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  Winter

Every now and then, I run into people who say, "I love winter!"  More often than not, most people say, "I'm ready for the arrival of spring!"  Bottom line - it's hard to appreciate winter.  The days are short.  The nights are long.  The cold this year always feels colder than last year.  Whenever I complain about the weather, my farming friends remind me that winter is a gift.  After a hectic spring and summer, it's time for the land to rest.  After a bountiful fall, it's time for the ground to recover.  Activity is replaced by calm.  Busyness is replaced by stillness.  Anxiety is replaced by peace. 

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens."

Following this verse, the author of Ecclesiastes goes on to write words that many of us associate more with The Byrds than The Bible.  The next words are, "there is a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot..."  (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2)  The point - there is a time for everything in life - even winters in Chicago.

Perhaps your soul is searching for a season of renewal.  Perhaps your spirit is longing for a time of rest.  If God is tugging at your heart and inviting you to discover peace this season, take some time to respond.  Winter may be the right time to (re)discover faith.

Faith is a congregation with roots in three local congregations.  These congregations (from Midlothian, Oak Forest, and Orland Park) gave up their former names and buildings to become a church that can continue the mission of Jesus Christ – serving as His hands and feet in the world. 

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    Explore and Soar 
Family Activity Night
Join us Wednesdays, now until February 4th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
for some fun, education and fellowship!

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SERMON

The Daniel Plan is an innovative approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle where people get better together by optimizing their health in the key areas of faith, food, fitness, focus and friends.
  • Feb  1 The Daniel Plan 5: Friends
     
     
    SERMON SERIES
"Gift of Singleness" - February 8
"Gift of Marriage"   - February 15

     
     

 
  TRIVIA NIGHT
We’ll host our annual Trivia Night on Friday, January 30th 7:00 pm.  Come on out as a family, or with a group of friends/neighbors/coworkers, or just yourself! for fun evening of trivia.  Just like last year, you’ll work together in teams to answer trivia questions and the winning team will receive a prize! Cost per person is $10.
Register during Taste of Faith or at the Connection Center.

 

   
   

 

 PURPOSE MISSION STATEMENT
Faith United Methodist Church
is a church family dedicated to bringing people to
Jesus Christ through worship, education, mission and fellowship.
 

 
FAITH UMC STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
 (Click here to read a full description of our objectives.) 
   

Children/Youth
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” - Mark 10:14

Discipleship
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" - Matthew 28:19

Mission
"‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine,
you did for me.’" - Matthew 25:40
"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. " - Micah 6:8


 

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Artivities - Artist inspired Art for Kids, starting 1/30/15: Children's Programs 
Singles Fellowship - 4/12/15, 3:00 pm, Rialto Theater, "Church Basement Ladies-The Last Potluck Supper"
Caleb's Cash, reward program to encourage our kids - Children's Programs 
Youth Schedule - Youth Ministry 
"Take a Book - Leave a Book" project - Missions Ministries 
Explore & Soar, Wednesdays until 2/4/15, 6:30 - 7:30 pm - Fellowship 
Missionary, Becky Harrell, December 2014 Newsletter 
Ladies Retreat, 4/17 to 4/19: Fellowship 
Youth Summer Mission Trip Fundraiser "Trivia Night" 1/30/15, 7:00 pm: Youth Ministry
Faith Falcons News & Witness to Fitness "Women of the Bible" - Athletic Ministries 
 Don't forget to purchase Scrip - Fundraisers
Monthly, Mini Food Drive, 2/15/15, for TWC - Baby Diapers sizes 4, 5, & 6
 

 

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