Activities come and go, but our Fairlawn family is a community for life – there to celebrate your joys and to offer support when you need it.
We read and discuss inspiring contemporary and classic fiction and books on subjects that interest us. Open to everyone. New members are welcome at any time. We meet monthly on a Monday evening at 7:30 pm, except in the summer.
The Fairlawn Grill is a special fundraising evening that doesn’t happen often, not even annually, but all who have participated look forward to its return! On the magical evening, we are offered a glamorous cocktail party, gourmet dinner in a stunningly transformed assembly hall, and fabulous musical entertainment. It’s hard to tell who has the most fun: the dinner guests or the many volunteers!
Girls Night Out is a women’s group that gathers twice a year in a casual setting, usually fall and late winter, to provide an opportunity for these busy individuals to get together over a glass of wine. It offers an opportunity to meet other women in the church. It’s our chance to welcome new families, to help them make introductions, and give them names and faces to look forward to seeing at church on Sunday mornings. Watch for an announcement under Events to Experience Belonging.
NOAH is the name of a Fairlawn group of adults for fun and fellowship. We get together occasionally for potluck dinners, nature walks, bowling, guest speakers, etc. NOAH events are rare, but highly anticipated! They will be announced in Greetings.
The quilters meet Wednesday mornings 10:00 am to mid-afternoon with a break for lunch together at noon. Drop in, try it out, enjoy the company, have lunch with us (bring your own), and find out how wonderful it is to quilt. Contact Sue Metcalf.
Trivia Night is a favourite fundraiser to add some fun to a long winter. Teams of six people compete in a hilarious game of knowledge and memory — and outright guessing — to multiple choice questions. A member of the Youth Group can be bought to help out with “Call a friend” support for those tricky questions of technology and pop culture!
Participate in “Girls Night Out” — See the tab above.
“As an Affirming Ministry, we celebrate the diversity of God’s creation. We celebrate the richness of our community when we have diversity in age, gender identity, racial and cultural backgrounds, mental health, sexual orientation, ability, and family configurations. We seek to create a safe space with an open invitation to bring every aspect of your whole self into your participation within this ministry.”
~ Open Hearts, United Church of Canada
This group provides short-term support, such as visits or phone calls during or following a hospital stay, delivering soup from the Soup Ministry, packing or unpacking in the case of a move, or whatever care is needed to assist on a temporary basis.
Need a ride to doctor/dental appointments, medical tests/treatments, or to visit a spouse in hospital? If you need a ride, give us 48 hours notice prior to the appointment.
Our volunteers are ready and waiting!
Lay Pastoral Care and Visitation have merged. This ministry provides support and compassion for those who from time to time experience difficulty in their lives, and supports the older members of our congregation. Sheila Corkill is the Chair and Jannie Mills is the Vice Chair. To use the words of our United Church creed, “We are not alone.”
The role of the Visitation Committee is to make sure that our senior members are not neglected or forgotten. When you cannot come to church regularly, the Visitation Committee is here to visit you, send cards and flowers, and make sure you still feel part of the Fairlawn community. The annual Visitation Tea takes place in the spring to honour our most senior members.
Fairlawn sponsors a Prayer Shawl Ministry to knit soft warm shawls to bring comfort and support to others. The prayer shawls are given to people suffering emotionally or physically or to celebrate special occasions—any time there is a need.
Contact us if you know someone who would appreciate receiving a shawl.
Fairlawn’s famous book sale is held on the last weekend of April each year, and provides great bargains on gently used books (fiction and non-fiction), DVDs, CDs, and records. Watch for information starting mid January on when and where to bring your donations, and how to volunteer.
There are many external community groups that use the facilities at Fairlawn Avenue United Church.
Contact them directly, or ask at the church office
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