FaithBridge Family,

In the aftermath of the election, I have been reminding myself of John Wesley's Three Simple Rules:

  1. Do no harm.
  2. Do good.
  3. Stay in love with God.

The Apostle Paul says it this way in Romans 12, "Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep...If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all" (Romans 12:15, 18, NRSV).

I know that it can be hard to find peace in the midst of all that is going on, but I trust that as followers of Jesus, we can all seek to "live peaceably with all."

These are challenging times, but know that your church family is here for you and praying for you. You are a child of God and you are loved,

Pastor Ben
Teaching Tuesday with Pastor Ben: The Three Simple Rules
Bridge Building is a time of fellowship and conversation, just like we would normally have in our lobby on Sunday mornings! Join in via Zoom every Sunday morning at 10:30. All are welcome!

The Advent devotionals are nearly complete. Thanks so much to all of you who have helped out along the way! The devotionals will be available to pick up on Sunday, November 22 right after the live-stream service from 11:45 to 1:00. Our staff will be present to greet you, offer you Holy Communion, and provide you with your Advent packet, which includes the devotional booklet and candle lighting kit.
Sunday Sermon from November 8, 2020, "Presence More Than Words"
Casting Bread Corner

Casting Bread’s Give Thanks for 2020 Challenge is underway and you are invited to join in the effort to increase food security!

Casting Bread operates a food pantry, soup kitchen, and bakery. Historically, over 1,000 families per month rely on Casting Bread for food, compassion, and community. Since March of this year, the number of people served has increased each month.

The Give Thanks for 2020 Challenge takes place through November 20th and is simple: give $20, give 20 cans of food, and extend an invitation to 20 people to do the same.


Visit www.increasefoodsecurity.org today for more information and to take the Challenge!
The FaithBridge 2020 Charge Conference for the purpose of discussing and accepting Charge Conference materials, church budget, pastors' compensation, lay servant applications and approving our church officers has been scheduled for Monday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. via ZOOM.
Join in for our weekly Bible study every Wednesday at noon. Zoom link here: https://zoom.us/j/612440209
Be sure to like our FaceBook page so that you can view all of our livestreams, including worship every Sunday at 11:00 and devotionals from our staff throughout the week!
Please be in prayer for: Scott Allen, Drew Beyer, Anna Critcher, Alex and Cara Marshall, Jerry Meyer, Diann Miller, Jane Sigmon, Sam Tate, Butch Triplett, Sonja West, Tom Winslow, and Jennifer Whittington. If you have a prayer concern, feel free to reply to this email or contact the church office at (828) 295-8333.
Be sure to like our FaceBook page and subscribe to our Youtube channel so that you can connect with us! And, as always, please don't hesitate to reach out to us if we can pray for you or help out in any way.