February 24/25, 2024

Welcome to First Alliance Church! Here are this week’s news and announcements: 

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This Weekend

When we plan a dinner party, we often default to inviting our inner circle of friends. How often do we choose to look past the habits and hang-ups of others and include others at the table? What if we intentionally welcomed the marginalized, like Jesus?

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Need to Know

Preparing for Baptism

Our next baptism weekend is March 9/10. Sign up  for an online info session on March 5  to walk through what the Bible says about baptism and help you prepare to take this step! Have a child or youth who’s ready to be baptized? The DiscoveryLand or Student Ministries teams would love to connect with you.

Woven Live Theatre Production

FAC is excited to present Woven by Adam Schnell on March 21-24 at the FAC Deerfoot Campus, a live theatre experience chronicling the joys and heartaches of 7 women who are thrust together as Jesus of Nazareth transforms their families’ lives. This FREE 75-minute drama is a great opportunity to invite a friend or coworker to join you and will be featured during the March 23/24 weekend services at FAC Deerfoot and Online. Check performance times and details!

Short-Term Missions

Short-term trips are a great way to engage cross-culturally, experience Jesus’ heart for the nations, and learn from the global church! FAC has trips planned in August to Guatemala & Colombia and, depending on interest, opportunities to go learn from and support International Workers in Ghana, Cambodia, and Indonesia too. Learn more and apply today!

Coming Up

Fill the Room – Hymns Edition: It’s not too late to register (no cost) and join us THIS Sunday, February 25, at 3:00 pm in the Harvest Rooms at FAC Deerfoot as we raise our voices together in worship through the beauty of hymns.

Living [Within] Your Means: Gain practical, Bible-based steps and individual help to relieve your financial stress – no guilt trips or questions asked. Journey with others like you, taking advantage of this practical 4-week course starting March 4. Learn more and register.

Themes of Easter: Short-Term Small Group: Dive into a free, 4-week Bible study with others on the kingship of Jesus, sacrifice, atonement, triumph over death, and more. Offered Thursday nights starting March 7; no cost, but please register.

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Cassandra’s Story

Cassandra smiling

“I was looking for mentorship, leadership, and community … I found a group of people at Alpha that has been a wonderful support.”

Cassandra grew up in a family that loved Jesus and became a believer when she was 7 years old. Her Grandfather was an amazing man of God, and she still remembers sitting on the stairs with him one day as he walked her through a prayer where she gave her life to Christ. After moving to Calgary a few years ago, she began looking for a church community and started attending FAC because it was close to home. Since then, she’s taken part in Alpha, Women’s Bible Study, and Inner Healing Ministry.

Jesus, to me, is my constant companion … He feels like that friend that even if you happen to not talk for a while, you can pick up a conversation at any point. He’s my support, my Redeemer. He’s just beautiful!”

Thank you, Cassandra, for sharing your story! If you’ve experienced Jesus in a new way recently, we’d love to hear about it! Please get in touch with Angel Castillo to share your story.

Giving Update

God is the source of every good gift in our lives. One way we can say “thank you” is by giving back a part of what He’s given us to fuel expressions of God’s love through FAC! Here’s a look at our financials this month as of February 18, 2024:

Fund Target to Feb. 29 Received YTD Required to Feb. 29
General $3,243,100 $3,216,773 $26,327
Missions $476,500 $378,675 $97,825
Capital $254,100 $183,330 $70,770

Give Now

 Thank you for supporting the ministry of FAC. 2023 tax receipts have now been mailed out. Have questions about giving? Learn more here or contact Karen Wong for assistance.