Welcome To Fairview Presbyterian Church

Our Worship Services are held in the Sanctuary located at 857 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043 at 11:00 a.m. In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, please take note and follow the safety precautions listed further down this page. If you are unable to join us at this time, we hope that you will feel the love of Christ through the Word proclaimed through speech and song in our virtual worship (link below), and that you will join us in body and in spirit when you are able. If you have questions, contact us via email through this website or please call (770)-963-7059

Latest Sermon

Nov 7th: Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Liturgist: Lisa Grimsley

Scripture: Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44

Sermon Title: “Only Worth A Penny”

Theme:

Covid Delta Variant Safety Precautions

Masks are encouraged during service. There is adequate seating in the sanctuary for social distancing. Please be mindful of others’ comfort levels and safety concerns.

Friends and Family of Fairview,

Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged during worship service and fellowship. Please us precautionary measures to protect yourself and others from the COVID-19 variants as we have members that are immune compromised.

Please see attachment for COVID-19 protocols.

Thank you,

Janet

Click here to access PDF pages for our Sunday Worship Bulletin and follow along with us: (Please forgive our lack of bulletin for 10-31-21)

Bulletin 10-24-21 (inside bulletin)

Fairview’s Stewardship Drive will kick off on

Sunday, October 10, 2021. Please be praying for God’s guidance as you assess your pledge for 2022.

It is easy for us, Lord, to diminish the gifts you have given us. You have given each of us special talents and gifts that can be used to help others, but for some reason we have chosen not to use these gifts. We have decided that they are not important or not needed. Forgive us when we make decisions not to act. Help us look at the blessings that you have poured into our lives and to discover the special talents that we have. Open the doorways of service that we may go forth to better serve you and utilize the time, talents, and treasures you have entrusted to us. Amen

Pastor Nominating Committee

There will be a Called Congregational Meeting following the worship service on Sunday, October 31, for the purpose of voting on the terms of call for the new pastor for Fairview. Members who wish to vote must attend the meeting in person. The meeting will not be available for viewing over the Internet.

SAVE THESE IMPORTANT DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR

Sunday, November 7, 9:30 to 10:30: Shoebox packing party for Samaritan’s Purse in the Fellowship Hall!

Sunday, November 7 following worship: Potluck Luncheon/Reception for the new pastor in the Fellowship Hall!

JOYFUL CLARION ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

October 31: 2nd John

November 7: Shoebox Packing Party for Samaritan’s Purse (Fellowship Hall)

November 14: 3rd John

November 21: Jude

November 28 through December 19: Advent Study – Details to come!

No Sunday School on December 26

Sunday School is from 9:30 to 10:15, via the Zoom platform unless otherwise noted. 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.

FROM MISSIONS:

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.

Hymn History

Born in Bath, England, Folliet Pierpoint (1835–1917), wrote the hymn, “For The Beauty Of The Earth” in 1864 when he was 29 years old. Pierpoint left his hometown to attend Cambridge University, where he became a classical scholar and later taught at Somersetshire College in Bath. The city of Bath, in southwest England, has long been a vacation resort and heath spa for the ailing. Bath is also considered one of the most beautiful places on the British Isles. After graduating from Cambridge, Pierpoint returned home to Bath. While walking in the countryside on a Spring day, Pierpoint’s heart welled up with emotion and he was over-come by the beauty of the area. This inspired him to write his most famous hymn, originally meant as a Communion hymn, but when the hymn’s popularity reached America it became a staple often associated with Thanksgiving.

Have you viewed the beautiful daily scripture readings on Fairview’s congregational and public Facebook page? If not you’re missing out on a special and prayerful way to start your day! And do you know by simply liking and sharing the post to your FB page it generates more exposure for Fairview. A simple outreach tool anyone can do! So all you Facebook, Twitter or Instagram fans bring your knowledge to the Worship Committee as to ways we can share worship and fellowship of Fairview though social media. A special Thank You to Allison Bascas for posting the daily scriptures with exquisite photographs. We appreciate your dedication

Make sure to check out our New Instagram Page!!

RUN FOR SHELTER 2021 Race Details

We’ve gone virtual, again! You may run or walk 3.1 miles anytime/anywhere from 9/01/2021 – 11:00 am on 11/13/2021. Event is hosted by active.com OR MAIL IN REGISTRATION FORM www.runforshelter.org

T-shirt pickup (drive-thru): Date TBD – will be announced ASAP.

Encourage your friends, co-workers, church family, and relatives to participate. Gwinnett County has 50 beautiful parks where you may choose to gather as a small group to run or walk. Locate a park.

Submit race times to janet@runforshelter.org. Times will be posted on this site. No placement awards will be given this year.

Samaritan’s Purse

Looking ahead to NEXT Sunday, November 7, we will have the Samaritan’s Purse shoebox packing party during the Sunday school hour, 9:30 to 10:30. All are invited to attend! Please bring empty shoeboxes, items for kids, and money for shipping these boxes. See https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/ for ideas on what to bring. You can find many of these items at the dollar store.

Fairview folks, do you have a favorite hymn you would like to hear? Please let Lisa or C. Ann know and we will try to work it into one of the services.

More Things to Come SOON!!

November 2021

November Book Club

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Sunday School

Via Zoom, 9:30.

Worship

Fairview’s Pastor is Rev. Melissa McNair-King

Worship Service: In person at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays/watch live on YouTube/view recorded video on YouTube at a later time

Joyful Clarion Adult Sunday School Class

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30 to 10:15 via the Zoom platform. We will finish the calendar year with a Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox packing party on November 7 in the fellowship hall, and also a study of 2nd and 3rd John and Jude, followed by a 4-week Advent study. Contact Allison Bascas or Lynn Curry for your Zoom invitation if you would like to attend. Sunday School is a great time to learn, pray, and fellowship together. Please join us!

From the Administration Committee…

As some of you are aware, Fairview has leased classroom #2 in the Education Building for a year. The company that leased the room is a pediatric speech therapy group. When entering the Education Building, please be mindful that private therapy sessions may be in progress.

Thank you.

“What’s Happening”


Wednesdays Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m.


Pastor

Rev. Melissa McNair-King


November Book Club

The Book: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Author: Lori Gottlieb

Meeting: Thursday, November 18, 7 p.m.

Meeting Location: Grandma’s Pizza by the church


Fellowship: As scheduled. Check Weekly Blast or Church Calendar for events.


Session Mtg. 11/9, Tuesday, 6:30 pm via In-Person at Conference Room and via Zoom / Phone


Worship Committee Mtg. 2nd Sunday Zoom / Phone


Deacon’s Mtg. 2nd Sunday Zoom / Phone


Missions & Evangelism Mtgs. November 21, 12:15, Fellowship Hall

 “What’s New”