Friday, October 15, 2010


Last Sunday was my turn in the nursery to work.

My heart wasn't in it; my feelings were hurt.

A child from its mother did not want to part

And it cried a lot with it's broken heart.

I prayed that soon the hour would end,

That I could relax- no more children to tend.

Soon the hour was over, it felt good to b e free.

I said, "once a month was too much for me!"

That very next Sunday as I sat in the pew

A very good sermon, but visitors were few.

But down came a woman and her soul was saved.

She was the mother of that crying babe!

Then it dawned on me that I had been a part

Of one being saved--giving God her heart.

From that day on I would never dread

Working in the nursery while souls are fed.

I've been working on revising the nursery list. What we currently have is not working very well. Please contact me if you would like to be added or removed from the current worship & Sunday school nursery list. It's very important to the mother's and father's of small children & infants to able to be free to worship whole hearted during that hour. Thanks so much in advance for your devoted commitment.


Also Read:

{God Is In The Church Nursery}

Monday, July 13, 2009

VBS Sunday

These kids sure were pumped up for Jesus on Sunday morning. Dancing, shouting and singing all the Glory to our Lord above. What a wonderful job they did. They worked hard and had fun at the same time learning the fun dances and songs they performed for you. Joy to God above!

VBS 2009

What a wonderful week! We danced, sang, played games, enjoyed bible stories and discovered God's love for us all week long. A big thanks to Bethel UMC and the volunteering members of Fairfield UMC for another successful VBS. Where we were able to touch and change the lives of so many little ones.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This is a Day of New Beginnings

This is a day of new beginnings, time to remember and move on, time to believe what love is bringing, laying to rest the pain that's gone.
Christ is alive, and goes before us to show and share what love can do. This is a day of new beginnings; our God is making all things new.
(This is a Day of New Beginnings, Brian Wren, United Methodist Hymnal, 383)

This is the hymn we sang on my first Sunday with you. Remember? This will be the hymn we sing together this coming Sunday as we share in one final service together. It will be a bitter sweet gathering for John and Me. We will feel sad leaving behind such a wonderful congregation that has truly loved and embraced us. But we will go out with joy knowing that Christ is leading you onward. And we celebrate your new pastor, Rev. Tony Matthews and for his joining you in ministry.

So, let's join together and celebrate this time of new beginnings.
Pastor Susan

Saturday, March 28, 2009

VBS Volunteer & Participant Sign Up

June 22 - June 26
5:30 Dinner
6-8 Program Fun!!!
*Participant & Volunteers Sign Up by clicking on the purple link above.
DEADLINE 4-16-09
If the link above fails use copy and paste this:

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

UMYF Ski Retreat 2009

Ski Retreat 2009
Lake Junaluska, NC

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Way to Go Fairfield -- Transforming the World

Fairfield UMC filled a whole table at the East Lincoln Pregnancy Center's fundraiser on Thursday, March 5. They raised $500 to go toward the mission of helping women at the center. Way to Go Fairfield for helping Transform the World!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Journeying To the Cross Through The Shack

Join us in Lent (Sundays in March) as we let William P. Young's book The Shack guide us to the cross with Jesus. This will guide us in worship and each Sunday in March from 4:30-5:30PM at Fairfield UMC we will have a small group time for discussion and sharing. All are invited and welcome to come on this journey.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What's going on in our church during Lent?...

5:30 pm- Supper before each service $3

Lenten Revival - 7 pm every Tuesday in March
March 3 Rev. Beverly Parker-Reece
March 10 Rev. Scott Ireland
March 17 Rev. Jamie Hamrick
March 24 Rev. Jill Smith
March 31 Rev. Mike Bailey

Also, here are a few other Lent things:
Sundays in March, Youth Lenten Study, 4:30--6:00PM, Fairfield UMC

Sermon Series: Journey to the Cross through The Shack (using The Shack by William P. Young to guide our journey), Sundays 9:30AM

Ash Wednesday Worship, February 25, 7:00PM, Bethel UMC

Maundy Thursday, April 9, 7:00PM, Fairfield UMC

Good Friday, April 10, 7:00PM, Bethel UMC

Easter Sunday, 6:30AM, Sunrise Service at Rock Springs Camp Ground
Breakfast Following at Fairfield UMC

Easter Worship, 9:30AM, Fairfield UMC

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Faith Discovery Stations for Kids...

Tuesday March 3 we will begin our journey to the cross with the children. All children are welcome to participate. The study will last 6 weeks ending on Tuesday April 7th, just before Easter! You children will not want to miss this...Every week in March we will have a supper prior to our meeting beginning at 5:30 pm, then the children will join us for singing at 6:30 pm and our faith discovery Stations will begin around 7 pm. There will be Lent Sermon for Adults during this time each Tuesday in March beginning at 7 pm. (More to come on that later...) There will be no supper provided at our last session on April 7th and the children are asked to arrive no later than 6 pm on this date only! Please contact Dawn Lynch 704-634-2747 or for more information or if you would like to volunteer to help one week!

UMW 3rd Tuesday Supper...

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February 2, 2009 UMW Meeting Summary...

- Our Tuesday Feb. 17th dinner this month will be Chicken Pie, peas, dessert and tea beginning at 5:30

-Rita mentioned helping the East Lincoln Pregnancy Counseling Ctr. by asking each Sunday School Class and each Church Group to donate money ($5 per person) to buy a ticket to their coffee/desserts banquet (Tues. March 5th 7pm - 9pm) The cost per ticket is $62.50, 8 to a table. So we would like to have at least 8 different groups purchase a ticket. Suggested maybe a drawing to see who went from each group!

-Meals for Revival’s in March. Cost: $3 per person or $10 a family

All Women in the Church are asked to help bring desserts & tea...
March 3rd- hotdogs w/ brownies for dessert

March 10th- Smoked Turkey, potato casserole, green beans/angel food cake with strawberries for dessert

March 17th- Soup & Cornbread/ banana pudding for dessert

March 24th- Pinto beans, hotdogs, slaw/ cobbler's for dessert

March 31st- Pizza & salad/ cookies

- We doubled our pledge to the UMW district!

- Ordering 1 pack of 10 Assorted Mission Cards to send out throughout the year.

- Made a mission offering from the UMW in honor of Mary Lee Howard.

-We finished our study of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World and will begin next month with sharing things we personally struggle with in our faith...this will lead to open discussion…
What a perfect time for anyone who is not a member and would like to join us in 2009. We would so love to have you a part of our group and the Global United Methodist Women!

- Next Meeting in the home of Lina McIntosh on Monday March 2, 2009 @ 7 pm
(1st Mon. of each month)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Sunday was my turn in the Nursery to workMy heart wasn't in it; and my feelings were hurt;A child from its Mother did not want to partAnd it cried at lot with its broken heartI prayer that soon the hour would endThen I could relax - no more children to tendSoon the hour was over - felt good to be freeI said, "Once a month is too much for me"That very next Sunday as I sat in the pewA very good sermon but visitors were fewBut down came a woman and her soul was savedAnd she was that Mother of that crying babeThen it dawned on me that I had been a partOf one being saved - giving God their heartFrom that day on I never would dreadWorking in the Nursery while souls were being fed......

***Remember to sign up before this Friday! Thanks!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

January Mission Tree...

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What a great response we are having to our children's mission tree. Just look at the beautiful Valentines Mrs. Scottie & Diane Helped the children decorate in Sunday School! Mid February items will be taken down and donated to Levines Children's Hospital.

UMYF Supper...

Linda D. & T'lene
Harrison enjoying his pinto beans...

Looks like Maci snapped Howard with the camera!

Thank you to the Youth who helped and the UMW.
Together they raised $488 for the UMYF Ski Trip.

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Children's Worship Time Volunteers Needed...

Children's worship is a very special time of our worship service together on Sunday morning.
Please be in prayer for the persons who will continue to volunteer their time to this minsitry.
We all have something very special to share in our faith with the children of this church.

Psalm 90:16
:Let us see your miracles again; let our children see your glory at work. "

Nursery Volunteers Needed...

Please click on the link above to sign up for nursery services for the year 2009.
Even if you are currently on the nursery volunteer list for 2008
please sign up again in 2009 to show your interest and commitment.
A revised nursery schedule will be complete by
Sunday, Feburary 1st,
so please sign up before this date.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Begin Your New Year with God

You are invited to make your relationship with God a commitment for the New Year! Join us for Worship on Sundays, 9:30AM. We will begin a new Sermon Series in January called "Bumper Sticker Faith!" We will explore some popular bumper stickers and talk about how they may or may not contain our faith!
Then it will be time for Lent and we will explore the book The Shack and use it as a guide in our Lenten journey!

You are welcome and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Eve Worship Services

All are invited to participate in Communion on Christmas Eve.
Here are the available times:

Christmas Eve, 2:00PM, Fairfield UMC -- come for a brief communion service. This will only be a communion liturgy, scripture and prayer.

Christmas Eve, 11:00PM, Rock Springs Camp Ground-- come for a traditional service with communion and candlelight. Dress warm, bring a blanket, and celebrate Jesus' birth.

Young Adult Sunday School Christmas Party 2008

Join Us On Sunday Mornings for Sunday School 10:45 am- 11:45 am

Children's Christmas Program 2008Front: Micah & Marley
Middle: Caroline, Elizabeth Rose, Emma, Maci,
Garrison, Braedan, Jeddiah

Lady Shepards: Emma, Elizabeth Rose & Caroline
Wise Men: Braedan, Garrison, & Jeddiah

Baby Jesus: Macoy, Mary: Megan, Joseph: Mackenzie

Angel: Maci

Sheep: Micah & Marley

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Youth Trip Corn Field Maze...

The youth experienced what it was like to be very lost. We enjoyed this fun time together and wrapped up with a devotion from Susan!

Fall Festival Community Event...

Another Great Fairfield UMC BBQ!!!!