Dear Faith Family,

How sweet it was Sunday night to see our preschool and kindergarten children engaged in prayer stations.  They didn’t know the fancy words, but they were practicing adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication through hands on stations.  We’re never too young to talk to God, and thankfully, we’re never too old either.  Hopefully our young friends are learning from a tender age how to talk to God anytime and anywhere.  And hopefully, we haven’t forgotten what a privilege it is to talk to God anytime and anywhere.  This year as we focus on prayer and what God might do through a people who pray, have you had any new insights into this gift we’ve been given? 

A few years ago the topic of Secret Church was Prayer & Fasting.  I heard something that night that I wrote in my prayer journal that reminds me of the importance of prayer, because it’s easy to become lazy in prayer, especially when things seem to be going well. 

Prayer is the weapon to wield when we go into spiritual battles, and we are fools to go in without it.  There is no part of this world that our adversary does not want to influence.  There is a conflict between the true God over this world and the false gods of this world that is raging every single day in the way we spend our time, how we spend our money, what we look at on our phones, how we raise our kids, the tone of voice we use with our spouse, what we do when we think no one else is watching, every aspect of our lives.  At every moment there is a little “g” god of this world set up against the capital “G” God over this world, and the little “g” god wants to wreck your marriage, destroy your relationships, steal your purity, compromise your integrity, and at all costs prevent you and me from spreading the good news of eternal life to those who are on a road to eternal death.  We are all involved in a spiritual war all the time.  You cannot ignore this war.  If you try to ignore this war and sit back in a lazy, comfortable Christianity, pretending like there is no struggle to be had or war to be fought, you will not stand. 

There is so much to bring before the Lord and lay at His feet.  Will you join me in prayer?
Michelle Schlappe

This is a perfect time to get plugged into a new Life Group!  As a new semester of groups kicks off, we will have many who are beginning new studies and adding new faces.  Just click HERE for a current list of groups! This will include when/where they meet! 

We love what happens in Life Group, and I’m sure you will too!
For more information, please contact the church office (254.666.2741).

Mark your calendars for a special week of serving our community!  The dates are Sunday, March 5 - Wed, March 8th!  We will have opportunities to serve during the day and at night!  Stay tuned for more information!  Opportunities for every age!!

NEW MEMBER LUNCH SUNDAY, February 12 @ 12:00 PM
Are you interested in learning more about what it means to be a member of our faith family?  Join us for our next membership lunch right after church on Sunday, February 12.  We will share an informal meal together, learn more about our vision, and provide a time for Q & A.  The lunch is free, but we do ask that you RSVP by calling the office (254.666.2741) or click this link
Wednesday Morning Breakfast & Bible Study
7:30AM  -The Hub
The Book of John by Tony Evans

Wednesday Evening Men's Study 
6:00PM - The Hub
Stepping Up
New Bible Study "The Names of God" by Melissa Spoelstra
Wednesday's 10:30 AM & 6:00 PM - The Hub
9:30AM - 11:00 AM
RSVP By February 6  -  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.

February 14 at Noon in the Hub
Program: Music - Hiram & Hank
Meal: Chicken pot pie, salad, strawberry shortcake   
Cost: $7.00
Reservation Deadline: Monday, February 13 at 9AM

Widow/Widower Banquet
If you are a widow or widower, we invite you to join us as we celebrate you at our annual Widow/Widower Banquet on Saturday, February 18 at 10am.  We will have a brunch just for you, music you will enjoy, a devotion by Bro. Chris, games & door prizes.  Please call in your reservation to 254.666-2741 before February 12th.

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 due with registration by Wednesday, February 1st.  The final payment is due July 4th.  A payment plan will be available beginning in March.  Please contact Susan Malone to reserve your spot, as 53 total seats are available.  You do NOT have to be a member of First Hewitt to travel with us.

February 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 February edition of Together for the Gospel is now available at the church or by clicking here. 

Our prayer focus for the month of February is: KOSOVO

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

Financial Update 

Monthly Giving Requirement: $67,632
January Giving Receipts: $100,517

Year to Date Required:  $338,152
Year to Date Received:  $358,463
Year to Date Surplus/Deficit: + $20,311
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