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):
Sunday, March 19, 2017 — The People’s Lobby Town Hall Meeting @ FUMC
Reclaiming Democracy to put People & Planet First: A discussion about the Illinois Criminal Justice System & Bail Reform
Host: Rev. Charles Straight
Special Guest: Kim Foxx, State’s Attorney for Cook County, IL2:00pm — Gathering (with light refreshments) 2:30pm to 4:00pm — Meeting & Program Why are thousands of people locked up while waiting for trail because they cannot afford bail? What kinds of programs and services should be provided by the state? How can State’s Attorney Foxx change the way prosecution is done in Cook County, so fewer people are needlessly locked up? What can we do together to fix these and other related problems?
For more information and to RSVP, Contact: Alex Muhammad at 708-595-0566 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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