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Updated October 31, 2014

Next Sunday At Fairmont

All Saints’ Sunday
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Rev. Joe Hookey will preach
“Standing In The Wings”
based on Deuteronomy 24:1-12.

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Childcare Provider — Fairmont Presbyterian Church (4 hours per week)   To provide a safe, welcoming atmosphere and childcare for infants through children two years old in the Nursery from approximately 8 AM to 12 PM on Sunday mornings.  Occasionally, may also provide care during special evening events.  Requires: Strong Christian faith, First Aid/CPR certification (or willingness to obtain it), experience in working with babies and toddlers, and an ability to get along well with families.  A full background check is also required.  Must be at least 18 years old.  Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to Rachel Boden, Fairmont Presbyterian Church, 3705 Far Hills Ave, Kettering, OH 45429, or e-mail: office@fairmontchurch.org.

Making Sense of the Bible, led by Pastor Denise, continues at 11:30 a.m. following worship in Room 109 on November 9 and 16.

Daylight Saving Time Ends Next Weekend — Be sure to change your clock back one hour on Saturday night.

Join us on Sunday, November 2nd for a reception for Rev. Joe Hookey.  There will be a reception after the 8:30 service and a cake reception after the 10:30 service.  Plan on joining us to say thank you for spending the last year with us at Fairmont.

Rev. Brian Maguire will officially start at Fairmont on Thursday, November 6th.  His installation will be Sunday, November 16th at 3:00p.m. in the Sanctuary.

There will be a Young Couples, Young Families and their children dinner on Friday, November 7th at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  Please RSVP to Rev. Denise Weaver.

Fairmont Men’s Group will coordinate a luncheon honoring all the Veterans of the USA military of Fairmont Presbyterian Church, their spouses, and guests, on Tuesday, November 11th, at 12 noon, in Fellowship Hall.  The program will be about the rich history of our Dayton National Cemetery, a Civil War Era National Cemetery, that is managed by the Department of Veteran Affairs.  There will be a charge of $8.00/person ($10.00/couple).  Reservations will need to be made by signing the attendance pads on Sunday or by calling the church office no later than Friday, November 7th.

On Friday, November 14, a group of Fairmonters of all ages will be traveling to Athens Ohio for a weekend work trip, providing relief for folks in Appalachia.  This is a great opportunity to turn our love into action.  If you are not among those attending, but would like to support the project, you may provide any number of items for our team to take along.  Sometime before the team leaves for Athens November 14, deposit your items in the youth coffee room across from Ashley’s office.  The Good Works mission team looks forward to delivering your donations!

  • Zip lock bags (gal & qt)
  • trash bags (33, 39, 13, 7, 4 gal)
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • spiral bound notebooks
  • pocket folders
  • postage stamps
  • black/blue pens
  • AA & 9V batteries
  • liquid laundry detergent
  • liquid hand soap
  • copy paper (white & colored)
  • $10 gas cards
  • plastic forks
  • safety goggles
  • work gloves
  • ear plugs
  • $10 Walmart or Kroger gift cards

FINE ART, ANTIQUES & CRAFT SHOW, Saturday, November 22 — Do you have a wonderful vintage item that has been in your basement for years?  You an donate it to our new Vintage Boutique booth with proceeds going to our local food missions.  Drop off your vintage jewelry, small furniture, collectibles, etc. to the second closet door in the choir hallway.  For larger items check in the office Tuesday–Friday from 9am to noon for help.  A tax–deductible form will be available in the office.  For questions about the boutique, call Callie Johnson.  Some items may be used for our silent auction.  We also need volunteers.  To help, call Carol Lamberger.

WOF is collecting pull tabs from cans.  Proceeds from the tabs will go to the Ronald McDonald House.  Please save your tabs and place them in the closet near the choir room.  Thank you.

We will begin collecting Box Tops for Education for JFK Elementary.  Our box tops will be given to the school and they can redeem each box top for 10 cents.  Simply cut out the box top from the normal foods and household products you purchase.  Participating products include Ziploc baggies, General Mills cereals, Progresso soups, Betty Crocker baking products, Land o Lake butter and many more.  There is a collection jar on the Welcome Desk in the Black and White Narthex.

A message from the Trustees concerning the ongoing work on the patio in front of the church.  As you may know, over the course of many years, we have been having problems with water leaking into the choir room due to leaks coming from the patio area.  The foundation for the brick fence on the street side of the patio is the back choir room wall and the cause of the leaks emanates from leaks in the masonry of the brick fence.  There have been many approaches taken to leave the wall in place while attempting to keep out the water, but ultimately, we will not be able to keep water out of the choir room without removal of the fence wall.  The current repair involves removing the brick wall, reworking the foundation wall, extending the waterproof membrane past the foundation wall and down the exterior wall to the existing below grade waterproofing.  This will allow us to repair the wall in the choir room, which was damaged by water, making the space useable again for choir practice.


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