Weekend Handout_December 7/8



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Welcome! December 7/8

ThingsYou Need to Know ...

Christmas Eve Services

Tuesday, December 24, 2019:

Deerfoot Campus: 12:00 pm*, 2:00 pm*, 4:00 pm*, 6:00 pm, and 8:00 pm

Southwest Campus: 4:00 pm* and 6:00 pm*

*DiscoveryLand kids’ program offered for infants-5 years. For translations

available and more info, visit faccalgary.com/christmaseve. Start

inviting friends and family to celebrate a love and hope beyond our

understanding this Christmas Eve!

Christmas Serve Opportunities

Serve in DiscoveryLand: (with infants-5 years only; no Grade School)

• Christmas Eve: 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00 pm at Deerfoot Campus

4:00 and 6:00 at Southwest Campus

December 28/29 & January 4/5 Deerfoot and Southwest Campuses

Serve in Guest Experience: Christmas Eve Greeters (Welcome Team),

Ushers, Information Desk, Parking Team

• Deerfoot Campus: 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, and 8:00 pm

• Southwest Campus: 4:00 and 6:00 pm

Contact Cindy Bartlett serve@faccalgary.com / 403-258-4355 or stop

by the Serve table on Main Street after the service to learn more and

sign up.

Improved! FAC Experience

App Giving

When you give to FAC, you’re fuelling our mission of building lives that

honour God. Try the new, improved mobile giving through the FAC

experience app! Choose “Giving” from the menu. Select the amount and

frequency, enter your payment information once, and confirm your gift.

To learn more, contact John Siebring jsiebring@faccalgary.com /








FAC School of Music

Winter Term is 10 weeks starting January 6. Lessons are offered in piano,

voice, guitar (acoustic, electric, or bass), cello, violin, drums, DJing, and

Suzuki. Registration opens December 9.

Email schoolofmusic@faccalgary.com or visit faccalgary.com/arts

to learn more.

Transformed: How God

Changes Us

Would you like to become all God intended you to be? You can, but not

on your own power. Come learn how in our new series starting January

2020. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the

renewing of your mind.” (Romans 12:2) With God’s help you can make and

maintain positive changes in every area of your life. See you there!

Transformed Winter Semester Group: Get connected! Let God change

you from the inside out. Sundays, 6:00-8:00 pm.January 12-February

23, 2020, Grade 5/6 Room, FAC Deerfoot (upstairs, south end). No cost,

register online faccalgary.com/registrations. To learn more, contact

Cory Harasym charasym@faccalgary.com.

Young Adults Christmas

Dessert Night

FAC Young Adults, join us for a night of dessert, games, and door prizes!

December 20, 2019, 7:00 pm, Grade 5/6 Room, FAC Deerfoot. Dress is

semi-formal, and the cost is $10/person. Register online

faccalgary.com/registrations by December 18, 2019.

To learn more, contact Tamara Wong twong@faccalgary.com.

Ways to Give

• Cash/Cheque: in-service offering baskets; secure

drop-off – Main Street safe left of Café (FAC Deerfoot) or Info Desk (FAC

Southwest); drop off or mail in to the Deerfoot Campus office (Monday-Friday,

8:30 am-4:30 pm)

• Online: (credit card) faccalgary.com/giving or through the “FAC Experience”


• Debit/Credit Card: Cornerstone Marketplace (FAC Deerfoot) or Info Desk

(FAC Southwest)

• Stocks or Gifts in Kind: Deerfoot Campus office

Note: Donations to be included in your 2019 tax receipt must be received

online or postmarked before 11:59 pm on December 31, or received in-service

by December 28/29.

Deerfoot Campus Christmas


Church Office:

Closed December 25-27 and January 1; closed at noon on

December 24 and 31

Cornerstone Maketplace:

Open December 24, 28/29, and January 4/5 between services; closed

December 25-27 and

December 31-January 3

Treehouse Play Place:

Open December 28/29 and January 4/5 between services; closed December

23-27 and December 31-January 3

Cafe and Bistro:

Closed December 24-27 and December 31-January 3


Open weekends only between services

Bird in the Storm


‘ t’s coming. The storm. I can

feel it in the heaviness of the air

that smothers me like a weighted

blanket. I can feel it in the coolness

of the breeze that turns to icy

fingers sending goosebumps up

and down my bare arms. I walked

the dogs quickly so they could get

their business done and we could

get back home still dry.

The dogs stopped for a sniff, and I noticed a tiny songbird clinging to

the branch of a shrub swaying in the wind. I wondered at its tenacity,

grabbing on tight while its perch blew wildly around. Just when I thought

it would give up and fly away, it opened its beak wide and sang. One tiny

voice against the wind.

It’s coming. My storm. I can feel the tension. The heaviness in my heart.

The expectation of a yet- unnamed hurt. I run to my Father and hold on

tight. He is my safest shelter. The wind threatens to rip me away from

my Fortress, but I hang on.

The storm is here. My grip fails. But instead of being tossed about in the

tempest, I find my feet on a solid Rock. I realize it isn’t my hanging on

that keeps me safe at all. It is my Father who holds me tight. He smiles

at me and says, “Don’t be afraid. I Am is here.” I open my mouth wide

and sing. Only one voice against the wind.

But it makes my Father smile. It eases the heaviness in my heart. I have

the strength and courage to go on another day. God has it all figured

out. So in this moment, I sing.

- Lisa LeBlanc

Want to read more about Lisa’s story? Check out her blog


Year End Giving Update



(to Dec 31, 2019)

Deerfoot Campus Service Translations

• Spanish translation available Sundays at 9:15 am

• Farsi translation available Sundays at 11:15 am

• Mandarin translation available Sundays at 11:15 am

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

In Hospital: For updates, please contact Anne Freeman

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

Deerfoot Campus Services

12345 40 Street SE

Saturdays 6:30 pm

Sundays 9:15 am & 11:15 am



FAC Southwest Services

Glenmore Christian Academy, 16520 24 Street SW

Sundays 11:15 am


General $ 2,770,500 $ 1,656,077 $ 1,114,423

Capital/Debt $ 549,700 $ 258,771 $ 290,929

Missions $ 521,900 $ 281,264 $ 240,636

Total $ 3,842,100 $ 2,196,112 $ 1,645,988

Thank you for giving towards building lives that honour God through

FAC. Donations can be made securely online: faccalgary.com/giving.

Questions? Contact John Siebring jsiebring@faccalgary.com /


12345 40 Street SE Calgary

403-252-7572 | faccalgary.com

Building lives that honour God.



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