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Sunday Morning Worship, 11:00 AM, Sunday, October 19, 2014

October 17, 2014

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Wesley Sunday-led by the students of the Raleigh Wesley Foundation

Pre-Service music is by Nikki Short and Jeanne Lunsford.
Prelude is Grazioso played by the Wesley Handbell Choir.
Anthem is El-Shaddai also played by the Wesley Handbells.
Offertory is 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord).
Postlude is Sanctuary played by the Wesley Band.

The message is Doing Good…All the Time? by Caroline Mansfield.

Scripture Readings
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
John 1:6-8


Sunday Night LIVE! October 19, 6:45 PM

October 17, 2014

Sunday Night LIVE! welcomes the Fairmont Gospel Revue. They’ll start the service with a mini-concert beginning at 6:45 PM. The scripture reading is Matthew 22:15-22; the meditation is And the Crowd Goes Wild!  Mini-Concert 6:45 PM, service begins 7:00 PM; informal worship, pre-service refreshments.

Healing Place Drivers:

Pickup: Jack Michaels
Return: Walter Brock

Refreshments: volunteer needed

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!







Charge Conference is Sunday, October 19

October 17, 2014

Fairmont UMC will join with Wilson Temple and Trinity UMCs for a time of worshipping and fellowshipping together as we give general oversight to our church councils, review and evaluate the mission and ministry of the church, set salaries for the pastors and staffs, elect the members of our church councils, and recommend candidates for ordained ministry. Please mark your calendar and make plans to attend this important and valuable time of gathering and sharing in the work of the Kingdom.
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 3:00 PM at Trinity UMC
824 N. Bloodworth Street, Raleigh, NC 27604

Happening This Week

October 17, 2014

Morning Prayer, Wednesdays, 10:00 AM–will not meet in October
Handbell Choir, Wednesdays, 6:00 PM
Chancel Choir rehearsals, Wednesdays, 7:00 PM

This Week and Upcoming
Wesley Sunday, October 19, at the morning service.
Mission Lunch for CROP Walk, Sunday, October 19, following morning worship.
Church Council, Sunday, October 19, brief meeting following the mission lunch.
Charge Conference, Sunday, October 19, 3:00 PM at Trinity UMC.
Staff-Parish Relations Committee meeting, Monday, October 20, 7:00 PM in the church library.
Laity Sunday, Sunday, October 26 at morning worship.



Walk for Hunger

October 17, 2014

CROP Walk: For nearly 30 years now there has been a CROP Walk in Raleigh to raise awareness surrounding the issues of hunger.
CROP originally stood for Church Rural Overseas Program. However since its inception 65 years ago it has changed to become more inclusive of many projects to help people overseas, and here locally, to go from surviving to thriving.
This year the Raleigh CROP Walk is Sunday, October 26. The Walk begins at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh. The event starts at 2 pm and the actual walk is at 3 pm. You can walk or you can or sponsor a walker. Our own John Lewis will be the event dejay! There are plenty of walker envelopes available. You can also register online at or donate. For more information contact Henry Jarrett.

Remember, too, that you don’t have to be a walker to support the CROP Walk. Ruth Kraus, Shayna Krutsch, Katherine Shearin, Jacob Lewis, Maggie Lewis, Kelly Lewis, Scott Strickland and family, and Henry Jarrett are on the Fairmont Team and need your pledges now!

Youth News

October 17, 2014

What great plans we have for the upcoming weeks! Take a look at our schedule below and be sure to join us as often as you can!

Sunday, October 19
5pm-7pm – UMYF
Scavenger Hunt (bring your cell phones), Pilgrimage banner creation, affirmation fun, supper and more!
7pm-8pm – Sunday Night LIVE! with the Fairmont Gospel Revue

Sunday, October 26
5pm-7pm – UMYF
Smashing Pumpkins, Pilgrimage banner completion, Iron Day, supper and more!

Sunday, November 2
All youth are invited to join Ron Cox for a wonderful day of worship and exploring at Hanging Rock!
Friday, November 7 – Sunday, November 9
Pilgrimage in Fayetteville – Details coming!

Upcoming Worship Experiences You Won’t Want to Miss!

October 17, 2014

October 19 -  Wesley Sunday; October 26 – Laity Sunday – Reformation Sunday; November 2 – All Saints Sunday

Gleaning, October 25

October 3, 2014

Gleaning, October 25
Fairmont will participate in a gleaning sponsored by the Society of St Andrew on Saturday, October 25 from 9-12. Meet in the church parking lot about 8:15 am and we will go to a nearby field to glean sweet potatoes. For more information contact Henry Jarrett.

Church Council Approves Social Justice Action Plan

October 3, 2014

The Church Council at its September 21, 2014 meeting approved recommendations presented by the church’s social justice team. The recommendations consisted of actions emanating from meetings and studies by team participants. They were brought forward in keeping with the mission of Fairmont Church—“ to love God, worship joyfully, advocate peace and social justice, celebrate diversity, and serve God with Christ-like compassion.”  The approved recommendations are:

  • …to conduct a registration to vote and get out the vote campaign for the November election for the Fairmont congregation and their neighbors/friends.
  • …to encourage members to vote for candidates who by their words and actions support public education and oppose taxpayer money being appropriated by the state of North Carolina to private and religious schools.

Mental Health

  • …that Fairmont continue to promote and participate in the annual NAMI Walk.
  • …that Fairmont continue its sponsorship of the NAMI WALK ($500) and sponsor at least one Sunday church luncheon with the proceeds going to NAMI.


  • …that Fairmont explore becoming a Reconciling Congregation, which is a Methodist Church that explicitly states that it is welcoming to people of any sexual orientation. The Social Justice Team proposes that this be explored through the following process:
  •     1.  …education—including the Methodist Church’s doctrine on homosexuality and reconciling statements made by other United Methodist Churches and groups.
  •     2.  …discussion—including focus groups and other interaction on the topic to share opinions and beliefs and to gain the congregation’s input; a summary or report on the discussion results for the congregation, and then a decision on what Fairmont should do, if anything.

Congregation for Social Justice

  • …that Fairmont continue its membership in the Congregations of Social Justice and that Rich Loeppert serve as the church representative.

All Fairmont members and friends are encouraged to support these actions and to become actively involved in carrying out these recommendations.

Men’s Breakfast — Friday, October 24

October 3, 2014

Friday, October 24
Fellowship Hall
Facilitator for October: Walter Brock
Call the church office if you’d like to help provide a simple breakfast of biscuits or fresh bagels!

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