Parent Meeting — TODAY, December 8th.
Hopefully you have made plans to join us today for our meeting, immediately after Bible class. If not, you are still invited as we invite all of our students and parents to the Annex building for a walk-thru meeting. We will pray over the ministry together, go over a few highlights for the winter quarter, hand out newsletters, and head out. There is no meal included in this meeting.
Youth Christmas Event — December 14th from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
If you were able to attend last year’s event, you know how much fun can be had! We are planning an even more fun version of the event this year. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this and neither will your friends! There is no cost for this event, however it is suggested that you bring $5 to the event to use for a good deed. Please try to RSVP as an Adult Chaperone Driver or Student Participant by TODAY, so that we can give our host homes a head count as they make preparations to host our group. Our Progressive Dinner hosts will be: Danny and Loretta Sharp; Lance and Misty Bennett; and Brian and Laura Huggins. We truly appreciate these families being willing to host our students and allow them into their home for a fun filled evening. And don’t forget, the winning team this year will get to help me plan a paid trip to Topgolf Nashville. And they get to bring a friend, FOR FREE!
Teen LifeGroup for 2020 — Tentative locations and topics of study.
January — 5th – Shavers; 12th – Crosslin (Psalms); 19th – Huff (Psalms); 26th – Celebration Way
February — 2nd – Huff (Psalms) *Super Bowl; 9th – Shavers (Psalms); 16th – Crosslin (Psalms); 23rd – Host Needed (Psalms)
March — 1st – No LifeGroup (CYC); 8th – Shavers (Psalms); 15th – Crosslin (Psalms); 22nd – Huff (Psalms); 29th – Host Needed (Psalms)
J 1.27 Ministry — Coming in 2020.
This ministry is born out of what we read in James 1:27, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress.” This ministry provides a way for us to partner with several works in ministry, one of which is the Child Sponsorship Program at the City of Children in Ensenada, Mexico. Starting in January, the Fairlane Youth Ministry will be sponsoring, monthly, Jorge Morales. Jorge is an 11 year old who arrived at the City of Children in May of 2019. As this relationship begins with Jorge, anything that is sent to him must come thru the Office to help streamline and control things for the City of Children. Some children there receive a lot throughout the year from their sponsors, while others receive hardly anything. We want to help them in this effort.
Here is a word from Jorge to Fairlane:
“Hi lovely family! I hope that you are doing well! My name is Jorge, and I want to tell you a little something about myself. My school name is ‘Lion Club’ and I have 3 sisters, their names are Melani, Samadi, and Melodi. Also I want to tell you that I have been doing good at school. My favorite colors are blue and red. There are a few things that I like to do: going to school, coloring, drawing, and playing futbol soccer. With lots of love, Jorge. I hope to meet you and may God bless you.”
“Remember who you are and whose you are!”
~ Michael Rector