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Sunday Morning Worship, 11:00 AM, Sunday, May 29, 2016

May 26, 2016

2nd Sunday after Pentecost
Guest Preacher, Rev. Dr. Reggie Ponder

The anthem is an arrangement of Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones. Most of you will recognize the tune that we use for the Doxology with Alleluias. Josh Kraus on trumpet will accompany the choir and organist, Dayle Welch.

Scripture Readings
Romans 8:14-17
John 3:1-8



Sunday Night LIVE! May 29, 7:00 PM

May 26, 2016

Sunday Night LIVE! welcomes back our own musician, John Lewis. We also welcome Rev. Dr. Reggie Ponder as guest preacher. The scripture readings are Romans 8:14-17 and John 3:1-8 Romans 5:1-5; message is Children of God Are Spirit People.

Healing Place Drivers:

Pickup & Return: Mark O’Quinn

PA Operator: John Lewis

Refreshment Volunteer: Jean Porter








Happening This Week

May 26, 2016

UMYF, Sundays, 5:00 PM
Handbell Choir,
Wednesdays, 6:00 PM
Chancel Choir rehearsals, Wednesdays, 7:00 PM

This Week and Upcoming
Dr. Reggie Ponder, guest preacher on Sunday, May 29, at both the morning service and SNL!
Church office closed, Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. (Also, administrative assistant, Margie Roberts will be out of the office on Thursday, June 2.
Staff-Parish Relations Committee, Monday, June 6, 7:00 PM.
Finance Committee, Sunday, June 12, following mission lunch (if there is one) or morning worship.
Trustees, Monday, June 13, 7:00 PM.
Screening of movie, “An Act of Love,” Monday, June 20, 7:00 PM in the Fairmont Sanctuary.




“An Act of Love” – Monday, June 20, 7:00 PM

May 26, 2016

In honor of Fairmont’s 1st year anniversary of becoming a member of Reconciling Ministries Network (which means we explicitly welcome LGBTQI folks) the Social Justice Committee is sponsoring a showing of “An Act of Love.” The movie will be shown on Monday, June 20 at 7 pm in the Fairmont Sanctuary. “An Act of Love” is about the Reverend Frank Schaefer who was put on trial in the United Methodist Church for having performed a same sex wedding for his son. Jimmy Creech, former pastor at Fairmont, will join us to answer questions and help facilitate a discussion of the film. He had his credentials taken in 2000 for having performed a same sex wedding.

For more information and details on the movie go to

Fairmont UMC: A Reconciling Congregation

May 26, 2016

Our Welcome Statement:

“We at Fairmont United Methodist Church welcome with love and hospitality all people into the full life and ministry of our congregation.  In our faith journey we strive to live in God’s grace and to follow Jesus’ teachings. We celebrate the diversity of God’s creation and open our hearts and arms to everyone without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, social/economic status, abilities, politics, education, or faith history.”

Fairmont is approaching our 1st year anniversary of becoming a member of Reconciling Ministries Network (which means we explicitly welcome LGBTQI folks). In honor of the anniversary we will be screening “An Act of Love,” a movie about Rev. Frank Schaefer, who was put on trial in the United Methodist Church for having performed a same sex marriage for his son. (Read more under “An Act of Love.”)


May 26, 2016

“We at Fairmont United Methodist Church welcome with love and hospitality all people into the full life and ministry of our congregation.” These words are the beginning of our Welcome Statement. We are approaching our first year anniversary as a Reconciling Congregation. Read more in the news article “Fairmont UMC: A Reconciling Congregation.”

Coming this Summer–Camp #livedifferently

May 19, 2016

Camp #livedifferently

The idea for a summer day camp is born out of “who we are” as a church.  We are very mission oriented, and so we, as a church, are mission driven.  From food drives for the hungry to CROP walk and NAMI walk and our Fairmont Mission Work Team, we are truly defined by our actions.  With some of these activities, we are limited to what we can offer the younger members of our church. Here is the opportunity created by your Children’s Council to offer them an opportunity to learn and work on missions.

Camp #livedifferently at Fairmont United Methodist Church is offering children a hands-on experience to make a difference.  This camp will provide children with practical ways to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others and carry this on to their home, school, community, and the world. With their developing compassionate hearts, they will become the hands and feet of Christ by sharing the love of God.

This camp is based on the Bible verse from Matthew 25:35…”For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”  Each day will offer missional events that include age appropriate learning and projects about hunger, clean water, welcoming and helping our neighbors.

This camp is open to children from 3 years old* through 5th grade.
*Child must be potty trained.

Dates: August 1 – 5, 2016
Time: 9am – 12noon
Cost**:        $50.00  May 1 or later

**Note:  Scholarships are available

Location: Fairmont United Methodist Church, 2501 Clark Ave., Raleigh, NC  27607

We need your help and want you to be a part of Camp #livedifferently. If you are interested in helping organize or participate in the activities, please contact Pastor Liz.

To Register

If you would like to register for Camp #livedifferently, you may download the registration form and email it to or mail it to Fairmont UMC.

Link to form here:

We will contact you to let you know we have received your forms.  We will also need a check to secure your spot.  You may pay in full or pay 50% of the cost up front.

The remainder of the cost will be due by June1, 2016.

You may mail your registration form and check to:

Fairmont UMC
Attn: Camp #livedifferently
2501 Clark Ave.
Raleigh, NC  27607


May 12, 2016

Our campaign is off to a good start! Our goal is to collect or have commitments for $100,000 by June 12 AND to have 100% commitment to the campaign from our membership from $1 up! The campaign supports our budget shortfall and infrastructure needs.

Link to May Newsletter

May 5, 2016

Here is the link to the May newsletter.

Ministry Teams This Month

May 5, 2016

Healing Place Drivers

May 1: Womble/Potter
May 8: Jarrett/Cox
May 15: Michaels/Brock
May 22: Oldham/O’Quinn
May 29: O’Quinn/O’Quinn

Liturgists/Communion Team

May 1: Laura Bottomley; Walter   Brock, Laura & Greg Bottomley
May 8: Mary Catharine Eberhart
May 15: Greg Bottomley
May 22: TBD
May 29: Greg Kraus

Acolytes & Bible Bearers

May 1: Avery, Jacob; Ruth
May 8: Oakley, Samantha; Katherine
May 15: Libby; Ruth
May 22: Libby; Katherine
May 29: Avery; TBD


May 1: Head Usher: Joyce Anne Porter: Sam Evett, Ken Dulaney, Robert Porter
May 8: Head Usher: Jack Michaels: Katy & Wick Haynes, James Womble
May 15: Head Usher: Walter Brock: Ken Dulaney
May 22: Head Usher: Henry Jarrett: Richard Waggoner
May 29: Head Usher: Richard Waggoner: Pam Waggoner, Sam Evett

Mission Lunches

May 1: for the Work Team Mission Trip
May 22: Early Learning Center Spring Salad Lunch; proceeds will go to ward upgrading the church facility



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