Hi, FCC! Happy first day of summer! In this week’s UpDate, you’ll find important news and happenings at FCC.
Pastor Steve Holsteen will preach “The Clarity of the Gospel” (Romans 5:12-21).
Watch this video to learn more about Tutapona (just under 6 minutes).
Tutapona founders, Carl and Julie Gaede will be in the worship gatherings at FCC at 9 and 11 am this Sunday, June 25. Tutapona provides trauma rehabilitation programs to the most vulnerable people in the world. The forgotten millions. The ones living in refugee camps, fleeing war zones and fighting for their lives.
In 2008 Carl and Julie Gaede followed God’s calling to East Africa to work with child soldiers. It was here Tutapona was birthed and begun as the Gaedes moved themselves and their two young girls to Uganda. In just 8 years, Tutapona provided trauma rehabilitation programs to over 36,000 people. In 2016 the Gaede family moved to Iraq to set up the first Tutapona office in the Middle East to work with Syrian, Kurdish, and Yazidi brothers and sisters who have been scarred by the effects of the conflict around them.
THANK YOU to everyone who is a part of FaithWorks this week! THANK YOU for your prayers! And, THANK YOU for the many donations, including treats, snacks, cases of water, empty milk jugs, baked good, tools and MORE!!!
FaithWorks (JUNE 19-23) is a week dedicated to helping our neighbors with short-term projects across the St. Croix Valley. It is a cross-generational experience that brings together the entire family of families of Faith Community to work together in support of our community through painting, yard work, home maintenance, prayer team, preparing daily meals for workers, child care AND MORE! More than 100 workers are needed daily during FaithWorks! And, you can still get involved through Friday!
SCRAP METAL COLLECTION FOR FAITHWORKS: FCC is collecting scrap metal to be sold in support of FaithWorks. Drop off items you’d like to donate now through June 25, at the pole shed at 771 Carmichael Road (house next door to Faith Community Church building). Please follow the signs to the dumpsters being used for collecting the scrap metal. Anything with metal can be donated. Please – NO TVs, REFRIGERATORS, AUTOMOBILES or ELECTRONICS! You may also contribute financially to support FaithWorks at fcchudson.com.
QUESTIONS? Contact Randy Lau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week during the services, we will be honoring one of our Elders, Steve Bradt. Steve has faithfully served the FCC family of families for many years as an Elder and we want to honor him as he retires from this role.
With the Romans series, we have a schedule for memorizing key verses—together as a church—which are crucial for helping us preach the gospel to ourselves and encourage one another as we seek to live out the gospel in all of life. The verses all come from Romans, and correspond to the preaching schedule. Pick up a memory verse card this Sunday to help you memorize the verses each week:
[B]ut God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
Loving adult child care volunteers are needed in the nurseries. If this is an area in which God has gifted you, please contact Karen Garden at 715.220.2507 or Karen_garden@yahoo.com.
The nurseries continue to serve our families with children from newborn through age 5 during the summer. Summer leaders and assistants are needed in both the 9 and 11 a.m. worship services for the LifeShaping class for four- and five-year-olds.
Everything is planned, prepared and ready for you to teach the lesson. The class time includes a story, small craft, color sheet, snack and play time. Consider helping one time, once a month, or for the entire summer. If this is an area in which God has gifted you, please contact Karen Garden at 715.220.2507 or Karen_garden@yahoo.com.
13 For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. (Romans 4:13-14)