Fairhaven’s 2017-2018 Family Childcare Fee covers the cost of all childcare services, children ages six weeks-kindergarten, that a family uses for ministry events. This annual (September-August), non-refundable fee of $30 per family can be paid any time during the year and is NOT required for weekend or holiday worship services. Childcare registration is in addition to your event registration and should be done no later than one week in advance of the ministry event.
Learn how to respond to disappointments and the 10 essential biblical blueprints for work. How we can avoid work traps that can rob you of your joy, influence, and integrity. Join us at the campus office for coffee/refreshments, teaching, and then small group breakouts. Cost is $15 for training guide.
As a society, we’re obsessed with the immediate. Email and the internet have intensified our quest for the quick x. But Peterson’s time-tested prescription for discipleship remains the same: a long obedience in the same direction. In Psalms 120-134, Peterson finds encouragement as we learn to grow in worship, service, joy, work, happiness, humility, community and blessing. Meetings are structured around manageable weekly readings, but our primary purpose is to encourage one another as men.
This group of newlyweds and young married couples in their 20s and 30s (without children) meets in Common Ground for fellowship followed by a relevant study series at 6:30 PM. The group is open; you can join any time.
Alpha is an 11-week series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each session focuses on a different basic question around our faith and is designed to stimulate learning and create lively conversation. It’s a relationally-based, culturally-sensitive series for seekers and new believers that incorporates food, video vignettes and small group discussion to open people’s hearts to the movement of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Invite the people you’re trying to reach and any other seekers you know!
Baptisms at the Centerville Campus take place on the second Sunday of each month during the worship service, assuming there are three or more participants. If you would like to be baptized, please watch our explanatory video and register online at least two weeks prior to your requested date of baptism.
If you are 5-12 years old, contact Jim Weir to sign up for the children’s baptism class; parent’s and child’s attendance required.
If you are 13-18 years old, contact Nathan Jager to schedule an in-person conversation prior to participating in baptism, and register online at least two weeks prior to your requested date of baptism.
For too many couples, money is getting in the way of a great relationship and preventing them from living the story God is calling them to. Discover the truth about what makes marriage and money difficult and realize there’s hope. This study is not just for newlyweds, it’s for any married couple looking to gain a new understanding of their partner and new skills for making better financial decisions together.
According to James, the Christian life is more action on Monday than worship on Sunday. The book is packed with practical, everyday wisdom and it challenges not only our words, but our actions. Talk is cheap, James argues. Service is invaluable. Join us for a bare- knuckled look at the practical side of faith, which often means trusting God even in hard times.
This two-part workshop prepares couples for life with a baby and helps them become the best parenting team possible. New or expecting parents will learn how to strengthen their marriage and foster baby’s development during the transition to parenthood. Prepare for the challenges and learn how to bond through the highs and lows together. This research-based program combines lecture, multimedia, interactive exercises, biblical insight and group discussion. Cost is $60 per couple and includes a workbook, materials and lunch both days.
Has Christmas become stale for you? Has it lost its meaning? In this practical workshop, you’ll come to understand how the preparatory season of Advent can invigorate your celebration of Christmas. Advent is an invitation to experience both a journey and an arrival. We’ll learn about Advent, talk about ways to personalize it and even make something visual to keep it before us throughout the season.
Child Dedication is your public declaration of a commitment to raise your child to know Christ as their Savior. The mandatory informational meeting on Tuesday, September 26 will provide information for parents who wish to dedicate their child on Sunday, October 1 at 9:15 AM in the MAC. There are a limited number of spots available. Register by September 19 if you need childcare for the meeting.
There are three steps to becoming a covenant member: attend one 90-minute class on covenant membership, be interviewed by an elder or a pastor regarding your spiritual journey and commitment to Jesus Christ, and be received into covenant membership during a Fairhaven worship service. Class dates are listed below for each campus. You only need to attend one class.
This study is offered on Saturdays from 10/7-11/4, 9:30-11:00 AM at Fairhaven Church, Mondays from 10/2-10/30, 7:00-8:30 PM at Parkview Nazarene and Thursdays from 10/5-11/2, 7:00-8:30 PM at Far Hills Community Church.
This five-week, DVD-based study deals with the subject of pornography and conquering temptation in a way that’s engaging, informative and includes roundtable discussion. You’ll gain insight from top Christian leaders who present scientific facts and biblical strategies that employ God’s weapons against the battle that every man faces. Cost is $12 (payable at first meeting), includes workbook.
This support group provides an encouraging, safe environment to help you find hope and healing in the midst of uncertainty during a separation, divorce or post-divorce. Workbook is $15. Scholarships are available. DivorceCare for Kids and childcare available.
This study is offered on Mondays at 9:30 AM (Sep. 11-Oct. 23) or Thursdays at 7:00 PM (Sep. 14-Oct. 19).
We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves. In this 6-session study, Beth will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others and pour into future generations. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live lives of faithfulness.
We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves. In this 6-session study, Beth will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others and pour into future generations. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live lives of faithfulness. Meets in Renae Phillips’ home. Cost is $13. Sign-up or contact Heather Barch at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
This midsize group (15-20 people) includes parents with school-age children. It’s an open group you can join at any time. We meet from September to May for social interaction and a Bible-based, discussion oriented study. There are regular Wednesday evening activities for your school-age children, but you need to reserve in advance for children 0-5 years of age.
This study is for single, divorced or widowed women. What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Through this interactive, in-depth study by Lysa Terkeurst we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before. No childcare provided.
Presented by Stephanie Hittle, MS, LPCC. If you are hurting from the loss of a loved one this seminar can educate you about the difference between healthy and unhealthy grief and give you strategies to cope during this difficult time in your life.
This group provides support as people walk through the journey of grief after losing a loved one. This video-based program has been used around the world to help millions of people. Workbook is $15. Scholarships are available.
This will be the single best retreat of your life! Get away to the Smoky Mountains for some time with your friends and grow in your relationship with God. Cabins include swimming, shuffle boards, arcades, mini golf and more! Plus enjoy many of the amazing activities that the Smoky Mountains has to offer. Cost is $275.
This group meets for a weekly, Bible-based study on Tuesday nights in Room H (downstairs) from September to May, although it often breaks between studies and around holidays. The group also sponsors a number of social and serving opportunities that are promoted in a regular newsletter.
Divorced and widowed boomers are finding love the second time around. Many are now facing one of two questions; “What issues and questions should we address and resolve before marriage?” or “Now that we’ve married, what are issues and questions we face?”This group will give you opportunity to discuss financial, relational, familial, and legal considerations of saying “I do” a second time. Workbook is $15.
New to Fairhaven? Here’s your chance to learn about Fairhaven – our history, beliefs and vision. Enjoy light refreshments, and meet some of our staff. Childcare available, nursery thru 5th grade. Older students stay with their parents.
Don’t miss our annual fall retreat to Camp Kern. Spend the weekend enjoying outdoor activities, indoor games and time spent with friends, while strengthening your relationship with Jesus. Cost is $145.
The Military Connect midsize group provides a connecting point for current and former military members and their families. This group exists to impact the Fairhaven military community in order to strengthen individuals in their journey of faith through swift connections, meaningful relationships and the meeting of needs. Childcare for children ages 0-5 is available with 1-week advanced registration.
This group is for moms with young children and offers help and biblical perspectives on issues you face along the adventure of being a mom. On 1st and 3rd Thursdays, we have biblically-based, large group Teaching Time. The 2nd Thursdays are Mommy and Me Time and the 4th Thursdays will be Mom’s Morning In. Childcare is available each Thursday with Fairhaven’s 2017-2018 childcare fee.
We were created to reflect God’s image, but only to a limited extent. Although we share attributes with God, there are qualities only He possesses - unlimited power, knowledge and authority. Learn ten ways God is different from us and why that’s a good thing. Discover the joy of seeing our limited selves in relation to a limitless God, and how it frees us from striving to be more than we were created to be.
Parents are invited to drop off their children with special needs and siblings (grades K-5) at the church to enjoy food, movies, games, crafts, a bounce house and more, while you enjoy an evening out. Children with special needs will have a safe, fun time with a personal buddy. Registration is limited to the first 30 kids.
How do we usher in God’s kingdom on Earth and help bring revival to the church in America? It starts with you. God wants you to draw near to Jesus and to be a carrier of his kingdom, and he wants you to expand the kingdom to others—just like Jesus did. This 10-week study examines eight kingdom pathways you need to develop intimacy, authority, and power in Christ in order to experience and expand God’s kingdom on Earth.
This study is offered on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM or 7:00 PM (Sep. 12-Oct. 31).
The book of Nehemiah tells of God’s people rebuilding the city of Jerusalem and being rebuilt according to His Word. As we watch Nehemiah direct the rebuilding, we’re watching God direct history according to His promises–all of which were fulfilled in the promised Christ. This study helps us understand our history as believers in Jesus and learn to walk in faith according to God’s Word, even in times of weakness and rebuilding. It’s a dramatic story of God’s people sustained by God’s Word at a crucial point in salvation history.
Are you struggling with being a single parent and trying to figure out how to cope with the situation? This support group provides a safe environment with others who are facing the same situation. Workbook is $15. Scholarships are available.
If we look at our spiritual life as a marathon, many of us are nearing exhaustion – dangerously low on reserves, running on fumes. If that resonates with you or if you want to understand how to nurture and feed your soul, this class is for you. We’ll explore practical ways to restore life and vitality to your soul through authentic connection with God as Father, Son and Spirit.
This study by Priscilla Shirer is an action plan for putting on your armor and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory against the enemy. Meets in Faith Vision’s home. Cost is $13. Sign-up or contact Heather Barch at email@example.com for more info.
We are a group of people aged 50+ in all different stages of life: single, married, empty nesters. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays in Room 201-203 (upstairs) from September to May, although we adjust our schedule or break around holidays. It includes a social time, community-building activities and a Bible-based, topical study.
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