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Sunday, November 12, 2017
WORSHIP 10:30 A.M.
SERMON TEXT: Matthew 11:1-11
SERMON TITLE: The Secret of Greatness // Rev. William "Bud" Davies
Our giving is to God (Rom. 12:1, Phil. 4:17)
Giving is the obedient act of returning to God from what He has provided. Your giving should be directed to God and His work, not to an organization. Therefore, giving is a spiritual decision.
Our stewardship campaign has officially launched and will conclude with Consecration Sunday, November 26, 2017. You are encouraged to prayerfully seek God's desire not only for your financial commitment to Fairview, but also for the stewardship of your gifts and talents. Yes, Fairview is in a transition, as we patiently and obediently seek God's plan for a new pastor. But it is NOT just Fairview that is in waiting. Ask yourself, what spiritual transition are you undergoing? How does God desire you grow through this transition? What gifts and talents has he entrusted to you? How will you use them to glorify God over this next year?
Opportunities to Connect
How Can You Help with Fairview's Outreach in a "Non-Traditional" Way?
Believe it or not, it can happen through FaceBook! In addition to traditional outreach methods, we are increasing our focus on sharing Scripture, Sermons, News and Events through our FaceBook Page. Your activity on our page (reacting to and sharing such content) extends our reach beyond the walls of our building.
Go on over... Like the Page, Engage with the posts!
Modern Hymn Writers to Perform Locally
Two weeks ago, the choir anthem, as well as our offertory music, was from Keith and Kristyn Getty, modern day hymn writers. This year, Conestoga Christian School is hosting the Getty's at the Santander Performing Arts Center on December 21st. It will be a great evening of Christian/Christmas hymn singing. Learn More
Fairview is Hosting a Wonderful Community Event
Opportunities to Know
Begin with focus and openness to see what God has for you.
Pray: God, connect with me here, as I seek you in your Word.
Read: the selected section of Scripture slowly. Take note of intriguing words and phrases and read them a second time.
"A generous person will prosper, and anyone who gives water will receive a flood in return." Proverbs, 11:25.
Reflect: on what strikes you as you read. Think through what God is communicating to you at this point in your life.
Respond: to the passage. Speak to God directly about what's on your mind and heart. Look for ways to live out what you've uncovered.
Many Small Groups Group Opportunities Throughout the Week
Sunday Morning Small Group Studies for All Ages
Sunday morning studies for children, youth, and adults begin at 9:15 a.m.
DID You Catch the New Adult Class?
It's not too late to join us for the next 4 weeks, if topics like "God and Money," "Paying the Bills," and "Partners in Generosity" have a certain level of interest and appeal for you. Please join this class currently in session, Sundays at 9:15 am, in Fellowship Hall.
Several Small Groups Meet During the week
Weekly Memory Work - Are You Up to the Challenge?
Opportunities to Serve
"But be doers of the word, and not hearers only". James 1:22
Mission Committee Volunteers Needed
Fairview is looking for 2 or 3 people to join Elder Dan Obenschain in forming our Missions Committee. If you are interested, please contact Dan at 484-949-5851.
Good Works Work Day
Thank you to the Tuesday Morning Women's Small Group for providing lunch this month! Our next work day will be December 2nd. For questions and/or further details contact: Roy Adler 610-416-5996 or Hob Pusey 610-506-8170.
Many Thanks for our volunteers through the end of 2017.
The calendar for the beginning of 2018 is now available. Get ahead on your planning and pick a date that works best for you.
Deck the Halls of Fairview EPC for Christmas
We are in need of volunteers to help decorate Fairview for Christmas on Tuesday, November 28th beginning at 8:30 a.m. Please consider coming out and helping that morning. We need to do the tree, the garlands the candles in the sanctuary windows and we need a few hands in the kitchen to clean up and prepare the “Silent Night” plastic candle holders for Christmas Eve Worship. Many hands make light work. Please email the church office at or contact Linda Gyrath at 610-458-8337.
The Atkinson’s Mailing Address
Mark, Lois Ann & Benjamin Atkinson
501 New Street
New Bern, NC 28560