Here at Faith, we are striving to listen to God, to do everything we can to fulfill our mission--and to make faithful and wise decisions. To this end, our mission to make followers of Jesus continues in new and changing ways.
We are committed to becoming like Jesus as we grow in our three relationships with God, the Church, and the world. Here are a few ways we are learning to be like Jesus in this time of unprecedented change and uncertainty:
We continue to praise and worship God through worship gatherings online and in person. These gatherings are live streamed at 8:15 AM and at 10:45 AM on our website and can be viewed later on YouTube. The 8:15 AM service includes traditional hymns played on piano or organ; the 10:45 AM service includes modern praise songs played by Faith's house band. A listen live phone option is available if you're offline.
We continue to support our children as they come to know and love Jesus with a weekly video posted on YouTube. These videos include interactive lessons and activities for kids and families to enjoy together, taught by familiar Faith family members.
We continue to support our students as they deal with disappointments about school and uncertainty about the future with virtual youth groups. These give our students a place to connect with each other and youth leaders.
We continue to pray for each other through our prayer team. Prayer requests are received during Sunday worship gatherings and through our website. A committed group of people pray for these requests throughout the week, as do staff, leaders, and individuals.
We continue to give to the ministry at Faith so we can love and serve our neighbors in Bellefonte and beyond. There are several options for giving digitally (online, text, via our app) as well as traditional methods (sending a check, bank transfer). Click here to explore giving options.
We continue to connect as followers of Jesus to encourage and support each other. Our weekly eNews shares information and inspiration to Faith family and friends. Our Connections team calls Faith family and friends to visit on the phone with those feeling lonely or isolated.
We continue to serve each other and our community. Currently, our active mission initiative involves sewing cloth masks for individuals and groups. We hosted a blood drive in May, and we continue to monitor the needs at the Faith Centre Food Bank and are ready to support as needed. Future mission initiatives include leading a day of service in our neighborhoods (these and other opportunities to serve others are in the planning stages right now).
No matter the circumstances, Faith Church continues to be the Church as we follow and become like Jesus in new and innovative ways.