FAMILY CHURCH HAPPENINGS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS
JANUARY 2017

January 2 - 22 - 21 DAYS OF PRAYER & FASTING
Sunday, January 1, 8, 15, 22 - Altar Ego Sermon Series
Sunday, January 15 - EARLY BIRD deadline for Amazing Marriages Weekend
Friday, January 20 - CHOSEN Youth Black Light/White Glove Rehearsal
Wednesday, January 25 - Annual Church Business Meeting

FEBRUARY 2017
Friday, February 3 – Saturday, February 4 – Amazing Marriages Weekend

APRIL 2017
Sunday, April 16 - Easter Sunday

JUNE 2017
Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23 - CAMP KAIROS


ALTAR EGO
Having a hard time controlling things? How about giving God the reins and letting His peace be change your life...He's got this. You can trust Him. It's time to become who GOD says you are. Join us THIS Sunday for another great sermon in our Altar Ego series!


HAVE YOU DECIDED?
Making the decision to turn from the world and follow Jesus is the single most important decision you will ever make! It literally changes your eternity! Acts 2:38 says this: 
Acts 2:38-39The Message (MSG)
38-39 Peter said, “Change your life. Turn to God and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, so your sins are forgiven. Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is targeted to you and your children, but also to all who are far away—whomever, in fact, our Master God invites.”
When we make the decision to follow Jesus, we die to our old life and let God raise us up into a NEW life with Him! He promises to fill us with His Spirit (Acts 2) and we are empowered to do the things that He desires as we grow in relationship with Him! Let today be the day that you decide to take the plunge to wear His name through water baptism! It doesn’t get any more exciting than this!!


21 DAYS OF PRAYER & FASTING, THE GOAL OF FASTING IS TO DRAW NEARER TO GOD.

Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out! It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all of the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your own body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do. To learn more about types of fasting and how to focus more on the Lord, click here. 

Scripture References:
Matthew 6:16-18, Matthew 9:14-15, Luke 18:9-14, Acts 27:33-37, Nehemiah 9:1-3

To find a devotional or Bible reading plan to help you during your 21 days, check out https://www.youversion.com/ or the 99 Days of JOY reading plan that thousands of Christians all around St. Louis will be participating in. https://www.joyfmonline.org/99-days-of-joy.asp


AMAZING MARRIAGES CONFERENCE

We can't wait to see you at our very first marriage conference at Family Church. We are excited to welcome the Amazing Marriages ministry with Perry and Dianne Dodge to Family Church on Friday, February 3 - Saturday, February 4. This unique and life changing weekend will allow you to invest in your marriage and strengthen it through speaking sessions, activities and a lot of fun! We will be giving away a date night and other special prizes to couples! This conference is designed for married couples of all ages, but all adults are welcome, married, engaged, or still looking! Call your friends and invite them to attend with you! Register HERE!


GIVING
Make a difference through your giving. Everything we do is made possible through your prayer and generosity. Thank you for worshiping through giving!  

Missing a service?  You can still be faithful in giving! Here's how you can help! If you’re not going to be at service, check out options 2 and 3 for giving! Invest in the amazing ministries happening weekly at Family Church!  There is no better investment that you can make than helping people find God and grow closer to Him!  Missed service?  Giving is easier than ever. 

3 EASY WAYS TO GIVE!
1  Give at offering time with an envelope!
2  Give recurring donations, online at www.familychurch.net, or through your bank account!
3  Mail your offering to 1586 Duello Road, Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, 63367.
However you choose to give, you are supporting the work of God in our community! Your giving furthers the good news of hope in Jesus!  As we sow, we will grow!
 


FOCUSED PRAYER
God, the Creator of the universe is concerned with every detail of our lives.  We pray each Friday evening at 7PM for these needs and others. Would you join us at home as well? Thank you for joining with us to pray for these needs! 
·        Pray that people will recognize their need for salvation, repent, be baptized, and receive God’s Spirit.
·        Healing for Rose, David, Becky, Janeesa, Tommy, and our friend and fellow church planter, Todd Gaddy
·        Salvation for friends and loved ones and friends we have not yet met in our community!
·        Pray for Missionaries and Church Planters: The Gaddy, Shalm, Reed & Burton families