A camping trip to East Harbor State Park on Lake Erie is scheduled for Friday, June 29 to Saturday, June 30. The cost is free. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, June 17. Sign-up sheet is posted on Pastor James’ office door. If you plan to attend please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, snacks (if you want), swim suit, (onepiece please), extra pair of clothes, toiletries, bug spray, and anything else you may think of. We’ll leave from the church at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 29 and return by noon on Saturday, June 30.
This year’s vacation Bible school (VBS) will be held Sunday, July 15 through Thursday, July 19th at 6:30-8:30 p.m. each night for ages 3 (potty trained) through incoming 5th grade (Fall 2018). The kids will continue to learn that they are created by God and built for a purpose!
Don’t miss your opportunity to help with our annual VBS—Maker Fun Factory. Volunteers are needed to providing supplies for various stations and activities, help with decorations before the Sunday start and/or being on-site during VBS as assistants/leaders.
Take a look at the donation board of needed items in the education buidling hallway and then bring in your items by July 8th to help make VBS another great success.
Register on https://faith-alliance.org/ (right column on the main page). Contact Gina Tangeman (567-644-9313 or email@example.com) or Kristin Lampert (419-905-5253 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to volunteer.
God’s Powerful Tool of Community, Part II-Acts 2:42-47(Pastor Josh Kalichman, May 13, 2018, Sermon Audio)
“God’s Powerful Tool of Community,” Acts 2:42-47
To download this sermon (click on icon on the far right).
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).
- 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)
- Once into your account, click on Kroger Community Rewards at the bottom of the page under the “Community” heading
- 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.
- Go to smile.amazon.com and log-in to your Amazon account.
- Click on “Accounts & Lists”
- Click “Your AmazonSmile”
- Click on “Change Charity”
- Search “Faith Alliance Church of New Bremen” and select it.
Please call the church office if you have any questions during sign-up.
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. Contact Dru Meyer at 419-629-3495 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Email Pastor Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church at 419-629-3688 to sign up for a Sunday morning or Wednesday night group.
We appreciate all the continued prayers and support for our friends in Ukraine, Gabon, Africa; Navajo Hardrock Reservation in Arizona and other sites/organizations as we look forward to the following upcoming missions trips:
- Tea House in June 2018 (Vacation Bible School/Field Forum) – contact Jodi Shimp
- Gabon in June 2018 (Hope House Vacation Bible School) – contact Pastor James
There will be a Children Choosing Christ training session on Monday, June 11 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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 (email@example.com, or text/call at 419-905-5253). Thank you for considering!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Maggie Hibner at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Cram 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!
Join the drama team and perform at Sunday services once or twice a month. Just contact the church office or Shelly Finke.
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.
Gift giving ministry: Meal Train – A way to bless our faith family.
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!
The Faith Alliance Church app is available on smartphones, tablets and iPads.
You can listen to sermons & podcasts on-the-go, stay updated with events and weekly information. Users also have opportunities to give, add a prayer request and read articles. In addition, you can access the Christian & Missionary Alliance’s (C&MA) website, our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. If you have questions please contact Kristin Lampert at email@example.com, or call the church office. App developed by Apollo Apps LLC.