The Call deadline is Friday, September 21 at 12:00 p.m.
Contemplative Worship in the Chapel – Are you yearning for a time of silent, contemplative worship on Sunday mornings? Beginning today, there will be a self-guided time of silent worship from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the Chapel. We will provide spiritual readings and tools to guide your time of silence. You may also use this time for quiet prayer, reflection, and preparation for our communal worship together as God’s people.
Calling All Golfers! 9/23 Fairmont Golf Outing is almost upon us! We still have some openings available but they are going FAST! Contact Daryll, Mike or Dave NOW to reserve your spot! We are going to be having some FUN. Daryll – firstname.lastname@example.org (937-321-7999); Mike – email@example.com (717-368-4404); Dave – firstname.lastname@example.org (937-903-0539).
Presbytery Installation Service for Rev. Kelley Shin You are invited to a service of Installation for the Rev. Kelley Wehmeyer Shin as the Associate Pastor of Fairmont Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in the Fairmont sanctuary. This Service of Installation is an act of the Presbytery of the Miami Valley and hosted by Fairmont. All are welcome!
Connections is back! Wednesday’s at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel: Why do Christians occasionally murder lots of people in the name of the Prince of Peace? About nine hundred years ago, several thousand Europeans walked across two continents to “liberate” the holy land from the Muslim domination. Why? Was it a crime or an act of faith or something else? These are some of the questions we will examine as we consider the Crusades and violence in the Christian tradition. All are welcome and child care will be provided.
5th Sunday of September – Special Donation – On September 30, we will hear from 4 Paws for Ability, a local charity that enriches the lives of children with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs. This provides increased independence for the children, and assistance to their families. 4 Paws also works with veterans from recent conflicts who’ve lost the use of their limbs or their hearing while in active combat. In all cases, the results speak for themselves. Lives are transformed. Mark your calendar and consider a special donation to support this great organization.
For October Missions, we have had a special request from the therapists at Artemis Center for another load of Snack Packs that they provide to children in their sessions. They particularly appreciated the individual, hand-written notes of support, encouragement, and love in each pack. Join us October 21 in Fellowship Hall after each service to pack a few Snack Packs and write encouraging notes to these kids in crisis. Artemis Center provides support for those experiencing and recovering from domestic violence.
The Art, Antique, and Craft Show will be here soon! This year’s tree will be glittery and gorgeous. We need prisms (the kind hanging from lamps – not plastic) and other silver or glass items to hang on a tree. Mel Hohler will be doing the raffle baskets again this year. If you are able to get business gift cards for things such as oil changes, restaurants, gyms, or movie passes, that would be great! Contact Marilyn Dickey at 657-3122 or Mel Hohler at 293-0118. Consider volunteering for the show, November 17, 2018.
Food and Fellowship: We are looking for individuals or groups to host our monthly food and fellowship, which will resume in November. It can be as simple as bagels and cream cheese or as elaborate as the Scottish high tea! A sign-up sheet is on the new bulletin board in the black and white Narthex. Please consider organizing one of these fun events!
The Deacons are setting up a new ministry for members who live alone. Interested members would be paired up and asked to take turns calling each other on a daily basis. Men would call men, and women would call women. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Barb Miller.
Care Cards – Handmade cards are available in the Narthex for anyone who wants to send a note of encouragement, appreciation, or celebration to a Fairmont member, staff, or a participant in the worship service. These special cards, lovingly created by the FPC Craft Group, will be sent out from the office after the Deacons address them. Just select a card, write your message making sure to include the first and last name of the recipient, sign it, and drop it either in the offering basket or outside the office! There will be no charge for the cards and the Deacons will cover the cost of materials and postage.
Driving Fairmont Members – The Deacons are looking for members of the congregation who are available to help some of our less mobile members make their way to doctor’s offices and other appointments. There is a sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall. You will be contacted when your availability matches a member’s need. Thank you.
Registration for Preschool for the 2018-2019 school year is open. Registration forms may be found under the Preschool tab on the church website. A non-refundable $50 registration fee is due at the time of registration. Contact Tracy at 299-3539 or email@example.com.
Food Pantry – The food pantry is in need of toothbrushes & toothpaste, laundry and dish detergent. Please place items in the bins in the coat room by the office and next to the elevator. Thank you.