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“Fairview United Methodist Church”

We are many generations – different ages and different life experiences – but each of us on a unique journey and on a different step of that journey.


CALLING ALL GRANDPALS! We need YOU to help speak into the lives of the next generation! Are you 50 or older? Do you have a unique or special skill that you could teach the next generation such as campfire cooking, quilting, canning, building, gardening, baking, etc…? Would you consider using your skill or trade to impart God’s truth to the next generation? If you are interested in sharing your gift with the next generation in order to build relationships so that you might be a positive influence in their lives and share the love of Christ with them, please sign up now! You will be sharing this particular skill and a bit about yourself and your journey of faith with a small group of children on one of the following dates: October 28th, November 4th or November 18th from 6:25-7:25 pm. Call or email Holly and let her know what skill you would like to serve.  865-696-8056


Jonah Flees the Presence of the Lord

Now the word of the Lord came to aJonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to bNineveh, that cgreat city, and call out against it, dfor their evil1 has come up before me.” But Jonah erose to flee to fTarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to gJoppa and found a ship going to fTarshish. So he paid the fare and went down into it, to go with them to fTarshish, haway from the presence of the Lord.

But ithe Lord hurled a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship threatened jto break up. Then the mariners were afraid, and keach cried out to his god. And lthey hurled the cargo that was in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had gone down into the inner part of the ship and had lain down and was fast asleep. So the captain came and said to him, “What do you mean, you sleeper? Arise, kcall out to your god! mPerhaps the god will give a thought to us, that we may not perish.”