Fairmont United Community Church,
FAIRMONT FAMILY TIES
MINUTES FOR MISSION
Little Church that Could, and Did, and Will
gifts to Mission and Service Fund can lend a helping hand to small
congregations. Here’s how:
They were down to a faithful four along with Judy
their lay leader. No one wanted to
close the doors, but it was clear that Vermillion Bay United Church in
Northwestern Ontario was no longer able to fulfill the mandate of what it
means to be a church.
Without ministry it was not possible to gather for
Holy Communion. It seemed unfair to
ask a guest speaker to come for such a few people. And how many times did they want to hear a
service based on “where two or three are gathered together”?
An answer to their
prayers came in the form of a Mission Support Grant. Members of presbytery helped with the forms
and supported the application.
Vermillion Bay did not
ask for much – just $500 per year for three years for the cost of pulpit
supply for the Wednesday evening services.
Kathy McMillan, A Mission and Service Fund animator
in Cambrian Presbytery offered to lead a service on her way through the area
to a Conference meeting. She also
offered her husband, Rev. David Sparks, to celebrate communion. This continued each year for five years.
It took time, but slowly the little
church grew and was blessed with wonderful answers to their prayers. The Mission Support money from M&S and the interest and support
of committed people, added to their confidence.
2003 Vermillion Bay United Church celebrated 50 years of history and
dedicated a small addition to the little church by the highway.
The perseverance of the faithful four,
the assistance of many, and the support of the Mission and Service Fund helped this miracle happen.
Vermillion Bay is small but it has a
mission to live out.
Your support of the Mission and Service Fund has given life to this tiny but vital congregation.
Thanks be to God.
is the best
of the most profoundly human
you can do is
of about them
we do not feel
for what we already have,
makes us think
CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL SUNDAY
and enjoy the musical talents of Alex and Randy on Sunday, October 26th during our regular Worship Service at 10 a.m.
the “up beat” music and feel refreshed as you continue your journey in faith
LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY……………
(As we say “The Lord’s Prayer)
I cannot pray OUR - if my faith has no room for others and
I cannot pray FATHER – if I do
not demonstrate this relationship to God in my daily living.
I cannot pray WHO ART IN HEAVEN - if all my interests and pursuits are in
I cannot pray HALLOWED BE THY
NAME - if I am unwilling to accept God’s rule in
I cannot pray THY KINGDOM COME -
if I am unwilling to accept God’s rule in my life.
I cannot pray THY WILL BE DONE – if
I am unwilling or resentful of having it in my life.
I cannot pray ON EARTH AS IT IS IN
HEAVEN – unless I am truly ready to give myself to God’s service here and
I cannot pray GIVE US THIS DAY OUR
DAILY BREAD – without expending honest effort for it or if I would
withhold from my neighbor the bread that I receive.
I cannot pray AND FORGIVE US OUR
TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US – if I continue to
harbour a grudge against anyone.
I cannot pray LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION
- if I deliberately choose to
remain in a situation where I am likely to be tempted.
I cannot pray BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL
- if I am not prepared to fight
evil with my life and my prayer.
I cannot pray FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM - if I am unwilling to obey the King.
I cannot pray AND THE POWER AND THE GLORY –
if I am seeking power for myself and my own glory
I cannot pray FOREVER AND EVER – if I am
too anxious about each day’s affairs.
I cannot pray AMEN – unless I honestly say,
“Cost what it may, this is my prayer”.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE:
A Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre will take place in
Fairmont’s Fellowship Hall on Friday November 7th, 2014. Tickets are $15 per person and may be
Shirley Hayward and
open at 6:30 p.m.
at: 6:45 p.m.
starts at: 7:30 p.m.
and enjoy an evening of theatre and good food.
I was checking
out at the local Foodland with just a few items and the lady behind me put
her things on the belt close to mine.
I picked up
one of those “dividers” that they keep by the cash register and placed it
between our things so they wouldn’t get mixed.
girl had scanned all of my items, she picked up the “divider” looking it all
over for the bar code so she could scan it.
the bar code, she said to me “Do you know how much this is?”
I said to
her, “I’ve changed my mind, I don’t think I’ll buy that today.”
“OK, and I paid her for the things and left.
She had no clue as to what had just happened.
Articles for the November Edition of Family Ties should be with the
Editor, Lillian Cree, by October 26, 2014.