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Saint Francis

Faith in Action Sunday - September 17, 2023

Every year SFCC chooses one Sunday & closes its doors to go out into the community to BE the church through community work projects. This is where we get our expression: "Don't GO to church, BE the church!

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Faith in Action Sunday - September 17, 2023
Faith in Action Sunday - September 17, 2023

Time & Location

Sep 17, 2023, 10:30 PM – 10:35 PM CDT

Saint Francis, 204 N Quincy St, St Francis, KS 67756, USA

About the event

Too often we get caught up in thinking of church as a place or event. Something with an address, a time frame, a boundary. In this sense we might ask, "Where do you go to church?" or "What time does church end?"

In a critical sense, what happens at the church building during worship services is the core of the church's existence. Worshipping God together is a primary reason for our creation and the first fruit of our salvation.

But in another vital sense, "the church" is more than a place, a weekly event or an institution. The church is us - the people of God in whom the risen Lord lives. And being the church means living out Jesus' teaching and example in our world today. This means showing love as Jesus did in practical ways to neighbors near and far. This means being "God with skin on" to those who are most vulnerable and least valued in the world's eyes. Being the church means putting our Faith Into Action, so that the world can see the difference that knowing Jesus Christ makes.

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