Summer SERVE Project 2016

Each year our Youth Group participates in a summer mission trip.  This year the destination was Nashville TN.  They did a variety of jobs such as working with a program for the homeless, weeding community gardens, helping to clean up the community and assisting with a children’s program.  In between they saw the sights and got to know each other in a new way. We are very proud of our Youth!!!

Gentleness – Fruit of the Spirit

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Our message Sunday morning, July 17th, will be on “Gentleness”.  

Gentleness, also translated “meekness,” does not mean weakness. Rather, it involves humility and thankfulness toward God, and polite, restrained behavior toward others. The opposites of gentleness are anger, a desire for revenge, and self-aggrandizement.

It takes a strong person to be truly gentle. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow gives us a wonderful illustration of gentleness in “The Village Blacksmith.” In the poem, the main character is described thus:

“The smith, a mighty man is he,
With large and sinewy hands;
And the muscles of his brawny arms
Are strong as iron bands.”

However, in church, as he hears his daughter singing a hymn, the smith is overcome with emotion, “And with his hard, rough hand he wipes / A tear out of his eyes.”  This is gentleness. Might restrained. Humility and grace.

Join us for Sunday worship at 9:30 AM.  Faith Community Church, 401 Stone Street Beaver Dam  WI.

Summer Mission Trip

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Our church Youth Group is in the final stages of planning for their summer mission trip to Nashville TN.  

Our group may spend time in activities such as getting to know homeless veterans, organizing school supplies to give to Nashville schools in need, working in a community garden alongside local residents, or hanging out with children at local summer programs. In the evenings, our group will have the chance to explore downtown Nashville and learn more about homelessness from one of the Youthworks service partners. Groups may also attend a local church service or have the chance to visit Opryland.

They will be partnering with Youthworks. Each summer YouthWorks provides life-changing Christ-centered mission trips for over 30,000 students and adult leaders in over 70 communities across North America.