Dear Faith Family,
This year for Christmas both of my boys received Echo Dots.  If you’re not familiar with this device, it is a modern intercom system with a brain named Alexa.  I often hear Benjamin asking Alexa the time or weather when he wakes up in the morning.  Occasionally I’ll hear the boys “talking” over this system when they are supposed to be asleep.  Lately Benjamin has been asking Alexa to play games like Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader (ironic because he is a fifth grader), Let’s Make a Deal, and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
I remember watching Who Wants to Be a Millionaire when it was popular.  Do you remember the three lifelines, ask the audience, fifty/fifty, and phone a friend?  Those lifelines remind me a lot about how we often approach prayer.  Sometimes it seems like I can take my worries and cares to everyone around me, asking my friends and family and sometimes complete strangers what they think I should do.  At other times it’s like flipping a coin and hoping for the best.  What I want to be my first response is to phone a friend, but not just any friend.  I want to call on the friend who is always available, never too busy or tired, and knows all of the answers.  In his book, Prayer, Timothy Keller writes, “Prayer is simply the key to everything we need to do and be in life.  We must learn to pray.  We have to.”

On Sunday night at 5:00 we’ll be joining together in a time of prayer and worship.  This will be a time for individuals and families to join together as a body proclaiming who God is and petitioning for Him to do what only He can do in our lives and the world around us.  We’re including prayer stations around the room so that kids are able to concretely engage in this time as well.  We would love for you to join us.

Michelle Schlappe

Join us on Sunday, March 5, at 5 PM, for a night of worship and prayer?  This is going to be a family-friendly gathering.   We will be intentional about the format of the night and provide space for all ages to participate with us.  

Click Here for  a quick message from Jordan about our Night of Worship & Prayer this Sunday Night at 5 PM in the HUB!

We are excited about the opportunity to take a few days during spring break to serve our church and community!  Our plan is to have some daily projects in the morning and the evenings.  We will have projects inside and projects outside.  Some of these projects will be off campus with local organizations and some will be at the church.  We hope you will plan to join us as we serve together. 

Please use the links below to let us know which day(s) you are available to serve and what project(s) you'd be interested in.  If you are available on both days, then please fill out both forms. This will allow us to plan appropriately for our projects. 

We have the opportunity to help Waco Habitat for Humanity raise the walls of a new home on March 4. We need 4 or 5 additional volunteers. We will work from 8:30am until noon and have lunch together afterward. If you can help, call Ben Dever at 254.717.9952.
Do you have a dirty car? Have you not washed it all winter? Well, it’s now Spring which means it’s time to get it washed. The students will be hosting a car wash here at the church to help raise money for camp. The car wash will take place March 25 from 10am-2pm. Please take the time to come by and support our students!

LLL - March 14 at Noon in the Hub
Meal: Chicken Tenders, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Rolls, 4-Layer Dessert
Cost: $7.00
Reservation Deadline: 9AM Monday, March 13 - call 254.666.2741

Senior Tuesdays  meet Tuesday at 2PM

Grief Share
Grief recovery groups Wednesday at 2pm. Call 254.666.2741 to make reservations and reserve a workbook.

The senior adult ministry will be taking a bus trip to the Branson Show Extravaganza in September.  The cost is $750 per person based on double occupancy.  This includes 6 days and 5 nights, leaving on Monday, September 11 and returning on Saturday September 16.  Deposit of $75 is now due.  Please contact Susan Malone to reserve your spot, as 11 seats are still available.  You do NOT have to be a member of First Hewitt to travel with us.

March Prayer Focus & Bible Reading Plan

Each month, we as a church family are seeking to consistently read God's Word and pray for the Gospel to be known in different parts of the world.  Our March edition of Together for the Gospel is now available at the church or by clicking here. 

Our prayer focus for the month of March is: North Africa

Prayer Requests? 

We want to be a church that continually lifts each other up in prayer. If you have a prayer request, share it with us by clicking below:
Prayer Request
Sunday Morning Bible Study - 9:30 AM
Sunday Morning Worship - 10:45 AM
March 5 - Family Evening of Worship & Prayer - 5:00 PM  
March 12 Sunday Evening Regular Activities Resume 
    Children, Bible Drill & Youth - 5 PM
Monday & Tuesday - Serve Week - March 6 & 7
Wednesday Bible Studies

Men's Prayer Breakfast & Study - 7:30 AM - Evening Study - 6 PM
Women's Bible Study - 10:30 AM & 6 PM
Life Groups throughout the week

Financial Update 

Monthly Giving Requirement: $67,632
February Giving Receipts: $59,753

Year to Date Required:  $405,784
Year to Date Received:  $418,217
Over/Under:                 + $12,433
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