May 1st News: A Celebrating Community

April 28, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Series– The Vision of Grace Family Fellowship: Who Are We?

Message– A Celebrating Community

This Sunday, we will this series where we’ve been asking the question: Who Are We?

In Luke 15, Jesus tells 3 stories that reveal the heart of God toward lost sinful people. In them, we hear about celebration. This Sunday we will look at these beautiful pictures of God love for us– and see why we, too, have great cause to celebrate!

To prepare, read Luke 15:1-32.

Also,after the service,  we will have our second “Family Meeting” to discuss the opportunities we have as a church. I believe this has been a great time for each of us to consider why this church is important and where we are going next. I hope that you will join us for a brunch and discussion of things to come! If you can, bring some food to share,

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Grace2F Bible Study

Each Wednesday we meet in the Fellowship Hall of Faith Community Church. The study starts at 7:00pm and goes until around 8:30pm. We will be discussing the sermon topic from the previous Sunday.

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Russell House Ministry

Sunday, May 15th at 2:00pm

Join us at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.

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Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

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Coming Soon!– A Book Study of The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn

On Wednesday May 18th, we will start this 6 week study. We meet in the Fellowship Hall (same as Sunday morning) from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Books will be available, free of charge, on Sunday, May 8th and Sunday, May 15th.

Here is what the book is all about;

Discover a joy more precious than gold! Priceless treasure is within your reach. And with it, liberating  joy. In Randy Alcorn’s The Treasure Principle, you’ll unearth a radical teaching of Jesus– a secret wrapped up in giving.Once you discover this secret, life will never look the same. And you won’t want it to.

 

Who Are We?: A Generous Community

April 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: The Vision of Grace Family Fellowship: Who Are We?

Message: A Generous Community

In Acts 2:42-47 and Acts 4:32-37, we see a picture of the generosity of the early church. How generous are you? How generous are we as a church?

It is important to consider these questions prayerfully because we, as Christians, are called to be extraordinarily generous.

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April 24th News: A Generous Community

April 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Series– The Vision of Grace Family Fellowship: Who Are We?

Message– A Generous Community

This Sunday, we will continue to ask the question: Who Are We?

In Acts 2:42-47 and Acts 4:32-36, we get a picture of the early church in Jerusalem. We see many characteristics that identify a group of believers. But one that is obvious and extraordinary is their generosity– towards both those inside and outside the church.

As we continue to think about Who Are We? as a church, we must address the issue of how we handle our money and possessions. The major theme we see in scripture is this idea of generosity.

To prepare, read Acts 2:42-47 and Acts 4:32-36.

I want to, again, encourage everyone who calls GFF your church home to make every effort to attend this entire series.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

Grace2F Bible Study

Each Wednesday we meet in the Fellowship Hall of Faith Community Church. The study starts at 7:00pm and goes until around 8:30pm. We will be discussing the sermon topic from the previous Sunday.

________________________________

Russell House Ministry

Sunday, May 15th at 2:00pm

Join us at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.

________________________________

Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

________________________________

Coming Soon!

In a few weeks we will begin a study on the book The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn. This is a very good study about a Biblical view of our money and possessions.

 

The Vision of Grace Family Fellowship: Who Are We?

April 17, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: The Vision of Grace Family Fellowship: Who Are We?

Message: A United Community

In 1 Peter 2:4-10, we are told that the church is made up of living stones that are build on the Living Stone (Jesus) to form a spiritual house. What does that mean? How does that really play out in a church?

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The Vision of Grace Family Fellowship: Who Are We?

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Series: The Vision of Grace Family Fellowship: Who Are We?

Message: A Missional Community

What does it mean to be a missional community? We see throughout scripture that our God is a sending God and the church is a vital part of that.

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April 10th News: The Vision of Grace Family Fellowship (Continued)

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Series– The Vision of Grace Family Fellowship: Who Are We?

Message– A Missional Community

This Sunday, we will continue to ask the question: Who Are We?

That’s important because who we are will determine where we go and what we do. This week we will see that our God is a missional God and he wants us to come together to be a missional community.

But what does that even mean? That’s our focus for Sunday as we spend the month of April thinking and praying about the next steps for Grace Family Fellowship.

To prepare read Acts 1:8 and Matthew 9:35-38.

I want to, again, encourage everyone who calls GFF your church home to make every effort to attend this entire series.

 

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

Grace2F Bible Study

Each Wednesday we meet in the Fellowship Hall of Faith Community Church. The study starts at 7:00pm and goes until around 8:30pm. We will be discussing the sermon topic from the previous Sunday.

________________________________

Russell House Ministry

Sunday, April 17th at 2:00pm

Join us at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.

________________________________

Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

A Description of “Biblical Community”

April 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Last week in our Sunday service, we looked at the stunningly beautiful community experienced by the early church in Acts 2:42-47. We saw how committed these believers were to one another and how powerfully that community impacted those around them.

As I was preparing for the message last week, I received an e-mail from an organization I really like called TRUEFACE. In it, they included a review of a book they wrote called Bo’s Cafe.I read this at our church meeting last week because I love the way the writer draws out the essence and beauty of real, authentic community… And I wanted to share it here because I believe it is an excellent definition for the kind of community we are called to in the Bible.

“Community—a place where we belong and are accepted—even when we do all we can to make others believe that we aren’t worthy. Community means standing together with each other, fully recognizing and disclosing our own blemishes and accepting others in the humility of knowing their path is not much different than our own. But, much more than that, a community of grace gently insists that we are lovingly honest with each other and ourselves about our sin and our needs. In openness and vulnerability, we can lay it all out on the table, and in return, receive a depth of love and protection that we never imagined. This, in turn, leads to the freedom to be transformed and truly move into maturity.”

Holly C ~ Amazon Review Bo’s Cafe

The Vision of Grace Family Fellowship: Who Are We?

April 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: The Vision of Grace Family Fellowship: Who Are We?

Message: A Committed Community

As we consider the question, Who Are We?, we will look at Acts 2:42-47 to discover what the early church looked like.

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