The newsletter of Fair Oaks Church
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Why a dog lot at Fair Oaks? Well, we have seen so many of our neighbors walking their dogs around our property... So, why not give them a dedicated space to enjoy the church property with their dogs? It’s the perfect way to connect with our neighbors and give back to the neighborhood. We have reached out to the City Planning team for Dog Parks and received their input on how to properly develop our Dog Lot. They suggested the layout, type of bark, rules, etc, but they were most impressed with a church that would be willing to utilize space for a dog lot. Pastor Tom Olson just might be the first Pastor to add a dog lot on church property! The Dog Lot is in it's first phase: we are distributing bark, adding a gate and “calming area," faucet, dog waste station, and much more! If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Cindy Maes (email@example.com).
Come help us on our first work day 7/22 8am-3pm. We're inviting our neighbors to help as well!
Kids entering 4th - 6th grade in Fall 2017 are welcome to join our fun-filled activities throughout the summer. Our next event will be a Pool Day and BBQ on July 26th. We will meet in the church parking lot at 11:00 A.M, and the event is free. To register for this event, or to learn more about the rest of the summer calendar, please visit the Information Desk, contact Laura Olson ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), or keep an eye on www.fairoaks.org/kids.
If you’re new to Fair Oaks, we invite you to join us after service on the second Sunday of each month, our next gathering will be August 13th. Pastor Tom and other ministry leaders will be in the Fireside Room of the Adult Learning Center, and they would love to meet you and answer any questions you may have. Stop by and say hi!
The Global Outreach Team (GOT) met on June 5th. In addition to reviewing Fair Oaks Church missionary updates and praying, the team had three missionaries in attendance who gave personal updates: Short term missionary John Henry gave a report on his time at L’Arcada Camp in Spain and his participation on a camp construction team; James R gave an update on how he and Laura are involved in working through obtaining the proper licenses to operate a business to teach English as a second language; and Craig and Lisa G. gave an update on their work in the Philippines. It was a very informative meeting and an encouragement to both GOT and the missionaries. GOT is still looking for additional members. If you are interested in global outreach and feel this may be where the Lord would have you serve, please contact John Pickrell (email@example.com).
Our High Schoolers were at Mt. Hermon Summer Camp July 2nd-8th, exploring the woods, spending transformative time with the Lord, and growing closer to each other. The Gruenholzes hosted a pool party on July 12th with guest speaker, Bob Maes. On Wednesday, July 19th, we will meet at Ygnacio Valley Park for a BBQ and a night of playing with our new “Bubble Balls”. We will be taking over the church July 21st-22nd for our Middle School Overnighter! New students are always welcome! Please contact Student Ministries Director Zech Carr with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Christian Service Brigade/ Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior
CSB (2nd - 12th) and GEMS (1st - 8th) have completed their programming year. They will be restarting on September 10th, 5:30 p.m. in the gym. There is still room available for many of their summer camps: (Father/Son, Father/Daughter, Boys Adventure, & Father/Daughter Canoe). To sign up for camp contact Bob Nass (email@example.com).
Senior Adult Fellowship is on summer vacation! However, weekly watercolor classes as well as a video bible study series by Dr David Jeremiah will be available each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Adult Learning Center from June 22nd - August 20th. Contact Johnnye Ellison (Jmejoy@att.net) for further details.
Did you know that we have a free service to everyone at FOC? Rightnow Media offers videos for: Adults, Kids, Bible Studies, Books of the Bible, All Conference Sessions, videos for Parenting, Marriage, Men and Women, Pastor and Leadership, Christian Living, and even funny video clips. You can access these materials conveniently from your computer or smart phone. Contact Darnell Leong (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get started.
The church office is currently operating under Summer Hours. Feel free to stop in Monday & Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can always email us at email@example.com or leave a phone message at 925 687-4810 and we will get back to you during office hours.
Going on a road trip this summer? Come check out Adventures in Odyssey Audio Dramas. These stories on CD combine faith lessons the whole family will enjoy. You will find Adventures In Odyssey CDs on the wooden stand in the back left corner.
Families, check out the DVD series about The Wild Brothers. Produced by Answers in Genesis, the Wild Family are a missionary family who minister in a remote jungle of a Southwest Pacific Island. The DVDs show you what their life is like and the beauty of God’s creation. You will find The Wild Brothers DVD series on the wooden stand in the back left corner.
Did you participate in a Transformed study group? If so, you will find books from each of the areas we studied set out on the library counter to help you continue your transformation! If you have any questions about the library, please contact Cynthia Herman ( firstname.lastname@example.org).