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Sunday, October 22, 2017
19th Sunday After Pentecost
Small Group Studies 9:15 a.m.
WORSHIP 10:30 A.M.
SERMON TEXT: mark 1:4-11
SERMON TITLE: "the original family"
Rev. jim caldwell
Opportunities to Know
Sunday Morning Small Groups
SMALL GROUP STUDIES FOR ALL AGES
Sunday morning studies for children, youth, and adults begin at 9:15 a.m. During the fall, groups will run as they have in the past. THANK YOU TEACHERS for your commitment to continue to dedicate yourself to your students (no matter the age or grade) as you plant seeds and watch how God grows each of them.
Sunday Adult Study
A new class is starting November 5th. As Christians, do you find it hard to talk openly about money? Money is a tricky topic for Christians and interestingly we rarely sit down to carefully work out what the Bible has to tell us about it. With this series - Cash Values, you'll find it is designed to get us to do just that. In these five lessons you will learn how this subject, Cash Values, is significant to our relationship with God and our fellowship with other Christians.
If topics like "God and Money," "Paying the Bills," and "Partners in Generosity" have a certain level of interest and appeal for you, then please join this class which will start on Sunday, November 5 in Fellowship Hall at 9:15 am. Teachers/facilitators for this series are Jim Fox, Dan Obenschain, Philip Harvey and Dennis Lesher.
Weekday Small Groups
Women's Tuesday Morning
The Tuesday Morning Small Group Study meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Church Parlor. This year we will continue the series "Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament" with book four --The Wisdom of God--. A quote from the author, Nancy Guthrie, best explains the book. "This study is uniquely designed to help you look into the wonder of the wisdom literature of the Old Testament and see how it prepares us for and points us toward Christ." Please join us for this time of study of God's word.
For any further information please contact Bernie Hughes at 610-715-8201 or via .
Women's Wednesday Evening
"Let's Study Philippians" is part of a series of books which explain and apply the message of Scripture. Understanding the Bible's message and applying its teaching are the aims. Almost 2000 years after they were written these pages continue to speak with a freshness and power. Our situations and circumstances differ from those of these early Christians but in the message they received we hear the voice of the Spirit of God addressing us still today. Sinclair Ferguson gives us the commentary throughout the book.
We meet on Wednesday evenings @ 7:00 p.m. in the church parlor. For further information contact Barbara Finch.
MEN’S SMALL GROUP - WEDNESDAY EVENING
Our newest men's group, M.O.R.A. (Men of Retirement Age), has sprouted. The group is using the book titled “God’s Words of Life for Men”. This book combines scriptures and inspirational thoughts on a wide variety of topics that men are faced with every day. Discussion topics include: anger, strength, work, finances, role-models and integrity just to name a few. This group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening of the month at 7:30 p.m. at FEPC. For additional information email Don Titus or call him at 610-942-8721.
Opportunities to Serve
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.
The Deacon's Fund offering takes place on the fourth Sunday of every month. However, you may give to this fund anytime. Envelopes for this purpose are located in the pew rack. These funds, as in the past, will be used to assist our family members at Fairview who are in need of assistance. This ranges from meals-on-wheels, personal and special needs as they arise. Please consider giving to this important ministry to our church.
JUNIOR CHURCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Junior Church is back in full swing! Children aged 5 to 8 may participate in this program taking place during church worship. It is located in one section of the nursery and the children are excused after the Children's Moment to go downstairs. If you would like to participate by teaching a lesson, please see Valerie Petrie. The lesson and craft are always provided and the kids love having time together to fellowship. Please consider if you feel led to serve!
"special time for Young disciples" VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Are you interested in actively becoming involved with the Special Time for Young Disciples, an important part of our Sunday Morning Worship Service? Presently we are seeking persons, (both men and women), who would welcome the opportunity to be a part of a new “teaching team” for this ministry. We will presently continue to use the book, Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, which consists of 1-page short stories, a scripture & a short prayer. If you sense a “calling” to this type of ministry service, please contact either
Val Petrie 610-942-3620 or ; or
Dennis Lesher 484-341-8169 or .
GOOD WORKS WORK DAY
Our team is now supporting homes in Northern Chester County! Our normal workday is the first Saturday of the month. Our next workday is November 4th.
Our current home is in Honey Brook. We are working out of the NCC Warehouse in St. Peter’s Village. Our workday begins at the St. Peter's warehouse at 8:00 and we complete our workday by 3 PM.
We would love to have you join our team. Many hands make light work. You only need to bring a willing heart. Tools and materials are provided. Women and teens are also welcome to join us.
The Team meets at 8 AM at the NCC Warehouse in St. Peters Village.
We are always in need of lunch providers. Simple lunches are fine. The lunch not only nourishes our workers but is part of our ministry and fellowship with the homeowners, sometimes even neighbors, and extras are left with the homeowner. It is a great outreach opportunity and lunch providers are invited to stay to eat with us and share in the fellowship. If interested, please contact Sue Obenschain at 610-286-5013.
BAGEL SUNDAY - New volunteers needed, sign up here!
We are desperately in need of sponsors if we want Bagel Sundays to continue!
CANNED FOOD COLLECTION FOR THE SALVATION ARMY FOOD BANK
THIS IS AN ONGOING "SERVE" IN OUR DISCIPLESHIP PROCESS HERE AT FAIRVIEW. WORSHIP, CONNECT, KNOW AND SERVE.
We need your help! Please remember our food drive each week when you go grocery shopping to pick up something for our LOCAL FOOD BANK at Glenmoore Fire House run by the Salvation Army.
We have a collection container near the coffee station in the foyer to collect your donations of canned fruits, vegetables, soup, tuna fish, peanut butter, cereals, pasta, spaghetti sauce, macaroni & cheese, juices, oatmeal, etc.
Your donations are greatly appreciated. A big “Thank You” for your kindness
SERVING IN THE CHURCH NURSERY DURING WORSHIP - New sign up schedule here!
The new summer nursery schedule is available and we are in need of a few volunteers in the Church Nursery on Sunday mornings to help our Nursery Attendant, Nancy Finch with the children. If you are interested you can email Christy Pomager or call her 610-469-4681 or Sign Up HERE to register.
Even if you can only sign up for one Sunday per quarter, it is much appreciated.
fepc Coffee ministry
The chill will soon be in the morning air and that cup of coffee will taste even better! FEPC is always in need of K-cup donations to keep our coffee ministry alive on Sunday mornings and at Small Group Studies held here. Next time you pass the K-cups in the grocery aisle why not pick up a pack and bring it with you on Sunday morning? This would be a huge blessing! We can use caffeine/decaf/tea/hot chocolate/flavored. See you at the Keurig on Sunday!
New Mailing Addresses
Dear Loved Ones at FEPC -
There are really no words to express our gratitude and thankfulness.
Thank you for 11 years of loving us, encouraging us, and praying for us.
Thank you for celebrating with us as a family, birthdays, graduations, weddings, baby showers.
Thank you for sharing with us your celebrations, your joy, and your sorrow.
It has been a deep joy and privilege to worship with you week after week, together giving honor and glory to our Holy Father in the name of His Son our Lord, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Thank you for the delightful farewell gathering and the kind and thoughtful words, the beautiful quilt, the generous love offering,
the hugs and expressions of love. We all felt very loved. You are in our prayers and in our hearts. We give thanks that as brothers and sisters in Christ we are bound up together in the eternal purposes of our great God and to Him be all the glory forever and ever. We love you. We are thankful for you.
Pastor Mark, Lois Ann and Benjamin