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

Exodus Part 8 -Worship
Exodus 24
Nov. 22, 2015~ Pastor Andy Rice

Weekly Update

November Memory Verse:

“The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, 'The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty.'"   Exodus 34:6-7a (ESV)



There's a lot going on in this weekend in the life of our church, and a lot more going on as we look ahead to the month of December.  I hope you'll be able to take some time to look through this Weekly Update and see if there are some ways you can serve alongside us.  At the very least, we would appreciate your continued prayer support - specifically that the Lord would sustain us during this busy time, but more importantly, that He would bear fruit from all of our efforts.

See you Sunday, if not sooner! 

Pastor Andy 


Wednesday, 7:00pm Prayer Meeting
Friday, 10:00am
              5:00 & 6:00pm
Servant's Heart Food Pantry
Food Pantry & Thanksgiving Community Dinner
Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm OCC Collection 
Sunday, 9:30am
               11:45am - 5:00pm
Prayer Group in the Prayer Room
Worship Gathering  (with OCC Dedication)
OCC Collection
Christmas Decorating


Our weekly prayer gathering meets 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.  




Our official collection and dedication Sunday for Operation Christmas Child is this Sunday, November 22.  If you would like to pack a shoebox on your own but need a shoebox, please let us know!  We have shoeboxes of all shapes and sizes to giveaway.  If you need more information, let us know that too.  On Dedication Sunday we'll bring our shoeboxes and offer a special prayer of dedication.  On that same Sunday our monthly mission offering will go to Samaritan's Purse to help cover the shipping cost of the shoeboxes.  


3rd SUNDAY OFFERING:  This Sunday!

This Sunday we'll be collecting our monthly mission offering to support the ministry of Operation Christmas Child.  Our church put together more than 60 boxes through our Carnival Night and the cost to ship each box is $7.  Our goal is to collect at least $420 to cover the cost of these boxes, but anything beyond that supports the effort of Operation Christmas Child around the world.  Thank you for supporting this valuable work!



With this Saturday and Sunday being our biggest collection day for Operation Christmas Child, we could use some extra help!  If you're able to help us out for a few hours, please let us know!  We need help between the hours of 9am and 5pm on Saturday, and most importantly, between the hours of 11:30am-5:00pm on Sunday.  Let us know if you can help!  




Join us this Sunday, November 22 at 3:00pm at the church building to help decorate for Christmas!  We'll plan to decorate for as long as it takes, then have a bit to eat together for supper (pizza provided).  This is a fun way to spend time with our church family and a great way to help out!  



Our next Community Group Gathering will be Friday, December 4.  This is open to anyone interested in pursuing biblical fellowship together.  We plan to meet every other week throughout the fall as this initial Community Group continues to take shape.  If you would like to know more about Community Groups, please speak to Pastor Andy (you can also read a brief overview here.)  



After a brief hiatus, our Moms Together ministry is starting back up again this month with two monthly opportunities for gathering.  The first opportunity is a daytime playdate for moms and their children that will meet on the second Tuesday of the month at the church, which is open to any moms who can make it, so feel free to invite a friend!  The second opportunity is meant to include moms who aren't available during the day and to be a "moms night out."  These will be monthly gatherings on either a Friday or Saturday to do something fun together. Mark your calendars for these new opportunities to gather for encouragement and fellowship.  If you have any questions please speak to Carrie Rice.   
     Next Playdate:  Tuesday, December 8 at 9:30am
     Next Moms Night Out:  Ladies Cookie Swap and Brunch, Saturday, December 12



Melrose's annual "Home for the Holidays" event is coming up on Saturday, December 5.  We will participating once again by offering free hot chocolate and other baked goods, along with free cookie decoratingfor the kids.  But we'll need your help!  Stay tuned for a sign-up sheet and more information about how you can help.  For now, plan to join us for all or part of the day on Saturday, December 5!  



OCC Collection Week:  November 16-23
Thanksgiving Community Dinner:  November 20
Christmas Decorating:  November 22, 3pm
Melrose Home for the Holidays:  December 5
Ladies' Christmas Brunch & Cookie Swap:  Saturday, December 12, 9:00am
Faith Church Family Christmas Party:  Sunday, December 13
Christmas Eve Service:  December 24, 5:30pm


Interested in a copy of the message from Sunday?  Email the church office at and we will see that you get a copy.  Past sermons are available at



Exodus Part 8 -Worship
Exodus 24
Nov. 22, 2015~ Pastor Andy Rice