November 21, 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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Service Time Change

Beginning December 5, 2021 our service times will change to 1st service at 9:30am and 2nd service at 11:00am.

Mark your calendar and we'll see you then!

Newcomers Lunch

Have you started attending Faith Covenant Church in the last 6-8 months? Want to meet some other folks and learn more about our church and how you can get plugged in? Then make sure you come out to the Newcomer’s Lunch on Sunday, November 21 after the 2nd service.


If you would like to attend or have any questions, please let Pastor James know at pastorjames.bryde@4fcc.org.

Angel Tree

Each year we partner with Prison Fellowship to purchase presents on behalf of inmates who are unable to be home for Christmas. This year we have 56 families & over 130 kids. 


How can you help? 

1. Purchase gifts by picking up a tag at the Community Station on Sundays or by shopping online via our Amazon list. Return gifts unwrapped by Wednesday, December 8th to the church or have them shipped directly to us. 


2. Join us Sunday, December 12th as we wrap all the gifts for the families after services. Pizza lunch will be provided. 


3. Deliver gifts to families Saturday, December 18th starting at 9am from church. 


Questions? Contact Amanda Haelterman

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Giving Update

Oct 17 - $17,736

Oct 24 - $29,417

Oct 31 - $19,264

Nov 7 - $15,974

Nov 14 - $21,870


TOTAL: $104,261


Average weekly giving for the five weeks was $20,852. Average giving needed to meet budgeted expenses is $18,365 a week. Total year-to-date giving through October 31 was $438,157. This is more than the budgeted amount of $397,917.


If you call Faith Covenant your church home, please join us in giving faithfully and prayerfully that God will continue to provide what is needed to build his church and reach out to our community. Please click HERE if you wish to give online.

Blessings to all of you!

Serve on Christmas Eve

On December 24 we will host multiple services to celebrate Christmas Eve!

If you would like to participate in a traditional Christmas Choir or help to musically lead contemporary Christmas Carols please contact Nicole at nicole.haglund@4fcc.org for details.  

College & Young Adults Holiday Party

Date: Saturday, December 18

Time: 7pm

Location: Neals’ Home (24300 Locust Street, Farmington Hills)

Time to celebrate the end of the semester with a Holiday Party! All Faith Covenant college students and young adults are welcome to attend. Dinner, games, fun, & fellowship! Spread the word!!

Click HERE to RSVP by Wednesday, December 15.

Questions? contact Lynne Wasiak or Lauren Wasiak

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Join a Growth Group

Looking for a growth group to get plugged into? You can check out the available growth groups 4fcc.org/groups.

If you would like to talk with someone about finding the right group for you, you can swing by the Community Station and talk to a representative from the Growth Commission on Sunday, November 21st or email Pastor James.

Life Challenge Thanksgiving Breakfast

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and we are in need of a few more people who would like to help provide breakfast to the residents of Life Challenge.

We need people who are willing to help with food prep on 11.24 and others who are willing to help serve breakfast on Thursday, 11.25. This is a great way for you and your family to bless Life Challenge this holiday season.


If you would like to help, please let Alesha Erving  know.

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Kids Singing In Service

Calling Faith Kidz ages 3 and older!

Join us as we sing IN SERVICE on Sunday, December 12.  Rehearsals will be Sunday mornings between services (10:50am-ish) in Room 107.  Kids will perform in BOTH services. 

Rehearsal Dates:

- Nov 14, 21, 28 and Dec 5@10:50am

- Wed, Dec 8 at 6pm in the Sanctuary


Performance: Sunday, December 12th at both services.


Questions?  contact Pastor Laura 

Link to Song

Kingdom Kookie Elves

Date:  Saturday, December 4
Time:  8am - 12noon
Signup and Donations: click HERE

Faith Kidz and Youth Ministries are calling Kingdom Kookie Elves of all ages!


Kingdom Elves of all ages will bake, package and deliver cookies to congregation members, neighbors, and community leaders.


Kingdom Kookie Elves are ‘cousins’ of the famous Keebler Elves. Keebler says the elves have one oven with supernatural power that does all the work for them.


Kingdom Kookie Elves rely on supernatural powers as well. They are on a mission to spread Good News during this Christmas season to our congregational members, our neighbors and community leaders (such as teachers, firefighters and police officers) through the gift of cookies! While Keebler elves may use secret ingredients in their cookies, Kingdom Elves share the most important ingredient of all—Jesus!

Click HERE to sign up & donate food/supplies.

Contact Pastor Laura for more info. 

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Covenant World Relief

One of our Advent Lights opportunities is to help support the work of Covenant World Relief & Development, which is the humanitarian arm of our denomination. In the past year, CWR&D has been active in 45 countries on 5 different continents in relief and development efforts. Of the $1.74 million sent in support of CWR&D's mission, over a third of that last year went towards COVID relief. 


You can support CWR&D either through a one time gift, or as a family throughout the month of November, participating in the "Can for Change" drive, which gives you some daily tasks to develop an attitude of thankfulness and giving. Our CWR&D can and offering collection day will be Sunday, Dec 5.


CWR&D 2021 recap video (3 min)

Can for Change video(1 min)

Gratitude Calendar & Other Details

Cultivating Time with God

We all know we should spend time with God, but life so often gets in the way. Even when we find the time, our efforts at prayer or Bible study can leave us feeling like we don't know what we are doing. In this three week class we will be talking through the need for time with Jesus, how to get past some of the obstacles, and what to actually do to spend time during your week growing in relationship with God.

This class works through content found in John Mark Comer's book "The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry" and will meet on Wednesdays, December 1st, 8th, and 15th from 6:30-7:45 pm.

Click below to register.  Questions?  contact Pastor James

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Ladies Night Out / Christmas Craft

Women Ministries invites all ladies to join us at AR Workshop in Northville for a night of Christmas crafting, fellowship and fun. This event will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 7pm. This is a preregistration event and only those who register in advance are able to attend. 


Click HERE to register (Password: FAITH)
Registration will close December 2nd


Additionally, if you would like, you can go to the AR Workshop website, scroll down to see the calendar and click on the December 3rd private event. You will be prompted to enter a password which is FAITH.


Pick your project, enter your personal details, pay and your spot is secured! There are only 24 spots available for this event so please register as soon as possible to hold your spot. Projects start out around $30.

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Advent Lights

Serving & Giving Through the Holidays


Advent Lights makes it simple for you to make a difference this holiday season. Be it in person or from a distance make sure you’re part of one of the many different opportunities to do good this holiday season. Through gifts, meals, giving, singing and more our church has the opportunity to share the true meaning of Christmas with over 1000 people here in Metro Detroit and across the globe.


Operation Christmas Child / Oct 17 - Nov 14

Covenant World Relief / Nov 7 - Dec 5

City Covenant Church / ongoing

CARES in Farmington Hills / ongoing

Japanese Outreach / Nov & Dec

Life Challenge / Nov 24 & 25

Kingdom Kookie Elves / Dec 4

Angel Tree / Dec 12 & Dec 18


There are 3 ways to sign up for a volunteer opportunity:

1. Comment on your Connection Card

2. Contact the church office

3. Contact the project point person directly

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Safety Team

On Sunday mornings beginning Sunday October 31st, you may notice someone sitting at the rear of the sanctuary wearing a Red Lanyard that says Safety Team. This individual is there volunteering in the role of Emergency Incident Coordinator (EIC) to be a resource and to coordinate the response for any incidents that may arise during the service.

Faith Covenant CARES for Farmington Hills


CARES in 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 November we are collecting:

– Cold Cereal

– Individually wrapped bars for kids lunches


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

Questions contact Suzy Grecu or Carol Barrett

Administrative Assistant

Ministry at Faith is growing & our Pastors/ Leaders are in need of some assistance. We are looking for someone who wants to "add to ministry" by working in the office. 


Click below to view the job description. Please submit resumes to office@4fcc.org.

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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!

Prayer Requests

Now this is the confidence we have before Him: Whenever we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 John 5:14

Need Prayer?  Let us know how we can pray for you.

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