City Week

This year during Spring Break we are hosting an incredible opportunity for High School students to take a MISSION TRIP to LA GRANDE! (This is the best kind of mission trip because you get to sleep in your own bed at night.)

March 27th – 30th, each morning will be filled with breakfast, worship, discipleship and fun. The afternoon will be lunch and a service activity in our community. The evening will be a fun group activity. At the end of the week, we will take the group on a big celebration of late night fun.

The cost is $85, which covers every meal and every activity for the entire week. We will have two pre-city week meetings March 18th and March 25th for the team to plan and connect. Registration forms are due March 4th and are available in the church main office.

Click on this link to access the Permission Slip and Informational Packet

Faith Center Youth Ministry

Women’s Soup Potluck

Ladies, you are invited to join us here at Faith Center for a Soup Potluck dinner on Saturday, February 3rd at 5:00pm. Please bring either a pot of soup, bread or a dessert. We will enjoy a delicious meal together, have some small group conversations, engage in a teaching time, worship and more! All women ages 13 and up are invited.

Premarital Classes

We will be offering a 5 week Premarital Prep course here at Faith Center beginning on Sunday, January 14th at 2 pm. This class offers valuable tools that will help in forming a healthy foundation for a lifetime! If you are planning on getting married in 2018 then this is the class you will want to take. Sign up in the church office.

Extending Our Tent Pegs

This last year has been an incredible picture of the faithfulness of God and his amazing provision. We have been on a journey over the last few years of “extending the tent pegs”of our church. Here is what that has looked like:

 

  • Purchasing our Southside building last September for $103,000. We will be paying that off this month.
  • Having God shut the door on a potential building expansion only to open the door to a new one.
  • Entering in to purchasing the “Skip Line” building next door for $185,000. Our offer has been accepted and we are moving forward with all the paperwork. We will be able to pay cash for this buildings purchase out of our building fund! This building will eventually house our youth ministries, some office space, (allowing us more usage of our current church building) AND another access to our parking lot from D street.
  • We are moving forward with plans for expanding our current church building by extending out the walls of our sanctuary and large back classroom to the back of our property. This will enable us to house those currently coming to our services as well as make room for those yet to come, provide a designated “Children’s Church” space, storage, larger nursery and bigger foyer. Our denomination has informed us that the money we are using to pay off our loan on Southside and purchase the property next to us can count as our down payment on the loan we will be seeking for the building expansion! Meaning, we are moving forward with our church expansion full speed.

 

This is an exciting season of growth and provision in the life of this church! Please continue to pray as we move forward with all God has in this next season. We will be taking some time in the new year to talk more about the details of our church expansion and how we can all partner in making that a reality!

 

Faith Center Family Christmas Party

We are throwing a Faith Center Family Christmas Party on December 10th – Open House Style! This year our heart is to gather everyone who calls Faith Center home to come anytime between 5 and 7 pm and take some time to fellowship, feast and have fun. Please bring food to share. We will have a hayride with caroling, marshmallows for toasting, crafts for the kids, and great food and music.

Southside of Heaven

Southside just celebrated our 4th year in existence. I was sitting around with some of our leaders reminiscing about how Southside began. I remember God speaking to me a very simple phrase “love the broken.” He said “get a building downtown, open the doors, drug addicts are going to walk through and you’re going to do stuff). He also put a very deep and powerful desire in our hearts that every drug addict in our community can be clean and saved!

I have been overwhelmed by the incredible outpouring of love and sense of community happening at our downtown campus. God has challenged us to not only get rooted in His truth but to make disciples. Unity is running through every vain at Southside. We have watched God bring hope, freedom and grace in so many areas and lives.

Our leadership team is clicking on all cylinders and we are watching God captivate and save those He is bringing through the doors. He has led us to engage culture on cultures turf, meaning we must go out in our community where the people are bringing the good news of Jesus Christ.

We live in a day and age where hope has been lost. It is sometimes difficult to engage culture because we get frustrated or mad at the things we see and hear either on television, social media or walking through Walmart.

I believe God is challenging us who know Christ to rise up! We must put on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10) and engage in the spiritual war! We must be people who are willing to climb into the gutter and battle the darkness for Gods glory. We have to encounter this world with love and recognize we do not battle against flesh and blood but the powers and principalities of darkness.

Thank you for your continued support and love for Southside. I encourage you to stop by sometime and see the incredible work God is doing! I will give you a word of caution! Be careful because the moment you walk in the doors and start meeting the Southsiders you will fall in love with them and not want to leave.

 

In His Grip

Pastor Jeffry

Cookie Exchange

On December 4th, come exchange cookies, laughter, and fun at the Annual Cookie Exchange at Faith Center. Anyone is welcome just to attend and sample! Dinner will be served.

Please bring 3 dozen of the same cookie, bar or candy divided into 6 packages (6 cookies/package), plus samples cut up in small pieces on a plate for tasting.

The Cookie Exchange will be December 4th at 6:00 pm at Faith Center. See you there!

 

 

FC Downtown Halloween Outreach

Every year for the past 30 years our church has been engaged in ministering to kids on Halloween night through our Harvest Party. This year we are continuing that heart but changing the venue with our Downtown Halloween Outreach. With over 1200 people turning out last year downtown we are taking our outreach into our community. This really is the GO in Gather, Grow, Go! Come be a part of reaching out to our community this season.

  • Monday October 30th we will be meeting at 6:30 to pray together at Southside. We will then divide up to pray throughout downtown, covering the businesses and the families of our community in prayer.
  • Tuesday October 31st we will be hosting our Downtown Halloween Outreach from 4:00-6:00 at Southside of Heaven: 211 Fir. We will be grilling hotdogs, playing carnival style games, giving away tons of candy and cotton candy.
  • Tuesday October 31st @ 6:00 pm we will once again be walking the sidewalks, picking up garbage and helping the city to clean up from the event. We then are encouraging everyone to go home and be a light in your neighborhood.

    How you can be a part of this event:

  • Come to Southside on Monday, October 30th at 6:30 pm to pray.
  • Sign up to serve at the Downtown event on Tuesday. We need people to run the games and grill the hot dogs.
  • Be downtown at 6:00 pm to help tear down and help the city clean up.
  • Donate Candy! Please drop off donations in the bucket in the foyer.

The WKND Upper Class

The WKND Upper Class has its first Dinner/Workshop for high school Junior and Seniors from 5-6pm on Sept 24th. Workshops will be held the last Sunday of every month and will cover topics specific to Jr/Srs as they begin to transition out of High School. Each workshop will include a meal and will be held right before TheWKND service.