Announcements & Events

Sunday
Rev. Brian Maguire will preach a sermon entitled, “Under the Unpredictable Shrub,” based on Jonah 3: 10-4;5 and 4: 6-4;11.

Connections: The Protestant Reformation—Wednesday Nights 6:30pm—Join us on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm in the Chapel as we explore the Protestant Reformation, its causes, what happened, and its consequences. Our explorations begin on Wednesday September 13 and continue throughout September and October.  All are welcome. Childcare is available.

Opioid Epidemic
Where Can I Find Support?
What Can I Do To Help?
Sunday, September 24, 2017
3:00pm-5:00pm
Fairmont Presbyterian Church
3705 Far Hills Ave, Kettering, OH 45429
Please JOIN US for a session of Education, Enlightenment, Equipping, and Engagement as we share how you can become a positive change agent.
Local law enforcement, recovery agencies and faith leaders will share their insights and ideas!

 Opportunities for Engagement with the Following Organizations:

Kettering Central Schools, Three Oaks, Celebrate Recover, Linden Avenue
Ministries, Salvation Army, 12 Stones/Café/New Hope, Refuge,Woodhaven,
NOVA, Safe Harbor, The Ridge, Jeremiah Treehouse, Good Shephard, Miami Valley Works, South Community, Miami Valley Drug Free Coalition, DEA 360, Faith Based Network, and Celebrate Recovery.

Visit Eventbrite or Call (937)229-3539 to sign up for the event
Free childcare provided with prior registration: (937) 299-3539
Sponsors: Thrivent Financial, Fairmont Presbyterian Church, Harmony Creek Church.

Announcements

2018 Directories are now available at the welcome desk.

The Men’s Group will meet at NCR for lunch September 20 at noon. Please sign the friendship pad or call the office.

Hurricane Disaster Relief—Please consider giving to the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance through the end of the month. Please mark checks or envelopes with PDA.

The Circle, Leaning in the Delicate Arts of Prayer Together in New Ways—In worship we praise God, in our Connections classes we learn about God and God’s story, but how do we actually experience God? For two thousand years, women and men have shared together in disciplined practices to bring us closer into the presence of God. We seek to share these practices at Fairmont, not only learn about them. Methods like divine reading, contemplative prayer, the Jesus Prayer, chanting, and Christian Meditation are our common inheritance from 100 generations of seekers. We now seek to learn their methods in another ancient-new form–the circle–with a center in which no one stands, in which spoken word is still event, and in which action serves contemplation. Here we will seek to place our minds in our hearts and in doing so rest in the immediate presence of God. Come and join us as Pastor Brian and Dr. Lisa share with us on Sundays at 2:30pm in the chapel.

Vital Signs will perform at Kingston of Miamisburg on September 21 at 2:00pm.

The annual Women of Fairmont Fall Gathering will kick off our program year on Saturday, September 23 in Fellowship Hall at noon. All women of the church are invited to the Fall Gathering. Consider joining a circle to enjoy the fellowship, support, and Bible Study that comes with being part of a small group. Find a time that works for you on the listing displayed on the WOF bulletin board near the church library. Regular monthly meetings begin in October.

Food and Fellowship: All are welcome in fellowship hall after the 10:30am service on September 24. Hosted by the Boden, Hamilton and Anderson families.

Food and Fellowship is returning in September. If you enjoyed 4th Sunday Food and Fellowship last year, consider signing up for a month this year. It does not need to be anything big, just some fruit, bagels, or chips and dip. You can sign up with some friends and decide what you would like to bring. It can be as elaborate as you desire, and after whichever service works better for you. September is already taken, but other months are available. The sign-up sheet will be posted in mid-September.

Golf outing: Sunday, September 24 at Pipestone with a shotgun start and best ball scramble at 1:00 pm. Dinner will follow with prizes and gifts awarded. The cost is approximately $55. The deadline to sign up is September 18. Contact Daryll Sakada at 321-7999 for more information.

House of Bread—Thank you to the team who volunteered on Monday, August 21—Jim Runkle, Sallie Luther, Danielle Rhubart, Paul and Carol Lamberger, and Bob and Sally Kaskocsak. We helped prepare and serve 200 hot, nutritious lunches and brighten the day for some of the less fortunate members of our community. The next volunteer day is Thursday, November 16. Please sign up on the Mission Team bulletin board.

Fine Art, Antique and Craft Show, November 18—We are getting things underway and we need your help again this year. We need: items for the vintage room, items for the raffle baskets, canning jars (you can leave these items in the closet by the choir room) and gift cards for baskets (please leave in the office). If you would like to donate for the auction, please contact Kerri Miles. Bake sale items will be needed as we get closer to the sale.

Back to School!  We are looking for volunteers to go to John F. Kennedy Elementary School right here in Kettering just one day a month for one hour, starting at 3:00.  We work with kids in the After-School Program by playing games, doing craft projects, just chatting or coloring, or helping with homework.  We currently have members going 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and 2nd and 4th Wednesdays although you can go any day you choose.  Your first time, we will have someone with you.  As we share God’s Love, we have great fun with these lovely kids. Come see what it’s all about.  See Mission team members for details.

Out of the Darkness Dayton Walk: The Out of the Darkness Walk to support Suicide Prevention event takes place on Sunday, October 22nd at 2:00pm. The 1-mile and 3-mile walk options will begin at Oakwood High School on 1200 Far Hills Ave. The mission team is working with Sallie Luther to coordinate a registration opportunity after Sunday services in early October. For questions, please contact any Mission team member or Sallie Luther.