Fairview Christian School

November 2016 Newsletter

O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever. -Psalm 107:1

Thanksgiving Meal and Play

A free hot lunch will be served to all students on Wednesday, November 23. If you are able to bring food, volunteer your time, or send money for supplies, please call or text Justine Nolt by Friday, November 11, at 717-419-5039. The menu is as follows:

  • Dinner Roll
  • Ham Balls
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Applesauce Jello
  • Cupcake

Learning center 3 is preparing to do a Thanksgiving-themed play before the meal. The play will start at 10:00 am.

Thanksgiving Vacation

We will have a noon dismissal on Wednesday, November 23, following the Thanksgiving meal that will be served. We look forward to having the students back on Tuesday, November 29.

Fairview Mennonite Church Open House

Everyone is invited to attend an open house on Sunday, November 6, at the new Fairview Mennonite Church building located at 1701 Fairview Street. Stop by anytime between 4:30 and 8:30 PM.

Great-Big-Breakfast

We are looking forward to the breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, November 12, from 6:30 to 10:30 AM. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to come and enjoy a fabulous breakfast. Donations will be accepted.

FCS Basketball

The FCS boys’ varsity basketball team is looking forward to an exciting season. We invite you to come enjoy as many games as you can to cheer on the Falcons. The Tip-Off Tournament kicks off the season on December 2. 

Christmas Program

Please keep Friday night, December 9, open for the Christmas program at the FCS gym.

Trash-A-Thon

Thanks so much! We raised around $8,000, cleaned up the City of Reading, and left a good testimony to many neighbors!

 

October 30, 2016

“Above all taking the shield of faith …”  Ephesians 6:16 

        9:00        Prayer Time

        9:25        Worship

                        Song Leader – Dan Petersheim

                        Offering – Heralds of Hope

        9:45        Message – Marcus Fox

        10:40     Singing & Classes for All Ages

                        Adult Lesson:  “The Messenger of the Covenant”

        11:30     Dismissal

Sunday Evening, No Evening Service

Wednesday Evening, Nov 2, 7:30 PM

        Song Leader – Brian Shirk

        Moderator – Dan Petersheim

        Devotions – Caleb Gehman

        Topic: “Mentoring Others” – Eli Sensenig

        Prayer Time

Greeters:  Oct 30 – Virgil & Leanne Weaver     Nov 6 – Wilson & Julia Zimmerman

Hostess:  Oct 30 – Lonell Martin     Nov 6 – Elaine Steinruck 

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!

        Oct 30 – Jaden Martin – 8 years old

        Oct 30 – Cheyenne Sensenig – 20 years old

        Oct 30 – Molly Schearer

        Nov 1 – Donald Reis

        Nov 1 – Matt & Anita Burkholder – Congratulations – 13 years!

        Nov 5 – Jay Fox

        Nov 5 – Carissa King

Blessing Our Missionaries:

Geoff Sensenig Family: Oct 30-Brent Fox; Nov 6-Matt Burkholder

        gbsfam@securecoffee.com

Rebekah Weiner:  Oct 30-Ryan Huber; Nov 6-Sheri Fox

TOP School, 329 E Poplar St, York, PA 17403 (bekah4jesuschrist@gmail.com)

Rick Rhodes Family: Oct 30-Leon Eberly; Nov 6-Kevin Arentz

      rickrenitarhodes@hotmail.com

Dorothy Steinruck:  Oct 30-Ben Martin; Nov 6-Andrea Fox

      Godsgotdot@gmail.com

Brenda Weaver:  Oct 30-Arlin King; Nov 6-Ralli Zook

      Brweaver013@gmail.com

Tiffany Fox: Oct 30-Melissa Kulp; Nov 6-Sylvia Gehman

      tiffdfox8@gmail.com

2017 Church Calendar – please give additions and updates to the church calendar and address list to Sylvia Gehman.  Drop information in church mailbox or text 610-823-4090.  Thanks!

Looking Ahead

SUN, NOV 6 – Turn Clocks BACK one hour.  Daylight Savings Time ends.

Sun PM, Nov 6 – Open House, 4:30 – 8:30 PM

        Drop-In for Family, Friends, Community.  Light Refreshments.

Sun PM, Nov 13 – Family Groups 

If you have the Holy Spirit on the inside,

You can stand any kind of battle on the outside.

October 23, 2016

“Above all taking the shield of faith …”  Ephesians 6:16 

        9:00        Prayer Time

        9:25        Worship

                        Song Leader – Nathan Rutt

                        Offering – Building Fund

        9:45        Message – Marcus Fox

        10:40     Singing & Classes for All Ages

                        Adult Lesson:  “Israel’s Suffering Shepherd”

        11:30     Dismissal

Sunday Evening, No Evening Service

Wednesday Evening, Oct 26, 7:30 PM

         Men’s Meeting @ New Church

Saturday Evening, October 29 – Keystone Youth Activity

        Pastor Appreciation Dinner at Terre Hill Mennonite High School

Greeters:  Oct 23 – Jeff & Sarah Weaver     Oct 30 – Virgil & Leanne Weaver

Hostess:  Oct 23 – Lisa Petersheim     Oct 30 – Corrie Martin

What are you doing with today?

“Now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Cor 6:2

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!

        Oct 23 – Alaina Good – 3 years old

        Oct 25 – Josiah Petersheim – 7 years old

        Oct 25 – Renee Sensenig

        Oct 25 – Rachel Niska

        Oct 26 – Lee Wheeler

        Oct 26 – Deanna Kulp

        Oct 26 – David & Marlene Weaver – 42 years – Congratulations!

        Oct 28 – Caleb Gehman – 20 years old

        Oct 29 – Andrew Weaver – 12 years old 

Blessing Our Missionaries:

Geoff Sensenig Family: Oct 23-Isaiah Fox; Oct 30-Brent Fox

        gbsfam@securecoffee.com

Rebekah Weiner:  Oct 23-Sheri Fox; Oct 30-Ryan Huber

TOP School, 329 E Poplar St, York, PA 17403 (bekah4jesuschrist@gmail.com)

Rick Rhodes Family: Oct 23-Brian Fox; Oct 30-Leon Eberly

      rickrenitarhodes@hotmail.com

Dorothy Steinruck:  Oct 23-Orpha Gehman; Oct 30-Ben Martin

      Godsgotdot@gmail.com

Brenda Weaver:  Oct 23-Caitlin Herzog; Oct 30-Arlin King

      Brweaver013@gmail.com

Looking Ahead

November 6 – Sun PM – Open House at New Church

                Drop in from 4:30 – 8:30 PM    Light Refreshments

2017 Church Calendar – please give additions and updates to the church calendar and address list to Sylvia Gehman.  Thanks!

Pray for Tiffany Fox.  She flies to Grenada on October 21 where she will be teaching first grade at the Limes School.

October 16, 2016

“Above all taking the shield of faith …”  Ephesians 6:16 

        9:00        Prayer Time

        9:25        Worship

                        Song Leader – Tony Hollinger

                        Offering – Leadership Support

        Order of Service

                        Memories of Fairview – Roy & Orpha

                        Children’s Singing

                        FMC Choir

                        Children’s Meeting

                        FMC Songs through the Decades

                        Musings from our retired ministers

                        Message – Ted Steinruck

        11:30     Dismissal

Noon Fellowship Meal in Church Basement.              

Sunday Evening, 6:30 PM, Children’s Ministry

Moderator/Song Leader/Story – Marcus Fox

Kindergarten – Anita Burkholder – Old Kitchen

Grades 1 & 2 – Denise Fox – Back Basement

Grades 3 & 4 – Natalie Martin – Basement

Grades 5 & 6 – Kenny Martin – Room G

Grades 7-9  - Kevin Good – Lighthouse

Adults – Dan Lapp – Auditorium

Snack – Andra Fox

Offering – Rick Rhodes Family Support

Wednesday, October 19

        Moving Night … from S. 16th Street to 1701 Fairview Street.

        Come any time after 6:30 to help clean and move.

Greeters:  Oct 16 – Ken & Sheila Troyer     Oct 23 – Jeff & Sarah Weaver

Hostess:  Oct 16 – Fellowship Meal     Oct 23 – Lisa Petersheim

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!

        Oct 16 – Chloe Martin – 8 years old

        Oct 16 – Juliana Petersheim – 5 years old     

Blessing Our Missionaries:

Geoff Sensenig Family: Oct 16-Jay Fox; Oct 23-Isaiah Fox

        gbsfam@securecoffee.com

Rebekah Weiner:  Oct 16-Camille Gehman; Oct 23-Sheri Fox

TOP School, 329 E Poplar St, York, PA 17403 (bekah4jesuschrist@gmail.com)

Rick Rhodes Family: Oct 16-Jason Fox; Oct 23-Brian Fox

      rickrenitarhodes@hotmail.com

Dorothy Steinruck:  Oct 16-Sylvia Gehman; Oct 23-Orpha Gehman

      Godsgotdot@gmail.com

Brenda Weaver: Oct 16-Nancy Kulp; Oct 23-Caitlin Herzog

      Brweaver013@gmail.com

Looking Ahead

October 23 – Sun AM – First service at 1701 Fairview St.

November 6 – Sun PM – Open House at New Church

                Drop in from 4:30 – 8:30 PM    Light Refreshments

“It does not matter,” said J. Hudson Taylor, “where He places me or how. That is rather for Him to consider than for me. For the easiest positions He must give grace; and in the most difficult His grace is sufficient. So, if God places me in great perplexity, must He not give me much guidance? In positions of great difficulty, much grace? In circumstances of great pressure and trial, much strength? As to work, mine was never so plentiful, so responsible, or so difficult; but the weight and strain are all gone. His resources are mine, for He is mine.”

October 9, 2016

“Above all taking the shield of faith …” Ephesians 6:16

        9:00        Prayer Time

        9:25        Worship

                        Song Leader – Dan Petersheim

                        Offering – General Fund

                        Message – Marcus Fox

                        20 minutes Sunday School for Nursery, Preschool, Primary

10:30     Dismissal

Joint Service with St John Missionary Baptist Church

436 S 7th Street, Reading, PA 19602

 Sunday Evening, Commissioning & Communion, 6:00 PM

        Song Leader – Kurt Nolt

       Devotions – Ted Steinruck

        Commissioning for Tiffany Fox (Grenada) and

                        Janita Kulp (Guatemala)

        Communion & Feet Washing

        Offering – Brotherhood Fund

Wednesday, October 12 – Congregational Day of Fasting & Prayer

Wednesday, October 12, Mid-Week Meeting, 7:30 PM

        Moderator – Kurt Nolt

        Song Leader – Caleb Gehman           

        Devotions – Ryan Fox

        Topic – “Leaving a Legacy” – Willis Petersheim

        Prayer Time

Greeters:  Oct 9 – Curvin & Elaine Weaver     Oct 16 – Ken & Sheila Troyer

Hostess:  Oct 9 – Lauren Rutt     Oct 16 – Fellowship Meal

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!

        Oct 10 – Rick Rhodes

        Oct 11 – Jordan Steinruck – 17 years old

        Oct 11 – Virgil & Leanne Weaver – Congratulations – 13 years!

        Oct 13 – Bruce Fox – 16 years old

        Oct 14 – Ed & Ethel Kurtz – Congratulations – 66 years!

Blessing Our Missionaries:

Geoff Sensenig Family: Oct 9-Keith Gehman; Oct 16-Jay Fox

        gbsfam@securecoffee.com

Rebekah Weiner:  Oct 9-Marcus Fox; Oct 16-Camille Gehman

TOP School, 329 E Poplar St, York, PA 17403 (bekah4jesuschrist@gmail.com)

Rick Rhodes Family: Oct 9-Caleb Gehman; Oct 16-Jason Fox

      rickrenitarhodes@hotmail.com

Dorothy Steinruck:  Oct 9-Jessica Stoltzfus; Oct 16-Sylvia Gehman

      Godsgotdot@gmail.com

Looking Ahead

October 16 – Sun AM – Final service at 545 S. 16th St. – No Sunday School

October 16 – Sun PM, Children’s Ministry

Moderator/Song Leader/Story-Marcus Fox, Snack-Andra Fox,

K-Anita Burkholder, 1 & 2-Denise Fox; 3 & 4- Natalie Martin;

5&6- Kenny Martin; 7-9 Kevin Good; Adult-Dan Lapp

October 19 – Wed PM, No service – Moving Night!!

October 23 – Sun AM – First service at 1701 Fairview St.

November 6 – Sun PM – Open House at New Church

Pray …

Brenda Weaver – beginning her 6 month term in Honduras

Eli & Bonnie Sensenig – visiting Geoff’s family in China

Shawn & Rosanne and baby Hans

Continued growth following our revival meetings

Blessing, safety, unity, thankfulness as we move into our new church

Fairview Christian School