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December 2016—January 2017 Volume 71, Issue 10

What do you want for Christmas? That was one of my favorite questions while growing up. Answering that question took several weeks of careful study of the J.C. Penney and Sears catalogs. Thanks to the Internet we now have access to a much vaster array of goods and services. But the question remains, what do you want?

This desire leads to life.

Desire often gets a bad reputation in church. We tend to associate desire or wanting with desiring bad things, things that lead to harm for ourselves and for others. But desire in itself is no bad thing. Desire propels our actions when we despair. Desire directs our decisions when we are confused. Desire motivates us when we may not even know what we want or why. And desire is the very essence of Advent.

December 4 (Communion)—Rev. Brian Maguire will preach “Words of Hope” based on Romans 15: 4-13.

So what do you want for Christmas? New toys, real estate, pleasure, food, or Christ? Rev. Brian Maguire

WORSHIP AND MUSIC

December 11 (Single Service, Special Music).

Our annual Help Through the Holidays event will be held Sunday, December 11, at 2:00pm in the Chapel. Helpful strategies for coping with grief particularly during the holiday Desire is simply the human longing to fill a season will be addressed along with hole in our lives. Like any hole, you can scripture, prayer and remembering loved backfill it in with all sorts of garbage that will ones who have died. Refreshments will be not stabilize our lives or provide a healthy or served afterwards during a time of fellowship. safe foundation. Money, unhealthy Contact Pastor Denise if you have any relationships, alcohol, success, beauty, fame, questions. drugs, and achievement are all frequent fill-ins, but none of them ultimately satisfy. December 18—Rev. Brian Maguire will You cannot satisfy ultimate desires with preach “Words of Surprise” based on Isaiah penultimate things. 7:10-16 and Matthew 1: 18-25. The people in ancient Israel understood this. They had tried to be wealthy and powerful like the other nations and it did not work. There is always a bigger and more powerful nation. They tried being morally perfect in the eyes of God. That too did not work. There is always more you could do. Finally some started looking for the fulfillment of their desires not from within but from outside, from God. Advent people are shaped by desire, the intuitive awareness that our world and our lives are missing something, or more precisely someone. We feel the loneliness and separation, the alienation and anxiety that goes along with being a mortal creature and yet we still reach out our arms and open our hands to the sky to say, “Please come.” In Advent this desire is heightened in our carols and our scriptures: “Desire of nations come. . .” We need to pay attention to this desire. This desire was placed deep in our coding by the creator to lead back home.

Christmas Eve Services: Family Service at 4:30pm Candle Lit service at 7:30pm. December 24—Rev. Brian Maguire will preach “Words of Joy” based on Luke 2: 1-20. December 25 (Single Service)—Rev. Brian Maguire will preach “Words of Wonder” based on Colossians 1: 15-21 and John 1: 1-14. January 1 (Single Service)—Rev. Brian Maguire will preach “Words of Strife” based on Matthew 2.

January 8 (Baptism of the Lord)—Pastor Denise will preach “Servant Leadership” based on Isaiah 42:1-9. We will also celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion


and ordain/install incoming church officers and trustees. January 15—Rev. Brian Maguire will preach “Called” based on Isaiah 49: 1-7 and John 1: 29-42. January 22—Rev. Brian Maguire will preach “Church and Its Opposite” based on Isaiah 9: 1-4 and 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18. January 29—ANNUAL MEETING/Single Service— Rev. Brian Maguire will preach “ Nobody Ever Said This Was Going to Make Sense” based on Micah 6: 1-8 and 1 Corinthians 18-31.

Many THANKS to all our musicians who have offered up more than their voices for Fairmont’s season of Advent! Choir rehearsal will start January 5. Choir retreat January 14– The choir will be welcoming Dr. William Mattison to lead their choir retreat. The choir will be resting their voices until January 15.

STEWARDSHIP

Progress in the 2017 financial stewardship campaign is encouraging as of mid-November but is still far from Connections for December: The Work of Worship the goal of fully funding our proposed budget of In December we will be wrapping up our fall series on $625,804. The ultimate success of our 2017 Christian worship with a more careful examination of Stewardship campaign depends on both increasing certain special forms of worship like weddings and the average pledge and reversing the trend of recent funerals and worship at Fairmont and within the years in which fewer church families are pledging. Reformed Tradition. We meet every Wednesday night This is essential for effective financial planning and to at 6:30pm in the chapel. achieve our program and mission objectives. If you November 30: Weddings and Funerals have already pledged for 2017 we sincerely thank December 7: Worship in the Reformed Tradition you. But if you have not yet done so, please pledge December 14: Designing Worship at Fairmont some amount – 2.5% or more than last year if you December 21: Advent and Christmas Worship can - to the mission of Fairmont. God has a plan for Fairmont and we hope that you will pledge to help Connections for January and February: Islam and achieve it with your financial support! the Islamic World—Some of the most frequent questions we hear in church are about Islam and the What is Per Capita and why is it $46.26? The Muslim world, where do they come from, what do they Presbyterian Church is a connectional church. That believe, and how do they relate to Christianity. In means that we share in mutual ministry and January and February we will begin to explore these accountability with and for each other. One of the questions and hopefully provide you with a better ways we do that is by sharing in the cost of the foundation for understanding some of the things denomination. This is done through individual happening in our world today. assessments based on the number of members in January 4: The Prophet Muhammed and the Birth each church. These assessments, called “per capita,” of Islam (part 1) are mandatory and are still used to support the work January 11: The Prophet Muhammed and the of the General Assembly and the Synod. For 2017 the Birth of Islam (part 2) per capita assessment of the General Assembly is January 18: The Prophet Muhammed and the $7.50 per member and that of the Synod of the Birth of Islam (part 3) Covenant $3.25 per member. January 25: Sibling Rivalries—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam If you divide the entire Presbytery’s budget by all the February 1: The Flowering of Islam members of all the churches within the Presbytery, February 8: The Decline and Rise of Islam you arrive at a per member share of $35.51 per February 15: Islam Today person. Those funds are obtained either from our February 22: Islam Tomorrow general Fairmont revenues or from special offerings of individuals who wish to pay their share individually. Choir The total per member assessment for 2017 is $46.26 December 4, at 2pm—Messiah Sing-A-Long, please (the sum of $35.51 + $3.25 + $7.50). That is the cost come and join in this classic celebration of music! of being a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) denomination as opposed to the local December 11, at 10:30am—The Christmas choir will congregation. If you would like to directly pay your be offering their musical talents by sharing the first share of our commitment to the greater church, the movement of Handel’s Messiah. amount per member is $46.26. December 24, Christmas Eve, pre-service music will CHRISTIAN FORMATION start at 7:15pm. Please arrive early to be able to enjoy and meditate on the music, and the birth of Young Families our Savior. Parents Morning Out on Saturday, December 3, 2 from 9am-1 pm. Children from birth to 5th grade


are invited to join us for a time of age-appropriate play and games, craft time and movie time for the school age children. Lunch will be served and nap time as needed. Parents will have hours to prepare for the holidays in whatever way they need while their children are played with and cared for at church. Please let Pastor Denise or Rachel know if your child(ren) will attend.

Vital Signs Update—Fairmont’s unique “sign singing” senior performing group called Vital Signs has now celebrated 5 years with over 160 performances at churches, retirement homes, senior centers, libraries, schools, and community special events all over southern Ohio. Vital Signs presently consists of twelve members from Fairmont Presbyterian Church (three of them over 90 years old!) Miamisburg Christian Church and St. Mary Catholic Church Franklin. They are: Our Young Families (children included!) dinner out in Mary Allbery, Margie Brem, Sherian Brumley, Howard December will be held Sunday, December 18, at Bugden, Sarah Bugden, Jane Hamilton, Jane 5:30pm.The location has not yet been determined. Heywood, Betty McKinney, Karen Oeters, Carol Please let Pastor Denise know if you and yours plan Rankin, and Wanda and George Roberts. 2016 has to attend. been a great year for us with one of the highlights being our partnership with Good Will Easter Seals Children’s Ministry Miami Valley. Rehearsing monthly for the past year Family Advent Event—Come celebrate the Advent and a half with 15 participants of Adult Day Services season with us! Join us on Saturday, December 10 on Kuntz Rd., our dream was to someday bring this from 10:30am-12pm in Fellowship Hall. We will 30 person ensemble to the stage. Our dream came have a Veggie Tales movie, a Christmas craft, toys true on Friday, November 18 at the beautiful new and nativity dress-up clothes, and lunch! Bring your Easter Seals facility on Main St. in downtown Dayton whole family for a morning/afternoon of fun Advent at an event to celebrate National Caregivers Week. fellowship. See you there! Dressed in black costumes, silver fedoras and white gloves Vital Signs looked SO SHARP! It was an Family Christmas Eve Service—Join us on incredible afternoon of love and unity with an Saturday, December 24 at 4:30pm for our Family audience of Goodwill employees, caregivers and Christmas Eve service in Fellowship Hall. Unlike a family members in attendance. Thank You God for traditional worship service, the FCE service is geared helping us with our ministry and our dream to reach toward children and families. The service features a out to our community! Would you like to be part of our storybook reading in lieu of a sermon, familiar carols, ministry? We would love to have you! Come to one of videos and special music, and is considerably shorter our rehearsals or performances and see what we are than a traditional service. This year, come explore doing. Rehearsals are at Fairmont on Mondays at how when the Word is born, words are not enough. 2:00pm and performances at various places 3-4 times We will tell the Christmas story through sign language, a month. If you would like to book us for a art, and music, and will explore ways to pray and performance, we would love to come to your church, praise without using our words. Jesus is the only school, health care facility, retirement home, assisted Word we need, and we hope to share this with you living community, or club…at no charge! Please conand your family at our Family Christmas Eve worship tact Sarah Bugden, Volunteer Director. service. Childcare will be provided. Join the Movement!—Fit4YOU!—Yes, it takes PYC discipline…yes, it is a commitment….but after doing NO Sunday School for the month of December. these exercises for just two hours a week for six Christmas Party, December 4, at Denise and John months we are REALLY seeing and feeling the Weaver’s house from 5:00-7:00pm. benefits! How are you feeling? What are you waiting for? Come join us in the Fellowship Hall Tuesday and Parents Town Hall December 11, at 12:00pm, in the Friday mornings at 11:00am. We meet for an hour youth room. This is a time for parents, leaders, and each session. Fit4YOU is a progressive strength, people interested in working with the PYC to come balance, and flexibility exercise program that will help and hear and talk about the first semester of PYC. All improve your mobility, strength, balance, endurance, are welcome! emotional well being, bone health and coordination. Don’t you want to stay fit to respond to God’s calling? January 1— NO PYC Fit4YOU is appropriate for male and female, January 8— NO PYC sedentary and active adults. Classes are free, and January 15—Parents meeting 5-7 open to members and non-members & include: standJanuary 22—PYC hosts family game night 4:30-7, ing & sitting activities, ankle weights and hand weights dinner provided, please bring your favorite games! for resistance-type muscle training, stretching, and January 29—PYC 4-7 balance and flexibility exercises. Please contact Sarah Bugden. Men's Group The Men’s Group will meet December 21 and January 18 at 8:00am at Bob Evans. Single Services—December

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11, 25, and January 1, 29


Sunday

12 11:00am Fit 4 You

8:30am Preschool 12:00pm OA (133) 2:00pm Vital Signs (cr) 7:00pm AA (012) 7:00pm Circle 1 (off site)

3rd Sunday of Advent 11 WOF Cookie Walk 10:30am Single Service 11:30am Fellowship (fh) 12:00pm PYC Parent Meeting 2:00pm Help Through the Holidays (chapel)

25 Office Closed

10:30am Christmas/ Single Service

7:00pm Circle 8 (parlor) 7:00pm AA (012)

12:00pm OA (133) 2:00pm Vital Signs (cr) 7:00pm AA (012)

18 8:30am Preschool

4th Sunday of Advent 8:30am Casual Service (fh) 9:30am Third Sunday Mission Project 9:30am Fellowship (fh) 9:35am Children's Choir (127) 10:00am Sunday School (133) 10:30am Traditional Service 11:30am Fellowship (fh) 12:00pm Mission Project (109) 2:00pm Scouts (109, 133)

11:00am Fit 4 You (fh)

26 Office Closed

12:00pm AA 7:00pm Musica Rehearsal

19 11:00am Fit 4 You

(off site) 6:30pm Scouts/Pack Meeting (fh) 7:00pm NA (012)

15

7:00pm La 8 Leche Meeting (109) 7:00pm NA 7:00pm Choir Practice (cr)

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6:30pm Praise Band (fh) 7:30pm AA (012)

11:00am Fit 4 You (fh)

28 Blood Drive (upper lot) 29 Office Closed Office Closed 7:00pm NA (012)

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10:30am Family Advent Event (fh) 5:30pm Laura Specht Wedding (sanctuary)

9:00am Parent's Day Out

Saturday

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24

17

10

3

31

4:30pm Family Service (fh) 7:30pm Candle Lit Service (sanctuary)

23 Christmas Eve

8:30am Preschool 16 Mission Project (109) 10:30am Mom and 9:30am Circle 7 (off Me (nursery) site) 11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 3:30pm Family Advent 12:00pm OA (133) Event (fh) 5:00pm Theology on Tap (off site)

8:30am Preschool 10:30am Mom and Me (nursery) 11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 12:00pm OA (133) 5:30pm Laura Specht Rehearsal (sanctuary)

8:30am Preschool 2 10:30am Mom and Me (nursery) 11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 12:00pm OA (133) 5:00pm Theology on Tap (off site)

Friday

8:00am Men's Breakfast 21 1:00pm Rug 22 Office Closes at Noon 8:30am Preschool Party hooking Group 10:00am Circle 3 (off site) (fh) 10:00am Circle 2 (off site) 7:00pm NA 1:30pm Circle 5 (off site) (012) 6:30pm Praise Band (fh) 6:30pm Connections (chapel) 7:00pm Choir Practice (cr) 7:00pm Circle 6 (parlor) 7:30pm AA (012)

27 Office Closed

20

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7:00pm Choir Practice (cr) 7:00pm NA (012)

Thursday

14 5:00pm Choir Party

5:30pm GIFT (fh) 6:30pm Connections (chapel) 6:30pm Praise Band (fh) 7:00pm Scouts (fh) 7:30pm AA (012)

8:30am Preschool 6:30pm Praise Band 6:30pm Connections (chapel) 7:30pm AA (012)

Wednesday

13 8:30am Preschool

12:00pm AA 7:00pm Building and Grounds 7:00pm Finance Team 7:00pm Musica Rehearsal 7:30pm Board of Trustees

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11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 6 12:00pm AA (133) 6:30pm Scout Meeting 7:00pm Personnel Team 7:00pm Evangelism 7:00pm Musica Rehearsal 7:00pm Christian Formation 7:00pm Mission Team 7:00pm Worship Team

Tuesday

8:30am Preschool 12:00pm OA (133) 2:00pm Vital Signs (cr) 7:00pm AA (012)

Monday

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2nd Sunday of Advent/ Communion 8:30am Casual Service (fh) 9:30am Third Sunday Mission Proj. 9:30am Fellowship (fh) 9:35am Children's Choir (127) 10:00am Sunday School (133) 10:30am Traditional Service 11:30am Fellowship (fh)

December

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Annual Meeting 10:30am Single Service 11:30am Fellowship (fh) 4:00pm PYC (109)

31

(FH) 12:00pm AA (133) 7:00pm Musica Rehearsal (cr)

30 11:00am Fit 4 You

10:00am Call Mailing (133) 6:30pm Praise Band (fh) 6:30pm Connections (chapel) 7:30pm AA (012)

8:00am Men’s Breakfast 8:30am Preschool 10:00am Circle 2 (off site) 10:00am Circle 3 (off site) 1:00pm Circle 5 (off site) 6:30pm Praise Band (fh) 6:30pm Connections (chapel) 7:00pm Circle 6 (parlor) 7:30pm AA (012)

24 8:30am Preschool

12:00pm OA (133) 12:00pm Castle Lunch (off site) 2:00pm Vital Signs (cr) 7:00pm AA (012)

29 8:30am Preschool

Thursday

7:00pm NA (012) 7:00pm Choir Practice (cr)

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26 Group (fh) 7:00pm Choir Practice (cr) 7:00pm NA (012)

25 1:00pm Rug Hooking

19

Derby Rev-Up (fh) 7:00pm NA 012 7:00pm Choir Practice (cr)

18 6:30pm Scouts/

8:30am Preschool 11 7:00pm NA (012) 12 5:30pm GIFT (fh) 7:00pm Choir Practice 6:30pm Praise Band (fh) (cr) 6:30pm Connections 7:00pm La Leche Meeting (chapel) (109) 7:30pm AA (012)

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Wednesday

6:30pm Connections (chapel) 6:30pm Praise Band (fh) 7:30pm AA (012)

23 11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 12:00pm AA (133) 7:00pm Musica Rehearsal (cr) 7:00pm Board of Deacons (109)

8:30am Preschool 12:00pm OA (133) 2:00pm Vital Signs (cr) 7:00pm AA (012) 7:00pm Circle 8 (parlor)

8:30am Casual Service 22 (fh) 9:30am Fellowship (fh) 9:35am Children's Choir 10:00am Sunday School (133) 10:30am Traditional Service 11:30am Food and Fellowship Coffee Hour 4:00pm PYC (109)

11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 10 12:00pm AA (133) 6:30pm Scout Meeting 7:00pm Building and Grounds 7:00pm Musica Rehearsal 7:00pm Finance Team 7:30pm Board of Trustees

Tuesday

11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 3 12:00pm AA (133) 7:00pm Christian Formation 7:00pm Mission Team Meeting 7:00pm Personnel Team Meeting 7:00pm Musica Rehearsal 7:00pm Evangelism 7:00pm Worship Team

Martin Luther King/ 16 11:00am Fit 4 You 17 Office Closed (fh) 8:30am No Preschool 12:00pm AA (133) 12:00pm Call Deadline 7:00pm Session (109) (office) 7:00pm Musica Rehearsal 2:00pm Vital Signs (cr) (cr) 7:00pm AA (012) Kettering Civic Band

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8:30am Casual Service (fh) 15 9:30am Third Sunday Mission Project 9:30am Fellowship 9:35am Children's Choir (127) 10:00am Sunday School (133) 10:30am Traditional Service 11:30am Fellowship (fh) 2:00pm Scouts Meeting (012, fh) 5:00pm PYC Parent Meeting (109)

12:00pm OA (133) 2:00pm Vital Signs (cr) 7:00pm Circle 1 (chapel) 7:00pm AA (012)

8 8:30am Preschool

Baptism of the Lord/ Communion WOF Box Lunch 8:30am Casual Service (fh) 9:30am Fellowship (fh) 9:35am Children's Choir (127) 10:00am Sunday School (133) 10:30am Traditional Service 11:30am Fellowship (fh) 2:00pm Scouts (109, 133) 5:00pm PYC Parent Mtg(109)

Monday

Legal Holiday 12:00pm OA (133) 2:00pm Vital Signs 7:00pm AA (012)

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Sunday

10:30am Single Service 11:30am Fellowship

5

13 Choir Retreat

Saturday

10:00am Musica (cr)

14

7

8:30am Preschool 10:30am Mom and Me (nursery) 11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 12:00pm OA (133)

January 2017

Opera (cr)

27 10:00am Dayton

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8:30am Preschool 20 9:30am Circle 7 (off 21 site) 10:30am Mom and 10:00am Dayton Opera (cr) Me (nursery) 11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 12:00pm OA (133) 5:00pm Theology on Tap (off site)

Choir Retreat 8:30am Preschool 10:30am Mom and Me (nursery) 11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 12:00pm OA (133)

Friday

10:30am Mom and 6 Me (nursery) 11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 12:00pm OA (133) 5:00pm Theology on Tap (off site)


January 15...3rd Sunday Mission Project: To show appreciation to our local veterans, we are making Valentine's for Vets. These Valentines will be sent to the local VA Hospital in time for Valentines Day. All that is involved is writing a brief note to a Veteran thanking them for their service and to let them know that Fairmont Presbyterian Church cares about them. We will use appropriate colorful paper and stickers. This project is sponsored by Women's Circle 7.

MISSION House of Bread—Thanks to Paul and Carol Lamberger, Denise Weaver, Dana Hoskins, and Sally Kaskocsak for their volunteer day on Saturday, November 6. They served 225 hot and nutritious lunches to very grateful and appreciative guests. Future dates are being planned for 2017. Operation Christmas Child—Many thanks to those of you who prepared and donated shoe boxes. We collected 37 shoeboxes and they are now on their way to impoverished children around the world to receive in time for Christmas. These gifts provide hope and joy and promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

J.F. Kennedy Elementary School Partnership needs YOU! Our partnership with JFK School is up and running. During November Parent/Teacher Conferences, we provided a nice meal of sub sandwiches, veggies, chips, and water, all topped off with lovely homemade Chocolate Toffee cake (Thanks Sarah Thieben!) 60 teachers and staff Jeremiah's Letter, Inc., was established in 1978 members greatly appreciated this support during a by downtown Dayton churches to serve those in need long day and evening. in the urban area, in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The purpose is twofold: address the Our JFK After-School Daycare Program support basic needs of people of all ages in order to help has been well received. So far, 6 of us have spent them lead more productive lives, and to bring God's time with kids in art/craft work, reading together, people together in service to aid the less fortunate of playing board games, coloring, helping with God's children. In addition to these families, we will homework, and chatting and laughing together. We also purchase gifts for some students in the Kettering and the kids have really enjoyed this time together. School District. Fairmont will be helping seven We are hoping to have at least 15 Fairmont members families have a merrier Christmas. We provide gifts willing to spend time one hour a month with these for family members and also boxes of food. kids. There are about 50 kids in this program so we could use a LOT of help. Ask either pastor or a Sunday, November 27—Trees will be up in Mission Team member for details. Fellowship Hall decorated with ornaments. WOMEN OF FAIRMONT Ornaments are color coded for each family. On each ornament is a family member’s name, age, and sex and a gift suggestion. Please take an ornament and The Coordinating Team will not be meeting in purchase that gift. Cost of the gift should be December or January. approximately $20. WOF Circle Meetings Sunday, December 11—Return wrapped gifts with the ornament name tag securely attached and place We are happy to welcome a new Circle to Women of under the proper family tree. Sunday, December 18 – Fairmont – Circle 8. Circle 8 will meet the fourth Gifts and holiday groceries will be delivered to the Monday of the month, at 7pm in the Parlor. Contact families. Pastor Denise Weaver if you’d like to join! 3rd Sunday Mission Projects—In December and January we are doing two mission projects appropriate for all ages. Bring the kids! They can experience time of sharing time and talents to love and serve others. We need their hands to draw and apply stickers…

Please contact your Circle leader if you have questions about upcoming meetings.

December 10...3rd Sunday Mission Project....NOT the 3rd Sunday! This project is part of our Advent Event on Saturday December 10 in Fellowship Hall. With cold weather arriving, we have had a special request from the House of Bread for health/hygiene packets to distribute to their guests. Each packet will include band aids, lip moisturizer, tissues, and cough drops, along with a brief note of love and caring. Join us for this opportunity to support those without adequate shelter or financial resources. Saturday December 10!

Circle 2—December 14, 11:30am, Jean Webster’s home.

Circle 1—December 12, Holiday Gathering at Figlio’s, January 9, 7 pm, Chapel, Hostesses Sallie Luther, Monica Mantia, and Diane Weyrauch

Circle 3— December 14, 12:00pm, Karen Sensel. Circle 5— December 21, 1:30pm, lunch at 1st Watch, January 18, 1pm, Church Parlor

Circle 6— December 21, 7pm, Church Parlor, January 18, 7pm, Church Parlor

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Circle 7— December 17, 9:30am, Kathy Akers, January 21, 9:30am, Dee Harvey.

Circle 8— December meeting TBA, January 23, 7pm,Church Parlor Sunday Box Lunch—December box lunch - WOF will be busy with the Cookie Walk December 11, so there will not be a box lunch offered. We say, "just eat cookies!!"

WITHIN FELLOWSHIP Art, Craft and Antique Show Wrap-Up—Once again Fairmont Presbyterian came together to host our fabulous community event! Everyone attending seemed to enjoy the experience and got to see what a friendly bunch of caring people we are! Visitors were greeted at the door by Fairmont High School volunteers (who did an outstanding job) and then by our very own Brian Maguire. Thank you to the countless volunteers who helped make the day a success...from cookie bakers, to kitchen cooks and men in bow ties, to people that donated supplies and antiques, to our wonderful elves who the helped day of show with countless duties including cleanup. All of the planning committee headed by Carolyn Wimer spent countless hours to get ready and Paul Lamberger was a huge help, as well as our custodians. We are now known as the church that puts on a quality show all for local charities. As of this writing, around $8000 was raised to send to the Kettering Backpack program, House of Bread, and South Dayton Food Pantry. We still expect to raise more money from the donated Doll House when it is sold. Thank you again for your support! The committee Loop system For those who wear hearing aids, we now have sound system that will improve your hearing during the service in the sanctuary. Contact Karen Sensel for more information.

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Fairmont Presbyterian Church

3705 Far Hills Avenue Dayton, OH 45429 Twitter: @fairmontchurch Instagram: fairmontpresbyterianchurch

Church Office: 937-299-3539 Fax: 937-299-5974 www.fairmontchurch.org Facebook: Fairmont Presbyterian Church - Kettering, OH

STAFF Pastor/Head of Staff: Brian Maguire Praise & Worship Leader: Jerry Mahn Associate Pastor: Denise Weaver Preschool Director: Coleen Petrello Director of Youth & Music Ministries: Ashley Ross Preschool Teacher: Vicki Ramga Director of Children’s Ministry & Outreach: Rachel Boden Preschool Aide: Liz Lewis Organist: Judy Bede Administrative Assistant: Donna Schoonmaker Bookkeeper: Becky Hegwood Custodians: Glenn Stevens and Louis Weyrauch December/January Birthdays Len Cohen Jr. Paul Wentzel Brenda Anderson Katy Grissom Jean Sherwood James Poindexter Michael Harvey Patricia Rain Richard Weyrauch Barbara Bradbury Daryll Sakada Yvonne Spoon Steven Karmele Rebecca Wells Jane Hamilton David Diller Sandrena Gillaspy Warren Tripp Melissa Hohler Karen Sensel Patrick Kanis Carol Lamberger William Lowry Donald Turner John Weaver Mary Root Joyce Routzohn Judy Whitaker Cheryl Lamb Jack Shahan Alice Penney Emily Sharkey

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Kimberly Gunlock Pete Shafer Paul Fenwick Ava Schilling Eleanor Schilling William Schilling William Miller III Thomas Adam Marilyn Edwards Alix Jordan Cindy Shahan Joanie Caulley Pamela Cox David Bowden Ruth Templeton Debra Foote Ed Webster III Katy Yoder Ryder Van Deursen Frank Sensel Rebecca Shafer Judy Bede Betty Kniess William Cox Suzanne Dohner Mert Crichton Robin Stevens Glenn Stevens Owen Gill French McCoy

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The office will be closed the week between Christmas and New Years, December 26-30. Please contact Rev. Brian Maguire or Rev. Denise Weaver in the event of an emergency.

DEADLINE FOR THE NEXT CALL The deadline for the February newsletter is Monday, January 16, 2017. Please submit articles to: dcschoonmaker@fairmontchurch.org 8

The Call - Volume 71, Issue 10  

The public newsletter of Fairmont Presbyterian Church.

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