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Sunday Morning Worship, 11:00 AM, Sunday, November 23, 2014

November 20, 2014

Christ the King Sunday

Pre-Service music is by Valerie & Paul Walker.

The Anthem is O, Praise Ye the Lord.

The message is I Don’t Want to Be a Goat.

Scripture Readings
Ephesians 1:15-23
Matthew 25:31-46


Sunday Night LIVE! November 23, 7:00 PM

November 20, 2014

Sunday Night LIVE! welcomes guest musician, Allen Hayes. The scripture reading is Matthew 25:31-46; the meditation is I Don’t Want to Be a Goat.  7:00 PM; informal worship, pre-service refreshments.

Healing Place Drivers:

Pickup: Henry Jarrett
Return: Mark O’Quinn

Refreshments: Betsy Lampley

A new first Sunday bus driver is needed to pick up the men from the Healing Place. Call the church office, 919-832-3316 for more information.
Volunteers are still needed on 2nd and 3rd Sundays to bring SNL snacks and drinks. Call the church office to volunteer. Thanks to Jean Porter for volunteering for 5th Sunday refreshments and to Julia Lowrimore who will help coordinate the refreshment calendar!







Happening This Week

November 20, 2014

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

This Week and Upcoming
Men’s Breakfast, Friday, November 21, 7:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall.
Mission Lunch, Sunday, Nov. 23, sponsored by the Wesley Foundation.
UMYF, Sunday, Nov. 23, 5:00 PM at Fairmont. Meet the new youth leader!
ACTS Group Bakes! Monday, Nov. 24, 7:00 PM at Jean Porter’s house.
Morning Prayer, Wednesday, 10:00 AM in the church library–it will be a covered-dish breakfast–bring something yummy to share.
Prepare for the Hanging of Greens service, Saturday, 10:00 AM, in the sanctuary.
Hanging of the Greens Service, Sunday, Dec. 7, 11:00 AM.
Sunday Night LIVE! Children’s Christmas Pageant, Sunday, Dec. 7, 6:30 PM.



Breakfast with Santa is Saturday, December 6

November 20, 2014

Breakfast with Santa, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6th from 9-11 in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great opportunity to visit Santa and eat some incredible homemade breakfast food – all kinds of casseroles, fruit, bagels, donuts, and more. It is such a great time for little ones of all ages to be with Santa. The cost is $5 per person. Reservations are not required.

Poinsettias for the Sanctuary

November 20, 2014

Honor or Remember a Loved One with a Poinsettia

If you would like to honor someone or the memory of someone in December, please consider making a donation to the altar flower fund for the purchase of Poinsettias. The cost for one Poinsettia is $15.  Donations are due on or before Dec. 7th.  Checks are payable to Fairmont UMC for “altar flower fund.”  For recognition in the bulletin please provide your name, if it is in honor of or in memory of, and the person’s name.

Children’s Christmas Pageant–December 7, 6:30 PM

November 20, 2014

Children’s Christmas Pageant–Dec. 7
Note the Date—Our children will present the Christmas story in another exciting and different way on Sunday, December 7 at 6:30 in the evening. Please plan to attend “The Surprising Christmas Pageant” and you will be impressed with the talent of our children.

Remember your offering of non-perishable food for the Urban Ministry Food Pantry.

A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Advent Bible Study

November 20, 2014

Advent Bible Study:
Thursdays – December 4, 11 and 18; 7:00 p.m. – Worship Center
Come listen as familiar stories take on new life! We will hear from three different perspectives as characters from our Bible literally leap off the page and stand in front of us to tell about the coming Christ Child!

December 2 is Giving Tuesday

November 20, 2014

Giving Tuesday–Support the ministries of United Methodist Communications with generous contributions on #GivingTuesday! Giving Tuesday is part of an international movement to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season. It offers an opportunity to start off the holiday season by giving instead of getting, by supporting organizations that are transforming the world. Every gift made online through The Advance at on Dec. 2 will be matched up to $1 million. Visit for details.

One of the featured advances is Imagine No Malaria, the extraordinary effort by the people of The United Methodist Church to eliminate malaria and other diseases of poverty. With over $65 million raised to date, we are incredibly close to our goal of raising $75 million by General Conference 2016.

Morning Prayer Resumes November 26

November 20, 2014

We will resume Wednesday Morning Prayer on November 26 at 10:00 a.m. with a covered dish breakfast in the library.  Bring a friend and something yummy to share!

Preparing for Advent

November 20, 2014

Come spend your Saturday morning with us, November 29, and help get our worship space ready for our Hanging of the Greens service the following day.  We will meet in the Sanctuary at 10:00 a.m. and – with enough helping hands – we should be done by noon! (see “Deck the Halls” below for details)

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