Faithco News and Updates:

I just wanted to share some of the great things that are happening at Faithco:

1.  Pulse Youth last week was awesome.  Rolondo, one of the guys who volunteer at Pulse on Wednesday’s shared his story.  It was awesome.  Pulse continues to grow with lots of momentum.  Pulse is going to Eufala Lake this weekend to have some fun.  I suppose I will volunteer for this event :).

2.  Discovery 2 met last Wednesday with Deana directing the personality test that we give all newcomers.  It is always interesting to see what people learn about themselves and each other.  We believe that as people learn about themselves, they can better choose where God may be leading them to serve.  This Wednesday, Discovery 3 will be the spiritual gifting test.  This test identifies and brings into focus the God-given gifts we all possess.  These sessions continue to be life changing.

3.  The INTERVENTION Series just keeps getting more interesting.  I still believe that this series will change a lot of hearts and lives.

Don’t forget:  Baptism (8/31), Building Faith Offering (9/4),  Communion (9/7), Power Team (9/11), Friends Connect groups kick off with a group Olympics theme (9/18).

I don’t say it enough:  Thanks for being a part of Faithco.

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I Love Sunday’s –Guest Post:

Today, it seems that Sundays are becoming less and less about honoring God and His Church.  I found a great perspective from a blog I’d like to share with you:

http://www.perrynoble.com/2011/08/18/i-love-sundays/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+perrynoble%2FZvVU+%28Perry+Noble+dot+com%29

Check it out and comment.  I’d like to know your perspective on this subject.

Faithco Events and Updates:

I am excited about the things that are happening at Faithco.  Here’s a quick look at last week and some upcoming events here at church:

1.  Pulse youth continues to grow; Kimmy Huxford delivered a great message to the youth about God’s grace and how it cleanses us.   Pulse is always a blast, and the food is always great!

2.  I spoke at our Discovery 1 session.  We are talking to 5 new families who are exploring church membership, church volunteerism and service, FRIENDS connect groups, and all the other topics of Newcomers and Discovery123.  People continue to join our church.  A healthy church is a growing church.

3.   I kicked off a new series called INTERVENTION.  This series explores how God sends people into the lives of others to confront them where and how they need to be confronted.  Last weekend we discussed how Abigail intervened in David’s life and kept him from murdering an innocent man.  This was a powerful message; I recommend that you check it out at http://www.faithco.tv if you were gone on Sunday.  Also, don’t miss the next parts of the series.  I believe they will be powerful messages.

4.  Things to remember:

  • August 31 –Baptism Celebration –Always a great time!
  • Sept 11-12 Next Generation Power Team — This will be something different.
  • FRIENDS Connect groups are gearing up for the new season; make sure you get connected.
  • Building Faith, the campaign for our new campus is on schedule.  Remember, we receive a monthly offering for commitments on the first Sunday of each month.  Be a part of the campaign by committing to give monthly.  No pressure…. just think about it.  It’s a good cause.
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This Week at Faithco

Here are a few things that are going on at Faithco this week:

1.  Pulse this Wednesday night at 6:30pm.  Did you know that our kids at Pulse are a big part of the leadership team for the Shawnee High School FCA?  They had their first planning meeting in my office yesterday, and I believe they are hosting the “See You At The Pole” event at SHS.  Our kids are awesome.  If you don’t serve in ministry in any place at our church, Pulse youth is a great place to serve.  Our kids are well worth the time we sacrifice to serve them.

2.   We will be kicking off a brand new message series called INTERVENTION.  I think this one will be a life-changing series.  Don’t miss a single week.

3.  September 11, we will be having a special weekend worship.  I’ll tell you more about it later.  You may probable see some of our fliers around town.  This will definitely be something we have never done here at Faithco.

4.  If you haven’t, don’t forget to take part in the 90 day iServe challenge.  iServe = Lead-Serve-Give.  Serve God with your life through his church.

5.  We received our monthly Building Faith Offering this past weekend.  I get so excited when I think of the future of our church and our new campus.  Thanks for your continued generosity of Faithco.  God is going to do something big financially through those who are faithful.  Watch and see.

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Faithco Updates:

It has been a busy Summer at Faithco.  I can’t believe Summer is almost over.  Here are some of the happenings here at FCO for the past week:

1.  Pulse Youth ministry has a new worship band.  The prospects of the the up and coming singers and musicians are exciting.  I’m glad to help with the training.   Also Vanz (my daughter) spoke in the last Pulse gathering;  I was proud.

2.  The iServe series has got a lot of people stepping forward to be counted on for His service.   I believe iServe was one of the most powerful message series we’ve ever taught at FCO, and we are already seeing results.  The series may be over but the ripple effect continues.

3.  We dedicated 8 babies yesterday!  WOW!  Dedication of babies simply means as parents, we are committing to raise our children to live for God.  So many new babies; I’m glad we are on our way to building a new campus –we are out of space in every kids area.

Upcoming Events:

This Wednesday we kick off our quarterly Newcomers’/Discovery Series.  If you know someone who wants to get to know more about our church, invite them and/or come with them.  It’s a great learning environment with food and childcare.  This series ends with Baptism and Communion.  Don’t miss these intimate times of celebration and worship.  I believe we get so many complements on these two worship gatherings because this is one of the few “small church” things we still do.  I can’t really explain it, one has to experience it to get what happens at Baptism and Communion gatherings.

September 11-12 the Power Team (the guys that break and bend things) will be ministering at our church.  Big event.

Next FRIENDS of Summer will be September 18 –I think it is the Olympics theme.

FRIENDS ministry new season starts at the end of Summer, or at the beginning of October.

New Sermon Series in 2 weeks –It’s called:  Intervention – -You like it?  Basically, it is about bible characters who’s destructive paths were interrupted by a God sent person (I hope that makes sense).

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Faithco News:

Last week was as exciting as it was busy around our church campus:

1.  Last week all our kids returned from camp –Changed!  Really, talk to them; the camps we are sending our kids to are the best in the nation.  Dry Gulch and Youth America are the summer kid’s and youth camps our kids attend each year.  I actually got to visit our Pulse kids at Youth America last Wednesday, I have never seen a youth camp worship as power-packed as the one I experienced at Youth America.  We are fortunate to have these camps in-state.  I can’t tell you just how important it is to make sure you send your kids…….I should dedicate a whole blog to the subject…hmm.

2.  It is good to see the effects of the iServe series.  People are connecting with me at our services and asking where they can get involved.  As I said before, this series will change our church forever.

3.  I don’t think all our people are familiar with all the things we did overseas last year in Cambodia and in Haiti.   I believe it was powerful to see the video footage and documentation of our trips.  It was also great to see Jesse McCaul.  I especially liked the “your favorite Cambodian Missionary” statement.  Bobby did a great job on the video and images.

4.  Lastly, Friends of Summer’s Talent showcase was so much fun.  From the cookout to the show, it was a blast.  It was great to see and to hear Faithco’s up and coming talent.

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Faithco News:

Here are a few updates from Faithco:

1.  We sent about 40 kids to camp this week.  It will be quiet around here for the next 4-5 days.  We are praying for every one of them to encounter God in some way as they focus on God and each other.

2.  Last Sunday we kicked off a new series called iServe.  I believe this will be one of the most powerful message series we’ve ever done.  We are challenging people to lead, serve, and to give as never before.  Every member is a minister; we teach this in our newcomers’ sessions.

3.  For some reason, we’ve had a lot of new babies born this summer.  What’s the deal?  You people need to get a hobby.  Just kidding, I love it. We are having a baby dedication July 31st for all these babies.  Good times.

4.  Finally, Friends of Summer kicks off this Sunday night with FCO’s Got Talent.  I believe we have around 8-10 people who have signed up for our annual talent showcase.  If you think you’ve got talent, you can still sign up, but there is a  limited amount of space since we don’t want to be here all night.  Also, we will be having a big cookout before the show.  Watch our Facebook page for more info.

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This Week at Faithco:

Faithco is a blessed community of believers.  God continues to do great things through our church.  Here are a few reflections and upcoming events:

1.  Last week we introduced Destry to our Pulse Youth team members.  Butch is going back to PT school so he resigned.   We hate to see him resign, but we are happy for Butch’s opportunities and Godly direction.  In the mean time, Destry will be stepping up to serve as youth minister.

2.   The feedback from the last two weeks of weekend messages called “Stand Your Ground” have been completely positive and overwhelming.  I did not realize just how impacting this message to men would be.  If you weren’t with us this last week or two, you can view the messages at http://www.faithco.tv.  I strongly recommend that every man watches these messages.

3.  In a couple of weeks, we kick off a series that I’m really excited about.  It’s called iServe, and I am believing that it will change our ministry forever.  You don’t want to miss this one.

4.  This Wednesday Pulse (our youth ministry) will be meeting at John and Dawn Little’s home for a swim party.  Thanks to the Littles for opening up their home and pool.  I think I will be attending that night (sacrifices we make in ministry).

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