Winter Weather Reminder
Fairmont Presbyterian Church programs, including preschool, will be cancelled and the church office will be closed on days when the Kettering City Schools are closed (not delayed) for weather reasons. As always, please use common sense and do not drive if you feel the conditions are unsafe.
We are still looking for an individual or a group to host our Food and Fellowship event on February 24. This can be as simple or elaborate as you wish. Past events have included pizza or a chocolate fountain! Feel free to be creative! Please consider organizing one of these fun events. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Narthex.
Food Pantry: The food pantry is in need of canned peas, egg noodles, spaghetti sauce with meat, toothbrushes and 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.
FISH Southeast Food Pantry is a multi-denominational volunteer food pantry based out of the Southminster Presbyterian Church. FISH Southeast partners with the Dayton Food Bank, Fairmont Church and Feeding America to deliver emergency food assistance to those in need. We deliver food weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays. We need 4 Callers and 4 Deliverers. On Monday and Wednesday mornings our callers check the food pantry voice mail (from home), contact clients to confirm eligibility & contact deliverers with clients’ information. Deliverers deliver food that afternoon; 1-2 deliveries per day. 1-2 hour commitment for each role. Commitments as limited as once per month, or even every other month are STILL greatly appreciated and welcome! For more information, or to become involved in this ministry contact Paul Lamberger.
Contemplative Prayer in the Chapel: Are you yearning for a time of silent, contemplative prayer on Sunday mornings? Each Sunday there will be a self-guided time of silent prayer 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.
The Deacons are providing a 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have trouble hearing? Fairmont has a loop hearing system on the main floor that can broadcast directly to your hearing aid. All you need to do is activate the T Coil or Telephone Coil antenna in your hearing aid to receive the signal.