Connector for January 21

This Sunday
Moses: A Hand on the Throne of Heaven

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Exodus 17:8–16 as a part of our series When a Church Prays.

Check out the Christian and Missionary Alliance’s 40 Days of Prayer resources.

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

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.

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Sunday, February 4 at 12:15pm

If you’re new to First Alliance, we hope you’ll join us. Enjoy lunch, meet our staff, and learn more about the heart of our church! Childcare will be provided.

Baptism Sunday

Sunday, February 11

If you have been thinking about getting baptized or are ready to take the next step in following Jesus, let us know by Thursday, February 1.

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. Pick the one that works best for you:

  • Sunday, February 11, 12:30–3:00pm in the Dining Room – lunch provided, no childcare
  • Sunday, February 25 and March 3 at 11:00am in the Conference Room – both sessions required

This Sunday


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. This Sunday Leta Noble will facilitate a discussion of 1 Samuel 3:1–4:1a. Learn more.

Parents of Pre-Teens and Teens

Lower Auditorium Room 12

Connect with other parents and hear from our Next Gen pastors and others about a variety of topics that impact your kids—from mental health to social media, faith conversations, and more. This week’s discussion will be led by our High School Pastor Dan McPherson. 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.


Deeper Walk

Dining Room

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

Mining the Riches of the Old Testament

Family Life Center Room 203–204

Discover how God revealed himself to his people, learn to mine the riches of the Old Testament, and learn its lessons that are applicable today. Taught by Ron Gifford and John Roberts. This week: The Old Testament Backstory. 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. In January, we’ll be going through the Follow the Healer video series by Dr. Steve Seamands. Check out this video and learn more.


Tuesday at 6:45pm

Join the Grandparents and Parents of Prodigals prayer group in the Prayer Room as we pray for our children and grandchildren to come to know and love Jesus.

Men’s Mid(ish) Week

Thursday at 6:30am

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

Coming Soon

Boomers and Beyond Gathering

Sunday, January 28 at 6:00pm

Step out of the winter cold and into a warm evening of friendship and music. Zeke Friedeman, with the help of a harpist and vocal ensemble, will lead us in singing of some of our favorite hymns and choruses. Please bring a snack to share.

Contagious Faith

Starts Sunday, February 4 at 9:30am

As disciples of Christ, we are called to share the gospel, but few of us are naturally comfortable with evangelism. We wrestle with internal fears, a lack of preparation, and the sense that reaching out to others might force us to act like someone we’re not. What if we could find a way to talk about Jesus that fits our personalities, makes us feel confident, and ignites a fire in others? Learn more.

The Word and the World

Starts Sunday, February 4 at 11:00am

Join Doug Matthews, Dan McPherson, and occasional guest speakers as we tackle cultural issues that, from a Christian perspective, can seem daunting. You’ll learn how the Word can inform how we live in this world that God so loves. Learn more.

Emotionally Healthy Relationships

Starts Tuesday, February 20 at 6:45pm

Discipleship deeply changes your relationship with others. Explore core biblical principles to guide you and others into loving well, and learn to practice these skills together in community. EHR is an 8-week course (Feb 20 – Apr 16, no meeting Apr 2) that needs your full participation and commitment to personal study. Cost is $25; space is limited. No childcare will be offered. Learn more.

Next Gen Ministries

FAC Kids – Birth through 4th Grade
Instagram | Facebook

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

Middle School – 5th through 8th Grade
Instagram | Spotify | Text @midupdate to 81010

Sundays at 9:30am
Wednesdays at 6:30pm

High School – 9th through 12th Grade
Newsletter | Instagram | Text @facparents to 81010

Sundays at 9:30am
Wednesdays at 6:30pm

By the Numbers

December 2023

Attendance (weekly Sunday average)

In person1,4535 weeks, includes Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
Online4185 weeks


General Fund$399.0k113% of monthly budget
Alliance Missions$18.6k

Fiscal Year (July-December 2023)


General Fund$1,261k97.6% of YTD budget
Alliance Missions$83.7k

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