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Updated January 26, 2015

Next Sunday
Sacrament of Communion
Rev. Denise Weaver will preach
“Keeping Covenants”
based on Psalm 111.

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Join us for the Pastor’s Bible Study on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. in the resource room.

Renewal of Wedding Vows Ceremony, Saturday, February 14 (Valentine’s Day) at 3:30 pm in the Sanctuary — Remember your wedding vows promised long ago?  It is one thing to promise, before God and these witnesses, to be your loving and faithful husband/wife; in plenty and in want; in joy and in sorrow; in sickness and in health; as long as we both shall live.  It is another thing entirely to live into those vows once children, illness, the death of family members, employment and/or financial challenges and societal pressures complicate everyday life.  Those who have survived and thrived through such challenges are invited to renew their wedding vows alongside other committed couples.  Join us for a short ceremony of scripture, prayer, music and renewal of vows followed by a light reception in the Fellowship Hall.  Feel free to invite family and friends to witness this meaningful event.  Contact Pastor Denise if you plan to participate or have questions.

The annual congregational meeting will be held Sunday, February 15th, following a single 10:30 a.m. worship service.

The youth will be providing a luncheon after the congregational meeting on February 15.  They will provide yummy chili.  Please rsvp to Ashley Ross with numbers of people planning to attend or sign the attendance pad.  Any donations received will be used to offset the cost of attending the Presbyterian Youth Conference in Montreat, N.C. this summer.

All single services scheduled for 2015 will be held at 10:30 a.m.

Men’s Group Lenten Series—This year’s Lenten series will feature reviews of “Books That Have Been Interesting and Influential in My Life.”  Each week members of our group, in addition to our pastors Denise and Brian, will give their thoughts on their interests in choosing the books they read.  We are expecting to hear reviews from various categories including fiction, non–fiction, and particularly from books that have influenced their faith journeys.
        The series begins on Wednesday, February 25, and will continue each Wednesday through April 1. We will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall for breakfast at 8:00 am followed by the program from 8:30–9:00 am.  There will be a charge of $8.00 per person to cover expenses.
        This series has been an annual event for over 25 years, primarily for the men of the church, but it is open to guests, and/or spouses, that would be interested in attending.

The stewardship campaign for 2015 was quite successful!  The total pledged was $516,758 which is $8,854 more than pledged last year.  The final 2015 church budget approved by Session is $579,975, roughly a 2.5% increase.  This budget also includes non-pledged giving, per capita donations, miscellaneous income and surplus funds carried over from last year.  The total ministry budget beyond Fairmont is $53,844.  Based on current pledges, the 2015 Budget will be balanced and will not require Fairmont to dip into any special designated funds to cover operating expenses.  This is all very good news.  Thanks to all who have made this possible!

Every Presbyterian Church pays a Per Capita Apportionment each year to help cover administrative costs of Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly.  This year, the Per Member apportionment is $46.83.  Every member is encouraged to cover their apportionment.   Envelopes are located in your envelope box and in the pew pockets, simply mark your check Per Capita and place it in the offering plate or send it to the office.   Thank you for your support.

When Kettering School District is closed due to poor road conditions, the church office is closed and all daytime and evening activities are cancelled.

The food pantry is in need of donations.  Please place food in the barrels.


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