Summertime is a great time of the year.  It's the season of singing and swimming, hiking and biking, fish fries and barbecues, fireworks and festivals.  It's the time of the year when we reunite with extended family and gather with old friends.  It's the season of renewed life and rekindling love.

"This is the day the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it."  - Psalm 118:24

Every day is a gift from God, but there are those seasons when our souls are especially thirsty for God.  If your soul is longing for awakening, come and worship with us.  If your spirit is seeking a community in which to love and be loved, know and be known, come grow with us. 

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 new congregation that can continue the mission of Jesus Christ – serving as His hands and feet in the world.
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Sep 14  “Grace: The God Who Stoops”      John 8:2-11 
Sep 21  “Grace: You Can Rest Now”          Ephesians 2:8-9 
Sep 28  “Grace: Wet Feet”                           John 13:1-11    
Oct 05  “Grace: Coming Clean”                  Psalm 51:1-4 
Oct 12  “Grace: Chosen Children”              Ephesians 1:3-5        
Oct 19  “Grace: Sustaining & Sufficient Grace”,
                                                                    2 Corinthians 12:7-10

“Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine”
We are doing special seven week, church wide Small Groups that go along with the sermon series starting on September 7th through October 19th.
Click here to view a list that shows the date, leader & location of 
the small groups. Sign up today at the table in the fellowship hall.

Click here to view a list of the many mission opportunities for your fall small group or for individual members of Faith UMC. Clip boards available for sign-up are in the Fellowship Hall.
If you have any questions, see Lil Wertheim, Kim Sjo or Rick McDaniel.
"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others,
faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10

There are dozens of exciting opportunities at Faith that would benefit greatly from the gift of your time & talents. As you complete this checklist inventory, please prayerfully consider how you can contribute to the accomplishment of Faith's mission.

The results of this survey will be compiled in a church database & will be shared with the appropriate ministry teams at Faith.

Please have each member of your household complete a survey.
Click here to take the survey.

SWIFT's Fall Forum
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart
Registration: 2:30 pm
Program: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Come learn about the features of the sacred spaces of Christians, Muslims and Jews and their worship traditions within those spaces.
Click here for more details.

PADS Meals

If your group is looking for a meaningful service project, this is it!!! Faith has committed to supplying meals for the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from June through September. Check the Missions bulletin board in the lobby for available dates. See Bob Ohlson for more details.

We are starting a new group "Veterans Voices" in September. All men and women who have served in the Armed Forces are invited to attend. The first meeting will be Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm and they will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Contact Darryl Wertheim (708-254-7303 or darryl.wertheim@gmail.com).

Sunday, September 21, 2014
The Shrine of Christ’s Passion -
an interactive half mile winding pathway of life size statues that begins with the Last Supper and ending with His glorious Ascension to heaven.  
  • Carts will be ordered for all who do not want to walk 
  • Free admission  
  • Leave church after second service
  • Carpooling available  
10630 Wicker Avenue,
St. John, Indiana

Discount will be given for lunch after tour at Tiebel’s Restaurant.
Register outside room 4.


Are you single and would like some additional fellowship activities and build some new relationships? We will hold an exploratory meeting for single adults interested in forming such a group on
Sunday, September 28th at 10:00 am.
For additional information, see Sandy Ward or Janet Pace.




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

 (Click here to read a full description of our objectives.) 

“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

"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

"‘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


Missionary, Becky Harrell, September 2014 Newsletter 
PADS Summer Meals, eight Wednesdays this summer: Missions Ministries 
Men of Faith Ministries Prayer Breakfasts
Mini Food Drive for TWC, Baked Beans, Green Beans or Mac & Cheese - 9/21/14                      
Healing Service, Sat. 10/11/14, 1:30 pm: Worship and Services
Intramural Basketball, 10/14/14 - 11/25/14, Athletic Ministries 
Faith Falcons News & Witness to Fitness "Walking with the Apostles" - Athletic Ministries 
 Don't forget to purchase Scrip - Fundraisers


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