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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org / 403-258-8290.
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
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 email@example.com /
(to July 31, 2020)
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
Building lives that honour God.
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