Happy Wednesday, FCC! I sure hope you are doing well! Hey, as we begin this update, would you please pause and pray for the teachers in our community? Every teacher I talk to is dealing with a lot of stress. They are managing a lot. Let’s pray that the Holy Spirit would give them energy and strength. Also, Awana Clubs and The Refuge are meeting tonight. Please pray that God would work mightily as they gather tonight.
We have a new episode of the FCC podcast, which also now has a name—The Great News Podcast! In this episode, Pastor Tim Prince and I talk with Kevin Christopher about
politics, masking, racquetball, socks and morality, showing how we can handle ourselves in productive ways when we differ in opinion from others.
Thanks to everyone who sent in suggested ideas for naming the podcast, too! Joe Mancuso’s name was drawn from the submissions we received for a $25 gift card to a Hudson restaurant of his choice. Congratulations, Joe!
This Sunday we will be learning about how Jesus’ return gives us a hope that nothing can take away and shapes how we can together live every day, encouraging one another.
Last Sunday, we talked about how we show love to each other in our relationships, and how that often means making personal sacrifices. The past few months have been filled with adjustments, and we want to thank you for the many ways you are lovingly making those adjustments when you’re at the church building. As we are now in the fall/winter cold and flu season, just a reminder about our current guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you or anyone in your family are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, we request that you not attend until the symptoms have passed. For the benefit of the children in the nurseries and the child care workers, we cannot care for children with flu-like symptoms in the nurseries. Symptoms may include:
You can find the complete list of guidelines at this link.
Whether you watch at home or are on campus on Sundays, you matter to us and you matter to God, and we are one church with one mission: to help everyone meet, know and follow Jesus.
We will be celebrating communion together in person and online on Sunday, Nov. 8. Communion is very important for remembering Jesus death, resurrection, and return and also for our unity together as a church.
During the in-person services, we will provide the communion elements in individually wrapped disposable packages. 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.
1 Sam. 12:23-24 (Prayer)
23 Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and the right way. 24 Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.
The next child dedications will take place on Sunday, November 22, during the 9:00am and 11:00am services. Learn more and get registered at fcchudson.com or the FaithBase app.
Watch a short video to learn about Heart for the Valley.
Through Heart for the Valley, middle school and high school students from Faith Community Church serve the surrounding community by packing a Christmas meal for families, as well as giving extra food to stock their cupboards! Last year, because of the generosity of FCC, students distributed meals to more than 156 families in the Hudson area! We had over 175 middle school, high school and adult volunteers to make this event a success.
This year, students from FCC will pack meals for families to pick up on Saturday, December 19, from 9:00-11:00am. Working alongside the Hudson Backpack Program and County Market, the goal is to serve more than 150 families in our neighborhoods.
Want to help support Heart For the Valley? Each $60 tax-deductible donation allows students from FCC to pack two full boxes of food to each family, including a Christmas meal with extra food for their cupboards. Please consider donating any amount to help feed families in our neighborhoods! Learn more and make a donation at fcchudson.com or the FaithBase app. Thank you!