VOLUME 31, ISSUE 25, JULY 10, 2022


Where are some of your oft-visited locations in scripture? I find myself returning again and again to the Songs of Ascent, Psalms 120-134. Tradition has it that these psalms were sung as worshipers made their way up to Jerusalem to celebrate annual feasts and ultimately to worship. As we prepare for worship, let us be encouraged by such psalms. Here's a verse for you now: "I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go to the house of the Lord'" (Ps. 122:1).

Looking forward to worship with you.
Our nursery continues to grow, and we need your help to care for our youngest members and point them to Jesus! Tammy Teal is helping with signups, and she'd love to hear from you and schedule you for nursery. Click here to send her an email or give her a call at 541.274.1158. Thank you for serving in the nursery. 

Worship Nursery volunteers
This Sunday: William Davenport, One Needed
July 17: Anna Bryant, Brett Bryant
July 24: Corey Vana, Jill Webb
July 31: Bobby and Katie Benninger

Children's Church for July
Sarah Wickliffe

Sunday School volunteers
Nursery: Sarah Wickliffe
Preschool (3.5-6): Lynn McCarter
Elementary (6-9): Lisa Miller
Preteen (10-13): Ann Spaar
Teenagers: Thomas Tripp
Order of Worship
Prayer List
July 13: Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 5:45-6:15
July 18-22: Vacation Bible School
July 23: Church Member Directory Photographs
July 24: Combined Sunday School Class
Mission to the World (MTW) is providing for the needs of Ukrainians through an effort called Crates for Ukraine. It's a way to help with basic care, meds, and wound supplies. Churches or individuals pack crates and then transport them to Krakow, Poland where they will be taken to Lviv, Ukraine and other locations. Click here to learn more. We have already started packing one crate and will do more if there are others wishing to help. Email me to begin packing or if you have an interest in delivering. Thanks to those who are already helping with this!

Another way in which you might help displaced Ukrainians is by providing for refugees in a small village in Bulgaria. There a former orphanage is being converted into a refugee center (see it below), and many refugees are now calling this home. I will be traveling there on July 24 and expect to stay just shy of two weeks. If you would like to help provide for the physical needs of these families and individuals, email me. Right now people are asking for clothes and shoes. I'll plan to buy those in Bulgaria when I arrive. Though it's the middle of the summer, leadership at the refugee center is looking ahead to the winter in purchasing new coats for everyone. Thank you for your support of this trip and for your prayers for the refugees in Bulgaria.

Registration is live for our VBS taking place from July 18-22 beginning each evening at 5:30 p.m. VBS is for children age 4 through 6th grade. Older children, teens, and any adults may volunteer. Email me to do that and follow the link to register children:

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson 
Published in 2004, Gilead is a bittersweet account of a dying Congregationalist minister, John Ames. The story, which is set in Gilead, Iowa, in 1956, unfolds in the form of a letter that he is writing to his young son to tell him all the things he will not be able to tell him when he gets older. With a slow and thoughtful pace, John shares past family memories and resolves an old personal grievance with the son of his best friend, Robert Boughton, who is a Presbyterian minister. As John explores the bonds and breakdowns in relationships between fathers and sons, he moves back and forth between his memories and the present. John's heartfelt, joyous love of life and his profound religious faith weave throughout the narrative. 

Gilead "is so serenely beautiful, wrote one reviewer, "that one feels touched by grace just to read it."

Pick up a copy from Dan Nowell this Sunday and write August 17, 6:15 p.m. on your calendar for a book discussion party led by Dan.

If you currently teach Sunday school for adults or high schoolers, or if you would like to teach, please come to this training on Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. Future training sessions will also occur on July 27 and Wednesdays in August.
Fairview Family Worship Guide

Book of the Month | A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin
For the last year or so, I've used this space to suggest a book to you, and this month's book is one that you can read again and again. In fact the contents of this book are lifted from Book 3 of the Institutes of the Christian Religion. It's a great way to begin reading Calvin. Pick up a copy wherever good books are sold. What are you reading these days? Let me know!
Pastor | Rev. Jonathan Williams, 803.629.2952

Assistant Pastor | Rev. Kenny Maple, 864.608.6033

Session | Preston Garrett, John Martzin, Jim McClimon, Tom Miller, Tom Sevcik, Dan Shirley

Deacons | Stutts Armstrong, Cephas DiLella, Wes McCarter, Jimmy Sprouse, James Wickliffe

James is our Deacon of the Month | 864.303.6369
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