We use cookies in order to save your preferences so we can provide a feature-rich, personalized website experience. We also use functionality from third-party vendors who may add additional cookies of their own (e.g. Analytics, Maps, Chat, etc). Read more about cookies in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. If you do not accept our use of Cookies, please do not use the website.

Header Image

Christmas events at Faith

December 09 2016
December 09 2016


This Christmas there are a number of events that you need to be aware of.

Faith Christmas Program on Friday, Dec. 23, 6pm, at the church

If you haven’t been before, the Faith Christmas Program is a very precious opportunity to hear the story of Jesus’ birth, theatrically performed by children, using only the words of the Bible. This makes for a very charming evening, and it is especially fitting that the story of the Savior of the world is told by our Little Theologians.

This is a wonderful event for friends and family and co-workers because the focus is not on professional stagecraft, but the relaxed atmosphere of happy fellowship, celebration, and delight in the story of salvation unfolded before our eyes. At the very end is a candlelight singing of “Silent Night,” followed by fellowship and treats and enjoying one another’s company.

Christmas Program rehearsal on Sunday, Dec. 18, during the Sunday school hour

In place of children’s Sunday school on Dec. 18, the children will instead practice their Scripture passages and be fitted for their costumes. Parents, please email Alisha Hilde if you have questions. Adults, keep in mind that adult Sunday school classes take place as usual on Dec. 18.

Sunday service on Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, 11am at the church

We will have our regularly scheduled worship service, and John will be preaching from Matthew 2.16-18, in which Herod becomes furious at the wise men because he is threatened by the new king, Jesus. This is reminder to Christians to test our own hearts that we truly believe that Jesus is who the Bible says that He is, and a warning to non-believers to not rashly deny Him.

There will inevitably be churches in town that do not meet on Christmas Day, and some of those folks may visit Faith. Also, there are some who attend church only on significant days (like Easter Sunday). Of course, you should invite friends and co-workers to join you Christmas morning for this service. Please be prepared to greet unfamiliar faces. Look for these guests and welcome them, letting them know that we are happy and privileged to have them. And do not skip saying: "We would love to see you next week!"

Change to the normal Sunday school schedule on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

The normal Sunday school classes, for children and adults, will not be meeting on Sunday, Dec. 25 or Sunday, Jan. 1. The regular, 9:30am Faith Sunday school classes will pick up again on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 9:30am. For adult classes, John will be continuing the Everyday Theology class and Dale Clark will begin a study of the book of the prophet, Hosea.


May 23, 2018

Hymns and Your Emotions

It is easy to assume that it's the style of music that determines whether or not it will adequately engage our emotions. There is clearly a power of music to "reshape" us, including our emotions (or ...
April 27, 2018

Let the Children Worship

You don't have to worship at Faith for very long before you learn that our children (we call them, "Little Theologians" here) are never excused from our Sunday morning worship service. Ever. Of ...
April 23, 2018

Books of Prayers

Some, on priciple, do not like to read prayers written by others. One hopes that this principle is set aside for the many prayers in Scripture, like Hannah's prayer of praise (1 Sam. 2.1-10) or ...
March 27, 2018

Commonplace themes in Ecclesiastes

It has been a tremendous experience for me to preach through Ecclesiastes. I had never preached through this book and have been amazed at how intimate a book that it is. For the past three months I ...
March , 2018

Reading the Bible during Holy Week

On Sunday, March 25, we want to encourage you to begin a 7-day Bible reading plan. The final week of our Lord's earthly ministry, leading up to His death on the cross and then to His glorious ...