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.
We invite you to our Morning Worship – Sundays at 11am & Bible Study – Wednesdays at 7pm.In Christ’s Service, Pastor Charles M. Straight
HAPPENINGS AT FAITH CHURCH
2017 Lenten Season! Lent 2017 begins March 1st, Ash Wednesday thru Thursday, April 13th
This year’s theme is “Moving Closer To God” and as always we want you to join us as we grow in Faith, Wisdom, & Relationship with the Lord, our God!!! Join us for 40 days of sacrifice, consecration, and intimate time with the God of our salvation. Challenge yourself to be more purposeful about your DAILY walk with Christ. Check in every day as we share ways to focus on our Lenten goals…We can’t wait to hear about your experiences.
Daily Lent Challenge (40 Ideas for keeping a Holy Lent):
Lenten Services – All Services Begin @ 6:30pmWednesday, March 29, 2017 TCUMC – 15546 Lexington Avenue – Harvey, IL Rev. Claude King – Preacher Wednesday, April 12, 2017 TCUMC – 15446 Lexington Avenue – Harvey, IL Rev. Jacques A. Conway – DS, Preacher
Bible Studies is on Thursdays through April 13th. We will take a break on April 20th & Bible Study will resume on Wednesdays beginning April 26th.
THE SCANDALOUS GOSPEL OF JESUS: BIBLE STUDY SERIES
Join Pastor Charles M. Straight Every Wednesday from 7pm-8pm as he recounts the events surrounding the crusade of the ULTIMATE FIXER! Eyewitness Matthew gives details of scandalous temptation, miracles, and mayhem! Are You A Gladiator!
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.
Saturday, April 8th from 11am to 1pm
Leadership Workshop for ALL FUMC Leaders
Sunday, April 16, 2017 @11am
Living The Resurrection: From Celebration to Dedication
Join us at Faith in the GREAT CELEBRATION of the most significant event in history; the resurrection of Jesus the Christ! A Classical 3-Piece Stringed Ensemble will lead us in worship, and then we will hear a stirring account of the DEATH, BURIAL, and most importantly, RESURRECTION! Then remain with us following worship for a light meal.
FAITH UMC “LET THERE BE LIGHT” PROJECT
Faith UMC Family & Friends, the lights throughout our church are in dire need of being replaced. Over 75% of the fixtures no longer work properly. Unfortunately, this project can no longer be put off. Even when new bulbs are installed, a number of the lights flicker constantly and others won’t come on at all. Additionally, these fixtures are outdated and fail to meet ANY energy efficiency standards. We must replace the lights or be in darkness.
The total cost including parts and labor is $7500. Our plan is to have the work completed by December 31, 2017. This will require 2 phases. The first phase is the ACQUISITION PHASE. We need to purchase all of the fixtures at the same time to receive a discount. This phase will be $4200. If 20 people give $35 per month for 6 months or 40 people give $17.50 per month, we will reach our goal for Phase I by June.
The next phase will be the INSTALLATION PHASE. With your donations, by July, we will have all of the new fixtures and will need $3300 for labor. Thank God, the contractor has agreed to start the work with good faith. During PHASE II, we will need 20 people to give $27.50 per month or 40 people to give $13.75 per month for 6 months.
As you can see, we have given this a lot of thought. As much as we need the lights repaired, we must continue to support our outreach ministry and cover other operations expenses with funds above and beyond our regular tithes and offerings. Please email us your commitment phase and amount. As the project progresses, we will keep you apprised of the results.
We believe our members and friends will commit to this project. We are thanking God in advance and we hope you will join us next year for the unveiling. “Let There Be Light!”
Rev. Charles M. Straight