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Sunday Morning Worship, 11:00 AM, Sunday, July 27, 2014

July 25, 2014

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Pre-Service music will be Ben Dulaney on trombone and Eric Grush on euphonium.

The anthem will be an arrangement of the traditional spiritual,  Good News.

The meditation is  Watching the Lightbulb.

Scripture Readings
Romans 8:26-39
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52


Sunday Night LIVE! July 27, 7:00 PM

July 25, 2014

Sunday Night LIVE! welcomes guest musicians, Jaimie Alston & the North Stars. The scripture reading is Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52; the meditation is Watching the Light Bulb. 7:00 PM; informal worship; pre-service refreshments.

Volunteers are still needed to bring SNL snacks and drinks. Many thanks to Valery Cohen for stepping up to help on 3rd Sundays, but other volunteers are still needed for 2nd and 5th Sundays. Call the church office to volunteer.


Healing Place Driver: Pickup & Return: Mark O’Quinn

Refreshments: Valery Cohen





Border Crisis: How can You Help?

July 25, 2014

For those of you who have expressed an interest in assisting in the Immigration Crisis relief, here are three ways of offering support:

1.  The Corridor District is collecting underwear and socks (all sizes) for women and children for shipment to the Brownsville/Mexico border.
    The drop off site is Sanctuary UMC at Lakewood, 2317 Chapel Hill Road, Durham this Saturday, July 27 and next Saturday, August 2, from
2.  Health kits are needed to be created and shipped to UMCOR for distribution at the border.  If you are interested in coordinating
    a health kit effort at Fairmont, please contact Henry Jarrett this week for details.
3. Funding is always helpful and at this time may be made in the following ways:
   a.  Write a check directly to the Southwest Texas Conference marked "Texas Border Crisis" and mail to 16400 Huebner Road,
       San Antonio TX 78248-1693.
   b.  Write a check directly to McAllen District marked "Immigrant Relief" and mail to 1909 W. Harrison, Harlingen TX 78550.
   c.  Write a check directly to Holding Institute (to be used in Laredo) and mail to 1220 McClelland, Laredo TX 78040.
   d.  Write a check directly to UMCOR US Disaster Response marked "Advance #901670” and mail to United Methodist Committee on Relief,
       475 Riverside Drive, Room 1520, New York NY 10115.
   e.  Donate to UMCOR by phone at 1-888-252-6174.
   f.  Donate online at
As a compassionate response to the current border crisis, NC Conference is collecting socks and underwear for migrant women and children.  Dates and
drop-off locations have expanded to include the following:

Haw River UMC (127 Church Circle Drive, Haw River):  July 22 – August 1,
2014 (Tuesday – Friday only), 9 am to noon.

Luz del Pueblo (White Plains UMC Annex, 500 SE Maynard Rd, Cary), Sunday
July 27 and Sunday August 3, 2014, 8 am to noon.

Sanctuary at Lakewood UMC (2317 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham), Saturday July 26
and Saturday August 2, 2014, 9 am to noon.

Monetary donations also will be accepted.  Checks should be made payable
to Durham Hispanic Ministries and mailed to Durham Hispanic Ministries,
Attn:  Rosanna Panizo-Valladares, 307 Hammond St., Durham, NC 27704.

You may read more at:
Pastor Beth is seeking additional information and will share that with us
as it becomes available.

Compassionate Repsonse to the Current Border Crisis

July 25, 2014

As a compassionate response to the current border crisis, NC Conference is collecting socks and underwear for migrant women and children. Read article below for details and other ways of offering support to those in desperate need. 

Happening This Week

July 8, 2014

Morning Prayer, Wednesdays, 10:00 AM
Handbell Choir, Wednesdays, 6:00 PM (will not meet until August)
Chancel Choir rehearsals, Wednesdays, 7:00 PM (will not meet until August)

This Week and Upcoming
Mission Work Team trip to Wilmington area is July 20-26.
Staff-Parish Relations Committee, meets Monday, August 3, 7:00 PM in the church library.
Church-wide Yard Sale—Saturday, August 16—organized by the ACTS Women’s group.



Ministry Teams This Month

July 8, 2014

Healing Place Drivers
July 6: Dulaney/Potter
July 13: Oldham/Cox
July 20: Mark O’Quinn
July 27: Jarrett/O’Quinn

July 6: Erik Sheahan; Lori Epstein Nelson
July 13: Lynne Brock
July 20: Henry Jarrett
July 27: Jack Michaels

Acolytes & Bible Bearers
July 6: Thomas & Will; Madeline
July 13: London & McKenna; Ruth
July 20: Will & Mia; Anna
July 27: Oakley & Samantha; Katherine

July 6: Head Usher: Joyce Anne; Robert Porter, Henry Jarrett
July 13: Head Usher: Walter Brock; Richard Waggoner, Katy & Wick Haynes
July 20: Head Usher: Richard Waggoner: Pete Eberhart, Pam Waggoner, Scott Strickland
July 27: Head Usher: Henry Jarrett: Jack Michaels, Ken Dulaney


Fairmont Directory Update

July 8, 2014

Plans are underway to update the Fairmont directory this year. Lori Epstein Nelson will be heading up the update!

If your contact information in the directory has changed or if you are new, you can  sign up for “Directory Update.” Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.  You can also contact Lori at or call her at 919-801-8093.

To sign up, go to:

J.O.Y. Circle News

June 6, 2014

Our JOY Circle will join together on Monday, June 9 for a picnic to celebrate our great year. Members will be bringing items for the Food Bank. Our other mission project for June will be “Jewelry made by Grace”. Grace Gehlken, great granddaughter of Dot Holland, has created to way to help a little girl she met in an orphanage overseas. She makes jewelry and sells it. She sends the profits to her new friend. We will be given the opportunity to select some of Grace’s jewelry to help her with her wonderful project.

In May, Louise Tippett shared many interesting facts about the history of United Methodist Women at Fairmont. It was great to hear about so many dedicated Fairmont women. A donation was made to the Lunch Bag Ministry at Fairmont and items were brought in for the Ronald McDonald House at Duke.
JOY Circle meetings will begin again in September.

Link to June Newsletter

June 6, 2014

Here is the link to the Fairmont Focus.

Camp Fairmont — Summer Sunday School

May 29, 2014

Kids!  Join in the Sunday School fun this summer at Camp Fairmont!
(Only selected adults may attend!)

Learn about God’s love for animals, plants, the earth, and YOU!

All kids meet in Ms. Lynne & Ms. Amy’s Classroom upstairs beginning June 1st

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