These seasons and services are traditionally what happens at Faith during normal times. In this time during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have made many adjustments to services. Please refer to the Home Page for the most recent information about upcoming services and events. You can also email Janet in the church office with any questions: email@example.com. Thank you!
Holy Week Services
Holy Thursday - 6:30pm - This year, we will be commemorating Holy Thursday with a special dinner remembering Stories of God's Redeeming Love. All are welcome, but reservations are required. Please call the church office for more details - 215-368-0240
Good Friday Tenebrae - 7:30pm - The Last Words from the Cross.
8:00am - Vigil to Proclamation Service!
9:00 - 10:00am - Easter Breakfast Buffet in the Fellowship Hall. Open to the community.
10:30am - Festival of Holy Communion (the traditional , majestic celebration with special music and liturgical dance!) A nursery is provided for this service.
Lent and Easter
Faith's Ash Wednesday service of repentance and reflection includes the imposition of ashes at the service's end. This service of Holy Communion begins at 7:30pm.
During this Dinner Church, we will share a light supper while reflecting on the weekly theme and then we will join in prayer. A great way to renew and reboot your Spirit as we move through Lent to the joyous celebration of the Resurrection!
Faith has several services on Easter morning:
8:00, and 10:30 (see Easter section for more info)
Summer and Vacation Bible School
First Week of August
9am - 12pm
(We will not be having VBS in 2021)
Sunday School classes recess for June, July and August. We have a special Kid Thing program during part of our summer worship services. Our second service changes to 9:30am. June brings our annual Father's Day Communion Breakfast at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall. Join us for french toast, sausage, all the trimming and holy communion served at your table. July is our Sabbath Month at Faith. We cease all work and concentrate solely on worship as our families enjoy vacations and time away for recreation and refreshment. We are a very active congregation, and the Lord would have us "come away for a while and rest..." We also welcome many new visitors during the summer and enjoy special Summer Thing at Faith worship services, such as hymn-sings and creative drama.
Vacation Bible School is the highlight of our summer ministry and it is always held the first full week of August from 9:00am until Noon. With approximately 40-50 children from our church and community (and lots of adults and teens) we romp our way through the latest Vacation Bible School curriculum. There is music sing along, crafts, interest sites, games, Bible lessons and refreshments as we create childhood memories that will last a lifetime. We really do have a great time.
Join us! We begin with age 3 and encourage teen assistants. Registration begins by phone beginning in June.
Rally Day and Christian Education
Before you know it, it's time to gear up for another exciting year of mission and ministry in the Kingdom as we strive to grow as disciples of Jesus.
We begin our Christian Education year with our traditional Rally Day breakfast in the Fellowship Hall on the second Sunday in September. (Our second service changes back to 10:30am on the first Sunday in September, allowing for a teen and adult Sunday School "hour" at 9:00am.) Teachers are officially installed, classrooms are ready and we are off! Faith Church uses a lectionary-based Christian Education curriculum for our Sunday School. Adult forum, led by Pastor Nelson, is a Genesis-Revelations Bible study. In September of 2016 we are starting a year long study through the book of Revelation.
Our catechetical program begins with an ice cream outing in late September. Classes for the 2 1/2 year program are held on Tuesday evening, October through May.
First Communion instruction for age 10 is provided just before Palm Sunday.
Bibles are presented to our 3 year-olds and again to young reader, and are used along with the Contemporary English Version for adults, during our second Sunday family services.