The past few weeks have brought devastation to many areas of our country and abroad. While we know we will send mission work teams to a lot of these areas their greatest need right now is donations. You can visit the UMCOR website and donated directly or you can give through Fairmont. Please make checks out to Fairmont UMC and designate for UMCOR. Further designations would be for “United States Disaster Response,” “International Disaster Response,” and “Global Migration.”
Under the last designation, UMCOR provides support for refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in the U.S. and around the world. This would include Afghan refugees. (Read more about under "Reaching Out/Social Justice.")
Everyone is encouraged to visit the UMCOR website to see all the areas UMCOR is helping.
Church Women United Raleigh-Wake, of which Jean Porter is a member, is collecting toiletries for the Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women. If you would like to participate, please donate any or the following full size items: shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant, toothbrushes ( individually wrapped) and toothpaste. You may drop off you donations at church. A box will be located outside the church office door. Donations must be received by Sept. 16th. Jean will collect the donations and deliver them to CWU.
If you would like more information about Church Women United, please contact Jean Porter. This organization is made up of women from various denominations throughout the city of Raleigh and beyond. It meets for times a year. Right now all meetings are virtual.
Their next meeting, A Human Rights Celebration, will be a virtual meeting on Saturday, September 11, at 10:00 AM with guest speaker Courtney Napier.
September brings a few more things back to Fairmont!
Morning Worship will move back to the 11:00 AM start time on Sunday, September 12. Be sure to set your alarm a little earlier and don't be late!
Sunday Night LIVE! is back at 7:00 PM!
And we're moving outside! As the weather turns a little cooler and more pleasant we'll meet in the courtyard under the oaks.
Mission Lunches are coming back. Our first mission lunch will be Sunday, September 12. Susie Mallard Barnes will be organizing the lunches and we are aiming for about 1 lunch a month for now. The group sponsoring the lunch will get together to prepare the meal, but we won't serve it buffet style; it will still be a boxed lunch. The plan is to eat outside weather permitting, but if the weather is bad we can take the box lunches home. Watch for more information coming soon.
NEW! You can follow us on Fairmont's Instagram account -- @fairmontumc.
Worship Under the Oaks - Nov 8 2020
Fairmont has just concluded 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.
That series participants have decided to keep the book study on Racial Justice is going. Suzy Krutsch will be leading the group. They are working to put together the new book list so watch this space!
Hello fellow Fairmont UMC friends!
All are invited to join the Wednesday evening Fellowship group. A consensus of the group expressed the desire to have more directed, faith based and spiritual discussion.
Watch for the link to arrive in your Flash Focus. Then at 7:00 on WEDNESDAYS, all you have to do is click on the link and go from there!
We will start with a devotional and discussion followed by a "How Is Your Soul" conversation.
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 Christina’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.
At this time, there are many boxes of food in the small kitchen (off of the Youth Room in the basement), that are for the Little Food Pantry. If you see that the LFP needs to be filled, please grab an armload on your way out! Thank you!