Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

a mission-oriented community

October 20 is Consecration Sunday

Do Not Fear - Growing in our Trust of God

Fairmont's stewardship campaign for the coming year combines two themes - growth and fear. Join us each Sunday leading up to our Consecration Sunday and Celebration lunch as we hear from Stewardship Chair, Scott Krutsch, Pastor Liz, and other voices from the congregation.

On Sunday, October 13, our special guest preacher at both services was Bishop Hope Morgan Ward. We always look forward to welcoming Bishop Ward back to our pulpit.

On Sunday, October 20, we urge you to join us for Consecration Sunday and for the Celebration Lunch which follows. At the morning worship service we'll have an opportunity to prayerfully consider our support for the missions and ministries of Fairmont.

Read the first letter from Bob Ladich, Council Chair and Scott Krutsch, Stewardship Chair, here and the second letter from Scott here.

October Mission Opportunities

October is packed full of events for those interested in mission opportunities and social justice including affordable housing, food insecurity, and homelessness.

An Evening of Music: Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30 PM at Community UCC

Join Bett Padgett & Friends for a CD release celebration & benefit supporting Love Wins Community Engagement Center - Friday, October 25 at 7:30 PM at Community United Church of Christ on Dixie Trail. More details here.

Inclusive Conversation: A Biblical Foundation for Fully Including LGBTQ+ People in the UMC, Thursday, October 24 at Wake Forest UMC, 9:30 AM-2:30 PM. Cost: $15 for lunch

Join us for an event for all NC United Methodists - Learn how the church is called to be fully inclusive...Hear about the potential changes coming to the UMC at the upcoming General Conference...Presenters are Dr. William B. Lawrence, former Dean of Perkins School of Theology, former President of the United Methodist Judicial Council; Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, NC Conference; LGBTQI+ leaders including Caleb Parker and Rev. Deborah Morgan, NC Conference. To register, go to http://bit.ly/NCUMCNextRegistration. Sponsored by NC UMC Next. See more information and the Flyer here.

The Greater Triangle Area CROP Hunger Walk is Sunday, October 27 at Pullen Park at 2:00 PM

Church World Service, the sponsor of the walk is active in disaster relief efforts including for Hurricane Dorian. A percentage of the funds raised stay in the local area and will go to help victims of Hurricane Dorian.
There is a 3 mile walk and a 1 mile walk. AND, our own John Lewis is the DJ for the event. You can sign up to walk and donate online.

Sacred Resistance and Moving from Charity to Solidarity: Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Edenton Street UMC.

As Christians, when we see something that is wrong in our nation or community, how and when should we respond?
When we see a need in our community, how can we move beyond simple acts of charity to effect lasting change?
These are some of the questions Ginger Gaines- Cirelli and Clayton Childers will address in our upcoming Day of Learning...
Tuesday, October 29. 9am*- 3pm (*9-9:30am is registration)
Edenton Street UMC, Raleigh
Registration: $50**, includes lunch
**Bring three or more from your church and receive 20% off your total registration. Coupon Code: BRINGYOURTEAM. Must register by October 21 to receive discount. More information and register here.

Fairmont Marketplace is Saturday, October 19

Fairmont Marketplace–Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM!

Fairmont United Methodist Church invites you to join us on Saturday, October 19 for the Fall Marketplace, 9:00 Am-2:00 PM. Our annual sale includes unique hand-made crafts, art, jewelry, baked goods & other food, a Silent Auction, vendors, lunch and more.

Free games & snacks for children -- new this year--from 9:00 AM - 11:30!

Lunch served from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

AND, our neighbor church West Raleigh Presbyterian is having their Craft Fair on the same day! Be sure to check them out after coming here. They'll be doing the same.

Spread the word! Invite a friend! Post flyers! Marketplace flyers are available from the table at the back of the sanctuary and here.

Ireland: A Celtic Pilgrimage

Pastor Liz and her friend, Pastor Laura Stern (Soapstone UMC), will lead a Celtic Pilgrimage from Raleigh to Ireland on August 3-14, 2020. The trip includes visits to Scattery Island, Connemara, Mayo, Derry, North Antrim Coast, Belfast, Dublin, and Wicklow. We will read a daily Celtic prayer book and hold worship services at significant sights throughout the trip.

For information on cost and itinerary download the Ireland 2020 flyer or pick one up on the table in the back of the sanctuary.

The trip is organized by Alpha Christian Tours. Please contact the church office if you are interested in going.