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
LENTEN ACTIVITIES 2018…..LOVE THAT TRANSFORMS
As Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day this year, this is an excellent opportunity for us to reflect on Christ’s inconceivable love for us!!! It is inconceivable in the flesh as we consider that when He died for us, we were “yet sinners.” He loved us enough to give His life for us even BEFORE we accepted Him! It is only through His Spirit that we can fathom such a love and it is his Spirit which motivates us to LOVE ONE ANOTHER!
From now until Resurrection Sunday, we will celebrate this DEEP abiding love with God and one another (you should know what’s coming next)…JOIN ME as we Learn of and Live this “LOVE THAT TRANSFORMS”. Check back periodically for events, lessons, fun, and lots and lots of LOVE.
John 4:9-11 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
Are you worthy of being called neighbor?
Neighbor, many of us know the story of the Good Samaritan who helped the injured man who was lying on the side of the road. The man who stopped and helped was a member of a shunned demographic. His people were seen as “half breeds” and were despised by society. After Jesus shared this story, a legal expert asked Jesus, who was the “neighbor” in the story. Jesus explained to him that the man who cared about the well-being of the stranger and helped him with no expectations was the true definition of BEING A GOOD NEIGHBOR. His love for mankind compelled him to help someone who may have stepped over him and kept going if the roles were reversed in this story.
At Faith Church, we strive to be good neighbors to those along our path in need of our love. As we continue to be TRANSFORMED THROUGH LOVE this Lenten season, we invite you to visit us and pray that you find a place of safety, comfort, and acceptance; that is what we have found in Christ and that is what we offer.
April 28, 2018 — Music In The Air: An Evening of Music at Faith Church
Featuring esteemed vocalists: Felicia Coleman-Evans, Delores Scott & Steve JonesDoors open at 4:30pm – Concert at 5:00pm Join us for this amazing musical experience of Classical – Jazz – Gospel – Blues Call for tickets: 708-841-3939
May 8, 2018 @ 7pm — On The Table…Your Voice Matters Join Faith Church in partnership with Pray for Dolton — This event is an annual forum designed to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships, and inspire action. We will begin with prayer, followed by dinner and lively conversation. There is no charge for this event but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, so we may prepare accordingly — Limited Seating for 40.
May 26, 2018 @ 9am — Scholarship Breakfast @ Faith Rev. Dr. Christopher Dodd – Keynote Speaker Pastor, New Community Church All you can eat pancakes / 501c3 Organization / Handicap accessible / Only $12 Proceeds will directly support students with tuition, books and housing. Our goal is to inspire our students and ease the financial burden of higher education.
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New Bible Study Series: EXODUS…”Through The Wilderness” – Wednesdays @ 7pm
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.