Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

a mission-oriented community

Celebration for Pastor Liz

Join us on Sunday, June 20, for a celebration of Pastor Liz's ministry at Fairmont.

Come to the worship service at 11:30 AM (now indoors!) and stay for the celebration. Weather permitting, we will share a meal together under the oaks, share stories from our time with Liz, and share joyful music led by Randy Shepard. In compliance with our covid protocols from the Reopening Committee, we plan to serve individual box lunches and socially distanced seating. Please bring your own lawn chairs, but we will also have other chairs available. If it is too hot or threatening rain, we will relocate to the Fellowship Hall.

SPRC also invites the congregation to donate to a love offering for Liz to show our appreciation for her time with us. You can mail your donation, donate through the website, or bring your gift to the service. Please, whichever method you use, be sure to mark it as "Gift for Pastor Liz."

At the celebration, we will have “Memory Book Pages” for everyone to write their favorite memories of Liz or to share how much she means to you personally. We look forward to seeing you there.

We will need a count for box lunches. Please RSVP to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and how many will be coming. We will also have reservation forms available at morning worship on Sunday, June 13 which can be filled out and dropped in the basket provided.

Fairmont Indoor Worship Announcement

Dear Fairmont Family,

The Fairmont Church Reopening Committee has been carefully reviewing the options for a careful and safe restart to inside Sunday services, and we are excited to announce that our first service in the sanctuary will be on Sunday June 6th at 11:30 AM.

The services will be limited to 50 people and will be conducted with social distance practices by staggered seating in the pews both downstairs and in the balcony.

Masks will be required. There will be hand sanitizers present for your use. Ushers and greeters will help us be sure that we enter and leave safely.

To answer some questions that we think you might have:

Music and Singing – To start with, we won’t have congregational singing. We will use prerecorded music from the choir. You can hum along if you want!

At the current time we will not be offering nursery services and children’s church. We welcome your children’s presence during the service, though!

We ask that you do not come to service if someone in your household is exhibiting symptoms or has been in contact with anyone who has tested positive.

The Trustees Committee will work hard to ensure that the facility is clean and safe.

In the best Wesleyan tradition, we will seek to do no harm as we celebrate our safe return to indoor communal worship!

Worship is Back in the Sanctuary!

Our courtyard worship services were great, but we are opening up the church building again!

Join us Sunday, June 6 in the Fairmont Sanctuary at 11:30 AM.

We are in the decision-making process about whether to continue with our on-line services. Watch for updates.

Racism in the United States--Book Study Continues

In July, Fairmont began a year long book study on the topic of Racism in the United States. The first book was "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo and the August book was "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison. 

Just three more books to go, but remember that anyone interested can start the study at any time. The Book study is monthly on the third Tuesday.

 Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions and/or are interested. Be sure she has you on her list for the Zoom link.

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Fellowship Thursdays--Join Us at 7:00

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.

Watch for the link to arrive in your Flash Focus. Then at 7:00 on Thursdays, all you have to do is click on the link and go from there!

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.