CHURCH NEWS        11/30/22

Upcoming Dates

  • December 3 - Artisan Market at Fairmount Camp 10am-4pm - over 45 vendors! Come support the Branch booth (caramel apple cider, coffee, pastries, and more!)
  • December 9-14 - Coffee and Cram at the Branch (see below)
  • December 11 - Child dedication - Interested? Inquire here
  • December 11 - Collegian graduates recognized. Collegians, if you are graduating in December, please let the office know here
  • December 15 - food distribution for the community (see below)
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve Service 6pm
  • January 13-14 - Overnight Prayer Retreat (more information coming)

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

LOVE GOD

  • Children Singing in Service December 4! - Come out and support our kids' ministry as they sing special music

CONNECT WITH OTHERS

  • Church Survey - Could you take a moment to fill out a short 14-question survey for the church? The staff wants to know how to communicate with you best, so please share your feedback. The survey can be done online here or can be picked up in paper form at the church.
  • Discipleship/Mentoring - Have you ever thought you might have something to offer another person and help them along on their spiritual journey? A disciple is someone who makes more disciples. Sharing life and sharing stories is the starting point for this to happen. If you would be open to discipling or mentoring someone younger in their faith, email Amy here. Likewise, if you would like to have a mentor, use the same email link above. 
  • Coffee and Cram - All high school and college students! Come out to The Branch to study for finals Dec. 9-14. There will be extended hours (open until 10pm; Sunday 5-10pm) with coffee and sweet treats available. 108 S Main St, Fairmount.

DISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE

  • Sow the Word - Over the next several weeks, you'll find ideas here to "Sow the Word" in your home and in your life. God's Word is a treasure. Enjoy! 
    • Read Psalm 1 as a "summary" of all of Psalms. Note the contrasts between who we want to be and who we do not want to be. What makes the difference? Pay attention to the visual imagery of the Psalm.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

  • Branch Gift Cards -Consider buying Branch gift cards as Christmas presents this year!
  • Claim Our City Update - As an FWC tradition, Christmas tags are available for local children and families, naming sizes and ages for us to provide items for Christmas. Both gifts and gift cards are needed and you have already responded in a big way. - thank you! We have a few tags left on the Christmas tree in the Welcome Center. Gift cards ($25) can be also be purchased for gas or groceries as well as $10 Branch cards as gifts. Please return all gifts/gift cards to the church by Dec. 5.
  • End of year giving - Thank you for your faithfulness in financially giving throughout the year as we love and minister to our community and our congregation with the Good News of Jesus Christ. As there are some who are able to give above and beyond, we want to remind you that all end of the year giving must be received or postmarked by December 31, 2022. You can give on our website under the GIVE tab, on the app under Giving, or to text-to-give text Give2FWC to 1-888-364-4483
  • Community Food Distribution - FWC is involved all year round with community food distribution at Park Elementary School in Fairmount. On December 15, from 6-7:30pm, additional volunteers are needed to distribute food and/or host games for the kids. If you can volunteer, contact Jared here by Dec. 9 so your background check can be completed in time.
  • Giving Chest for December - The December giving chest (in the Welcome Center near door #1) is collecting men's and women's sweatshirts and sweatpants for the Grant County Rescue Mission if you'd like to donate new or gently used items there. Thank you for your generosity all year with this ministry!
For a prize, answer this Bible trivia question:
What two places are the 10 commandments located in the Bible?