Connector for October 1

This Sunday:
When God Invites You to a Victorious Struggle

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from James 1:12–18 as a part of our series When God…

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

Next Gen Services
8:15am – Birth through 4th grade
9:30am – All ages
11:00am – Birth through 4th grade

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

I’m Going First

We are grateful to the 200 people who have committed to attend first service each week. We would love to see first service’s attendance double, as many of our visitors, families, and college students attend second and third services. Let us know if you’re willing to Go First!

Willing to Walk

Another way you can serve our visitors, families with children, and those with limited mobility is by parking in our back lot! Pick up a Willing to Walk hanger at Guest Services, hang it on your rearview mirror, and our Parking Team will know to send you to the back lot.

Baptism Sunday

Sunday, November 5

If you have been thinking about getting baptized or are ready to take the next step in following Jesus, let us know by Thursday, October 26.

24 Hour Prayer

Monday, October 9 – Tuesday, October 10

Sign up for one or two 30-minute time slots from 12:00pm on Monday, October 9 to 12:00pm on Tuesday, October 10 as we join with other churches in Central Kentucky to pray for our city and nation. Pray individually, as a family, or with a small group either here at the church or from home. A prayer guide and journal will be available.

As a church, we value and champion expectant prayer. Join us in this important work!

Membership Class

If you are interested in exploring membership at First Alliance Church, please join us! We will discuss what it means to be a member, how to become a member, and provide background about The Alliance and FAC.

There are two options available:

October 8 and 15
Sunday mornings at 11:00am, both sessions required

October 29
Sunday night from 6:30–8:30pm, no childcare provided

Please join us in welcoming the following people into membership!

Patrick and Virginia McNutt
Debi Powell

This Sunday


Equipping Mind, Body, and Soul

Lower Auditorium Room 12

Daniel Sulfridge will facilitate this week’s discussion on the topic of trauma. Learn more.

Open Word

Family Life Center Room 203–204

This long-standing class is centered around an in-depth study of a book of the Bible. Join us this fall as we study 1 and 2 Peter and 1, 2, and 3 John. Learn more.

Young Marrieds and Growing Families

Dining Room

This class is aimed at helping those in this season of their lives with biblical teaching and community. Learn more.


Contagious Faith

Family Life Center Room 203–204

Contagious Faith is a 6-week study that will prepare you to share God’s love with others in a way that’s authentic, comfortable, and impactful. Learn more.

Deeper Walk

Dining Room

Pursue spiritual maturity and claim the spiritual freedom afforded you in your relationship with Christ. Learn more.

This Week


Monday at 6:45pm

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

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Tuesday at 6:30pm

Explore how it is not possible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature and how knowing God and knowing ourselves cannot be separated. Cost is $40. Learn more.

Men’s Mid(ish)-Week

Thursday at 6:30am

Come hear a short devotional while we eat breakfast together. We’ll finish our time with prayer before we head out into the rest of the day on mission. Takes place in the Dining Room.

Coming Up

Compass Financial Class

Sunday, October 8 at 11:00am

Learn what it means to be faithful disciples in the area of our finances! This 6-week class is led by Josh Lynch and meets from October 8 through November 19, with no class on October 29. The class will meet in the Youth Room. Learn more.

Intergenerational Worship Night

Sunday, October 8 at 6:00pm

Participate in a family-friendly time of music, prayer, and meditation as we celebrate Holy Communion together.

Men’s Retreat

Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29

Join us for a weekend of connecting with God and other men at Laurel Lake Baptist Camp. There will be good food, good conversation, good worship, and good fun. Scholarships are available; we would love for you to be a part of this experience! Learn more.

Next Gen Ministries

Middle School Fall Retreat

Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22

The sole purpose of our 2023 Fall Retreat is to know God better. This is not summer camp—it is a weekend without distractions and an opportunity to focus on our relationship with God.

Each year we head out to Blue Grass Christian Camp to engage in worship, small group time, and team building. We love the Fall Retreat and how it brings our groups closer together under a single objective. The retreat is open to grades 5 to 8; cost is $100. Space is limited!

High School Fall Retreat

Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22

Join us at Laurel Lake Baptist Camp in Corbin, KY for an awesome weekend of food, fun, fellowship, and worship with guest speaker Kendall McKee and guest worship leaders Josiah McKinney and Wes Elliott.

Fall Festival

Wednesday, October 25, 6:00–8:00pm

Join us for tasty food, a chili cookoff, trunk or treat, games, inflatables, face painting, a cakewalk, and more! Activities will be in the parking lot on the left side of the building and in the Gym.

If you would like to participate in the chili cookoff or help in another way, you can sign up here!

Invite a friend…the more the merrier!

FAC Kids Overnight

Friday, November 3 – Saturday, November 4

Hey 1st through 4th graders! It’s time for our annual FAC Kids Overnight! It’s a night of fun, pizza, big games, surprises, and more. Stay all night or leave at 10:00pm if you need to. Cost is $10 per person, which includes dinner, snack, breakfast, an amazing time, and a t-shirt!

Parents, we’d love to have you lead a small group, spend the night, or help us out with other shenanigans we’ve got planned! Please reach out via email.

FAC Kids – Birth through 4th Grade

Sundays at 8:15, 9:30, and 11:00am

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

By the Numbers

August 2023

Attendance (weekly Sunday average)

In person1,5274 weeks
Online3754 weeks


General Fund$147.3k83% of monthly budget
Alliance Missions$8.3k

YoungLives Donations

FAC’s local partner YoungLives thanks you for your generous donations! Here is an updated list of items that we are currently accepting.

  • Baby wipes
  • Formula
  • Clothes (sizes newborn to 24 months)

Lose something? Check our lost and found, located in the copy room of the church office inside the two cabinets with yellow labels. Items are kept for three months and then donated or discarded.

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