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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:
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com / 403-539-2253.
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
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.
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/
• Stop by Next in Meeting Place 2 to chat about serve opportunities
Contact Cindy firstname.lastname@example.org /
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:
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
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
email@example.com / 403-258-8290.
Saturdays 6:30 pm
9:15 am (Spanish)
11:15 am (Mandarin & Farsi)
*Translation and hearing headsets are available at the Info
Hours & Location
12345 40 Street SE Calgary
403-252-7572 | faccalgary.com
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