MONTHLY ACORN NEWSLETTER
2018 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.
2018 deadlines listed below:
For June Acorn — Wednesday, May 23, 9:00 am
For July Acorn — Wednesday, June 20, 9:00 am
For August Acorn — Wednesday, July 25, 9:00 am
For September Acorn — Wednesday, August 22, 9:00 am
For October Acorn — Wednesday, September 26, 9:00 am
For November Acorn — Wednesday, October 24, 9:00 am
For December Acorn — Wednesday, November 21, 9:00 am
For January 2019 Acorn — Monday, December 31, 9:00 am
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.
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!
A collection jar for Downtown Ministries can be found in the Narthex on the 1st Sunday of each month. Fair Oaks United Methodist Church makes ongoing monetary donations to support Downtown Ministries’ many programs.
Tarps and Seasonal Support for the Homeless
In addition to providing tarps for shelter, Ruby and Wayde (Paris) Wicker 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.)
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.
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.
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!
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Meets every Sunday at 9 am in the Library
December begins the winter quarter of our Bible Study Lesson Plan. The theme for the winter quarter is Faith. We will spend two-thirds of our time this quarter in the New Testament. We will go into the Old Testament only to study the great faith of the prophet Daniel and his vision of the future of faith. Contact: Loren Guffey
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.
EPIPHANY YOUNG ADULT GROUP
Fun * Worship * Music * Mission * Concerts * Outreach * Trips
SWAG had an Epiphany! The SWAG (Students Worshipping an Awesome God) Youth Group has evolved into the Epiphany Young Adult Group. They meet weekly on Thursdays at 7 pm in the Epiphany Room (previously known as the Teen Room). See Adriane Samcoff for more information.
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.
MUSIC MINISTRY: CHANCEL CHOIR
THURSDAYS AT 7:30 IN THE SANCTUARY
Are you interested in being a part of our Sunday services while creating beautiful music? If so, please come join the Chancel Choir for our rehearsals. The Chancel Choir rehearses every Thursday from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Sanctuary and our music selections vary every week. No prior experience needed, just a love to sing and a positive attitude! Contact: Music Director Eliseo Paniagua at email@example.com.
MUSIC MINISTRY: HANDCHIME CHOIR
THURSDAYS AT 6:30 PM IN THE SANCTUARY
Along with the Chancel Choir, Fair Oaks UMC is happy to welcome the addition of the Handchime Choir. We rehearse every Thursday from 6:30-7:20 pm in the Sanctuary. No experience is necessary, just an open mind and willingness to learn. Both groups are a different way to share the joys of God while making wonderful music. Contact: Music Director Eliseo Paniagua at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays at 9 am
Jiffy Fixers meet on Tuesdays at 9 am to complete odd jobs around the church and preschool campus. All who would like to join us are welcome! Contact: Renee Meyer, Sandy Milne