August 6th Announcements

This Sunday

Announcements

DAY AT THE BEACH… Join other families this Tuesday, August 8th, for a day at the beach at Stoney Creek Metro Park. Meet at Eastwood Beach at 9:30AM. The cost to enter the park is $10 if you don’t already have a park pass. Bring a picnic lunch or buy one from the concession stand. There is a fabulous playground next to the beach if the kids want to take a break from the water or don’t feel like swimming. Bring some friends, and we’ll see you there!

SERVE THE CHILDREN OF FAITH CHURCH THIS FALL AND WINTER… Looking to add a little fun and energy to your Sunday mornings? Consider teaching Sunday school when it starts back up for fall. All materials are provided. There are some opportunities available to teach on a rotating basis. Please contact Ann Strombeck (ann@faith-epc.org or 248.690.9659) if you have questions or would like to sign-up.

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING AUGUST 13TH… Please make a point to stay after worship on August 13th to take up important matters in the life of our church. Pastor Steve will be sharing about our vision for ministry and direction for the future. We’ll also seek the congregation’s approval of the proposed budget for the next fiscal year, as well as elect elders and deacons to new terms of service. Although only members can vote on the business, we encourage all regular attenders to join us! If you didn’t receive the letter, budget and bios via email or postal mail this week, please let Julie know (Julie@faith-epc.org) and she will send you a copy.

HOLY SMOKE BBQ!… August 26th. Guys, it’s time to register to attend the Holy Smoke BBQ.  The format is a backyard BBQ competition with everyone in attendance casting a vote for their favorite baby back ribs! You can just show up and eat and vote on who has the best ribs, or you can be one of our competitors and cook up your best recipe for everyone to sample. Come anytime between 9:00 AM and Noon; we’ll eat/judge at 1 PM. $15, but competitors are free. Register at http://faith-epc.org/bbq/.  See Pastor Steve for more information.

MICHIGAN ADVENTURE TRIP, AUGUST 17TH… Join us at Michigan’s Adventure on Thursday, August 17th at 11:00 AM at the front gate. Discounted tickets are available for $15 if you register by email to etceterayouth@gmail.com by August 13th. Michigan’s Adventure is a great amusement park for families! Half of it is a water park and the other half is filled with rides and activities. We’d encourage you to consider making it an overnight trip and mix in some camping or other northern Michigan adventures.

FAMILY MISSION PROJECT… This summer we are encouraging families to create memories and make a difference in other’s lives. One opportunity that we want to offer up is to use the summer to collect back-to-school supplies so we can fill a backpack and give it to a child who could not purchase the basic supplies needed for going back to school in the fall. We will give the backpacks to some of our supported ministries in Detroit so that they get in the hands of some kids who would be blessed by your efforts. Read More on the Blog…

LEARN MORE ABOUT FAITH IN ACTION… Who: All members and attenders young and old. What: Join us on a church-wide summer initiative to be a blessing in our community. How: Look around your communities and look for ways you can show people in that community love. Read More on the Blog…

Save the Date

Aug 13: Message from Pastor Steve on John 10:7-16, Congregational Meeting, 2nd Grade Bible Distribution.
Full calendar: http://faith-epc.org/calendar/

Military Avenue

Each week we collect food for Military Avenue’s Food Bank in the baskets by the front doors. Click here to see their current stock levels/needs. You can help by donating any of the items on the chart, but their most immediate needs are those with less than 30%.

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