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Updated February 25, 2015

Next Sunday
Rev. Brian Maguire will preach
“Mission Possible Part 2: Bring Good News to the Poor”
based on Mark 10:17-31.

Announcements and Upcoming Events

During Lent, the youth will be doing Meditation stations in the Chapel.  They will remain during the week and you’re invited to use this wonderful resource to aid your journey through Lent.

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

Thank God It’s Friday: Encountering the Seven Last Words from the Cross by William Willimon is the book chosen for our Lenten study.  Christ’s seven last words from the cross have long been a source of reflection, challenge, and soul–searching.  These simple statements contain the full range of human emotions and divine self–revelation: grief, compassion, despair, forgiveness, physical need, the promise of redemption.  In many ways they embody the core of the gospel.  What claim do these seven last words have on our lives?  Join us as we discover anew the challenge and grace of the message of the Crucified One.  Lenten study groups will be offered on Sundays and weekdays with both daytime and evening sessions.  The study begins Thursday, February 19, and continues through Palm Sunday, March 29.  Sign–up sheets will be in the office and Fellowship Hall.  The cost of the book is $10.  Times include:
        — Wednesday at 7pm in Room 109 with Carol Bussey
        — Thursday at noon in Room 109 with Rev. Brian Maguire
        — Thursday at 7pm off-site with Rev. Denise Weaver
        — Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the Upper Room

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.In case of bad weather our men’ Lenten Breakfasts will be cancelled if Kettering Schools are on Delay or Closed.  Schedule: February 25th: Denise Weaver, March 4th: Harry Bradbury, March 11th: Ken MacKenzie, March 18th: Ollie Beardmore, March 25th: Joe Hood, April 1st: Brian Maguire.

House of Bread volunteer days for 2015 are March 2, May 11, August 3, and November 2.  All are on Monday.  House of Bread is a non-profit community kitchen which serves a hot, nutritious, lunchtime meal to anyone in need 7 days a week.  They are located at 9 Orth Avenue just off Riverview Avenue.  Volunteers help prepare and serve lunch and then help clean up.  The volunteer day is from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Signup sheets are located on the Mission Team bulletin board near the black and white narthex.  Hurry and signup soon.  There are only two openings left for March 2.  Please contact Sally Kaskocsak

Castle Lunch volunteers are needed.  Lunch is served on the last Monday of the month to approximately 40 people.  Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve food.  Please contact Joyce Hoffman

Confirmation has started!  Please be in prayer for our students.

Easter Egg Hunt, March 28, 10:30 a.m. — The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10:30 for Preschool age children and at 10:40 for grades K–5.  Immediately following the Easter Egg Hunt, there will be a puppet show and lunch in Fellowship Hall.  Contact Carol Bussey if you can help fill eggs prior to the event or volunteer on the day of the event.

Registration for Preschool for the 2015–2016 School Year is open for the children of current church members.  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.  If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour, please contact Coleen Petrello, Preschool Director, at 299-3539 or cpetrello@fairmontchurch.org.  Registration opens to the general public on March 1.

Life Line Screening returns on Monday, March 9.  To register for the tests and receive a $10 discount on Life Line Screening packages greater than $129, please call 1–888–653–6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.

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.


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