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
Dear Faith Family,
Please join us in prayer for our members, Katherine and Kyle and former pastor, Dennis in the loss of their father and grandfather. We will share further information as received.
LENTEN ACTIVITIES…..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.
1. Describe a person you find difficult to love. What specific lesson can you learn from these verses to apply to that relationship?
2. Love believes the best of others and sees them not as they are now, but as they will someday be. How do you want others to see you? Now think of people you’re closest to through this accepting lens. How does God want you to see them?
Father, love is not weak or passive. It’s fierce and active and transformational. Through love You changed the world. Through love please change me. I want to love others with this brand of love–patient, kind, happy for others, humble, enduring, and never-ending love. Help me start with this: When my criticism flares today, please help me to believe the best of the other person. When I feel irritated today, please help me to see the other person as who he is becoming by Your grace. Because You first love me, help me to love others. In the name of Jesus, whose love never ends, Amen.
Saturday, February 24th / 3pm to 5pm (At Faith United MC)
Mayor Riley H. Rogers Presents: A Tribute To Black History Month
Two one-act plays with professional actresses, appropriate music, special effects and narration.
Follow the Moral Justice Podcast on SoundCloud…..Presented by Colab Media – Colab Leaders: www.colableaders.com/moraljustice
Check Out New Episode With Special Guest Daniel Bliss
Listen every week as Rev. Charles Straight discusses topics related to Ethical and Moral Justice.
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New Bible Study Series: EXODUS…”Through The Wilderness” – Wednesdays @ 7pm
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
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.