Fairview Baptist has a Chicken BBQ Friday, March 30-Saturday, March 31 10:30 am-sold out! Cruise In Saturday, March 31 11am-3pm. Proceeds go to Missions.
“Fairview Baptist is a church that loves God, loves others and wants to reach the world for Christ.”
Fairview has Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday night there is a service at 6:00 p.m., Praise Kids, Mission Friends/Kingdom Kids, and, for middle & high school students, ‘Band of Brothers’ and ‘Sister to Sister’. On Wednesday night at 6:00, they have Discipleship Conections, Insideout Student Worship, Team Kid for Preschool-4th grade, and ‘Rock Solid’ for grades 5-6. There is also Choir Practice at 7:15 p.m. Starting April 4, the new season of small groups beings. There is a Study on Revelation, a study on Daniel, and a Treasure Hunt of the Bible. Also coming up on April 1, there is a Movie Night for students (showing “October Baby”).
When visitors come to Fairview on Sunday Mornings, parking is easy to find and up front. There are greeters who will notice visitors and greet them, and show them where the restrooms are and help find seats in the sanctuary. Dress at the church is mostly casual, but there are also people in typical Sunday dress. For more information on where to enter the sanctuary, see the website.
The church’s small groups include “Ignite” College Ministry (just college students), whose mission is, “to lead students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Our desire is to see this fulfilled through students leading other students. We have incredible opportunities for college students to get involved.” The College Class meets on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. and provides breakfast.
The Youth group is called “Insideout” Student Ministry. From the website: “We are a group of students and adults striving to be disciples of Christ as we share His love that transformed us on the inside to the world of peers outside. We believe that God cares a whole lot more about what you “look” like on the inside, than what you “look” like on the outside! And we do too!”
The Music Ministry welcomes new choir members. From the site: “Our goal within the music ministry, as well as all our ministries, is threefold: to exalt the Savior; to evangelize the lost; and to encourage the saints. God can use music to do all three. We have the privilege every week to lead others to sing the praises of God. Through the witness and testimony of God’s grace in our lives through song, we are able to touch the heart of others in order to lead them to Jesus Christ.”
Fairview Baptist is also involved in Missions. Locally, they are involved in the Good News Club at Cloverleaf Elementary School; Handyman Ministry; Women’s and Men’s Jail Ministry; Romans 12; and SYBA – South Yadkin Baptist Association. Nationally, they are involved in Missions Offerings and NC State & Men’s Ministries. Globally, they have two mission trips to Honduras and a Kenya mission trip coming up. They are also involved in the LifeHOPE Experience, which was the big emphasis last week in their service (and after). Here is some info. from the site:
“LifeHOPE Experience: Sunday, March 25th, LifeHope will be launching as a new non-profit. This organization has been established to increase awareness in order to promote change within the communities of Kenya and Honduras. The focus is on providing nutritional meals and medical assistance, while modeling the love of Christ.
“March 25th will be a time for those in the community to join together for a time of worship and the preaching of God’s word. Following the service there will be an opportunity to ExperienceHope through interactive centers. These centers will provide an opportunity for families to participate in various hardships that are faced in Kenya and Honduras. There will also be an opportunity to GiveHOPE through donation stations located in the foyer. Additionally, a lunch will be provided with donations being accepted.
“Sunday evening will be another opportunity to join together for corporate worship and the hearing of God’s word. Immediately following the service there will be a Missions Fair. The focus of this evening will be on local missional experiences and opportunities.
For more info on LifeHOPE please visit: www.lifehope.us.com.”
On March 25, 2012, Fairview Baptist had a special speaker; the founder of LifeHOPE. The church was decorated with the theme; lots of pictures of the countries that LifeHOPE serves, as well as facts, donation centers, and t-shirts for sale. The scripture for the sermon was Romans 5:1-11. 13.1 percent of the world (1 out of 7) are in poverty. 27 million people around the world are in slavery; this is more than ever have been in history. The speaker experienced hunger in his life through family; his Aunt and Uncle, who lived in Cuba, died of hunger. If someone had just given some money to them for food, they would have been able to survive. The speaker said that if we don’t put faces on things, we forget about them; but one day we will be accountable. From the scripture in Romans, the speaker said that the peace with God through Jesus is something he wants to give kids in poverty. He also talked about why bad things happen; we focus on our situations when bad things happen, but God is trying to teach us that those things don’t matter because our foundation is in Him. He then told a story about a funeral he attended for a child; the child was a Pastor’s baby, and was born premature. The speaker also had a child born with some problems, but they had the money to help the child, so it survived. He thought at the funeral, “this could be my child.” The mother of the child came up to him and said that she was okay with the tragedy – the child had been adopted, and the mother was just thankful she could have been a part of that child’s life. No matter what happens in life, we have hope through Jesus. We could have been born in our places or situations, but God through his grace has saved us and given us everything we have; we must trust in God for strength to get through difficult situations in life.
The music at Fairview was great; there wasn’t a choir, but a praise band, and they did a good job. The children’s choir came up on one of the songs as well.
After the service, Fairview had a special event with LifeHOPE; in the courtyard they had a set-up similar to what they use in other countries, with camping, water, food, and making wordless bracelets. They served the soup that they serve the people in Honduras and Kenya, most of whom have not had a square meal in a long time. They also have dental help for the people, and bring them clothing. The church also had a lunch in their fellowship hall. The people at the church are friendly and notice new visitors.