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Sunday Morning Worship, 11:00 AM, Sunday, August 17, 2014

August 15, 2014

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Pre-Service music will be Will Snider on drums and Kenya Snider on the piano.

The anthem will be an arrangement of  There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy.

The meditation is  Unwashed Words.

Scripture Readings
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Matthew 15:10-28


Sunday Night LIVE! August 17, 7:00 PM

August 15, 2014

Sunday Night LIVE! welcomes guest musician, Bill Harris. The scripture reading is Matthew 15:10-28; the meditation is Unwashed Words. 7:00 PM; informal worship, pre-service refreshments.

Volunteers are still needed on 2nd 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!


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

Refreshments: Valery Cohen





Happening This Week

August 15, 2014

Morning Prayer, Wednesdays, 10:00 AM
Handbell Choir, Wednesdays, 6:00 PM
Chancel Choir rehearsals, Wednesdays, 7:00 PM
Bible Study, Thursdays, 7:00 PM (resumes August 21)

This Week and Upcoming
Church-wide Yard Sale—Saturday, August 16—organized by the ACTS Women’s group.
Children’s Team & Youth Team Joint Meeting, Monday, August 18, 7:00 PM in the library.
Bible Study, begins Thursday, August 21, 7:00 PM in the worship center.
Men’s Breakfast, Friday, August 22, 7:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall.
Welcome Luncheon for Students, Sunday, August 24, following morning worship in the Fellowship Hall.
Outreach Team, Sunday, August 24, following the luncheon, in the church library.
Social Justice Committee, Sunday, Sept. 7, following the luncheon, in the church library.



Welcome Lunch for Students–Sunday, August 24

August 15, 2014

Fairmont welcomes new and returning college students with a covered dish luncheon.  Bring enough food for your family plus 2 students. Not sure what to bring? You can’t go wrong with fried chicken and a side dish/dessert.

Sunday School–That’s Where We Grow!

July 31, 2014

Our children’s Sunday School classes have joined together for the summer and all four adult classes are going strong. When we become a part of a small group, several things happen:
—our spiritual growth magnifies
—our relationships deepen
—our networks expand
—our knowledge increases
—church becomes fun!

Have you checked out Sunday School lately? That’s where we grow!

Cornerstone/Seekers Class:
Meets on the first floor in the Worship Center; currently study a passage from the lectionary for that day, then use the Serendipity Bible to guide discussion.

Margaret Hooke-Wesley Bible Class:
Meets on the first floor in the Margaret Hooke room; currently use the Adult Bible Studies curriculum. The Fall study will be Jeremiah, Habakkuk, Job, and Ezekiel.

Apostle Class:
Meets on the first floor in the Library; currently use the Faithlink internet series from Cokesbury. The class format is discussion, but don’t know what the specific topic will be more than two weeks ahead. The class did “Doing Good” last week and this week (Aug. 3) will be talking about “Hospices” in light of Christian discipleship.

Pastor Beth’s Class: (which desperately needs a new name!)
Meets below the Sanctuary in the Youth Room; currently studying Hebrews.

New Bible Study Begins Thursday, August 21

July 31, 2014

Six Week Bible Study
Christianity and World Religions: Wrestling with Questions People Ask
Begins Thursday, August 21, 7:00 PM, Worship Center

“…a video-based small-group study and outreach program that explores four major world religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism—and compares the beliefs of each with those of Christianity. This six-week study deals openly and honestly with questions people ask about other religions, including why we should believe the claims of Christianity over those of other faiths. As part of the study, author and presenter Adam Hamilton interviews a religious leader from each tradition. He treats the world religions with great respect, recognizing the unique contributions of each. In examining these major world religions and the beliefs of their followers, the Reverend Hamilton urges us as Christians to build bridges with others so that we might grow in our faith, seek peace in our world, love our neighbor, and find positive  ways to share the gospel.” (

Yard Sale – Saturday, August 16, 8:00 AM to Noon

July 31, 2014

The ACTS ladies group is holding a yard sale on August 16. Contributions of any of the following items would be greatly appreciated.
•    Adult and children’s clothes in good condition, including shoes and purses
•    Household items, such as dishes, glassware, pots & pans, utensils, linens in good condition
•    Books
•    Jewelry
•    Records/CDs
•    Toys, jigsaw puzzles
•    Small appliances in working order, such as toasters, toaster ovens, blenders & food processors
NO ELECTRONICS will be accepted.
Items may be brought to the church and stored in the room behind the paint room. Contact Peggy Davis, 919-601-0016 or Jean Porter, 919-605-3729 with questions. (Decisions are still being finalized about where the proceeds will go. Watch this space and the bulletin for more details.)

Men’s Breakfast – 7:00 AM on Friday, August 22

July 31, 2014


You are invited to a FREE BREAKFAST!
Friday, August 22
7:00-8:00 AM (Yes! AM)
Fellowship Hall
Bring a friend, neighbor or co-worker!

Pastor Beth will be cooking breakfast favorites, and we will engage in conversation around topics of particular interest to men. We may discuss aging, money, procrastination, sex, discipline, honesty, pride, humility, courage, or any number of subjects! Our August topic: temptations.

Welcome Luncheon for Students-August 24

July 31, 2014

On August 24, we welcome new and returning college students to Fairmont and invite them to stay for lunch. This is a covered dish lunch so we’re all the cooks! Bring enough food for your family plus 2 students. Not sure what to bring? You can’t go wrong with fried chicken and a side dish/dessert. Help is also needed in the kitchen for setup & cleanup. Contact Joyce Anne Porter (387-1137 or if you can help in the kitchen.

Ministry Teams This Month

July 31, 2014

Healing Place Drivers
Aug. 3: Dulaney/Potter
Aug. 10: Oldham/Cox
Aug. 17: Michaels/Brock
Aug. 24:Jarrett/O’Quinn
Aug. 31: Dunne/Dunne

Aug. 3: Walter Brock; Reggie Ponder, Laura Bottomley
Aug. 10: Greg Bottomley
Aug. 17: Laura Bottomley
Aug. 24: Joe Siler
Aug. 31: TBD

Acolytes & Bible Bearers
Aug. 3: Will & Liza; Ruth
Aug. 10: TBD; Katherine
Aug. 17: TBD; Shayna
Aug. 24: Thomas & Will; Madeline
Aug. 31: Oakley & Samantha; Jacob

Aug. 3: Head Usher: Joyce Anne Porter: Ken Dulaney; Sam & Ginny Evett
Aug. 10: Head Usher: Richard Waggoner; Pam Waggoner
Aug. 17: Head Usher: Jack Michaels: Bill & Will Snider
Aug. 24: Head Usher: Richard Waggoner; Henry Jarrett
Aug. 31: Head Usher: Joyce Anne Porter: Robert Porter, James & Joseph Womble

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