CHURCH NEWS        8/11/22

Upcoming Dates

  • August 17-20 - Old Time Camp Meeting at Fairmount Camp. All are welcome.
  • August 30 - Discover Your Purpose Class, 6-8pm, Luedtke House (see below)
  • September 6 - Membership Class, 6-8pm, Luedtke House (see below)
  • September 9-11 - Fairmount Camp's Married Couples Retreat
  • September 11-17 - 7 Days of Prayer
  • October 1 - Falls Park, Pendleton, IN - Church hike and picnic (see below)

Our church exists to Love God, Connect with Others, Discover Your Purpose, and Make a Difference!
New announcements will be bold below

LOVE GOD

  • 7 Days of Prayer -During the week of September 11-17, we will gather each evening at 7pm in the sanctuary to call upon the Lord. It's a time of worship and concentrated prayer for our church and community.
  • Growing Children's Ministry - We need your help! If you are willing to love our children on Sunday mornings, let Cindy know here!

CONNECT WITH OTHERS

  • Congratualations to the Softball Team! - Our church softball team, led by Mark Royal, went undefeated during the season and is the tournament champions! Way to go guys!
  • Church App – Download It Today! Have you heard? Fairmount Wesleyan Church has their very own APP. It’s a real app that you can find at the Apple and Google Play stores. You’ll also find it on Amazon and Roku. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, please do so. Our hope is that this app will allow our church family to stay informed and connected. You’ll be able to watch our live streams, connect with our various ministries, have church communication, access the Bible, and give through this new technology. Scan the code below to download the app or search for Fairmount Wesleyan Church at the Apple or Google Play stores. 
    • All announcements will now come through the website and app
    • When you are streaming the service live, check out the new chat option in the app
    • Now is the time to switch all online giving over to the app or website before our old system is disabled
  • Membership Class – Whether you want to become a formal member of FWC or are interested in learning about the Wesleyan Church, come join the next Membership Class on September 6, 6-8pm at the home of Jeff & Amy Luedtke (6629 SE 00 W, Jonesboro). Membership is a commitment to this body of believers with the benefits of fellowship, discipleship, and ownership. This class also prepares you for our  Local Church Conference (LCC), held once a year typically, where you’ll have a voice and a vote as well as hold certain leadership positions. Supper will be provided. Sign up here
  • Church Hike and Picnic - Come out with your family and friends to Falls Park in Pendleton, IN (460 Falls Park Dr., Pendleton; https://www.town.pendleton.in.us/parks-department) for a church hike and picnic! October 1, 10am. Park by the historical building, wear your hiking shoes, and bring a picnic lunch for your group. Sign up here
 

DISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE

  • Abide/Alignment/Authority - Over the next few weeks, we will offer 3 prayer/spiritual prompts centered on the words abide, alignment, and authority. Use this to draw closer to God, listen for His voice, and learn of His love for you.
    • Abide (Rest/Be restored) – Jesus said in Matt. 12:6 that "something greater than the temple is here" speaking of Himself. Approach the Father thanking Him for whatever comes to mind. Take time to rest in Him while you read Matt. 11:28-30.
    • Alignment (Be/Think/Act differently from the world) – Read Matt. 4:17. Jesus came to fight for our hearts and to establish a new kingdom with a very different culture. Ask the Lord to point out areas in your life where you have been living like the culture around you instead of the Kingdom culture.
    • Authority (Giving Lordship to Jesus Christ and experiencing His power within) – Read Colossians 1:20-21. The jump from being "alienated from God" to being presented "holy in His sight" is incredible, only possible by Christ's sacrificial death and resurrection. Be encouraged - whatever sin and shame that gripped you before you knew Christ, and even those you still struggle with, have absolutely no power over you in Jesus' Name. He has fully reconciled you to Himself so that you may walk in freedom without blemish.
  • Discover Your Purpose Class – What is your great joy and passion in life? How has God uniquely gifted you to make an impact for His Kingdom? This interactive class is designed to help you find your identity in Christ, learn your spiritual gifts, and discover how you were uniquely designed to make a difference in the world. The next class is offered August 30, 6-8pm at Jeff & Amy Luedtke's home (6629 SE 00 W, Jonesboro). Supper is provided. Sign up here

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

  • August Giving Chest – This month's giving chest for the Grant County Rescue Mission is collecting fresh fruit and vegetables, including your garden produce. You may place it in the chest at the bottom of the sanctuary steps (inside door #1). Thank you for your generosity!
  • Run 4 Ghana - Run/Walk a 5K or 10K  for Ghana Ministries (an orphanage) - September 17, Gas City Park. Check-in starts at 7:30am and the run at 8:30am. 5K is $35 and 10K is $45. Price includes race, shirt, swag bag, and snack after the race. Must register by Aug. 26 to get the shirt at run4ghana.com
  • Collegian Adoptables - If your family would like to "adopt" a college student this school year to sit by at church, spoil with cookies or a meal, and give them a sense of home away from home, fill out this Adoptable Form.
Bible trivia for a prize: Which tribe was Paul from?  Respond here