Fellowship is a noun - but at Fairfields it is also an active verb.
We have Socials after each service in our appropriately named Social Hall where members take turns providing delicious goodies. And we are currently forming Chat 'n Chew groups of Fairfields people who live in proximity to one another. These groups will meet in member's homes.
A primary fellowship activity is the Nelia Tingle Fellowship
This Fellowship was started many years ago to honor the memory of one of our beloved church members, Cornelia Tingle, affectionately know as "Nelia". Nelia Tingle was a Sunday School teacher for many years, and was involved with the mission work of the church. After she passed away, some of the membership of her Sunday School class decided to meet once each month to honor her memory.
We carry on that tradition today by coming together once a month on the second Thursday of every month for a covered dish meal and business meeting. The only months we do not meet are July and August. We typically have a picnic in September.
Our group is involved in mission work as well, both in-house and in our community. We support such activities as the local Food Pantry in our area, the Bay Aging senior services such as Medcarry, and the Bay Aging Walk-A-Thon.
We support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. We also collect and ship needed items for our troops overseas. We conduct an annual toy drive to benefit local needy children at Christmas time, and collect and deliver school supplies to the Northumberland schools twice each year. We also support our Covington-Hurst Education Fund (CHEF) to help deserving local students defray costs of their continuing education.
A typical Nelia Tingle Covered Dish Dinner - held at 6:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month (except July and August) in the Fairfields United Methodist Church Social Hall.