Every now and then, I run into people who say, "I love winter!" More often than not, most people say, "I'm ready for the arrival of spring!" Bottom line - it's hard to appreciate winter. The days are short. The nights are long. The cold this year always feels colder than last year. Whenever I complain about the weather, my farming friends remind me that winter is a gift. After a hectic spring and summer, it's time for the land to rest. After a bountiful fall, it's time for the ground to recover. Activity is replaced by calm. Busyness is replaced by stillness. Anxiety is replaced by peace.
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens."
Following this verse, the author of Ecclesiastes goes on to write words that many of us associate more with The Byrds than The Bible. The next words are, "there is a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot..." (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2) The point - there is a time for everything in life - even winters in Chicago.
Perhaps your soul is searching for a season of renewal. Perhaps your spirit is longing for a time of rest. If God is tugging at your heart and inviting you to discover peace this season, take some time to respond. Winter may be the right time to (re)discover faith.
Faith is a congregation with roots in three local congregations. These congregations (from Midlothian, Oak Forest, and Orland Park) gave up their former names and buildings to become a church that can continue the mission of Jesus Christ – serving as His hands and feet in the world.Read More>>
CHRISTMAS AT THE MOVIES
FREE showing of movies prior to each sermon
in Fellowship Hall on Friday nights at 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 21st, 3:00 pm
This year’s concert will feature the Faith Chancel Choir presenting the Christmas musical “Were You There on That Christmas Night?”
by Lloyd Larson.
The concert program will also include selections by our contemporary Oasis team, soloists and our puppet ministry.
||CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
We will have three Christmas Eve services on
Wednesday, December 24th.
The 4:00 pm service will feature our children’s program.
The 7:00 pm and the 11:00 pm services will be
traditional candlelight services with the
Chancel Choir singing at 11:00 pm.
Communion will be presented at all three services.
We hope you can join us.
|JOINT WORSHIP SERVICE
On the last Sunday of the year, December 28th, we gather together for ONE worship service at 10:00 am. We'll conclude our "Christmas at the Movies" series with "Elf".
NEW YEAR'S DAY SERVICE
Thursday, January 1, 2015, 10:00 am
This is a service designed for anyone looking to start the
New Year in worship.
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