Worship Service Temporarily Canceled

Due to the recent aggressive advisories from our local, state, and national government as well as concern by our bishop and superintendent, Fairhaven Church will close for a period of 3 weeks out of an abundance of caution during the increase in Covid cases all around us.

As a result there will be no in-person worship services, November 29, December 6, December 13.

Tentative plans would be to resume on Sunday, December 20th. Please stay informed via our church website (fairhaven-church.com) or the South Hills Partnership Facebook page, or via email. as well as the church phone answering machine.

As many of you are forgoing family gatherings this week, the trustees and executive board felt that it would be best that church gatherings were postponed as well.

Continue to be vigilent with your health and safety by wearing a mask and distancing. Pastor Dylan will continue to broadcast sermons online. Wednesday night bible study is ongoing via Zoom, and stay tuned for information regarding a Thursdays Advent program via Zoom.

Coming soon: Carnegie UMC will be scheduling a concert of “lesson in carols” for your listening enjoyment.During this week of Thanksgiving, look for the blessings all around, and give the glory to God for all that he has done for us.

Announcements 11-15-2020

  • Bible study Wednesdays at 7pm. We are studying the book of Daniel.
  • The annual SHP Thanksgiving service will be held next Sunday, November 22nd at 4:00pm at Fairhaven.
    • While we cannot have our traditional soup dinner, the Revival Chili food truck will be at the church after the service! Stick around for some outdoor fellowship, which hopefully won’t be too… chilly.

Zephaniah 1:7

Hush before the Lord God,
        for the day of the Lord is near!
        The Lord has established a sacrifice;
            he has made holy those he has summoned.

Zephaniah 1:12-18

At that time, I will search Jerusalem with lamps;
        I will punish the men growing fat on the sediment in their wine,
            those saying to themselves, The Lord won’t do good or evil.
13         Their wealth will be looted and their houses destroyed.
        They will rebuild houses, but not live in them;
        they will plant vineyards, but not drink the wine.
14 The great day of the Lord is near;
        it is near and coming very quickly.
The sound of the day of the Lord is bitter.
        A warrior screams there.

15 That day is a day of fury,
        a day of distress and anxiety,
        a day of desolation and devastation,
        a day of darkness and gloominess,
        a day of clouds and deep darkness,
16         a day for blowing the trumpet and alarm against their invincible cities
            and against their high towers.
17 I will make humanity suffer;
            they will walk like the blind
            because they sinned against the Lord.
        Their blood will be poured out like dust
        and their intestines like manure.
18 Moreover, their silver and their gold won’t be able to deliver them
        on the day of the Lord’s fury.
His jealousy will devour the entire land with fire;
        he will make an end,
            a truly horrible one,
        for all the inhabitants of the land.

Matthew 25:14-30

Parable of the valuable coins

14 “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who was leaving on a trip. He called his servants and handed his possessions over to them. 15 To one he gave five valuable coins,[a] and to another he gave two, and to another he gave one. He gave to each servant according to that servant’s ability. Then he left on his journey.

16 “After the man left, the servant who had five valuable coins took them and went to work doing business with them. He gained five more. 17 In the same way, the one who had two valuable coins gained two more. 18 But the servant who had received the one valuable coin dug a hole in the ground and buried his master’s money.

19 “Now after a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.20 The one who had received five valuable coins came forward with five additional coins. He said, ‘Master, you gave me five valuable coins. Look, I’ve gained five more.’

21 “His master replied, ‘Excellent! You are a good and faithful servant! You’ve been faithful over a little. I’ll put you in charge of much. Come, celebrate with me.’

22 “The second servant also came forward and said, ‘Master, you gave me two valuable coins. Look, I’ve gained two more.’

23 “His master replied, ‘Well done! You are a good and faithful servant. You’ve been faithful over a little. I’ll put you in charge of much. Come, celebrate with me.’

24 “Now the one who had received one valuable coin came and said, ‘Master, I knew that you are a hard man. You harvest grain where you haven’t sown. You gather crops where you haven’t spread seed. 25 So I was afraid. And I hid my valuable coin in the ground. Here, you have what’s yours.’

26 “His master replied, ‘You evil and lazy servant! You knew that I harvest grain where I haven’t sown and that I gather crops where I haven’t spread seed? 27 In that case, you should have turned my money over to the bankers so that when I returned, you could give me what belonged to me with interest. 28 Therefore, take from him the valuable coin and give it to the one who has ten coins. 29 Those who have much will receive more, and they will have more than they need. But as for those who don’t have much, even the little bit they have will be taken away from them. 30 Now take the worthless servant and throw him out into the farthest darkness.’

“People there will be weeping and grinding their teeth.