33 Series: A Man and His Work (men)

Tuesday, Sep. 19, 6:45 PM (recurring)

Springboro (South Tech Office)

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.


Cost: $15

Registration Ends: September 12

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A Long Obedience in the Same Direction (men)

Tuesday, Sep. 5, 6:00 AM (recurring)

Centerville (Lounges)

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.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: September 5

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After I Do (young marrieds w/no kids)

Sunday, Sep. 10, 6:00 PM (recurring)

Centerville (Kids Room H )

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.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: September 10

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Alpha

Thursday, Sep. 7, 6:30 PM (recurring)

Centerville (Room 105)

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!


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: September 14

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Baptism (Centerville)

Centerville

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.

Baptism Date: September 10


Registration Ends: August 27

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Baptism (Springboro)

Springboro

If you would like to be baptized, please watch our explanatory video and contact the campus office.

If you are 5-12 years old, contact Jacqueline Petty for information on the children’s baptism class; parent’s and child’s attendance required.

Baptism Date: September 10


Registration Ends: September 3

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Better Halves: Get Clear on Money

Thursday, Sep. 14, 7:00 PM (recurring)

Centerville (Kids Room H )

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.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: September 7

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Book of James

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:30 PM (recurring)

Centerville (Kids Room A)

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.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: November 12

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Bringing Baby Home

Saturday, Oct. 21, 9:00 AM (recurring)

Centerville (Room 105)

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.


Cost: $60

Registration Ends: October 17

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Celebrating Advent Workshop

Saturday, Nov. 11, 9:00 AM

Centerville (Rooms 201-203)

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.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: November 6

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Child Dedication & Parents Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 26, 6:30 PM

Centerville (Preschool Room 6)

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.


Registration Ends: September 25

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Church Membership

All Campuses

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.

Centerville Campus: Sunday, Sep. 24, 7:00 PM
Northmont Campus: Sunday, Sep. 24, 3:00 PM
Springboro Campus: Sunday, Sep. 24, 4:30 PM


Registration Ends: September 24

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Conquer Series (men)

Monday, Oct. 2, 7:00 PM (recurring)

Centerville

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.


Cost: $12 (payable at first meeting)

Registration Ends: October 6

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DivorceCare

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Sep. 5-Dec. 5

Centerville (Kids Room C & D)

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.


Cost: Free

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Entrusted (women, Centerville)

Monday, Sep. 11, 9:30 AM (recurring)

Centerville

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.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: September 3

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Entrusted (women, Springboro)

Tuesday, Sep. 19, 7:00 PM (recurring)

Springboro

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 hbarch@fairhavenchurch.org for more info.


Cost: $13

Registration Ends: September 12

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Family Life (parents with school-age children)

Wednesday, Sep. 13, 6:30 PM (recurring)

Centerville (Preschool Room 6)

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.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: May 23

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Finding I Am (women)

Friday, Sep. 29, 5:45 PM (recurring)

Centerville (Rooms 201-203)

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.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: September 18

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Grief Seminar

All Campuses (MAC)

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.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: September 17

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Grief Share

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 PM, Sep. 7-Dec. 14

Centerville (Rooms 204-207)

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.


Cost: Free

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Growing Families (married with preschool children)

Wednesday, Sep. 13, 6:30 PM (recurring)

Centerville (Preschool Room 6)

Learn from other couples about their experiences in parenting and maintaining healthy marriages. Childcare is provided with a week advance notice.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: September 11

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High School Fall Retreat

Thursday, Nov. 2, 4:00 PM

All Campuses (Gatlinburg, TN)

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.


Cost: $275

Registration Ends: October 31

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High School Movie & Bonfire

Saturday, Oct. 14, 4:00 PM

Centerville

Bonfire, dinner, s’mores, outdoor movie and friends! Don’t miss this night out in the dark with all your fall favorites. Bring your favorite outdoor chair. Cost is $10.


Cost: $10

Registration Ends: October 13

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Mariners (60+)

Tuesday, Sep. 5, 6:30 PM (recurring)

Centerville (Kids Room H )

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.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: September 12

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Married Again

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Sep. 5-Oct. 24

Centerville (Room 103)

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.


Cost: Free

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Meet Fairhaven

Sunday, Sep. 24, 11:45 AM

Centerville

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.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: September 24

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Middle School Fall Retreat

Friday, Sep. 22, 12:00 AM

Centerville (Camp Kern)

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.


Cost: $145

Registration Ends: September 15

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Middle School Girls Night Out

Saturday, Oct. 21, 5:00 PM

Centerville (Meet at church)

Girls, we are heading to Main Event in West Chester for a night of fun. Cost is $25. Dinner and all activities included.


Cost: $25

Registration Ends: October 19

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Middle School Guys Night In

Saturday, Oct. 21, 6:00 PM

Centerville (MAC)

Dinner, friends and nerf wars. Guys, bring your guns and prepare for a night of nerf games and other fun active games. Cost is $5.


Cost: $5

Registration Ends: October 19

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Middle School Lock-in

Friday, Dec. 1, 7:00 PM

Centerville (MAC)

Spend the night at the church with food, games and fun with your friends. Cost is $10 and includes snacks and breakfast.


Cost: $10

Registration Ends: November 30

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Middle School Tubing

Thursday, Dec. 28, 9:00 AM

Centerville (Meet at church)

Let’s have some fun in the snow! Join us for a day of tubing at Perfect North. Cost is $30 and includes tubing and lunch!


Cost: $30

Registration Ends: December 27

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Military Connect

Wednesday, Sep. 6, 6:45 PM (recurring)

Centerville (Preschool Room 6)

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.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: May 16

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Mom To Mom

Thursday, Sep. 21, 9:00 AM (recurring)

Centerville

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.


Cost: $20

Registration Ends: August 31

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None Like Him (women)

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 6:30 AM (recurring)

Centerville

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.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: September 3

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Parents Night Out (special needs)

Friday, Sep. 22, 6:00 PM

Centerville

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.


Cost: $5

Registration Ends: September 20

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Pathways to the King (men)

Monday, Sep. 18, 7:00 PM (recurring)

Centerville (Rooms 201-203)

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.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: September 18

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Rebuild (women)

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 9:30 AM (recurring)

Centerville

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.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: September 3

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Single & Parenting

Wednesdays, 6:45-8:15 PM, Sep. 6-Dec. 6

Centerville (Room 103)

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.


Cost: Free

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Soul Care

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 6:30 PM (recurring)

Centerville (Kids Room A)

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.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: September 11

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The Armor of God (women)

Friday, Sep. 15, 9:00 AM (recurring)

Springboro

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 hbarch@fairhavenchurch.org for more info.


Cost: $13

Registration Ends: September 8

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Voyagers (50+)

Sunday, Sep. 10, 6:00 PM (recurring)

Centerville (Rooms 201-203)

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.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: September 10

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Women Walking Alone Together - Fall Kick-off Potluck

Friday, Sep. 15, 5:45 PM

Centerville (Lounges)

Debe Dockins will present, “Erma Bombeck: A Celebration of Laughter” Please bring a covered dish to serve six; beverage provided. Sign up at the Atrium kiosk September 3 or 10.


Cost: Free

Registration Ends: September 11

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