Saturday Morning!

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Stop by church from 8:30 – 10:30 AM  on Saturday November 3rd to pick up your cookie orders!

It’s important that people not wait until Sunday,

since there is not enough freezer space at church.

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World Renew Prepares to Help as Hurricane Michael Hits the Florida

Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle as a growing Category 4 hurricane today, with 140 mph winds, a foot of rain, and up to 13-foot storm surge, affecting people from Tampa to the Alabama state line.

Over 100,000 Florida residents have received evacuation orders and nearly four million are in the storm’s path. Michael is the strongest hurricane to hit the Florida Gulf Coast and Big Bend in decades.

World Renew is accepting donations to respond to Michael. 

Regional Managers for the southeastern U.S. from World Renew’s Disaster Response Services (DRS) have begun preparations for a response to the storm. They and World Renew DRS staff are collaborating with government and other non-profit organizations to plan for the possible launch of early assessment and rapid response teams into the damage areas as soon as they are accessible.

World Renew DRS provides volunteer labor and free recovery services in communities that are effected by natural disaster in the U.S. and Canada. World Renew prioritizes assisting disaster survivors who may “fall through the cracks” in these communities, such as the elderly, people who live below the poverty line, people with disabilities, and homeowners without insurance or in other circumstances that prevent them from recovering on their own.

World Renew DRS manages approximately 3,000 trained volunteers and is currently active in responding to Hurricane Florence last month, hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, as well as wildfires on the West Coast and damage caused by Hurricane Matthew in Tarboro, North Carolina, in 2016.

This week, World Renew DRS is beginning a response in the Carolinas to September’s catastrophic rain and flood damage from Hurricane Florence. The first volunteer team to begin providing clean up and mucking out services to homeowners affected by Florence arrives in New Bern, North Carolina, on Saturday, October 13, 2018. More rain is expected from Michael the Carolinas this week, where the already saturated ground may put clean up efforts there on hold.

To support World Renew DRS in responding to the needs of people affected by Hurricane Michael, donate online.

Checks marked “Hurricane Michael” can be mailed to:

World Renew Canada
3475 Mainway
STN LCD 1
Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8
or call (800) 730-3490

World Renew US
1700 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
or call (800) 552-7972

For more information or to arrange an interview, Members of the Press can contact: Kellie Scholma, World Renew DRS Communications Manager, at kscholma@worldrenew.net; or Beth DeGraff, U.S. Media Contact at bdegraff@worldrenew.net.

PHOTO TOP: National Hurricane Center ‏ @NHC_Atlantic A Facebook Live broadcast will take place at 2:20 p.m. EDT (1:20 CDT) with NHC director Ken Graham, providing an update on Hurricane #Michael  http://www.facebook.com/NWSNHC 

 

https://worldrenew.net/our-stories/world-renew-prepares-help-hurricane-michael-hits-florida 

Beginning on Tuesday Oct. 9th

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The Spirit Warriors Group, for boys and girls in grades K-5, will have its first meeting at Faith Community Church on Tuesday, October 9 at 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

Parents and grandparents are invited to this meeting.

We’ll have pizza and build bird houses.

We normally will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6:30 pm, except in November and December, when we’ll meet only on the second Tuesday.

If you have grade K-5 kids or grandkids, we hope to see you there! Kids do not need to attend Faith Community Church to be part of Spirit Warriors. Questions? Call or text Bruce McMurry at 920-960-7524.

Round Table Discussions

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BEGINNING NEXT SUNDAY/ OCT. 14 – ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
GROUP—This Teen/Adult group will meet at 10:45 to 11:45 AM.
Open to all teens, young adults and adults. These interactive
sessions will discuss the sermon topic presented each week.
Meet across from the kitchen.

Teen/Adult classes are an important part of our Sunday School!

Growth is the goal of the Christian.  Maturity is mandatory.  If a child ceased to develop, the parent would be concerned, right?  When a Christian stops growing, help is needed.  If you are the same Christian you were a few months ago, be careful.  You might be wise to get a checkup.  Not on your body, but on your heart. Not a physical, but a spiritual.  Why don’t you check your habits?

Make these four habits regular activities and see what happens:

First, the habit of prayer…Second, the habit of study…Third, the habit of giving… And last of all, the habit of fellowship.