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Fairhaven UMC 


Thursday, June 13, 2024 


 Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ! We pray the Holy Spirit touches your heart with God’s transforming power and love during this season of Pentecost. We hope you enjoy your weekly e-newsletter and pray you will read the many announcements about the ministries and activities of Fairhaven UMC and the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

Sunday Worship

Join us, in person or online, at 10:30 a.m. for Sunday worship. Sunday is Father’s Day and we will honor our fathers! We will also hear reflections from Fairhaven’s Baltimore-Washington Conference members regarding the recently concluded conference session. The scripture lessons are Jeremiah 20:9 and Romans 12:1, 9-12. Tom Taylor will offer special music, Church, by Robert Sterling. Come celebrate God’s love with us!


This week's ushers: Elaine and Bethany

Coffee Hour hosts:  United Women in Faith in honor of Father’s Day


Happening This Week

June 16 Father’s Day: Please join us for a special Father’s Day “root beer float and other goodies” Coffee Hour following worship.


June 19: Community Juneteenth Celebration at Darnestown Presbyterian Church, 15120 Turkey Foot Rd. There will be lots of music, history, and fellowship along with light refreshments following the program. Please attend as we celebrate freedom, joy and justice! 

Pastor Ken Away: Pastor Ken’s father, Bill Hawes, is having heart surgery on Tuesday so Rev. Ken will be in Lancaster to support him and his mother this week. He will work remotely and log in for meetings as time permits. Deacon Megan is on-call for pastoral emergencies Tuesday-Thursday. She can be reached at 704-787-3072 or

Save the Dates For Future Events!

July 22-24: Vacation Bible School

July 28: Let’s Chat! (continuing our conversation on mission, vision and values)


Additional New and Important Updates

Green Team / Gardeners.  Fairhaven’s Green Team and gardeners have been busy beautifying and adding native plants to areas around the church. There is always extra weeding, trimming and watering to be done. If anyone would like to help in any way, please contact Sue Brothers, or Marion Kaiser, Students can receive SSL hours.

Vacation Bible School: Save the dates! Monday, July 22, Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24, 6-8 p.m. – Camp Firelight. We’ll learn together about trusting in God. Register now through our website or at Teachers, assistants and other volunteers are needed. Please contact Trica Young to offer your assistance.


Community News

June 19th at 6:30 pm, the 2nd annual Juneteenth celebration! 


Jun. 21 (10 am)—Project SPIRIT Sickle Cell Blood Drive 
Host Church (CMD): Goshen UMC,19615 Goshen Rd., Gaithersburg
The American Red Cross has estimated that at least 30 to 40 donors will be needed to meet the target goal of 26 pints of usable blood—blood with satisfactory hemoglobin levels.  Walk-ins will be welcomed; however, appointments are preferred. To schedule your life-saving donation, register online at and enter Sponsor Code: "ProjectSPIRIT" at the top right hand corner of the search bar. Also, you call 1-800-733-2767.  For questions about eligibility or other concerns, please call the Red Cross at 1-866-236-3276.  


Weekly Schedule 

Office Hours This Week: 

Pastor Ken: working remotely this week

Rita Green: Tuesday – Wednesday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Sunday Worship: Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. ZOOM Link   

Meeting ID: 156 030 351         Passcode: 324036        Dial-In: 301 715 8592   

We ask that you remain muted during the Sunday service once worship has started. The service is edited and posted to our YouTube channel within a couple of hours after the service concludes. 


Pastor’s Bible Study and Adult Sunday School:  On summer break


Weekly Prayer Service: Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. 

Need a mid-week spiritual lift? All are welcome to join us online at 7:00 p.m. for our weekly Thursday evening prayer service. ZOOM LINK


News from Washington Region and 

Baltimore-Washington Conference   

For all the BWC news see

 Of Continuing Interest... 

 Contact Information 

Pastor Ken Hawes:; 240-329-7638 

Deacon Megan Blanchard:  

Rita Green,  301- 648-8294

Christina Mollard   

If you would like to participate on Sunday mornings, please contact: 

Lay Reader - Sharie Bernard at 

Ushers – Barbara Dougherty at   

Acolytes – Hannah George at  


General Announcements 

Link for Online Payments to Fairhaven: 


Lighthouse Congregation: Fairhaven is a Lighthouse congregation. As a Lighthouse congregation, we are a safe haven for United Methodists whose congregations have disaffiliated, but as individuals or families they plan to remain members of the UMC. We provide opportunities to worship and serve in ministry without pressure to join Fairhaven, as well as pastoral care and small group conversations and opportunities for new beginnings. 

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