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Sunday Morning Worship, 11:00 AM, Sunday, August 2, 2015

July 29, 2015

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

The Chancel Choir is back in place! The anthem is With This Communion, We Thank You.

The Message: Doing Our Part

Scripture Readings
Psalm 51:1-12
Ephesians 4:1-16


Sunday Night LIVE! August 2, 7:00 PM

July 29, 2015

Sunday Night LIVE! Welcomes guest musician, Alvin Banks. Scripture lesson is Ephesians 4:1-16, meditation is Speaking the Truth…in Love.

Healing Place Drivers:

Pickup: James Womble
Return: Durham Potter

PA Operator: Greg Kraus

Refreshment Volunteer: Julia Lowrimore

Thanks to everyone who regularly drives to pick up the men from the Healing Place. But we still need volunteers to drive regularly or as substitutes. We need a volunteer for Fifth Sundays. Our current volunteer, Mike Dunne, will be available as a substitute, but will be out of town on the next few fifth Sundays! 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

July 29, 2015

Handbell Choir, rehearsals ended until August (watch for info)
Chancel Choir rehearsals, rehearsals resume August 5 – tentative – watch for info

This Week and Upcoming
Vacation Bible School, Sundays July 12-August 9 from 9:30-10:45 AM; meet in the Hut.
Meet and Greet, Saturday, August 1, 5:30 PM at Lynne & Walter Brock’s house.
Staff-Parish Relations Committee, Monday, August 3, 7:00 PM, in the church library.
Chancel Choir rehearsal, Wednesday, August 5, 7:00 PM.
Finance Committee, Sunday, August 9, following morning worship, in the church library.
Meet and Greet, Saturday, August 15, 3:30 PM, at Sara & Rich Loeppert’s house.
Church Council, Sunday, August 16, following morning worship, in the church library.
Trustees, Monday, August 17, 7:00 PM, in the church library. [note date change]
Welcome Student Luncheon, Sunday, August 23, covered dish, in the fellowship hall following morning worship.





Meet & Greet with Pastor Liz

July 29, 2015

Getting to Know You!
Want to meet the new pastor? Throughout most of August and into September, the Staff-Parish Relations Committee will host a number of meet & greets to assist the congregation to get to know the new pastor and for her to get to know you. Sign up early, as spaces are limited, and come prepared to share some important info about yourself such as: What brought you to Fairmont UMC? How have small groups, worship, Bible study, or prayer shaped your life? How do you see God shaping Fairmont UMC in the future?
This is a great opportunity to get to know Pastor Liz on a personal basis in low-key and casual environments. Sign up sheets with dates and locations will be circulated in worship over the next few weeks or you can call the church office, 919-832-3316.
Saturday, August 1st, 5:30 PM:  Lynne and Walter Brock,
Saturday, September 5th, 7:00 PM:  Marilyn Dixon
Saturday, September 12th, 5:30 PM:  Tamara and Bob Ladich

Fresh Organic Vegetables at Fairmont!

July 23, 2015

Buy Fresh Organic Vegetables at Fairmont! Reggie Ponder and Pete Eberhart are gardening together this summer for the purpose of providing fresh healthy vegetables for as many people as possible. We plan to have a vegetable table in THE FELLOWSHIP HALL following church services most Sundays from now until the fall. Fairmont Church goers will have first grabs on the produce. Voluntary donations are requested and will go directly to the Urban Ministry’s food bank. Any remaining vegetables will be taken to the food bank.
The organic vegetables are grown, using natural fertilizers and no chemical pesticides.
This Sunday we will have organic watermelon, cantaloupe, yellow squash, lima beans and maybe a little okra just picked from the garden. These delicious vegetables are offered to Fairmont church attendees and their visitors. You may leave a donation for the Urban Ministry but there is no charge. Take what you like and enjoy.
Invite your friends to church and share with them this opportunity to contribute in feeding the hungry and at the same time obtaining fresh, healthy vegetables straight from a Raleigh organic garden.

Ministry Teams This Month

July 16, 2015

Healing Place Drivers
July 5: Womble/Potter
July 12: Cox/Cox
July 19: Ken Dulaney/Mark O’Quinn
July 26: Jarrett/O’Quinn

Liturgists/Communion Team
July 5: Jack Michaels; Helen & Greg Kraus, Kelly Lewis
July 12: James Womble
July 19: Becky Michaels
July 26: Walter Brock

Morning PA Operators
July 5: John Lewis
July 12: TBD
July 19: Pam Bowden
July 26: Pam Bowden

SNL PA Operators
July 5: Greg Kraus
July 12: Beth Jennings
July 19: Randy Shepard
July 26: John Lewis


Putting together Lunch Bags!

July 16, 2015

It’s time to start gearing up for lunch bags for the fall! If you are the leader of a Sunday school class or a weekday group and would like to make lunch bags this fall, please email or text 919-589-4243 to receive a month in which you will make lunch bags. You will be notified of the exact date one to two weeks prior to the date. Please go ahead and email or text – your group can be accommodated no matter their situation! If you’re an individual wanting to make bags we can also pair you up with a group. This is a truly great ministry and every church member should have a chance to participate, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Joseph Womble

Link to July Newsletter

July 16, 2015

Here is the link to the July Fairmont Focus.

Vacation Bible School, July 12-August 9

July 9, 2015

Don’t miss VBS this summer — during Sunday School July 12 through August 9. Our theme is “G Force: God’s Love in Action,” and we” be exploring how God’s love and His people are on the move around the world!  Each Sunday, we’ll meet in THE HUT at 9:30 to kick off with some great music and wrap up in time for Worship at 11 am. Every week will feature lots of high-energy movement and fun activities. You can see a preview at  We’re also planning for a Stop Hunger Now Meal Packing event on August 9, so stay tuned! While the dates and format of VBS are changing, the fun and learning stays the same. For more info or to help, contact Jennifer Bumgarner at

Fresh Organic Vegetables at Fairmont

July 9, 2015

Reggie Ponder and Pete Eberhart are gardening together this summer to provide fresh healthy vegetables for as many people as possible. They will sell their produce in the Fellowship Hall following morning worship. Proceeds will go to Urban Ministry’s Food Pantry. (full story below)


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