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 Winter
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. 

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  HOLY WEEK SERVICES
Palm/Passion Sunday, 3/29, 9:00 am, Chancel Choir 1st part Easter cantata
Maundy Thursday, 4/2, 7:00 pm, Drama team Last Supper
Good Friday,   4/3,  7:00 pm, Worship and reflection of Christ's crucifixion
Easter Sunday, 4/5,  9:00 am, Chancel Choir 2nd part Easter cantata
Easter Sunday, 4/5, 11:00 am, Oasis praise team will lead worship
   
   
  SERMON SERIES
Apr. 19 Prayer: Help

Apr. 26 Prayer: Wow
May 03 Prayer: Aarrgghh
May 10 Prayer: Thanks
May 17 Prayer: Listen 
   
   





 
SPRING INTO MISSIONS
All Church volunteer opportunities
  • Share Your Soles
  • Creating Easter Cards & Placemats
  • My Joyful Heart
  • All Church Clean-Up
  • Sunrise Assisted Living
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Operation Blessing
  • Faith Food Pantry
     
     
   
FAMILY FUN NIGHT

April 8th - May 13th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
We are offering programs for all ages on Wednesday nights during Bitty Basketball season. Youth can learn basics of cooking. Adults can learn principles to strengthen marriage. Nursery care provided. 
Call the church office, 708-444-8560, for more details.

     
     
    MINISTRY FAIR
Sunday, April 26th, 10:00 to 11:00 am - Fellowship Hall

This is a forum being used to showcase church ministries and to recruit volunteers. Come and see how you can be connected into Faith.
If your ministry wants to be represented,
contact Sandy Ward, sandyward60462@yahoo.com.




 
     
   
  

 

   
   

 

 PURPOSE MISSION STATEMENT
Faith United Methodist Church
is a church family dedicated to bringing people to
Jesus Christ through worship, education, mission and fellowship.
 

 
FAITH UMC STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
 (Click here to read a full description of our objectives.) 
   

Children/Youth
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” - Mark 10:14

Discipleship
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" - Matthew 28:19

Mission
"‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine,
you did for me.’" - Matthew 25:40
"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. " - Micah 6:8


 

FEATURED ON WEBSITE
All-Church volunteer opportunity! "Spring into Missions"
Artivities - Artist inspired Art for Kids & Explore & Soar - Children's Programs 
Caleb's Cash, reward program to encourage our kids & Vacation Bible School date - Children's Programs 
"Take a Book - Leave a Book" project - Missions Ministries 
Missionary, Becky Harrell's March Newsletter 
Monthly, Mini Food Drive, 4/19/15, for TWC - Packets, not cups, of Ramen noodles,
& canned fruits (no glass containers): peaches, pears, applesauce, etc.
Fellowship - Ladies Retreat, 4/17 to 4/19
Creative Ministry Festival, 4/24-25th - Getting Involved 
Faith Blood Drive (Heartland), 4/26/15 - Getting Involved
Athletic Ministries - Faith UMC Golf League, 5/5/15 - 9/8/15
Healing Service, 5/9/15
Tee Up for Youth, 7/26/15, Hold the Date! 
 

 

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