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Sunday Morning Worship, 11:00 AM, Sunday, March 1, 2015

February 27, 2015

Second Sunday in Lent

The anthem is an arrangement of Be Thou My Vision.

The meditation is Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way.

Scripture Readings
Mark 8:31-38


Sunday Night LIVE! March 1, 7:00 PM

February 27, 2015

Sunday Night LIVE! welcomes  guest musician Julia Green! Scripture lesson is Mark 8:31-38, meditation is Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way!

Healing Place Drivers:

Pickup: James Womble
Return: Durham Potter

Refreshment Volunteer: Julia Lowrimore

PA Operator: Beth Jennings

Thanks to James Womble who has agreed to be our first Sunday bus driver to pick up the men from the Healing Place. But we still need volunteers to drive regularly or as substitutes. 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

February 27, 2015

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

This Week and Upcoming
Second session in Season of Discernment, Sunday, March 1, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm-Current Church Teaching and Doctrine concerning LGBT folks and the current discussions surrounding changing the language in the Book of Discipline.
Birthday Party for Bill Satterwhite, Saturday, March 7′ drop in between 4-7pm at his address– 2604 Grant Ave. Rain or shine. No Gifts!
Finance Committee, Sunday, March 8, following the mission lunch.
JOY Circle, Monday, March 9, 11:00 AM in the worship center.
Trustees, Monday, March 9, 7:00 PM in the church library.




JOY Circle News

February 27, 2015

Spring is supposed to be right around the corner! Right now as I write this, snow is piled up outside my windows, and I find it hard to believe ! 
The JOY Circle meets Monday, March 9th at 11:00a.m  in the Worship Center. Reggie Ponder will be our speaker and we're all looking forward to hearing him. We will also go over our plans for the luncheon to celebrate Richard Loeppert's 101st birthday. That will be on March 15th.
Come and join us! Visitors are always welcome! Louise

A Season of Discernment

February 19, 2015

A Season of Discernment
Last June the Social Justice Committee appointed a team to explore the possibility of becoming a Reconciling Congregation. A Reconciling Congregation is a congregation that explicitly welcomes LGBTQ people in the church and calls on The United Methodist Church to include LGBTQ in the full life and ministry of the church.
The Diversity Team met three times and made a recommendation to the Social Justice Committee, which they approved, that Fairmont explore the possibility of becoming a Reconciling Congregation. The Church Council approved that recommendation in September. The Diversity Team explored dates for the discussion of becoming a Reconciling Congregation and finding facilitators for those discussions. It was recommended to the Church Council in November that we use the season of Epiphany through Easter as a season of discernment. And in January the Church Council approved the dates.
Second Session is Sunday, March 1-3:00 pm-4:30 pm-Current Church Teaching and Doctrine concerning LGBT folks and the current discussions surrounding changing the language in the Book of Discipline.
Sunday, March 15th-4:00 pm-5:30 pm-What is a Reconciling Congregation ?
Monday, March 16th-7:00 pm-8:30 pm-same topic
Sunday, March 29th-4:00 pm-5:30 pm-Weighing the Options
Monday, March 30th- 7:00 pm-8:30 pm-same topic
The first session will be facilitated by the Reverend Laurie Hays Coffman, Director of Chaplaincy at Croasdaile Village and Reverend Paul Stallsworth Pastor at Whiteville United Methodist Church. Laurie and Paul have been co leading the conference Unity Dialogue for the past several years and co authored the statement of unity that was adopted by North Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church this past June.  Reverend Hope Vickers will lead the second session-March 15 and 16. She is the senior pastor at Epworth United Methodist Church in Durham which is a Reconciling congregation. And the third session-March 29 and 30 will be led by the Reverend Laurie Hays Coffman.

Men’s Breakfast — Third Fridays

February 19, 2015

Third Fridays
7:00 am
Fellowship Hall

The next breakfast will be Friday, March 20

With great enthusiasm, we are moving to a monthly breakfast! Mark your calendars for the third Friday of each month, and contact Walter Brock if you’d like to help provide a simple breakfast!

We will continue our discussion of Christians in business using the book “Business for the Glory of God”.

A Season of Discernment

February 19, 2015

Fairmont is exploring the possibility of becoming a Reconciling Congregation. The second discussion session (a repeat of the first session) is set for Sunday, March 1, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM. The Topic: Current Church Teaching and Doctrine concerning LGBT folks and the current discussions surrounding changing the language in the Book of Discipline.

Wake Up and Read–Collecting Children’s Books

February 12, 2015

Fairmont Friends, last year’s participation in Wake Up and Read was a great success! We’re going to give it another try, assuming you have any books on your shelves left to donate! Wake Up and Read is sponsored in conjunction with Wake County Public School System and this year’s goal is 100,000 books!. We will be collecting books for children from preschool through age 12. Please check your shelves and ask your neighbors if they can donate for this worthwhile effort. These books will go to needy children in our school system, children who might not have any books at home. Please bring your books during the month of February. There will be a collection box in the narthex. Thanks in advance for your support! Please contact me if you have any questions or are willing to help sort books. Amy Womble 919-906-4391

Music Director Fighting Serious Illness

February 5, 2015

Fairmont family, as many of you know already, our choir director, Eric Grush, was recently diagnosed with acute leukemia.  Naturally, this news has taken all of us by surprise, including Eric and his family.  He will start treatments in the near future and will be away from Fairmont for an extended period. Currently, they are learning how and when treatment will proceed and adjusting to the news as a family.  We have assured them that we stand ready to help whenever and however help is needed. Marianne has created a Caringbridge web page by which they can share the latest news and future needs. Here is the link to the web site:
For now, I invite you to keep Eric, Marianne, Katie, and Will in your daily prayers.

Link to February Fairmont Focus

February 4, 2015

Here is the link to the February newsletter.

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