House to House Updates
About three times each week, Faith’s pastors send out a “House to House” message as yet another way for us to stay connected with one another during this difficult season of Covid-19. To view these House to House videos on our YouTube channel, click here.
Children’s Online Sunday School
During this time of shelter in place, we are providing weekly Sunday School lessons online for our families with youngsters. Email Jacob Zvolanek, Director of Family Ministry, to be included in a weekly letter to families with links to pre-recorded video lessons by Faith’s Sunday School teachers.
Also, join us online at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday for a live session with Jacob, Pastor Brett, and Faith’s Sunday School teachers that can include Bible lessons, music, crafts, and other fun activities. Find us on Zoom here. We’ll look for you on Sunday morning!
Current Online Adult Christian Formation Courses & Opportunities
Ripe Tomatoes Workshop
Sunday Evenings, January 10, 17, 24, at 7:00 p.m. Facilitated by Jeff Chapman. Click here to join the workshop on Zoom.
For the recording of the January 10th workshop, click here.
For the recording of the January 17th workshop, click here.
Join us as we explore practical applications to our Sunday Morning sermon series on Evangelism. Each workshop is 30 minutes or less.
Purple: A Documentary
Saturday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m. Click here to pre-register. The Zoom link will be email directly to you after your advance registration is received.
Purple is a 20-minute film that tells the true story of how everyday Americans with opposing Red and Blue political opinions discovered the common concerns and humanity behind each other’s positions. Though brief, this film is packed with ideas and skills that can help us bridge the Red-Blue divide and move us together towards mutual understanding, acceptance and fellowship. There will be a time for discussion after the screening. Advance registration is required; use the link above to pre-register. Everyone is invited to take part in this timely and important conversation.
Finding the Force — A Weekly Discussion Group for Parents
Tuesdays, January 19 to March 2, 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Facilitated by Jacob Zvolanek. Click here to join the class on Zoom.
In a galaxy always online… quarantined with questions… children plotting and forming an empire… May the force be with you, Parents!
In this season of distance and disconnection, Finding the Force is a course designed to help parents connect with one another in meaningful ways as they discuss issues relevant to them and their kids. Each week there will be a short video introducing a new topic, followed by breakout rooms for discussion. From “Embracing the Power of Schedule” to “Cyberbullying,” the topics address challenges that parents will likely face at one time or another. Whether it is by offering a fresh perspective or a new solution altogether, each session is designed to provide space for collaboration and practical applications.
Though the “official” class time is from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m., you are welcome to linger and continue the conversation, as desired. All parents — whether part of Faith or not — are invited to this time of support, connection and encouragement.
Liturgy of the Ordinary — Midweek Class
Wednesdays, January 6 to February 10, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Facilitated by Alice Parente. Click here to join the class on Zoom.
You are invited to take part in an eight-week class dedicated to helping us learn how to embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred. Drawing on the book by the same title, “Liturgy of the Ordinary” explores daily life through the lens of liturgy as small practices and habits that form us. We will follow the author, Anglican priest Tish Harrison Warren, as she opens up a practical theology of the everyday, where simple activities are related to spiritual practices as well as to aspects of Sunday worship. Come discover hope, humor and healthy habits in the “humdrum” of our daily lives! It is recommended, but not required, that you purchase the book for use in the class. ISBN-13: 978-0830846238.
Thursdays with Ron and Friends — Ongoing Midweek Gathering
Thursdays, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Facilitated by Ron Beams. Click here to join the group on Zoom.
For almost ten months, a great group of seniors has been meeting online Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. Just in time for the New Year, this gathering will continue but with a new name, a new focus, and new ideas. The aim is to enjoy a time of lively conversation that steers clear of politics, elections, and pandemics. Instead, we will cover a diverse array of topics that include great stories, famous people’s biographies, and fun and informative videos. Each gathering always includes time to share concerns and to pray with and for one another. All seniors are invited to join us for this refreshing midweek break and the fellowship, conversation, and friendship that it offers.
The Incarnation: Learning from God What It Means to Be Human
If you missed the December 2020 series on the Incarnation with Rev. Dr. Geordie Ziegler, recordings of the sessions are available here:
Click here for the recording of the December 6th class: “Jesus Is God”
Click here for the recording of the December 13th class: “God Is Jesus”
Click here for the recording of the December 20th class: “Learning from Jesus What It Means to Be Human”
COVID Advisory Team Forum
If you missed the January 3 forum hosted by Faith’s COVID Advisory Team, a recording is now available. Click here to listen to the recording of the forum.
For some further background information about the vaccines understood through a Christian lens, you may wish to read this excellent article from The Gospel Coalition. Click here to access it.
Shelter in Place Rule of Life
Click here for suggested practices to help establish a rhythm of life with God during this season of shelter in place.