Faith Church Dates to Remember (details below):
Good Friday Service April 15th
Easter Breakfast Brunch and Service April 17th
Lenten Book Study April 20th
Interfaith Pride Worship Service Planning Meeting April 21st
Reception of New Members April 24th
Theology on Tap April 24th
Homeless Coalition Zoom Meeting April 26th
Heart of Texas Spring Association Meeting April 30th
Youth Bowling Gathering May 1st
UCC and Faith Church 101 May 1st
Serve Spot Prayer for Unity Gathering at Faith Church May 2nd
SCC Annual Meeting May27-29th
Interfaith Pride Service June 9th
Riverside Pride June 11th
Good Friday Service April 15th 7:00pm This year we will observe the end of our Lenten journey through a Good Friday service of stories, songs, and prayers. Join us in-person or by Zoom for this special evening in the Christian journey.
Easter Sunday Activities Sunday, April 17th We will hold a Breakfast Brunch at 9:00am at the church both inside and outside (weather permitting) the Fellowship Hall. We’ll then take our full bodies to go fill our spirits further in Worship at 10:30am while our older children help prepare for our younger children to have an Easter Egg Hunt immediately after the service. To sign up to bring items for the brunch, please see Holly Rice or Mikki Ward.
Lenten Book Study Continues April 20th 6:30-7:45pm In-Person and by Zoom Marcus Borg’s Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally is our focus this season. We meet every other Wednesday evening and our last two sessions are April 20th and May 4th. Bill Burns purchased extra copies you can purchase from him. Others ordered through Half-Price Books with no-charge delivery. Make plans to join us for an incredible time of sharing and learning together!
Interfaith Pride Worship Planning Meeting April 21st 6:30pm Join a team of folx in the Fellowship Hall as we continue working to prepare to host the first ever service of its kind in New Braunfels. Persons are needed to plan marketing, liturgy, music, setup, take down, and snacks afterward. Contact Pastor Carla for more information or go to http://www.nbinterfaith.org
New Members Joining April 24th Anyone interested in becoming a Member or Associate Member (keep your membership with another congregation while also joining us) of Faith Church, please contact Pastor Carla as we prepare to receive new members during worship that Sunday.
Faithful Praise Rehearsal April 25th 7:15-9:00pm All are welcome to join Jamie Cameron and other musicians to rehearse music for our weekly services. Next rehearsals will be May 9th and May 23rd.
Theology on Tap April 24th 4:00pm Join us for a afternoon of fellowship and discussing whatever questions of faith the group decides to consider that date. We’ll meet at Guadalup Brewing Company where food is served and animals and kids are welcome. The parents ask that all kids remain at the table with their parents. Come visit, relax, and get to know members of your faith family better in a casual atmosphere.
Homeless Coalition Zoom Meeting April 26th This vital coalition of those working to support our siblings without adequate shelter meets monthly by Zoom. Our presence is noticed and appreciated and the more we all work together as a church to learn about the needs and resources available, the better we can serve and be involved with projects in our community. Rev. Ralph Ludwig and Molly Dixon have begun attending these meetings along with Pastor Carla and we covet other participation.
Youth Bowling Social May 1st Thanks to all who helped make our Youth Gathering last Sunday a success! Our young, ages 10 and up, are invited to gather the first Sunday of each month for fun events. Our next gathering is an after-church bowling party. Be watching for details or contact Youth Leaders, Lauren Pearce, Carol Cisco-Martinez, and Sue Ashinhurst.
UCC and Faith Church 101 May 1st Join us for our new quarterly information sessions to learn more about the UCC and the history of Faith Church after worship with pizza, information-sharing, and time for questions and answers. All current, new, and aspiring members and friends of Faith Church are invited for this special gathering to help learn more about our denomination and church’s history, get to know other members better, and find ways you can participate in the activities of the UCC and the life and ministry of Faith Church. Please RSVP to Rev. Bill and Florence Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org so we may order enough pizza. Also contact them if you wish to help provide information for this session.
Serve Spot Prayer for Unity Gathering Hosted by Faith Church May 2nd 9:00am The leadership of all 81 churches in New Braunfels are being invited by Kim Francis of Serve Spot to pray together for our ability to unite in service of the needs of our city. Faith Church has the honor of hosting the first gathering and we need all our retired clergy and church lay leaders available to be present that day as we demonstrate the hospitality of Faith Church, even amongst those who may be skittish about coming through OUR doors because of our progressive faith. We will welcome them as we continue to work to change hearts and minds in this town.
Building and Grounds Committee Our worship space and surrounding property is in need of some repairs and sprucing up to be good stewards of our buildings and to provide an appealing space for members and visitors. A meeting will soon be planned to walk the property, create a list of items that need attention, make plans for what needs to be done first, and discuss ideas for colors and plants and other updates. To participate in these discussions, let your thoughts be heard, and participate in this revitalized committee, please contact Molly Dixon.
New Members Committee As we grow, it is important that more of us engage in welcoming visitors and helping new members build relationships and find ways to get involved with our activities and ministry. To participate in this newly-forming committee, please connect with Rev. Bill and Florence Burns and Revs. Ralph and Sandy Ludwig.
Pride Festival Support If you would be willing to help plan for our booth and/or the 800-1000 pieces of swag we will be able to put into attendees festival gift bags at Pride Festival at the Comal County Fairgrounds Saturday, June 11th, please contact Pastor Carla!!!
Adult Sunday School 9:00-10:15am Rev. Bill and Florence Burns are leading a discussion of Dr. Beverly Brown Tatum’s book, “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations Around Race.” Books are available from the Burns or can be ordered on-line. Contact the Burns for more information and join them in the Fellowship Hall or by Zoom. Please let Pastor Carla know if you can help run Zoom for this class.