Fairview Christian School

May Newsletter

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17

Transportation Requests
Enclosed you will find transportation request forms for those students needing bus transportation next school term. Please fill out these forms and return them to the office by May 29. If you receive a form and don’t need it, please return it to the school office along with a note stating you don’t need transportation.

Uniform Exchange
If you know that your children will grow out of their uniforms by the next school year, please send their uniforms to school. Mrs. Fox will exchange each uniform for a different size. A uniform exchange table will be available on the last day of school at the awards rally.

Final Tuition Statement
In your envelope, you will find your tenth and final tuition bill. This final bill is due May 29. Also, the PACE charges reflect the final two months, so it may be higher than normal. If you receive a white statement along with your current yellow tuition bill, the amount on the white statement is what you owe to close out the year. Having your balance at $0.00 will help us pay our bills this summer.

Teacher Appreciation Day
National Teacher Appreciation Day is May 5. Take this opportunity to thank your child’s teacher for all they invest in your child’s life.

Field Day
Feel free to come and watch your children compete at Field Day on May 22. We will be starting around 9:00. You may take your children directly to West Reading Park. We expect to be finished by 12:00. Buses will not be running to take your children home. Please pick children up at West Reading Park at 12:00 or at FCS at 12:30.

Awards Rally
This year-end event will be held May 29, at 9:00am in the gym. We encourage all students and parents to attend.

Physicals Required
Please remember to make an appointment for a physical for your children entering kindergarten, seventh, and tenth grades this fall. If you have a child entering one of these grades, you should find a physical form in your envelope. The form must be completed by your doctor and returned to the school office before school starts in August.

Graduation
You are invited to attend the FCS graduation ceremony in the school gym on Wednesday, May 27, at 7:00pm.

Class of 2015
Gabriella Feliciano
Tiffany Fox
Caleb Gehman
Adam Good
Nathanael Lapp
Jodi Martin
Kira Martin
Marianne Ramirez
Diego Rodriguez
Sheldon Stauffer
Paul Weiner

2015-2016 Calendar
The 2015-2016 school calendar is enclosed. If there are any changes, we will send a new one home in August. See you next year on August 25, @ 8:15am!!!!

Thank You!
Miss Diana, Miss Katie Joe, Miss Rosanne, and Miss Sarah will be leaving Fairview Christian School in May. We wish them God’s blessing as they serve Him elsewhere. Thanks so much for all you did for FCS. You will be missed!

May 3, 2015

Serve the LORD with gladness. Psalm 100:2

Sunday Morning
9:00 Prayer Time
9:25 Singing, Announcements, Offering
Song Leader – Brian Fox
Offering – Fairview Christian School
9:45 Sermon – Ted Steinruck
10:40 Singing & Dismissal to Classes for All Ages
Lesson Title: “Living for Christ”
11:30 Singing in Auditorium & Dismissal

Sunday Evening, May 3, 6:30 PM
Moderator – Ted Steinruck
Song Leader – Joe Martin
Speaker – David Eberly
Offering – Keystone Mennonite Fellowship

Wednesday Evening, May 6, 7:30 PM – Small Groups
Song Leader – Brian Shirk
Men: Ralli Zook – Building Healthy Relationships with the Brotherhood
Women: Elaine Steinruck – Letting Go Gracefully
Younger Children – Judith Nolt
Older Children – Arlin King      Bus Driver – Marcus Fox

Greeters: May 3 – Emory & Dawn Martin     May 10 – Jeremy & Joanna Martin

Hostess: May 3 – Faye Steinruck     May 10 – Angela Kulp

Ladies, you may contribute to the Sunshine Fund during class today.

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!
May 3 – Ken & Lonell Martin – Congratulations – 1 year!
May 4 – Sam Bansner
May 5 – Brian Shirk
May 6 – Marshall Fox – 8 years old
May 7 – Orpha Gehman
May 8 – Kevin Arentz
May 8 – Geoff & Becki Sensenig – Congratulations – 22 years!

Blessing Our Missionaries: Send something to brighten their week.
Geoff Sensenig Family: May 3-Nathan Rutt; May 10-Eli Sensenig
Rick Rhodes Family: May 3-Jay Fox; May 10-Matt Burkholder
Dorothy Steinruck: May 3-Heidi Weaver; May 10-Tiffany Fox
1776 Elly Rd, Aroda, VA 22709 (godsgotdot@gmail.com)
Andrea Fox: May 3-Camille Gehman; May 10-Janita Kulp
PO Box 156, Cherry Creek, SD 57622 (gotjesus95@gmail.com)

Fairview Christian School juniors and seniors are in Guatemala for their class trip. Pray for them and their chaperones: Cliff & Loila Zook, Jonny & Natalie Martin, and Dan Petersheim. They plan to return Thursday, May 7.

New Arrival – We rejoice with Tony & Erika Hollinger on the birth of their second son, Elijah David, Monday April 27. God’s rich blessings to your family!

Looking Ahead
Sun AM, May 10 – Baby Dedication
Sun PM, May 17 – Children’s Ministry
Moderator/Story-Brian Fox; Snack- Elaine Weaver;
K-Kirsten Shirk; 1st & 2nd – Sheryl Fox; 3rd & 4th – Angela Kulp;
5th & 6th – Ryan Huber; 7th & 8th – Kevin Arentz;
Adult – Keith Gehman

April 26, 2015

His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100:5

Sunday Morning
9:00 Prayer Time
9:25 Singing, Announcements, Offering
Song Leader – Ralli Zook
Offering – Building Fund
9:45 Door of Hope will be giving a presentation
Fred Lorenzo from SMBI will be sharing a testimony
10:40 Singing & Dismissal to Classes for All Ages
Lesson Title: “The Delusion of Lip Service”
11:30 Singing in Auditorium & Dismissal

Sunday Evening, 7:00 PM at Myerstown
District Inspirational Meetings
Moderator – Lester Zimmerman
Song Leader – Nate Martin
Topic – “Islam & Christianity in a Secularizing World”
Speaker – Nathan Zook (Hampden Mennonite Church, Baltimore)

Wednesday Evening, April 29, 7:30 PM
Song Leader – Ryan
Moderator/Devotions – Seth Kulp
Standing Fast in the Faith – Brian Shirk
Prayer Time

Greeters: Apr 26 – Ben & Corrie Martin          May 3 – Emory & Dawn Martin

Hostess: Apr 26 – Sheila Troyer – (Family Group)          May 3 – Faye Steinruck

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!
Apr 26 – Joe Martin
Apr 26 – Andra Fox
Apr 26 – Arlin & Carissa King – Congratulations – 2 years!
Apr 30 – Reid Rhodes – 12 years old
May 1 – Pam Witmer

Blessing Our Missionaries: Send something to brighten their week.
Geoff Sensenig Family: Apr 26-Willis Petersheim; May 3-Nathan Rutt
Rick Rhodes Family: Apr 26-Brian Shirk; May 3-Jay Fox
Dorothy Steinruck: Apr 26-Kim Petersheim; May 3-Heidi Weaver
1776 Elly Rd, Aroda, VA 22709 (godsgotdot@gmail.com)
Andrea Fox: Apr 26-Luci Keller; May 3-Camille Gehman
PO Box 156, Cherry Creek, SD 57622 (gotjesus95@gmail.com)

Melissa Kulp is attending a 12 week term at IGo in Thailand. Remember her in your prayers.

The Fairview Christian School juniors and seniors will be traveling to Guatemala for their class trip. They plan to leave Wednesday, April 29 and return on Thursday, May 7. Clifford & Loila Zook, Jonny & Natalie Martin and Dan Petersheim are the chaperones. Pray for their safety and their involvement with the people there.

We pray God’s blessings upon Ben & Corrie Martin as they join the ministry team of our church.

Favorite Bible Verse (submitted by Lisa Bansner)
Psalm 27:1: “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” This verse reminds me that I owe Jesus everything and that the decisions I make should include Jesus and not what others do or may want me to do. There is no need to fear others or what others may think of me.

April 19, 2015

His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100:5

Sunday Morning
9:00 Prayer Time
9:25 Singing, Announcements, Offering
Song Leader –Brian Fox
Offering – Leadership Support
9:45 This morning Tony & Erika Hollinger and Kenny & Lonell Martin will be received as members. Ryan & Yvonne Martin are away and will be received later.
Convention Testimonies
Devotional – Jason Fox
10:40 Singing & Dismissal to Classes for All Ages
Lesson Title: “Called to Be Servants of God”
11:30 Singing in Auditorium & Dismissal

Sunday Afternoon, 2:30 PM at Myerstown
Fairview Deacon Ordination
Song Leader – Nate Waldron
Devotions – Ken Gehman
Ordination Message – Duane Weber
Continue to pray for these three couples who are nominees:
Keith & Beth Gehman, Ben & Corrie Martin, Nathan & Lauren Rutt.

There will be a fellowship meal following the service.

Wednesday Evening, April 22, Church Cleaning
Your help will be appreciated. Arrive any time after 6:30.
Some men may work up at Essig’s also.

Greeters: Apr 19 – Harry & Darla Hanna          Apr 26 – Ben & Corrie Martin

Hostess: Apr 19 – Elaine Weaver          Apr 26 – Sheila Troyer – (Family Group)

Saturday, April 25, 7:00 PM –
District Inspirational Meetings at Myerstown
Moderator – Lester Zimmerman, Song Leader – Nate Martin
Message: What Makes the Holy Land Holy (and Ground Zero for Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Conflict)?
Speaker – Nathan Zook (Hampden Mennonite Church, Baltimore)

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!
Apr 19 – Sheryl Fox
Apr 19 – Joanna Martin
Apr 19 – Ted Steinruck
Apr 20 – Steven & Lisa Bansner – Congratulations – 30 years!
Apr 20 – Julianne Zimmerman – 2 years old
Apr 21 – Chandler King – 1 year old
Apr 21 – Johannah Steinruck
Apr 24 – Angela Kulp

Blessing Our Missionaries: Send something to brighten their week.
Geoff Sensenig Family: Apr 19-Brent Fox; Apr 26-Willis Petersheim
Rick Rhodes Family: Apr 19-Keith Nolt; Apr 26-Brian Shirk
Dorothy Steinruck: Apr 19-Pam Witmer; Apr 26-Kim Petersheim
1776 Elly Rd, Aroda, VA 22709 (godsgotdot@gmail.com)
Andrea Fox: Apr 19-Janelle Weaver; Apr 26-Luci Keller
PO Box 156, Cherry Creek, SD 57622 (gotjesus95@gmail.com)

Favorite Bible Verse (submitted by Tiffany Fox): 2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (NIV) It is awesome to know that God’s grace is enough for me, and His power will be made known because of my weakness. When I am weak, I will feel God’s power. This is so comforting.

April 12, 2015

His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100:5

Sunday Morning – Christian Education Sunday
9:30 Meet at Fairview Christian School Gym
FCS students will be singing and giving the morning program. There will be stories & lessons for the children, but no Sunday School.
Offering – Fairview Christian School

Sunday Evening, 6:30 PM
Moderator – Lester Zimmerman
Song Leader – Dan Petersheim
Deacon Qualification Message – Earl Martin
Nominations will be received by the ministry for a deacon.
Offering – Bald Eagle Boys’ Camp

Wednesday Evening, April 15 – No evening service

About 50 Fairview Christian School students and 8 staff are leaving on Monday, April 13, to participate in Student Convention at Mt. Bethel, PA. They will return on Friday, April 17. Pray that this will be a good time with other schools and also a time of spiritual growth.

Greeters: Apr 12 – Dan & Janna Lapp          Apr 19 – Harry & Darla Hanna

Hostess: Apr 12 – Sarah Weaver          Apr 19 – Elaine Weaver

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!
Apr 12 – Lisa Petersheim
Apr 13 – Steven Reis
Apr 13 – David Martin
Apr 15 – Rylan Rhodes – 4 years old
Apr 15 – Brian & Kirsten Shirk – Congratulations – 9 years!
Apr 17 – Joanne Busch

Looking Ahead
Sun, Apr 19 – Ordination for Deacon, 2:30 at Myerstown
Wed, Apr 22 – Church Cleaning
Sat, Apr 25 & 26 – District Inspirational Meetings at Myerstown

Blessing Our Missionaries: Send something to brighten their week.
Geoff Sensenig Family: Apr 12-Orpha Gehman; Apr 19-Brent Fox
Rick Rhodes Family: Apr 12-Jeff Weaver; Apr 19-Keith Nolt
Dorothy Steinruck: Apr 12-Joe Martin; Apr 19-Pam Witmer
1776 Elly Rd, Aroda, VA 22709 (godsgotdot@gmail.com)
Andrea Fox: Apr 12-Caitlin Herzog; Apr 19-Janelle Weaver
PO Box 156, Cherry Creek, SD 57622 (gotjesus95@gmail.com)

New Address – update your church address list:
Stanley Martin, 2615 E Cumberland St, Lebanon, PA 17042

Host the Youth Group for an evening activity at your home. Talk to Arlin & Carissa King.

A Favorite Bible Verse (submitted by Nancy Kulp) -
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Hebrews 13:5
In this rapid time of change, it is a wonderful blessing to know that our Lord, Jesus Christ, has never changed and never will.

April Newsletter

Christian Education Sunday
Come join us on April 12 @ 10:00 a.m. for the FCS convention program. It will be held in the FCS gym. The students will be sharing many of their convention pieces.

Regional Student Convention
The Mid-Atlantic Student Convention will be held April 13-17 at the Tuscarora Conference Center. Remember to pray for the students as they participate in the different events. If you would like to visit, the address is 3300 River Road, Mt. Bethel, PA 18343

Easter Vacation
We will be dismissing at noon on Thursday, April 2, and have off on Friday, April 3, for Easter vacation. There will be no hot lunch on Thursday, April 2. The children will be given an opportunity to eat a packed lunch before 12:00 if they would like. We will be having school on Monday, April 6, for a snow make-up day.

Field Day
Field day will be held on May 22. It will be at the West Reading Park from 9:00-12:00. There will be no public transportation to take your children home. Public transportation will bring them to school in the morning only. They need to be picked up at West Reading at 12:00 or at FCS at 12:30.

Graduation
Graduation will be held on Wednesday, May 27, in the FCS gym. Eleven seniors are planning to take this next step in their journey of life. You are all invited.

Awards
Awards will be held Friday, May 29, in the FCS gym. It will begin at 9:00 am. Please come and show your support for the hard work your child did this school term.

First Day of School
We plan to start on Monday, August 24, 2015. We will be sending along a full 2015-2016 school calendar with the final billing and mailing the end of April.

Stanford Achievement Test
We have added the test cost to your tuition bill. The results will be sent home either with your May newsletter or the first billing of the 2015-2016 school term.

Thanks
Thanks so much for supporting the spring program and the spirit night at Chick-fil-A. Both evenings were enjoyed by all. We appreciate how so many of you enthusiastically support the many school activities.

Resurrection
We trust you will have a blessed Easter. Take time to celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is exciting to know we serve a God who is alive and living in our hearts. Take the time this Easter to share the message of the resurrection with somebody who does not have this Jesus in their hearts!

April 5, 2015

The LORD is RISEN Indeed!

Sunday Morning
9:00 Prayer Time
9:25 Singing, Announcements, Offering
Song Leader – Ralli Zook
Offering – General Fund
9:45 Sermon – Ted Steinruck
10:40 Singing & Dismissal to Classes for All Ages
Lesson Title: “Witnesses of the Resurrection”
11:30 Singing in Auditorium & Dismissal

Sunday Evening, No service at Fairview

Wednesday, April 8, Congregational Day of Fasting & Prayer

Wednesday Evening, April 8, 7:30 PM
Moderator – Ted Steinruck
Song Leader – Randy Petersheim
Qualification Message for Deacon
Message – Lester Zimmerman

Youth Group Activity, Saturday, April 11, 6:30
The youth are invited to come to the church. Rebekah Weiner, Kim Petersheim, and Monica Sensenig will be sharing about their experiences overseas. Snack will be provided.

Greeters: Apr 5 – Duane & Angela Kulp         Apr 12 – Dan & Janna Lapp

Hostess: Apr 5 –Carissa King          Apr 12 – Sarah Weaver

Ladies, You may contribute to the Sunshine Fund during class today.

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!
Apr 5 – Virgil Weaver
Apr 5 – Ryan & Yvonne Martin – Congratulations – 12 years!
Apr 6 – Tamara Fox – 17 years old
Apr 7 – Mazaiah Hutchinson – 18 years old
Apr 7 – Justine Nolt
Apr 8 – Arianna Vazquez – 14 years old
Apr 8 – Ryan Martin
Apr 8 – Michael Lapp – 3 years old
Apr 10 – Tyler Burkholder – 8 years old
Apr 11 – Kinzi Burkholder – 2 years old
Apr 11 – Clifford Zook
Apr 11 – Milo Martin – 6 years old

Looking Ahead
Sat AM, Apr 11 – Men’s Prayer Time at Church
Sun PM, Apr 12 – Second Qualification Message & Nominations for Deacon
Sun, Apr 19 – Ordination for Deacon, 2:30 at Myerstown

Blessing Our Missionaries: Send something to brighten their week.
Geoff Sensenig Family: Apr 5-Nancy Kulp; Apr 12-Orpha Gehman
Rick Rhodes Family: Apr 5-Jeremy Martin; Apr 12-Jeff Weaver
Dorothy Steinruck: Apr 5-Emory Martin; Apr 12-Joe Martin
1776 Elly Rd, Aroda, VA 22709 (godsgotdot@gmail.com)
Andrea Fox: Apr 5-Heidi Weaver; Apr 12-Caitlin Herzog
PO Box 156, Cherry Creek, SD 57622 (gotjesus95@gmail.com)

Sheryl Fox, Tamara, Carissa & son Chandler are visiting Andrea in South Dakota this week. Ryan & Amy Huber and children will be traveling to IGo in Thailand for about 2 weeks.

Next Sunday Morning, April 12, is Christian Education Sunday. There will be no Sunday School. Meet at the School Gym at 10:00.

Fairview Christian School