2024 Q1 Ministry Highlights
Fairhaven Church
by josh
2w ago
The first quarter of 2024 has been full of excitement and growth! As we reflect on the incredible things happening at Fairhaven, we want to share some highlights with you. Child Dedications: Over 20 children have been dedicated to the Lord during our Child Dedication services. This represents a commitment by parents to raise their children to know Jesus as their Savior. Community Events: Our community events, like our Easter Egg Hunts, have had great turnouts, with 400 attendees at Springboro alone. These events help us forge strong relationships in our communities. Student Ministry Milest ..read more
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Joshua Dufford
Fairhaven Church
by josh
3w ago
Josh Dufford joined the Fairhaven staff in 2008 and serves as the Director of Communications. He leads the team that produces all of the church’s internal and external communications and marketing, including print materials, the website and app, social media, videos, and more. He and his wife, Jennifer, met while playing in the Ohio University Marching 110. They married in 2009 and have three kids. Josh is a musician who plays piano and arranges marching band music. He also loves traveling, hiking, riding roller coasters, and rooting for the Steelers, Blue Jackets and Guardians. Josh attended ..read more
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Four ways to give
Fairhaven Church
by josh
3w ago
When you give to Fairhaven, your generosity makes a profound impact. You’re helping people find hope here in the Dayton area and around the world! Your generosity makes it possible for us to impact children, students and adults through our ministries, to come alongside under-resourced people in our community, to support our global staff serving around the world, and so much more. Here’s how you can partner with us: Give online: Easily give through our website. Give by text: Text the word “give” followed by a dollar amount to the number 32000. Give by mail: Mail your check directly to your cam ..read more
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Celebrating 60 years: Our legacy and our future
Fairhaven Church
by josh
1M ago
This week marked a significant milestone for Fairhaven Church: our 60th anniversary. On April 19, 1964, twelve families gathered at the Kettering YMCA, united by their vision to start a new church south of Dayton. From those humble beginnings to the Fairhaven we know today, spanning four campuses and impacting thousands of lives, our journey is a testament to God’s incredible work through the faith and obedience of His people. This anniversary isn’t just a celebration of the past; it’s a call to each of us to actively participate in what comes next. As we reflect on the legacy of those pioneer ..read more
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Let’s pack the pantry!
Fairhaven Church
by jenn
1M ago
Did you know that 1 in 4 children struggle with food insecurity? Supporting local food pantries is one of the best ways we can help fight hunger. Each of our campuses partners with local food pantries and organizations to help under-resourced people in our community. These organizations are seeing record-high demand and working hard to keep up. You can help us “pack the pantry” to help keep their shelves stocked! So we don’t overwhelm our partners, there are a limited number of spots available. If registration is full or you can’t deliver your items at the specified times, don’t worry. We’ll b ..read more
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Share your Easter response
Fairhaven Church
by josh
1M ago
When Jesus rose from the grave, everything changed. We don’t need to earn God’s attention or question His love; He freely gives it. Jesus’ victory over death is a personal invitation to each of us to experience His unconditional love and presence in our lives. And if we embrace it, Easter can change everything for us too. Let us know how you’re responding to Jesus this Easter, so we can connect with you and support you as you take your next steps. Share your Easter response The post Share your Easter response appeared first on Fairhaven Church ..read more
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Families: Help people find hope one meal at a time
Fairhaven Church
by jenn
2M ago
Did you know that for just $10, you can feed a child for one month?! We are partnering with A Child’s Hope Int’l to raise $14,000 to provide nearly 50,000 fortified rice meals that will be sent to under-resourced families around the world. Every meal brings hope and nourishment to those in need. You can make a direct and tangible difference in fighting hunger and malnutrition by participating in this rewarding and fun experience. There are several ways you can get involved: Kids and Students will receive a special Hope Factory quarter container to use to collect $10 in quarters. The container ..read more
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Global Impact Weekend Next Step – “Do”
Fairhaven Church
by jenn
2M ago
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. – Colossians 3:17 Are you ready to take your next step in missional living? Are you ready to DO something? Here are some ways to get involved – click on the project and learn more. STAMP COLLECTIONIf you receive mail to your house, you have money to donate to missions! All you need to do is trim (1/4″ inch around) postage stamps on your mail and donate them to Alliance Women. They will package and send them to an organization that sells them to collectors.&n ..read more
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Global Impact giving project: Church multiplication in Quito
Fairhaven Church
by josh
2M ago
Join us in a transformative initiative born out of our Global Impact weekend. “The Seed Fund” is a visionary project designed to empower the local church in Quito, Ecuador, to establish and develop more gospel-centered urban churches. This fund is not just assistance; it’s an investment in sustainable church growth, ensuring resources are available to purchase property and/or complete construction in densely populated urban settings where space is at a premium. WATCH VIDEO: Learn more about the fund’s potential impact Why is your contribution important? Urban centers like Quito face significan ..read more
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Reaching Two
Fairhaven Church
by josh
3M ago
In our journey of faith, “reaching” out to others is a profound way of sharing the transformative hope of Jesus. We invite you to prayerfully identify two people in your life who don’t yet follow Jesus. They may be friends, family members, neighbors, or coworkers. By lifting them up in prayer and seeking opportunities to invite them to church or share about your faith, you can take steps toward reaching them and helping them find hope. Once you’ve identified your two people, here are some ways you can pray for them: 1. Pray for open hearts. Ask God to soften their hearts and prepare them to re ..read more
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