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44400 West Ten Mile Road
Novi, Michigan 48375
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40 Years of Faith - July 2017

For several months, our Faith Community has celebrated the life of our church by honoring its achievements over time. We have enjoyed celebrations after a Sunday Worship service that took us back in time to celebrate 40 years of the journey that has contributed to what Faith Community is today.

It was November 1976 when the first worship service was conducted in the gymnasium of Village Oaks Elementary School. Prior to that time, several people gathered, most from Northville Presbyterian Church, to assess the need and interest of a church in Novi, which was growing rapidly. There was such support and interest in growing this church community in Novi that it became chartered on the land where our church stands today in October 1977.

We have celebrated each of the decades of the journey of our church with music from that time period and some typical food. Photos from early Sunday Services, weddings, youth programs and special occasions were shared along with some great stories from some of our Charter members. Over time, as our church family grew, so did our mission work within the Novi and surrounding communities through Mission trips, the Food Program, CROP Walk, Fun Run, Every One Eats, and more. There were Family nights, talent shows, scavenger hunts, Trick or Treat nights, Golf and special events that brought church members closer together in lots of fun activities.

The music program has grown from an adult choir to include children and bells. Special music has enhanced our worship service with Cantatas, special voice and instrumental music and youth led programs. Education and special interest programs for all ages and groups have evolved to include Prime Timers, Women's Group, Logos or Faith Club, Vacation Bible School, Bible Study, Men's Group, Empty Nesters and Sunday Brunch.

Through the various celebrations of our church, we have recognized and valued people that have come together to support the growth and dedication of Faith Community. The Elders and Deacons, some serving multiple terms, Building and Grounds team, Worship, Fellowship, Mission, Education, Personnel and Administration teams are all congregation members that are dedicated to the mission of our church and volunteer tirelessly to support all that it takes to continue the journey of our church today.

Church family members have shared fond memories of early worship services, feeling a strong sense of family and a connectedness that strengthens their faith.

Coming up on Sunday, October 1, 2017, we will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Faith Community Presbyterian Church. A dinner will be served along with a brief program that will highlight how we have grown to be a strong church in our community today. Mark your calendars and watch for more details! A sincere appreciation to all that contributed to and worked at the May Spring Rummage Sale. The proceeds from that event will be used for the Anniversary Celebration so that it is free to all.

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