Fairmont United Community Church, London, Ontario
FAIRMONT FAMILY TIES
MINUTES FOR MISSION
Karen and Bill Butt were Mission
and Service global personnel who served in Mozambique for 12 years. As they visited the Maritime Conference on
their return, they had many stories to share, but they also have a message
for us about what they saw in our church.
All through the Maritime Conference we met
enthusiastic Mission and Service supporters in vibrant congregations. Many people said they felt encouraged at
seeing how Mission and Service dollars are put to work in Mozambique. We ended our mission education tour
and inspired at what United Churches are
In Matthew’s gospel, the eastern star was about new
energy and mission.
That was the case for us throughout the Maritimes
where United Churches remain strong.
The ones we saw keep an innovative sense of mission:
Local congregations that hold up the
Mission and Service of the church while supporting local outreach and their
local congregations; thriving youth groups who actively participate and
fundraise; conscious efforts to
education and inspire United Church children with Sunday school lessons and
Vacation Bible Schools focusing on Mission and Service; sharing space and events with ecumenical
and interfaith groups to share stories of mission.
We thank God for 12 years in Mozambique, with all
its challenges and blessings, and thank all those who supported that Mission
and Service work and who shared our stories through the years.
In Mission and Service,
Karen and Bill Butt
MESSAGE FROM GOD
I am the Lord your God. Today I will be handling all of your
Please remember that I do not need your
If the devil happens to deliver a situation to
you that you cannot handle, DO NOT attempt to resolve it. Kindly put it in the SFJTD box. (Something for Jesus to do) It will be looked after in MY time, not
Once the matter is placed in the box, do not
hold on to it or attempt to remove it.
Holding on or removal, may delay the resolution of your problem.
If it is a situation that you think you are
capable of handling, please consult me in prayer, to be sure that it is the
Because I do not sleep, nor do I slumber, there
is no need for you to lose any sleep.
Rest my child. If you need to
contact me, I am only a prayer away.
The Lord Your God
SPECIAL ADVENT PRESENTATION BY THE CHOIR
A Special Christmas presentation will be held by
the choir on Friday, December 12th at 7:00 p.m. This will consist of the program in the
sanctuary, then refreshments in the large
Sunday School Room.
Please plan on attending and bringing your family and friends.
AN INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE
Do not worry about tomorrow……. Sufficient for
the day is its own trouble
(Matthew 6: 34)
“When I was a
little boy”, wrote H.P. Barker, “I used to help my mother store away
apples. Putting my arms around ever so
many, I tried to carry them all at once.
I managed for a step or two, but then one fell out, and then another,
and two or three more, till all the apples were rolling all over the
laughed. Putting my tiny hands around
one apple, she then suggested that I take that one and then carry the others
in the same way.”
Mr. Barker made the following
application: “Don’t try to put your
arms around a year or even a week.
Rather say, “Here is another day
begun. Lord, help me to live it for
You. Give me just now, the help and
strength that I need.”
What good advice! How foolish it is to borrow trouble from
tomorrow! We can trust God to meet
our needs every day. So let’s take
just one “apple” at a time.
Worry is carrying
a burden God
us to bear
at it again
1. A new
teacher was trying to make use of her psychology courses. She started her class by saying. “Everyone who thinks they are stupid, stand
up!” As no one stood, after a few seconds,
Little Johnny stood up.
The teacher said, “Do you think you’re stupid,
Little Johnny?” “No Mam”, he replied,
“but I hate to see you standing there
all by yourself.
Little Johnny watched, fascinated, as his mother smoothed cold cream on
her face. “Why do you do that
mommy?” he asked. “To make myself beautiful”, said his
She then began removing the cream with a
“What’s the matter?” asked Little Johnny, “Giving up?”
November 09 -
Remembrance Day Service at 10 a.m.
- Contemporary Music Service
with the musical talents of Alex and Randy
November 21 – Fridays at Fairmont Concert Series
at 7:30 p.m. Frank Deresti and the
Lake Effect – Folk Bluegrass
December 14 – White Gift Service at 10 a.m. followed
by lunch and visit from Santa Claus. (Toiletries are needed for “My Sister’s
the December Edition of Family Ties should be with the Editor, Lillian Cree,
by November 16, 2014.