Sunday Bulletin Announcements

Sunday, October 31, 2021   

This morning’s service will be livestreamed at 9:30 a.m. and can be accessed in real time via the Fairfields UMC Facebook page OR at a later time, as all livestreamed worship services since March 15th are available on the Fairfields UMC Facebook page.

Please note: It is no longer necessary to register attendance or fill out a health questionnaire in advance of the service.

Print and audio versions of the sermons are available on the church website:

The Northumberland Charge office is once again open during regular office hours (Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) and masks are optional. 

The offering for the past week (October 18-24) at Fairfields UMC was $395. The Fairfields offering to date is $83,285.57. The offering needed each week is $1,995.

The Fairfields UMC Indoor Yard Sale will be open on several dates in upcoming weeks. Stay tuned for more information. Also, you may contact Jill Davis to make an appointment to attend the yard sale on an individual basis. Call 804-580-8127.

The Watch for Awakening is an ongoing 24-7 prayer movement, comprised of seven prayer watches (consisting of roughly fifty days each) over a period of a year. If you would like to participate, please visit to register your participation and choose a time to pray. Printed information about the Watch for Awakening is available at both churches and may be found at the following link The Watch for Awakening is a ministry of Seedbed.

The Scripture reading for this Sunday, October 31st is Exodus 34:1-7, 34-38.

Calendar of Events – Sunday, October 31, 2021  

Thursday, October 28  3:00 p.m. – Northumberland Charge Trustees meeting at Fairfields UMC.

Saturday, October 30  10:00 a.m. – Service for Frances Downing Hurst at Fairfields UMC.

Sunday, October 31  5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – “Trunk or Treat” for children at Fairfields UMC.

Tuesday, November 2  6:00 p.m. – Bible study at Afton UMC.

Wednesday, November 3  6:30 p.m.  – Tone Chime rehearsal and 7:00 p.m. Choir rehearsal.

Thursday, November 4  10:30 a.m. – Bible study at Fairfields UMC followed by Lunch with the Pastor at the Tavern Restaurant in Heathsville. 

Saturday, November 6  9-11 a.m. – Bake Sale at Lilian Lumber sponsored by the youth of WyldLife.

Saturday, November 6  2:00 p.m. – Charge Conference via Zoom at Fairfields UMC.

Monday, November 8  7:00 p.m. – NOW committee meeting.

Thursday, November 18  6:00 p.m. – Northumberland Charge service of Intercessory Prayer at Fairfields UMC.

Tuesday, November 25  7:00 p.m. – Community Thanksgiving Service at Fairfields UMC, sponsored by the Northumberland Ministerial Association.

Sunday, November 28 – Northumberland Charge Sunrise service at Mallard Bay with a breakfast at Fairfields UMC immediately following. Fairfields and Afton will still hold their regular worship services on this day at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. respectively. Time TBA.

Thursday, December 9  6:00 p.m. – Nelia Tingle Fellowship meeting in person at Fairfields UMC.


“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go on your way.”    Luke 10: 2-3a