Safe Sanctuaries training will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018 after the 11am service in the library. If you went through training previously, it is time for everyone to renew. This training class will last about 30 minutes.
All Sunday school teachers, Camp #livedifferently volunteers, Nursery volunteers and adults going on the Mission Work Team trip are required to attend. Any others that are interested, please consider attending this training to be able to work with our children and youth.
Fairmont will have a booth at the Out! Raleigh festival on May 5. This inclusive and action packed event is family friendly, with activities for all ages. Out! Raleigh is an important way to raise the necessary funds to support the LGBT Center of Raleigh and all of its 20+ amazing community programs. Running from 11:00am to 6:00pm, the event offers live entertainment, local vendors and artists, great food, a KidsZone, and more! There is no admission fee.
For the past 10 year the North Carolina Conference chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action has been sponsoring a conference called the Jack Conference on Prophetic Ministry. Past conferences have tackled such subjects as LGBTQ inclusiveness, school diversity, racism, dealing with otherness, and gay marriage. This year's conference focuses on economic inequality. The conference is Saturday, April 21st at Highland United Methodist Church-1901 Ridge Rd, Raleigh NC 27607 9 am-3:30 pm. The cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door, for students it is $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door. Here is the link to the event: Jack Crum - Methodist Federation for Social Action NC Chapter
Friday, April 27
Fairmont BBQ Plate Fundraiser
for Summer Mission Team
11am-2pm and 4pm-7pm
This past year the United States got hit by 3 big Hurricanes-Harvey, Irma and Maria. The United Methodist Church is often one of the first on the ground when disaster strikes and the last to leave. Hurricane recovery from the time the first blue tarp is put on a roof till the last house is finished being repaired can take 5-10 years. Fairmont is sending teams down to Florida in 2018 and Puerto Rico in 2019.
Team members are raising funds for the trips and the Spring BBQ is a biggie! On Friday, April 27, come on by and pick up a plate of home cooked pork bar-becue or barbecue chicken, coleslaw, boiled potatoes, corn bread, choice of desserts-banana pudding, brownies or pound cake and a beverage-tea, lemon-ade, or water. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students and children ages 6 and under eat free. You can come for lunch from 11am -2pm and dinner from 4 - 7pm.
We are going to need the help of everyone to make this BBQ successful. Here are some of the ways you can help:
• Buy Tickets-Sell tickets at your office, to family members, or neighbors. It is also a great way to introduce folks to our church.
• Volunteer Time-We need volunteers to staff the whole day from 8 am through 8 pm. Various roles needed include runners, cashiers, cleaners, servers, etc. Sign Up at FUMC BBQ Fundraiser Workers
• We also need help with desserts--we need pound cakes and brownies (no nuts). Sign up at FUMC BBQ Fundraiser Desserts
Fairmont has been a sponsor of the NAMI Walk for the 10 years. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) sponsors these walks to raise money for awareness of mental illness and for advocacy on behalf of those who have some form of mental illness. You can still support our walkers with your donation. Mark your envelope “NAMI Walk” and drop it in the offering plate or donate online at
The Fairmont Permanent Endowment has money available for Fairmont youth to participate in summer camps sponsored by the NC United Methodist Conference. Through the years Fairmont young people have attended one or more summer adventure and activity programs at the following locations:
1. Camp Don Lee (www.donleecenter.org) located on the Carolina coast.
2. Camp Chestnut Ridge (www.campchestnutridge.org) located in nearby Orange County offering horseback riding, swimming, farm life, and outdoor educational activities
3. Rockfish Outdoor Center (www.rockfishoutdoorcenter.org) located in the NC sandhills offering camp experiences for first time campers as well as explorer experiences for veteran campers.
Fairmont Youth - check out these sites and make plans to attend a camp of your choice. The Permanent Endowment Fund has designated camp funds. Application forms for grants are available in the church office.
Men, join us at 7:00 AM on Friday, April 20, in the Fairmont Fellowship Hall for our monthly breakfast fellowship meeting!
Spring has sprung, so let’s eat breakfast together in celebration on Friday morning. Henry will report to us on the upcoming Work team BBQ and the work team trip scheduled for this summer. This is another opportunity for the men to support the ministries at Fairmont.
No reservations needed! Just join us for fellowship and fine breakfast fare!