LIGHTS OF LOVE WOMEN'S MINISTRY
Service opportunities, as well as Fellowship opportunities abound. Are you involving yourself, and taking advantage of all the opportunities? I see an incredible amount of love at Fairlane. Come be a part!
If you don't feel the love and feel like family, please ask yourself why. My Mom used to say "if people forget your birthday, it's your fault for not reminding them." Do you feel like your "birthday" has been forgotten? Well, this is your personal invitation to come to some of our opportunities, and to be a part of the Fairlane family.
The holidays are approaching, come be a blessing, as well as, receive blessings!
~ Shelley Jones
Lights of Love
In addition to our "regular" service opportunities, we have an incredibly rewarding opportunity to join together with the Bird Street Church of Christ for Thanksgiving again this year.
Why do we gather together to worship and to fellowship with one another? We all have friends outside of church, but what makes our church friends, and our church family so special?
"14 Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? 15 What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?" - 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 (NLT)
"9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. 11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? 12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken." - Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (KJV)
"Some people approach church in the same way they seek out a new mobile phone carrier or cable provider. 'Well, I'm just not getting what I need anymore. I think it's time to move on.' If you approach church with consumer mentality, you are selling yourself short. When the knowledge you hear in church remains between your ears and the worship becomes littler more than a spectator sports, you are missing the point. The purpose of Sunday service is not, 'What's in it for me?' Sure, everyone needs spiritual growth. Everybody needs a gathering place that brings connection with fellow believers. We all need a weekly reminder of our moral compass according to God's Word. But there's something more at the heart of the matter: the true purpose of church. Church is the one and only place that has as its primary function the facilitation of a personal meeting with God. This happens when the church worships God in spirit and in truth. Worship is much more than singing or going through the motions. Worship happens when your soul - the immaterial, nonphysical, eternal part of who you are - reaches toward God like a child reaches up for a parent." - Miles G. McPherson in "Church is not a show; Finding the true purpose."
WOMEN'S MINISTRY COORDINATOR
Please feel free to contact Shelley through the Church Office if you have any questions regarding the Women's Ministry program.