Faith Evangelical Church
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Developing Dedicated Followers of Jesus Christ

The Greatest of These Is Love
1 Corinthians 13
Feb. 22, 2015~ Pastor Andy Rice

Weekly Update

February Memory Verse:

“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."  - Hebrews 4:16



    I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you that we now have a youtube channel. For some the big question might be... Why? Having a youtube channel provides us with he opportunity to post our own videos, create playlist of Praise and Worship song as well as lists of any content that would helps us grow as a church family. 

A few weeks ago Pastor Andy and I were talking about how nice it would be to have play list of some of the songs we sing during our morning worship as well as maybe new ones we were working on so as to keep the learning curve down when they are introduced. Just a couple of weeks ago when we couldn't meet at the church building one of these playlists served as our music for the day. 

To start I want to share with you a few songs that are  on our New Song Playlist. These particular songs are by Sovereign Grace Ministries and we hope to incorporate them into our morning worship over the next year. Currently we have been working on one called "All I have is Christ" (included in the list) which serves as a reminder of the change in our standing before God because of what Christ has done for us.  Have and listen and may this be an encouragement to you today. 

Pastor Joshua


Wednesday, 7:00pm Prayer Meeting
Friday, 10:00am
Servant's Heart Food Pantry
Sunday, 9:30am
Prayer Group in the Prayer Room
Worship Service

PRAYER MEETING:   Wednesdays, 7:00pm

Our weekly prayer gathering continues each Wednesday at 7:00pm in the Prayer Room. Please feel free to join us in studying Scripture and in praying for the needs of our church family.   There is also a group gathering for prayer each Sunday before the service at 9:30am.  


You won't want to miss this fun event - our annual chili cook-off and cookie bake-off!  On Saturday, March 28 at 6:00pm we'll be having a fun night together of tasting chili, tasting cookies, and participating in some fun activities to benefit others in our church.  If you'd like to enter a chili, plan to bring it with you at 5:45 on March 28.  If you'd like to enter in your favorite cookies please plan to bake 3 dozen cookies (2 dozen to be tasted, and 1 dozen to be packed into care baskets).  Even if you don't plan to make a chili or a batch of cookies, plan to come anyway to taste and to judge to crown our new champions!  Even if you don't like chili, we'll be having additional food to eat, and we'll be spending time packing care baskets and making cards for people in our church family.  If you'd like, please consider bringing some kind of baked good, candy or treat to pack in the care packages (there will be 4-5 baskets total).  Come one, come all...and bring a friend!



Each month from now until November we'll be highlighting the items needed for the shoeboxes we'll pack for Operation Christmas Child.  The items collected will help us pack shoexboes for our OCC Carnival Night.  You can place your donations in the box at the back of the sanctuary.  For the month of February, we are collecting:  toothbrushes, toothbrush covers, toothpaste, bar soap, and travel-size tissues.  We got a late start in collecting, so please help us if you can with these items for the next couple of weeks!



The Northern Lights Youth Choir - a group of 50 teens from northern Maine - will be joining us once again on Friday, April 24 at 7:00pm for a wonderful concert of songs and skits.  You will be blessed by the ministry of this group and you won't want to miss it!  When the choir comes we'll need help with housing students and providing a meal on April 24.  If you are interested in helping out in these ways, please speak to Carrie Rice or contact the church office - and/or stay tuned for more details.  



 With winter weather upon us we want to be sure that we have your correct contact information.  In the event of a cancellation of a church activity, we generally spread the word in three different ways:  1) An automated calling service with a detailed message; 2) an email to our regular email contact list; 3) an announcement on our website.  The fastest and most direct means of finding out about a cancellation is through the phone message system, so if you haven't received one of those calls in the past, or if your phone number has changed, please be sure to contact the church office and give us the updated information.  



Annual Chili Cook-Off: March 28
Community Dinner:  March 20
Penny Crusade:  March 15 - May 3
Journey to the Cross (tentative):  March 29
Good Friday Service:  April 3
Resurrection Sunday:  April 5
Northern Lights Youth Choir Concert:  April 24


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The Greatest of These Is Love
1 Corinthians 13
Feb. 22, 2015~ Pastor Andy Rice