January 19/20, 2019

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Things you Need to Know ...

NEXT STEPS

What does it look like to build a life that honours God? Next Steps is an evening

designed for everyone – to help us take the next step in our journey with

God. Join us Sunday, January 20, 6:30 pm in the Discovery Theatre for

dessert with Pastor James and your choice of breakout session that will

help you get intentional about connecting, growing, serving, or sharing

in 2019. There’s no cost, and childcare is available if you pre-register online:

faccalgary.com.

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ALPHA

A series of interactive evenings that include dinner and explore the basics

of the Christian faith. It’s for anyone who’s curious – talks are designed to

encourage conversation in a friendly, open environment. Invite a friend to join

Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 pm starting January 24.

Register online: faccalgary.com.

COMMUNITY CONNECT

If you live in Acadia, Fairview, Haysboro, Willow Park, Maple Ridge, Diamond

Cove, Woodbine, Cedarbrae, Palliser, Bayview, Eagle Ridge, or Pump Hill, it’s

your turn! Next weekend, January 26/27, stop by the Harvest Rooms after any

service. Grab a coffee and a snack, and start the conversation around ways to

impact communities together! Visit the table on Main Street for more info.

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SHARE YOUR STORY

God wants to use your story to inspire, encourage, and strengthen other

people! No matter what your story is, there’s someone else who needs to

know they aren’t alone. That’s why we share stories of God at work in our

ordinary lives here at FAC – whether through our weekly handout, blog, a

video, or Storyline Magazine. If you’d like to share your story, fill out a form

at the Info Desk or online faccalgary.com/storyline-magazine.

DISCOVERYLAND

Pajama Family Picnic: Looking for something fun to do with your kids?

Throw on your warm, cuddly, cozy pajamas, grab a blanket and your

favourite dinner, and join us for an indoor picnic on Main Street. Friday,

February 1, 6:00 pm. For more info visit faccalgary.com.

Discover Family: 6-week online Bible study and discussion for parents

beginning February 4. Participate at a time that works for you and then

join in the moderated, ongoing conversation. Want to know more? Visit the

DiscoveryLand Facebook page, faccalgary.com/kids, or contact Janeen

Robertson jrobertson@faccalgary.com / 403-539-2253.

MEN’S BREAKFAST

Saturday, February 2, 8:30 am in the Harvest Rooms. Come for a hot

breakfast and be inspired by guest speaker, Derrick Mitchell, Church

Engagement Coordinator with The Mustard Seed (former director of

The House Coffee Sanctuary). Cost $15 or $20 at the door. Register at

faccalgary.com/registrations.

FAITH AND THE ARTS

Explore the role of the senses in faith through discussion, artistic expression,

and prayer. A great way to connect as artists and serve the church

community. February 4, 7:00-9:00 pm in the Prayer Centre. Cost $10/person

(art supplies provided). For more info visit The Arts page at faccalgary.com.

SERVING TOGETHER

God has called us to serve; serving God by serving others. How do I find a

place to serve?

• Let us know your area of interest

• Complete the free online S.H.A.P.E. test to discover how God has shaped

you to serve using your gifts, talents, and abilities (faccalgary.com/

volunteer)

• Stop by Next in Meeting Place 2 to chat about serve opportunities

Contact Cindy serve@faccalgary.com /

403-258-4355.


I HAVE DECIDED ... BAPTISM STORY

My soul is in deep anguish.

How long, Lord, How long?

I am worn out from my

groaning. All night long I flood

my bed with weeping and

drench my couch in tears. My

eyes grow weak with sorrow;

they fail because of all my

foes. The Lord has heard my

cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer.

(Psalm 6:3, 6, 7, 9)

In March 2013 life had gotten too heavy to bear; I was

consumed by grief, suffering tremendous significant

losses one after another. Unable to catch my breath and

without realizing, my life became dark, consumed by clinical

depression. I was isolated, resistant, and angry, unable to hear

concerns for my wellbeing; lack of sleep impacted my capacity

to communicate, rendering me unemployable. Consumed

with fear as I watched things in my life removed one at a time,

every night for 5 years I prayed, “God, take me in my sleep”…

and woke every day.

January 2018, exhausted and unable to sleep, I lay in my

bed, my mind out of control, screaming at God, “What else

is there for you to take – only I am left.” I fell asleep, and

awoke the next morning feeling clearer than I had been for a

long time. The days that followed become my testimony: “The

Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer.” I

found myself across from the pastor who buried my son, with

tears in his eyes, pleading that I not put him in the position of

also burying me …

To read the rest of Yvonne’s story, check out this week’s blog post

which includes the stories of those being baptized this weekend:

faccalgary.com/news-blog.


FAC GIVING GOAL

(YTD as of January 14, 2019)

Target Recieved Required

General $3,265,000 $2,870,336 $ 394,664

Capital/Debt $ 686,300 $ 507,148 $ 179,152

Missions $ 556,200 $ 525,342 $ 30,858

Total $4,507,500 $3,902,826 $ 604,674

CONGREGATIONAL CARE

Condolences to Evelyn Allan and family on the passing of her

husband Ken. A memorial service will be held Saturday,

January 26, 10:00 am in the Harvest Rooms.

In Hospital: Alfred Egert, Martha Grusing, Dave Harvie, Stan

Robertson. For updates, please contact Anne Freeman

afreeman@faccalgary.com / 403-258-8290.

WEEKEND SERVICES

Saturdays 6:30 pm

Sundays

9:15 am (Spanish)

11:15 am (Mandarin & Farsi)

*Translation and hearing headsets are available at the Info

Desk.

Hours & Location

12345 40 Street SE Calgary

403-252-7572 | faccalgary.com

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