In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

As followers of Jesus, we begin our year with waiting.

The church year commences quietly, reverently, solemnly with the season of Advent. In the beginning, we wait. We wait for the wind that blew upon primordial waters and that overshadowed a teenage girl in Nazareth to come yet again and breathe upon you and me.

At times, all we can see is the darkness, the emptiness. We may not see him, but in Advent we choose again to hope that in the fullness of time, we will.

We look in hope to this God-who-is-with-us, the Word spoken into flesh, the one who shared in the mystery of our suffering, who joined his voice with our own in his cry to the Father, who promised that in his leaving he would be coming, and that one day he will come again.

The Spirit is hovering over us while we wait. The Word who has spoken is speaking and will speak again. May we hear the whisper blowing upon the surface of our bare hearts, “Let there be light…”

God is here.

(borrowed from Seedbed’s Daily Text, Casey Culbreth)

On Sunday Mornings
Study Groups for all ages are offered at  at 9:30 am.
Morning worship begins at 10:30 am.
Children in preschool through 5th grade meet with Pastor Lauren for Faith Kids Worship during this time
The church nursery is staffed starting at 9:30 am.
Our Coffee Fellowship area is open before morning worship for friends to gather and enjoy warm fellowship, hot coffee and pastries.

On Sunday Evenings at 6:00 pm
A traditional style worship is led by Dr. David Case.
A small group style discussion is led by Pastor Jonathan.
During the standard school calendar year, young adults meet off site for fellowship and study.

On Wednesdays
The Faith Family Table is a simple meal starting at 5:45 pm for any who would like to gather for fellowship before studies and other activities at 7:00 pm.
Two adult Bible studies are available, one led by Pastor Jonathan and one by Dr. Case.
Blitz Youth Worship is for teens 7th-12th grades.
Faith Kids is for children preschool through 6th grade.
Worship Choir rehearsal or Praise Ensemble rehearsal are led by Pastor Mike.

Contact the church office, 740.654.1711, for more information about any of the activities at Faith.