FAITH VISITOR’S WELCOME
Welcome to the Faith Family! The people of the Faith United Methodist Church are a part of Christ’s church universal. We believe that all people are persons of sacred worth, regardless of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or economic condition; and we welcome everyone to attend our church, receive Holy Communion, be baptized and admitted into membership. The heart of our Christian faith is Christ’s ministry of outreaching love. We are called to minister wherever Christ would have us work to heal and free others through the revelation of His work of salvation on the cross. We believe in God’s grace, which means the unearned and loving action of God in our daily lives. In spite of suffering violence and evil in the world, we assert that God’s grace exists everywhere. Despite any circumstances, we remain creatures brought to life by a just and loving God. We believe the reign of God is both a present and a future reality. Because of these beliefs we remain committed to the struggle for peace and justice for all people and work for a world where people are judged by the content of their character and not any other measure of the human condition.
We invite you to our Morning Worship – Sundays at 11am & Bible Study – Wednesdays at 7pm.In Christ’s Service, Pastor Charles M. Straight
FAITH NEWS & COMING EVENTS
Support Seniors on the Move Scholarship Fund: Purchase your Pecans & Pocket Calendar today!
Fellowship Challenge Ends 1.28.18 – Let’s Grow Our Circle: The member with the most guests wins a Visa Gift Card
What Should Be At The Root Of All Our Requests…PRAYER – Join us for 15 minutes of CORPORATE PRAYER each Sunday from 10:45am – 11am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Faith United Methodist Church Invites the Community to “The Star: A Journey to Christmas Service”
Dolton, IL – Everyone in the community is invited to attend Faith UMC for a Christmas service based on the themes of Hope, Love, Joy and Peace called The Star: A Journey to Christmas, December 24th at 11:00am”
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or so the old song goes. Yet is doesn’t always feel that way–the hectic holiday schedule, family pressures, and emotional wounds are just a few reasons. But Faith UMC sees the Christmas season as one that offers a unique opportunity to experience God’s love and grace in the midst of real life. Just like the first Christmas when Mary and Joseph took the long trip to Bethlehem and the Savior of the world was born in an unexpected way, God shows up surprisingly in our lives today and in ways we often least expect on our journeys.
“We are excited about the good news of Christ’s birth! We are a welcoming church with a huge heart for all people,” said Charles Straight, pastor.
In a season often marked by frenzied busyness, it is also an opportunity to set aside time to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ. This service is designed to help us place our focus on a far greater story than our own–the story of following the true light of the world.
With cookies and cocoa, carols, lighting of the Advent wreath, and a free devotional book for visitors, “The Star: A Journey to Christmas,” this event is the perfect opportunity for families throughout the community to come together to celebrate this special event in a meaningful way.
Faith UMC is a United Methodist Church located at 15015 Grant Street in Dolton. For more information, visit faithunitedmc.com or call 708-841-3939
Friends, I am reaching out to you on what is known as Giving Tuesday to make a sincere request. At Faith UMC, we have a big heart for doing and giving. 2017 was our year to “Serve Like Jesus” and I can say, we truly made every effort to live up to that mandate by increasing our work! If you are familiar with our ministry, you know we work hard and strive to do things that most churches our size cannot even imagine. Our challenge is that since we are…small in numbers, we do not have the resources to do BIG ministry and keep the bills paid. BUT THAT DOESN’T STOP US. We give until it hurts and then we ask God to send people like you to help!
Please take a moment today to consider Faith UMC Dolton as the worthy recipient of your much needed donation. A donation of any amount would help to ease the strain that we are feeling and threatens the continuation of our work including Annual Community Produce Sharing, Outdoor Family Gatherings, Community Computer Lab, Clothing, Toiletries, and Food Assistance, Providing Space for After School and Summer Programs, Social Justice Ministry and much more!
All gifts are tax deductible and should be made out to Faith UMC or give electronically at http://faithunitedmc.com/stewardship/.
THANK YOU for your help and prayers ~ Pastor Charles M. Straight
Our partner in ministry, Respond Now, is in need of gently used pots and pans for their housing clients. If you are able to help, please bring your donations to the church. They will be picked up by Respond Now staff.