Fairview Baptist Church
Thursday, December 09, 2021
Connecting to God, to each other, to the world



His Heart quartet did an amazing job bringing special music during our morning service on November 14th. If you missed them that day (or just want to see them again) check out the video on our Facebook page. We're planning to have them back again next November (if not sooner!) 
Thank you to everyone who helped with our first annual Thanksgiving meal. Turkey, stuffing, side dishes, and desserts were provided by the money you placed in the youth "blessings box" throughout the year. Volunteers prepared the meals and delivered them to anyone who requested one. We then gathered at Fairview for a time of food and fellowship. It was a wonderful evening and a great outreach to our community. We look forward to continuing it for years to come. 
You will notice that the youth “blessings box” is still in the foyer. Please continue to put an extra dollar or two in the box from time to time. Any money collected through the end of this year will be added to what is collected next year and will be used for an outreach project (like the 2022 Thanksgiving meal). Thank you for your continued help with this great project. 
A very special thank you goes out to our Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Committee, and to all of you as members of Fairview. Because of the continuing pandemic we postponed our annual box packing party. As they did last year, OCC committee members gave of their time to come to church and pack boxes on their own. The toys and gifts they used to pack the boxes were donated by Fairview members. This was truly a team effort! We ended up with a total of 450 boxes! That is awesome! And as good as that is, it gets even better. Since 2006 we have packed 5700 boxes here at Fairview! Samaritan's Purse estimates that each shoebox makes an impact on seven people (parents, grandparents, etc in addition to the child who receives the gift). That means our shoeboxes have made an impact on nearly 40,000 people! We are reaching people for the Lord and advancing His Kingdom! Thank you again for all you've done to help this great ministry!
Darlene Smith is planning to start teaching the ladies Sunday School class (Circle of Love) when the winter quarter begins on December 5th. Instead of meeting downstairs, the class will now meet in the Helping Hands classroom (the room at the end of the hallway past the church offices). All ladies are welcome to attend, including those who were part of the Circle of Love class or the Helping Hands class.