Happy Mother’s Day to ALL mothers…and women!

To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you
To those who lost a child this year – we mourn with you
To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains – we appreciate you
To those who experienced loss this year through miscarriage, failed adoptions, or running away—we mourn with you
To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears, and disappointment – we walk with you. Forgive us when we say foolish things. We don’t mean to make this harder than it is.
To those who are foster moms, mentor moms, and spiritual moms – we need you
To those who have warm and close relationships with your children – we celebrate with you
To those who have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children – we sit with you
To those who lost their mothers this year – we grieve with you
To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother – we acknowledge your experience
To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests, and the overall testing of motherhood – we are better for having you in our midst
To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year – we grieve and rejoice with you
And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising –we anticipate with you
This Mother’s Day, we walk with you. Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. We remember you.

Reposted from http://messymiddle.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/an-open-letter-to-pastors-a-non-mom-speaks-about-mothers-day/

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Join us for Holy Week

 

Palm/Passion Sunday, April 13th, 10:30 a.m.
Palm/Passion Sunday reflects Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem, then gradually shifts to a somber mood as we follow Jesus’ journey to the cross through scripture and song.  We will gather in the foyer, receive palm branches and process into the sanctuary shouting and singing “Hosannas,” laying the branches on the communion rail. 

Maundy Thursday, April 17th, 6:30 p.m.
A service of communion and foot washing (optional) as we remember Jesus’ final night with the disciples.

Good Friday, April 18th, 6:30 p.m.
A service of remembering Jesus’ final hours on this earth. It is only through Christ’s suffering and death that resurrection became possible.

Easter Sunday, April 20th, 10:30 a.m.
Christ is Risen!

Join us for new sermon series!!

Sundays at 10:30am

Living 3 Simple Rules FINAL

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Sunday, March 23:  Pastor Katy brings the message 3 Simple Rules: Do No Harm

Sunday, March 30: Pastor Mandi brings the message 3 Simple Rules: Do Good

Sunday, April 6: Pastor Katy brings the message 3 Simple Rules: Stay in Love with God

Join us on Sundays in Lent!!

 

March 16, 2014.  Second Sunday of Lent. Pastor Katy brings the message, Hear Again, For The First Time. Music by the chancel choir.  Communion will be served.

March 23, 2014.  Third Sunday of Lent. Pastor Katy brings the message, Do No Harm. Music by the chancel choir.  Communion will be served.

March 30th.  Fourth Sunday of Lent.  Pastor Mandi brings the message, Do Good.  Music by Generation Praise Band.  Communion will be served.  Worship followed by 5th Sunday Potluck after worship in Willenberg Hall.  All are welcome.

New Series: ELIJAH!!

 

 

 

 

Join us Sundays at 10:30am!

 

Elijah

January 26 – For the Love of Israel
1 Kings 16:29-33 and Hebrews 8:7-13

February 2 – Laid Aside
1 Kings 17:1-7 and Mark 14:32-36

February 9 – God of Fire
1 Kings 18:1-2, 17-19, 22-24 and Hebrews 12:25-29

February 16 – Throwing the Mantle
1 Kings 19:19-21

February 23 – Chariots of Fire
2 Kings 2:9-14 and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Join us for Advent and Christmas at Faith!

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SUNDAYS
Worship with us each Sunday in Advent at 10:30am.  Communion will be served.

BLUE CHRISTMAS
Thursday, December 19th
7:00 pm at Faith UMC

As we enter the Christmas season our world finds itself caught up in the joy and festivities that come with celebrating the birth of our savior, but for many of us there is deep grief and struggle that make this season anything but joyful. Regardless of the cause for grief, there is need within the church to set aside the festivities and acknowledge our human loss. For this reason, we will hold a special Blue Christmas service so that we may carve out a place and a time in the midst of the Christmas season for us to simply be.

CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNION & CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
Tuesday, December 24th
6:00 pm at Faith UMC