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This is the place for your weekly update! Find out what's going on in the life of our church and stay informed with current announcements. This is to help connect you with the ministry of Fair Oaks Church.
Feel free to reach out and contact us if you have questions!

Worship with us sundays

9a & 10:30a - in person and online

Join us in the Worship Center for services at 9a and 10:30a in person or online. We offer programs for kids (babies-5th grade) and students! If you want more info about what to expect for in person services or how you can worship with us online, learn more below.

Current Series

Starting November 27

You’re invited to spend the advent season with us, as we journey through the Christmas story according to the Gospel of Luke. We will see the anticipated arrival of the Light of the world through the eyes of characters like Zechariah, Mary, the shepherds and Simeon. Come be refreshed and refilled with hope, peace, love, joy and the Light overcoming the darkness!

christmas kickoff

We are kicking off the Christmas season with fun holiday festivities! Everyone is invited to join us for a family-friendly worship service at 10:30a in the Worship Center, followed by lunch and gingerbread house decorating in the Family Life Center at 11:30am on December 4th.
Be sure to purchase tickets for lunch and gingerbread house decorating ahead of time as supplies are limited!

toy drive

We're doing a toy drive to provide local kids and teens with Christmas gifts this year! Pick a toy category, and bring unwrapped gifts on 12/10 between 9am-Noon or on 12/11 during worship services. Each gift of combination of gifts should ~$20-25. We'll be wrapping and delivering gifts to kids affiliated with Northridge Elementary, Sayonara Center, and One Church/City of Refuge in Sacramento. Learn more about gift categories below.

winter guest house

We are starting 2023 by opening our church facilities to host the homeless in partnership with HART. This is a perfect opportunity for you and your small group/family to tangibly serve our neighbors in need. We'll need a volunteers to help greet, cook, clean, do laundry and spend the night. Sign up for a spot!

senior pastor
search process

Stay in the loop and see all updates and timeline in one place.
As our PNC committee moves along, they will communicate with the congregation to keep our church informed of the process.

ways to support our interim pastor

If you missed it, read our update about our new interim pastor, Greg Alderman. If you have a car to loan or airline miles to donate for Pastor Greg to use, please contact us at info@fairoaks.church or call Cheryl at the church office (916-967-4784). 

weekly prayer meeting

You are invited to join us for a weekly prayer meeting on Zoom where our church family comes together to regularly pray over our church. Join us on Saturdays from 4-5p. If you want more information or details, you can contact Debbie Veale. Find the Zoom link and contact information on our Events page by clicking the button below.

scrip is back!

This fundraiser helps support our Student Ministry! Use gift cards for purchases for places you already shop and Student Ministry will receive a portion up to 20% towards scholarships. For more information, stop by the Scrip table in the lobby of the Worship Center on Sundays.

dr. bob quadro's class
study of john

Dr. Bob Quadro will be teaching a class on the book of John starting this fall!
 Sunday mornings at 10:30am in the Family Life Center (AMC Room) and on Zoom (starting 9/18) or Zoom only at 7p on Wednesdays (starting 9/21). Get Zoom link information, sign up to get emails from Bob and learn more below. 

outreach basketball
meeting in family life center

This group is open to anyone who are interested in coming out to play basketball! Both men and women of all ages are welcome. The gym located in the Family Life Center on our church campus will be open on Sundays between 4-7pm. Players may bring their children, but they are responsible for them and must remain in the gym area. For more information please contact Doug Veale by phone or email.

monthly volunteers needed at food bank

Partner with us at the Orangevale-Fair Oaks Food Bank on distribution days! We're looking for volunteers to serve from 9a-1p the second Friday of each month starting in July! This is one way we can help care for those in our community, given the rising cost of food and resources. 

financial update

Pastor Josh and one of our elders, Jesse Huff, shared an update regarding our finances on 9/18 and also invited our church family to make a pledge to give towards the ministry God is doing through Fair Oaks Church in the coming season. You can watch the video clip from services or read our email here.

giving pledges for 2022-2023

make a financial commitment to fair oaks church

Every fall we send out a stewardship pledge card to our church family, inviting you to consider giving now through 2023.
We are asking for your continued faithful and prayerful financial partnership in ministry.

Our biggest need and greatest priority is giving pledges for our Ministry Fund, budgeted for the 2022/23 fiscal year to be $2.6M. This includes ministry expenses for all departments, personnel, facilities, and operations.
Beyond this, any pledges to give towards our Missions Fund (Budget of $297,000)
or Kids & Youth Center Building Fund (balance of $900K) would be appreciated.

You can submit your 2023 pledge online below!
We're asking our church family to turn in pledge cards by or before October 9, 2022.

Financial Update

ministry fund

October 2022
Income $191,663
Expenses $198,241
Net Loss $6,578

kids & youth Center
loan balance

$839,944
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Here's another way you can listen to Sunday messages! Search for Fair Oaks Church Sermon Podcast on Spotify or iTunes to find all our weekend sermons. Also check out the Fair Oaks Cafe Podcast - which features discussions with our Pastors and team about life and faith beyond Sundays. Follow and share with others!

worship services - december 4, 2022




WORSHIP TEAM 10:30A:
Lauren Ross - Worship Leader
Jennifer Rustad & Patsy Conner - Vocals
Stephen Sleeper - Keys
Austin Mua - Guitar & Vocals
Javon Rogers - Bass Guitar
Kevin Mouayang - Electric Guitar
Caleb Nunes - Drums
Stephen Drew - Organ

with sympathy

Please join us in praying and caring for those who have lost loved ones in this difficult season.
The sympathy of our congregation extends to the families and friends of:
Charlotte Porter - 1/18/21
Harry Hutton - 1/22/21
Shirley Rasmussen - 2/20/21
Elaine Penny - 4/23/21
Betty Meyer - 5/31/21
Judy Shadman - 7/16/21
Philip Jordan - 8/15/21
Hal (Harrold) Olling - 9/11/21
Betty Ricketts - 10/9/21
Pearl Wood - 10/20/21
Eric Northman - 11/25/21
Judith Syftestad - 11/28/21
Wally Drotts - 12/2/21 (Celebration of Life Service Details)
Merrill Wunder - 12/14/21
Ed Hunt - 12/19/21
Kristen Holt - 12/27/21
Mary Somers - 2/22/22
Rina Akley - 4/10/22
Kelly Thomas - 4/10/22
Jim Trout - 4/10/22
Lloyd Simons - 4/17/22
Kathy Bailey - 4/25/22
Walter Stucki - 6/1/22
Carolyn DeHayes - 6/7/22
Jack Smith - 6/26/22
Wayne Stadtman - 7/9/22
Prudy Clark - 7/13/22
Phyllis Trout - 8/29/22
Edith "Edie" Mol - 9/1/22
Tom Dofflemyer - 9/25/22
Garrett Brown - 10/10/22

take a next step

Ready for your next step? Our hope is that you'll connect with Fair Oaks Church in a meaningful way, taking steps to grow as a follower of Jesus.

request prayer

We would be honored to pray for you or someone you know. You can submit your prayer requests anytime and our Pastors will pray for you during the week.

give a gift

As a church, we value generosity and commit to being irrationally generous with everything we have. Find out how you can invest in what God is doing through Fair Oaks.

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