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Come and worship with us at 505 East Bonita Avenue (one-half block east of the Post Office) in San Dimas, Sundays at 8:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m., Wednesdays at 7:00.
THANKSGIVING FEAST AND FLC ELECTION MEETING THIS SUNDAY
Bring some food to share to help make this a time for all to be truly thankful . The Women of Faith and Men of Faith will set-up on Saturday, November 18th. Contact Nancy Brewster at 626 484-5894 for more information.
Faith Lutheran Church’s annual election meeting will take place as soon as people are settled-in with their food.
We will elect Church Council members for two-year terms who will take office the end of January and will have the opportunity to sit-in on meetings between now and then.
Come and be a part of the life of FLC as we discern God’s will for our leadership and for the continued faithful pursuit of the mission God has given us!
HOUSE OF RUTH COLLECTION STARTED
Our 4th collection of gifts for the House of Ruth Christmas Store for survivors of domestic violence takes place through December 3rd, sponsored by the Women of Faith. A table and a marked box will be outside the church with a list of items to donate nearby. Together we will represent the love of Jesus and provide a memorable Christmas. We contributed 346 items last year. Thank you!
CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR VETS
A table is set-up, filled with Christmas cards to sign for our homeless, hospice and other groups at the Pettis VA Medical Center in Loma Linda, which serves veterans of the wars of the past 60 years.
Sign them at church, take some home and bring them back, or buy your own (no glitter, please) and bring them in. Bring them back in time to be hand delivered for distribution by our Walk, Move, Pray group in mid-December. Take a few minutes to bring a personalized message of Christmas to our veterans who have given so much.
FORWARD IN FAITH 2018
We are now planning our Forward in Faith 2018 Appeal for our Mortgage and General Funds giving in the coming year. Check out the bulletin insert that introduces the appeal today
Pray about how you can support the many ministries we accomplish together. Pray about our desire not to let our Mortgage become our ministry. Pray about the ministries you believe God wants us to make happen in 2018.
We do not ask for equal gifts, but for equal sacrifices.
Thank you for your generous response!
LEROY HAYNES CHRISTMAS HELP NEEDED
We are adopting Swain Cottage which houses twelve boys from 11-15 at the Leroy Haynes Center for Christmas. Each boy makes three gift wishes. You may sign-up to be responsible for one gift or as many as you like. You may also adopt a boy and be responsible for all three gifts. The maximum expenditure on any one gift is in the range of $35.
We will also supply all 6 cottages with homemade cookies.
Sign-up on the announcement board at church for presents and for homemade cookies.
Contact Doug Halvorsen at 626-532-0576 or firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP ON WEDNESDAY
Our Thanksgiving-eve worship service takes place at 7:00 p.m. this Wednesday, November 22nd.
Come and worship, and make this year a time to give God thanks for our many blessings.
WARM WINTER CLOTHES NEEDED FOR THE HOMELESS
Our Women of Faith group is also leading a congregational collection of warm winter clothing, such as coats, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, socks, etc. They will be distributed by Love I.N.C. (In the Name of Christ). Please place your gifts in the box provided at FLC as soon as possible.
CARRIE REID AND GRACE CROWTHER FEATURED IN THE NEWS
Carrie Reid was featured in a news story that was broadcast on channels 9 and 2 last night (Friday) as a cheerleader for the San Dimas High School Football game.
Our congratulations to Grace Crowther (who also speaks in the video) and to the San Dimas High School Cheerleaders for setting this up.
Oh, the "church" mentioned in the piece is us, Faith Lutheran Church in San Dimas.
Click here for the video from Channel 9 (the Channel 2 version was edited and bit shorter).
CHURCH CONSTRUCTION IN TAZANIA UPDATE
We are receiving a special offering to help our brothers and sisters in Christ of Dakawa, Tanzania in East Africa build a structure for worship, learning and missions.
When completed, it will be the only church serving the students at the only post-high school schools training all the teachers and skilled craftsman in the country, plus the surrounding area!
It is now nearly complete, but worship services for students and locals are being held, and the church is growing. Three weddings have already taken place!
We will soon be moving on to the construction of our seventh church.
Thank you for your generous support.
Please mark a white pew envelope “Tanzania” for this purpose, or mail your gift to the church.
WORK YOUR BIBLE
The Lutheran Reformation was, in part, about how all people should be able to read the Bible, not just the priests. How well do you know the Bible?
We are printing the pew Bible page numbers of our Sunday readings.
Or, for $5 you can buy Bible book tabs to mark the first page of every book in the Bible for easy navigation.
Or you may download an app for your phone or device that will help you find a Bible verse in seconds! Olive Tree is good. For a one-time $10.00 fee you can download the NRSV translation we use in worship and Bible Study and use it on all your devices. Logos is also good.
Be the Reformation as we approach its 500th Anniversary on October 29th!
"LIKE" US ON FACEBOOK
We are on Facebook as Faith Lutheran Church San Dimas. Click here to check us out and "like" us.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE MUSIC FOR THE LORD?
Contact Dan Ambrosini at aambrosini.daniel @gmail.com or at (909) 392-8400 about singing or playing in our vocal and instrumental groups!
FOOD PANTRY SUPPORT
We set a goal of giving 5,750 lbs. of food, including some of the produce from our Seeds of Faith garden, and personal hygiene items, to our local emergency food pantry in 2017! Please give food to help the people who need our help in the name of Jesus Christ. Food that does not need cooking, small water bottles, canned food, staple food, easy-to-prepare food, diapers and personal hygiene items are much needed.
If you prefer, you can contribute funds and volunteers will shop for you.
SEEDS OF FAITH GARDEN
Our Seeds of Faith Organic Garden group gathers at the garden at FLC on the third Saturday of every month. Come and learn how to grow your own food and care for Creation. Contact Lisa Blair at 626 422-9097 or at lisamblair127@ yahoo.com for more information
SHARE YOUR FAITH STORY
How did you first come to a life of faith in Jesus Christ? What keeps you close to God? Have you every wavered? What brought you back? Everyone has a faith story. We are looking for a few people to share theirs.
Would you be willing to share your story of faith with the congregation, either in person at worship or on video? Contact Pastor Berkedal to find out how you can share your story at email@example.com or at 909 599-3978.
HOW TO DO FAMILY DEVOTIONS ON THE FLY
Click here for a 90-second video.
FREEING FAITH APPEAL 2017 PLEDGES
We’ve had a great beginning to our Freeing Faith Stewardship Appeal with the number of pledges up 30% so far.
President of the Congregation, Paula Ambrosini, brought a heartfelt and fine conclusion to our series of member talks during worship. Click here for the text of her remarks.
Materials are still available on the announcement tables and can be accessed below.
A pledge is not a contract. It is a statement of intent that can be revised up or down. What it does is help us be intentional about our giving.
Pray about it, and then return your completed pledge this coming Sunday. We will bring our pledges to the altar and tie them to a Christmas tree as a response to the great gift of God in Jesus Christ.
Thank you for your continued partnership in our common ministry, your generous response to God’s grace, and your shining example of what a Christian community looks like among the people it serves and to whom it witnesses.
CELEBRATING REFORMATION 500
What is a Lutheran? We will soon have one year to tell our story.
The world will be taking note of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, starting Sunday, October 29th and extending for a full year.
Watch for a year of personal devotions, a Lenten season of reflection, creative use of social media, film festival, a book and media festival, synod events, and much more.
We will celebrate together the story of why the Lutheran church becoming necessary and share the grace of God in Jesus Christ that made it happen.
TAKE YOUR PICTURE WITH MARTIN LUTHER
We have placed full-size cutout of Martin Luther in our entryway (Narthex). Come and take your picture with him, pick up a copy of some suggested text to go with it, and post it to your social media!
TIME AND TALENT SURVEYS
Your are gifted. Tell us how. Fill out the Time and Talent survey at www.faithsd.net>Faith That Works and send or bring it in. Take some time today.
Our children in Pre-school through 6th grade follow their teachers out of the worship space into the Parish Hall at after the Children's Sermon at our 10:00 a.m. worship service during the school year.
Please be praying about whether God might be calling you to teach.
FREEING OUR FAITH IN 2017
Are you rich towards God? Could you live on ten times your current giving?
First fruits (the first check you write after income), proportional (based on a percentage of that income) growth giving (leading to 10% (a tithe) and beyond) is the Biblical standard.
With the stocks at or near all-time highs, gifts of appreciated stock directly to FLC may have tax advantages. Consult with your financial advisor to see if this may be effective stewardship for you.
Live by faith each day for Jesus.
FLC STUDY GROUP
The FLC Study Group gathers at 12:30 p.m. on Mondays in the Conference Room. Once a month fellowship takes place with a byo lunch at 12 noon. Participants are welcome to drop in at any time. Contact Sam Kamler at firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
MAJOR MAINTENCE PROGRESS
Our project to replace the light fixtures in the Parish Hall has been completed! This is a Major Maintenance project, after re-roofing the Parish Hall, re-painting the wood trim and metal fences and trimming the trees this year.
Next up is resurfacing our south parking lot on Bonita Ave.
Our thanks to all who have contributed to our Major Maintenance Fund!
SING IN OUR ADULT LITURGICAL CHOIR
"One who sings prays twice" - Augustine
Come and sing in our Adult Liturgical Choir and support the worship of our congregation. Rehearsals are held in FLC Thursdays in 7:00 p.m. in our main worship building. Click here for an informative flier including the many benefits of singing in a church choir.
Contact Director Dan Ambrosini at email@example.com or (909) 392-8400 with questions or for more info. Or, just come to a practice and see for yourself!
STEWARDSHIP LETTER AT END OF 2016
Click here for a copy of Pastor Berkedal's letter to the congregation with regard to our financial condition as the year 2016 neared its end. What new opportunities has God given us? How can you be a good manager of what God has given you?
Come and worship with us Sundays at 8:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m., or Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Click here for directions. We encourage the presence of children at worship, and we provide free professional child care, a cry room, as well as children's activity sheets. All are welcome.
Click here for Pastor Berkedal's 2017 report to our Annual FLC Meeting last January. Contact the church for a complete annual meeting report.
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Questions about FLC? Contact Pastor David Berkedal here.
Check the links to the left below the line to meet the pastor, tour the church and tour our campus! Welcome!