Welcome to Faith Lutheran Church
(Serving the Community Since 1947)
We invite you to gather with us to participate in worship and fellowship, in ministries and other events and occasions.
Sunday mornings at Faith begin at 9 AM with Sunday school and Adult Forum, followed by worship at 10:30 AM. After worship, there is a Coffee Fellowship.
Bible studies and other ministries are scheduled at various times during the week. Faith’s Food Pantry is open on the third Saturday of each month from 9-11 AM.
Join us on our journey to learn about and do God’s work in the Avon community and the world.
We will celebrate with you, laugh with you, cry with you and grow with you. All part of the life of a child of God.
Faith’s welcome mat is always out.
From Our Pastor
You’re Invited to a Cottage Meeting
For: Fellowship & Discuss the Mission/Vision of Faith Lutheran Church
Date: Beginning September
Time: Varies by Meeting
Place: Your Homes
RSVP: Sign up in the church office, or email Pastor Emily (firstname.lastname@example.org)
So, you might be wondering, “what’s all this about?” Last month, I wrote that there will be upcoming opportunities to get to know each other – not only pastor and congregation but amongst the congregation as well. Cottage meetings are a helpful way to do so, incorporating food and conversation in a less formal setting than a traditional church meeting.
The format of the meetings will be simple: snacks and conversation. A few families have already graciously agreed to host some of these meetings (although we are looking for more hosts) and will provide appetizers, and other participants are invited to bring one as well.
Conversation will focus on getting to know each other and around the following five questions:
- What is going well at Faith?
- What is not going well at Faith?
- What is a barrier that could be removed to improve your sense of participation and success in the life of Faith?
- What role in the life of the church would you like?
- What are the needs in our church and communities that would point toward new opportunities for Faith’s ministries?
The Church Council and I will use your answers to name the values of the congregation and vision future ministry opportunities (meaning, set ministry goals). The results, so to speak, will be the basis for our annual meeting in February and 2015 ministry together. Along the way, initial results will be shared in worship and the newsletter.
I understand that some may not be able to attend a meeting or may feel more comfortable answering these questions in a different format. For those who would like to address these questions on a one-on-one basis, please contact me to meet individually. For those who would like to write their answers, there is an additional sheet attached to the newsletter that you may write on and return to the church – at worship or by mail.
That’s a lot of information. If you have any questions, please ask me, Janice Lee, or another member of Church Council.
• To all of you for calling me to be your pastor
• To those who attended and led the Installation Service on August 24th
• To Rev. Rudy Mueller for the Word
• To Janice Lee and others who hosted the meal
• To the Call Committee for reminding me of what I’m called to do: Word & Sacrament
You all truly are a blessing. May our ministry together be fruitful and give God the glory!