Doulos, Current Sermon Series
This coming Sunday, May 26th, we will conclude our message series entitled “Doulos.” This is the Greek word for “slave” and it is often translated as “servant.” One of the primary characteristics of a Christian in the New Testament is servanthood. During the past few weeks, we have probed this theme and passed along some very practical applications.
Let's Celebrate Together
Sunday, April 21, is a day that River Club will remember for a long, long time. 80+ families picked up an envelope containing a $100 bill for them to use as seed money in some project that will bring a return investment which will be donated to our Children’s Ministry for a major renovation project. We want to create a “wow” environment for our children. That means that River Club invested more than $8,000 in those of you who took an envelope on that Sunday. Please keep us posted concerning your project! This coming Sunday we will have some envelopes available in the foyer, each containing a $100 bill for anyone willing to invest these funds into God’s Kingdom. “Let’s Celebrate Together” is a refrain from the parable of the talents whenever one of the servants returned with the proceeds from the investment he had made with his master’s resources.
Dropping Off Funds Received
Once your project is finished, or as you are receiving funds from your project, you can bring the money to the church each Sunday morning. There will be a collection table that will be manned by either Sheri Gay or Marcia Sullivan. Marcie will also be around to answer questions or give advise on project ideas. We want to make sure your project gets the credit so we can specifically celebrate your successes. Please place your funds in an envelope with your name on it. Each Sunday until July 31st someone will be at this table to receive the monies you have made.
Celebrating Your Project
Every project will have a story to share. We want to share each story and celebrate as a body the testimonies that come from this exciting marker in Fairview’s church-life. Please send Marcie your stories so that she can post them on facebook, in the church worship guide, and/or announce from the stage. This is so exciting!
Some Personal Thoughts
This past Sunday we had a great 5th Anniversary celebration! It was so good to see some of the folks who were so helpful to us in our launch five years ago. Also, many thanks to the Charlotte Street members who participated with us on this very special occasion. It was great to hear the miracle of River Club again from Bob Sizemore, and it was wonderful to close out the service by being reminded of the changed lives and baptisms that have taken place at River Club during these past five years. Many thanks to all of you who made this very special occasion happen...and many thanks to all of you who made River Club happen!
Now, it is time for us to focus our attention completely on the future. Our primary mission will continue to be impacting the Fredericksburg area with the love of Jesus, one person at a time. We want to live out our motto: “loving God, loving people.” We will continue our partnership with community organizations, and our primary focus for the next few years will be our children’s ministry. Through our Let’s Celebrate Together emphasis we hope to create an awesome experience for children by enhancing our facility. This will provide us with a great opportunity to reach many of the 7100 children who live within a fifteen minute drive of River Club and have no religious affiliation. Also, we will continue our strong focus on our student ministry. Who knows what God has in store for us in the next five years? I am excited about the potential God has provided River Club!
Rejoicing in HIM,
This & That
Lord's Supper Service
Please join us this week as we celebrate the Lord’s Supper (Communion) during our worship service. Join with us as we partake in this wonderful act of obedience to the Lord, by celebrating the breaking of the bread (His body) and the drinking of the cup (His blood). We hope you will come share in this special time with us.
New Series Starting June 2nd
Join us for the new series, “The Ultimate Good News: Paul’s Letter to the Galatians”, starting on June 2nd and going through June 30th. This will be a great way to kick-off the summer! Make sure to invite your friends and family!
Attention Parents of 4th/5th Graders!
June 7th from 3:30-6:30pm our 4th & 5th graders will be making jewelry to sell at a craft fair. They will be making jewelry to raise money for the “Let’s Celebrate” fundraising project. We will meet in the 4th/5th grade room (109-111). Pizza and drinks will be delivered. Have your child bring a friend. The more we make, the more we can sell! It’s going to be a fun way for the kids to invest in their own ministry! Contact: Lauren Melone or Marcie Cramsey.
NEW CLASS… Soul Impact
Soul Impact fitness class, a total body fitness class with certified fitness expert Tammy Trapp, is being offered on Wednesdays, from 10-11am, through June 19th. This class is for ALL levels of fitness. Free childcare is available, and the class is free. Tammy is asking for donations towards the Let’s Celebrate campaign. If interested, please bring a towel, water, and weights. Questions? Contact Tammy.
We Look forward to seeing you and allowing God to make an Impact on your Soul!
May is On-Line Giving Month
Online giving is easy! Register online
Right Now Media June Feature
Andy Stanley's "Faith, Hope and Luck"
If you have not explored our Right Now Media resource yet, you are missing out. This is a tremendous web-based media library that has thousands of curriculum for you to choose from. Think of it as NetFlix for Christian education. Our feature curriculum for June is "Faith, Hope and Luck" by Andy Stanley. Our faith in God often hinges on his activity—or inactivity—in our daily experiences. When our prayers are answered, our faith soars. When God is silent, it becomes harder to trust him. When God shows up in an unmistakable way, our confidence in Him reaches new heights. But when he doesn't come through, our confidence often wanes. But it doesn't have to be that way—it's not supposed to be that way.
If you haven't signed up for Right Now Media yet, just check the box on your Connection Card on Sunday and we will send you an invitation to join, or email Steve Mudre.
NEW Admin & Prayerline Email Addresses
We will be recognizing graduates (for high school and college) in the next few weeks. Please send the names of those in your family graduating to our admin so that we can recognize their achievements.
Congratulations, Rosemary Blankenship!
Rosemary Blankenship would like to share two special events with her church family. Rosemary will graduate from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond on Saturday morning, May 25th, at First Baptist Church of Richmond on Monument Ave. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. The following day, Sunday, May 26th, Rosemary is being ordained to the ministry of the Gospel at the Rhoadesville Baptist Church in Rhoadesville, Virginia. The address is 26042 Lafayette Drive. The service begins at 3:00 pm and will be followed by a reception in the church Fellowship Hall. Rosemary served as an intern at the Rhoadesville Church as part of her seminary training. You are invited to both graduation and ordination. If you have questions, please contact Rosemary.
Next Membership Class
The next Membership Class will be held on Sunday, June 9th, in the Music Room (Room 214), from 12:15- 1:30pm. Come and learn about FRC’s mission, core values, ministries, beliefs and church organization. Pizza lunch will be provided. Sign-up on the connection card or send an email to the admin.
Kids Quest Blog
Kids Quest Blog is updated weekly. The purpose of the blog is to be an encouragement to parents on their parenting and spiritual journey. The new blog is titled, The Enemy Taunts All Day but God is Our Support. It can be read at the following website: marciecramsey.blogspot.com or you can locate it on our website at fairviewatriverclub.com. Check it out!