August 14, 2022 | 8:45 AM


Join an Alpha Group Alpha is a series of small group sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith (runs 11 weeks). Each session has food, a video and discussion. Options on Sunday mornings, Wednesday Nights and home-groups throughout the week. Begins week of Aug 28. Sign up at

EPIC Back to School Bash Calling any and all middle or high schoolers (night depending)…come kick off the year with awesome inflatables, free food and more! HS 8/21 from 4–6:30 PM and MS 8/24 from 6–8 PM.

Fall Kickoff Explore everything happening (discipleship opportunities, Alpha groups) in Fall at UC at our kickoff on August 24 from 6–8 PM! Dinner provided ($6). MS EPIC & Kids Ministry will meet. Sign up online at


Community Pantry
• Drop off during the week (M-F, 8:30 AM–3 PM) or during weekend gatherings; supports Faith UMC Food Bank. Food shelves are low; donations are needed.

Shoe Collection The mission trip team heading to the Dominican Republic with the Sucher Ministry is fundraising for projects … donate gently used shoes (in church lobby) by August 31. Shoes get a second life to support microenterprises in developing nations.

Reading Buddies  Walk alongside students at Bonneville Elementary who are learning to read. Shifts are weekly, lasting about an hour. If interested, contact


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The Way to the Kingdom — Pastor Craig Blocher

Traditional Hymns and Songs

  • He Leadeth Me O Blessed Thought (#128)
  • Leaning On The Everlasting Arms (#133)
  • When I Survey The Wondrous Cross (#298)
  • Nearer, My God, to Thee (#528)



Psalm 25:1-2, 4-5

Leader: In you, Lord my God, I put my trust.
All: I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.
Leader: Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.
All: Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.


Mark 1:15 (NIV)
“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”