Thanksgiving Eve Worship with Communion is Wednesday, November 24th, at 7:00p. This special Communion service celebrates the personal touch of Jesus offering the assurance of forgiveness. A Thanksgiving prayer vigil is held during the hour preceding worship on this date.
Camp Christmas Christmas and Camp. What a great combination! Add to that the joy of telling children how their Savior came into the world and you have an unbeatable way to spend a Saturday morning!
Won’t you join us as a volunteer on Saturday, December 4th, from 9:00a to 12:00 noon? There are lots of ways to help including registering children, helping with crafts or Christmas carols, or serving lunch. Please contact Beth Dowhen at email@example.com or 414/543-2913.
Children ages 4-10 are invited to join us for Camp Christmas on Saturday, December 4th. After a jam-packed morning filled with crafts,music, and Bible stories, at 11:30a we will enjoy a camp-style lunch featuring grilled hot dogs and other goodies.
Please call the Fairview office at 414/258-1534 to pre-register by Thursday, December 2rd. Registration forms are also available on the foyer table.
First three Wednesdays in December
Midweek Advent Services This year our approach to midweek Advent services will emphasize a more personal and less formal approach to preparing to celebrate Christmas.
Our fellowship meal begins at 6:00p. At 7:00 we will gather for worship in the St Luke Room where we will create a family devotion setting with seating around several dining room tables. The mood will be quiet and introspective during this 45 minute worship time. We will sing hymns, pray, listen to Scripture, and mediate on a message from God’s Word.
This change in approach is one that other congregation’s have found to assist in meaningful Christmas preparation. As with many other things we’ve done at Fairview, wewill try this, evaluate it, and then decide whether it is of value for us in the future.
Please Sign Up by December 5th
Christmas Poinsettias may be ordered by members who wish to help beautify the sanctuary during the Christmas season. After the worship service on Christmas Day, members who ordered plants may take them home if they choose.
To order, sign up on the sheet in the foyer by December 5th, place your payment in an envelope marked poinsettia and put it in the collection.
Red, white, or pink poinsettias are available in pots with gold or green foil in three sizes: seven inches w/premium flowers ($9.95), eight inches ($18.95), or twelve inches ($42.95). Please specify your preferences on the sign up sheet on the table in the foyer.
Milaeger’s is our floral supplier this year. Poinsettias may be dedicated in memory of a loved one, or in celebration of a special person or event. Direct questions to our flower coordinator, Louise Newbury, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414/698-7603.
Want a remembrance of your grade school glory days? The school trophy case has been moved to make room for a new display in the education wing. The trophies, along with the school uniforms, are available to any members who have connection to our teams. If you are interested, contact Mark Nimmer (920/344-6305; email@example.com) for more information. Please also extend the offer to any former members who you believe may be interested. Items remaining after Monday, December 13th, will be donated or discarded.
District Lutheran Girl Pioneers We are looking for past and current leaders, helpers, advisors, pastors, and friends of Lutheran Girl Pioneers. A 50th anniversary celebration of the Rainbow (Milwaukee) District is being planned for Saturday, March 19, 2011. If you are/were involved in Girl Pioneers or know of someone, please provide LGP with contact information (name, mailing address, and/or email address). Send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 414/449-1401. Thank you!
Holiday worship opportunities In addition to our normal worship services, Fairview offers a number of opportunities to worship over Christmas and New Years.
Christmas Eve (12/24): 6:30p
Christmas Day (12/25): 10:00a
Sunday (12/26): 9:00a
New Years Eve (12/31): 6:300p
Saturday (1/1): 5:00p
Sunday (1/2): 9:00a