Pastor Nominating Committee Prayer Request and Status Update, Sept 11
The Pastor Nominating Committee is thankful for your continuing prayers. We are actively engaged in interviews for the pastors being considered, each of whom could be a good fit for Fairview. The task now is discerning who is best for our church.
At this point especially, we ask for your prayers for the wisdom and guidance needed to understand God’s will for leadership for Fairview into the next century.
The Fairview PNC
JOYFUL CLARION ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
Note: Starting Time Change – will be 9:30 a.m.
We will start our 7-week study of Leviticus on Sunday, September 12, from 9:30 to 10:15, via the Zoom platform. Allison will be sending out Zoom invitations to all who attended last year. If you did not attend last year, please let her know so she can add you to the invitations. We do hope you will join us in Sunday School. It’s a great time to learn, pray, and fellowship together.
Thanks to all who contributed to the collection of items for the Blessing Bags. We now have 12 complete Blessing Bags and 5 Publix gift cards in the office for those who may stop by asking for assistance.
The gospel hymn, “I Am Thine, O Lord was a collaboration by the prolific hymnist, Fanny Crosby (1820-1915) and industrialist William Doane (1832-1915) in the mid 1800’s. Fanny Crosby was a blind American poet, lyricist, composer and mission worker. She wrote more than 8,000 hymns and gospel songs during her lifetime and became a household name by the end of the 19th Century. William Doane loved Christian music and was Crosby’s principal hymn collaborator. He wrote the melodies for more than 1,500 of Crosby’s poems. During Doane’s lifetime, he also composed music for many other hymns of the day and edited a number of hymn collections. “I Am Thine, O Lord” grew out of a conversation that Crosby had with Doane while visiting his home. They were talking about the nearness of God when Crosby was seized by inspiration. Soon she was reciting the verses and choruses; very much as we find them in hymnals today. Doane set her words to music, and the song that they produced has continued to bless generations of Christians.