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.
YOUNG ADULT MEETING
2nd & 4th Mondays at 7 pm in the Library
Open minded young adult spirituality group. Come have some snacks, meet some new friends and have some good chats! Ages 18-30, all are welcome!!! Contacts: Sydney Moore, Eliseo Paniagua
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!
MONTHLY ACORN NEWSLETTER
2019 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.
2019 deadlines listed below:
For February Acorn — Wednesday, January 23, 9:00 am
For March Acorn — Wednesday, February 20, 9:00 am
For April Acorn — Wednesday, March 27, 9:00 am
For May Acorn — Wednesday, April 24, 9:00 am
For June Acorn — Wednesday, May 22, 9:00 am
For July Acorn — Wednesday, June 26, 9:00 am
For August Acorn — Wednesday, July 24, 9:00 am
For September Acorn — Wednesday, August 28, 9:00 am
For October Acorn — Wednesday, September 25, 9:00 am
For November Acorn — Wednesday, October 23, 9:00 am
For December Acorn — Wednesday, November 27, 9:00 am
For January 2020 Acorn — Monday, December 30, 9:00 am
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Meets every Sunday at 9 am in the Library
Contact: Loren Guffey
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.)
MUSIC MINISTRY: CHANCEL CHOIR
WEDNESDAYS 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 Wednesday 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
WEDNESDAYS 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 Wednesday 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.
Mondays at 9 am and 5 pm
Jiffy Fixers meet on Mondays to complete odd jobs around the church and preschool campus. All who would like to join us are welcome! Contacts: Renee Meyer, Tom Wold