THE CALL Fairmont Presbyterian Church Things slow down a bit in July at Fairmont. By the end of June we have cleaned up from the glorious chaos of Vacation Bible School. My toga will be stored for another year. Connections and some of our other programs take time off in July. And there is all of August for autumn planning. Summer is the short season in my year when God has the best chance of getting word in through all my sins of self-important busyness. Summer is the only time when my inner Mary gets a chance to take over from my inner Martha. Leisure is good. Vacations are good. They quiet the chaos of our inner minds and grant us a moment to appreciate the beauty and love all around us. They open up the possibility of creativity and reception. And they allow us to intentionally connect with the people we love. But, what if all those things, as wonderful as they may be, are merely the means to something better? What if time away from our regular labors opens up the possibility for time with God? The ancient notion of Sabbath enshrined this idea of holy time dedicated to God not through service but rather through experiential delight. Sabbath is simply time away from our regular patterns of work so that God can work on and in us. So, how will you spend your summer? For some, summertime may be relentless in its labors. But many others will find an opportunity to listen a bit more intently, to love a bit more deeply, to wander a bit further, to read a bit deeper, or simply to sit in the stillness of the not-so-silent cicada-narrated pageant of it all. For me, I am starting a new program of spiritual direction with Richard Rohr, a Franciscan Brother and author living in New Mexico. Along with a cohort of classmates I will be tending to the practices of contemplative prayer that always seem to slip to the bottom of my to-do lists. It also gives me an opportunity to study the classical texts of Christian spirituality with new friends and colleagues and then to share all of that with you. Essentially, we are just trying to get closer to God. So this summer, how will you spend your time getting closer to God?
June/July 2017 Volume 72, Issue 5 WORSHIP AND MUSIC
Pentecost/Holy Communion Pastor Brian Maguire Preaches Acts 2: 1-21 Home Remodeling
10:30am Single Service/Trinity Sunday Pastor Denise Preaches Psalm 8 & Matthew 28:16-20 Disciple Making Congregational Meeting Church Picnic
Vacation Bible School Sunday Pastor Brian Maguire Preaches Romans 5: 1-8 Good News in a Tough City
Pastor Brian Maguire Preaches Matthew 10: 24-39 & Genesis 21: 8-21 Family Arguments
Holy Communion Pastor Brian Maguire Preaches Matthew 10:40-42 Imitation: the sincerest form of Discipleship.
Pastor Brian Maguire Preaches Romans 7: 15-25 & Matthew 11: 16-19; 25-30 To Heal the Human Soul
Pastor Denise Preaches Isaiah 55:10-13 & Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Inhospitable Soils and a Miracle
Pastor Brian Maguire Preaches Isaiah 44: 6-8 & Matthew 13:24-43 Donâ€™t Touch the Crab Grass!
Pastor Brian Maguire Preaches Romans 8: 26-39 The Gospel before the Gospel
Congregational Meeting, June 11 at 11:30am—Join us for a congregational meeting voting for new church officers!
Where are the candles? You may notice the candles and candelabras missing from the sanctuary this summer. They are off for a spa vacation for about eight weeks getting polished and refurbished so they will be all bright, straight, and shiny for the fall.
Officer Term-Year Change—Traditionally at Fairmont, every year new church officers commence their terms on January 1. The problem with that arrangement is that it fell half way through each program year, half way through the budget year, and right around the holidays. All of this made January leadership transitions bumpy. In order to avoid these problems and have a smoother continuity of leadership, you the congregation voted last month to permit Fairmont to elect officers at any time. Accordingly, the Session is now moving the leadership term year from the calendar year to August 1-July 31 of each year. This better fits with our budget and program cycles. So, come on June 11 to vote for new officers who will take office on August 1.
Rachel Boden’s New Job Rachel Boden, Director of Children’s and Outreach Ministries at Fairmont, will be expanding her job. Starting in June, Rachel will be working at Fairmont full time. Previously she worked three-quarters time and will now, in addition to her prior responsibilities, be developing and maintaining Fairmont’s social media ministries through Facebook, Instagram, and Google Groups. Music If you are interested in sharing your musical gifts with Fairmont for the summer, please contact Ashley for available dates.
Adult Vacation Bible School: Paul and the Early Church This year our children’s Vacation Bible School will be learning all about Paul and the underground Carillon Ringers of church in Rome. But this year it is not just for kids. Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church Every Wednesday night in June at 6:30 in the chapel, 1984-2016 we will be learning all about the social and religious life of the earliest church in Rome during the First Fairmont has the great joy of hosting the Carillon Century. This class is for everyone who wants to go a Ringers June 5th for a concert! Please see Ashley for little deeper and VBS volunteers who want to learn information on how to get involved! about the context for our lessons are especially invited. Carillon Ringers is a high school hand bell choir from Welcome Martha! Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, We are pleased to announce that Martha Keil is our Missouri. During their thirty-two year history, the new financial secretary/bookkeeper. Starting in early Carillon Ringers have played in churches, schools and June, Martha will be stewarding our financial records retirement communities in the Midwest, on the East and accounts. She brings a wealth of experience, having and West Coasts, in the Southern and Western United helped many congregations (including Fairmont) to States and in Canada. The Carillon Ringers have been develop and sustain responsible and transparent invited to ring at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, at systems of financial recordkeeping. We are so pleased Disneyland in California and have toured England that this important part of our shared ministry is in twice. such good hands. The Carillon Ringers’ annual tour program features Happy Centenary Gordon! original music for hand bells, as well as arrangements Come and join us on Sunday June 25 following the of familiar hymn tunes, folk songs and spirituals. 10:30 service in the fellowship hall as we join with Gordon Callihan and his family to wish him a happy Ladue Chapel owns a 75-note (six and 1/2-octave) set and blessed 100th Birthday! of Schulmerich hand bells, a 37-note (three octave) set of Whitechapel hand bells and a four and 1/2-octave Slide Show: Treasures of the Israeli Museum set of choir chimes. Join us on Sunday July 9 after worship at 11:30am in the chapel as Pastor Brian shares with us photographs of important artifacts from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. 2
for an additional meeting from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Sign the Attendance pads indicating “lunch" on Sunday June 18th, or call the church office by Monday June 19th. (299-3539). The Brasiers have again invited us to a patio grill out on Wednesday July 19th. Watch the bulletin and emails for details later.
The Youth will be traveling to Chicago July 9th-14th for their summer mission trip. They will be working with the organization called DOOR, which stands for Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection. Chicago has a long standing commitment to activism and community organizing, making it a great place to learn about race, poverty, and other issues of injustice. DOOR Chicago is housed at First Church of the Brethren in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. East Garfield Park is a community full of potential and has a rich history of strong community leaders and activists, including the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who had an office in First Church of the Brethren as he fought for fair housing rights. DOOR Chicago partners with established and well rooted organizations and churches that have been serving the city for many years to provide service opportunities for participants. The youth are very excited about this trip. If you are interested in getting involved either as a prayer partner, financially helping a student pay for the trip, or would like to hear more, please see Ashley.
CHRISTIAN FORMATION Children’s Ministry Thanks for an awesome program year! We had a blast at our September kickoff, Trunk or Treat, family Christmas Eve service, Easter egg hunt, acolyting, and each week in Sunday school and children's choir. Thank you for all of the love and support you give our children each and every day in everything we do. Thanks to everyone who volunteered for Vacation Bible School this summer, and to those whose continued prayer and financial support lift our children's ministry program ever higher. We love you! :)
Young Families Young Families Dinner, Saturday, June 3 at 5:30pm, at the home of Denise and John Weaver. Join us as we say goodbye to the Chevalier family.
Men’s Group The Fairmont Men’s Group will meet on Wednesday, June 21st for lunch at 11:30 am at NCR Country Club. Following the lunch we will travel to another location 3
Office Closed 19 11:00am Fit 4 20 2:00pm Vital You Signs 12:00pm AA (133) 7:00pm AA (133) 7:00pm Session 7:00pm Kettering (109) Civic Band (fh)
Office Closed 26 2:00pm Vital Signs 7:00pm Circle 8 (parlor) 7:00pm Kettering Civic Band (fh) 7:00pm AA (133)
Father's Day 18 8:30am Casual Service 9:30am Fellowship 9:30am Third Sunday Mission Project 10:30am Traditional Svc 11:30am Fellowship (fh)
Gordon Callihan 25 100th birthday celebration 8:30am Casual Service (fh) 9:30am Fellowship (fh) 10:30am Traditional Service 11:30am Food and Fellowship Coffee Hour
10:00am Circle 3 21 10:30am Circle 2 11:30am Men's Lunch 6:30pm Connections 6:30pm Praise Band 7:00pm Circle 6 7:30pm AA
14 9:00am VBS 5:30pm GIFT 6:30pm Praise Band 6:30pm Connections 7:30pm AA
9:00am VBS 16 9:30am Circle 7 10:30am Mom (off site) and Me 11:00am Fit 4 You 12:00pm OA 5:00pm Theology on Tap
29 10:30am Mom 30 and Me 11:00am Fit 4 You 12:00pm OA (133)
9:00am Deacon 3 Training 5:30pm Young Families Dinner (Weaverâ€™s home)
9 4:30am Mantia/ 10:30am Mom Kurtz Wedding and Me (sanctuary) (nursery) 11:00am Fit 4 You 12:00pm OA (133)
10:30am Mom 2 and Me 11:00am Fit 4 You 12:00pm OA (133) 5:00pm Theology on Tap
22 10:30am Mom 23 1:00pm Rug Hooking Group and Me 7:00pm NA (012) (nursery) 11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 12:00pm OA (133)
15 9:00am VBS 1:00pm Craft Group (012) 7:00pm NA (012)
1 1:00pm Craft Group (012) 7:00pm NA (012)
7 7:00pm NA 6:30pm Connections (012) 6:30pm Praise Band 6:30pm Scout Meeting 7:30pm AA (012)
27 6:30pm Praise 28 7:00pm NA 11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) Band (fh) (012) 12:00pm AA (133) 6:30pm Connections (chapel) 7:30pm AA (012)
9:00am VBS 12 9:00am VBS 13 12:00pm OA 11:00am Fit 4 You 2:00pm Vital Signs 12:00pm AA (133) 7:00pm Kettering Civic 7:00pm Finance Band (cr) 7:00pm Bldg/Grounds 7:00pm Circle 1 (chapel) 7:30pm Board of 7:00pm AA (133) Trustees
11:00am Fit 4 You 6 12:00pm AA (133) 7:00pm Christian Formation 7:00pm Worship Team 7:00pm Member Care 7:00pm Personnel Team 7:00pm Mission Team
10:30am Single 11 Service 11:30am Picnic 11:30am Cong. Mtg
12:00pm OA 5 2:00pm Vital Signs 4:00pm Carillon Ringers Concert (fh, sanctuary) 7:00pm AA (133)
Communion/ 4 Pentecost 8:30am Casual Service 9:30am Fellowship 10:30am Traditional Svc. 11:30am Fellowship 11:30am VBS Volunteer Training (chapel)
Office Closed 12:00pm Call Deadline 2:00pm Vital Signs (cr) 7:00pm AA (133) 7:00pm Kettering Civic Band (fh)
Office Closed 24 2:00pm Vital Signs 7:00pm Kettering Civic Band (fh) 7:00pm Circle 8 (parlor) 7:00pm AA (133)
31 Office Closed 2:00pm Vital Signs 7:00pm Kettering Civic Band (fh) 7:00pm AA (133)
8:30am Casual Service 16 9:30am Fellowship 9:30am Third Sunday Mission Project 10:30am Traditional Service 11:30am Fellowship
8:30am Casual 23 Service 9:30am Fellowship 10:30am Traditional Service 11:30am Food and Fellowship Coffee Hour
5th Sunday Mission 30 8:30am Casual Service 9:30am Fellowship 10:30am Traditional Service 11:30am Fellowship
4 6:30pm Scout 5 1:00pm Craft 6 Meeting (109) Group (012) 6:30pm Praise Band 7:00pm NA (012) 7:30pm AA (012)
10:30am Mom and Me 11:00am Fit 4 You 12:00pm OA (133) 5:00pm Theology on Tap (off site)
10:30am Mom and Me 11:00am Fit 4 You 12:00pm OA (133) 5:00pm Theology on Tap (off site)
21 7:00pm Dayton
25 10:00am Call 26 1:00pm Rug 27 10:30am Mom 28 11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) Mailing Hooking Group and Me 12:00pm AA (133) 6:30pm Praise Band 7:00pm NA (012) 11:00am Fit 4 You 7:30pm AA (012) 12:00pm OA (133)
Group (012) 7:00pm NA (012)
19 1:00pm Craft
Lunch 6:30pm Praise Band 7:30pm AA (012)
18 12:00am Men's
11 Youth Mission 13 Youth Mission 14 Youth Mission 12 Youth Mission Trip Trip Trip Trip 5:30pm GIFT (fh) and Mom 10:30am 7:00pm NA (012) 6:30pm Praise Band Me (fh) 11:00am Fit 4 You 7:30pm AA (012) 12:00pm OA (133)
You (fh) 12:00pm AA (133)
17 11:00am Fit 4
Youth Mission Trip 11:00am Fit 4 You (fh 12:00pm AA (133) 7:00pm Building and Grounds 7:00pm Finance Team 7:30pm Board of Trustees
Office Closed 10 Youth Mission Trip 2:00pm Vital Signs (cr) 7:00pm AA (133)
Youth Mission Trip 9 8:30am Casual Service 9:30am Fellowship 9:30am Making Music 10:30am Traditional Service 11:30am Fellowship (fh) 11:30 Slide Show
3 Independence Office Closed 2:00pm Vital Day/Building Signs (cr) Closed 7:00pm Kettering Civic Band (fh) 7:00pm AA (133)
Communion 2 8:30am Casual Service (fh) 9:30am Fellowship 10:30am Traditional Service 11:30am Fellowship (fh)
MEMBER & COMMUNITY WELLNESS
House of Bread - Monday August 21 We are sending a team to slice, dice, mix and serve lunch for 200 hungry folks. Join us from 9:00 - 2:00 for this valuable service. Sign up on the Mission Team bulletin board.
Greeters Wanted! For the last couple months we've been asking for people who arrive early to serve as greeters, especially by the two doors leading into the building from the lower lot, until 10:25am. We'd definitely like to see more volunteers there! Serving as a greeter is a blessing and a great opportunity to share in the ministry of Fairmont in a small, but important, way. Everyone loves to feel welcomed when they enter the church! So remember, if you arrive early, rather than sitting in a pew or visiting with friends in Fellowship Hall, please choose a door to sit or stand by to welcome friends and guests when they first enter the church. It is wonderful to be greeted by a family, a couple of friends, or a long-time member who can answer a question! If you'd prefer to commit to a specific Sunday, please contact Lisa Shearer. Thank you for helping show others what a loving community Fairmont really is. From the Member and Community Wellness Team
Mission Team Bulletin Board....NEW and Improved! Take a look at the recently re-designed bulletin board near the elevator. You will find names of those organizations receiving funds from your pledges; there is a brief description of their activities along with details of what we do to support them in their service. You will also see a new section listing ways you can get involved in on-going hands-on service; included in this are the sign-up sheets for House of Bread, monthly Food-N-Fellowship, and donations of Chancel Flowers. Finally, there is a section listing service opportunities coming up in the near future. Please take a moment to review how we extend love, hope, and support to children, youth, and families in our area. Hopefully, you will find additional opportunities to further your direct involvement in these activities. How Else Can YOU Serve as a Disciple? - We continue to collect assorted items to support the work of various organizations by our collection. You may leave them on the table near the Mission Team bulletin board.
MISSION INTERPRETATION 3rd Sunday Mission Projects! June 18 - We will be assembling Snack Packs for children attending therapy sessions at the Artemis Center as they recover from domestic violence. Each pack will include various snacks along with a hand-written note of love and encouragement.
Soda can pull-tabs (Ronald McDonald House); BoxTops for Education (J.F.Kennedy Elementary School); men's belts (House of Bread); and nonperishable food items, tooth paste, tooth brushes, and laundry and dish detergent 5th Sunday Giving - July 30 (FISH/South Dayton emergency food panWe will be greeting the Executive Director for "Shoes 4 try- in the Food Barrels). the Shoeless." This organization provides new, properly fitting gym shoes and socks to local children in WITHIN FELLOWSHIP need. Their goal is that no child endures the unnecessary physical and emotional distress that accompanies wearing socks/shoes that are grossly inadequate. Shoes 4 the Shoeless has become a valued organization in our community, known for their faith-in-action. Our collection will occur July 30 or you may send your donation to the church office or through our on-line donation page. July 16 - House of Bread will be receiving stacks of cold cut/cheese sandwiches. This is your way of serving the hungry. Join us as we prepare dozens of sandwiches! 6
learning? Scared to play around others? No worries! This will be a welcoming and encouraging group. Come on by. Anyone is certainly welcome to listen, of course! Join us for the Dayton Dragons game, Saturday, July 22 at 7pm. Tickets are $12 and will be picked up at the Will Call Window at Fifth Third Field starting at 6pm the day of the game. Forms are available in the office. For information, contact Kelly Coan at 470-3427 or at Kelly_Sitar@yahoo.com.
WOMEN OF FAIRMONT WOF Coordinating Team Meeting August 28 at 6:00pm in the Upper Room.
We’ve had another great season of fellowship and Bible study! Most Circles take a break for the summer months; please check with fellow members if you aren't sure about plans.
The office will be closed Mondays beginning June 19 through August 21.
Circle 1 will meet June 12 at 6:00pm at Wynn Adam’s home. THE MINISTRY OF Circle 2 will meet June 21 at 10:30 at the home of Sally FAIRMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Bruggemann. Circle 6 will meet for dinner June 21 at 6 p.m. at Pam What do we do? (Fairmont’s Mission Statement) Schultz's home. Fairmont Presbyterian Church nurtures and Circle 8 will meet June 26 in the parlor at 7:00pm. guides people to live inspired lives. We hope that all women of the church will Matthew 28:19; Luke 4:18; Isaiah 42: 6-7; 2 consider joining a Circle this fall. As well as fellowship Corinthians 5:17; 1 John 3:24 and study, we work to provide thousands of mission Why do we do it? (Fairmont’s Vision Statement) dollars each year to support special causes that our In order to love God and one another. members choose. Matthew 22: 37-40; Mark 12: 28-31; Luke 10:
25-28; Deuteronomy 6:4; Leviticus 19:18
Sunday Box Meal How do we do it? (Fairmont’s Plan for Ministry) We hope you’ve enjoyed the Sunday Box meals! We With all our hearts by sharing Christ’s are taking a break this summer; look for order forms in invitation to belong in community with all the bulletins again this fall. people and grow into ever deeper relationships with God and one another.
1 Corinthians 12: 12-13; Matthew 28: 19-20; 1 Peter 2: 9-11
Deacon Training will take place Saturday, June 3 from 9:00-10:30am in room 109.
With all our minds through learning the story of God and how the stories of our lives fit into the greater story of God’s people. We share God’s story with everyone as we seek to learn everyone’s story.
Come and Make Music! On the Second Sunday each month, starting July 9 between services (9:30-10:20) in Fellowship Hall, there will be a gathering of acoustic musicians and song lovers to make music together. Break out your guitar, dulcimer, violin/fiddle, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, or just your voice and join in the fun. Bring a favorite songbook or use one of ours. Most songs will be from folk, bluegrass, soft rock, old time country, camp, PYC, or gospel. Haven't played in a long time? Just
Romans 12:2; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Joshua 1:8; Mark 16:15 With all our strength by serving our community together and participating in the practices of Christian discipleship.
Matthew 25:40; Luke 10:37; Leviticus 19: 1718 7
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Pastor/Head of Staff: Brian Maguire Preschool Director: Coleen Petrello Associate Pastor: Denise Weaver Preschool Teacher: Vicki Ramga Director of Youth & Music Ministries: Ashley Ross Preschool Aide: Liz Lewis Director of Childrenâ€™s Ministry & Outreach: Rachel Boden Bookkeeper: Martha Keil Organist: Judy Bede Administrative Assistant: Donna Schoonmaker Praise & Worship Leader: Jerry Mahn Custodians: Glenn Stevens and Louis Weyrauch
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