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Sundays in Advent: Characters of the Nativity

December 3, 2016

This Advent season we will explore what it meant when the Christ Child was first born and what it means for us who are awaiting his return through the eyes of some of the familiar characters of the nativity.

December 4 –
11:00 AM — Joseph: Claiming the Christ Child
7:00 PM SNL — Angels: God’s Messengers of Good News

Sunday Morning Worship, 11:00 AM, Sunday, December 4, 2016

December 1, 2016

Second Sunday of Advent
Advent series Characters of the Nativity continues.
Christmas Music Communion Service

The anthem is Joseph’s Lullaby.

The Message is Joseph: Claiming the Christ Child.

Scripture Readings
Isaiah 12:2-6
Luke 2:8-15

 

 

Sunday Night LIVE! December 4, 7:00 PM

December 1, 2016

Sunday Night LIVE! welcomes guest musicians, Unity Church of the Triangle! The scripture reading is Luke 2:8-15; the meditation is Angels: God’s Messengers of Good News, continuing the Advent series Characters of the Nativity.

Healing Place Drivers:

Pickup: James Womble
Return: Durham Potter

PA Operator: Greg Kraus

Refreshment Volunteer: Marilyn Dixon

Volunteers are needed to bring refreshments all except 5th Sundays and we need someone to coordinate the refreshments & volunteers. Even if you don’t want to volunteer as coordinator, please consider bringing refreshments one night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happening This Week

December 1, 2016

Ongoing
Handbell Choir, Wednesdays, 6:00 PM
Chancel Choir rehearsals, Wednesdays, 7:00 PM

This Week and Upcoming
Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, December 3, 9:00-11:00 AM in the Fairmont Fellowship Hall. Cost $5 per person.
Second Sunday in Advent-December 4; Advent series on Nativity Characters continues. 11:00 AM- Joseph: Claiming the Christ Child; SNL-Angels: God’s Messengers of Good News
Third Sunday in Advent-December 11; Advent series on Nativity Characters continues. Mary: Carrying Christ into the World.
JOY Circle Christmas luncheon; Monday, December 12, 11:30 at Manchester’s Grill.
Fourth Sunday in Advent-December 18; Advent series on Nativity Characters continues. 11:00 AM-Angels: God’s Messengers of Good News; SNL– Joseph: Claiming the Christ Child.
Cocoa and Caroling, Sunday, December 18, 5:00 PM in the labyrinth courtyard.
Christmas Eve: 5:00 PM Communion & Candlelight service followed by dinner in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 PM.
Christmas Day, morning worship at 11:00 with Wilson Temple UMC joining us in the Fairmont sanctuary. (SNL service to be determined)

 

 

 


 

 

Advent & Christmas Mission Opportunities

December 1, 2016

 

Christmas Baskets for Needy Families: We continue with the tradition of delivering Christmas  baskets for needy families in our community. Wake Interfaith Hospitality  Network has provided a list of families that need some help with Christmas. A sign up list will be going around for those wishing to participate. You will be  matched with a family. Christmas baskets will include ingredients to provide for a Christmas meal and a gift card of at least $25 (WalMart, Target).

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One Day Work Team to Robeson County: Next Saturday, December 10 we will head to Robeson County to help with clean up efforts after Hurricane Matthew. Gloves, masks, safety glasses will probably be needed. We will leave about 7 am from the Fairmont parking lot and return between 5 and 6 in the evening. See Henry Jarrett to volunteer or for more information.

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Families Helping Families-Robeson County Church & Community Center
In addition to our day trip work team to Robeson County, Fairmont continues it tradition of supporting the Roberson County Church & Community Center. Families in Robeson County were among the hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew and Robeson County is one of the poorest counties in the nation. They need Christmas items such as footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, make up kits for girls, trains, puzzles, hair accessories for girls, dolls, books, scooters for tots, action toys. The age range is from 1-12. There is also a need for food-particularly nonperishable food items. The deadline for donations is December 18th and donations should be brought to the library. Please do not wrap the items.

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Bring Your Cans to Church! We continue our collection of non-perishable foods for Urban Ministries Food Pantry. Non-perishable foods may be brought at any time. We’ll collect fresh produce on today.

Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 3

December 1, 2016

Early Learning Center’s annual fundraiser, Breakfast with Santa, will be Saturday, Dec. 3, 9-11 in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great opportunity to visit Santa and eat some incredible homemade breakfast food. It is such a great time for little ones of all ages to be with Santa. The cost is $5 per person.

Sundays in Advent: Characters of the Nativity

December 1, 2016

This Advent season we will explore what it meant when the Christ Child was first born and what it means for us who are awaiting his return through the eyes of some of the familiar characters of the nativity.

December 4 –
11:00 AM — Joseph: Claiming the Christ Child
7:00 PM SNL — Angels: God’s Messengers of Good News

December 11 –
11:00 AM & SNL — Mary: Carrying Christ into the World

December 18 –
11:00 AM — Angels: God’s Messengers of Good News
7:00 PM SNL — Joseph: Claiming the Christ Child

 

Sundays in Advent: Characters of the Nativity

November 22, 2016

This Advent season we will explore what it meant when the Christ Child was first born and what it means for us who are awaiting his return through the eyes of some of the familiar characters of the nativity.

John the Baptist: Pointing to the Light

Joseph: Claiming the Christ Child

Mary: Carrying Christ into the World

Angels: God’s Messengers of Good News

Men’s Breakfast — Meets Friday, November 18

November 17, 2016

Third Fridays
7:00 am
Fellowship Hall

Fairmont Men,

The next Men’s Breakfast Group meeting is this Friday morning, November 18, at 7 am in the church Fellowship Hall.  We will plan our Saturday morning neighborhood walkabout, and discuss our next book study.

 

 

 

 


 

Fall “Pop-Up” Market Thanks!

November 17, 2016

Thanks to everyone who helped make the first Fairmont Pop Up Market a success. Watch for more details on how we did and what future plans might be.

 

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