Opportunities to Serve this Advent Season

Advent is a time in the church that prepares us for Christ’s birth. Let’s share the love of Jesus into the community this holiday season by sharing our gifts & treasure! Click HERE to print our 2018 Advent Lights Catalog.


 

Operation Christmas Child

“Operation Christmas Child” is part of Samaritan’s Purse (you may know the name because of the “shoebox” ministry they organize, and Faith Covenant has been part of for many years). They are a nondenominational evangelical Christian humanitarian organization that works worldwide to assist people in providing spiritual and physical aid to victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, and disease. Their mission is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
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Covenant World Relief

“Covenant World Relief is the humanitarian aid ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church. We participate in God’s transforming mission in the world through disaster relief and community development among the most vulnerable. We work with Covenanters and other partners around the world to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable who suffer from extreme poverty, hunger, disease, and injustice. Our mission is to love, serve, and work together with the poor, the powerless, and the marginalized.
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City Covenant Church – Foot Basket Distribution

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm; Rain, snow or sunshine!
Location: City Covenant Church, 13624 Stout, Detroit
Help Unload the Forgotten Harvest food deliver, truck, pack food baskets, and deliver to the neighborhood families.

North American Japanese Outreach

Through our NAJO contacts among the Japanese in our area, invite some into your home during the holiday season—November 22, 2018 through January 2, 2019—for either dessert or dinner on a mutually agreed upon day or evening.

  • Each household represented will be encouraged to ‘team up’ with another couple, single or family from Faith to share in hosting our Japanese friends. As such, some can focus a bit more on the logistics of hosting, while others can engage in more extended conversation with our Japanese friends.
  • Masako Miyamoto will match FCC host homes with Japanese friends based on preferred dates, number of guests and availability. Being in actual American homes—especially in the Holiday/Christmas season—tends to be among the greatest highlights foreign students or workers have during their stay in the USA! And what better way to extend the Love of Christ in this season!
  • Hosting not necessarily your thing? NAJO is a “faith mission” and funding has diminished in the last year. Please consider a special Christmas / Year-End gift to NAJO! Checks to “Faith Covenant Church”, memo line, “NAJO” or give on-line at www.4fcc.org

Contact Masako Myamoto for more information

Life Challenge Thanksgiving Breakfast

Help Prepare Food
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: TBD
Location: Faith Covenant Church

Serve Thanksgiving Breakfast
Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 10:00am
Location: Life Challenge, 17667 Pierson Street, Detroit

Kingdom Kookie Elves

Kingdom Elves of all ages will bake, package and deliver cookies to congregation members, neighbors and community servants. Kingdom Kookie Elves are “cousins” of the famous Keebler Elves. Keebler says the elves have one oven with supernatural power that does all the work for them. They are on a mission to spread Good News during this Christmas season through the gift of cookies! While Keebler elves may use secret ingredients in their cookies, Kingdom Elves share the most important ingredient of all—Jesus!
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Christmas Caroling

Date:  Sunday, December 16, 2018
Time:  12:15pm
RSVP:  to Linda Burgess by December 12
The afternoon of Sunday, December 16 we will be caroling to our Faith home bound friends.  The plan is to gather in the Fellowship Hall immediately after the 2nd service, have a lasagna & salad lunch, and then head out in small groups to bring some Christmas joy to as many of our home bound friends as possible.

Date:  Monday, December 17, 2018
Time:  4:30pm – 8:00pm (at the latest!)
RSVP:  to Linda Burgess by December 12
On Monday, we will meet at church at 4:30pm and go as one group to the facilities where Carol Swartz (Novi) & Ivis Carlson (Commerce) live.  You could also meet us at the first stop in Novi at 5pm.  In each one of those places, we will be spreading cheer to larger groups of seniors.  Please bring a fun holiday hat if you have one!!

We would like those interested to sign up by Wednesday, December 12 so that we can plan for the food on Sunday, as well as divvying up the small groups. This is a great opportunity for families to enjoy the tradition of Christmas caroling together!

Please email Linda Burgess to sign up. Please include the names & ages of children joining us.

Angel Tree

Angel Tree, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families with the love of Christ. This heart-warming program gives you an opportunity to share God’s love with the prisoner and their child by providing a gift in the name of the absent parent.
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