January 21, 2018
Rev. Brian Maguire will preach a sermon entitled, “Life Interrupted,” based on Mark 1: 14-20.
Please sign up on the bulletin board for chancel flowers for January and February.
“Buddy System” Project—The deacons are considering setting up a new service for individuals who live alone. Interested members would be paired up and asked to take turns calling each other on a daily basis. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Barb Miller or the church office by January 15.
Vital Signs will perform at Bauer School on January 19 at 2:30pm.
Circle 7 will beet at the home of Sally Kaskocsak on Saturday, January 20 at 9:30am.
Annual Meeting—Join us for our annual meeting and celebration luncheon on Sunday January 28 in the Fellowship Hall. After a single service, we will gather to both share and give thanks for the ways God has blessed Fairmont over the past year, the ways that we have been a means for God’s blessing in our community, and our hopes and plans for the future. Please submit reports to the office by January 10.
Jeremiah’s Letter was a huge success! Seven car-loads of gifts were delivered. Many of you provided gifts, all delivered in a timely fashion! Thanks to all who participated. Certainly you saw the mounds of carefully wrapped gifts. What you didn’t see was the Christmas Meal ingredients which we also delivered; this included a ham and all the fixings for a wonderful meal! All families expressed heartfelt thanks!
Hat and Mitten Tree! You have been incredibly generous in donating for our kids at John F. Kennedy Elementary School. Several large boxes have been delivered. As this drive ends, staff have been extremely grateful for these loving gifts.
Associate Pastor Search Update—The Associate Pastor Nominating Committee (APNC) asks for members to continue to pray for them as they begin reviewing candidate applications this month. Please pray for Wynn Adam, Danielle Rhubart, Rich Bowden, Marilyn Dickey, Liz Lewis, Terry Akers, and Bill Stager that they may continue to be thoughtful, discerning, and prayerful throughout this process. The APNC also requests that you join them in prayer for our next Associate Pastor, that they will be called to join Fairmont Presbyterian Church in nurturing and guiding us to live inspired lives.
Deacons—Usher teams are looking for new members to join. Each team serves for two weeks several times a year. We are also looking for anyone who is available to help usher during funerals and memorial services. If you are interested in helping out or have questions please contact either David Hammond, hammondD@aol.com or Liz Lewis, email@example.com.
Consecration Sunday—Pledges totaled $536,378 toward our 2018 church budget goal of $635,000. This represents an increase in total number of pledges, the total number of increased pledges, and total amount pledged over last year. That’s a great start and Session thanks you for your generous pledges! If you have yet to pledge, please consider increasing your pledge 3% or more this year if you possibly can. And if you didn’t pledge this year, please do so for next year – we need every member’s help. Pledge cards are in the pews. You may mail your pledge; place it in the collection plate; call it into the church office or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Pantry—The food pantry is in need of laundry and dish detergent. Please place items in the bins in coat room by the office and outside Ashley’s office. Thank you.
When Kettering School District is closed due to poor road conditions, the church office is closed and all daytime and evening activities are cancelled. On Sundays, please watch WHIO for service closures.