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 had a successful work day completing the initial set up for the Dog Lot on July 22nd. Keep a look out for an announcement for the next work day. The lot is scheduled to open this fall. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Cindy Maes (email@example.com). 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 Jelly Belly Factory Tour on August 16th. We will meet in the church parking lot at 10:00 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!
We only have a few more weeks left with the Seniors this summer until our official promotion on August 13th. Seniors will still be invited to our BBQ on the 16th, where we’ll be kicking things off at 6:30 and going until 8:30. We're taking a break from the Summer of Psalms speaking series to invite Russ Galvin in for a discussion and Q&A session! And of course… bubble balls! Remember, any first time attenders have the opportunity to play our $5 Challenge so invite some friends!
A few things to know…
-Help us out with the summer’s activities by inviting new families and students!
-New grade assignments as of Sunday the 13th.
-New 2017-18 Yearlong waiver forms are due and can be obtained from Zech.
Please contact Student Ministries Director Zech Carr with any questions (email@example.com).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It's hard to believe that it's already time to start thinking about Fall, but here we are! If you are looking to join a Life Group, our Fall Life Groups are the perfect jumping-off point. We'll be meeting for 9 weeks, from the week of September 24th through the week of November 19th, and we'll be following the Sunday message series about the attributes of God. Sign-ups for Leaders begin August 13th after service; sign-ups for Groups begin September 3rd. Questions? Feel free to stop by the Information Desk or give us a call in the office at (925) 687-4810;
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).
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 Herrmann ( firstname.lastname@example.org).