As I’ve been thinking about the importance of unity, as I’ve prepared this morning’s sermon, there are several reasons why the Fairlane family can be united in our excitement about the future of the Fairlane family.
We can be excited about the future our children and grandchildren will enjoy at Fairlane. Tiffany Coggins has assumed the Children’s Minister Leader position and has begun creating a ministry that will help our children grow spiritually and develop friendships that will bless them as they move into their teen and young adult years. Our kids are going to have opportunities to worship, serve, play and learn about God together. This is something we can be excited about!
We can be excited about our youth ministry that Michael is continuing to build at Fairlane. Our teens are given opportunities to growth in their faith, serve our community, enjoy fun times and trips with each other and mature into the young disciples that God is calling them to be. This is something we can be excited about!
We can be excited about our Pump Night and Wednesday evenings together at Fairlane. Each Wednesday evening, the fellowship hall is filled with Fairlane family members who enjoy a meal together, catch up on life together, and watch our children play and have fun. It’s great to have a venue where all ages can enjoy time together in community before our Bible study on Wednesday evening. This is something we can be excited about! (If you haven’t come to Pump Night, what are you waiting for?!)
We can be excited that God’s word is taught throughout the week at Fairlane. Fairlane is blessed with some great Bible teachers that are blessing our children, teens and adults on a weekly basis. We have a new Bible study opportunity beginning this Wednesday (10/2 at 10a.m.) that will explore Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus. God’s word is being proclaimed and studied at Fairlane. This is something we can be excited about!
We can be excited that life groups are meeting each Sunday evening at homes and at our Fairlane building. Our church family is sharing God’s word together, meals together and life together each and every week. Friendships are strengthening among us. God’s word is being studied and we are learning ways to apply what we learn into practice. All ages are being blessed by our time together in life groups. This is something we can be excited about!
We can be excited that our Men’s ministry, under the guidance of Grant Whaley, has launched at Fairlane. Our men will continue to enjoy our monthly men’s breakfast but will also have the opportunity to engage in more community building events, spiritual development and retreats together. We look forward to seeing our men continue to strengthen in their faith and in their love for God, family and friends. This is something we can be excited about!
We can be excited about all of this and more. Fairlane has a rich history of spiritual growth, community service and ministries dedicated to strengthening families. This focus is continuing and growing. God is on the move at Fairlane! This is something we can be excited about!