Announcements 5-28-2023

  • Sunday May 28 is the Living Stones free buffet dinner, hosted at Fairhaven at 4:30pm. Join for food and fellowship!
  • This coming Saturday, June 3rd, will be Spencer’s community yard sale and Fairhaven’s annual Dollar Market. Make plans to visit both, beginning at 9am and ending around 2pm!
  • Carnegie will have a charge conference/ad council meeting for the purpose of ratifying the merger agreement with Fairhaven next Thursday, June 1st, at 7pm. Fairhaven will have their charge conference to ratify the merger agreement at church council on Sunday, June 4th.

The Importance Of Captions In Church Media

As a church that produces video and audio content, I understand the importance of captions in making sure that our content is accessible to all. With this article, I hope to offer some insights that can help other churches create more inclusive content for their audience.

Why Captions Are Important

Including captions in our media will benefit everyone. For example, they make Fairhaven’s content accessible to a wider audience, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Captions also benefit individuals who may not have access to sound, such as those in noisy environments or public places.

I have been using MacWhisper. It’s a macOS app that uses artificial intelligence from OpenAI to transcribe audio and video files into text. It supports multiple languages and it can also generate subtitles and timestamps. You can edit the transcripts and export them in various formats, such as SRT, VTT, Text, CSV, HTML and PDF.

Whisper is the original application from OpenAI that preforms the same functionality but uses the command-line. Both of these applications are free to use, however MacWhisper has a paid upgrade.

Another option that I have been using is DaVinci Resolve Studio It utilizes the DaVinci Neural Engine to create subtitles from audio, specifically analyzing English audio on the timeline to generate text captions automatically. DaVinci Resolve Studio is a video editing software that costs $300, but there is a free version available to start out with.

Stock the Pantry Challenge


The Outreach Team challenges teams of Fairhaven folks to stock the pantry this winter. There are three teams:

TFT- Fairhaven Trustees

CMP – Choir, Musicians, Pastors

UMF- United Women in Faith (formerly UMW)

You may pick which team you will support by brining in food items and placing them in the bin labeled for that team.

Bins will be placed in the first-floor hallway. You do not have to support the same team each week; have fun and switch it up!

We will count how many items after church each week. The team that brings the MOST items at the end of the challenge will win a significant prize and recognition!

Here are suggestions for each week: NO GLASS PLEASE!

January 15 – canned proteins or boxed meals

January 22 – breakfast foods or canned fruits or vegetables

January 29 – peanut butter and jelly or soups

February 5 – pasta sauce, pasta, or canned pasta meals

Christmas Day Service Has Been Cancelled

Sunday morning (Christmas Day) worship service at Fairhaven has been cancelled due to the inclement weather.

Note: if you ordered a poinsettia and would like to get it in the morning, Kelly Stasik is willing to meet you at the church between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. BUT you must call her. If she does not hear from anyone, she will not go there.

The Mabel Speicher Friends of Fairahven Gala Benefit Dinner & Auction

Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the South Hills Country Club, hosted by WPXI’s meterologist Scott Harbaugh!

Reservation forms are available, and tickets are $45 a person.

Come enjoy a delicious dinner, silent auctions, and a live auction of wonderful items while helping support Fairhaven’s largest fundraiser of the year.

RSVP as soon as possible.