Events

WEEK OF July 14, 2024

SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, September 1  |  6:30pm  |  Third Day's Mac Powell in Concert

THIRD DAY’S MAC POWELL IN CONCERT – Sunday, September 1, 6:30pm, Worship Center

We are so excited to announce that Third Day’s legendary Singer, Mac Powell, is coming to Faith Community Church on September 1st.  Doors open at 6:30pm with the concert beginning at 7pm. Tickets are now available by clicking on the link below.  VIP tickets are $35 each and General Admission tickets are $20.  Get yours today!
NEW 2024/2025 SCHOOL YEAR HEALTH & CONSENT FORMS DUE

Parents, NEW Health & Consent forms are needed for EVERY CHILD/YOUTH for the upcoming 2024/25 school year. You may find the online form available by clicking on the appropriate link below, or grab a paper copy in your child's class. It will be beneficial if you can have the form(s) completed in advance for each of your children before the August 7 kick-off of our W.O.W. Kids and Youth programs. Thank you!
BACK TO SCHOOL BACKPACK AND SUPPLY DRIVE
 
This year Faith Community is partnering with Love Lodi giving you THREE OPTIONS to help students and teachers start off the school year with everything they need:
  • Kindergarten thru 6th grade students – Faith will collect EMPTY backpacks that are at least 17 inches to accommodate a Chromebook, which will then be given to our local schools to distribute to students in need.
  • Students 7th thru 12th grade – Love Lodi will purchase JanSport backpacks at a bulk discounted rate for the older students. It is our hope to be able to raise $5,000 towards this purchase.
  • Faith would also like to support our local teachers purchase much-needed classroom supplies. You may also donate monetarily towards this endeavor as well.
To help make donating easy, we have set up two Text2Give options, which you can access by texting to 209-691-9716. If you wish to give via a check, please indicate on the memo line either “for backpacks” or “for supplies”. Thank you for your generosity.
MOMCo. – UPCOMING SUMMER EVENTS

Moms, looking for some fun summer activities with your littles, check out all the activities that MOMCo (formerly MOPS) has lined up. There is no need to register, simple show up, unless otherwise noted:
  • Thursday, July 18, 10am - Splash Pad Playdate, Oasis Park in Elk Grove
  • Tuesday, July 23, 9am - Sensory Playdate, Peterson Park, Lodi
  • Tuesday, July 30, 9am - Chalk Art Playdate, Candy Cane Park, Lodi
  • Friday, August 9 - Ice Cream & Popsicle Playdate, 9am, West Gate Park, Lodi
MAKE AN ETERNAL DIFFERENCE BY VOLUNTEERING

  • MOMCo (formerly MOPS) program is in need of childcare volunteers . The group meets from 9-11am every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month September through May.
  • FAITH KIDS' MINISTRY is also in need of volunteers on Sunday mornings beginning in August. 

With the new school year right around the corner, please prayerfully consider how you can make an eternal difference in the life of a child by volunteering for one of these vital ministries.  If you have questions or would like more information, please call the church office at 209-333-7089.
YOUTH “SUMMER STORM” KICK-OFF – Wednesday, July 3, 6-8pm, Riparian Area
Students 7th-12th grade join us for “Summer Storm”. Every Wednesday in July we have something fun planned for you.

  • July 17 - Mall Mania, 10am-4pm, Roseville, Cost $30
  • July 24 – Golfland Sunsplash Night Slides, 3-10:30pm,  Roseville, Cost $80
  • July 31 – BBQ Dinner at Pastor Jerry’s house, 4-8:30pm, Wilton, Cost $10
The discounted cost to participate in ALL 5 events is $200, and you will receive a FREE Summer Storm T-shirt if you pay in full before June 30. To register, click on the link below.

PLEASE NOTE: “Summer Storm” is our July youth program. We WILL NOT meet on Wednesday evenings in July, but will resume again in August.

MID-SUMMER WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – Tuesdays beginning July 9, 9:30-11am, Smith home 1000 E. Woodbridge Road, Lodi

 A Bible study on the book of Romans chapters 1-8. Open to women of all ages and stages of life and faith. No need to register, just show up and bring your Bible for a great time of study and fellowship.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF . . . .

JIM FREY, who was called to his heavenly home on June 27.  Please be in prayer for his wife, Jo, and their family. A memorial service is planned for Friday, July 12, at 11am in the Worship Center.

BESSIE LOU CHANEY-LEE, Chris Lee's mother, passed into eternity on June 6. No service is planned. Please be praying for Chris and his family as they grieve their loss.
3 YEAR OLDS – 3rd GRADE WATER PARTY – Wednesday, July 17, 5:30-7pm, Patio Courtyard
NOTE: CHANGED TO COMBINED EVENTS
Calling all of our 1st-3rd grade Faith kids! Please join us for an evening full of water play, food, and fun. Bring or wear your swim clothes, a change of clothes, a towel, and sunblock. The cost is $5 and we ask that you please sign up in advance by clicking on the link below.


FAITH RIDERS SWABBIES RIDE – Saturday, July 20, 8:45am, Church Parking Lot

Motorcycle riders, join us for our July ride to Swabbies on the Sacramento River for lunch. We’ll depart from the church parking lot. Also if you would like, meet us at the Golden Ox restaurant on Kettleman Lane at 7:30am for a pre-ride breakfast. We’ll then join up with the others at the church for KSU at 9am.

JAM 456 SWIM PARTY – Friday, July 26, 6-8pm, Meehan Residence, 11501 E. Peltier Road, Acampo

Calling all our JAM 456 Faith kids! Please join us for a swim party. Bring your swimsuit, towel, and sunblock, and join your friends in a great night of games, food, laughter, and fellowship. There will be a lifeguard on duty but please bring a life jacket or floats if needed. The cost is $8, and to help us better prepare we ask that you please sign up in advance by clicking on the link below.
MEN’S RETREAT – Friday-Sunday, August 16-18, Mt. Hope Campground, Forbestown

Registration is now open for this year's men's retreat. Our theme is "Encourage" and our hope is that you will be encouraged in your relationship with Jesus and with other guys that attend! There will be great fun, great food, great worship, and even opportunities to participate in some activities that you love to experience: Fishing, Off-roading, Golfing, Shooting, Motorcycle Ride & Swimming! Additionally, there will be many ways to have fun and relax right on the campgrounds.

Register by clicking in the link below, or at the Connection Center in the lobby on Sundays. The cost is $200, due by August 4, with a $50 deposit due at time of registration.


PRAYER ROOM NOW OPEN – Sundays, 8:30-10:45am and 12:15-1pm, Room 101

Prayer is powerful! We would love to join you in praying for whatever you are going through. Join us on Sundays' as we lay it at the feet of Jesus and see healing, restoration and more! Sign up for a time slot in Room 101, and someone will be there to pray with you.


CONNECT TO THE COMMUNITY BY SERVING AS A VOLUNTEER

If you're interested in volunteering in the Lodi community there are a wide variety of opportunities available with different commitment levels. To find out how you can plug in, contact the church office or click on the "Volunteer Inquires" link below.

VOLUNTEER SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE CHURCH
Ever wonder what exactly goes on behind the scenes at church? How many volunteers does it take to make Sunday morning services happen? If you have ever wanted to explore an area where you feel led to serve, we would love to start a conversation with you about that.
Click the link below to see all the variety of areas where help is needed each and every week here at Faith. We would love to have you as part of our team.
FAITH BASED COUNSELING AVAILABLE
Faith Community offers counseling to singles, couples, and families.
Please note that the counseling offered is Biblically based only and our pastors are not state licensed or medical therapists.

To schedule an appointment for your free session with either Pastor Kevin Suess or Pastor Jerry Copp, click the link below.

OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED WEEKLY CLASSES


TUESDAYS 
50 & Me Singles, a social and support group for single adults who have lost their spouse or partner.
We are beginning a new series, "THE CHOSEN", 12-1:30pm, Fellowship Hall
Christian Writers Group, for those wanting to develop their writing skills, 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 4:30-6:30, Portable #1

WEDNESDAYS 
The Herd, a men’s only Bible study, 6-7am, Fellowship Hall
Faith Community Dinner is taking a summer break, will resume in August
WOW Kids, is taking a summer break, will resume in August with the new school year
Thrive Youth , 6:30-8pm, Youth Room, for 7th-12th grade students
Route 66, is taking a summer break and will resume later in August
     
THURSDAYS 
Encouragers, a Bible study group for  adults, 12:30-2:30pm, Fellowship Hall
MOMCo,  will resume in September, see the MOMCo page for a list of their summer events

FRIDAYS
Men's Prayer Hour (MPH), a men's prayer group meeting from 6-7am in the Worship Center.

LAY COUNSELING AVAILABLE – visit 
www.FaithLodiCounseling.org for an appointment