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2019 Life Conference Fundraiser

2019 Life Conference Fundraiser

Parents and caretakers, do you need a night out?

Young adults will be watching kids for a fundraiser on Saturday, October 27 at the Community Youth Center (212 S. Walnut Street, New Bremen 45869) from 6 to 10 p.m.

These funds will be used for young adults to attend the upcoming LIFE conference in Orlando, Florida from Sunday, July 7 to Sunday, July 14, 2019.

Diaper Dash

Diaper Dash

Faith Alliance is partnering with Rustic Hope, a pro-life organization in Russia, Ohio that helps young moms in need of baby supplies, to sponsor a Diaper Drive for the month of October. We would like to donate 15,000 diapers!

We are challenging each person in our congregation to donate $40 to help cover costs of the diapers. We will be buying them in bulk through Amazon to get the best deal for the money donated.

Please place your money for the Diaper Drive in the colored envelope in your bulletin and drop it in the diaper box at the back of the sanctuary. We’ll take it from there!

Let’s build a tower of diapers for this great organization!

2018 Missions Week

2018 Missions Week

Missions Conference 2018

November 4-7, 2018
International Workers of the Christian & Missionary Alliance:
Joel Meyer of Indonesia
Mark Carter of Kurdistan

Sunday, November 4th

beginning at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Christian & Missionary Alliance International Workers, Joel Meyer of Indonesia & Mark Carter of Kurdistan speaking during both services.

after 10:30 a.m. service
Potluck Lunch! The church will provide fried chicken. Please bring a side dish to share!

Monday, November 5th

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Q&A time with Joel Meyer & Mark Carter.
Pizza, wings, and salad will be provided.

Tuesday, November 6th

6-7:00 a.m.
Men’s Breakfast with Joel Meyer & Mark Carter at the New Bremen Coffee Shop.

6:30-7:30 p.m.
Women’s coffee and dessert with Joel Meyer & Mark Carter at the church.

Wednesday, November 7th

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Regular Wednesday night gathering with Joel Meyer speaking.

Look for inserts in your bulletins and in the Foyer with a space provided for you to check if you plan to attend one or all of the dates below. Please return it to the church so that we can get an accurate food count. Thank you!

LIFE Conference Fundraiser

LIFE Conference Fundraiser

There will be a fundraiser on Saturday, October 27 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. for the students attending the LIFE Conference next summer in Orlando, Florida. If you are a parent who would like a date night out, you can bring your children to the Youth Center (212 S. Walnut St) anytime after 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27th.

This is a great way for the students to serve you, and for the church to support these students attending the LIFE Conference! There is no specific fee, but donations are greatly appreciated!

REFIT Exercise Class For Missions

REFIT Exercise Class For Missions

REFIT is a cardio-focused class that combines movement with positive music. It is a great 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.

Join for fun sessions on Friday mornings from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. at the Community Youth Center (212 S. Walnut Street, New Bremen 45869).

Donations in any amount are welcome. All proceeds go to help fund Faith Alliance Missions. Please plan to join us. Thank you!

8-Week Discipleship & Outreach Experience

8-Week Discipleship & Outreach Experience

8-Week Discipleship & Outreach Experience

Please join us for Meal time will be 5:30-6:30PM then for the group experience from 6:30-7:30PM. Come and experience what will happen inside of a Gospel community group! Come as a group or as an individual and we will get you plugged in! We would love to have as many people as possible to join us for this 8-week Discipleship & Outreach experience.

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.


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.  On Tuesday, September 11th, at 6:30PM in the Fellowship Hall, Paul and Meladee Davis of Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, Africa will be sharing with us! We will also have coffee and dessert. We look forward to seeing you there! 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 on Sunday, September 9, Jay and Rhonda Hager will lead a 10-week Love & Respect marriage discipleship group at the church beginning at 9 a.m. Excited and burdened for marriages, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and his wife Sarah launched the Love & Respect conferences in 1999. Based on over 3 decades of counseling, as well as scientific and biblical research, this conference has given new life to thousands of marriages over the last 19 years. You can experience this dynamic material divided into 10 sessions for small group study.
Find out: Why do we negatively react to each other in marriage? How do I best motivate and energize my spouse? What if my spouse does not respond to me? Valuable insights for anyone desiring to grow in marriage. Sign up in the Foyer or contact Jay or Rhonda Hager.

The fall Monday night women’s Bible study will be Dance, Stand, Run by Jess Connolly. The dates will be September 10, 17, 24, and October 8, 15, & 22. The time will be at 7:15 p.m. at the church. In this six-week session, author Jess Connolly reminds us that grace is always good news. But have we forgotten about holiness? If you want to change the world and not be changed by it, you need the transformation of both. Dance, Stand, Run is an invitation to the modern Christian woman to step into the movements of abundant life: dancing in grace, standing firm in holiness, and running on mission. And the best news of all? You already have everything you need. As a daughter of God, He has already named you holy, set you apart for His holy purposes, and He has more than equipped you for the job. Through story and study, Jess casts a fresh vision for what it looks like to live set apart as women of God in today’s culture, and how you can be a catalyst for good right where you are. Please let Shelly Finke know if you plan to attend so that study books can be ordered, at shelly@nktelco.net. Thank you.

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.

Women’s Spring Retreat 2019

Save the dates! Next year’s women’s retreat will be taking place at Hueston Woods Lodge. The dates are March 29-31, 2019.

Start saving for a weekend of relaxation and refreshment. We will be diving into God’s word each day, and there is plenty of space for quiet time and fellowship with other believers. We desire this to be a weekend of spiritual growth and renewal!

There will be “Savings Plan” jars in the Foyer space. These jars show how much to save each week if you want to save a little here and there toward the cost of the retreat. It is super affordable and there are options for more people per room to keep costs even lower, if you wish. Please plan to join us!

Opportunities to Get Involved

Opportunities to Get Involved

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

Membership classes are being offered. 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.

Harry and Kathy Walker will be on furlough in September after another 4 years on the field in France. They will be in the U.S. on September 11th. The Walkers will be in need of a 4-door sedan when they arrive back. If anyone has something that they would like to sell to the Walkers at a reasonable price, please contact the church office. Thank you in advance!

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!

8-Week Discipleship & Outreach Experience

Meal time is at 5:30-6:30PM, and group experience from 6:30-7:30PM.  Come and experience what will happen inside of a Gospel community group! Come as a group or as an individual and we will get you plugged in! We would love to have as many people as possible to join us.

Regular Wednesday Night Live activities (beginning at 5:30 p.m) 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.

Moms 4 Real

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!

Lima Rescue Mission

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.

Meal Train

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

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!