Category: Connectors

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
Instagram

Sundays at 9:30 and 11am


Middle School – 5th through 8th Grade
Instagram | 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


Upcoming Events

Vertical

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.


Helpful Links

Connector for November 27

This Sunday: Mary’s Song

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Luke 1 as we begin our series Songs of Christmas.


We’ll be sharing communion during services this Sunday. If you watch our livestream, we hope you’ll gather the elements and join us from home.


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.

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

Christmas Service Opportunities

Drop-offs begin December 4

Join us in serving our local partners this Christmas!

Option 1

Help us provide meals for over 80 families this Christmas season 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.


Option 2

Help us provide gifts for 25 students at Wellington Elementary through their Angel Tree program. You will receive your student’s name and wish list once you sign up.


Option 3

Donate $25 towards a gift for 30 women through our partner Natalie’s Sisters.


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 on December 4 and 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.

Applications are due Wednesday, November 30. If you have any questions, please contact Dan McPherson.


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
Instagram

Sundays at 9:30 and 11am


Middle School – 5th through 8th Grade
Instagram | 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


Upcoming Events

Vertical

Mondays at 6:45pm

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


Helpful Links

Connector for November 20

This Sunday: Be Present,
for the Extraordinary is Working in the Ordinary

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Ruth chapters 1–4 as a part of our Here, There, and Everywhere Sunday.


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.


Our annual Here, There, and Everywhere offering is this Sunday! Your generous gifts will go towards three main areas. We hope you will prayerfully consider how you can join with us, whether in person or online.

HERE

  • Ministry investments that help us reach our neighbors, the nations, and the next generation

THERE

  • Helping the Alliance as it transitions its headquarters to Reynoldsburg, Ohio
  • Providing for our local partnerships and other ministries

EVERYWHERE

  • Giving to Alliance Missions
  • Providing for our missionary partners

Christmas Service Opportunities

Drop-offs begin December 4

Join us in serving our local partners this Christmas!

Option 1

Help us provide meals for over 80 families this Christmas season 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.


Option 2

Help us provide gifts for 25 students at Wellington Elementary through their Angel Tree program. You will receive your student’s name and wish list once you sign up.


Option 3

Donate $25 towards a gift for 30 women through our partner Natalie’s Sisters.


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 on December 4 and 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.


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.

Applications are due Wednesday, November 30. If you have any questions, please contact Dan McPherson.


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
Instagram

Sundays at 9:30 and 11am


Middle School – 5th through 8th Grade
Instagram | 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

The church office will be closed on November 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving.

Upcoming Events

Boomers and Beyond Thanksgiving Feast

This Sunday at 6pm

Join us in the Lower Auditorium as we celebrate all our Father’s goodness to us with a Thanksgiving feast. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, and drinks will be provided. Please bring a side dish, dessert, or snack to share.

We’ll be joined by special guest speaker Jessie Chapman, daughter of Gary and Mary Chapman and Senior Director of Outpatient Services for Re-group Outpatient Behavioral Health Services in Ashland. Jessie will be sharing her story of redemption and recovery from substance abuse and offering hope for those who are or know someone who is oppressed by addictions.


Vertical

Mondays at 6:45pm

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


By the Numbers

October 2022

Attendance (weekly Sunday average)

In person1,1675 weeks
Online3115 weeks

Giving

FundActual
General Fund$146.1k86% of monthly budget
Alliance Missions$10.0k

Helpful Links

Connector for November 13

This Sunday:
The Way of the Cross

Join us as Ed Mangham brings a message from Mark 8:34–38 as a part of our Global Impact Weekend. Ed and his wife Julie are the Alliance Missions Regional Leadership Couple in Europe.


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.


Our annual Here, There, and Everywhere offering is Sunday, November 20! Your generous gifts will go towards three main areas. We hope you will prayerfully consider how you can join with us, whether in person or online.

HERE

  • Ministry investments that help us reach our neighbors, the nations, and the next generation

THERE

  • Helping the Alliance as it transitions its headquarters to Reynoldsburg, Ohio
  • Providing for our local partnerships and other ministries

EVERYWHERE

  • Giving to Alliance Missions
  • Providing for our missionary partners

Christmas Service Opportunities

Drop-offs begin December 4

Join us in serving our local partners this Christmas!

Option 1

Help us provide meals for over 80 families this Christmas season 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.


Option 2

Help us provide gifts for 25 students at Wellington Elementary through their Angel Tree program. You will receive your student’s name and wish list once you sign up.


Option 3

Donate $25 towards a gift for 30 women through our partner Natalie’s Sisters.


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 on December 4 and 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.


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.

Applications are due Wednesday, November 30. If you have any questions, please contact Dan McPherson.


Vision Night Q&A Session

Sunday, November 13 at 5pm

Join us in the Lower Auditorium, where Pastor Paul and other church leaders will be available to answer your questions about our updated Vision, Mission, Values, and the prayer-fueled strategic process that is guiding our plans for the future.


Next Gen Ministries


FAC Kids – Birth through 4th Grade
Instagram

Sundays at 9:30 and 11am


Middle School – 5th through 8th Grade
Instagram | 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


Upcoming Events

Vertical

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, November 12 at 9am

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


Boomers and Beyond Thanksgiving Feast

Sunday, November 20 at 6pm

Join us in the Lower Auditorium as we celebrate all our Father’s goodness to us with a Thanksgiving feast. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, and drinks will be provided. Please bring a side dish, dessert, or snack to share.

We’ll be joined by special guest speaker Jessie Chapman, Senior Director for Regroup in Ashland, KY.


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.


Russell Cave Reading Program

Our local partner Russell Cave Church of Christ is in need of more tutors for their after school reading program. Contact Tyrone Vinegar if interested.


Year-End Stock Donations

If you would like to make a year-end stock donation to the church, please do so by Monday, December 5 to allow time for processing. Thank you for being resource-generous!


Helpful Links

Connector for November 6

This Sunday:
Vision Sunday

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith shares more about where we are headed as a church.


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.


Global Impact Prayer Feast

Saturday, November 12, 5–7pm

As a part of our Global Impact weekend, join us for a special time of focused prayer for our missionaries followed by an international buffet dinner! At this family-friendly event we will hear from Ciro Castro of Envision and Ron Brown, one of our International Workers and an ambassador for the Perspectives on World Missions class.

Please register by November 9 so we know how many people to set the table for!


Here, There, and Everywhere Offering

Sunday, November 20

Our annual Here, There, and Everywhere offering is Sunday, November 20! Your generous gifts will go towards three main areas. We hope you will prayerfully consider how you can join with us, whether in person or online.

HERE

  • Ministry investments that help us reach our neighbors, the nations, and the next generation

THERE

  • Helping the Alliance as it transitions its headquarters to Reynoldsburg, Ohio
  • Providing for our local partnerships and other ministries

EVERYWHERE

  • Giving to Alliance Missions
  • Providing for our missionary partners

Christmas Meals for our Local Partners

Drop-offs begin December 4

Join us in serving our local partners this Christmas by buying a meal for a family in our community. We are partnering with Wellington Elementary, Booker T. Washington Elementary, and Russell Cave Church of Christ to provide meals for 100 families this Christmas season. 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.

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

  • After services on December 4 and 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.


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.

Applications are due Wednesday, November 30. If you have any questions, please contact Dan McPherson.


Next Gen Ministries


FAC Kids – Birth through 4th Grade
Instagram

Sundays at 9:30 and 11am


Middle School – 5th through 8th Grade
Instagram | 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


Upcoming Events

Vertical

Mondays at 6:45pm

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, November 8 at 11:30am

Join us for our monthly lunch event! This month’s location is the Sedona Tap House. RSVP to Sharon Winkle.


GPOPs

This Tuesday 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.


Men’s Retreat

Thursday, Nov. 10 to Sunday, Nov. 13

Join us for the BASIC Retreat from Ransomed Heart Ministries at Red River Gorge. This intensive video-based retreat calls men deeper into the masculine spiritual journey. Space is very limited (10 total) and attendees need to commit to the 4 days. The cost is $200 per participant. Learn more and sign up now.


Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, November 12 at 9am

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


Vision Night Q&A Session

Sunday, November 13 at 5pm

Join us in the Lower Auditorium, where Pastor Paul and other church leaders will be available to answer your questions about our updated Vision, Mission, Values, and the prayer-fueled strategic process that is guiding our plans for the future.


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.


Russell Cave Reading Program

Our local partner Russell Cave Church of Christ is in need of more tutors for their after school reading program. Contact Tyrone Vinegar if interested.


Year-End Stock Donations

If you would like to make a year-end stock donation to the church, please do so by Monday, December 5 to allow time for processing. Thank you for being resource-generous!


Helpful Links

Connector for October 30

This Sunday:
Growing in Difficult Circumstances

Join us as our High School Pastor Dan McPherson brings a message from James 1:2–4 as we conclude our series God, You Want Me to Do What?


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.


Join us next Sunday as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith shares more about where we are headed as a church. You won’t want to miss it!


Global Impact Prayer Feast

Saturday, November 12, 5–7pm

As a part of our Global Impact weekend, join us for a special time of focused prayer for our missionaries followed by an international buffet dinner! At this family-friendly event we will hear from Ciro Castro of Envision and Ron Brown, one of our International Workers and an ambassador for the Perspectives on World Missions class.

Please register by November 9 so we know how many people to set the table for!


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.

Applications are due Wednesday, November 30. If you have any questions, please contact Dan McPherson.


Next Gen Ministries


FAC Kids – Birth through 4th Grade
Instagram

Sundays at 9:30 and 11am


Middle School – 5th through 8th Grade
Instagram | 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


Upcoming Events

Equipping the Mind, Body, and Soul

Final class this Sunday at 9:30am
Lower Auditorium Room 12

This Adult Education class is covering specific topics of importance today. Learn more and sign up now.

  • Sexual Health – This Sunday

Vertical

Mondays at 6:45pm

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, November 8 at 11:30am

Join us for our monthly lunch event! This month’s location is the Sedona Tap House. RSVP to Sharon Winkle.


Men’s Retreat

Thursday, Nov. 10 to Sunday, Nov. 13

Join us for the BASIC Retreat from Ransomed Heart Ministries at Red River Gorge. This intensive video-based retreat calls men deeper into the masculine spiritual journey. Space is very limited (10 total) and attendees need to commit to the 4 days. The cost is $200 per participant. Learn more and sign up now.


Year-End Stock Donations

If you would like to make a year-end stock donation to the church, please do so by Monday, December 5 to allow time for processing. Thank you for being resource-generous!


YoungLives Donations

YoungLives are currently in urgent need of:

  • Diapers (sizes newborn, 4, 5, and 6)
  • Baby wipes

Helpful Links

Connector for October 23

This Sunday: Help Others

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from John 13:1–17 as a part of our series God, You Want Me to Do What?


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.

Please join us in welcoming
Jon and Melissa Stewart
into membership!

Launch

Sunday, October 30 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.


Men’s Retreat

Thursday, Nov. 10 to Sunday, Nov. 13

Join us for the BASIC Retreat from Ransomed Heart Ministries at a cabin in the Red River Gorge. This intensive video-based retreat calls men deeper into the masculine spiritual journey. Space is very limited (10 total) and attendees need to commit to the 4 days. The cost is $200 per participant.


Next Gen Ministries

Fall Festival

This Wednesday, 6–8pm

Join us for an evening of food and fun (all free!) hosted by the FAC Youth Ministry. Invite your friends and neighbors!

If you’re able to help out, please fill out our volunteer form.


FAC Kids – Birth through 4th Grade
Instagram

Sundays at 9:30 and 11am


Middle School – 5th through 8th Grade
Instagram | 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


Upcoming Events

Equipping the Mind, Body, and Soul

Sundays at 9:30am until Oct. 30
Lower Auditorium Room 12

This Adult Education class is covering specific topics of importance today. Learn more and sign up now.

  • Addiction – This Sunday
  • Sexual Health – October 30

Vertical

Mondays at 6:45pm

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


GPOPs

This Tuesday 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.


YoungLives Donations

YoungLives are currently in urgent need of:

  • Diapers (sizes newborn, 4, 5, and 6)
  • Baby wipes

By the Numbers

September 2022

Attendance (weekly Sunday average)

In person1,1644 weeks
Online2884 weeks

Giving

FundActual
General Fund$181.5k106% of monthly budget
Alliance Missions$11.4k

Helpful Links

Connector for October 16

This Sunday:
Spiritual Disciplines

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Matthew 6:1–18 as a part of our series God, You Want Me to Do What?


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.


Membership Class

This Sunday at 11am (2 weeks)

If you are interested in exploring membership at FAC, please join us! Attendance at both sessions is required for membership.


Baptism Sunday

Sunday, October 30

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


Launch

Sunday, October 30 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.


Men’s Retreat

Thursday, Nov. 10 to Sunday, Nov. 13

Join us for the BASIC Retreat from Ransomed Heart Ministries at a cabin in the Red River Gorge. This intensive video-based retreat calls men deeper into the masculine spiritual journey. Space is very limited (10 total) and attendees need to commit to the 4 days. The cost is $200 per participant.


Next Gen Ministries

Fall Festival

Wednesday, October 26, 6–8pm

Join us for an evening of food and fun (all free!) hosted by the FAC Youth Ministry. Invite your friends and neighbors!

If you’re able to help out, please fill out our volunteer form.


FAC Kids Baptism Class

This Sunday at 11am (2 weeks)

Kids through 4th grade are encouraged to attend this class with their parents to learn more about the whats, whys, and hows of being baptized. Attendance is required if you would like your child to be baptized on Sunday, October 30. Contact Tim Davis with questions.


FAC Kids – Birth through 4th Grade
Instagram

Sundays at 9:30 and 11am


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

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

Equipping the Mind, Body, and Soul

Sundays at 9:30am until Oct. 30
Lower Auditorium Main Room

This Adult Education class is covering specific topics of importance today. Learn more and sign up now.

  • Suicide – This Sunday
  • Addiction – October 23
  • Sexual Health – October 30

Vertical

Mondays at 6:45pm

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


Helpful Links

Connector for October 9

This Sunday:
Make Room for Relationships

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Acts 9:1–31 as a part of our series God, You Want Me to Do What?


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.


Membership Class

Sunday, October 16 and 23 at 11am

If you are interested in exploring membership at FAC, please join us! Attendance at both sessions is required for membership.


Baptism Sunday

Sunday, October 30

If you have been thinking about getting baptized or are ready to take the next step in following Jesus, let us know by Wednesday, October 19!


Launch

Sunday, October 30 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.


Men’s Retreat

Thursday, Nov. 10 to Sunday, Nov. 13

Join us for the BASIC Retreat from Ransomed Heart Ministries at a cabin in the Red River Gorge. This intensive video-based retreat calls men deeper into the masculine spiritual journey. Space is very limited (10 total) and attendees need to commit to the 4 days. The cost is $200 per participant.


Next Gen Ministries

Fall Festival

Wednesday, October 26, 6–8pm

Join us for an evening of food and fun (all free!) hosted by the FAC Youth Ministry. Invite your friends and neighbors!

If you’re able to help out, please fill out our volunteer form.


FAC Kids Baptism Class

Sunday, October 16 and 23 at 11am

Kids through 4th grade are encouraged to attend this class with their parents to learn more about the whats, whys, and hows of being baptized. Attendance is required if you would like your child to be baptized on Sunday, October 30. Contact Tim Davis with questions.


FAC Kids Overnight 2022

Friday, Nov. 4, 6pm – Saturday, Nov. 5, 8am

Join us for a night of fun, pizza, big games, surprises, and more! Stay all night or leave at 10pm if you need to. Cost is just $10 per person, which includes dinner, snack, breakfast, an amazing time, and a t-shirt.

Parents, let us know if you’re interested in hanging out with us. We’d love to have you lead a small group, spend the night, or help us out with other shenanigans we’ve got planned!


FAC Kids – Birth through 4th Grade
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Sundays at 9:30 and 11am


Middle School – 5th through 8th Grade
Instagram | 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


Upcoming Events

Men’s Breakfast

This Saturday at 9am

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


Equipping the Mind, Body, and Soul

Sundays at 9:30am until Oct. 30
Lower Auditorium Room 12

This Adult Education class is covering specific topics of importance today. Learn more and sign up now.

  • Anxiety – This Sunday
  • Suicide – October 16
  • Addiction – October 23
  • Sexual Health – October 30

Two Songs, One Story

This Sunday at 6pm

All generations are invited to join us for a joyful night of singing and worship! Zeke (on guitar) and John (on piano) will be matching up traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs all telling One Story: of Jesus and His love. Refreshments and fellowship will follow in the Atrium.


Vertical

Mondays at 6:45pm

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, October 11 at 11:30am

Join us for our monthly lunch event! This month’s location is the Olive Garden. RSVP to Sharon Winkle.


GPOPs

Tuesday, October 11 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.


Helpful Links

Connector for October 2

This Sunday:
Applying Biblical Truth

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Matthew 7:24–27 as we start our new series God, You Want Me to Do What?


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.


Membership Class

Sunday, October 16 and 23 at 11am

If you are interested in exploring membership at FAC, please join us! Attendance at both sessions is required for membership.


Baptism Sunday

Sunday, October 30

If you have been thinking about getting baptized or are ready to take the next step in following Jesus, let us know by Wednesday, October 19!


Please join us in welcoming the following individuals into membership!

  • Tim and Sarah Bailie
  • Paul and Sharon Clements
  • Bob and Kathy Drane
  • Jacob and Abby Duncan
  • Patrick and Karen Kitzman
  • Kendall and Katy McKee
  • Al Speler

Next Gen Ministries

Child Dedication Orientation

This Sunday at 9am

Come to this brief orientation to learn more about child dedications! Attendance is required if you would like your child to be dedicated on Sunday, October 9. Contact Tim Davis with questions.


Fall Festival

Wednesday, October 26, 6–8pm

Join us for an evening of food and fun (all free!) hosted by the FAC Youth Ministry. Invite your friends and neighbors!

If you’re able to help out, please fill out our volunteer form.


FAC Kids Baptism Class

Sunday, October 16 and 23 at 11am

Kids through 4th grade are encouraged to attend this class with their parents to learn more about the whats, whys, and hows of being baptized. Attendance is required if you would like your child to be baptized on Sunday, October 30. Contact Tim Davis with questions.


FAC Kids Overnight 2022

Friday, November 4, 6pm – Saturday, November 5, 8am

Join us for a night of fun, pizza, big games, surprises, and more! Stay all night or leave at 10pm if you need to. Cost is just $10 per person, which includes dinner, snack, breakfast, an amazing time, and a t-shirt.

Parents, let us know if you’re interested in hanging out with us. We’d love to have you lead a small group, spend the night, or help us out with other shenanigans we’ve got planned!


FAC Kids – Birth through 4th Grade
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Sundays at 9:30 and 11am


Middle School – 5th through 8th Grade
Instagram | 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


Upcoming Events

Equipping the Mind, Body, and Soul

Sundays at 9:30am until Oct. 30
Lower Auditorium Room 12

This Adult Education class is covering specific topics of importance today. Learn more and sign up now.

  • Grief and Depression – October 2
  • Anxiety – October 9
  • Suicide – October 16
  • Addiction – October 23
  • Sexual Health – October 30

Vertical

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, October 8 at 9am

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


Two Songs – One Story

Sunday, October 9 at 6pm

All generations are invited to join us for a joyful night of singing and worship! Zeke (on guitar) and John (on piano) will be matching up traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs all telling One Story: of Jesus and His love. Refreshments and fellowship will follow in the Atrium.


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)

By the Numbers

August 2022

Attendance (weekly Sunday average)

In person1,1864 weeks
Online3154 weeks

Giving

FundActual
General Fund$152.1k103% of monthly budget
Alliance Missions$10.2k

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