Wednesday, October 7, 2020

In Matthew 20:26-28 Jesus says “Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Jesus said these words to his disciples to help them understand what it means to be great in the kingdom of God. Greatness in God’s eyes is not like greatness in the eyes of the world. It means pursuing what is best for others rather than what is best for us. It means humbling ourselves and exalting others instead of trying to always gain glory for “number one.”
There is perhaps no greater example of this in Jesus’ earthly ministry than when he washed the feet of his disciples. The Son of God, who had every right to be the one being served, chose to put on the attire of a servant and do one of the most humbling jobs anyone in his day could have done. In doing this, he set the example for not just his disciples but all of us as well.
Being a good steward of what God has blessed us with means looking for how we can best serve others and best serve our church with all that we have. This month, as we focus on stewardship, let’s prayerfully seek out how we can best serve others with everything God has blessed us with.

Pastor Ben

Patrick turned two this past Saturday! We celebrated in a variety of ways doing some of Patrick’s favorite activities.
After he first woke up he went on a small treasure hunt of picture clues. Growing up, having a treasure hunt in the morning to find a small treat was something my siblings and I got to do on our birthdays. Patrick’s hunt led to some books and window stickers and a small piece of candy hidden in the dryer.
Patrick’s favorite food is bananas so he enjoyed a banana and some banana bread for breakfast!
We spent most of the rest of the day at the park with grandparents! We ate a picnic lunch and had a dinosaur cake made by his Granny (Ben’s mom). We walked around the water together and watched the fish swim and stopped to say hello to his duck friends. After that he played on the slides and swings.
To finish out the day we went back home and had pizza for dinner. After that Patrick opened up some presents. He had a joyful start to being a two-year-old!

We are excited to announce a new congregational care ministry here at Fayette First! The Community Care Tree is a ministry designed to keep us all connected and informed during these unprecedented times. We are all feeling a little isolated and disconnected these days, so the goal of the "Care Team" is to make sure that everyone knows the church is here for them. The team has divided up all the members of our church family and will make contact with everyone periodically. Please let your Care Team person know if there is any way that the church can be of service to you. We miss everybody and hope to be able to worship and fellowship together again very soon! 

1    Charlie Davis  
1    Emily Barnes Weeks       
5    Jax Ramsey         
7    Karen Davis         
10  Jerry Dodson     
11  Erica Harville     
15  Kathy Griffith     
16  Lee Davis 
16  Bobbie Cross 
17  Nancy Turner  
21  Bob Renfroe 
24  Denese Marion 
27  Nick Hodges 
27  Lee Ann Nolen 
30  Anna Kate Gilliam 
PLEASE take the time to call, text, or send a card to our birthday people this month. I know they will appreciate the gesture!  

Kathy Elmore
Hayden Parker                       
Tony Pendleton                       
Sandra Tucker
Nathan Jacobs                       
Beverly Jeans
Sharon Morrison                     
Ken Fields, Sr.                         
Willie Hardy
Dan Fowler                             
Shirley Watson                         
Randy May
Curt Fowler                             
Cora Mae Bobo 
Carolyn Phillips
Robin Campbell - Generations of Vernon
Mack Hindman - Hospitalized in Atlanta
Halie McCartney
Christy Ballard 
Robert Lamoureux
Jack Stricklin
Chase Ayres
Laura Junkin
Kirby Michaels - COVID-19
Daniel Brasher
Karen & Lee Davis - COVID 19
Dan Fowler 
ALL 4 HIM - Practice
Wednesday's at 3:15 pm 
Practice in the Fellowship Hall

JUMP 23 - 2nd & 3rd Grade
Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm 
Meeting at Guthrie Smith Park

TEAM 456 - 4th - 6th Grade
Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm 
Meeting at Guthrie Smith Park

High School Student Group - 9th - 12th Grade 
Wednesday's @ 6:00 pm
Meeting at Guthrie Smith Park

Middle School Student Group - 7th & 8th Grade
Wednesday's @ 7:00 pm
Meeting at Guthrie Smith Park

Youth Combined - Service Project - 7th - 12th Grade
Sunday @ 5:00 pm
We are going to deliver goodie bags throughout the community.
Meet at the church and we will go from there.
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