Missions & Community

The Apostle Paul wrote: 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.  [Romans 12:4­8 NIV]

Missions

Until They Come Home: On the first Monday of each month we will send a care package to soldiers from Jason Wallace’s unit who are deployed in Afghanistan. Bring items on Communion Sunday to the APO AE boxes in the Narthex and we’ll ship the following day. The wish list:  DVD movies, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Soap, Mouth wash (non-alcoholic), Slim Jims, Socks – NOT wicking socks, T-shirts

A Time to Grow Nursery School is housed in the Wesleyan Center, 7818 Main Street in Fabius.

The Fabius-Pompey Outreach is an ecumenical organization established to help families and individuals living in the Fabius-Pompey School District. Sponsoring churches are Atonement Lutheran Church, Delphi Falls United Church, Fabius Christian Church, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and Pompey Community Church. F-P Outreach distributes from the food pantry from the Fabius Community Center on Thursday evenings. Linda Meyers is the Fabius Christian Church representative, or call 315-677-3590.

The Matthew 25 Farm is a not-for-profit, volunteer based organization that grows fresh produce and gives it to the needy in Central New York. If you can donate some time, call them at 315-558-2212 or Matthew25Farm@yahoo.com

Project Hope for the Children provides supplies for orphans in the pediatric hospital in Oradea, Romania. Contact Ramona Cummings  —  projecthopeforthechildren@gmail.com for more information.

We support Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child with annual collections of shoeboxes that are filled with small toys and cherished items. The boxes are distributed to children in countries where people are hungry for God’s word. See our calendar of events for the annual collection dates and deadline.

Our Youth Group makes annual mission trips during summer vacation. For example, in 2011 the group (and some adults!) assisted residents in Athens, PA whose homes were destroyed by floods. We welcome adults to chaperone and friends of our youth to participate.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) supports a variety of missions with annual collections.

Community

The Town of Fabius was a surveyed military tract, settled in 1794. It was originally part of the Town of Pompey but formed as its own entity in 1798. The Skaneateles-Hamilton Turnpike was built in 1816 and the Syracuse and Binghamton Railroad opened in 1854. By 1868, Fabius led the state in dairy production and the town had two agricultural tool factories. Fabius was also known for its production of poultry and ginseng, and today collectors favor memorabilia from Rowley’s Fancy Quality and the Og-Na label brand (circa 1920s). Fabius is home to Labrador Hollow State Unique Area (1978) and Highland Forest (1932).

Highland Forest is located off Rt 80, south of the Village of Fabius.

The Fabius Area Community Center houses the town and village offices. It is located on Rt 80 in a building that once housed the Fabius Free-Will Baptist Church (1869-1916) and the Fabius Grange (1916-1991). The Fabius Historical Society meets regularly at the Fabius Area Community Center with programs that feature local and regional historians.

Fabius-Pompey School District serves the Towns of Fabius and Pompey.

Fabius Christian Church hosts Fabius Natural Foods Coop [monthly]. For information about the coop, contact Barbara Scheibel, (315) 683-5898, bescheibel@gmail.com.