Rev. Brian Maguire will preach a sermon entitled, “What Sort of King?” based on Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24 and Matthew 25: 31-46.
2017 Consecration Sunday and early pledges totaled 436,590 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.
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.
Fit 4 You is cancelled on Fridays for November. Classes will be held Tuesday at 11:00am.
Art, Antique and Craft Show—Dear friends and members, We are so grateful for all your help in making our show such a success. At this point, we do not have totals but will let you know as soon as possible. This has been so rewarding for all of us. A big thank you. The Committee
Life Line Screening will be at our church on December 1. Call Life Line Screening at 800-718-0961.
Parents’ Morning Out: Drop your little ones with our highly qualified babysitters and enjoy a morning of Christmas shopping (or relaxation)! Saturday, December 2nd, 9am-1pm (lunch for kids included).
Cookie Walk—The annual Women of Fairmont Cookie Walk is fast approaching! Save the date to bake and buy: Sunday, December 10, after the single service. Everyone is invited to bake and donate cookies and candy for the Cookie Walk. Please sign up on the friendship pad if you can contribute homemade items. Cookies/candies can be delivered to Fellowship Hall on Friday, December 8 between 9:00am-3:00pm or Saturday, December 9 between 9:00-11:00am.
Food and Fellowship—This is an opportunity to give back by gathering a few friends and taking a turn being the host/hostess for food in the fellowship hall. Due to a busy Fairmont calendar (isn’t that great!) we have found it cannot always be on the 4th Sunday. If you are interested, please talk to Barb Miller or Brenda Anderson.
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 3:00pm. 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.
Food Pantry—The food pantry is in need of non-perishable food items, especially spaghetti sauce, canned beans, hearty soups, laundry and dish detergent.