VOLUME 31, ISSUE 24, JULY 3, 2022


John Bunyan once said, “You can do more than pray after you have prayed but you can never do more than pray until you have prayed.” Spurgeon called the prayer meeting, "the powerhouse of the church." John Newton's quote is "I look upon prayer-meetings as the most profitable exercises (excepting the public preaching) in which Christians can engage." Well that's probably sufficient for prayer quotes. I bring these up to emphasize the importance of prayer together. Wednesday evening prayer has returned, and we'd love for you to join us in the sanctuary from 5:45-6:15 for this! It's a time for us to come together and commune with God and for the prayers of one to reflect the prayers of all. We pray in a way at these meetings that whether you pray silently or loudly that we all might be able to place an "Amen" on these prayers. And so please come and recognize the tremendous opportunity to have God's ear together as we offer thanksgiving and praise to God, as we pray for the spread of the Gospel, and as we lift up one another, our church, our community, missionaries, and others. 

Impatient for Sunday 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: Marna Costanzo, Aiden Costanzo
July 10: 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 6: Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 5:45-6:15 p.m.
July 6: VBS Door to Door Invitations, 6:15 -7:15 p.m.
July 10: Sacrament of the Lord's Supper
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 provide 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 and email me if you are interested in getting a team together to pack and deliver these crates. 

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, 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. I'll also be letting you know more information soon on the specific needs of the people there.
Our last planning meeting is Sunday at 4 p.m. in the FLC. If you are volunteering in any way or would like to, join us as we pray and make final plans ahead of July 18-22. Also, note that registration is live!

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 July 13 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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