay off debt, save for emergencies and invest for the future. The next session of FPU starts on Jan. 6, and meets for nine weeks. Register for the course at fcchudson.com or on the FaithBase app. If you would like more information, please contact Doug Weiler at 651-398-1184 or by email at dcw@mnwing.org.

LEARN ABOUT FCC events and registrations at fcchudson.com or the app. Search for “Faith Community Church Hudson” on the App Store or Google play to download the app.

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.

Wondering if something at FCC is canceled? Check fcchudson.com or the FaithBase app.

Tim Porter

Lead Pastor for the Mission

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