Connector for December 4

This Sunday: Song of Zechariah

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Luke 1:68–79 as a part of our series Songs of Christmas.

Main Services
8:15, 9:30, and 11:00am – In-person and online

Next Gen Services
9:30am – In-person, all ages
11:00am – In-person, birth through 4th grade

In the event of inclement weather, we will post any service delays or cancellations on our website, our Facebook page, and TV channels 18, 27, and 36.

If you or a family member are feeling unwell over the weekend, please worship with us online.

Click here to check out our full Christmas schedule and advent guide!

Christmas Service Opportunities

Drop-offs begin this Sunday

Thank you to those of you who have already signed up to help with our annual collection of Christmas meals and gifts. Drop-offs begin this Sunday at our gym entrance.

Option 1

Help us provide meals with our partners Wellington Elementary, Booker T. Washington Elementary, and Russell Cave Church of Christ. As in previous years, we have a set menu for the meals which costs about $60 for a family of 4–6. You will receive the list by email once you sign up.

Still needed:

  • 9 more meals for families of 4–6
  • 2 more meals for families of 7–8

Option 2

Help us provide gifts for students at Wellington Elementary through their Angel Tree program. You will receive your student’s name and wish list once you sign up.

7 more gifts are still needed!

We will be collecting items at the gym/dining room entrance at the times listed below. Ring the doorbell and a volunteer will help you unload.

  • After services this week and on December 11
  • Mondays through Thursdays 9am to 4pm from now until December 8

The deadline to receive all items is December 11. If you have any questions, please contact DJ Rinehart.

Women’s Christmas Event

Thursday, December 8 at 6:30pm

Join us for an evening of worship, food, and joy-filled messages from some of the women here at FAC as we rejoice in the coming of Jesus.

Classic Christmas Celebration

Sunday, December 11 at 6pm

Join us for a grand night of singing your favorite Christmas songs and carols! This informal, family-focused, joy-filled night will prepare our hearts to receive again our coming Savior. Refreshments will follow in the Atrium.

We encourage you to invite your friends and neighbors to this special event!

Peru Mission Trip

June 9–18, 2023

We are headed to Peru in 2023! Anyone is welcome to apply—we’ve led teams with 13-year-olds, 70-year-olds, and every age in between. Cost is still to be determined but will probably be $3,500–4,000.

Deadline extended! Applications are due Sunday, December 11. If you have any questions, please contact Dan McPherson.

Out Opportunity

Perspectives: Made for More

Mondays at 6:30pm, January 9 to April 24

Hosted at Immanuel Baptist Church

Perspectives is a course exploring different aspects of God’s global purpose. It examines the story of God fulfilling His promises from four “perspectives”—Biblical, Historical, Cultural, and Strategic.

Next Gen Ministries

Oh Boy! We Can Hardly Wait!

Saturday, December 10 at 9am
Breakfast at 8:30am

Join us for this fun, interactive way for the whole church to celebrate Christmas together. We’ll play games, sing some songs, tell the Christmas story together, and do a project to benefit our local partners! Along the way, we’ll discover that sometimes the gifts we have to wait for turn out the be the greatest gifts of all.

To make the morning even sweeter, you and your family can join us at 8:30am for a family breakfast hosted by our Men’s Ministry Service Team!

This event is for everyone—from the littlest members of FAC to our 99-year-old kids-at-heart. Registration closes Sunday, December 4. You’re not going to want to miss it!

FAC Kids – Birth through 4th Grade

Sundays at 9:30 and 11am

Middle School – 5th through 8th Grade
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Sundays at 9:30am
Wednesdays at 6:30pm

High School – 9th through 12th Grade
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Sundays at 9:30am
Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Upcoming Events


Mondays at 6:45pm

Join us for a time of corporate prayer as we intercede for our church, community, and world. Learn more.

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, December 10 at 8:30am

Come join the men of FAC for breakfast and stay until around noon to help with a few service projects.

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