Holy Week Services
Maundy Thursday - 7:30pm - We alternate each year with the liturgical rite for Maundy Thursday (including the stripping of the altar) and a Paschal Meal (A Christian remembrance of the institution of the Lord's Supper, based on the Passover feast). The Paschal Meal begins 6:30pm and is held in the Fellowship Hall by reservation. Just call the church to see if this is the year!
Good Friday Tenebrae - 7:30pm - This ancient liturgy is also called the Service of Shadows and commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus with the progressive darkening of the sanctuary as candles are extinguished with each scripture reading.
9:00 - 10:00am - Easter Breakfast Buffet in the Fellowship Hall. Open to the community. A Donation of $1.00 per person is requested.
8:00am - Son-rise Vigil/Spoken Eucharist for Easter Sunday (our traditional Spoken Eucharist service with a Resurrection flair! This is a great early start if you need to be at Grandma's for Easter Dinner!)
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.
Join our congregational evangelism emphasis by wearing your Lenten Lapel pin (available at church) throughout Lent. They will be consecrated the First Sunday in Lent.
Watch for the Lenten sermon series, topics change every year and there is usually a new theme banner to decorate our sanctuary! Our church's anniversary in Palm Sunday, so we pull out all the stops and celebrate with a palm procession, special music and liturgical dance.
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
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.