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34850 Marquette, Westland, Michigan 48185, 734.728.4549
Pastor Bob McDonald
March 8, 2015
Sunday School
Morning Worship Service
Evening Worship Service
9:30 am
10:30 am
6 pm
Congregational Song, “My Savior’s Love,” “The Blood Will Never Lose
Its Power,” “Thou Art Worthy,” and “In the Garden”
Opening Prayer & Congregational Greeting
Choir, “When He Calls”
Welcome & Announcements; Tithes & Offerings
Offertory, Michele Dean
Choir, “Crown Him” with Michele Dean
Congregational Song, “Jesus Is Coming Again”
Special, Sheri Gray
Sermon, Pastor Bob McDonald
Hymn of Invitation, “Cleanse Me”
Prayer & Closing Chorus, “Thank You, Lord”
Postlude, “Sunshine in My Soul”
Minister of Music, Rev. Dick Rich
Youth Director, Bro. Seth McDonald
This Week at Fair Haven Baptist Church:
Sunday, 9:30 am
Sunday, 12 Noon
Sunday, 2 pm
Sunday, 3 pm
Sunday, 4:30 pm
Discipleship Class, Old Basement Classroom
Olympian Leader Meeting, Fellowship Hall
Service, Maple Manor, Wayne
Teens, Drama Team, Fellowship Hall
Choir, Auditorium
Ladies Prayer Meeting, Nursery
Sunday, 5 pm
Men’s Prayer Meeting, 2&3 Class
Sunday, 5:35 pm
Teen Prayer Meeting, Old Basement
Sunday, 7:15 pm
Annual Church Business Meeting, Auditorium
Higher Ground Teen Choir, Fellowship Hall
Monday, 9:30 am
New Move-In Letters, Fellowship Hall
Monday, 10 am & 7 pm Visitation, 10am-Fellowship Hall, 7pm-Auditorium
Monday, 7 pm
Kids Aloud, Fellowship Hall
Service, Marquette House, Westland
Service, American House, Joy Road, Westland
Visitation, Four Seasons Nursing Center, Westland
Wednesday, 10 am
Service, Four Seasons Nursing Center
Wednesday, 11:30 am Prayer Meeting, Fellowship Hall
Wednesday, 6:15 pm
Teens, Puppet Ministry, Fellowship Hall West Lobby
Wednesday, 7 pm
Prayer Meeting, Auditorium
Gopher Club (4&5s), Teen Cottage
Olympian Club (Gr 1-6), Stottlemyer School –
Silver Level Goal Date & Christian Service during club
Teens (Gr 7-12), Fellowship Hall
Thursday, 7 pm
Men’s Bible Study, Fellowship Hall
Friday, 6:30 pm
Gopher Club, Restaurant Night, Fellowship Hall
Saturday, 6 pm
“Hoovey,” A Family Film
*Operation Christmas Child: Samaritan’s Purse works
with local churches to deliver shoe boxes filled with gifts to children
around the world. We are collecting bar soap and washcloths this
week. Beginning next Sunday, we will be collecting pens, pencils, and
markers. For each shoe box being sent, $7 is needed for postage. If
you can help, please take an offering envelope, mark “Shoe Box
Postage,” enclose your gift, and place it in the collection plate. Any
items being donated can be left in the red tubs in the lobby. For more
information, please see Kelly Garner.
*Are you interested in going on a Mission trip?
There will
be a mission trip to Haiti with the Mission of Hope Haiti Organization on July 29,
2015 to August 5, 2015. Men, women, and children (12+ years with a parent) are
invited to attend. The mission trip will cost approximately $1,500 per person. If you
are interested in this trip, please email Jennifer Peace at [email protected]
Also, please visit and click on the Mission Trips tab for more
information. For those going, a payment of $575 will need to be paid at the Welcome
Desk by Wednesday, March 25th. Can’t make it this summer, but still interested in a
mission trip? Start praying and planning for next summer!
*The Discipleship Sunday School Class is for any adult
who desires a biblical foundation for their life. The class will meet this
March 8
March 8
March 8
March 11
Sunday School
10:30 am Service
6 pm Service
Georgia Ayers
Sharon Layton
Helen Mayberry
Bonnie Greer
Cherry Porter
Debbie Stout
Lisa Bowling
Leslie Elam
Kristen Hellems
Pam Reames
Esther Smith
Worker Needed
2&3 Yr
Dolly Britton
Rhonda Tester
Lenore Edwards
Shiloh Inman
Victoria Breuer
Jessica Currie
Kim Estrada
Heather Estrada
4&5 Yr
Kathy Elam
Stella Nadeau
Pansy Bradley
Heather Hiller
Holly Estrada
Stella Nadeau
Ty Nadeau
Gopher Club
Alan Currie
Worker Needed
Larry Mayberry
Brent Gordon
Steve Johnson
Curtis Boyd
Worker Needed
Becky Craft
Tim Frey
Todd Down
Tim Frey
Brian Hubbard
Loren Hansen
Anita Johnson
Bob Atkinson
Bill Rogers
Loren Hansen
Kelly Kinney
March 15
March 15
March 15
March 18
Sunday School
10:30 am Service
6 pm Service
Georgia Ayers
Sharon Layton
Helen Mayberry
Lisa Bowling
Linda Carlton
Lori Echols
Dawn DeLong
Pat Monroe
Rhonda Tester
Georgia Ayers
Norma Duty
Helen Mayberry
2&3 Yr
Dolly Britton
Rhonda Tester
Anita Johnson
Sandy Clark
Sharon Layton
Vickie Goward
Michele Dean
Sarah Bratcher
4&5 Yr
Kathy Elam
Stella Nadeau
Pansy Bradley
Marissa Letizio
Victoria Scott
Kim Estrada
Paloma Selgado
Gopher Club
Worker Needed
Worker Needed
Mike Nelson
Butch Ayers
Guido Letizio
Dave Foltz
Worker Needed
Wayne Goward
Vickie Goward
Tim Frey
Jim Inman
Brian Hubbard
Steve Johnson
Darin Stark
Bob Atkinson
Bill Rogers
Gary Harvey
Randy Walker
General Fund
Building Fund
Love Offering
Missions Fund
For the period of Wednesday,
February 25th, through
Tuesday, March 3rd,
698 contacts were made.
Sunday Choir Care for
Children, WOW Class
Monday Evening Calling Care,
7 pm - 8:15 pm
4:30 pm ~ Patty Mullins
March 9th – Todd & Mary Down
March 16th – Pam Reames & Patty Mullins
Wednesday Evening Teen Club Snacks
3/11, Youth Dir. Seth McDonald; 3/18, Vickie Goward; 3/25, Lisa Letizio
morning at 9:30 am in the Old Basement, and the class covers sixteen
topics (one per week). Please see Larry Mayberry for more information.
*Olympian Leaders will meet today following the Morning
Service in the Fellowship Hall for a Planning Meeting.
*Teens, there are several practices this week, and they include the following:
The Drama Team will practice this afternoon from 3 pm to 4:30 pm in the
Fellowship Hall.
The Higher Ground Teen Choir will practice tonight following the Evening Service in
the Fellowship Hall.
Please note that puppets will not practice today, but will practice this Wednesday,
March 11th, at 6:15 pm in the Fellowship Hall West Lobby.
*The Annual Business Meeting will be
tonight following the Evening Service.
*Volunteers are needed for a Christian Service Opportunity to
prepare new move-in letters for bulk mailing tomorrow, Monday, March 9th,
at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Hall.
There will be Morning Visitation tomorrow, Monday,
March 9th, at 10 am, and those coming will meet in the Fellowship Hall with
Bro. Don Bowling. Lunch will be served following Morning Visitation. Those
coming tomorrow night for Evening Visitation at 7 pm will meet in the
Auditorium with Bro. Larry Mayberry. Some of the calls made include new
visitors to the church, those who have made altar decisions, and those in the
congregation in the hospital or a rehab facility, those who are recuperating at
home from recent surgery or illnesses, and those who are unable to come to
church due to ongoing health issues. If you haven’t come to Visitation for
awhile or have never come, come out and you will be sent out with someone
to make a visit. Also, on Monday nights, services are held at the American
House on Joy Road in Westland and the Marquette House in Westland. There
is also visitation at Four Seasons Nursing Center in Westland along with a
service on the first Monday of the month. People are needed at these facilities
to help bring residents to and from the services and to visit with residents.
Please stop by the Welcome Desk or call the Church Office for more
*Kids Aloud will practice tomorrow, Monday, March 9th, from 7 pm to
8 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Any child in Grades 1-6 is welcome to participate.
The next practice date is 3/23. For more information, see Ken or Beth Kahl.
*Olympians have their Silver Level Goal Date set for this Wednesday,
March 11th. Those who earn their Silver Level as of this Wednesday will be
eligible to take the Silver Level Verse Test the following Wednesday (March
18th). There will be a study night for the verse test on Tuesday, March
17th, from 7 pm to 8:15 pm in the Fellowship Hall. For more
information, please see any Olympian leader.
*The Men’s Bible Study will meet this Thursday, March 12th, at 7 pm to continue the study, “Authentic: Developing the Disciplines of a Sincere Faith,” by James MacDonald. Additional class dates are 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/7 & 5/21. For more information, please see Wayne Goward. *Gophers will meet this Friday, March 13th, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm in the
Fellowship Hall for "Restaurant Night." Gophers will be able to create their own
special dinner from the Pasta Bar. There will be a devotion, some games, and
Gophers are invited to dress up in their “fancy clothes” for this night. And, each child
is welcome to bring $1 to be given to the Hillcrest 2 Soup Fund (to feed children in
the Philippines). Hope to see each Gopher there and bring a friend with you.
*Join us this Saturday, March 14th, for the
family film, “Hoovey,” at 6 pm. When promising high school
basketball player Eric “Hoovey” Elliott collapses on the court, doctors discover a lifethreatening brain tumor. Hoovey will survive the high-risk surgery, but at what cost?
Can he relearn to walk, read, even to see clearly? The road is long, and meanwhile
overwhelming medical bills threaten to undo everything his parents, Jeff and Ruth,
have taken a lifetime to build. With seemingly no one to turn to—but with tenacity
and love born of faith—an entire family regains its footing. Hoovey learns to read
again, to dribble and shoot a basketball and, finally, stepping out in faith, he’s back
on court for another shot at his dream. This is a great opportunity to invite your
family, friends, and neighbors to an event at the church. Cost is $5 per person, and
you can reserve your spot at the Welcome Desk.
*Teens have an afterglow next Sunday, March 15th, following the Evening
Service to go bowling. Cost is $6, and this includes two hours of bowling with
shoes. The Snack Bar will be open so that you can purchase food and beverages.
For this activity, teens must have a permission form on file with the Church
Office. Return time to the church will be closer to 10 pm (teens will finish
bowling at 9:30 pm and then return to the church). The cost to bowl will be
collected the night of the activity.
*Olympians can take part in the Olympian Bucks program now through
Wednesday, March 18th. Olympians can earn “bucks” by participating in club in a
number of ways, ie, completion of seven days of Quiet Time for the week, bringing
their Bible to club, quoting the verses they have learned, attending club activities,
answering Quiz Time questions, having a leader make a visit to their home, passing
their verse test, etc. Olympians will be able to redeem their bucks on Wednesday,
March 25th, during club at the Olympian Bucks Store.
*Olympians will meet on Friday, March 20th, for “Good v Bad Guys of
the Bible” at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner will be served (super nacho’s
& more), and Olympians will rotate through several stations where they will
learn about some of the good and bad guys in the Bible. There will also be
some games along with prizes. Cost is $5 (collected that night), and the activity
will conclude at 8:30 pm.
*Nonperishable items will be collected on the fourth Sunday
of each month for the Food Pantry. Items always needed for the Food
Pantry include cereal, soup, tuna, spaghetti sauce & noodles. Please bring
anything you can contribute for those in need on Sunday, March 22nd, and
drop it off at the west end of the outer hallway.
*For those going to the Detroit Rescue Mission Service
on Sunday, March 22nd, you’ll leave the church at 6 pm. Fair
Haven holds a service at the mission on the fourth Sunday night of each
month as well as when there is a fifth Sunday night in the month (four
times per year). Each service provides the opportunity to share the
gospel and to strengthen and encourage believers in their walk for
Christ. Additional volunteers are always welcome at the services. For
more information, please see Dan Mason.
*Ladies, come and join us for a “Craft Night”
on Friday, March 27th, from 3 pm to 11 pm. There is no cost for this activity
– it is just a time set aside for ladies to get together to work on their own
crafts. Feel free to bring your own snacks; pop will be provided. Please sign
up at the Welcome Desk by Wednesday, March 25th, so we will know how
many tables will be needed for the night.
*Olympians have a Christian Service Opportunity to bring candy for
the Children’s Easter Candy Hunt. This will be collected each Wednesday at
club through April 1st.
*Olympians will have “Egg Night” on Wednesday, April 1st. Each
Olympian can bring a decorated egg or a diorama with egg(s) to be displayed
during Olympian Club. Each Olympian who brings a decorated egg or a
diorama with egg(s) will receive a prize. There will also be prizes awarded for
the best in each level (1st&2nd, 3rd&4th, and 5th&6th).
*The Senior Lunch (for those Age 50 & above & their friends)
will be Thursday, April 2nd, at 10 am in the Fellowship Hall. Youth
Director Seth McDonald will bring the message. Along with a great
message from God’s Word, there will be a delicious meal along with
lots of fun and fellowship so plan to come.
*The Children’s Easter Candy Hunt will be Saturday, April 4th, at 10:30 am. In preparation for this activity, we are collecting wrapped candy at the Welcome Desk and the Church Office. *Seniors
will go to the Butterfly House on the Michigan State Campus
on Thursday, April 9th, at 9 am. Following the visit to the Butterfly House,
you will stop for lunch at the Cracker Barrel in Okemos. Cost is $6 which
includes admission to the Butterfly House and $4 for fuel. You will also need
to bring money for lunch. Thirty people can go on this trip, and you can
reserve your spot at the Welcome Desk through Sunday, April 5th (no
refunds after this date). If you have any questions, please see Pansy Bradley.
*The Church will have a Bridal Shower for Sam
Stark on Friday, April 10th, at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall (fiancée of Jake
Browning). All ladies and their daughters are invited to attend the shower. There is
a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Desk to let us know if you are coming and what
dish you wish to bring to pass. Those coming are asked to bring a meat/main dish,
side dish or a dessert. The church will provide a cake and the beverages. Sam is
registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Target. If you wish to contribute to a group
gift, you may do so at the Welcome Desk through Wednesday, April 8th, and we
ask those who contribute to sign the card for the group gift. Ladies, we ask that at
the Church Shower there be no gifts of a personal nature. For more information,
please stop by the Welcome Desk.
*A Soul-Winning Class will be offered each Monday at the church beginning April 13th from 6 pm to 7 pm. The “Operation Go” course is 10 weeks and meets in the first classroom as you enter the Old Basement. Each Monday following class, you will go with your trainer on Evening Visitation from 7 pm to 8:15 pm. There is a cost for the class of $53 for the Trainee Guide and books. Church members will be reimbursed for this fee upon successful completion of the class. This class is open to adults & teens. You can reserve your spot at the Welcome Desk. For more information, please see Larry Mayberry. *The Ladies Spring Retreat will be Friday, April 17th, & Saturday,
April 18th, at Camp CoBeAc in Prudenville. Come enjoy beautiful northern Michigan
and the special programming unique to the Ladies Retreat! Special music, dynamic
sessions and workshops, a campfire roast, a banquet meal, and lots of games, crafts,
and activities will have every lady enjoying her time with friends. Bring an appetite, a
heart to laugh, a desire to grow, and an open heart to God’s Word. Some will come
to relax and others will come to play; whatever your desire, this Ladies’ Retreat will
be a blessing to you! Cost is $85, and you can save $5 by turning in the retreat cost
and a completed registration form to the Welcome Desk by next Sunday, March
15th, or you are welcome to register at (click on Camps & Retreats
then Ladies Retreat). Information packets are available at the Welcome Desk.
*Ladies, the Prayer Card Ministry will meet on Tuesday, April 21st, at 7 pm in the WOW Class. Cards will be made to send to people within our church family, servicemen, and those who serve our communities to let them know that we are praying for them and thinking of them. We need a variety of help even if you do not scrapbook or make cards. All materials will be provided to assemble the cards. There is something for everyone regardless of your creativity level. A snack will be served. *Teen Camp will be Monday, July 20th, through Saturday, July 25th, and
Junior Camp will be Monday, June 22nd, through Saturday, June 27th, at Camp
CoBeAc in Houghton Lake, Michigan. Teen Camp is for those who were in Grades
7-12 during the 2014-2015 school year. Youth Director Seth McDonald and
Jerri-Lynne will be going to camp with the teens. Junior Camp is for those who
were in Grades 2-6 during the 2014-2015 school year. Pastor McDonald and Teri
will be going to camp with the juniors. Summer Camp is a special place where
young people can enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings, participate in the
vast number of recreational activities, and be challenged to grow in their
personal walk with the Lord and make decisions to live for Him.
Please pick up an information sheet at the Welcome Desk that includes
pricing and discounts offered by the camp. To secure a spot for your teen or
junior, turn in a $50 deposit and a completed registration form to the Welcome
Desk. For more information, please stop by the Welcome Desk or call the
Church Office.
*Ladies, you’re invited to a Fall Retreat
on Friday, October 16th, and
Saturday, October 17th, in Frankenmuth hosted by Faith Baptist Church. More information
will be available in April. Save the dates!
*The Days of Praise for March, April, and May is available at the Lobby
table. This booklet contains daily Bible readings and devotional commentaries.
Stop by and pick up a copy.
*Help us raise support for Women’s Ministries at the
church by enrolling in the Gordon Food Service Fun Funds Program. Every
time you shop at GFS, the church will receive a donation that will benefit the
Women’s Ministries. You can enroll in the program by signing up online or at a GFS
store. Pick up a flier from the Welcome Desk (you will need the church’s organization
number that is listed on the flier to enroll). When you sign up, you will receive a Fun
Funds Card that you can use each time you go to GFS.
*Did you know that there are men available to park your vehicle for you? You can drive your vehicle under one of the porticos in front of the glass entry doors and one of the men will park your vehicle. At the conclusion of the service, they will drive your vehicle back to the front of the church. Their goal is to provide a secure parking service to make it easier for people to come to church. The men are available on Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, and Wednesday evenings. For more information, please see Keith A. Glassmeyer or stop by the Welcome Desk.
*Parent/Legal Guardian Permission & Medical Consent
Forms are for each teen or child who participates in an activity sponsored by
the church whether at the church or elsewhere. Parents are requested to
complete a new form each September. Forms are available at the Welcome
Desk or Church Office, and completed forms can be returned to either location.
*We are in need of Jo‐Ann Fabrics & Michaels coupons. The coupons are used to purchase items for the Women’s Ministries. Please drop off any coupons you can contribute to the Welcome Desk. *Are you looking for a place to serve? There are
openings for people to serve in several ministries. Ladies & Teen Girls
(Age 14 & above) are needed in the Nursery (see Helen Mayberry). Men
are needed for Building Security (inside the building during services) and
Parking Security (parking lot and grounds during services) (see Todd
Down). Men & women are needed as Door Greeters (see Steve or Anita
The Outreach Ministries welcome more people to join their
ministry teams at American House, Four Seasons Nursing Center, Maple
Manor & Marquette House to make visits & assist residents to services. In
addition, men are needed to bring messages, and individuals and groups
are needed to provide special music at the services. Please see Bob Kahl if
you can help at any of the Outreach Ministries.
Or, for more information, please stop by the Welcome Desk or call
the Church Office.
*The Olympian Club is collecting Coke
product points and the points will be used to purchase items
for the Olympian Fair held each June. The points can be found in the
caps of Coke products or inside the boxes containing canned Coke
products. If you would like to donate points, please drop off the caps or
the applicable portion of the box at the Welcome Desk.
*Join us each Wednesday Morning for Prayer Meeting at
11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. This service is especially helpful for those
who find it difficult to drive at night and for those who work in the evenings.
For more information, please stop by the Welcome Desk.
*The Church Library is located in the basement across from the Women of the Word Class. Stop by & browse! There are a large variety of books along with a selection of CD’s and DVD’s. There is a Book & Media Check‐Out Policy posted in the library along with a binder where you can check out and check in books & media. For more information about the library, please see Patty Mullins or stop by the Welcome Desk. *If you have a family member or friend serving
overseas in the military, please let us know so that we can
minister to these soldiers by sending them a care package from the
church. Please provide the name and address of the individual serving in
the military & turn this information in at the Welcome Desk or call the
Church Office. If you have any questions, see Maryann Gyorki.
*A Military Service List is available at the Welcome
Desk. This list includes church members and those who are relatives
of people who attend the church who are serving in the military
along with their mailing addresses. If you have placed someone on
the list and obtain an updated address, please stop by the Welcome
Desk or call the Church Office to provide that information so the list
can be kept current.
*The church is collecting empty inkjet cartridges for
recycling. Up to $4 will be received for each cartridge recycled, and these
funds will be used for the Women’s Ministries at the church. Cartridges can
be deposited in the collection bin located by the Welcome Desk. Just place
your old cartridge in a plastic sandwich bag, if available, and deposit it in
the collection bin. Most businesses simply throw away their empty
cartridges so check at work to see if they would donate their empty
cartridges. Toner and laser cartridges are not accepted. The cartridges must
be OEM (original equipment manufacturer); no aftermarket or refill
cartridges are accepted. For more information, please stop by the Welcome
Desk or call the Church Office.
*The church is collecting old cell phones for recycling. These
funds will be used for the Women’s Ministries at the church. Old cell phones
can be deposited in the collection bin located by the Welcome Desk. An
information sheet addressing frequently asked questions is available at the
collection bin.
*The church sends out e‐mail that includes prayer requests
and mission letters. If you would like to receive the church’s e-mail, please
leave your name and e-mail address at the Welcome Desk or call the Church
*DVD’s ofSundayservicesareavailableandcanbeorderedattheWelcome
*Assisted Listening Devices are available at the
Welcome Desk. The assisted listening device is a small unit with a
mini ear phone to aid the hearing impaired.
*Lost & Found: If you have left behind your coat, umbrella, Bible or
other items at the church, please check the ”Lost & Found” area
located adjacent to the elevator entrance at ground level.
*ADULTS: Do you want to grow in Christ and fellowship
around God’s Word? Then, Sunday School is just for you!!
All classes meet from 9:30 am to 10:15 am. Classes available
include the following:
Calvary Bible Class
The Calvary Bible Class is for adults of all ages, and the
Calvary Bible Class meets in the Auditorium.
College & Career
The College & Career Class meets in the College & Career
Classroom in the Old Basement. If you have any questions, please
see Jim Inman.
Discipleship Class
The Discipleship Class is for any adult who desires a biblical
foundation for their life. The class covers sixteen topics (one per
week) and is taught by Bro. Larry Mayberry.
Topics studied include Salvation, Eternal Security, Baptism,
The Holy Spirit, The Word of God, Prayer, The Will of God, The Local
Church, Other Christians, Giving, Money & Possessions, Dealing with
Sin, Liberty in Christ, My Job & Employer, The Unsaved World, and
The Judgment Seat of Christ.
Please see Larry Mayberry for more information.
Home Builder’s Class
The Home Builder’s Class is designed for adults of all ages,
and the class meets in the Fellowship Hall.
If you have any questions about the Home Builder’s Class,
please see Rev. Dick Rich.
Women of the Word Class
The Women of the Word Class is for ladies and is taught by
Mrs. Teri McDonald. The class is currently studying the series, “Made
for Fellowship – A Study of the Tabernacle and the Feasts.” The class
meets in the WOW Classroom in the basement. Join us this Sunday
and bring a friend with you to class.
Men’s Class
The Men’s Class is taught by Bro. Wayne Goward, and it meets
in the Church Library.