September 12, 2021

Welcome to Faith

Thank you so much for joining us at Faith Covenant Church this morning!  Our hope is that during your time with us today you'll have an opportunity to connect with God's people, God's Spirit, and God's truth.  If you have any questions, need any information, or if we can help you get connected here at Faith, please let us know by filling out your digital connection card or by visiting our website at 4fcc.org. Thanks again and let's worship!

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Sunday Worship - Sept. 12, 2021
I'd have faith but __________


This Sunday we are celebrating two groups of students by gifting them with a new Bible. Our 2nd grade students receive a Bible wrapped in 4 layers to remind them that:


The Bible is old (Brown)

The Bible is valuable (Gold)

The Bible is filled with wonderful stories (Comic Strip)

The Bible is inspired (White)


Our 2nd graders this year are:

- Kellen Beardslee

- Jacob Farid

- Myra Ghioto

- Jayden Sutherlin

- Ezra Swafford

- Leland Sweetman


7th Grade students receive a new bible as they enter into the Journey (Confirmation) class.


Our 7th graders this year are:

- Owen Senk 

- Rueben Swafford

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Team Hernandez

Our Church Planting Ministry Partners in the Dominican Republic, Tammy and Jochy Hernandez will be with us on Sunday, September 26 for a brief time of connection, and then will join us again on Wednesday, September 29 to share extensively about the work they are doing.

 Make sure you carve out some time one of those two days to catch up with them! 

Upcoming Message Series

Ever notice how we’re quick to want things but quick to come up with excuses for why we can’t get there? Whether it’s sacrificing time, or something we enjoy, excuses abound. But what if we didn’t let those excuses get in the way of our spiritual lives? Join us at Faith Covenant Church as we explore how to get beyond our excuses and on to God's best for us.


September 12
I’d have faith but ______ (insert excuse here)

September 19
I’d grow but ________ (insert excuse here)

September 26
I’d serve but ________ (insert excuse here)

October 3
I’d share but ________ (insert excuse here)


Invite Your Friends!

Help spread the word and invite your friends to join us for our EXCUSE ME series. Click on the link below to download social media graphics to share as you invite your friends to join us!

Social Media Graphics

Lead or Host a Growth Group

Do you have a passion for building community or helping people grow? Then consider leading or hosing a growth group this fall.

We are looking for people who are willing to either lead a group, host a group, or do both for our fall church wide in October. Leading or hosting a growth group is an amazing way to help others connect more deeply with others and with God. We will train and guide you through the process so that you and your group have a great experience this fall.

If interested in helping, please contact pastorjames.bryde@4fcc.org.

Parents of College Kids Prayer & Support Group

Are you a parent of a college aged kid? Do you wish you had some other folks to talk through this unique time with and spend time praying for the specific needs of each other's kids? You're in luck!

Starting September 15th will be our brand new Parent's of College Age Kids Support Group. Join Julie Skaff and other parents of college aged kids to pray for the unique and specific needs of our college students as they navigate the realm of university. 


This group will meet weekly on Wednesday nights at 7 pm in the Library at Faith Covenant Church. 

Sign Up Today

City Covenant Hot Meal Program


City Covenant Church is serving hot meals to over 150 people, four days a week, to their community in Detroit.  On the 2nd Tuesday of each month FCC delivers donated food and supplies.

Donation Date:  Tuesday, September 14 , 2021

For an update list of needed food and supplies, go to 4fcc.org/city-cov.

- Drop-off donations at church by Sept. 14
- Porch pickups can be arranged with Lynne Wasiak
- Order items online at Gordon Food Service at the Orchard Lake/13 Mile Farmington Hills store for pickup on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 2 - 3pm. 
- Give online directly to City Covenant HERE or at 4fcc.org/giving, choose “City Covenant Food Pantry”.


Questions? Contact Lynne Wasiak

More Info

Faith Young Adults Tigers Game


When
: Tuesday, September 14

Time: 6:30pm

Where: Comerica Park


Come join Faith Young Adults for a fun night out cheering on the Tigers as they take on the Milwaukee Brewers!


First pitch is at 6:40pm at Comerica Park in Detroit. Meet at the big Tiger statue by 6:30, and we'll head to the box office and get general admission tickets. Prices should be $20-$30 at the gate.


Please RSVP if you're coming so we know who to look for at the game, and feel free to invite friends! Contact Peter Schultz at pschultz96z@gmail.com if you're interested!

From Grief to New Hope Workshop


This "From Grief to New Hope" workshop is available to anyone who is grieving. Each session includes a speaker who shares their own experiences and journey trough the grieving process. Participants are placed into small groups according to their loss (i.e. spouse, parent, child, etc.) and given the opportunity to share their feelings and challenges. This 8-week workshop meets on Monday nights from 7 - 8:45 pm starting September 20th at Ward Church in Northville. 

For more info: www.newhopecenter.net

Women’s Contemplative Retreat


Dates
: October 15-17, 2021

Who: All women

Location: Portage Lake Bible Camp

Cost: $160 ($100 reimbursement available for first time attending Portage Lake campers)

Register: HERE

Portage Lake Bible Camp is hosting a Women’s Contemplative Retreat October 15 – 17. Join a small group of like-hearted women as we “Come Away” from the busyness of life into a time of love with our Savior to the beautiful grounds of Portage Lake Bible Camp. A guided “mostly-silent” retreat with plentiful time for you and God alone to read, rest, pray, walk, & worship while also enjoying times of community and 1 on 1 Spiritual Companionship.

Possible car pool available if women are interested.


Contact Eyvonne.hook@4fcc.org for questions

Faith Covenant CARES for Farmington Hills


CARES of Farmington Hills is a local food pantry & resource center for the local community. We are partnering with them to provide needed items for their pantry.


Each month we will collect these items and deliver them to CARES. (sponsored by BnB / Boomers and Beyond)


For September we are collecting:

- Toilet paper

- Dollar Store laundry detergent


Drop off donations in the bin outside of the Fellowship Hall.

Questions contact Suzy Grecu or Carol Barrett

Join the Faith Kidz Team

Faith Kidz is growing! Fall teaching opportunities are available! Help is needed for the Welcome Desk, check-ins & teaching. 

September - December Online Sign Up


If you want to hang with our awesome kids, please contact Pastor Laura today!

Hospitality Volunteers

Coffee is back!  As some of our COVID restrictions begin to relax, one of the things that we are increasing is our hospitality efforts on Sunday mornings. Serving coffee, greeting at the front door, helping as an usher, we need to people to help with all of these. You can be a part of helping people have a great experience when they come to Faith by volunteering with our hospitality team. 


Want to help? Contact Pastor James by email or call 517-648-4506. He will help you get plugged in! 

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