Dear Faith Family,

On my early morning jogs, I tend to listen to all kinds of podcasts, sermons, and audiobooks.  I recently finished listening to one of my all-time favorites.  It is a series of 7 books by C.S. Lewis called, The Chronicles of Narnia.  

Narnia is a fictional world filled with talking beasts and magical creatures, but the entire story is meant to point readers to Christ.  One of the main characters is a lion named Aslan, and Aslan is the true King of Narnia and the Christ figure in the story. 

One of my favorite phrases in the series is when I hear the words, “Aslan is on the move…”.  This phrase is always shrouded in a bit of a mystery.  Nobody knows precisely how he is moving or what he is doing! But they know that whatever it is, it is for good! 

I can’t help but think of this phrase as I hear about the stories of revival in Kentucky. I have been so encouraged and challenged by the powerful signs of God’s Spirit at work on this campus!  The news of a revival that leads to an entire city being shut down and worship services being multiplied and moved!  This is so amazing! 

Have we not prayed for movements like this to be rekindled in our land?  Have we not said, “what we need in this country is revival?”  And - as we see the signs of God on the move, what should be our response?  

My encouragement to us is that we would truly look deep inside our own hearts!  Let’s pray for God to renew and revive us!  Let’s be honest with God about our personal sins.  Let’s be bold with God in radical obedience.  Let’s come to worship with eager expectations.  And, let’s pray the words of Jim Elliot: “God, I pray Thee, light these idle sticks of my life, and may I burn for Thee. Consume my life, my God, for it is Thine. I seek not a long life, but a full one, like you, Lord Jesus.” 

Could I encourage you to 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.  

Also….  We’d love you to join us for Serve Week (March 5-8).  We will be partnering with local organizations to serve in our community and around the church.  It is important that you let us know you are coming!   We need to coordinate these projects with our partners.  Sign up HERE!

Please let us know if you have any questions (254.666.2741)!

You are loved!

Pastor Chris

On Sunday, February 26, Gayle Terry will celebrate 27 years as a staff member at First Hewitt!  We are thankful for Gayle and all she means to our faith family.  Gayle has been and continues to be a faithful and vital part of what God is doing through First Hewitt!  Join us in showing our love and appreciation for Gayle.  (Her email address is:

New Members Joining our Faith Family 2/12/23
Betty Capella - by statement
Sally Goldman - by letter
David Gurley - by statement
Dr. Carla Haines - by letter
Cheryl Haines - by statement
Sam & Linda McGuire - by statement
Jonathan Spence - by letter
Victor & Abby Williamson - by letter

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 let us know of your interest and availability by completing this registration form!  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 254.77.9952.
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 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.

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 February 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
Sunday Evening - Children Activities, Bible Drill, Youth - 5 PM
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: $51,186

Year to Date Required:  $371,968
Year to Date Received:  $409,650
Year to Date Surplus/Deficit: + $20,774
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