Newsletter: January 5, 2018

January 5, 2018 at 1:15 pm Categories: E-newsletter


January 5, 2018

The Message is Hope

First Alliance Church


Happy New Year!  The year 2017 has come and gone, and now we embrace 2018 wondering what is in store for each of us. Some are thankful to see last year is now in the books. Some of us have great joy in our hearts for what transpired. Memories can’t help but invade our thoughts as we reflect back over the year.

For our family, traditions have come and gone. This year our kids celebrated on their own and one even celebrated in another state. Brian and I enjoyed watching football and relaxing in the warmth of our home. This is a gigantic change from the traditional progressive dinner we used to have in Ohio. Change can make us tremble or cause use to forge forward, knowing the One who has written our stories.  

Each of us were challenged last Sunday to pray for someone in our life that needs hope. Who is that in your life? As I thought about that, I realized that this discovery of a name can be difficult because life can be busy. But. For. God. His heart is that we pause and hear His Voice, His desire for our lives, and our hope in Him, so then we can share that with others.

A way I would like to add to Gabe’s challenge is to find hope in studying His Word. There are many opportunities to do that at FAC, but one that is near and dear to my heart is the women’s Bible study sessions. Please join us yourself or encourage someone you know to attend.

Beginning January 10th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Lower Auditorium, we will be studying Knowing God by Name by Mary A. Kassian. Workbooks are available for $13 at the front desk of LifeWay Christian Bookstore. No childcare is provided. “You can have no higher goal nor greater joy than to know God personally. And you cannot begin to know Him intentionally until you know Him by name.” Contact Sally Tandy ( with any questions. 

On January 11th at 9:15-11:30 a.m. in the dining room, Jeremiah-Daring to Hope in an Unstable World by Melissa Spoelstra will begin for our Thursday morning study. Workbooks are available for $16 at LifeWay Christian Bookstore. Childcare is provided. “By examining God’s words of instruction to His wayward people through the prophet Jeremiah, we will discover six guidelines for living that can help us overcome fear, worry, doubt, and bitterness as we surrender our wills to God and put our hope in Him alone.” Contact Pam Pepper ( with questions.  

Susan Scott

Director of Women’s Ministries

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