Youth Sunday a Big Success!

February 3rd, 2019 was Youth Sunday and our big Super Bowl Food and Shoe Drive. Despite heavy wind and rain, our youth collected 2,406 lbs of food for the El Dorado County Food Bank and about 100 pairs of shoes for the homeless clothing closet at The Gathering Inn in Roseville, CA.

We had a super fun evening on Saturday before our sleepover. Teens met at Round Table Pizza Parlor for pizza and games and made Valentine’s which were included in gift bags for the Nomadic Homeless Shelter in El Dorado County. The youth spent weeks preparing for the worship service, handled most of Sunday’s worship tasks, including all of the music, readings and the sermon. Teens who attended Missionaries Sunday School wrote the Prayers of the People.

Collecting food in the rain

Shoes for the clothing closet at The Gathering Inn.
Teens who gave the sermon.

Fireside Chats for Youth in Grades 9-12

Sunday Evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with dinner

January 20 & 27
We will focus on preparing the sermon for Youth Sunday on February 3rd
Leaders:  Reverend Sean Cox, Amy Daust, Vince Maloney, Matt Batkin

February 24
Career/College and how to discern God’s will

Leaders:  Reverend Sean Cox, Amy Daust, and Vince Maloney

March 31—Topic to be announced
April 28—Topic to be announced

Youth enjoy dinner together and meet in the church library for jokes, discussion,and
prayer.  Topics in March and April will be decided by the youth.

Youth Sunday and Super Bowl Food & Shoe Drive

Worship Service

Youth show off their spiritual gifts during the worship service.  The youth band leads the music and other teens serve as greeters, ushers, readers, and even give the sermon on this day! 

Super Bowl Food Drive 

Super Bowl Food Drive in 2018

Our youth collected over 2 tons of food last year for the El Dorado County Food Bank last year!  The greater community and church members are encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable food and household supplies like toilet paper.

It starts early at 7:30 a.m. and we collect food until Noon.

Shoe Drive

New this year, we will collect new or gently used sturdy shoes for homeless men and women.  Sturdy shoes such as hiking boots, hi-tops, walking shoes in size 9, 10 or 11 are welcome.  Donations will be given to the Gathering Inn Shelter in Roseville.

Rector’s Bible Study: Immigration

The Rector’s January and February Class Explores the Hot Button Topic of Immigration: Please join us for six Wednesdays beginning January, 9 from 4:00 to 5:30. NEW TIME!  Child care is available.

How do we make sense of the many opinions and news stories about the present day immigration situation in our country?  The upcoming Rector’s Bible Study class will explore the complex issues of immigration from several perspectives.  It will do so by combining personal stories of immigrants, an immigration attorney’s legal point of view, and what Scripture says. A recent documentary and a guest speaker who was a child when her family immigrated from Cambodia will help put a face to the word “immigrant.”   Through conversation and study, people will have new and accurate information to develop their own informed opinions on this hot button topic.

The first class meets Wednesday, January 9 in the big room.  We are experimenting by offering this class at a new time which is 4:00 to 5:30. Please note the new time.  Although it is ideal to attend all six weeks of classes, this class is also open to those who may be able to come to only a few classes—come when your schedule allows.

Homelessness Discernment

How is Faith Church being called to respond to the challenges of homelessness in El Dorado County?

That is the question that is being considered by some members of Faith Church. The goal of these discussions is to discern the best way our congregation can engage in the ministry to the homeless.

Join us on November 5th at 2:30. Daniel Delmonte, Deputy Director of Community Services for El Dorado County will join us for discussion.

Together We Can – Stewardship Campaign

“Together We Can” Annual Stewardship Campaign

Sharing Time,Talent, & Treasure

This Sunday, November 4th we celebrate our community and the “Together We Can” Annual Stewardship Campaign. Please join us for the celebration and lunch after the 10 a.m. service.

Learn more about why a few of our community members choose to give to the Stewardship Campaign.

The Weatherhold Family:

The Grieco Family:

Rise Against Hunger, November 15

RISE against hunger is an organization dedicated to addressing food scarcity across the globe and in disaster-affected areas of the US by distributing food packets.

On Thursday, November 15 from 4 to 8 PM, Faith Church will host a RISE Against Hunger event, where we will assemble 10,000 food packages. A potluck supper will be held from 5:30 to 6:00 PM.

Other participating congregations include the Muslim Community of Folsom, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Foothills United Methodist Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints.

Sign up on the Rise Against Hunger Website to participate:…

Sign up to bring a dish for the potluck: