The Spring Shower Pantry Challenge

Updated 6-4-2023

WeekThe Fairhaven TrusteesChoir, Musicians, PastorsUnited Women in Faith
April 30121037
May 7296453
May 1491862
May 21134106
May 283813737
The Spring Shower Pantry Challenge brought in a total of 592 items.

Are you looking for a fun and impactful way to support your community this spring? Look no further than the Spring Shower the Pantry Challenge! This challenge encourages individuals to donate food items to support three different teams:

  • The Fairhaven Trustees (TFT)
  • Choir, Musicians, Pastors (CMP – Winter winners!)
  • United Women in Faith (UFW – Formerly UMW)

How to Participate

To participate in the Spring Shower the Pantry Challenge, simply choose which team you would like to support and bring in food items to place in the designated bin in the first-floor hallway. You can switch up the team you support each week, making it a fun and engaging challenge for everyone involved. After church each week, the items will be counted to determine which team is in the lead for the fabulous PANTRY TROPHY.

What to Donate

Each week, there will be a suggested list of items to donate.

  • April 30th, the focus will be on canned proteins, boxed meals, or soups.
  • May 7th, the focus will be on breakfast foods or canned fruits or vegetables.
  • May 14th is the perfect time to donate peanut butter and jelly or puddings that do not require refrigeration.
  • May 21st, consider donating pasta sauce, pasta, or canned pasta meals.
  • May 28th, the focus will be on household essentials such as toilet paper, paper towels, kleenex, and wipes.

Right now, we have plenty of crackers, candy, and other snack items. Please pick from the list above.

Please no glass items.

Support Your Community Through Food Donations

Participating in the Spring Shower the Pantry Challenge is a great way to support your community and those in need. Food insecurity is a growing problem in many areas, and donating even a few items can make a big difference. Plus, the challenge is a fun and engaging way to bring people together and support a great cause.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a fun and impactful way to support your community this spring, consider participating in the Spring Shower the Pantry Challenge. With three different teams to support and a variety of items to donate, everyone can get involved and make a difference. Together, we can help alleviate food insecurity and support those in need.

Fairhaven’s Annual Dollar Market: Shop and Support

Join us on Saturday, June 3, 2023

Get ready for Fairhaven’s traditional Dollar Market. This event sells new and lightly used items, from clothes to housewares and shoes, all at a dollar or less.

Your shopping directly benefits the Fairhaven community, as all sales proceeds are put back into our local area.

Mark your calendars! The Dollar Market begins at 9 am and continues until approximately 2 pm. Join us for this annual tradition in Fairhaven, and take part in an event that combines bargain shopping with community support. We look forward to seeing you there!

Announcements 5-7-2023

Daily Bread Ministry: This Wednesday, May 10th, the Daily Bread Ministry on the north side will be serving a lunchtime meal. Spencer is coordinating food and volunteers for the event, which starts cooking around 9 a.m. If you’re interested in helping, contact Jamie Graham for more information.

Beyond: Beyond is back: Join us at Spencer on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for a light meal, followed by casual, contemporary worship at 7:15 p.m.

Zoom Bible Study: If you prefer to stay at home, join us for our Zoom Bible study on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Contact Dave Smoyer for more information on receiving the Zoom link.

Primary Election Day: Don’t forget to vote on May 16th! The United Women in Faith, formerly known as the United Methodist Women, will be selling delicious soups and sandwiches and baked goods at Fairhaven. Contact Betty Kohley to volunteer or to sign up to donate baked goods or even money.

Annual Dollar Market: The 30th annual dollar market is scheduled for the first Saturday of June. Donations of new seasonal clothing and gently used household items are needed. Volunteers will be needed to work that day at Fairhaven. Contact Stormy for more information.

Vacation Bible School: Kelly announced that Hill Top will be hosting a vacation Bible school from July 31st to August 4th. Volunteers are needed to help out. Contact Kelly with your name, email, and phone number if you’re interested in volunteering.

Mother’s Day Flowers

close up photo of red flowers

Mother’s Day is May 14 and it’s time to order carnations in honor of or in memory of our mothers!

Please print or write out what you would like and bring to church or get the order to Flo Black. 

Please include a contact number.


Given By                         In Honor of                             Quantity


Given By                       In Memory of                                  Quantity


Total order from ________________________________________

                                    Name and phone number please