News & Upcoming Events
Updated August 18, 2014
Next Sunday At Fairmont
Rev. Joe Hookey will preach
“What We Believe Colors What We Do”
based on Romans 12: 1-8.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
Vital Signs will be performing at Walnut Creek Nursing Center on Tuesday, August 19th, at 3:00p.m. For more information, contact Sarah Bugden.
The Men’s Luncheon will be held Wednesday, August 20th at noon at Jerry Brasier’s home. Please sign the friendship pad if you are attending or call the office at 299–3539 by Tuesday at noon. Thank you.
The kids want YOU! Have you talked to a Fairmont boy or girl lately? We’re all so excited about the upcoming school year, which is bringing some fun changes and more kids in Sunday school! With the growing numbers, we’ve had to split into an elementary age class and a preschool class both between services and during the 10:30 service! This new system means we need teachers—and lots of them. Take some time to pray about whether you feel called to be a Sunday school teacher this year—materials are provided, and you don’t have to give up every Sunday. You don’t even have to know how to teach! Just be willing, and the children will do the rest. Contact Rachel Boden if you feel called. Look for the kids’ posters around the church, and for a pink bulletin insert! We want YOU!
Many thanks to the PYC parents for hosting the bridal shower for Ashley and Claude and to Fairmont members for celebrating with us. It was a wonderful celebration. Thank you.
Donations of bottles of water are needed for the Holiday at Home festivities on Labor Day (September 1st). Since we put Fairmont labels on them, 16.9 oz. (1/2 liter) bottles that don’t curve in are the best. Here’s a quote from a letter sent to us from Noreen Long, Holiday at Home Concession Chairman, 2014, “We have always been very fortunate for many years to have Fairmont Church to kindly donate anywhere from 30—50 cases of bottled water which I passed out to the elderly in general, children’s area, the 5K runners, and the entertainment groups. And this was given to them compliments of your wonderful church members... This has been a huge hit with the community. I hope this can happen again this year.” Some of the water will be passed out as people pass the church that morning. Any left over is used at various church activities like the Blood Drives, GIFT, PYC, etc. Please leave the cases on the stage in Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Barb Miller.
The Fairmont Presbyterian Golf Outing is scheduled for Sunday, September 28 at 1:00 p.m. at Pipestone Golf Club in Miamisburg. It will be a shotgun start, best ball. Please contact Jim Miles or Daryll Sakada with questions and signups. More details will follow.
Fine Art, Antiques, & Crafts Show—Be a part of the third annual show to be held on Saturday, November 22nd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fairmont. Again 100% of profits go to local food missions. We are accepting applications for 8 x 10 booths for only $40. If you make nice hand–made crafts or food (or know someone who does), or have antiques to sell, please pick up an application in the office. In addition to the silent auction items which you can donate, we will be having a “member boutique” booth that will sell your nice vintage or antique collectibles with proceeds also going to our charities. Be thinking of things in your house that can be sold for this worthy effort. A place for drop off will be announced in early October. Questions...ask Carolyn Wimer, Ann Diller or Callie Johnson.
School Supplies—Kettering Schools started last week. If you would like to donate to J.F. Kennedy Elementary, bring school supplies to the box in the Black and White Narthex. Items needed are loose leaf paper, notebooks, pencils, scissors, glue sticks, liquid glue, crayons, and markers. There are always children who start school with no supplies. It is wonderful to have some supplies on hand for them. Thank you. The Mission Team
The Food Pantry is in need of several items. Let’s help those less fortunate by donating any of the following: canned fruit, canned soup, canned or dried beans, canned chicken, ham or tuna, cereal, dried noodles/pasta, cake mix, Ramen noodle soup, toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste, dish washing soap, detergent, and paper grocery bags. Food barrels are located in the first floor coat room and at the bottom of the staircase near Ashley Ross’ office. Callie Johnson, Fairmont Food Bank Coordinator