“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
Fairhaven’s faith formation ministry helps you grow in your relationship with God; live as disciples of Jesus at home, at work, in the community, and in the world; develop an understanding of the Bible and your faith tradition; deepen your spiritual life and practices; engage in service and mission to the world; and participate in the life and ministries of the faith community. For more information about any of the programs described below, contact us.
Fairhaven’s Adult Sunday School is held every Sunday at 9 am in the Garden Room. In this class, a group of adults share Bible study and fellowship. Emphasis is on understanding what the Bible says, and how to apply those lessons to our daily lives. Class size allows for easy conversation and sharing among members. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a small group. You can connect to God, to Christ’s church, and to other people as you enjoy study and fellowship. Visitors are always welcome.
Fairhaven’s Adult Bible Studyis held every Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm. Our Pastor, the Reverend Esther Holimon, presents stimulating lessons that explore biblical messages and how to apply them to daily life. Rev. Holimon’s spiritual leadership improves personal devotion time. During Adult Bible Study, Rev. Holimon discusses the Bible, theology, and faith. Visitors are always welcome.
Fairhaven’s Christian Book Club is held on the first Thursday, every other month at 7 pm. We discuss various books and are sometimes joined by guest authors or experts. For example, we have discussed How’s Your Faith by former NBC newsman and Meet the Press moderator David Gregory. In his book, David probed various religious traditions to better understand his own faith and answer life’s most important questions: “Who do we want to be and what do we want to believe?”
Fairhaven’s Children’s Sunday School is held every Sunday morning. This class meets after the Children’s Message during the Sunday morning worship service through the end of the service. It is taught by many different volunteers from our congregation who are willing to both share their faith and learn from the faith of the children. Fairhaven’s Children’s Sunday School helps children develop faith foundations; to know the Bible and its faith traditions, to relate to God and the Church, and to practice their faith in daily living. We also provide child care during worship services year-round in our nursery.
Fairhaven’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a week-long program held during the summer in the mornings from 9am–12 noon. VBS is a 5-day specialized form of religious education which focuses on children. Children experience a joyful week of fun, exploration, friendship, discovery, and faith-building. The 2016 theme was “Cokesbury’s Surf Shack—Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love.” For more information or to register your child(ren) for the 2017 VBS, please contact us.