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
GOOD NEWS: The 2017 Bishop’s Appeal special offering raised more than $71,400 for the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund – Faith had a lot to do with that success!
October 1st – Weekly Call to Prayer Launch: Join us for the launch of our weekly Call to Prayer. Standing on Faith at Faith UMC. 15 minutes of prayer each Sunday at 10:45am. This month’s emphasis – The Cares of the World…Corrupt Government, Natural Disasters, Wars and Rumors of Wars, Racial Unrest, Hunger, and the list goes on. These issues weigh on our hearts and minds and we are coming together each week in October to ask God to Heal the Land. Stop by for prayer. “Heal the land, heal the land – Our prayer is, to heal the land”
October 8th – Laity Sunday
October 14th – 43.30.9 Pastor’s Appreciation from 4pm-7pmCelebrating 43 Yrs as a Licensed Minister / 30 Yrs as a HIV Survivor / 9 Yrs as Pastor of Faith UMC
New Bible Study Series: “We Offer Christ To You” – A Study in Evangelism
Join Pastor Charles M. Straight Every Wednesday @ 7pm beginning August 30, 2017
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.
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