Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

a mission-oriented community

Tutors Needed!

Semillas de Unidad needs tutors. Interested or have questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inquire about tutoring an elementary age English-as-a-Second-language student for online learning. This would be a one-hour weekly commitment. Tutoring in English only, no Spanish required.

Semillas (Seeds) began as a collaborative tutoring ministry of Fiesta Cristiana UMC where individuals and families of Spanish and English-speaking cultures come together, giving of themselves, to cultivate learning.  Where Hispanic (English as a second language) school age children are individually matched with a tutor for an hour of one-on-one assistance with homework, math, and English Language Arts.  Instructional classes are offered to anyone not participating in tutoring.  Semillas de Unidad has grown into a loving, nourishing bilingual community that truly cares for one another.  Click here for YouTube video featuring Semillas de Unidad.

Book Study to Start in June

New book study starting June 

Option to join either a Monday noon time group or a Tuesday evening group at 7:30pm

About the book by Water Brueggemann:

Truth and Hope: Essays for a Perilous Age is a book that addresses God-groundedness in truth-telling to move a church community towards hope-telling of God’s work for a world of peace with justice.  This book speaks of being bold, visible, and courageous in public faith with the intentional practices of prayer and justice for transformation in distinctiveness, thoughts, conversations and lives.  It is the hope that such a book study could move each of us a little close to accountability to doing God’s work in this world from the vantage point of studying Old Testament scripture.  With open dialogue and feeling comfortable that we will not know the answers while being open to questioning, may we be led by God’s Spirit into an impactful Social Justice church universal.

Study begins June 1st and 2nd (Monday and Tuesday respectively)

Facilitator: Kelly Lewis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to email Kelly if interested in participation.

Study platform (zoom meeting)

Duration of study:  One hour a week for 7 weeks. 

Study format: discussion from scheduled reading of chapters & scripture, focusing somewhat on reflective questions.  Click here for weekly reading assignments with reflective questions to consider.

Note Grace given:  Even if you cannot read all that is suggested; feel free to join and participate as you can.

Face Masks Available

Julie Southwick has been making cloth face masks--dozens and dozens of them!
She has lots of different fabric colors and patterns!

If you are in need of a face mask contact Julie by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make arrangements to pick them up. Or call the church office and we'll help get them to you!

Fellowship Thursdays--May 28!

We may be physically apart but we can meet together in Fellowship through our new Fellowship Thursday Zoom meetings! Each week we'll send out a link through the Flash Focus and we'll gather "together" on line on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM. I'll also start posting the link here.

Liz Roberts is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Fairmont Fellowship
Time: May 28, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 985 4055 6313
Password: 765997
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Letter to the Congregation

Dear Fairmont Family, 

The SPRC would like to announce that Pastor Liz was reappointed to Fairmont to continue serving our congregation. Yay! We would also like to announce that she will serve a one year appointment as Interim Campus Minister for the Raleigh Wesley Foundation starting July 1. We believe this is a great opportunity to bring our two communities closer together, and Pastor Liz is excited to work with our college students. We wish Justin and his family all the best as he receives an appointment to serve a local church in the conference. The conference is also providing an administrative position for Raleigh Wesley to assist Pastor Liz. If you have any questions, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ken Dulaney
SPRC Chair

Keep Our Welcome Warm!

Everything is on hold for now, but soon we'll be back to...keeping our welcome warm!

In 1956, Fairmont installed a boiler system to heat the church and the “new” educational wing. That boiler system was upgraded and modernized, and a central air conditioning system was installed in 1985 thanks to a very successful capital campaign and the generosity of Fairmont. The boiler system has served us well for decades, but in recent years began to show its age with unexpected outages and leaking pipes. Perhaps you noticed a few cold mornings when the system was not running properly, or a few water spots on our ceilings. This necessitated a research project initiated by our Trustees with professional engineering assistance to determine the best way forward with a new system to more efficiently heat and cool our facility. The consensus was to pursue a new high-efficiency and modern hot water boiler and piping system along with a new air conditioning unit and air handler for the Fellowship Hall.

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Free Food Pantry

Free Food Pantry Needs Items! The current state of our world has led to a lot of food insecurity. Please remember to pick up extra non-perishable items for the food pantry.

Many thanks to everyone who is contributing to the outside pantry box. We even have neighborhood folks helping.

If you haven't seen it yet, it is a box along the lines of the “little free library” boxes. By the sidewalk near Pastor Liz’s parking space on Horne Street is a small box on a post with glass doors doors and a roof. Inside are staple items, cans of food, dried beans, some ready to eat foods, and some personal size toiletries, as well.

Thanks to the Outreach Team and everyone who worked to provide the box–Check it out!