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TheUpDate Weekly Newsletter - Oct. 3, 2018

Hello, Faith Community! Pastor Tim Porter is away from the office at a biblical counseling conference. Today’s UpDate includes information on this Sunday’s sermon and important FCC news and events.


Pastor Tim Porter will continue in the Courage and Loyalty series with “For Such a Time” (Esther 4.1-5.80). Watch or listen to sermons in the series at


“Faith Among the Faithless: Learning from Esther How to Live in a World Gone Mad” by Mike Cosper. Available for purchase in the café area for $11. “A call to spiritual awakening and to faith in an age of malaise and apathy, Faith Among the Faithless is an invitation to remember the faithfulness of God, knowing that in dark times—as in the days of Esther or our own—God may be hidden, but he is never absent.” (Source:

“A Loving Life: In a World of Broken Relationships” by Paul E. Miller (author of “A Praying Life) Available for purchase in the café area for $12. I loved reading this book in preparation for the current series on Ruth. Miller gives examples of what love can look like in very practical ways and constantly pointed me to God’s faithful love as the fuel to love others well.~Pastor Tim Porter


FCC covenant members will vote to affirm new covenant member candidates this Sunday (Oct. 7) following the 9 a.m. service (starting approximately at 10:30 a.m.) in the Refuge Room.

TITUS 2 MENTORING MINISTRY - New Mentor Dinner | Oct. 29

The Titus 2 ministry is a mentoring ministry to help equip women to make more and better disciples of Jesus Christ. If you’re a woman (age 45 and above) thinking about being a mentor, consider attending the new mentor dinner on October 29 to experience what it’s like to be a part of a Titus 2 group before taking the next steps toward becoming a mentor. Titus 2leaders will model a Titus 2 evening, giving women a glimpse of the amazing opportunity to open their lives and homes to discipleship of a group of four to six younger women. The new mentor dinner will take place from 6 to 8pm onMonday, Oct. 29 at the home of Laura Schmitt. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by Oct. 22 at MORE about Titus 2 at

LEARN ABOUT FCC events and registrations at

Tim Porter

Lead Pastor for the Mission


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