Unfinished Story

August 17, 2014 • Jon Neuenschwander

Unfinished Story

August 17, 2014 • Kirk Bottomly

Stormy With a Chance of Snakes

August 10, 2014 • Tim Dakin

Stormy With a Chance of Snakes

August 10, 2014 • Carol Benstead

Community Counseling Associates

Feeling confused, frustrated, discouraged, anxious, hurt, or just stuck? Are you wondering how to navigate difficult seasons of your life? CCA offers affordable, accessible, distinctively Christian counseling to help you work through these seasons and to find purpose and hope. We believe the words of Ephesians 2:10 in the Bible: For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good things he has prepared in advance for us to do. We’d like to help you get back on the path to experiencing these good things and feeling purpose and meaning in your life. Phone: (916) 967-0709, x855


August 3, 2014 • Jon Neuenschwander


August 3, 2014 • Kirk Bottomly

New Senior Pastor

November 19, 2017 • Josh Hall

Josh Hall elected FOPC’s next senior pastor! starts January 1, 2018 Congratulations, Josh! Listen to his Candidating Sermon above. ------------- Dear Fair Oaks family, On behalf of the Senior Pastor Search Committee, I am pleased to announce that we have selected and are nominating Joshua Hall as the next Senior Pastor of Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church. Josh will preach his candidating sermon at a United Worship service this Sunday, November 19 at 9am in the Worship Center, followed immediately by a congregational meeting to elect him as our next senior pastor, starting January 1. Josh has been our Associate Pastor for Teaching and Family Ministries this past year. He has 18 years of pastoral experience, serving in a broad range of church ministry—college and youth, small groups, preaching, teaching and church planting. Prior to coming to FOPC in October 2016, Josh served as Campus Pastor in San Jose for Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. While on staff with us, Josh recently completed all requirements for ordination in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, passed written and oral exams, and was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament. He has completed all his Master of Divinity requirements (M.Div.) with Bethel Seminary and has a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Western Seminary. Here at FOPC Josh has led the growth of small groups and family ministries. Participation in Life Groups has increased by 50% this last year. The Youth and Children’s departments he oversees have seen significant growth in attendance and in the number of youth coming to Christ. Josh’s strong leadership skills have been evident as he has worked with elders, staff and other church leaders to further the Great Commission in the community and beyond. He has a great heart for missions and looks forward to working to win the lost in greater Sacramento and the world. Josh is married to Kelly and they have three children: Aiden, Zoey, and Shiloh. A devoted family man, when he is not serving, Josh enjoys spending time with Kelly and attending his children’s school and sporting events. Josh examples his love of Jesus to his family and church. God has prepared our own Pastor Josh Hall to be our Senior Pastor and to lead Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church in reaching out to the next generation with the love of Jesus and in honoring and supporting those who have built and brought the church to where it is today. We believe he is God’s candidate for our church. Thank you for electing us to this sacred task and entrusting this thoughtful and prayerful process to us. We ask for your continued prayers for Josh, our congregation, and church as we move forward bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to our community and beyond. For the “Josh Hall: In His Own Words” article go to fopc.org With confidence in God’s blessings and great excitement for God’s future, John Akins Chair, Senior Pastor Search Committee

Habeas Corpus

July 27, 2014 • Tim Dakin

Habeas Corpus

July 27, 2014 • Kirk Bottomly


August 1, 2017

The Witness Takes the Stand

July 20, 2014 • Jon Neuenschwander

The Witness Takes the Stand

July 20, 2014 • Kirk Bottomly

90 Day Tithe Challenge

If you would like to sign up to take the "90 Day Tithe Challenge," please read through the agreement below and click on the “TAKE THE CHALLENGE” button. If after 90 days you are not convinced that God has been faithful, we will give you your money back. “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse… Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” —Malachi 3:10 90 Day Tithe Challenge Agreement I would like to experience God’s faithfulness by accepting the 90 Day Tithe Challenge. I agree that for the 90 day period I will give to God, through FOPC, an offering of 10% of my income. I understand that… My 90 Day Tithe Challenge start date will start after form is received by FOPC’s Finance Office. I cannot request a return of my offerings until the end date of my 90 Day Tithe Challenge period. I cannot request a return of my offerings for any contributions made before or after the effective dates of my 90 Day Tithe Challenge period. Any offerings not made online (fopc.org/give) during the Challenge toward my tithe must be paid by check or cash in a completed offering envelope for tracking purposes. If after the 90 days if I am not convinced that God has been faithful I will be able to request a refund for the full amount of my offerings given during the 90 Day Tithe Challenge. I have 30 days from the end of my challenge to request a refund via email to Church Administrator Dave Schottky. Refund requests after 30 days cannot be honored. NOTE: To maintain the tax-deductible status of your gift, donations will not be refundable after Dec 31. If you wish to receive a refund the request must be received by Dec 31. Please contact Church Administrator Dave Schottky at dschottky@fopc.org for refund requests or questions.

An Ambush Averted

July 13, 2014 • Tim Dakin

An Ambush Averted

July 13, 2014 • Kirk Bottomly

Christian, Church & State: Paul, the Sanhedrin, and the Empire

July 6, 2014 • Jon Neuenschwander

Christian, Church & State: Paul, the Sanhedrin, and the Empire

July 6, 2014 • Kirk Bottomly

GA 2017

EPC 37th Annual General Assembly

From generation to generation we will proclaim your praise. Psalm 79:13 It’s way more than a business meeting. It’s a worship event, prayer meeting, ministry workshop and teaching seminar. It’s a thousand leaders from our denomination gathered for a homecoming and reunion! How can I serve? We have opportunities for all levels of physical ability. Food service: Table hosting, Cleanup, Food stocking Hospitality: Information Booths, Greeting, Ushering, Room hosts for networking lunches and meetings, Hotel hosts and liaisons Facilities: Setup, Cleanup, Traffic control Transportation: Van drivers, Transportation center In partnership with: Centerpoint Community Church, Roseville Fremont Presbyterian Church, Sacramento Hope Presbyterian Church, Folsom Sierra Presbyterian Church, Nevada City

Easter Week

Serve on an Easter team!

Join us as we welcome our community to Easter Services! You can sign up individually, as a family, or with your Life Group or Marinership! We will be hosting all of our normal 9 & 10:30 AM Classic and Contemporary Services and offering an additional family venue/overflow for our guests at Easter. There is plenty of opportunities to get involved! You can also help before Easter on April 1 and help us prep the campus and do some beautifying of our church! This is a great event for the whole family to help! Saturday April 1 Easter Prep/Clean Up, 8:30 AM-Noon Easter Sunday April 16 serve at 9 AM Services, 8-10 AM Easter Sunday April 16 serve at 10:30 AM Services, 10 AM-Noon If you have any questions or need any help email missions@fopc.org or call Marea at (916) 967-4784, ext. 840.

Courage in the Crowd

June 29, 2014 • Tim Dakin