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Fairmont

Presbyterian

THE CALL

MAY 2012

Volume 67, Issue 4

Dear Friends, Many of you will recall our Lenten Study on John Ortberg's book, "If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat." This study centered on Jesus' invitation to Peter, "Jesus said, 'Come.' So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus." (Matthew 14:29) After much prayer and pondering, I have decided it is time for me to say yes to Jesus' invitation to get out of the boat of professional ministry. Therefore, I am announcing my retirement effective September 30, 2012. This has not been an easy decision, as I have been in this boat for 39-1/2 years and have been serving Fairmont for 15 of those years.

Rev. Bob Wade Senior Pastor

Christ's Church has been my life and it is difficult for me to think of life without weekly sermons to prepare and worship to lead, without daily interaction with staff and members, without meetings to attend, without studies to lead and without individuals to care for. I will greatly miss being your pastor! As I climb out of the boat, I am looking forward to more time to spoil my grandchildren, including Della Marie who will be born in June, more time to engage in educational and volunteer pursuits, and more time to discover who Bob is apart from the church. As I engage in life outside the boat, I look forward to becoming chief cook, gardener and bottle washer as well as planner of travel destinations to share with Connie. I could also see a long-distance motorcycle trip on the horizon! Fairmont's Session is already coordinating with our Presbytery's Committee on Ministry to guide the congregation through the process ahead. The Rev. Dr. Julia Wharff Piermont, pastor of Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church, will be Fairmont's Committee on Ministry representative. Thank you for giving your support and offering your prayers for those leading this important process. If you have not received the Session's letter outlining this process, you can find a copy in the church lobbies or the church office. Please be reminded of the special informational meetings and Congregational Meeting (11:30 a.m.) on April 29 to act upon my request to dissolve my pastoral relationship with Fairmont Presbyterian Church. My hope for the coming months is that we will give our time and energy to celebrating such significant milestones as Confirmation Sunday (May 6 at 10:00 a.m.), graduations, and especially, our Associate Pastor Denise Ingram's marriage to John Weaver on June 30! Let us remember the wisdom from Ecclesiastes: “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” (3:1). The season for our farewells and blessings will be in the latter part of the summer, as my last Sunday in the pulpit will be on September 9. So, let Session work the process for finding an Interim Pastor and let us all fully enter into worship and celebration, then, in the proper season, let us share our farewells. As many of you have crossed the threshold into retirement, you are aware of some of the anxieties and anticipations Connie and I are facing. Therefore, I invite your prayers for us and I assure you we are praying for you. May we all embrace the opportunities that will be coming our way and may God bless us all as we continue to pursue our respective journeys of faith. To God be the glory! Together in Christ's grace, mercy and peace,

3705 Far Hills Avenue • Dayton, OH 45429-2599 “Where FAITH Takes Flight!”

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Worship and Music at Fair mont

Sunday, May 27 - Pentecost Sunday This is the day to wear red as we celebrate the “birthday of the church” with the blessing of God’s gift of the Holy Spirit to all believers. Rev. Denise Ingram will be preaching.

Each Sunday we gather to be renewed in God's word and Christ's love. Our two styles of worship provide different ways to accomplish the same purpose. Come and be renewed!

Judy Bede in Organ Concert May 3, 12 Noon

8:30 Casual Worship with music led by Fairmont's Praise Band 10:30 Traditional Worship with music led by Fairmont's Chancel Choir

Our organist, Judy Bede, will be performing as part of the Noon Day Organ Recitals at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Wilkinson St. Dayton, Ohio 45402. The concert is free and open to the public. Lunch is available for a nominal fee following the recital. Come hear music of Bohm, Dupre, Vierne and Stanley on the mighty Cassavant organ at Westminster.

“May the strength of God pilot us. May the power of God preserve us. May the wisdom of God instruct us. May the hand of God protect us. May the way of God direct us. May Christ be with us, Christ before us, Christ in us, Christ over us. May your salvation, O Lord, be always ours this day and forevermore. Amen” -~ Patrick of Ireland

Sunday, May 6 - Youth Sunday & 10:00 a.m. Combined Worship “5th Sunday of Easter” This combined service is our annual Youth Sunday with Ashley Ross and Fairmont’s youth leading the entire service including the musical portion. This will certainly be a high energy worship celebration. Fairmont’s confirmation students will be recognized as members and both sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion will be celebrated. Sunday, May 13 “6th Sunday of Easter” We will honor and give thanks for our mothers. Rev. Wade’s sermon, “Call By Name,” will be based on John 15:9-17. Sunday, May 20 - Presbyterian Heritage Sunday “7th Sunday of Easter” The St. Andrew’s Pipes and Drums under the direction of Jesse Andrews will help us celebrate our Presbyterian Heritage. If you would like to carry a banner, please call Kim Gunlock or Bob Wade at 299-3539. Rev. Wade’s sermon, “Filled with Joy,” will be based on John 17:6-19.

Session Highlights

At the last session meeting, Dr. Wade read a letter of resignation to be effective on September 30, 2012. The Reverend Dr. Julia Wharff Piermont was introduced. She is a member of the Presbytery Committee on Ministry and will be the liaison between our church and the Presbytery Committee on Ministry. The elders then sang the Doxology. Dr. Piermont took the elders through the steps that would be taken following the pastor’s resignation. There was discussion as to when to have the Congregational meeting. The decision was to give information after the first service on April 29 and after the second service to hold a Congregational meeting at which time there would be a vote taken to accept the resignation. There was a motion, second and approval to call a Congregational meeting for April 29, 2012. There was a further decision to have a Session meeting on Tuesday May 1 after the Confirmation dinner to authorize an interim pastor search team and a retirement support team.

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~ Jean Webster Clerk of Session


B u d g e t & S t e wa r d s h i p

I hope you agree with me that there are some exciting things going on at Fairmont and want to take a more active part in making things happen.

Thanks for answering the Fairmont call. Respectfully, ~ Dave Youngerman, Elder Chair of the Nominating Team

$$$$$ HOW ARE WE DOING? We want to keep our members advised of how we are doing financially. So here is a snapshot of our first quarter finances:

E va n g e l i s m & M e m b e r C a r e Te a m

Below we compare of the percentage of our budgeted income (pledges paid) and expenses for this year and last year: 2012

2011

Income

95%

107%

Expenses

95%

100%

As you can see, this year’s income is down from the budget and down from what happened in 2011. So it would be helpful if all of us would check to make sure we are up to date on our pledges. We are doing well with our expenses mostly because of the mild winter.

Wings Art Gallery Pets and Their Humans (April & May) The Wings Art Gallery is asking for pictures of you and your pets (or just your pets) to hang in the gallery during the month of May. They can be in any media and any size but they must be in a frame that has a wire to hang it on the hooks in the gallery. If you have any ideas for art for the gallery, please contact Kerri Miles.

God is Good! ~ Karen Sensel, Elder Blood Drive Volunteers Wanted

N o m i n a t i n g Te a m

Are you ready to serve the church in a way you may not have done before? Your Deacons, Trustees, and Session would like to hear from you. If you have never served on one of these boards and have been a member of Fairmont for one year as of the end of December this year then you are eligible to answer the call. If you have any questions please call Dave Youngerman to discuss and answer any questions you may have.

If you have served in the past and would like to serve again, let me know so that you can be placed on the board of your choice. Don’t wait to be called, let us know of your interest.

We are looking for volunteers for the 2012 blood drives. The times are all 2:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. You can choose to help for an hour or more. You can choose the date(s) you would like to help. The work is very easy. There is decorating, setting up the food, sitting with the donors and visiting (greeter), and cleaning up. Since we use almost all disposable items, clean up is easy as well. Occasionally we have a special drive (in December 2010 we had an ice cream bar) but most of the drives are pretty basic. The dates we need helpers in 2012 are: June 7, August 2, September 27, and December 6. We will probably do something special at the December drive. If you can help, please contact the church office.

Vital Signs Special Performances! Vital Signs would like for you to join them in the Fellowship Hall after the 10:30 am Worship Service

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on May 20 to wish Denise and her fiancée John Weaver Best Wishes for their Upcoming Nuptials! Vital Signs has a short musical tribute “cooked up” for the special couple!!

start to accomplish just that. Money contributed to this Endowment will not be spent, only the income from it. We will be starting small, but I think it will grow due to the generosity of each of you.

It’s been a very busy spring for Vital Signs with seven performances in March and April and three new members. One of the highlights for the group was their visit to Bethany Village on April 20th to perform for the Ladies Luncheon. The show was very well received and Vital Signs was invited to return to Bethany to perform for the long-term care residents in the near future. Their schedule for the next few months includes performances at:

We are planning an intergenerational Work Retreat at “Good Works” in Athens, Ohio, on November 10. Mark your calendars! They can accommodate 30 people so sign up early by sending me an email to reserve your space. We will be utilizing our 3rd quarter gift to defray our expenses in an attempt to keep your expense to a minimum. ~ Dave Youngerman, Elder Chair, Mission and Interpretation Team

Trinity Retirement Community - May 14 at 2 p.m. Sycamore Glen RC - May 28, at 2 p.m. Lincoln Park Manor - June 11 at 2:30 p.m. Miamisburg Christian Church - July 12 at 1 p.m. If you would like to join Vital Signs as a performer, they would love to have you! You must be able to attend rehearsals once a week at Fairmont Presbyterian Church on Monday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. and be available to perform at various times during the day 2-3 times a month. If you would like to book Vital Signs for a performance, they would love to come to your church, school, health care facility, retirement home, assisted living community, or club and at no charge. (You are welcome to come to their rehearsals or to one of the performances listed above to see what it’s all about!) Please contact Sarah Bugden, Volunteer Director.

Fa i r m o n t M i s s i o n s

A couple new things are happening this year within the Mission Team. We have directed $11,500 to Kirkmont Center in support of their Capital Fund for needed improvements. These funds have been extended as a loan that will be repaid over the next several years. The money we get back will be placed into a Mission Endowment Fund and will be invested in much the same way as our Church Endowment Fund is today. These funds will provide income that will supplement our annual Mission Budget. I know there are many of you that have wanted to contribute to a fund that would support Mission work perpetually. This will serve as a

Habitat For Humanity 2012 First of all, many thanks to all Fairmont volunteers for their stewardship of time and financial support building Habitat for Humanity homes during the past 19 years. This will be the 20th year Fairmont has combined with other churches in the Dayton area to construct a home, this time for Tracey Grigsby and her five children, De’Shawnna, D’earius, Da’Mika, Jo’Anna and Tai’Jamiyah. The house will be just across the river from downtown at 165 Edison St. It will be a two-story five-bedroom house with two baths. Habitat for Humanity’s (HH) home ownership program is based on the following core policies: (1) HH is a non-denominational ministry; (2) HH is a PartnershipNot a Charity and provides a “hand-up-not a handout”; (3) HH homes are sold under the terms of no-profit construction and no-interest mortgages; (4) selection of homeowners uses standards that do not discriminate on the basis of religion, race or ethnic background; and (5) HH believes in the principle of families helping to build their homes and the homes of others, and currently requires 300 sweat equity hours for a singleadult family and 500 sweat hours for a two-adult family. In Dayton it costs more than $60,000 to build one house - $25,000 from Presbyterians, $30,000 from Catholics and $10,000 “in-kind” services provided by businesses. We need folks to work in all phases of this project – layout, construction and hospitality tent. We start

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framing the house “Blitz Week” building every day starting on Saturday May 26th of Memorial Day Weekend through Friday June 1st, then followed by working Tuesday through Friday from 8am-4pm, Thursday 4pm to dark, and Saturday 8am to noon until the house is completed. Sign-ups this year is all done via the website at: http:// daytonhabitat.volunteerhub.com. Go to Event Groups --> Catch the Building Spirit for the work schedule. Volunteers can offer anything from a half-day to a day to several days. Any time is appreciated. We would like to remind our volunteers that they only have to work jobs they are comfortable doing; no one is asked to do anything that they would rather not do. In addition to volunteering your time, or for those who cannot work, you have an opportunity to buy a piece of the house – door knob, window, roofing square, 2X4, etc. Simply make out your donation check to the church and annotate the note line with Habitat. Thank you for being very supportive both financially and with enthusiastic workers in the past and now we hope you will join us on this project. If you have any questions, please contact Dave Keenan.

C h r i s t i a n Fo r m a t i o n Te a m

Sunday Schedule for Children Children’s Choir meets in Room 108 under the direction of Peggy Van Deursen from 9:30 10 a.m. (4 yrs – 6th grade). Multi-age Sunday School using Feasting on the Word taught by Carol Bussey from 10-10:25 in Room 109 (4 yrs – 6th grade). Separated ages Sunday School after the Children’s Message in the 10:30 service using Living the Good News (classes held in the Sunday School Wing) Teachers: 4yr-Kindergarten – Robin Stevens; 1st-3rd grade – Lois Thomas; 4th-6th grade – Kelli Fromm

***SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL*** On May 27, Memorial Day weekend, we will switch back to our Summer Sunday School Schedule. There will be no Children's Choir or Multi-Age Class from 9:30-10:30. The only Sunday School Class available to children PreK-6th grade will be a single, multi-age class during the 10:30 Worship Service following the Children's Talk. We will continue to have the 3rd Sunday of the Month as our Family Worship Service when the children and teachers will remain in Worship during the entire service in order to worship as a family. The Infant Nursery and Toddler Room will remain available as usual.

Thank you, Sunday School volunteers!! We have had a great year of Sunday School thanks to the hard work, dedication, and caring of our wonderful volunteers. Their love, compassion, and ministry to the children of this church have been a blessing to all of us, especially the children and families involved in their classes. I would like to publicly thank the following people for their ministry to our children: Peggy Van Deursen and Dee Harvey for their work with our Children's Choir at 9:30am. We have enjoyed hearing them sing and praise God! Thank you, also, to Carol Bussey for leading the multi-age class at 10am. The children have loved your enthusiasm and generosity. Three lovely ladies have graciously led our other classes following the Children's Talk during the 10:30 service. Their hearts have spoken to the children as they live out their faith through the lessons they teach. Thank you Robin Stevens, Lois Thomas, and Kelli Fromm for your gifts of sharing God's love! Also, thank you to Dave Diller and Kim Gunlock who have faithfully stepped up to serve as a substitute teacher when needed. Lastly, I would like to thank Christopher Bucheit for tirelessly serving with our 2-3 year olds. These volunteers are wonderful examples of people living out the promises made to families during a baptism. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Job Opportunity: Toddler Childcare Provider (4 hrs/wk.) To provide a safe, welcoming atmosphere, care, and Christian education for two and three year olds in the Toddler Room from approximately 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday mornings. Care for infants may also be required from 8-9:30 a.m. Occasionally, may also provide care during special evening events.

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Requirements: Strong Christian faith; First Aid/CPR certification (or willingness to obtain it); experience in working with young children, and an ability to get along well with families. Must be at least 18 years old. A full background check is also required. To apply: send a resume and cover letter to Lisa Shearer, Fairmont Presbyterian Church, 3705 Far Hills Ave, Kettering, OH 45429, or via e-mail at office@fairmontchurch.org

provide an opportunity for fellowship and recreation with other families, planned activities, campfires, s'mores, and lots of fun. Look on the Kirkmont website for more information about the following family camps: Just Batty! (May 11 – 13), Green Thumbs (May 18 – 20), The Nature/Art Connection (May 25 – 27), Outdoor Skills (August 30th – September 2nd), and 1800’s Flashback (September 7 – 9).

2012 Vacation Bible School - “SKY” July 16 - 20, 2012

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES There will be plenty of opportunities to share your faith with kids through our Children's Ministry department this Summer. We would like to have many adults share the joy of working with our kids during their Combined Multi-Age Summer Sunday School Class following the Children’s Talk in the 10:30 Worship Service. Of course, we always welcome different adults who are willing to share a message with the children as the Children’s Talk, too. Also, we will need LOTS of dedicated people to help our Vacation Bible School “soar” as we plan for, prepare, and launch VBS July 16-20th. There will be lots of opportunities to help, even if you are unable to attend during the week.

Are you prepared for a sky-high adventure this summer? Fairmont is not only “where faith takes flight,” it will also be where “everything is possible with God!” The planning has begun for us to explore God’s boundless love for his children through a high-flying, unforgettable Vacation Bible School July 16-20. It will require a lot of volunteers and energetic kids to make it soar! Mark your calendars to meet in the “Sky” as we grow and learn together. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Lisa Shearer at the church at lshearer@fairmontchurch.org.

Although we have job descriptions posted for our Infant Caregiver (a few weeks a month) and our Toddler Caregiver (8:30-12:30 every Sunday), we would also like to have volunteers to work with our precious little ones.

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The more volunteers, the more fun for everyone! Youth Sunday – May 6 Just a reminder... Kirkmont Center, Zanesfield, is offering online registration for Summer Camp 2012. Camps include Grandparents Camp, Quilting Camps, a new Gadget Camp, Beginners Camp, Music, Art, Dance, and Drama Camp, Canoe, Bike, Hike Camp, PYC Camp, Camp Rejoice, Kids Kamp, a new Food Science Camp, Adventure Camp, Sports Camp, and Youth Leadership Training. Check them out at www.kirkmontcenter.com and don't forget that thanks to the generosity of givers at Fairmont, we can pay 50% of all Fairmont children

and youth camp fees from Coins for Kids!

Youth Sunday is May 6! It will be a single service at 10:00 a.m. There will be coffee cake and fruit in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Please come to support your youth and hear all about their year.

Youth Car Wash The youth will be holding a car wash to raise money for their summer trip to Montreat. The car wash will be held May 20 – right after church in the parking lot. Please bring your car, your sister's car, your cousin's car, and your neighbor's! Hope to see you there!

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Lenten Reflections - By Susan Braiser At the beginning of Lent, I curled up with our study book, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, and found myself zipping through it. I was fascinated with the concept of “prayer meetings.” It seemed to me that if we were studying a book focused on pray meetings, perhaps we should incorporate a dedicated prayer meeting into weekly offerings at Fairmont so that members who were curious about experience could participate. Thus, started the Sunday evening prayer meeting in the resource center. I need to be honest about my feelings about prayer. I don’t really understand prayer or how it works. It always seems to me that instead of bowing down in quite prayer, the way to get things done for God is by rolling up sleeves. But I accept that as Christians, prayer is essential. There seem to be some people who are really good at it – kind of like they have God on speed dial. Not me. I flounder. When I try to pray for an extended period, sometimes I lose focus. I probably don’t listen as well as I should. So the idea of participating in a prayer meeting was actually rather frightening.

them in some way second-class citizens. Some lay folk, if you ask them about their own prayer, will tend to say ‘oh, I leave that the clergy.’ Some clergy will say, “Oh, I leave the serious stuff to the monks and nuns.” Some in the monastic communities will say ‘well, we can’t all be mystics, can we?”

Revised Prayer Chain Fairmont’s Prayer Chain has been revised and boasts an additional fourteen members! Fairmont now has 28 “pray-ers” participating in this prayer ministry! An e-mail prayer chain has been added to the existing phone call prayer chain thanks to a wonderful idea from Robin Stevens. If you have a prayer request please contact Kit Mackenzie who will then begin both the phone and e-mail prayer chains. Requests are kept confidential. Many thanks to the 28 members willing to pray on behalf of others. “The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16b)

Although I found the meetings awkward and odd at first, I came to treasure the time in prayer with others. Having unstructured time just to be – to be with God and to be with each other – allowed the prayers to amble randomly like rain drops down a pane of glass. Pleas for healing and discernment intermingled with expressions of gratitude for blessing both big and small. I never lost focus and I became better at listening. Each week, praying became easier. It echoed my experiences preparing for a marathon. I had these precious sisters and brothers in Christ along with me on this journey and they brought a real joy to the experience.

Wo m e n o f Fa i r m o n t N e w s

Women of Fairmont Spring Gathering

I also found that sharing the concerns of my heart in communal prayer dissipated some of my nagging fears. Somehow, what seemed so ominous in daily life became manageable when shared with God in the prayer meeting. Additionally, I was delighted to discover that on at least one occasion, a concern expressed by one of the group was easily resolved by another member. An on-the-spot answer to prayer, if you like. Now that our congregation faces the challenges ahead with Reverend Bob’s pending retirement, we will continue the prayer meetings on Sunday evening at 7:00 in the Resource Center. Know that you are welcome and that NOTHING is required of you. During the course of the six weeks of Lent, I came across the following statement by the theologian, N.T. Wright: Prayer is, of course a mystery. It’s become quite commonplace to say this. Many Christian, including many clergy, have come to accept that they don’t find prayer easy, that they don’t really understand what it does or can do. Many have become, in a puzzled sort of way, vaguely reconciled to this perplexity, as though it makes

Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. Carry-in salad luncheon (Circles have information about the food) This will be our Annual Business Meeting Installation of officers and sharing of new ideas from your Coordinating Team regarding our chosen ministries, Bible Studies, and National Gathering in Orlando, Florida in July! All the Women of Fairmont Presbyterian Church are invited to join us We support each other in study, caring and ministry groups

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CIRCLE MEETINGS – Fairmont Circles meet at various times on various days so that there should be a Circle that fits everyone's busy schedule. Come and visit a Circle in April! Circle 1 – May 14, 7:00 p.m. at the home of Helen Kanis Circle 2 – May 16, at 9:30 a.m. Hostess: Lois Scranton

Circles 3 & 4 – May 16, at 9:30 a.m. Hostess: TBA Circle 5 - May 16, 1:00 p.m. in the Church Parlor

during this sorrowful time. Fairmont was Glen's church since he was a young boy, and brought him much spiritual guidance throughout his life, and the life of our family. Words are not sufficient enough to express my heartfelt gratitude for the genuine love, support, and spiritual guidance Rev.Bob Wade, Connie Wade, and Rev. Denise Ingram openly gave to our entire family during those difficult days; which I truly embrace as a blessing from God. Love, peace, and blessings to all, Sharon Kershner

Thank you so much to all my Fairmont Family and Friends for the Cards, Notes and especially for your Prayers. They worked. I am certain that is the reason I have had such a speedy recorvery. May God Bless you all and keep you healthy. Fondly, Carolyn Eutsler

Circle 6 – May 16, 7:00 p.m. in the Church Parlor Circle 7 – May 19, at 9:30 a.m. Hostess: Marian Owens

Mark Your Calendars! May 12 - WOF Spring Gathering

Next WOF Coordinating Team Meeting: May 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 109

Wi t h i n t h e Fe l l o w s h i p

Address, Phone & E-mail Changes: Mr. & Mrs. Norman A Dohner

Casey Stevens

Deaths:

Expressions of Gratitude

Thanks to the ladies of Circle One who brought all the wonderful food to our home after Ann’s recent surgery. We also thank our caring church family for the many prayers, cards and visits. ~ Harold and Ann Spicer

With sincere gratitude and appreciation, my children and I want to thank our Fairmont church family for the expression of love and support upon the death of my beloved Glen and beautiful mother. The many prayers and amazing support has provided peace and comfort

John Dodson, brother/brother-in-law of Verne and Phyllis Dodson, died March 5 of colon cancer. Please pray for Verne and Phyllis and the rest of the Dodson family.

JOB OPENING: Fairmont Preschool Director/Lead Teacher For those interested in applying for this position, please visit the preschool website: http:// www.fairmontchurch.org/preschool-jobs.html A position description and information about the applications process are available in the links provided on the site.

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Garage Sale for Charity May 12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Parkview Community Center, Kettering Tracy Flanders and I are helping to host a Charity Garage Sale on Saturday May 12 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Parkview Community Center in Kettering (Thank you, Kerri Miles, for making this location possible!) This is for a dear friend of ours that is currently pregnant and battling cervical cancer. We are asking for your help on one or more of the following ways:

Southminster Presbyterian Church), on Wednesday, May 16 at 8:00 a.m. All the men of the church and their guests are invited. Sign "breakfast" on the attendance pads, or call the church office by Tuesday noon, May 15.

Believing God has brought us together we Denise Wright Ingram and John Bennett Weaver

There are a few different ways to help out: Donate! Donations for the Garage Sale may be dropped off on Friday May 11, or if you have a problem dropping it off that night call Amber Baer or Tracy Flanders.

invite you to share in our joy as we exchange marriage vows and begin our new life together on Saturday, the thirtieth of June, two thousand and twelve at 2:30 in the afternoon

Come & shop the Garage Sale – 100% of proceeds to benefit the family! Make a donation at Wright-Patt Credit Union for the Jeanna M. Guffey Charitable Fund

Fairmont Presbyterian Church 3705 Far Hills Avenue Kettering, Ohio 45429

Thank you in advance for your help! ~ Amber Baer

Cake reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall

Upcoming Events

Generations In Fellowship Together (GIFT) May 9, 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall GIFT is a monthly potluck where members of all ages gather together to share a meal and our joys and concerns with each other. This fellowship event is held the second Wednesday of every month and offers a great opportunity to get to know other members of the congregation who we may not have met before. Please bring a dish to share that will serve between 10-12 people. For more information, you may contact Julie Boden.

In celebration of Denise and John’s marriage, you may donate to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance at: Presbyterian Church (USA) P.O. Box 643700 Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700 or online at http://gamc.pcusa.org/ministries/pda

MEMORY VERSE for the month:

Fairmont Men’s Group Activities The Fairmont men's group will meet at the Bob Evans restaurant, 7115 Far Hills Avenue (just south of

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But the LORD looks after those who fear him, those who put their hope in his love. He saves them from death and spares their lives in times of hunger.

~ Psalm 33:18-19


In This Issue: 1 Message from Rev. Wade 2 Worship & Music at Fairmont 2 Session Highlights 3 Budget & Stewardship 3 Nominating Committee 3 Evangelism & Member Care Team 4 Fairmont Missions 5 Christian Formation Team 7 Women of Fairmont 8 Expressions of Gratitude 8 Within the Fellowship 9 Upcoming Events 9 Memory Verse of the Month

DEADLINE FOR THE NEXT CALL Submission deadline for the CALL is typically the 3rd Monday of the month unless otherwise noted. You may submit articles either by placing them in the CALL mailbox (located in the coat room next to the church office), sending them to the office, or e-mailing them to the editor, Karen Eizenga. ***************

May 2012 June 2012 Call deadline: Monday, May 21

Fairmont Call

Nonprofit Organization U.S. Postage Paid Dayton, Ohio Permit No. 232

Fairmont Presbyterian Church 3705 Far Hills Avenue Dayton, OH 45429-2599 CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED

Pastor and Head of Staff: Bob Wade Associate Pastor: Denise Ingram Youth Ministry Coordinator: Ashley Ross Interim Children’s Ministry Coordinator: Lisa Shearer Director of Chancel Choir: Hank Dahlman Praise & Worship Leader: Jerry Mahn Bookkeeper: Becky Hegwood Receptionist/Bulletin: Donna Schoonmaker Information Specialist: Bill Miller, III Preschool Director: Jenny Fiden Organist: Judy Bede Custodian: Glenn Stevens Church Office: (937) 299-3539 Fax: (937) 299-5974 E-mail: office@fairmontchurch.org Website: www.fairmontchurch.org

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