Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

a mission-oriented community

Choir Cantata "Let All Heaven & Nature Sing"

At the morning worship service on Sunday, December 10, the Fairmont Chancel Choir and musicians will present the Christmas cantata, "Let All Heaven & Nature Sing."

The cantata created by Randy Vader and Jay Rouse and arranged by Camp Kirkland, takes familiar Christmas music and blends it with original compositions and narration to tell the story of the coming of Christ. Their forward ends with "Go and tell it on the mountains, let the rocks and hills proclaim. Shout it in the valleys, all creation praise His name! Repeat the sounding joy...let all heaven and nature sing!"

Thanks to the Chancel Choir, our soloists, instrumentalists, director Eric Grush and organist, Dayle Welch. All have been working hard to bring you this glorious piece of music.  

Breakfast with Santa, December 9

Join us for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 9 from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $5 per person (adult or child) and proceeds will go to Camp #livedifferently.
If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Ladich at 919-662-3735 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Looking Ahead to Advent

December 3 - First Sunday of Advent
11:00 AM - Celebrating 80th birthday of Fairmont UMC-Rev. Steve Hickle is our guest preacher!
12:00 Noon - Covered Dish Luncheon
7:00 PM - Sunday Night LIVE!

December 9 - Saturday
9:00 AM-11:00 AM - Breakfast with Santa

December 10 - Second Sunday of Advent
11:00 AM - Christmas Cantata “Let All Heaven and Nature Sing”
7:00 PM - SNL! - service features Women of Faith celebrating Mary

December 17 - Third Sunday of Advent
11:00 AM - service features Handbell choir
7:00 PM - SNL! - service features Fairmont Gospel Revue

December 24 - Fourth Sunday of Advent/Christmas Eve
11:00 AM - Family-friendly service of Lessons and Carols with impromptu Christmas Pageant
5:00 PM - Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion Service
6:00 PM - Christmas Eve Dinner

New On Sundays - Children's Church

Children’s church began in September. This is an idea that has been a long time coming. It will be held in the Worship Center starting right after Gathering of the Children’s time in the Sanctuary and will be for children ages 4 - 8. We will walk through the same motions that are used in the Sanctuary during the worship hour. We will base the message on what Pastor Liz uses making it appropriate for their ages. One youth will be asked to help as well.
Thank you for your prayers for God’s wisdom.

One Day Mission Trips-Methodist Build

Fairmont and other Methodist churches in the area have teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County to build a home for a needy family. No skills are required but are welcomed. See Henry Jarrett for more details, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We need 5-10 people for each of the following dates;

  • December 2
  • December 9

The address for the house is 3032 Camden Creek Dr, Raleigh, NC 27610-8019. Sign Up

Fairmont Turned 80!

On Sunday, December 3 we celebrated the 80th birthday of the church! Rev. Steve Hickle was our guest preacher at the 11:00 AM morning service and after the service we gathered in the Fellowship Hall for a good, old-fashioned potluck luncheon.

Eighty Years Ago - On December 5, 1937, the first service of Fairmont Methodist was held in Pullen Hall on the NC State College campus. One of the hymns sung at their first service, "I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord," will be our closing hymn this Sunday, December 3. The first organizational meeting was held December 19, 1937. The first Sunday School was organized on January 2, 1938 and by the end of January there were 135 charter members.
Organized to benefit Methodist families in West Raleigh and at the area colleges, Fairmont now serves as church home to diverse people from across the county and beyond, is home to the Raleigh Wesley Foundation (celebrating their 75th anniver-sary) has a preschool, hosts many groups, and has embraced ministries addressing Cerebral Palsy, homelessness, hunger, mental illness, and more.