Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

a mission-oriented community

Fairmont Fall Marketplace is October 20

It's nearly here!

There's still time....

  • Silent Auction Items - ask restaurants and businesses that you frequent for donations or gift cards (tax donation letters for merchants are available in the church office). Questions? Contact Amy Womble, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 919-906-4391
  • Bake - bread, jams, jellies, cookies, cakes, pies.....
  • Books - Robert Porter is heading up the book sale portion. Purge your bookshelves! Put books on the stage in the youth room. Boxes too heavy for you to carry? You can contact Robert, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and he will arrange to pick them up.
  • Crafts - all you crafty people need to be working on seasonal and other type crafts.
  • Post flyers! You can download the flyer or pick them up from the table at the back of the sanctuary.

If you have craft items or baked goods that you would like to drop off before Saturday, Jean Porter will be at the church from 3-5pm and 6-7pm on Friday.

We still need people to be on hand to be cashiers and for general assistance. We need help getting vendors into the church and set up on Saturday morning starting at 7:30 am.  Let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know if you can help.

 Also needed is help with putting out signs on Friday and/or Sat. depending on the weather.

Lastly, if you are unable to do any of the above things, please tell all your friends about the Marketplace! The best way to publicize the Marketplace is by inviting people to come by. That personal touch! Especially promote the sale of pumpkins by the youth and the soup lunch. Homemade soups by Susie Mallard-Barnes and Peggy Davis and Sandra Cox will be featured.

Vendor List:

  • Sara Loeppert UPAVIM (Fair trade organization)
  • Pat Smith Decorative baskets, Christmas item
  • Carole Morris Aprons, pillow cases, crayon rolls
  • Joyce Watkins One-of-kind items made from repurposed fabric - scarves, bags, women's, teens and baby clothes
  • Connie Greene Tupperware
  • Jan Valletta Hand built and wheel turned clay items inspired by nature
  • Kristine Ashwood/10thousand Villages Handcrafted items from around the world
  • Diane St. Pierre Blankets, wall art, coasters, nightlights
  • Bebe Barnes booth for  Broughton HS Family Food Pantry
  • Ben Covington jewelry that incorporates wood
  • Lynne Brock trendy crocheted and knitted items

Guest Preachers Sunday, October 21

On Sunday, October 21, Fairmont welcomes (back) two guest preachers!

The Rev. Joe Mann will preach at the 11:00 AM Morning Worship Service. Recently retired, Rev. Mann was here at Fairmont for nine years while he served as the Wesley Foundation Campus Minister, 1975-1984.

The Rev. Steve Hickle will preach at the Sunday Night LIVE! Service. Pastor Steve was here at Fairmont from 1990-2012. He left here to work with Stop Hunger Now (now Rise Against Hunger) and he has also recently retired. He'll also be playing with the Fairmont Gospel Revue.

Mission Opportunites

Crop Walk is October 28

The 38th Raleigh area CROP Hunger Walk is Sun-day, October 28 at 2 pm at the Court of North Carolina at North Carolina State University. Fairmont is a sponsor of the event and a water stop along the route. Our goal is to raise $1500, 25 percent of that will stay in out local community and help local agencies such as Urban Ministries of Wake County. The Raleigh area walk is ranked 14th in the nation. You can register and donate online today.

Day Trip Down East

People down East have been hit twice by hurricanes. We are trying to put together a team to head east to help people clean up after those storms. The date is Saturday, November 3rd. No skills are required. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested.

Habitat for Humanity - Methodist Build

The Wake County chapter of Habitat for Humanity is building more houses in the Crosslink neighborhood. One of those is being by built by United Methodists. Fairmont’s turn to help is coming up Saturday November 17th. You can sign up by going to this link http://vhub.at/methodist

Blessing of the Animals

Libby and HamsterOn Sunday, October 7, at 3:00 PM, Pastor Liz with the help of the youth group held a Blessing of the Animals Service. Congregation members, friends and neighbors came by -- mostly with dogs! But she did bless a hamster, too! The Blessing of the Animals service is a great time to welcome and greet our neighbors!