Pathway to Partnership
Beginning on September 20th, we are holding our Foundations Class. Our Foundations class forms the culture that defines Living Faith. This 5-week course is geared toward anyone who is new to Living Faith and wants to know more about us, anyone that’s recently become a new partner, and anyone who would like to reconnect with their spiritual foundations.
If you’ve never participated in the course, we encourage you to join us. The topics we cover will establish within you God’s destiny for your life and begin to reveal your purpose and identity as a supernatural person in Christ.
The class will be held Sunday mornings from 9:00-10:15am and child care will be available for kids 3-12. If you’re not ready to join us in person, online streaming options will be available.
This class is free but registration for both the online and live options is requested.
September 20th - Welcome to LFC
September 27th - Prosperity
October 4th - Faith
October 11th - Holy Spirit
October 18th - Healing
Living Faith Men's Ministry offers an opportunity for men of all ages to stand shoulder-to-shoulder as a band of brothers. Men, we invite you to join us at our fall kick-off brunch on Saturday, October 3rd at 10:00am in the Union where we’ll be sharing our plans for the upcoming season.
Because of COVID restrictions, this is a BYOB event where you’ll be bringing your own breakfast or brunch. But get this: the man with the best meal wins a free coffee at Common Grounds on Sunday!
We’re excited to see everyone but if you’re not feeling well, we encourage you to stay home. COVID guidelines will be followed at this event.
Register To Vote
Our presidential election will be held on Tuesday, November 3. This is a critical time for our nation so make sure your voice is heard by registering to vote or updating your address if you've moved.
Please make note of these important dates:
Last day to register or to update your information: Tuesday, October 13th.
Early voting begins September 18.
Last day to request absentee ballot by mail: October 23
Last day to request absentee ballot in person: October 31
Vote in person on Election Day: November 3
For more information on registering to vote, visit https://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/.
For details on casting a vote, visit https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/.
All other information can be found on the Virginia Board of Elections website at www.elections.virginia.gov.
Get informed, pray, and vote!
Common Grounds Re-Opening
The Common Grounds team has missed you! Beginning this Sunday after the service, the coffee shop be open and serving their delicious specialty coffees as well as their own Arnold Palmer inspired iced black tea/lemonade concoction. Make sure to come by, say hello, and order a drink for the ride home.
S U N D A Y S E R V I C E R E - O P E N I N G D E T A I L S
We are open for one service at 10:30am. We understand everyone has unique situations and perspectives about public gatherings, so if you feel that this is not the time for your family to return, please continue to connect with us through our online streaming.
We have adjusted our in-service gathering to the requirements set by the state.
We have adjusted seating in the sanctuary to reflect the 6-foot social distancing requirement. We know it's difficult not hugging and shaking hands, but we ask that everyone please be mindful of the distancing parameters as you interact with one another.
** Masks are required for public gatherings, but the Governor's Executive Order did include an exception for religious rituals.
Children ages 3, 4, and 5 through 2nd grade must be accompanied by a parent, one parent per family. Children in 3rd through 5th grades may be dropped off without supervision.
Nursery, for children 0 through 2 years, will remain closed until further notice.
Snacks for children will not be provided and play areas will be off-limits to help prevent the spread of germs.
In accordance with the governor's guidelines, the 6-foot social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Middle School Ministry
Middle School is open in the Union with Nate, with social distancing as required.
School of Word & Worship
Live Streaming - 8:00pm
The School of Word & Worship is meeting in person on Wednesdays at 7:00pm and continuing our series, "Kingdom Truth: Having a Healthy Perspective on Identity."
We ask that you please follow government guidelines and maintain social distancing. Sanitation stations are in place at the coffee shop and lobby entrances along with antibacterial solution and tissues on the sound booth and in the lobby restrooms.
Children's ministry will be open for ages 3 (potty-trained) through 5th grade with social distancing and other government rules in place. No snacks will be provided.
SOWW Chats will remain online at 6:00pm, so please continue to join us on Facebook Live and then move into the sanctuary as we explore Kingdom together.
Middle School & High School
Wednesdays - Doors open at 7:00pm
Instagram Live Streaming - 8:00pm
Wednesdays in The Union are open again (social distancing guidelines being followed)! Doors open at 7:00pm. But we also know that some may not be ready to gather in person just yet, so we are live streaming as well. Join us on Instagram every Wednesday at 8:00pm on the Union's Instagram channel, theuniondmv.
We will be live streaming our Sunday message at 10:30am. We invite you to connect one of three ways:
• Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/livingfaithva
On Mondays, the message will be posted to:
• YouTube on our Living Faith channel, livingfaithvideo
• Spotify & Apple Podcast on our Living Faith Church accounts (see instructions further down in this email)
• Website at livingbyfaith.com/listen.
Social Media Channels:
Facebook: Living Faith Church
Spotify: Living Faith Church
Apple Podcast: Living Faith Church
The Union Instagram: theuniondmv
The Union & Kids Ministry YouTube: Living Faith NextGen
Communication is more important now than ever. We want to stay in touch with you and are relying on the information we currently have. If you have changed your last name, cell phone number, email address, or physical address, please make sure we have the updated information. You may email email@example.com or contact Alesia House at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living Faith Messages Now Available on Spotify and Apple Podcast Sites
If you love listening to music and podcasts on Spotify and Apple, make sure to add Living Faith to your library. Our Sunday messages and School of Word & Worship teachings are now available on both apps. To add them to your library, just follow these instructions:
1. Open app.
2. Click Search
3. Type in Living Faith Church
4. Look for our logo and click.
5. Touch “follow” at the top of the page to add Living Faith to your library.
For Apple Podcasts:
1. Open app.
2. Click Search.
3. Type in Living Faith Church
4. Look for our logo and click.
5. Click “Subscribe” to add Living Faith to your library.
If you’re not into apps, remember, messages are also available on our YouTube channel, livingfaithvideo, and on our website at livingbyfaith.com (just go to “Watch & Listen” at the top and then click “Listen”).
Church Prayer Opportunities
Prayer changes things and shifts atmospheres. If you have a heart for prayer, we have a few different prayer opportunities for you to check out:
Pre-Service Prayer: Sundays at 9:00am in the Sanctuary
Join us as we set the atmosphere for our Sunday services. See Pastors David or Bebette for more details.
Prayer for the Nation: 1st & 3rd Mondays at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary
Join us as we pray for our government and our nation. See Heather Craig for more details.
Women's Life Prayer: Tuesdays at 9:15am in the Town Square (Door 10270)
Join the ladies as they gather to pray over their meeting. See Mary Ellen Caso for more details. This group has not yet started meeting again.
Spirit Led Prayer: Thursdays at 12:00pm in the Town Square (Door 10270):
Spirit-Led Prayer meets to pray for our church and our city. See Linda Whitfield for more details. This group has not yet started meeting again.
Joining Living Faith Church
Having a church home and family is so important. It makes a huge of difference knowing that you are loved, you belong and you have people around you that genuinely care about you. If you’ve been coming to Living Faith and feel like this is supposed to become your church family, we’re thrilled and we’d love a chance to get together and talk. All you need to do is go to the bookstore and let them know you’d like to set up a meeting to explore partnership at the church.