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Category: Connectors

Connector for July 3

This Sunday:
The Church at Colossae

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Colossians 1:15–20 as a part of our series A Stained Beauty. Listen to previous messages in the series.

Our current series is based on A Stained Beauty by John Stumbo, President of the Christian & Missionary Alliance.


Main Services
8:15, 9:30, and 11:00am – In-person and online
8:15am service resumes July 31

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

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


☀️ No 8:15am service! ☀️

  • 9:30 and 11am services will continue to meet in person and online.
  • We will return to 3 services on July 31.

Join us in praying for our high schoolers

85 students and 15 leaders are heading to Orlando, FL from July 5–9 to take part in the Christian and Missionary Alliance’s LIFE Conference.

Join us in praying for them daily with the prayer prompts below.

Baptism Sunday

Sunday, July 24

If you have been thinking about getting baptized or are ready to take the next step in following Jesus, let us know by Thursday, July 14!


Membership Class

Sunday, July 24 at 6:30pm

If you are interested in exploring membership at FAC, 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.


Upcoming Events

The church will be closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 4. Vertical will resume Monday, July 11.

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, July 9 at 9am

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

Women’s Summer Celebration

Friday, July 15 at 7pm

Join the women of FAC at Jeff and Barb Stryker’s farm for a summer celebration with prayer, worship, games, snacks, and fellowship. Learn more and register now!


YoungLives Donations

YoungLives thanks you for your generous donations over the past few months! Here is an updated list of items that we are currently accepting:

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

Helpful Links

Connector for June 26

The Church at Rome: Characteristics of a Church that Lives on Mission

Join us as our Pastor of Outreach and Missions Tyrone Vinegar brings a message from Romans 1:16–17 as a part of our series A Stained Beauty. Listen to previous messages in the series.

Our current series is based on A Stained Beauty by John Stumbo, President of the Christian & Missionary Alliance.


Main Services
8:15, 9:30, and 11:00am – In-person and online
8:15am service resumes July 31

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

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

☀️ No 8:15am service! ☀️

  • 9:30 and 11am services will continue to meet in person and online.
  • We will return to 3 services on July 31.

Launch

Sunday, June 26 at 12:15pm

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


Baptism Sunday

Sunday, July 24

If you have been thinking about getting baptized or are ready to take the next step in following Jesus, let us know by Thursday, July 14!


Membership Class

Sunday, July 24 at 6:30pm

If you are interested in exploring membership at FAC, 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.


Upcoming Events

Boomers Monthly Gathering

Sunday, June 26 at 6pm

Join us in the Lower Auditorium as we hear from Ron and Joan Gifford. Bring a snack to share!

Vertical

Every Monday at 6:45pm

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

GPOPs

Tuesday, June 28 at 6:45pm

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

Women’s Summer Celebration

Friday, July 15 at 7pm

Join the women of FAC at Jeff and Barb Stryker’s farm for a summer celebration with prayer, worship, games, snacks, and fellowship. Learn more and register now!


By the Numbers

May 2022

Attendance (weekly Sunday average)

In person1,0035 weeks
Online2774 weeks (data reporting issue)

Giving

FundActual
General Fund$149.0k103% of monthly budget
Alliance Missions$27.7k

Helpful Links

Connector for July 19

This Sunday:
The Church at Ephesus

Join us as our High School Pastor Dan McPherson brings a message from the book of Ephesians as a part of our series A Stained Beauty. Listen to previous messages in the series.

Our current series is based on A Stained Beauty by John Stumbo, President of the Christian & Missionary Alliance.


Main Services
8:15, 9:30, and 11:00am – In-person and online
8:15am service resumes July 31

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

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

We’re moving to
2 services starting
☀️ this Sunday! ☀️

  • No 8:15am service in person or online.
  • 9:30 and 11am services will continue to meet in person and online.
  • We will return to 3 services on July 31.

Annual Meeting Election Results

The following members were elected to the Leadership Board (2 year terms):

  • Damon Mazza (Vice Chair, elder)
  • Susan Sallee (Secretary, non-elder)
  • Todd Banus (elder)
  • Tim Woods (elder)
  • Amy Long (non-elder)
  • Daniel Rehner (non-elder)

The following members were elected to the Nominating Committee (1 year terms):

  • Sue Cook
  • Mark Fischer

The budget for fiscal year 2022–23 was affirmed.


Please join us in welcoming
Dan and Stephanie Lintemuth
into membership.


Launch

Sunday, June 26 at 12:15pm

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


Baptism Sunday

Sunday, July 24

If you have been thinking about getting baptized or are ready to take the next step in following Jesus, let us know by Thursday, July 14!


Membership Class

Sunday, July 24 at 6:30pm

If you are interested in exploring membership at FAC, 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.


Upcoming Events

Vertical

Every Monday at 6:45pm

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

Boomers Monthly Gathering

Sunday, June 26 at 6pm

Join us in the Lower Auditorium as we hear from Ron and Joan Gifford. Bring a snack to share!

Women’s Summer Celebration

Friday, July 15 at 7pm

Join the women of FAC at Jeff and Barb Stryker’s farm for a summer celebration with prayer, worship, games, snacks, and fellowship. Learn more and register now!


Helpful Links

Connector for June 12

This Sunday: CALLED

We look forward to celebrating all that God has done in the last year at our Annual Business Meeting Celebration during all three services! We will sing, thank God for the past year, look ahead to our future, and have some fun too.

The Annual Report, Financial Summary, Treasurer’s Report video, and Slate of Nominees are available on our website.

If you are a member, you will receive an email with voting instructions on Sunday morning. Voting will be open until the end of the day on Tuesday.


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

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


☀️ Summer Sunday Schedule Change ☀️

June 19-July 24

Because of summer traveling and as a thank you to our dedicated volunteers who show up early every Sunday, we’re going to move to 2 services for a few weeks starting Sunday, June 19.

  • There will be no 8:15am service in person or online.
  • Our 9:30 and 11am services will continue to meet in person and online.
  • We will return to 3 services on July 31.

Launch

Sunday, June 26 at 12:15pm

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


Join an Affinity Group

We are excited to have Affinity Groups back again this summer! They’re a great opportunity to connect with others in the First Alliance family to do something fun. Groups will meet about once a month in June, July, and August.


Upcoming Events

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, June 11 at 9am

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

Vertical

Every Monday at 6:45pm

We will be meeting in Room 12 in the Lower Auditorium this week due to VBX!

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

Boomers and Beyond Lunch Bunch

Tuesday, June 14 at 11:30am

Join us for our monthly lunch event! This month’s location is Papi’s Mexican Restaurant. RSVP to Sharon Winkle.

GPOPs

Tuesday, June 14 at 6:45pm

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

Boomers Monthly Gathering

Sunday, June 26 at 6pm

Join us in the Lower Auditorium as we hear from Ron and Joan Gifford. Bring a snack to share!


Helpful Links

Connector for June 5

This Sunday:
The Church at Corinth

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message as a part of our series A Stained Beauty. Listen to previous messages in the series.

Our current series is based on A Stained Beauty by John Stumbo, President of the Christian & Missionary Alliance.


☀️ Summer Sunday Schedule Change ☀️

June 19-July 24 (6 weeks)

Because of summer traveling and as a thank you to our dedicated volunteers who show up early every Sunday, we’re going to move to 2 services for a few weeks this summer!

  • There will be no 8:15am service in person or online.
  • Our 9:30 and 11am services will continue to meet in person and online.
  • We will return to 3 services on July 31!

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

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


Annual Business Meeting Celebration

Sunday, June 12 during all three services

We look forward to celebrating all that God has done in the last year at our Annual Business Meeting Celebration! This year it is being held on a Sunday morning so everyone can be a part of it. We will sing, thank God for the past year, look ahead to our future, and have some fun too.

The Annual Report, Financial Summary, Treasurer’s Report video, and Slate of Nominees are now available on our website.

If you have any questions about the Annual Meeting materials, join us at our Dialogue Session this Sunday at 6pm in the Lower Auditorium!

Launch

Sunday, June 26 at 12:15pm

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


Join an Affinity Group

We are excited to have Affinity Groups back again this summer! They’re a great opportunity to connect with others in the First Alliance family to do something fun. Groups will meet about once a month in June, July, and August.


Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, June 11 at 9am

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


Young Professionals Ministry

Thursdays at 7pm

Enriching community and impactful discipleship are two things that can seem fleeting when you enter into post-college adulthood; it’s not unusual to become overwhelmed when searching for these two vital aspects of the Christian life.

Come join our Young Professionals Ministry as we eat, grow, and serve the community together. We meet on Thursdays at 7pm.


YoungLives Donations

YoungLives thanks you for your generous donations over the past few months! Here is an updated list of items that we are currently accepting:

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

Helpful Links

Connector for May 29

This Sunday:
How Can I Have Calling Clarification?

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Ephesians 4:1–6 and interviews Pastor T Wright on his last Sunday serving on staff.

For more information on this staff transition, please read this congregational letter from Pastor Paul sent on May 13.


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

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


Annual Business Meeting Celebration

Sunday, June 12 during all three services

We look forward to celebrating all that God has done in the last year at our Annual Business Meeting Celebration! This year it is being held on a Sunday morning so everyone can be a part of it. We will sing, thank God for the past year, look ahead to our future, and have some fun too.

The Annual Report, Financial Summary, Treasurer’s Report video, and Slate of Nominees are now available on our website.


Affinity Groups Now Open

We are excited to have Affinity Groups back again this summer! They’re a great opportunity to connect with others in the First Alliance family to do something fun. Groups will meet about once a month in June, July, and August. See a full listing and sign up now.

The church office will be closed and there will be no Vertical prayer night this coming Monday, May 30, due to Memorial Day.

Helpful Links

Connector for May 22

This Sunday:
The Church at Thessalonica

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Acts 17:1–6 as a part of our series A Stained Beauty.

Our current series is based on A Stained Beauty by John Stumbo, President of the Christian & Missionary Alliance. We have a limited number of copies available for a cash or check donation; proceeds go towards sending our high schoolers to LIFE Conference this summer. You can also purchase the book online.


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

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


Annual Business Meeting Celebration

Sunday, June 12 during all three services

We look forward to celebrating all that God has done in the last year at our Annual Business Meeting Celebration! This year it is being held on a Sunday morning so everyone can be a part of it. We will sing, thank God for the past year, look ahead to our future, and have some fun too.


Women’s Ministry Summer Bible Study

Weeks of June 12 to July 24

This summer we will embark on a journey through the book of Esther, uncovering the fingerprints of God that are layered throughout the text. Our goal is to be reminded that even when you can’t see God at work, you can know that He is with you.

Registration closes this Sunday! Small groups meet at various times throughout the week, with both in-person and online options available. Participants purchase their $20 workbook at registration.


Affinity Groups Leaders Needed

What do you love to do? Maybe it’s golf, hiking, reading, or cooking. Whatever activity it is, we would love for you to form a group around it. Sign up below!


Upcoming Events

Boomers Monthly Gathering

Sunday, May 22 at 6pm

Join us in the Lower Auditorium as we hear from Bill and Geneva Richardson about their time at a missionary church in Indiana. Bring snacks and finger food to share!

Vertical

Every Monday at 6:45pm

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

GPOPs

Tuesday, May 24 at 6:45pm

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


By the Numbers

April 2022

Attendance (weekly Sunday average)

In person1,2144 weeks, includes 1,548 on Easter
Online2944 weeks, includes technical issues

Giving

FundActual
General Fund$226.4k165% of monthly budget
Alliance Missions$8.7k

Helpful Links

Connector for May 15

This Sunday:
The Church at Philippi

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Acts 16 as a part of our series A Stained Beauty.

Our current series is based on A Stained Beauty by John Stumbo, President of the Christian & Missionary Alliance. We have a limited number of copies available for a cash or check donation; proceeds go towards sending our high schoolers to LIFE Conference this summer. You can also purchase the book online.


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

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


Annual Business Meeting Celebration

Sunday, June 12 during all three services

We look forward to celebrating all that God has done in the last year at our Annual Business Meeting Celebration! This year it is being held on a Sunday morning so everyone can be a part of it. We will sing, thank God for the past year, look ahead to our future, and have some fun too.


FAC Kids VBX

Sunday, June 12 to Thursday, June 16

Vacation Bible eXperience is headed to the beach this summer. Register now – there are only a few spots remaining! If you’re able to volunteer, contact Hannah Meredith.


Women’s Ministry Summer Bible Study

Weeks of June 12 to July 24

This summer we will embark on a journey through the book of Esther, uncovering the fingerprints of God that are layered throughout the text. Our goal is to be reminded that even when you can’t see God at work, you can know that He is with you.

Registration is open now through Sunday, May 22. Small groups meet at various times throughout the week, with both in-person and online options available. Participants purchase their $20 workbook at registration.


Affinity Groups are back for the summer!

What do you love to do? Maybe it’s golf, hiking, reading, or cooking. Whatever activity it is, we would love for you to form a group around it. Sign up below! Deadline is Sunday, May 15.

Please join us in welcoming the following individuals into membership!

  • Jenna Blodgett
  • Ethan and Lilly Lintemuth
  • Mark and Gail Matthews
  • Jennie McKindles
  • Tyrone and Cecily Vinegar

Upcoming Events

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, May 14 at 9am

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

Vertical

Every Monday at 6:45pm

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

Boomers Monthly Gathering

Sunday, May 22 at 6pm

Join us in the Lower Auditorium as we hear from Bill and Geneva Richardson about their time at a missionary church in Indiana. Bring snacks and finger food to share!

The Nominating Committee welcomes nominations for the Leadership Board and next year’s Nominating Committee. Active members may nominate other active members by contacting Deb MacKay. The deadline is Friday, May 13.

Helpful Links

Connector for May 8

This Sunday:
The Church at Galatia

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Galatians 5 as a part of our series A Stained Beauty.

Our current series is based on A Stained Beauty by John Stumbo, President of the Christian & Missionary Alliance. We have a limited number of copies available for a cash or check donation; proceeds go towards sending our high schoolers to LIFE Conference this summer. You can also purchase the book online.


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

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


FAC Kids VBX

Sunday, June 12 to Thursday, June 16

Vacation Bible eXperience is headed to the beach this summer. Register now – there are only a few spots remaining! If you’re able to volunteer, contact Hannah Meredith.


Women’s Ministry Summer Bible Study

Weeks of June 12 to July 24

This summer we will be studying Esther, the Fingerprints of God. The book of Esther is unique compared to the other books of the Bible because it never mentions the name of God. It is marvelously woven with one thread holding it together: sovereignty.

Together we will embark on a journey through the book of Esther, uncovering the fingerprints of God that are layered throughout the text. Ultimately, our goal is to be reminded that even when you can’t see God at work in your present circumstances, you can know that He is with you.

Registration is open now through Sunday, May 22. Small groups meet at various times throughout the week, with both in-person and online options available. Participants purchase their $20 workbook at registration. Find out more and register now!


Affinity Groups are back for the summer!

What do you love to do? Maybe it’s golf, hiking, reading, or cooking. Whatever activity it is, we would love for you to form a group around it. Sign up below! Deadline is Sunday, May 15.


Upcoming Events

Vertical

Every Monday at 6:45pm

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

MomGroup

Friday, May 13 at 9:30am

Once a month, join with other moms for fellowship, food, and free childcare! Learn more and sign up now.

Boomers Monthly Gathering

Sunday, May 22 at 6pm

Join us in the Lower Auditorium as we hear from Bill and Geneva Richardson about their time at a missionary church in Indiana. Bring snacks and finger food to share!

The Nominating Committee welcomes nominations for the Leadership Board and next year’s Nominating Committee. Active members may nominate other active members by contacting Deb MacKay. The deadline is Friday, May 13.

Helpful Links

Connector for May 1

This Sunday: The Church at Antioch

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Acts 11:19–30 as a part of our series A Stained Beauty.

Our current series is based on A Stained Beauty by John Stumbo, President of the Christian & Missionary Alliance. We have a limited number of copies available for a cash or check donation; proceeds go towards sending our high schoolers to LIFE Conference this summer. You can also purchase the book online.


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

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


Launch

This Sunday at 12:15pm

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


Women’s Ministry Summer Bible Study

Weeks of June 12 to July 24

This summer we will be studying Esther, the Fingerprints of God. The book of Esther is unique compared to the other books of the Bible because it never mentions the name of God. It is marvelously woven with one thread holding it together: sovereignty.

Together we will embark on a journey through the book of Esther, uncovering the fingerprints of God that are layered throughout the text. Ultimately, our goal is to be reminded that even when you can’t see God at work in your present circumstances, you can know that He is with you.

Registration is open now through Sunday, May 22. Small groups meet at various times throughout the week, with both in-person and online options available. Participants purchase their $20 workbook at registration. Find out more and register now!


FAC Kids VBX

Sunday, June 12 to Thursday, June 16

FAC Kids Vacation Bible eXperience is headed to the beach this summer!

We’ll spend five days diving deep into walking with Jesus, and we want your kiddos to join us. Each evening will be jam-packed with music, games, crafts, and a Bible story that will help your kids better understand what it means to love and follow Jesus.

Registration opens this Sunday and spots are limited. Learn more below! Volunteers are also needed; contact Hannah Meredith if you’re able to help.


Child Dedications

Sunday, May 8

Child dedications will be happening during services on Sunday, May 8! Any family wanting to participate needs to have at least one parent join us for our Child D Orientation this Sunday from 9 to 9:20am in the Conference Room. Learn more and sign up now.


Affinity Groups are back for the summer!

What do you love to do? Maybe it’s golf, hiking, reading, or cooking. Whatever activity it is, we would love for you to form a group around it!

Find out more about leading a group in the video below, then sign up and we’ll be in touch. Deadline is Sunday, May 15.


YoungLives Donations

YoungLives thanks you for your generous donations over the past few months! Here is an updated list of items that we are currently accepting:

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

The Nominating Committee welcomes nominations for the Leadership Board and next year’s Nominating Committee. Active members may nominate other active members by contacting Deb MacKay. The deadline is Friday, May 13.

Helpful Links