June 13, 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 - June 13, 2021
Why the Big Ten?
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Begins Today

What if the 10 Commandments were so much more than an ancient set of antiquated rules? What if instead they reflected wisdom from God and pointed us to how we can live our best lives? Join us at Faith Covenant Church as we explore the Big Ten and discover how through them God is seeking to set us free. 

June 13 / Why the Big Ten?

June 20 / I & II

June 27 / III

July 4 / IV

July 11 / VI

July 18 / V

July 25 / VII

August 1 / VIII

August 8 / IX

August 15 / X

Invite Your Friends!

Help spread the word and invite your friends to join us for our BIG TEN series. Click HERE to download social media graphics to share as you invite your friends to join us!

Graduate Recognition Sunday

2021 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES


Jozsua Mekis / Walled Lake Central HS - Michigan State/Computer Science

Joshua Peterson / Farmington HS - Community College 

Luke Skaff / LUOA (Liberty University Online Academy) with his High School Diploma and an Associates Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies - University of Alabama/ Engineering

Nate Stang / North Farmington HS - Oakland Community College/Associates in Science then Wayne State/PharmD program

Aidan Stanley / Lincoln HS - Western Michigan University/Aviation Program


2021 COLLEGE GRADUATES


Peter Bologna / Taylor University, BS Computer Science/Cybersecurity
Zachary Kelley / Lawrence Technological University, BS Civil Engineering 

Kiera McRae / Michigan State University, major in Neuroscience, minor in Pharmacology/Toxicology. Plans to attend Vanderbilt University for PhD in Biomedical Sciences/Pharmacology

Maddie Stang / Calvin University, BA Early & Elementary Education

Markus Tepandi / Oakland Community College, Associate of Arts in Cinematography. Plans to attend Oakland University 

Annual Congregational Meeting

June 13th 1:00pm

Join us for our Annual Congregational Business Meeting via Zoom on Sunday, June 13 at 1pm.


Register to attend HERE


Agenda

Spring 2021 Annual Report

Proposed Budget

Jan 2021 Congregation Mtg Minutes


Register to Attend

VBS Donation Depot

We need your help! Want Faith’s VBS to be a great success? 


Please check out the Donation Depot after services to volunteer to bring some supplies that are needed in order for our team to put on the best event possible! Items are due back June 28th, and can be dropped off in the delivery box in the lobby at church.


Check out our online wishlist at Amazon.


Monetary donations will also be greatly appreciated. 

Online Wish List

Church Picnic

June 16th 6:30pm

The famous Church Picnic has returned!


Throw on your apron, whip up your famous dish, and bring it on out to our All Church Picnic on Wednesday, June 16th at 6:30pm.


Everyone is invited! June's picnic will be held at the pavilion at Heritage Park (24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills).

Here is how June's picnic will work. The church will provide a main dish (burgers and dogs). 

If your last names starts with:
• A-M, please bring a side dish

• N-Z please bring a dessert


To help us stay COVID conscious, we ask that you bring your own picnic blanket and/or lawn chair so that we can spread out a bit more. To help people of all levels of COVID caution feel welcome, we will also have a table of store bought, professionally prepared foods. 


Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your delicious foods. If you have questions, or want to volunteer, please contact Pastor James ([email protected]).

Breaking Bread

Looking to get know more people at Faith Covenant Church? Check out Breaking Bread! Breaking Bread is a simple system to help you meet some more folks. 


Go 4fcc.org/breaking-bread or click here to fill out the online form and we will pair you up with another person.


You can have meal together, grab some coffee, or just meet up in-person or via zoom. However you choose to do it, this is a great way for you to meet new folks and build better relationships. There is no agenda to these meet-ups, it is simply a chance for you to share who you are with other people. 


We will then help pair you up with someone else who also wants to meet new people. 

Breaking Bread Form

Vacation Bible School

Dates: July 12 – 15, 2021

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Ages: Entering Kindergarten – Entering 6th Grade (Fall 2021)

Pre-K available for Faith Covenant attenders

Cost: $25 / family max of $75

Dinner: 5:30pm – 6pm

Pick-Up Times: 7:30pm or 8:30pm

Registration: click HERE to register

“Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice.” Psalm 96:12 (KJV)


Happiness can be a fleeting feeling. One minute we are happy and the next we are not. At Joyful Nights VBS we will look at what it means to go beyond happiness and find joy. Kids will spend the week learning about how following Jesus can bring them joy. Join us for dinner, crafts, games, snacks, activities, and more!


All state & local COVID-19 protocols will be implemented & communicated for the week of VBS.  

Register

Joyful Nights Volunteers

Joy is a precious commodity.  Join us this summer (July 12-15/5:30pm-8:30pm) as we help kids find joy in following Jesus.  We are looking for greeters, registration table, and parking lot attendants!

Join the VBS Team

Summer Growth Groups

Looking for a place to plug in this summer? Join a summer growth group. Many of our existing groups are continuing, such as our Tuesday night women's group and our Saturday morning men's group. We've also got some new groups starting.


Check out "Think Like a Detective," led by Tim and June Kenny. In this brand new group that meets Sundays at the church during the second service they will be working through a video series by former atheist and cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace. Together they will talk through some of the most common questions and objections that NON-BELIEVERS and NEW BELIEVERS ask so that you can "always be prepared to give an ANSWER for the hope that you have" (1 Peter 3:15).


Or maybe you are looking to study a book of the Bible this Summer. If that's you, then check out our Tuesday night study on the book of James led by Mack Crandall.


Make sure you head over to 4fcc.org/groups to learn the details of all of our groups and to sign up for one that fits with your summer.


Have questions? Email [email protected]

Growth Groups

Joyful Nights Block Party

Date:  Fri, July 16
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location:  Faith Covenant Church

Save the date!  Join us for an evening of fun. Food Trucks, games, face painting, bounce houses, bungee jump, dunk tank & more.  Everyone is welcome!  Invite your friends, family and neighbors!

Hospitality Volunteers

Coffee is coming 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! 

Email Pastor James

Join the Faith Kidz Team

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


If you want to hang with our awesome kids, please contact Pastor Laura or click on the link below. 

Volunteer Today!

NAJO Garage Sale

Dates: June 17-18

Location: 1733 Ashley Ct., Commerce Township, MI

North American Japanese Outreach / NAJO, though it operates out of Faith Covenant Church, is not funded from Faith’s general budget, but is funded through fundraisers and donations to Faith for NAJO. This year we are trying to raise funds for NAJO through a garage sale.

You could be of help for this fundraiser in three ways:

1. Donate items for the garage sale.

a. Things NAJO will accept for the garage sale: small furniture (has to fit in a car for easy transport), household decorative items and knick knacks, kitchen items and appliances, toys, games, puzzles, bikes, books (in Japanese), jewelry, framed art, linens, sports items, other small working appliances, tools. All items must be new or gently used and good repair.

b. Things NAJO will not accept: furniture too large to fit in a car, large appliances, car parts, or anything that is broken.

c. Drop off items at 1733 Ashley Ct., Commerce Township, MI 48390 during the last week of May. Please call ahead to Masako Miyamoto to let her know that you have items you wish to drop off; 248-986-6861.

2. Help to price the items.

Please call Masako Miyamoto for information about when volunteers are needed to help with pricing; 248-986-6861.

3. Come and buy stuff at the garage sale on June 17-18.


If you have any questions, please contact Masako Miyamoto at 248-986-6861.


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ECC annual Meeting

At this year's ECC Gather delegates from Faith will be voting on behalf of FCC regarding the repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery. You can review this document on the church website at 4fcc.org/our-beliefs.

Please feel free to contact Pastor Mike or a member of Exec with any questions or comments. 

Diabetes Prevention Program

St. Joe's is hosting a Diabetes Prevention Program virtually beginning June 15.


For more information click HERE.

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