WEEK OF September 24, 2023

FALL FESTIVAL - Volunteers Needed 

HARVEST FESTIVAL - October 28, 11am-2pm, North Parking Lot


This is a perfect opportunity for you to step up and serve to help make this a great community outreach event. Let us know that you can help by clicking on link below and completing the volunteer form.
Help is needed in the following areas: signage; set-up; take down; information booth; vehicle decoration; candy runner; manage lines; big game area; face painting; hatchet toss; general help during the event, and collecting cardboard boxes in advance.

SAVE THE DATE: HARVEST FESTIVAL - October 28, 11am-2pm, North Parking Lot

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for this fall family fun event! Planned events include food trucks, face painting, escape “room” puzzle boxes, hatchet throwing, cardboard maze, hayrides, big games, and of course lots of trunk or treats! Young or old, there will be fun for the entire family.


COMMUNITY HELP EVENT: Grocery Giveaway, THIS SATURDAY, September 23, 9am, Vintage Church, Lodi

Want to help out our community. Come to Vintage Church, 444 W. Turner Road, this Saturday at 9am to help hand out free groceries to those in need in our community. This is a great family or Life Group opportunity to come out and serve alongside one another, helping those who need a little extra help. No need to sign up, just show up.

FAMILY PROMISE - THIS WEEK,  September 24 - October 1, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Faith Community will be supporting FamilyPromise to host up to 4 families dealing with homelessness at St. Paul’s. We will help provide meals and volunteers to take care of the needs during this week. If you’re available and interested in helping, please contact the church office or email Pastor Jon HERE.

NOTE: NEW START DATE - September 26, 6:30-8pm, Room 224/225

“Awakening to God in Everyday Life”. In this  7-week study of the book of Acts by Melissa Spoelstra, you will journey with the first followers of Jesus and witness the birth and growth of the early church through spiritual awakening to the power of God’s Holy Spirit, message, freedom, grace, mission and direction. You can preorder your book by clicking on the link below.
Treasure Dig Playdate - September 28, 10am, NEW Rose Gate Park, Lodi.

Kids, come dressed for a mess as you dig for treasure. Moms, this is a great time for you to socialize with each other while the kids play.
Meet at the new (south side) Rose Gate Park behind Raleys. No need to sign up, just show up for some digging fun!
Cal-Waste Playdate - September 29, 8:50am, Cal-Waste Headquarters, 175 Enterprise Court, Suite A, Galt

Meet at Cal-Waste for a behind-the-scenes tour of their recycling facility. The tour includes the grounds, the trucks and a bird's eye view of the recycling center in action along with learning interesting facts about recycling. Stroller friendly, closed toe shoes required.
To help us better prepare, please sign up by clicking o the link below.

YOUNG ADULT HANGOUT NIGHT - September 29, 7-9pm, Lodi Bowling Alley

For all 18-29 year-olds, join us for a fun night out at the new Lodi Bowling Alley. No need to sign up, just show up and bring a friend with you. The cost is $15 to bowl.

THRIVE YOUTH FAN THE FLAME CONFERENCE - October 6 & 7, Bethesda Church in Sacramento

Fan the Flame is an annual youth conference hosted by Bethesda Church in Sacramento! In 2 Timothy 1:6 it says "For this reason, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands." This year, we are learning about what the Bible says about God, which is why our theme is "I Am" this year! Our conference consists of worship, sermons, workshops, food, activities, and so much more! Be sure to buy your ticket now. The cost is $50 per student. Register  and pay by clicking on the link below.
MARRIAGE DATE NIGHT - October 6, 6:30pm, Pastor Jerry  & Vona Copp’s House

Hey, married folks, do you sometimes find it difficult in the busyness of life to keep love growing? Sometimes routines can turn into ruts and we find that we've lost some of the spark and fun we once had. Well, whether you're just married or have journeyed together down the matrimonial highway for years, it's time for a night out. Join us for some relaxation, great food, conversation, and simple strategies to Keep Love Growing!
The cost is $25 per couple and you can sign up by clicking on the link below.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – October 8, 4:30pm, Fellowship Hall

The 49ers vs. the Cowboys, come watch with us. We'll have hot dogs, chips, and drinks available. Bring the entire family and invite a friend as well. Doors open at 4:30pm, kick-off is at 5:20pm.
To help us better prepare, we ask that you please register in advance by clicking HERE.  Hope to see you there supporting your favorite team.

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT - Get your tickets now.

LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MARRIAGE, Live Couples Comedy Event - November 3 & 4, Worship Center

Join Mark Gungor for his two-day, LIVE Couples' Comedy Event! Mark Gungor, one of the most sought-after speakers on love and marriage, explores the underlying dynamics of male/female relationships. His teaching brings striking clarity and practical solutions to common relationship woes. Mark's humor makes his teaching so enjoyable, effective and memorable that husbands and wives will retain these insights and immediately put them to work. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased by visiting his website at You can also purchase tickets at the Connection Counter in the  Lobby on Sundays and in the church office during the week.

UPCOMING CONCERT - Get your tickets now.

LeCRAE CONCERT featuring Hulvey - November 5, 7pm, Faith Worship Center

The final “Church Clothes Tour” with special guest Hulvey.  Don't miss this multiple Grammy award winner and New York Times best-selling author. LeCrae has evolved from primarily being an artist into an entrepreneur, speaker, activist, thought leader, and philanthropist, who now influences millions with his socially conscious message and transcendent sound positioning himself as a catalyst for restoration in faith, music, and pop culture. Doors open at 6pm and the concert begins at 7pm.
Prices are: Gold VIP tickets are $99, general admission tickets are $35, and group discount tickets of 10 or more are $25 per person.  Purchase your tickets by clicking on the link below.

DINNER MENU - September 27, 6pm, Fellowship Hall - MOUNTAIN MIKE'S : Cheese and Combination Pizza, Salad

This week’s menu is being catered by Mountain Mike's Pizza. The cost is $7 per person, with a maximum family amount of $35. Hope to see you this week as we fellowship together with a meal.


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.

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 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.


Freed by Faith for Men, a  support and recovery group, 6:30-8pm, Fellowship Hall

50 & Me, a fellowship, study & prayer group for 50+ single adults, 1:30-3:30pm, Fellowship Hall
Christian Writers Group, for those wanting to develop their writing skills, 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 4:30-6:30, Portable #1

The Herd, a men’s only Bible study, 6-7am, Fellowship Hall
Faith Community Dinner, 6pm, Fellowship Hall
WOW Kids, 6:30-8pm, for children 1st-6th grade, childcare for parents attending an on campus class, birth-kindergarten
Thrive Youth , 6:30-8pm, Youth Room, for 7th-12th grade students
Route 66, 7-8pm, Worship Center, an in-depth study of the 66 books of the Bible. Pastor Jon will be focusing on the Book of Ephesians
Encouragers, a Bible study group for  adults, 12:30-2:30pm, Fellowship Hall
MOPS and MOMSNEXT,  meet on the 1st & 3rd Thursday each month from September through May

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

LAY COUNSELING AVAILABLE – visit for an appointment