419.629.3688 | 06670 New Knoxville Avenue, New Bremen, OH 45869 | trent@faith-alliance.org

REFIT Exercise Class For the Adoption Fund

REFIT Exercise Class For the Adoption Fund

REFIT is a cardio-focused class that combines movement with positive music. It is a grat class for beginners or fitness enthusiasts.

Simple movements and fun, uplifting music will have you sweating and smiling! Family friendly, children are welcome to join in or there is childcare provided.

This session will run Friday, July 20th to August 17th on Friday mornings, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. at the Community Youth Center (212 S. Walnut Street, New Bremen).

Donations are welcome, all proceeds go to help fund ministries. This session’s ministry is the Faith Alliance Adoption Fund. Please plan to join us. Thank you!

Beulah Beach Father-Son Retreat

Beulah Beach Father-Son Retreat

Beulah Beach, in Vermilion, Ohio, will be holding their annual Father & Son Retreat on August 17-19, for sons ages 5-18.

It’s a 3-day retreat that’s sure to make a huge impact in your relationship with your son and your relationship with Christ.

“Cool Man Stuff” includes a lake with jet skis, paddle boats, and canoes; grilling lots of meat; a Sasquatch Hunt; sports and more fun manly activities!

Retreat prices are $180 for Dad and 1 son, each additional son is $60. The price includes food, lodging, and masculine, don’t-tell-mom fun. See the website here for more information or click here to get registered! Don’t miss out on the fun!

Annual Church Picnic & Baptism Service

Annual Church Picnic & Baptism Service

Faith Alliance’s annual Church Picnic will be held on Sunday, August 26, at 5:00 p.m. at the Lake Loramie shelter house in Fort Loramie.

Baptisms will be in the lake after the meal. If you are considering being baptized, please speak with one of the pastors.

Hot dogs and buns, plates and cutlery, and condiments will be provided. Please bring a dish or two to share at the picnic, your own beverages, and lawn chairs. Also, feel free to bring you own lawn games. See you there.

Support Faith Alliance With Your Purchases

Support Faith Alliance With Your Purchases

Donate to Faith Alliance Using Kroger and Amazon Reward Programs

We all make purchases, but did you know you can support Faith Alliance with your purchases?

Support Faith Alliance via Kroger Plus Card

If you have a Kroger Plus Card, you can link it to Faith Alliance Church. Kroger will give a designated amount of what you spend at Kroger back to the church (Note: Customers must re-register their Plus cards for Community Rewards at the start of each year. Kroger can consolidate your Plus Card accounts into one if you have multiples).

To sign-up:

  1. Go to www.kroger.com and click on Sign In/Register. (If you do not have an online Kroger account, click ’New Customer’ to sign up for one. Create a username and password and choose your home Kroger store)
  2. Once into your account, click on Kroger Community Rewards at the bottom of the page under the “Community” heading
  3. Click on “Enroll” under Community Rewards and enter the church’s NPO number 70634, or search “Faith Alliance” and select it.

Support Faith Alliance via Amazon Smiles

Did you know that Amazon offers a rewards program?! If you use Amazon, you can link it to Faith Alliance, and 0.5% of your purchases will be donated to the church. You must shop through smile.amazon.com in order to receive the benefits for the church, not just amazon.com.

To sign-up:

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com and log-in to your Amazon account.
  2. Click on “Accounts & Lists”
  3. Click “Your AmazonSmile”
  4. Click on “Change Charity”
  5. Search “Faith Alliance Church of New Bremen” and select it.

Please call the church office if you have any questions during sign-up.

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

Please pray for the following Bible study/groups; show your support and prayerfully consider participating.


Join us at Great Commission Women on Tuesday, August 14th at 6:00 p.m.. We will be having pizza for dinner, followed by desserts and coffee in the Fellowship Hall. At 6:30 p.m., we will hear from Sheila Meyer as she shares about her life and ministry in Indonesia.

Great Commission Women meetings meet on the second Tuesday night of every month (March to December) at 6:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Their purpose is to pray for the needs, health, support, and guidance for our missionaries. Please bring along your missionary prayer letters, or we will provide you with one. Contact Dru Meyer at 419-629-3495 or midrum@nktelco.net.

The Moms for R.E.A.L. group meets on the second and fourth Friday every month at 9 to 11 a.m. Contact Maggie Hibner at magghibner@gmail.com.

Prayer group meetings at the church at 6 p.m. to pray for the Revive team of Auglaize County (visit Facebook and www.reviveoh.com for updates and/or more information).

Discipleship Groups

Beginning Sunday, June 3 at 6:30pm and continuing through the summer, we will enjoy evening sermon discussion and fellowship in the Kuenning-Dicke Natural Area, northeast of New Bremen at 4336 Lock Two Road. Enjoy flexible activity outdoors, children and all ages welcome. In case of rain, meet at Faith Alliance. Wednesday evening dinners and groups will resume in September.

All young adult ladies are invited to a bible study in Room 1 in the Education wing at the church for a six-week series on the Book of Titus, through RightNow Media on June 11 & 25; July 9 & 23; August 6 & 20. In this Book of the Bible series, Chip Ingram unpacks the book of Titus. He challenges us to display the gospel in our lives through doing good. We do good works not to earn God’s favor, but as a result of God’s favor. When the gospel has truly taken root in our lives, it produces the fruit of godliness. As we pass these things on to future generations, the Church stands in bright contrast to the darkness of the world. Please RSVP to Sherry by texting (419-733-6325). Thanks.

The four-session summer Women’s Bible Study (tentatively to be held at Shelly Finke’s house) will take place at 7:30 p.m. on the Mondays of June 11 & 25 and July 9 & 23. The source material will be Watch Your Mouth: Understanding the Power of the Tongue, by Tony Evans. There’s a study book to go along with the DVD. A text is available and an additional study book if interested. Please contact Shelly on book prices and sign-up in the foyer

The Tuesday women’s bible study for Dance, Stand, Run by Jess Connolly, has been cancelled. All women are invited to Shelly Finke’s pool on Sunday, June 10, from 1:30-4:30 for a time of fellowship and fun. Feel free to drop in anytime in the afternoon (and stay as long as you like). You may want to bring your own chair, drinks and snacks. There will be an announcement if cancelled due to weather.

There will be a 4-week men’s bible study starting Sunday, June 24th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 1 of the Education Unit. The study is Watch Your Mouth: Understanding the Power of the Tongue, by Tony Evans. Join facilitators Alan and Austin Fenters in tackling the taming of the tongue. Sign up in the foyer or contact Pastor Josh at josh@faith-alliance.org.

Email Pastor Josh at josh@faith-alliance.org or call the church at 419-629-3688 to sign up for a Sunday morning or Wednesday night group.

Opportunities to Get Involved

Opportunities to Get Involved

We appreciate all the continued prayers and support for our friends in Ukraine, Gabon, Africa; Navajo Hardrock Reservation in Arizona and other sites/organizations.

Membership classes will be offered beginning July 8. You may miss one of the four sessions and make it up on a different date. If you’d like to become a member at Faith Alliance, please let one of the pastors know, or call the church office.

There are area training sessions for Children Choosing Christ for anyone wanting to share the Gospel message with CCC at their county fair. This year’s theme is “Dinosaur Dig the Phenomenal Find!” This training is open to anyone who’d like to become better equipped to share the Gospel message. Contact Rhonda Hager for more information. 567-644-9953.

Volunteer for the kids church schedule (one month out of the year) and/or volunteer for the nursery, preschool and children on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. Contact Gina or Kristin (kristin@faith-alliance.org, or text/call at 419-905-5253). Thank you for considering!

Backpack Program
New Bremen churches are partnering to assist families who may need assistance buying school supplies. The “Backpack” back-to-school program will supply a backpack with all needed school supplies for the upcoming school year!

  • See the display board in the Education Wing on July 1st & 8th
  • Take a tag and purchase school supplies
  • Return to the church by July 15th

We are currently searching for a janitor at the Youth Center on Walnut Street. It is a few hours per week. If you would like further information, please contact Pastor Trent. Thank you.

Wednesday Night Live activities (beginning at 5:30 p.m. – returning this September) will need of volunteers for youth evening activities and children’s evening activities. If you are interested in being in a rotation or can commit to multiple Wednesday evenings, please contact Kristin Lampert.

The Moms 4 Real group needs three to four people to help with child care on the second Thursday of every month from 9:15-11:15AM. If you are interested, please contact Tina Barhorst at tmroessner@gmail.com or Maggie Hibner at magghibner@gmail.com. This group needs some people to sit and play with their kids while the mothers get to meet together to encourage and enjoy one another’s company. If you are not already you will need to be Safe Place certified. If you are not aware of the Safe Place Policy then they will fill you in. Thank you!

Volunteers can serve at the Lima Rescue Mission in Lima, Ohio on Sundays (leaving at 3:45 p.m. for set-up then returning around 7 p.m.). Sign-up sheets in the main foyer of the church or you can contact Kay Roeth (419-629-3399) or Gina Tangeman (419-629-0194) to pick up a key and use the church van. Maximum of five people per trip due to limited space in kitchen.

Also, the Lima Rescue Mission needs small bottles of shampoo and conditioner (travel size), which can be brought into the church office.

Volunteers can also check for local assistance opportunities on www.mealtrain.com. Contact Julie Ferguson for more detail and see link below:


A new group in St. Mary’s will experiment with being a local “missional group” that is centered on outreach to our neighbors. These meetings will be at Cierra Otting’s house every other Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This group is open to anyone. Contact Cierra Otting or Josh Kalichman at josh@faith-alliance.org, or call the church office.

Donate your gently worn, used or new shoes to help the local YMCA raise funds for an organization collecting shoes so you can support micro-enterprise vendors. Micro-enterprises  small businesses in developing nations. They typically involve a one-person operation while some micro-enterprises represent a family business depending on size. So drop your donated shoes in the bin located in the foyer. Thank you!

Like basketball? Meet up at the youth center every Thursday from 7:30-9:00 p.m. to play. Must be in high school or older to participate. If you have any questions, please see Pastor James.

CramTheVanCram the Van!

Remember Cram the Van occurs on the second Sunday of every month, so look for donation bags the Sunday before then plan to bring your donations to the church then.

Our current donations – gently used coats for the winter

Thanks so much for your support!

Cooking Ministry Volunteers Needed for Wednesday nights, Sunday monthly Love Feasts and special events (contact Shelly Finke)

Desserts – desserts are needed for our Wednesday Night gatherings. Would you be able to bake desserts once or twice a month?

Laundry – towels, wash cloths and tablecloths need washed regularly.

Food Prep – help is needed Wednesday evenings from 4 to 7 p.m. to get the meal ready about twice a month on a rotating basis.

Love Feast – These are potluck meals on communion Sundays with needs for set-up table service and drinks and with clean-up.

Coffee Bar – substitutes to keep the coffee filled on Sunday mornings. In addition, help to clean out the coffee airports after the second service. Positions include early set-up, between services, and clean-up (on an as-needed basis).

Please sign up in the foyer, call the office, or contact Shelly Finke. Thank you.

Meal Train Opportunities

Meal Train Opportunities

Gift giving ministry: Meal Train – A way to bless our faith family.

Current listing:


What is Meal Train?
A meal train is the process of organizing meal giving on-line by matching the special meal needs and requests of the recipient with the availability and abilities of meal givers.

Meal trains are commonly organized after significant life events, including birth, adoption, surgery, illness, death, divorce, new job, or moving to a new community. During significant life events, schedules and routines are often disrupted and the cooking of a healthy meal may become very difficult. The organization of a meal train helps ensure that during these challenging times, a nourishing meal is provided.

Ways to participate in a meal train?
1. Call Julie Ferguson, our Meal Train coordinator (419-977-2129) or Kristin Sprague, our Care Coordinator (419-629-3688) and ask to be added to our phone, email or Facebook alerts when a meal gift is needed.
2. Connect to our website: faith-alliance.org. Active Meal Trains are listed on our home page.

If you would like to receive a meal train…
Please Call Julie Ferguson or Kristin Sprague and we will connect you to the train!

Thank you for your consideration and support of this important ministry!

Tuesday Mens Weekly Breakfasts

Tuesday Mens Weekly Breakfasts


Join the weekly Men’s Breakfast Fellowship every Tuesday from 6 – 8 a.m. in the church fellowship hall for eggs/toast, bagels, cereal, muffins, and coffee. At each breakfast we will commit the tasks of the day to the Lord, offer encouragement to one another, and learn to use the workplace as a mission field. Come and leave as needed. Everyone is welcome. Text/call (419-733-9441), email (trent@faith-alliance.org) or talk with Pastor Trent.

Cierra’s Sunrise (Fundraising Art Project)

Cierra’s Sunrise (Fundraising Art Project)

Need a special gift? God’s inspiring world prompted Holly Bertke to a create a special artwork she titled “Cierra’s Sunrise”, which provides a base for artworks for purchase where all funds support Cierra Otting’s upcoming missions trip to Gabon, Africa to continue her work there.

Cierra has participated in Gabon Africa mission trips and is currently raising funds to return there soon. Enter Holly Bertke, a photographer who captured “Cierra’s Sunrise” early this fall at her home. “The serenity of the fog mixing with the bright sunrays created a beautiful palette,” Holly said.

Holly used enhanced original photography along with the Isaiah 32:18 Bible verse to create this special artwork, which can now be ordered at the church (see forms in the lobby). All proceeds from orders will be given to the fund for Cierra Otting’s missions trip to Gabon, Africa. Prints are ordered on Thursday of each week until this special fundraising sale ends on December 17.

“I thought of Cierra leaving home to go to Gabon and the insecurities that could come with that,” Holly said. “God reminded me of the peace I felt that morning when I took this photo and prompted me to share it with others in support of Cierra’s journey.”

Canvas wrap prints (ready to hang) are available in a 18 x 24 size at $125 with a 12 x 16 size at $80.

Giclee paper prints (ready to frame) are available in 18 x 24 sizes at $105 with a 12 x 16 size at $55.

Completed orders and cash/checks can be turned in at the church office. Please make checks payable to Holly Bertke.

Cierra continues this special story below…

“While I am there I will do doing some work in collaboration with E4 at the Hope House. I will also be doing some volunteer work at a non-profit called Nothing is Lost. My education is in counseling and sociology and they are a counseling organization so that is a very exciting opportunity. We are also looking into me teaching English classes through Nothing is Lost as well. I will be staying with MG, which is super exciting in its own right! I am excited about being able to be a part of daily life there, not just as a short term visitor.

In regards to “Cierra’s Sunrise”: this whole process has been one of the most humbling experiences I have ever been through. When I stood on stage at church and told them I was ready to go back and I needed their help to get there, they really rose to the occasion, in more ways than just this picture. When Holly told me about the picture all I really remember is thanking her and giving her a hug. I have been so over whelmed and in awe this whole process I feel like I am having a delayed reaction time. God just keeps giving me the gift of being able to see clearly His people moving to make things happen for His Kingdom, and it’s awesome!

Also: I have a blog I have been sharing more of this journey on. The website for this is: cmotting.wordpress.com” – Cierra Otting