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 firstname.lastname@example.org / 403-258-4355 or stop
by the Serve table on Main Street after the service to learn more and
Improved! FAC Experience
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit faccalgary.com/arts
to learn more.
Transformed: How God
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 email@example.com.
Young Adults Christmas
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
• 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
Closed December 25-27 and January 1; closed at noon on
December 24 and 31
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
email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org /
12345 40 Street SE Calgary
403-252-7572 | faccalgary.com
Building lives that honour God.
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