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Sunday Morning Worship, 11:00 AM, Sunday, August 28, 2016

August 25, 2016

15th Sunday after Pentecost

The anthem is  How Excellent Is Thy Name.

The Message is Let Love Continue.

Scripture Readings
Psalm 81:1, 10-16
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16



Sunday Night LIVE! August 28, 7:00 PM

August 25, 2016

Sunday Night LIVE! welcomes guest musicians, Greg & Christian! The scripture reading is Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16; meditation is Let Love Continue.

Healing Place Drivers:

Pickup: Henry Jarrett
Return: Mark O’Quinn

PA Operator: John Lewis

Refreshment Volunteer: volunteer needed








Happening This Week

August 25, 2016

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

This Week and Upcoming
Mission Lunch, Sunday, August 28, following morning worship.
Mission and Social Justice Team, Sunday, August 28, following the mission lunch.
Craft Time, Monday, August 29, 3:00-5:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM; in the craft room. Contact Jean Porter for more info.
Camp #livedifferently Follow-Up Meeting, Wednesday, August 31, 6:00 PM in the church library.
Church Office closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day.
Fairmont’s Early Learning Center resumes classes on Tuesday, Sept. 6.





Mission Lunches Are Back

August 18, 2016

Mission Lunches resume this Sunday, August 28! All are invited to join us in the fellowship hall for a mission lunch; proceeds this week will go to UMCOR–Louisiana flood relief. First time visitors, please join us as our guests for lunch. (Note: There will not be a Mission Lunch on Sept. 4–Labor Day weekend.)




Men’s Breakfast — Back on 3rd Fridays

August 18, 2016

Third Fridays
7:00 am
Fellowship Hall

Fairmont Men,
Don’t forget, we are going to be meeting this Friday morning for breakfast at the same place and same time:  Fellowship Hall at 7:00am.
The main topic of conversation will be to coordinate our next Neighborhood Walk-through.  We should revisit ‘lessons learned’ and what we can do to make it even better than the last time.  We’ll want to pick a date, too.  We also always bring forth great ideas for what we, the Men of Fairmont, can do to enhance the life of our congregation and neighborhood in which we live.




Dates Set For God’s Politics, The Fall Book Study

August 18, 2016

Sunday, September 11 and Thursday, September 15 will each be the introductory session to the two month study of Jim Wallis’ book, God’s Politics–Why the Right Gets it Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It.  Sunday’s session will be from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM and Thursday’s will be from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The sessions will be interchangeable with the same discussion leaders. If you should miss one, you can go to the other. The sessions will continue each Sunday and the following Thursday until the first week of November.
Jim Wallis’ book may be purchased on line from Cokesbury or Amazon. Two loan copies are available in the church office, and the book can be checked out at your local public library.
Plan now to participate in this unique church program.  The topic could not be more timely during this upcoming election season.  Obtaining deeper understandings of our religious, ethical, and moral beliefs should have a positive impact on improving the practices in the political system of our democracy.

Discussion Leaders for God’s Politics Study: Fairmont is blessed to have a strong team of active and committed church members to lead the study sessions and discussions of God’s Politics during September and October. The team consists of Walter Brock, team leader, Jennifer Bumgarner, Ken Dulaney, Helen Kraus, Gene Lowrimore, Amy Womble, and Pete Eberhart. coordinator. Each is a strong active member and will be a well prepared, superb discussion leader.

Link to August Newsletter

August 18, 2016

Here is the link to the August Fairmont Focus.

Camp #livedifferently a Great Success!

August 11, 2016

Camp #livedifferently ended last week! The seventeen children who participated put together…
80 lunch bags, 95 “share a blessing” bags, 18 chemo care kits for children, raised $118.26 in a half hour of selling lemonade for Wine to Water, the clean water organization that partners with Stop Hunger Now…and put together 6 refugee “welcome home” kits, made blankets,  collected shoes, sang, snacked, and more! On Sunday, the bake sale of their decorated cookies raised around $185 for Stop Hunger Now (and the leftover cookies have gone into this week’s lunch bags).
Thanks to Tamara Ladich for her leadership and to all the adult volunteers who helped with camp, helped with snacks,  shopping, set up, clean up and thanks also to all who made contributions for projects.


So what did they do????

They packed 80 lunch bags; 95 “share a blessing” bags*, 18 chemo care kits for children, raised $116.26 with their lemonade stand for Wine to Water, the clean water organization that partners with Stop Hunger Now…and put together 6 refugee “welcome home” kits, made blankets,  collected shoes, sang, snacked, and more!


Ministry Teams This Month

August 4, 2016

Healing Place Drivers

August 7: Womble/Potter
August 14: Oldham/Cox
August 21: Michaels/Brock
August 28: Jarrett/O’Quinn

Liturgists/Communion Team

August 7: Christy Terrell; Amy & James Womble
August 14: Laura Bottomley
August 21: Student liturgist
August 28: Helen Kraus

Acolytes & Bible Bearers

August 7: Oakley & Samantha
August 14: Shayna; TBD
August 21: Katherine; TBD
August 28: TBD


August 7: Head Usher: Richard Waggoner: Pam Waggoner, Ken Dulaney, Joyce Anne  Porter
August 14: Head Usher: Joyce Anne Porter: James Womble
August 21: Head Usher: Walter Brock: Jack Michaels, Pete Eberhart
August 28: Head Usher: Henry Jarrett: Robert Porter




Link to July Newsletter

July 14, 2016

Here is the link to the July 2016 newsletter.

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