We're excited to announce the hiring of a new Choir Piano Accompanist! Tony Sanders has joined our music team here at Fargo Faith and will begin playing piano at our first regular traditional service on September 11th.
Tony, originally from Brooten, Minnesota, received his Music Education degree from Concordia College in 2013. He went on to teach high school band in Browerville, Minnesota for three years. He is currently a graduate student at North Dakota State University where he is working towards his Masters in Trumpet Performance.
While his current concentration in music is on trumpet, Tony has played piano for many years. He has extensive experience as a piano performer and accompanist, and is also an experienced organ player as well.
We're excited to have Tony at Fargo Faith; be sure to welcome him when you see him on September 11th!
The Big House Band, the contemporary worship band of Fargo Faith, is in search of a guitar player to join their group! Acoustic and electric experience is preferred. Ability to read music or chord sheets is also preferred.
The Praise Band performs in the summer on Wednesday nights (through August 17th) in an outdoor setting from 5:30pm-7:30pm (rehearsal at 5:30pm, service at 6:30pm). In the fall (beginning September 11th), the band performs at the 11:00am service (with a Wednesday rehearsal at 7:30pm and a Sunday morning rehearsal at 10:00am). Amplifier is provided at the church, all you have to do is bring your axe for rehearsal and the worship service.
Contact Christopher Hanson, Fargo Faith Director of Music for more details if you are interested or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feel free to share this with any guitar players that you think would be interested!
A men's bible study will also be starting up September 15th taking place at the
same time as the Ladies' Bible Study from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Child care will be
available as well.
Family Life gives the following description of the bible study entitled Stepping Up- A Call to Courageous Manhood:
"Today, more than ever, the world needs godly men. Men who will step up and courageously lead at home, at church, at work, and in their communities. That’s the message of Stepping Up. In a world where too many men are shrinking back, Stepping Up gives men vision and tools to live godly, courageous lives."
If you're interested in joining this bible study, please contact Michael Hagen at (701) 429-1774.
Make sure you mark your calendars so that you know when the fall schedule kicks in here at Fargo Faith! On September 11th, we'll begin our two-service format with the Traditional Worship Service at 9:00am and the Contemporary Worship Service at 11:00am.
Sunday School will begin the following week at 10:00am on September 18th.
Our Wednesday Family Night Services will continue to run every Wednesday with dinner at 6:00pm and a service at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. KIDMO events and children's activities will begin on Wednesday, September 14th.
Remember that Wednesday Family Night will continue this week and every Wednesday to follow in the Fellowship Hall! Dinner will be served as usual at 6:00pm with a short informal service with music, a message, and Communion at 6:30pm.
Pastor Martin has chosen to base his Wednesday night messages and discussion questions around a Brian McLaren bible study called We Make the Road by Walking. CLICK HERE to read more about the book!
We're looking for help in August for our Faith Food Ministry! We need volunteers throughout the day from 8am-4pm to help with setup, loading food in, distributing food, and tearing down and cleaning up at the end of the day. Any time and effort you can give is appreciated! Visit with Colette Carter with your questions!
The Faith Food Ministry will distribute food next on September 9th. We'll take any help we can on those dates!
To celebrate the beginning of the regular season here at Fargo Faith on September 11th, we're holding a celebration that morning called Faith into Life. The idea behind the name is to highlight how you can include Faith UMC in your life through participation, volunteerism, and contributions of your talents and efforts to strengthen our overall relationship with God.
The Traditional Worship Service will begin at 9am that morning and the Contemporary Worship Service will take place at 11am. In between those two services, Fargo Faith will host a celebration in the Fellowship Hall at 10am. This will feature breakfast (pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, and coffee and juice), a showcase of displays of our programs, activities, and volunteer opportunities at Fargo Faith, and conversation with our entire church family.
During that time in the Fellowship Hall, you will have the opportunity to visit with our leaders and current volunteers at the church where they will tell you stories of how being a part of the church family has impacted their hearts and their faith. Feel free to ask questions and learn more about how you can be a part of the progress!
We're excited to have the full church family back together again soon and we're looking forward to this celebration of what Fargo Faith has been, continues to be, and will be in the future!
In observance of Labor Day, the office will be closed on Friday, September 2nd and Monday, September 5th.
Have a enjoyable and safe holiday weekend!
It's hard to believe that fall is right around the corner! With that being said, the Ladies' Thursday Night Bible Study group would like to do a Beth Moore Bible Study Called Entrusted.
The Lifeway website describes the bible study this way:
We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves. In this 6-session Bible study, Beth will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live lives of faithfulness.
-Biblically-rooted and gospel-centered content
-Interactive teaching videos (approximately one hour per session)
-Leader material available with guides to questions and discussion with small groups
-Beth's recitation of 2 Timothy to encourage Scripture memorization
-5 personal study segments with homework to complete between 6 weeks of group sessions
-Additional articles by Melissa Moore, Beth's daughter and ministry partner, included
The Bible Study would be scheduled to start September 15th from 6:30pm-8:30pm on Thursday nights in the FUMC Library. Cost of the study guide for attendees is $17.00 but a book will be provided at no charge for those unable to pay. If anyone has questions or would like to sign up, they can call me, Lesa Hagen, at (701) 429-7167.