Pastor Randall Emmert
One of my interests is riding my Harley Davidson motorcycle; twisting down a back road can really blow out the cobwebs and clear my mind. My favorite interest is my calling into the ministry. I love serving God and His people…
I want to invite everyone to come to Fairview United Methodist Church and experience God’s love as I have. If you don’t have a home church, come; if it’s been a long time since you have been to church, come. I want to invite anyone searching for a church to come and receive a blessing as we receive a blessing by your presence.
God Bless You!
Fairview has a new Youth Leader as of July 2020. Her name is Samantha Bartee and we are so glad she is here! Our youth are important to us, as children of God, and as the future leaders of our church. We truly care about their spiritual and physical well-being.
It is the job of the worship committee to set the stage for anticipation of the weekly message, and to appeal to the congregation for a willing and joyful participation. Music is an integral part of worship planning. Growing up in a musical family, Karen has enjoyed being involved in music for church choirs, gospel groups, ensembles, and school chorus for many years.
Karen Briggs says, “I think I can speak for the three of us that we do enjoy providing music for Fairview, and look forward to every service. Kathy and Karen Woodby have attended Fairview since they had to be carried in as babies, while I am a more recent transplant, although I did grow up in a small Methodist church. We believe music is an important part of worship, especially the congregational singing because it helps involve everyone and brings a closer feeling of fellowship, with others, and with God.”
Children’s Activities Director Anita Hensley
Anita directs children’s activities, including Wednesday evening meals and classes, Sunday morning Children’s Worship Time, Christmas and Easter programs, and any other special programs for the children. She is also instrumental in Third Saturday Breakfast, Family Promise, is Special Events Venue Coordinator, and too many other activities to mention here.
Lay Leader Kim Woods
Our lay leader is the primary lay representative of the laity of the local church. Part of Kim’s job is to foster awareness of the role of laity both within the congregation and through ministries within the church and outside the church. Kim is very active with the Fairview Men’s Group. You might occasionally catch him wearing an apron, preparing for one of their great meals.
The church council provides for planning and implementing a program of nurture, outreach, witness, and resources in the local church. It is the main administrative body of the church. It envisions, plans, implements, and annually evaluates the mission and ministry of the church. Fairview’s mission is derived from our Vision statement: We believe God is calling us to greater spirituality through the joy of worshiping, serving, and sharing the love of Jesus Christ. In support of this, we will diligently seek to teach God’s word, nurture and reach out to those who are in need or lost, and allow God to work through us individually and as a congregation.