WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE – is sponsored by the women of the churches in the Boston Valley, will be celebrated on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 10 am An informal worship service will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in the beautiful Boston Valley. The Theme this year is “God’s Creation Is Very Good” which was prepared by the Women of Suriname! There will goodies and refreshments available before and after the service. All are welcome to attend as we participate in the worldwide worship on this day.
BIBLE STUDY - "When God’s Spirit Moves”
When: Tuesday, February 6th, 7 p.m. continuing for 6 consecutive weeks, except board meeting nights which is on the third tuesday of every month
Where: Faith UCC (in the Gathering room)What: A time of Bible study, discussion and fellowship, snacks included.
This is a video/discussion format written by Pastor Jim Cymbala. The study explores the person and work of the Holy Spirit to bring a fresh sense of God’s power to your church and your life. Please come and share your insights and experiences as we seek to grow our faith and understanding in God’s word!
March 25 - Palm Sunday Service; 10:15 am – Palm processional by Sunday School children Palm Sunday – A class on how to make Palm Crosses will be held during Sunday School time in the Gathering Room on Palm Sunday. If you are interested, just show up, no sign up required!
March 29 - Maundy Thursday Service; 7:30 pm
March 30 - Good Friday Service at Churchill; 7 pm
April 1 - Community churches Sunrise Service at Churchill Memorial; 7 am, breakfast offered at Faith Church
April 1 - Easter Worship; 10:15 am, (No Sunday School)
April 14 - Coffee and Crafting morning program open to community. The Invitation Team invites you to a Coffee and Crafting event in the fellowship hall of Faith Church. All are invited to come and make a craft (all crafts $5.00 each) and enjoy a cup of specialty coffee, or specialty tea and some treats along with your friends and new friends!! We will begin at 9:30 - 11:30 am. Hope to see you there! We will also be selling pre-sale tickets starting in the end of March for our annual drive-thru chicken BBQ which will be held on the same day as our crafts & coffee event. They will be serving the dinners up beginning at Noon! Please contact church office for purchasing pre-sale tickets or if you have any questions!
April 14 – Drive-Thru Chicken BBBQ sale. Mark the date on your calendar, we will have a drive thru Chicken BBQ again this year, catered by Krolicks! REMEMBER TO PURCHASE YOUR PRE SALE TICKETS ONLY - $10.00 EACH! TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE THE END OF MARCH!!!!!
April 21 – Clothing Exchange; 9 am - Noon
May 21 – Mother’s Day Dinner; details to be announced
Upcoming Missions & Outreach
Our Grace for the Journey group will be meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 12th. If you are a caregiver for a loved one or have been a caregiver please come and join us. All are welcome who are in need of conversation, or just friendly folks. Any concern or questions, please feel free to contact church office.
March 11 – One Great Hour of Sharing Collection during offering
We will continue to collect can tabs (from pop, soda, and other beverages) for Ronald McDonald House. The collection box is located on the shelf next to the office. Thank you to Pegge Cook for helping with the collection and disposition.
Youth Group -
-What a fun Mardi Gras celebration was had during the Sunday School hour – carnival games in each classroom, snacks, beads, and masks as well! What a great time for all! Coffee Hour following the Worship Service was filled with fellowship and lots of festive sweet treats for everyone there!!
-At this time of year, we start again collecting cans and bottles to support of Youth Programs. All proceeds go directly toward activities and programs for the youth. Thank you for all the support during the year!
Health Care Ministry - Just a reminder to all, whenever we have a Coffee hour following worship on a Sunday morning, we will also have blood pressure checks offered to those who wish to participate. It is held in the Adult Classroom. If the door is closed, please wait outside the room. Thank you! Our next date for a Coffee hour will be March 11th!!!!
As Youth Group Advisor I would like to thank everyone for supporting our youth of this church during their fundraisers. Not only does it raise money for their activities and missions but it also brings everyone together for food, fun, and fellowship. It is important for us as a church family to keep on encouraging the youth in any way possible. As they say “it takes a village”.
Thank you again and God Bless. - Tim Plewik
On Super bowl Sunday we had great turnout and some very delicious soup and sub sandwiches, wraps etc. A nice time of fellowship for all! Thank you to the Youth and their Advisors!
A special thank you to Jen McEwan, Lois Thurnherr, Marianne Darnley, Linda Bishop, Sharon & Freddie Roy, Tim Plewik, MaryAnn Penrod, Sally Schutt, Loretta Rishel and several other volunteers who wish to remain anonymous for coming up with these creative ways for all ages to enjoy fellowship fun!