LIFE'S CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP
For Men and Women
The group meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays each month
Meeting time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Church Library
Life's Challenges provides support for persons coping with difficult challenges such as divorce, unemployment, loss of a loved one, financial problems and more. We offer opportunites for renewal, restoration and kinship in a safe, nurturing and confidential environment.
Call the Church Office 961-6631 or contact Loretta Dodge for more information.
Second Fridays of the month at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary
Our Pinochle Players gather in the Sanctuary on the 2nd Friday of the month at 6:30 pm for a night of fellowship and fun. We will teach you to play Pinochle if you have never played before!
Meets one Monday a month in the Library
Our Book Club meets one Monday a month to discuss books and life and life in books! Bring a sack lunch and join us at noon in the Library. Check the church calendar for upcoming dates.
MONTHLY ACORN NEWSLETTER
2017 deadlines listed below.
Is your ministry or group planning a fun/meaningful/spectacular/quiet event? Do you have a special occasion in your life that you would like to announce to your church family? Let everyone know in the monthly Acorn newsletter! Submit information to the Church Office at office@FairOaksUMC.org.
2017 deadlines listed below:
For November Acorn — Wednesday, October 25, 9:00 am
For December Acorn — Wednesday, November 22, 9:00 am
For January 2018 Acorn — Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 9:00 am
Tarps and Seasonal Support for the Homeless
In addition to providing tarps for shelter, Ruby and Wayde will begin handing out other items as the season dictates. (Think flip-flops in the summer and gloves in the winter.) Monetary donations may be placed in the offering plate. (Please write “Tarps” in the memo line of a check or on the outside of an envelope for a cash donation.)
COMMUNION FOR THE HOMEBOUND
1st Sunday of every month
Communion for the Homebound will be offered on the first Sunday of each month. Please contact the Church Office if you or someone you know would like to receive communion at home.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Meets every Sunday at 9 am in the Library
Some of us find it difficult to get to church on Sunday morning at 9:00 to meet with the Adult Sunday School/Bible Study group. The second best thing would be to follow the Bible Reading Program that the group follows and consider the issues that are discussed in that class. So the new thing is a folder on the bulletin board in the Narthex that contains the sheets we use to direct our reading and discussion. Pick one of those up on Sunday mornings after church and use it during the week.
SWAG (Students Worshipping an Awesome God)
Fun * Worship * Music * Mission * Concerts * Outreach * Trips
SWAG Youth Group meets on Thursdays at 7 pm in the Teen Room. See you there!
HOW IS IT WITH YOUR SOUL?
Small Group meets on Thursdays at 7 pm in the Library
How is it with your soul?
How has God been working in your life this week?
How can we pray for you?
Who else can we pray for?
These little questions are the core of small group activity. A place to stop and reflect with others on our spiritual journey and growth. Currently one small group meets at 7 pm in the Library on Thursdays. It is our goal for the small group forum to expand. We are currently looking for someone who can lead a small group during one day of the week. Anyone wishing to participate in small groups, during the day or evenings, please contact Kathy Glass or the church office for more information.
Beginning September 4, 2016, look for a collection jar for Downtown Ministries in the Narthex on the 1st Sunday of each month. We will be making ongoing monetary donations to support Downtown Ministries’ many programs. Contact: Karlene Brown
SUNRISE CHRISTIAN FOOD MINISTRY
1st Sunday of each month is Food Drive Sunday!
Items needed: Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Canned Tuna (5 oz. preferred), Macaroni and Cheese, Dry Beans, Rice, Peanut Butter (18 oz. preferred), Ramen-type Soup Mix, Cold Cereal, Canned Meats.
CHANCEL CHOIR REHEARSALS
THURSDAYS AT 7:30 IN THE SANCTUARY
Chancel Choir will resume rehearsals on September 1, 2016 in the church Sanctuary from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm. We welcome all past members and encourage anyone who would like to join choir to come to our group. Contact Betty Karamatova at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Tuesdays at 9 am
Jiffy Fixers have historically always met on Wednesday mornings at 9 am. It has come about where Wednesdays are no longer ideal for all involved. So as of July, we will heretofore (like those big words?) meet on Tuesdays at 9 am. All who would like to join us are welcome! Contact: Jim Allen
EXPAND YOUR WORSHIP EXPERIENCE
PARTICIPATE IN SERVICE!
We rely heavily on our volunteers to make every worship service meaningful. Please help by signing up for one of the open spots on the clipboard located on the Narthex shelf. Don't worry if you haven't done this before! Here in the church office, we have many ways to help and support you in your worship role. Just ask!