THE CALL Fairmont Presbyterian Church He is Risen! . . . so, now what? The last lily petals have been vacuumed up from the sanctuary floor and the ham sandwiches are starting to get a little old. The echoes of “He is risen, He is risen indeed!” have now faded into memory. After all the spectacle of Easter, now what?
May 2017 Volume 72, Issue 4 WORSHIP AND MUSIC
May 7 Rev. Brian Maguire will preach “All Together Now” based on 1 Peter 2: 19-35 and Acts 2: 42-47.
May 14 Rev. Brian Maguire will preach “Sacrifice, Its Not Just for Jesus Anymore” based on 1 Peter 2: 2-10 and Acts 7: 55-60. Now we are about the hard work of resurrection. Easter proclaims it, but now we must live it. Jesus promises to May 21 Single Service/Youth Sunday. every human being a new way of living that transcends The theme for worship is “Woven” time and death. That way is available to us not just some day after we die, but right now. Jesus invites us to start May 28 Rev. Denise Weaver will preach living without fear in faithfulness to him, his message, his “Anticipation” based on John 17:1-11 and method, and his project (what he called the way, the Acts 1:6-14. Confirmand Max Borneman will truth, and the life). That includes not just what he said baptized. about God, but how he lived his life in compassion and service to others. This is admittedly a rather hard thing Connections: Living Into the Spirit—The Acts of the to do. Luckily we do not do it alone. Apostles—Wednesday Nights 6:30-7:30 throughout May Join every Wednesday night at 6:30 as we explore the Easter season into Pentecost is the time we focus on sequel to the Gospel of Luke, the account of the living in the Spirit. God, the one made known to us so history of the early church that we call The Acts of the perfectly in Jesus, is with us every moment guiding, Apostles. Acts is one of the most important and often encouraging, and empowering us to grow and become most overlooked texts in scripture. It tells the story of more than we thought we could be. The Spirit is the how a small, persecuted band of committed believers immediate presence and potential of God in our daily recovered their courage after Jesus’ death and lives. And Fairmont has committed our community to resurrection and went on to challenge the most helping one another not merely encounter the Spirit, powerful empire in the world. Bring your Bibles as we but embrace it, and be transformed by it. The Spirit is share in a story stretching from Jerusalem to Rome. out there breathing Kingdom life through us if only we And more importantly, bring your own stories of faith, pay attention and let go of the distractions for a modoubt, and discipleship as we share with the saints that ment. have gone before us. Wednesday, May 3: Acts 3-8 So, what does Inspired life, Spirit-breathed life do for Wednesday, May 10: Acts 9-15 us? It allows you to live without fear, guilt, and shame. Wednesday, May 17: Acts 15-21 It motivates you to treat other humans and the natural Wednesday, May 24: Film—A Polite Bribe world in a more compassionate way. It allows us to enter Wednesday, May 31: Acts 21-28 into a friendship with God following God’s culture and values. And finally, Spirit-breathed life has a rare quality The Holy Land Today—Slideshow Sunday May 7 at in this world. It is not subject to death. 9:30am and 11:30am. Come and see images from Pastor Brian’s winter pilgrimage to Israel and the He is risen! And so now, so must we. Palestinian Authority in the fellowship hall at either 9:30am or at 11:30am. Rev. Brian Maguire
New Member Information Class
All those that have expressed interest in joining and/or learning more about Fairmont Church are invited to attend a new member information class and simple lunch on Sunday, May 21, following the 10:30 worship service. The purpose will be to provide basic information about why we do what we do as Presbyterians, specifics about the mission and ministry of Fairmont, ways to live out one’s discipleship through Fairmont and answer questions about Fairmont or the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please let Pastor Denise know if you will attend and if you need childcare. We will meet in Room 109 (located in the Preschool area) and finish by 1:45 pm. Contact Pastor Denise if you have any questions.
Children’s Ministry Our Easter egg hunt was a huge success, with perfect weather and over 70 children and their families! Thanks to everyone who helped make this wonderful event a reality! Vacation Bible School is June 12-16, and we need your help! Step back in time with the Apostle Paul and experience what life was like in first-century Rome! Rome is filled with unforgettable Bible-learning experiences kids will see, hear, touch, and even taste! Plus, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats keep everyone on the move. Please contact Rachel if you are willing and able to help. Volunteer orientation for veteran and new volunteers will take place on Sunday, June 4th at 11:30am in the chapel.
Calling all mothers and daughters!! Calling all mothers and daughters! A special musical offering for Mother’s Day will be a mothers and daughters choir. Practices will be held each Sunday, beginning this Sunday, in the sanctuary at 10am and immediately following the 10:30 am service. Whether you attend the 8:30am or 10:30am service you are invited to join in singing and celebrating how fabulous mothers are. NO MUSICAL SKILLS REQUIRED. See you in rehearsal!
Men’s Group The Fairmont Men’s Group are changing their plans for May and will have a luncheon at NCR on Wednesday, May 17th, at 11:30 am. We will order off the menu. Be sure to invite any new members, or friends, to join us. Valet parking is available now by pulling up to the entrance and letting them park your car and return it when you leave. This will be a blessing for those of us who have a hard time getting up early. Make reservations by signing up on the attendance pad on Sunday, May 14th, or calling the church office by Tuesday noon May 16th.
Wonderful News for the Future of Fairmont Fairmont Presbyterian Church is delighted to announce with profound gratitude receiving a special gift from Rick and Jane Schwartz of $257,368 which pays off the entire remaining balance on our piping loan mortgage. Because of this gift, Fairmont is now debt free. Several years ago, the church undertook a massive replacement of our worn-out heating and cooling system. The whole project cost a little under a million dollars. Many individuals gave generously to pay for this necessary maintenance, but Fairmont still needed to assume a mortgage to pay for the balance. Each year approximately half of the income generated by our endowment (approximately $40,000 each year) has gone to service this debt. Now, thanks to this generous gift, Fairmont is relieved of this burden and may use the entire annual income from the endowment (approximately $80,000) to pay for the maintenance and upkeep of Fairmont’s facilities. We are so thankful to the Schwartz family for their generosity and to the generations of faithful servants who have built and sustained Christ’s ministry at Fairmont. Our future together looks brighter than ever!
PYC PYC Calendar May 7th PYC May 14th NO PYC-Mother’s Day May 20th Youth Sunday rehearsal 10am-12pm May 21st YOUTH SUNDAY
Sunday School Schedule May 7th Sara Grillot May 14th NO SUNDAY SCHOOL-Mother’s day May 21st NO SUNDAY SCHOOL-Youth Sunday May 28th NO ONE HAS SIGNED UP Table Parents May 7th Ruth Templeton, and Nancy Leonhard -5pm Confirmation Dinner: Tuesday May 16th at 6:30pm, come share in a meal as our confirmands share their faith journey. All are welcome to join!
Youth Sunday May 21st at 10:30am in the sanctuary, come hear about the PYC’s year as they have spent 2
growing into God’s story, through personal and scriptural narratives.
counseling, abuse treatment, drug treatment, and training in life and job skills. Join us after each service in this crafty project. Many loving hands are needed to cut and tie knots! Thanks to our Craft Group for cutting and pre-sewing the fabric for this.
MEMBER & COMMUNITY WELLNESS Everyone loves to feel welcomed when they enter the church. Several of the last weeks, Chris and I have posted ourselves by different doors in order to greet members, friends, and guests, as they arrive for worship. We wanted others to know what a warm and welcoming community we are. So many people commented that they loved having a greeter again! We also found it to be a blessing for us to have the opportunity to share in the ministry of Fairmont in this small, but important, way. If you arrive early, rather than sitting in a pew or visiting with friends in Fellowship Hall, please consider choosing a door to sit or stand by to welcome friends and guests when they first enter the building. Imagine how lovely it would be for a visitor to be greeted by a family, a couple of friends, or a long-time member who could answer a question! You might even make a new friend in the process. Thank
We currently have 8 Fairmont members who have been working with the delightful kids in the JFK After-School Program for one hour at least once a month. We have done simple crafts, played various board games, helped with homework, listened to and read books, and otherwise shared our love and care. The kids are great fun! If you are interested in this project, you can easily come along to see what goes on; just ask any member of the Mission Team for details on how you might participate. How Else Can You Serve as a Disciple? We continue to collect various items in the Black & White Narthex: Soda Can Pull-tabs (Ronald McDonald House), BoxTops for Education (J.F. Kennedy Elementary), and men’s belts (House of Bread). Remember to bring non-perishable food for the FISH/South Dayton Food Pantry!
you for helping show others what a loving community Fairmont really is. Lisa Shearer - Member and Community Wellness Team
MISSION INTERPRETATION Kettering Supplies/Non-Food Bank: Kettering Supplies, also known as the Non-Food Bank Project, is a program spearheaded by the Partners for a Healthy Youth at Fairmont High School. The student group wants to supply non-food items to families in need–and Missions & Interpretation team wants to help them in doing so. Guidance staff at JFK Elementary have identified families who will receive a delivery of window cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner, dish soap, disinfecting wipes, laundry detergent, fabric softener, sponges/scrubbers, toilet paper, and paper towels. We have chosen to be the “Paper Products” church. We invite you to bring in paper products (toilet paper and paper towels) to donate to the Kettering Supplies NonFood Bank Project. There will be a dolly set up in the Black and White Narthex for donations. Your contributions will help this still fairly new program grow and better serve Kettering families. 3rd Sunday Mission Project —On May 21, we are cutting and tying fleece blankets for the Youth at Dayton’s Daybreak Center! Daybreak opened in 1975 as a safe shelter for youth who had left home. Since then, it has grown to support area youth, not only in shelter, but in
8:30am Preschool 12:00pm OA (133) 2:00pm Vital Signs (cr) 7:00pm AA (133
11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 12:00pm AA (133) 7:00pm Worship Team 7:00pm Personnel (UR) 7:00pm Mission (rc) 7:00pm Evangelism (109) 7:00pm CF (134) 7:00pm Musica Rehearsal (cr)
Communion 8:30am Casual Service 9:30am Fellowship/Slide Show 9:35am Children's Choir (127) 10:00am Sunday School (133) 10:30am Traditional Service 11:30am Fellowship/Slide Show 4:00pm PYC (109)
8:30am Preschool 12:00pm OA (133) 2:00pm Vital Signs (cr) 7:00pm Circle 1 (chapel) 7:00pm AA (133)
11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 12:00pm AA (133) 7:00pm Finance Team (rc) 7:00pm Musica Rehearsal (cr) 7:00pm Building and Grounds (109) 7:30pm Board of Trustees (109)
12:00pm OA (133) 12:00pm Call Deadline 2:00pm Vital Signs (cr) 7:00pm AA (133)
Mother's Day/Baptism 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)
8:30am Prescho 6:30pm Connec (chapel) 6:30pm Scout M 6:30pm Praise B 7:30pm AA (012
8:30am Prescho 5:30pm GIFT (f 6:30pm Connec 6:30pm Praise B 7:30pm AA (012
10:00am Circle 2 10:00am Circle 3 12:00pm Men's 1:00pm Circle 5 6:30pm Connec 6:30pm Praise B 7:00pm Circle 6 7:30pm AA (012
6:30pm Praise B 6:30pm Connec (chapel) 7:30pm AA (012
10:00am Call M (133) 6:30pm Connec 6:30pm Praise B 7:30pm AA (012
11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 12:00pm AA (133) 2:00pm House of Bread 7:00pm Musica Rehearsal (cr) 7:00pm Session (109)
12:00pm OA (133) 2:00pm Vital Signs (cr) 7:00pm AA (133) 7:00pm Circle 8 (parlor)
11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 12:00pm AA (133) 7:00pm Board of Deacons (109) 7:00pm Musica Rehearsal (cr)
Memorial Day/Office Closed
11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 12:00pm AA (133) 7:00pm Musica Rehearsal (cr)
10:30am Single Service/Youth Sunday 11:30am New Member Class (109) 11:30am Third Sunday Mission Project 11:30am Fellowship (fh) 11:30am Teacher Appreciation 2:00pm Scouts Meeting (012, fh) 2:00pm Private Recital (cr, fh) 3:00pm Musica Concert (sanctuary)
Baptism 8:30am Casual Service 9:30am Fellowship (fh) 10:30am Traditional Service 11:30am Fellowship (fh) 11:30am Food and Fellowship Coffee Hour (fh)
Meeting (109) Band (fh) 2)
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7:00pm NA (012) 7:00pm La Leche Meeting (109)
8:30am Preschool 10:30am Mom and Me (nursery) 11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 12:00pm OA (133) 5:00pm Theology on Tap (off site) 7:30pm Bowling (off site)
8:30am Preschool/Last Day 10:30am Mom and Me (nursery) 11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 12:00pm OA (133)
1:00pm Craft Group (012) 7:00pm NA (012)
10:30am Mom and Me (nursery) 11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 12:00pm OA (133) 5:00pm Theology on Tap (off site)
1:00pm Rug Hooking Group (fh) 7:00pm NA (012)
10:30am Mom and Me (nursery) 11:00am Fit 4 You (fh) 12:00pm OA (133)
1:00pm Craft Group (012) 6:30pm WOF Coord. Team Meeting (UR) 7:00pm NA (012)
2 (parlor) 3 (off site) Lunch (parlor) tions (chapel) Band (fh) (parlor) 2)
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tions (chapel) Band (fh) 2)
11:00am Memorial Service for Pauline Ryan (chapel)
9:30am Circle 7 (off site) 10:00am Youth Rehearsal (109, sanctuary) 10:30am WOF Spring Gathering 7:00pm Musica Concert (sanctuary)
WOMEN OF FAIRMONT
The Coordinating Team will meet on Thursday, May 4 Thank You Becky! After eleven years of extraordinary at 6:30 in the Upper Room. (Note the Thursday service, our beloved financial secretary and meeting date for May.) bookkeeper, Becky Hegwood, is retiring at the beginning of June. Becky has been our chief Women of Fairmont Spring Gathering—Join us at the accountant faithfully supporting the stewardship and Spring Gathering Saturday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m. Fair- operations of Fairmont and now is going to go off and mont member Kerri Miles will present a program “play” with her retired husband Steve. Fairmont has about wildflowers to celebrate Spring! Come for been blessed by Becky’s attention to detail, quantitative brunch and fellowship! skills, absolute responsibility, and quick wit. We will miss Becky, but wish her every blessing in this new chapter in her life. Thank you Becky and Godspeed! May Circle Meetings—Some Circles might have special plans for May that were not available at the time of printing. Please confirm Circle plans with other members of your group. The list below shows when Circles would usually meet. Circle 1 – May 8, 7pm, Chapel Circle 2 – May 17,10am Circle 3 – May 17,10am Circle 5 – May 17, 1pm, Parlor Circle 6 – May 17, 7pm, Parlor Circle 7 – May 20, 9:30am (Spring Gathering instead) Circle 8 – May 22, 7pm, Parlor
Help Us Find A Bookkeeper/Financial Secretary The Personnel Team needs your help to find a new Bookkeeper/ Financial Secretary. Please let anyone you think may be interested know that the position is part-time (approximately 15 hours per week) with flexible hours. Starting compensation range is between $15-19 per hour with paid vacations and sick leave. This individual will be responsible for maintaining church financial and payroll records and systems and producing necessary reports for decision makers. For the full position description, please see www.fairmontchurch.org. For additional information and to submit resumes, please contact John Schramm .
May Box Meal—Reserve your tasty Sunday Box Meal! Forms will be in the bulletin April 30, and the pick-up date is May 7 (earlier than usual this month). Menu for May: fried chicken, redskin potato salad, fruit salad, and a brownie dessert.
Mark Your Calendars for a fun evening of baseball and fellowship at Fifth Third Field as the Dayton Dragons take on the Burlington Bees on Saturday, July 22nd at 7pm. The tickets will be $12 each. Registration forms can be picked up from the Church office or Fellowship Hall after services. You can also contact Kelly Coan with any questions or to receive an email registration. Last day to order tickets is June 4th!
ART, ANTIQUE and CRAFT SHOW Greetings from the Art, Craft And Antique Show Committee. We have been hard at work preparing for the November 18 show. Vendors have been responding and we at this point have about 22 of the 34 we can take. We are appreciative of donations in the way of things for our Vintage room. Some examples are vintage seasonal items like old Christmas decorations as well as Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving etc. We do well with jewelry, mid 60's things, pottery, sets of things like wine glasses, nice decorative things. Most of you have seen the room in the past so you know what we are looking for. We have had some nice furniture donated and we are appreciative. Let us know if we can help. Call Carolyn or Callie. Have a great spring Thanks.
Summer Camp at Kirkmont! One of the most important ways that we nurture our children in faith is through the ministry of the Kirkmont Center. Kirkmont is the Presbyterian camp facility located approximately one hour away outside Zanesfield, Ohio that has helped generations of children and families grow, learn, and explore what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Throughout June and July, Kirkmont hosts multi-day and week-long summer camps each focusing on a theme or special interest including music, sports, robotics, service, and adventure. All the camps are designed and led by pastors from throughout Ohio as opportunities for school-age children to explore and grow more deeply in faith and in fellowship with each 6
other. If you have or know a K-12 young person, please encourage them to consider one of the many splendid summer camps at Kirkmont. If you have not already received a catalog and application you can obtain one from the church office or fromwww.kirkmontcenter.com. Thanks to the generosity of the members of Fairmont, we are pleased to provide a 50% scholarship on the tuition prices for all summer camps. In order to receive the scholarship, please bring your completed camp application and medical form to the church office. We believe that all children who seek a Christian summer camp experience should have the opportunity regardless of family finances, so if additional assistance is needed, please contact Pastors Brian or Denise.
To love God and neighbor is both relational and interconnected. This vision demands that we reach out beyond our own lives and what we can control to embrace others. This requires that we develop courage as we bump into our own fears and vulnerabilities. The command to love God is connected to the love of neighbor in that to do one is a manifestation and demonstration of doing the other. This command directs us towards community and communion, sharing with others in profound ways, and in doing so participating in some partial way in our own lives the perfect life and love of God in Trinity.
Fairmont’s vision for ministry focuses us directly on relationship—on honestly knowing another and being truly known. We do that in different ways in different areas of lives, but together we all seek the belonging, Unpacking Fairmont’s Ministry Why do we do ministry? In order to love God and one union, and community that Jesus promised and the another. Fairmont’s charter for ministry includes three Spirit invites us into. distinct but interconnected sections: a mission THE MINISTRY OF statement, a vision statement, and a plan for ministry. FAIRMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Last month we looked at the mission statement, a description of what it is that we do. This month we What do we do? (Fairmont’s Mission Statement) consider the vision statement answering the question Fairmont Presbyterian Church nurtures and why do we do it? guides people to live inspired lives.
Matthew 28:19; Luke 4:18; Isaiah 42: 6-7; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 John 3:24
The vision of Fairmont is to love God and one another. A vision statement points us to our ultimate destination and directs the mission and the shape of our ministry. That goal however may not be directly achievable in our lifetimes. The vision statement is more like a distant landmark on the horizon that points our way forward. The goal determines the direction of our journey and in doing so the nature of our lives together.
Why do we do it? (Fairmont’s Vision Statement) In order to love God and one another.
Matthew 22: 37-40; Mark 12: 28-31; Luke 10: 25-28; Deuteronomy 6:4; Leviticus 19:18 How do we do it? (Fairmont’s Plan for Ministry) With all our hearts by sharing Christ’s invitation to belong in community with all people and grow into ever deeper relationships with God and one another.
Our goal is both simple and infinitely complex: to love God and one another. We recognize that as human beings we were made to live in loving and trusting relationships with God and with each other. The original perfection of Eden describes human beings living in friendship with God in harmony. The essence of Torah was first to love God with all our heart and mind and strength (Deuteronomy 6:4) and to love our neighbor just as we love ourselves (Leviticus 19:18). Jesus reaffirmed these commandments as both the essence of what God wants of us as well as the key to living into the Kingdom living he came to inaugurate (Matthew 22:37, Mark 12: 28, Luke 10: 25). Indeed, Jesus’ own life and ministry embodied and demonstrated these core commitments of our faith.
1 Corinthians 12: 12-13; Matthew 28: 19-20; 1 Peter 2: 9-11 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.
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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STAFF 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: Becky Hegwood Organist: Judy Bede Administrative Assistant: Donna Schoonmaker Praise & Worship Leader: Jerry Mahn Custodians: Glenn Stevens and Louis Weyrauch
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