Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

a mission-oriented community

Blessing of the Animals

Our annual Blessing of the Animals will be Sunday, October 6 at 3:00 PM on the church lawn. Water and “clean up stations” provided. All animals will need to be properly restrained (leashes, crates, bowls, etc).

For those unable to transport their animal, they may bring a picture or simply the name of the animal to receive the blessing.

Pet Photo Contest, too!!! Invite your friends and neighbors!

Men's Breakfast Fellowship is Back - Sept. 20

Friday, September 20th will be our first breakfast meeting of the Fall. It’s a great time for a fresh start for some of us.
We’ll test a possible new study series: “Sacred Resistance: A Practical Guide to Christian Witness and Dissent,” by Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli, a biblically-based call to stand with the poor, the vulnerable and the oppressed as Jesus did.

Join us in the Fellowship Hall on Friday, September 20, 7:00 AM.
If you are new to Fairmont and want to find out more about the Men’s Breakfast Fellowship or to RSVP contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

October Mission Opportunities

October has two great mission opportunities for families! Gleaning for Sweet Potatoes and the CROPWalk!

Gleaning - First up on October 5

There is an opportunity to participate in a gleaning at First Fruits Farm outside of Louisburg on Saturday October 5th. We would leave Fairmont about 8 am and return by 12 noon. Contact Henry Jarrett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 919-606-5674.

Just go for the gleaning OR make it a family day at the farm’s Give. Love. Grow Harvest Fest from 10:00 Am-5:00 PM.
Join them as they celebrate 5 years of growing fresh produce for food donation in our community! October 5th 10AM-6PM and October 6th 12PM-6PM. Enjoy Games, pumpkin patch, vendors, food, live music, trolley ride and much more. Admission is FREE. (Activities will have a fee and all proceeds will benefit our food donation ministry.)

Visit their website to learn the story about First Fruits Farm. https://wisdomforlife.org/firstfruitsfarm

The Greater Triangle Area CROP Hunger Walk is Sunday, October 27 at Pullen Park at 2:00 PM

Church World Service, the sponsor of the walk is active in disaster relief efforts including for Hurricane Dorian. A percentage of the funds raised stay in the local area and will go to help victims of Hurricane Dorian.
There is a 3 mile walk and a 1 mile walk. AND, our own John Lewis is the DJ for the event. You can sign up to walk and donate online.

Ireland: A Celtic Pilgrimage

Pastor Liz and her friend, Pastor Laura Stern (Soapstone UMC), will lead a Celtic Pilgrimage from Raleigh to Ireland on August 3-14, 2020. The trip includes visits to Scattery Island, Connemara, Mayo, Derry, North Antrim Coast, Belfast, Dublin, and Wicklow. We will read a daily Celtic prayer book and hold worship services at significant sights throughout the trip.

For information on cost and itinerary download the Ireland 2020 flyer or pick one up on the table in the back of the sanctuary.

The trip is organized by Alpha Christian Tours. Please contact the church office if you are interested in going.

Fairmont Marketplace is Saturday, October 19

Fairmont Marketplace–Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM!

Get crafting! Gather your Silent Auction items! Dust off your best recipes! We are now accepting applications from vendors–see Jean Porter or call the church office for forms.
We need:

  •  Silent Auction Items - Please consider helping by creating a theme basket or by asking businesses you frequent to make a donation of an item or gift card. We need a variety of items that will appeal to both children and adults. Donation letters are located in the church office. If each person helps provide 1 item, we’ll have a wonderful collection! Contact Amy Womble, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 919-906-4391
  • Vendors - Jean Porter has vendor application forms and they are available in the church office so spread the word.
  • Baked goods, preserves, jams, frozen casseroles/chili/soup
  • Crafts - We'll have unique, seasonal and other handcrafted items.
  • Used Books - Bring your used books--paperback or hardback, cookbooks, fiction, romance, biographies--everything.
  • Free games & snacks for children -- new this year!
  • BBQ Lunch served from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM