Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

a mission-oriented community

Drawn In: Living Out the Creative Life with God

New Sermon Series Begins: Drawn In: Living Out the Creative Life with God–We spend too much time begin “driven” rather than “drawn in.” We focus on what we “should” do rather than what we feel excited and compelled to do in our lives, in this world. During this series, we will connect with our inherent creativity and nurture this foundational aspect of being human, giving us renewed energy for passionate work, delightful play, and creative problem solving to make this world a better place for all.
January 20 - Dream (Luke 4:13-21)
January 27 - Hover (Luke 4:1-13)
February 3 - Risk (Matthew 25:24-30)
February 10 - Listen (Acts 16:6-15)
February 17 - Re-integrate (1 Corinthians 12:12-19)
February 24 - Rev. Bruce Stanley, guest preacher
March 3 - Resting (Exodus 20:8-11)

February 17 - Re-integrate (1 Corinthians 12:12-19)
Everything that is created is in relationship with all other things. God’s vision for birds had to do with the quality of the creation of air. How a song is experienced by those who sing it will change the composer’s perception of the song or even the song itself. Nothing exists in isolation. So too for our relationships with others. What happens for humanity is closely related to how we respond to each other. Are we willing to re-integrate, re-vise, re-vision our lives as we come in contact with others who are not like us? New possibilities await if we are willing to offer ourselves fully and be willing to be changed by our interactions.

Children’s Church and the sermon series titled Drawn In: Living Out the Creative Life with God.

Children’s Church will have a similar focus on creative worship. During February, the children will be doing a series of activities that connect 3 books: The Dot, ISH, and Sky Color. Children remind us of the importance of creativity and play, imagination and dreaming as part of our spiritual journey. Make belief reminds us that the gift of imagination is holy as we use it to believe we can make a better world. We will use the books to discuss God’s creation and our creativity.
Children’s church begins following the children’s time in church. It is targeted for 5 years olds - 2nd graders. However, older and younger children are also welcome. It is held across the hall from the nursery.
Tamara Ladich is leading this series with the children. If you are interested in helping with this series, join us as we leave the sanctuary.

Practical note: We will use water soluble markers and materials. Kids are welcome to dress comfortably.

Camp #livedifferently Dates Set

Looking Ahead! Mark your calendar! The 2019 Camp #livedifferently – our mission camp for children – is set for August 12-16. Registration forms will be available soon. We will need volunteers to help with camp. Contact Tamara Ladich, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the church office.

Chocolate Party to Benefit Work Team

You're invited to the 4th annual intergenerational Chocolate Party on Saturday, February 16 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the home of the Mallard Barnes family, 1412 Granada Dr., Raleigh, NC.

Beverages, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and SO MUCH CHOCOLATE!

Donations for the Work Team appreciated!

RSVP to Susie at 919-412-3230 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (or just show up!)