Fairmont United Community Church

 

 

Fairmont United Community Church, London, Ontario

 

 

FAIRMONT FAMILY TIES

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES FOR MISSION

 

 

WE HAVE SEEN

HIS STAR

 

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 encouraged

and inspired at what United Churches are achieving.

 

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

REFLECTIONS

 

MESSAGE FROM GOD

 

Good morning:

 

I am the Lord your God.  Today I will be handling all of your problems.

 

Please remember that I do not need your help. 

 

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 yours. 

 

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 proper resolution. 

 

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.

               Love Eternally,

           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 floor. 

 

Mother 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

never intended

 us to bear

 

LAUGH LINES

Little Johnny

is 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.

 

2.      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 mother.  

 

She then began removing the cream with a tissue. 

 

“What’s the matter?” asked Little Johnny,  “Giving up?”

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

November 09 -  Remembrance Day Service at 10 a.m.

 

November 16  -  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 Place”.)

 

 

Articles for the December Edition of Family Ties should be with the Editor, Lillian Cree, by November 16, 2014.

 

  
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