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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 September 3

We hope you join us this fall for our series in Ephesians, Rooted in Love. We'll be spending several weeks learning the Apostle Paul's letter to the church in Ephesus, written to strengthen and encourage God's people. We look forward to what God has to say to us through this part of Scripture. We'll be exploring all the wonderful things we have in Christ, the beauty of His Church, the joy of working together in unity, and being rooted and established in LOVE!

continue praying
for Garrett

The Brown family has put together a CaringBridge page for GarrettThis online tool makes it easy to share health updates and allows you to send messages directly to Garrett and the family to express your love and support. On the Ways To Help tab, you can contribute to the GoFundMe or send Door Dash grocery gift cards to help at this time. If you want to send a card for Garrett, you can mail it to the church. On behalf of the Browns, thank you for your prayers and support!

prayer vigil

Our entire congregation is invited to pray together! On Saturday, October 22, Wells Chapel will be open from 7a-7p. We will be leading a corporate time of prayer every hour starting on the hour. We are asking our church family to commit to coming for one hour and are encouraging small groups to pray together. We will be praying for our church unity and for our current and future leadership of Fair Oaks.

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.

community food drive
october 15

The 3rd Annual Community Food Drive will be Saturday, October 15 from 8:30am to Noon in the Divine Savior parking lot, located at 9079 Greenback Lane. All proceeds benefit the Fair Oaks/Orangevale Food Bank. If you would like to volunteer to help, learn more and sign up below.

trunk or treat

Want to help? We are collecting pre-packaged candy to supply our trunks with enough. We saw about 1,000 people from our community last year, so we will need plenty of candy! You can drop off candy donations on Sundays at church to a designated drop off spot OR bring it to the church office during the week (office hours: M-F, 10a-3pm). Sign up to decorate a trunk and distribute candy below! Thanks for helping making this event a success for our community. 

sisterhood event

Save the Date! Our next Sisterhood women's gathering will be Friday, September 30th. Sisterhood is for all women of all ages! We love growing in love and unity in Jesus together. Expect a casual and fun evening of worship, connection and a timely message from Jessica Benton all about how to navigate a season "Into the Unknown". Dessert is on us and there are ways you can contribute and get involved. Childcare is also available! Invite your friends and stay tuned! RSVPs open September 1! 

just the guys
tailgate & football

More dates on the calendar! This event is for all guys ( high school and up). Bring a chair & food to share for our tailgate at 5:30p in the front church parking lot. At 7p, everyone is welcome to join us at a local high school football game (locations vary). This is one small way we can be FOR our community. If you have questions text Andrew Hatfield at 916-281-6196.

memorial service
for art daniels

A memorial service for Art Daniels will be held in Wells Chapel at Fair Oaks Church on Wednesday, October 5th at 3pm. Following the service, there will be an ice cream reception in the Family Life Center (AMC room).

wfo brunch
october 6

Women of all ages are welcome to join us for our Women's Fellowship Outreach Brunch on Thursday, October 6th from 9:30a-11:30a. Join us in the Family Life Center in the AMC room. Our speaker this month will be Dave Sepe, part of our Missions and Outreach staff at Fair Oaks Church.

kids & students event

recommendations for elders/deacons

Do you know someone who could lead and serve our church?

Learn who are current elders are here and how the nomination process works. Submit recommendations at fairoaks.church/nominations by or before October 9th to give our team time to vet all recommendations.

congregational meeting on 10/30

We are calling a congregational meeting on Sunday, October 30th. Because we have limited time in between services, we will gather after the second service is over at 11:45a in the Worship Center. We appreciate our church members making the time to be there and stay informed and participate in this meeting.  As a church family, we will vote on nominations for elders/deacons and also provide another financial update to our congregation. If you want to learn more about elder/deacon nominations and that process, please go to fairoaks.church/nominations.

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.

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. 
Would you like to receive text reminders and notifications from us? Signing up is easy! Just text FairOaks to 51400 to get on the list. Whenever we send out a reminder about an upcoming event or church announcement you will get a text! This is a quick and easy way you can stay informed!
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!

Financial Update

ministry fund

August 2022
Income $117,082
Expenses $236,242
Net Loss $119,160

kids & youth Center
loan balance

$880,194

worship services - October 2, 2022

WORSHIP TEAM 9A:
Jennifer Rustad - Worship Leader
Patsy Conner -Vocals
Stephen Sleeper - Piano
Stephen Drew - Organ
WORSHIP TEAM 10:30A:
Jennifer Rustad - Worship Leader
Patsy Conner - Vocals
Stephen Sleeper - Vocals & Keys
Julian Paz - Electric Guitar
Jevon Rogers - Bass Guitar
Caleb Nunes - Drums

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
Edith "Edie" Mol - 9/1

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