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Morning Worship, Sunday, July 23, 2017, 11:00 AM

July 20, 2017

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Rev. Ben Roberts, Foundry UMC, is guest preacher; fourth in the July Sermon Series

Special guest musicians are The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus.

The meditation is Easter in July; Out of the Tomb.

Scripture Reading
Psalm 139:1-12
Mark 16:1-8

Link here to the July 16 bulletin announcements. http://www.fairmontumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/July-23-Bulletin-and-announcements.pdf

Sunday Night LIVE! July 23, 2017, 7:00 PM

July 20, 2017

Sunday Night LIVE! welcomes guest preacher, Rev. Ben Roberts. The scripture reading is Mark 16:1-8; the meditation is Easter in July; Out of the Tomb. We also welcome special guest musicians The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus.

Healing Place Drivers
Pickup: Henry Jarrett
Return: John Lewis

Link here to the July 23 bulletin & announcements. http://www.fairmontumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/July-23-Bulletin-and-announcements.pdf

Happening this Week

July 20, 2017

Ongoing

Handbell Choir – Wednesdays, 6:00 PM (on break until August)
Chancel Choir – Wednesdays, 7:00 PM (on break until August)

Coming Up

July Sermon Series – Sunday, July 23 – 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM – Rev. Ben Roberts, director of Social Justice Ministries for Foundry UMC, Washington D.C. with Special Music by The Gay Men’s Chorus of the Triangle
Ladies’ Night In, Wednesday, July 26, Potluck dinner in honor of our summer intern, Vivian Taylor; 6:30 PM at the home of Susie Mallard Barnes

 

July Sermon Series

July 20, 2017

We will have a variety of voices in our pulpit to proclaim the love and justice of the Gospel. We will hear the scriptures proclaimed from persons with experiences similar to ours and from those far different. Rev. Ben Roberts will preach on July 23. Click “View All News” below for more info.

July Sermon Series

June 29, 2017

“Love without justice is nothing but sentimental and justice without love can become naked brutally. When married together they produce twins by the name of liberation and transformation. You must have love in everything you do rooted in Christ and it must demonstrate through actions,” Rev. Otis Moss III. The necessary intertwining of love and justice seem at the root of much of the ministry of Fairmont UMC. Out of our love for Christ, we are compelled to reach out in love for others. Some do it by feeding the hungry. Some do it by standing in protest on the capitol lawn. Some do it by teaching others to look out for those in need and those who are oppressed. There are many ways to seek love and justice.

For the month of July, we will have a variety of voices in our pulpit to proclaim the love and justice of the Gospel. We will hear the scriptures proclaimed from persons with experiences similar to ours and from those far different. Some of our featured preachers include: Rev. Alma Ruiz, recently commissioned member of our conference; Rev. Ben Roberts, director of Social Justice Ministries for Foundry UMC, Washington D.C.; Rev. Laure Kalau originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo now serving in the NC conference; and our own ministerial intern, Vivian Taylor.

We will also have special music from Paula and Angie Music Ministries, the Gay Men’s Chorus of the Triangle, and more. Make an effort this summer to come and hear these beautiful voices share the Good News, a word of challenge and a message of hope! This is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends and neighbors as well.

July 2 – Vivian Taylor – Vivian Taylor is from Stanly County, North Carolina. She received a bachelors in Religious Studies at UNC and served as a chaplain’s assistant in the North Carolina National Guard from 2003-2010. She is a professional writer and advocate who has worked for a number of years on environmental, gay, and transgender justice causes. Vivian has just completed her first year in the Masters of Divinity program Duke and is working this summer as Fairmont’s Ministerial Intern.

July 9 – Rev. Alma Ruiz

Fairmont Welcomes Ministerial Intern

May 25, 2017

Fairmont welcomes our new ministerial intern this coming Sunday, May 28 at the 11:00 AM morning worship service. Come out and meet Vivian Taylor. She has just completed her first year at Duke Divinity School and will be working with us for the next ten weeks.

Luncheon Celebrates 25 Years of SNL Music

May 18, 2017

Kick off 25 years of great music at SNL!
On Sunday, May 21, the Staff-Parish Relations Committee will sponsor lunch to celebrate the outstanding music of SNL! and launch this important music ministry into its 25th year. Lunch will be a build-your-own sandwich bar with sides and dessert. Contributions will support Randy Shepard’s work coordinating music for SNL and new initiatives such as the intergenerational and interracial Women of Faith Choir that performs every 2nd Sunday at SNL. Please mark your calendars to attend and contact Jennifer Bumgarner at (919) 602-4169 if you’d like to help with lunch.

Men’s Breakfast Fellowship – Third Fridays, 7:00 AM

May 11, 2017

The Men’s Breakfast Fellowship meets Third Fridays at 7:00 AM in the Fairmont Fellowship Hall.

The group has been discussing the book Three Simple Rules.

 

May 21 Lunch to Celebrate SNL Music

May 11, 2017

Kick off 25 years of great music at SNL!
On Sunday, May 21, the Staff-Parish Relations Committee will sponsor lunch to celebrate the outstanding music of SNL! and launch this important music ministry into its 25th year. Lunch will be a build-your-own sandwich bar with sides and dessert. Contributions will support Randy Shepard’s work coordinating music for SNL and new initiatives such as the intergenerational and interracial Women of Faith Choir that performs every 2nd Sunday at SNL. Please mark your calendars to attend and contact Jennifer Bumgarner at (919) 602-4169 if you’d like to help with lunch.

PEF Scholarship and Grants

May 11, 2017

Endowment Committee Announces Scholarship for 2017
The Fairmont Permanent Endowment Committee approved a $2000 scholarship for a member of Fairmont United Methodist Church graduating from high school in the spring of 2017. The scholarship will go to a Fairmont member who will be entering the freshman year of college in the fall of 2017. Any graduating Fairmont high school senior is eligible to receive the scholarship. Interested students may apply by submitting the regular Fairmont endowment application form to the church office or to the committee chairman. Forms can be obtained on line (http://www.fairmontumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/PEF-Grant-Application-2.pdf )or from the church office.

Endowment Summer Camp Grants Available for Fairmont Youth
The Fairmont Permanent Endowment has money available for Fairmont Youth to participate in summer camps sponsored by the NC United Methodist Conference. Through the years Fairmont young people have attended one or more summer adventure and activity programs at Camp Don Lee, Camp Chestnut Ridge, and Rockfish Outdoor Center.
Fairmont Youth – check out these sites and make plans to attend a camp of your choice.  The Fairmont Permanent Endowment Fund has designated camp funds. Applications for grants are available in the church office or use the link in previous article.

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