Faith Baptist hosting chalk artist; Estrada not attending premiere; Breakfast, service at fair; Big Band at special service; Word of Life VBS
Faith Baptist hosting chalk artist Saturday, Sunday
Drawing Closer Ministries, featuring chalk artist and Bible teacher Randy Davis of Ottumwa, will be the guest Saturday and Sunday at Faith Baptist Church.
Services are set at 7 p.m. Saturday, with refreshments, including homemade ice cream; 10:30 a.m. Sunday, with lunch; and again at 2 p.m. Sunday, with refreshments.
Prior to the drawing, Davis uses a unique visual method to convey Biblical principals and how they can be applied to modern day living. A chalk drawing concludes the presentation, which is enhanced with colored lights and special black light effects revealing a previously drawn “hidden” picture.
Davis has traveled extensively in the Midwest, but is being sought by churches nationwide.
To learn more, visit the website at www.chalkartist.com. For information about the services, contact Tom Cope, pastor at Faith Baptist Church, at 641-208-1819.
Estrada not able to attend movie premiere Saturday
The First Presbyterian Church will be moving forward with a special movie premiere presentation of “Uncommon” at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Orpheum Theater, although the star, Erik Estrada, will no longer be able to attend because his mother is ill.
The event will feature a special introduction by Estrada just for the Fairfield audience, and a limited number of specially signed copies of the DVD will be available for a donation following the film.
The event is made available for no fee, and concessions will be available from the theater.
For information, call First Presbyterian Church at 472-4315 or the Orpheum Theater at 209-5008.
Church serving breakfast at fair Sunday morning
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will serve a biscuits-and-gravy breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the Greater Jefferson County Fair.
The menu will include biscuits and gravy, juice, coffee and milk.
The suggested donation is $4 for adults and $2 for children.
Fairfield Friends Church will present a community worship service at 10 a.m. in the Greater Jefferson County Fair show arena.
The service will honor local law enforcement personnel.
Fairfield Big Band playing at special worship Sunday
First Presbyterian Church will present a special service featuring the Fairfield Big Band at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
The Rev. Joe Phipps, pastor of the church, invites the community to attend.
Phipps will mix scripture and an inspirational message with special music performed by the 16-piece jazz ensemble. Songs include: “All the Blues That’s Fit to Print,” “Lean On Me,” “This Little Light of Mine,” “What a Wonderful World” and “God Bless the USA.”
Members of the Fairfield Big Band performing at the service are: Fred Hucke, Sue Hucke, Francis Thicke, Kaeli Ferguson, Tom McNamar, Zach Reiter, Sarah Flinspach, Mark McCabe, Rodger Gillaspie, Gerry Runyon, LeAnne Edgeton, Jim Edgeton, Ken Norton, Tim Nelson, Claudia Sloat and Jim Wotherspoon.
The service will be followed by a Presbyterian Women’s fund-raising brunch.
The menu will include breakfast casseroles, muffins and coffee cakes, fresh fruit and beverages.
Any monies donated from the freewill offering will be donated to the LOAF program. LOAF is a supplementary food assistance program facilitated by The Lord’s Cupboard for school children at home during school vacation months.
Word of Life plans vacation Bible school July 14-18
Word of Life Lutheran Church will have vacation Bible school from 5:30-8 p.m. July 14-18 for 3-year-old children through sixth-graders.
The theme is “Swamp VBS, Where Kids Learn to F.R.O.G. – Fully Rely On God!”
Lessons about relying on God will be taught through music, puppetry, scripture, games and crafts.
Jason Lauritsen, a naturalist at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Florida, will be a special guest.
A light supper will be served each night. Daily prizes will be given and July 18 will be the “Super Swamp Giveaway.”
Vacation Bible school is free.
Registration forms are available at the church and at the Word of Life booth at the Greater Jefferson County Fair. Forms and information also are available by calling the church at 472-1463 or Jane Scott at 919-7663.