Weekend Handout - August 7/8, 2019

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Welcome | August 3/4, 2019


FAC Southwest Campus Launches October 20

First Alliance Church (FAC) already meets at different times for

weekend gatherings here at the Deerfoot campus – soon we’ll

get to meet at different locations, too! FAC Southwest launches

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at our school, Glenmore Christian

Academy, (16520 24 Street SW)

in Bridlewood. The Southwest Campus will offer …

• A Sunday 11:15 am gathering with live worship, prayer, and a

combination of live and video messages in a 535-seat theatre

• Space to connect before and after the service over coffee

• DiscoveryLand (Infants-Grade 4) and Grade 5&6 programming

during the service

This second campus is about being a part of proactively reaching

the rapidly expanding communities south of Fish Creek and west of

Macleod Trail with the good news of Jesus. Want to learn more or

get involved? Contact Pastor Jeff Marshall jmarshall@faccalgary.

com / 403-723-6392 or visit faccalgary.com/southwest.

• Prayer Walk: Join Pastor Jeff on Thursday, August 15 to pray

for the communities of Somerset and Shawnessy! Meet at

Somerset School at 7:00 pm.

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Summer in DiscoveryLand

Parents: During the services NEXT weekend, we’ll be sharing

communion. If your child has decided to follow Jesus, we‘d like to

encourage you to discuss this topic as a family this week and then

participate together on August 10/11. Watch for an email from the

DiscoveryLand team with some teaching and discussion points and a

kid-friendly video you can watch together! Summer Blast: Grades 1-4

are encouraged to invite friends and check into DiscoveryLand August

24/25 to reconnect with friends and leaders during the services! Grade

School programming resumes September 7/8.

Jr. & Sr. High Summer Events

Stay connected every Wednesday this summer! August 7: 403 Rally at

Calgary Life Church, 7:00-10:00 pm, FREE. August 14: Banff Day Trip,

9:00 am-8:00 pm, Banff, Cost $40 (register online). August 21: Park

Hangout at Glenmore Christian Academy, 6:30-9:00 pm, FREE.

(No registration for free events). Email Ethan Strangway

estrangway@faccalgary.com.

Congregational Care

Soul Care Introduction: Explore 3 spiritual disciplines that help us

embrace our identity in Christ and make space for God’s love to heal

our emotions, body, mind, will, and soul; Saturday, August 24, 9:30

am-1:00 pm, Meeting Place 1. No cost; register online. In Hospital:

Shirley Connolly, Beverley Boyd, David Wong. For more information,

contact Anne Freeman afreeman@faccalgary.com / 403-258-8290.

Staff News

Pastor Al Hall has resigned his position as Community Impact Pastor

effective July 31. Please take the opportunity to thank Al for his

leadership here at FAC! To contribute to a special offering as thanks

for his ministry, mark an offering envelope “Special Offering: Al Hall”

before August 31.


Patience: Virtue or Gift from God?

We’ve all heard the expression “patience is

a virtue” – usually when we’re frustrated

that something is taking too long, someone

blurts it out! We live in an age where we can

have anything we want almost instantly –

think microwaves, internet searches, online

shopping, and meal deliveries. We’ve become

conditioned to needing things faster, and

when we’re forced to wait, we lose patience. You won’t find

“patience is a virtue” in the Bible, yet possessing the virtue of

patience is a necessity for followers of God.

The world’s definition of patience is “a person's ability to wait

something out or endure something tedious, without getting

riled up.” (Source: vocabulary.com) Having patience means you

can remain calm, even when you've been waiting forever or

dealing with something painstakingly slow. Yet, The Illustrated

Bible Dictionary defines patience as “God-given restraint in

the face of opposition or oppression.” Patience is only needed

when there’s a reason to not wait. It’s only necessary in the

face of opposition. Patience isn’t just endurance. We’re not

exercising this restraint in our own strength. In truth, our only

responsibility is to trust that God will provide the strength to

hold on, and then act according to our faith in that promise …

So, how’s your journey to grow in patience?

Visit faccalgary.com/news-blog to read the rest of this blog

post by Ron Buschman, Couple's Ministry Director, to read

about 4 areas of life where patience may be in short supply

yet needed the most!


July Giving Update

Required

General $ 291,900 $ 270,011 $ 21,889

Capital/Debt $ 44,400 $ 42,202 $ 2,198

Missions $ 51,500 $ 46,595 $ 4,905

Total $ 387,800 $ 358,808 $ 28,992

Thank you for giving towards building lives that honour God.

Questions? Please contact John Siebring jsiebring@faccalgary.com /

403-212-8850.

Budget

(to July 31, 2020)

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Service Translations

Farsi translation of the Sunday 11:15 am service is on pause for the

summer and will resume September 8.

• Spanish translation available Sundays at 9:15 am

• Mandarin translation available Sundays at 11:15 am

For translation & hearing assistance headsets, please stop by the Info Desk.

Deerfoot Campus Services

Saturdays 6:30 pm

Sundays 9:15 am & 11:15 am

12345 40 Street SE Calgary

403-252-7572 | faccalgary.com

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