Stone United Methodist Church
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Creating a Community of Caring Christians

Fairview/Fairmont Outreach

Fairview/Fairmont Outreach


What’s happening at the Fairview / Fairmont Outreach?

by Director, Diane Craven


The Outreach Kid’s collected $60 for Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl for Kid’s Sake by selling candy bars, collecting change & donations. We have 15 children who meet weekly with their “Big” for an hour each week of one on one fun! This mentoring program will be coming to a close soon. The “Bigs” are mostly college students and their finals start for soon and most will be gone for the summer. We all are looking forward to this program starting up again in the fall!

We have been celebrating Earth Day this past month! The children cleared the Outreach flower garden, (it’s hard for them not to pick the beautiful daffodils that fill the garden from when they planted the bulbs last fall!), the maintenance crew has planted several trees, we have gone on litter walks & treasure hunts-putting the trash in the dumpsters and the worms in our garden! We have written and taken a pledge “I promise to take care of the Earth, to not litter or pollute, and to work to make the world a better place for everyone”. We have read stories and found ways to reduce, reuse and recycle! We have finished puzzles and word searches about how the Earth is our home and we call all do our part, no matter how small or little we are!

Shortly we will be having our annual MS Bake Sale/Hot Dog Roast to raise funds for our MS Team; Beauties and the Beasts. We will have six participants that will be walking Sunday, April 29th. The team also mans the break station during the walk and shares cookies for dessert at the days end celebratory picnic.

The Outreach Staff is busy preparing & planning for the summer months. Here are just a few plans that are on our list:

·         Summer Lunch Training so we may serve the Federal Free Lunch Program at the Outreach

·         Community Yard Sale

·         Our Annual Community Summer Kick-Off with a Carnival/Picnic and magic show by Magic Steve!

·         Crawford County Drug & Alcohol to share weekly program & activities with the children

·         scheduling Sidewalk Sunday School at the Outreach with Living Waters Church crew

·         planning weekly swimming days at the MARC

·         weekly walks to the Meadville Public Library for story hour

·         gathering families to attend the “Summer Blast Family VBS Experience that is happening in the Diamond Park in July sponsored by area churches

·         a family trip to see the Erie Seawolves in action

·         securing transportation  for field trips to Woodcock, Pymatuning and the Erie Peninsula

·         Looking forward to a great summer!



Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.      Matthew 6:8 (NIV) 

God’s Promise:

It’s not that He doesn’t know --- He just wants the pleasure of your company.




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