VOLUME 31, ISSUE 26, JULY 17, 2022


Any detectives out there? Our children have a case to solve! We're investigating the Book of Esther for Vacation Bible School. Esther is a fascinating story of God's providential protection of His people. From Monday to Friday of next week we'll study together to find the hidden hero of this Old Testament book. Be sure your children or grandchildren are signed up - they won't want to miss helping solve this case!

Click here to sign up!

Additionally, there are still some open spots for volunteering. To do so, email me! Thanks for supporting some an important opportunity for discipling our children and reaching our community for Christ!

See you Sunday. Grace be 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: Anna Bryant, Brett Bryant
July 24: Corey Vana, Jill Webb
July 31: Bobby and Katie Benninger
Aug. 7: Beth Wickliffe, One Needed

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
July 23: Church Member Directory Photographs
July 24: Combined Sunday School Class
July 27: Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 5:45-6:15 p.m.
Aug. 14: Combined Sunday School Class
Aug. 17: Book Discussion Party, 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 7: Table Talk Returns, 5:30 p.m.
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 may begin another. MTW is very specific about what goes in the crates. There are 3 different kinds we can pack. Here is what should go in them:

Basic Care Crate:
Toothbrush, floss, toothpaste, Mylar Emergency Thermal Blankets, tampons, maxi pads, water filters (handheld/ filtration straws), baby powder, Gold Bond powder, socks, Chapstick, Vaseline, full body wipes (not baby wipes), Kleenex, batteries (AA, AAA), LED flashlight with batteries, Swiss Army knife or multi-tools, hair ties, thermometer, water purification tablets, electrolyte purification tablets, adult diapers (sizes regular, large, x-large)

Basic Meds Crate:
Anti-fungal/ anti-itch cream, Aspirin, Acetaminophen/ Tylenol/ Paracetamanol, Ibuprofen, Iodine tablets, A and D ointment, allergy medication (Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra), cough syrup, children's chewable multivitamins, men's and women's multivitamins, Vitamin A/B/C/D/E, Bandaids and bandages, Elastic bandages, manual blood pressure cuff with stethoscope, nasal airway kit, Sterile syringes with needles sizes 3,5,10, 20, 30 ml

Basic Wound Care (Most Needed)
Alcohol wipes, sterile latex medical/ surgical gloves, Neosporin, medical tape, Ace bandage wraps, trauma shears, bandages/ Band Aids, sterile gauze rolls, trauma first aid kits with CAT tourniquet and Israeli bandage, Israeli emergency bandages, Cat 7 tourniquet - Gen 7 (must be original brand not generic), chest seals, hemostatic bandages

You can find links to these materials in this document provided by MTW.
Email me to begin packing. Members from another church will be taking our crates to Poland.

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 and because of frequent power outages flashlights and lanterns. I'll plan to buy those in Bulgaria when I arrive. Thank you for your support of this trip and for your prayers for the refugees in Bulgaria.

VBS begins Monday at 5:30! Register here: We can still use more volunteers if you would like to help!

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, July 27 at 6:15 p.m. 
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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