Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

a mission-oriented community

FUMC Bake Sale 2022

Sales end on December 5 at 9pm.

UMYF Needs Meal Volunteers

The UMYF is meeting now and YOU can help! We need folks to volunteer to provide meals for the youth. They are planning to meet every other week most months. Contact Ava Darden, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with questions.
UMYF will meet in December on Sunday, December 4 and 18, from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Meal Sign Up HERE.

Advent/Christmas Schedule

  • Decorate the Sanctuary - Saturday, November 26, 9:00 AM
  • December 4 - Morning Worship will feature Christmas Communion service.
  • Impromptu Christmas Pageant - Sunday, December 11 during Morning Worship
  • Intergenerational Caroling and Hot Cocoa (a big hit last year!) - in the neighborhood around Fairmont, Thursday, December 15, 5:30 PM
  • Special Christmas Music by the Chancel Choir - Sunday, December 17 at Morning Worship and Sunday Night LIVE!
  • Longest Night - Wednesday, December 21: Drop in on Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 4-6 pm in the Sanctuary to light a candle and pray individually or with Pastor Christina.
  • Christmas Eve Communion - Saturday, December 24, 5:00 PM; followed by dinner in the Fellowship Hall
  • Christmas Day Worship - 11:00 AM service only
  • Service of Lessons and Carols at Morning Worship, Sunday, January 1.

Find more details here.

Robeson County Church & Community Center Toy Donations

We will again take a load of toys and gifts down to the Robeson County Church and Community Center to help families have a brighter Christmas down there. Please do not wrap gifts and bring them to the church library by December 11.
Suggested items: dolls, balls, sports equipment of all kinds, jewelry making kits & other craft-type kits, toy cars, bicycles, tricycles, Big Wheels, action figures, board games, electronic games, and other toys.
Remember that DECEMBER 11 is the deadline to bring toys to the church library.
OR, if you are busy and want to take care of it right now, you can just click on the link below to the Fairmont UMC Robeson County Christmas Wishlist.
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/359BV5KNXKUTV?ref_=wl_share
When you ship from the wishlist, the items will be shipped automatically to Susie Mallard Barnes. She has graciously offered her safe porch to gather the items.

Fairmont's CROP Walk Goal Reached!

CROP Walk
This year's CROP Walk was dedicated in memory of John Lewis, who was the DJ for the triangle area CROP Walk for many years.
Fairmont and Raleigh Wesley Foundation both had teams walking. AND...we met Henry Jarrett's challenge! If we make our $1500 goal he will wear a Hawaiian shirt and a dinosaur hat to church. Donations are still coming in. We'll announce the total on November 20 when Henry wears the hat!

Children's News

Fairmont Nursery Has Reopened!

Fairmont Nursery is Open! To provide hospitality for families and our youngest worshipers, our nursery is open for infants to age 5 during Sunday School and worship.

Reminder! Each Sunday, until we hire a nursery worker, we will need two volunteers. Sign Up here.

Little Free Food Pantry Needs Food!

The Fairmont Little Food Pantry  (located on Horne Street near the Pastor Parking) will see an increase in January, as all food pantries do. We are piloting a SignUp Genius to sponsor a day in the food pantry. Please consider signing up as yourself, your family, a Sunday School class, or other group. If you live too far away from the church to fill it, but would like to participate, please consider purchasing a Food Lion or Aldi gift card, and we will find a volunteer who lives near the church to partner with you as your shopper.  Filling the pantry costs approximately $50  (for staples) to $75 (for more ready-to-eat meals). Please remember to check the expiration dates, if you're pulling food from your own pantry.  

Need more info? Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 919-412-3230.  Ready to sign up? Use this LINK.

Wilson Temple Food Pantry Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed of all ages and abilities to help at Wilson Temple’s Food Pantry on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Jobs include sorting and packaging food into boxes, and/or lifting and delivering food boxes (~25lbs) to individual cars. Volunteers can sign up for a shift to help between 10:30am until 12:30pm any 2nd or 4th Saturday of the month.

Our Stories To Tell...

New Feature for our Website and email newsletters: We are going to feature voices from the congregation sharing their experiences of Fairmont events, service, and community fellowship. Over the next few weeks we'll hear from Ken Dulaney about the Book Study, Amanda Rhodes about volunteering at the Wilson Temple UMC Food Pantry, and from Susie Mallard Barnes about Fairmont's mission lunches.
We now have "Our Stories to Tell" under the "Journey Together" tab.

Wilson Temple UMC Food Pantry Food Drive Thanks!

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your hard work. You have made a difference and you have served the Food Pantry in ways that you cannot imagine. Thank you for your loyalty, thank you for your service, thank you for all that you do to help those in need. May God bless you and keep you, may He make His face to shine upon you and give you peace. I am eternally grateful for what you have done!

-Clement Quintyne, Coordinator of WTUMC Food Pantry

Membership Opportunities

Interested in Becoming a Member of Fairmont?
Have you been attending Fairmont and are interested in taking a next step to joining the Fairmont family? We are always interested in welcoming new folks into our church! If you're interested in becoming a member of Fairmont or would like to learn more, contact Pastor Christina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the church office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We will have a New Members' Class Sunday, October 9 and 16; 9:30 AM in the Church Library.