Mike Smith - May 2018
Since its inception Fairhaven Baptist Church has provided a caring outreach to the special needs members of the surrounding communities. Without a doubt the highlight of this "Shepherds" ministry is the annual camp week. Several dedicated church volunteers work together to make these weeks memorable. Activities included daily Bible challenges, games, bowling competition, crafts, singing competition, and a puppet show, just to name a few.
Byron and Judy Cromwell, Full-Time Fellow-Laborers Sent from Fairhaven Baptist Church: 86 East Oak Hill Road, Chesterton, IN 46304 (219-926-6636) In service with Fundamental Baptist World-Wide Mission: 6396 Main Road, Millington, TN 38053 (901-873-2146) “...good news from a far country.” Proverbs 25:25 Judy and I arrived home from Mexico in mid-February and immediately packed for a five-week swing through New York state and New England. We started at Maranatha Baptist Church in Lyons, New York, under Pastor John Kuhn for their annual Missions Conference. Pictured with me are Pastor Kuhn, and Pastor and Mrs. Courtney Lewis of Chicago, with whom we [...]
Are you considering Bible college? Or do you know someone who is? Look no further! Fairhaven Baptist College was founded 41 years ago to train young people for God's service. Hundreds have been prepared for full-time service as pastors, assistant pastors, missionaries, secretaries, and school teachers. Others have attended Fairhaven to become better-equipped laymen. Go here to see all of the courses of study that Fairhaven Baptist College offers and to view the catalog. Take a campus tour here. Applicants who complete their application online by July 16 will receive a $50 book credit*. Take advantage of this offer and apply [...]
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Baptist History – Elder David Green By Ura Schrock Elder David Green lived in the early 1800’s and was originally from Virginia. He spent most of his life preaching the gospel in North and South Carolina. In 1805 he and several families moved to the bootheel area of southern Missouri, south of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, called Tywappity Bottom. This was the first organization of a Baptist church in the Missouri Territory or west of the Mississippi River in the United States. That original church did not last very long and was reorganized into a more permanent church a few [...]
We're taking this acrostic, B- A- P- T- I- S-T, to review and summarize Baptist distinctives. The “B” stands for the Bible as our only rule for faith and practice. Of course, thinking about next year's preaching conference and that theme of, “A Chosen Generation. ” Timeless truths of separation. Timeless truths of separation? Here is a big problem with a Christian school or a college. Here's a big problem. That school or college gets to create a handbook. Has to really create a handbook, doesn't it? If it's going to have any order. And in that handbook, there [...]
Mark your calendars for God & Country Sunday on August 5 at 10:30 a.m. We love the principles on which America was built and are thankful for God’s blessing on this great land of ours. We also appreciate those who give of themselves to serve our country in an official and service capacity. We want to honor veterans, military service members, elected officials, law enforcement officers, and emergency service personnel. Each honored guest will receive a special gift and is invited, along with their families, to a luncheon following the service. Interested? but want more information? Go here, and we'll be [...]
Camp Advance begins next week and runs through July 27! Ages 4-13. With over 40 years of experience, Camp Advance is dedicated to maturing and strengthening each camper in fun and exciting ways. Your camper will be thrilled with our new and improved, specially- themed weeks (including music and outdoor weeks)! Enroll today - firstname.lastname@example.org! Download the brochure here.
Get To Know a Fairhaven Family: Tom and Darlene Hady, Chesterton Please share a little about your salvation experience. Tom - I was witnessed to by Mrs. Evelyn Sanders’ father who was a co-worker of mine. I got saved when I went to visit his church in April of 1969. Dar - I was saved through a vacation Bible school in Brooklyn, Michigan in 1962. “Uncle Fran the Bible Man” held vacation Bible school in our town each summer. I asked Jesus to be my Savior on a Sunday school bus where a worker dealt with me. Please share [...]
Fairhaven Christian Academy held its annual Kindergarten Graduation on Thursday, May 24. Everyone enjoyed seeing what the K5 students have learned this year. The service also included specials by a high school woodwind string group and the high school choir as well as a message from Ura Schrock. Before we know it, the FCA Kindergarten graduating class of 2018 will soon be the FBA High School graduating class of 2030. Click here or on the picture below to see more pictures.
We were blessed with another wonderful graduation service. This year Dr. Ben Jaquith from Tigard, Oregon, was our commencement speaker. What a joy and privilege to see young people going out to serve the Lord!
We are grateful for the many guests who joined us for Mother's Day. What a better way to spend Mother's Day than in church. Pastor Damron preached a convicting message about the transforming power of the gospel, and afterward all visiting mothers and their families were invited for a special brunch. Praise the Lord for the dining hall being filled with over 220 mothers and their families. [...]
Dear Praying Friends, Good things are happening in Mexico City during our absence. The church celebrated Kid's Day to begin the spring campaign. They had 362 in attendance -- 199 adults and 163 children. Twelve adults and 5 children made decisions. I flew down for their Mother's Day celebration on the 6th of May. They have it on a different date in Mexico. We had 181 adults, 262 altogether. The auditorium was full of people. Two were saved. Even in the weeks leading up to the spring campaign, souls were being saved. Eduardo and his family have been coming to [...]
College students enjoyed a fun day at the Turkey Run State Park near Rockville, Indiana. Enjoy the video highlights and picture slideshow below!