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TheUpDate Weekly Newsletter - December 9, 2020

Hello, Faith Community! Happy Wednesday!


  • This Sunday
  • Celebrating communion this Sunday
  • Christmas services, weekly emails + more
  • This week’s Bible memory verse
  • End-of-year giving


We will be continuing in the "Walk in the Light" series, looking at 1 John 4:1-12. We will also be celebrating communion together this Sunday. Communion is very important for remembering Jesus' death, resurrection, and return and also for our unity together as a church. We invite everyone watching online to make plans to have grape juice with bread or crackers available to celebrate communion at home with your family, too.  


  • Join online on Thursday nights at 7:30pm with either Pastor Larry Szyman or Pastor Pat Stream for an opportunity to connect with others at FCC and discuss the weekly sermon and conversation guide. It’s a great way to take a next step at FCC! Register for the Zoom meeting today at this link to join in for FCC Online Community! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Find the conversation guide for the “The Greatest Love” sermon (Dec. 6) 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 “Walk in the Light” series at or on the app.  

Whether you watch at home or are on campus on Sundays, you matter to us and you matter to God—we are one church with one mission, and we want to help everyone meet, know and follow Jesus.  


Christmas is coming soon!
We're sharing some ways to help you get ready to celebrate Jesus' birth!

1)    Check out Faith Community Church's service times.

Come on campus or join live online for the Christmas services!

Wed., Dec. 23 | 6:00pm

Thurs., Dec. 24 | 4:30pm or 6:00pm

If you plan to come on campus, please RSVP. Childcare is available for children through age 5.

RSVP for on-campus services

2) NEW this year! Home for Christmas--specifically tailored to fit into your family’s at-home festivities.

Learn more

3)  Invite a friend to a Christmas service.

Share one of the Christmas invitation graphics (found at the bottom of the Christmas page on with a friend or neighbor, through social media, by text or email.

Invite a friend

4) Sign up for the weekly countdown to Christmas emails, which include fun activities, recipes and crafts! (You won't want to miss this!)

Sign up


Colossians 3: 20-21 (Family Life)

20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.


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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