Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

a mission-oriented community

Blessing of the Animals is October 5

Fairmont UMC and Raleigh Wesley Foundation will hold a Blessing of the Animals on Wednesday, October 5 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM in the courtyard under the oaks!

Enneagram Workshop

Hosted by Fairmont UMC & Raleigh Wesley Foundation
Saturday, Oct. 15
1:00-5:00 PM at Fairmont UMC
Tickets are $15 (students are free)

The Workshop: The Enneagram is a personality system that you may hear about on social media or over casual conversation.  But what is it and what is its true transformative power?  In this workshop, you will learn about the Enneagram, receive an introduction to the 9 Types, and hear how the system can develop our own self-awareness and our understanding of others...when practiced appropriately.  The Enneagram is an excellent tool for spiritual transformation and becoming more like the people God intended us to be.  Join us on October 15th and learn how the Enneagram can help us love one another better.

Leader: Kristin Koch, MSEd, is a Higher Education Administrator at William Peace University (WPU) in downtown Raleigh who has studied the Enneagram for the past 10 years.  Kristin discovered the transformative power of the Enneagram during her time in college, wrote her master's degree thesis on the subject, and continued her studies after graduation.  After moving to Raleigh, she has taught workshops and led sessions with college students and staff at NC State University and WPU.  What she loves most about the Enneagram is how it can transform our understanding of others and help us learn to appreciate differences.  Kristin is an Enneagram 1.

Mission Opportunities in October

Yam Jam Gleaning - scheduled for October 1 has been canceled.
Too wet to glean!

CROP Walk - Sunday, October 30 at Pullen Park
This year's CROP Walk is dedicated in memory of John Lewis, who was the DJ for the triangle area CROP Walk for many years.
Fairmont has a team and there are already several walkers. AND...Henry Jarrett has offered a challenge! If we make our $1500 goal he will wear a Hawaiian shirt and a dinosaur hat to church. Let’s reach that goal! 
Join the team here.

Honey Fair rescheduled for October 8

The Beeloved Community Garden is located at 2506 Vanderbilt (right behind the Hut parking lot fence).

Honey Fair
Saturday, October 8, 2:00-6:00 PM at the Beeloved Community Garden
Sponsored by West Raleigh Presbyterian Church
Join the fun--music, honey, plants, art, fresh food, bake sale, games and crafts for children, and much more. Details and more information here

Second Sunday Mission Lunches

October 9 Fairmont UMC Mission Lunch
Join us for the October 9 Fairmont UMC Mission Lunch with our friends from the Comité de Acción Popular and Witness for Peace Southeast. Proceeds from the lunch will support these two organizations. The meal will be prepared by women of the Comité de Acción Popular.

The Comité de Acción Popular (Popular Action Committee) is a small grassroots group based in Raleigh, NC working towards immigrant rights through community education, information exchange, and mutual aid. The committee is led by directly impacted community members who work with other organizations, churches and allies that share the belief that with faith and justice we can live in a better place for everyone.

Witness for Peace Southeast (WFPSE) is a politically independent grassroots organization whose mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Children's News

Fairmont Nursery Has Reopened!

Fairmont Nursery is Open! To provide hospitality for families and our youngest worshipers, our nursery is open for infants to age 5 during Sunday School and worship.

Reminder! Each Sunday, until we hire a nursery worker, we will need two volunteers. Sign Up here.

Little Free Food Pantry Needs Food!

The need for food in the pantry is pretty steady, but right now we are especially in need of ready to eat foods like pop top tuna, fruit (fresh or cups), energy bars, and similar items.

The food pantry is located beside the Horne Street sidewalk steps and near the pastor's parking space. We are grateful to all who help keep it supplied.

Wilson Temple Food Pantry Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed of all ages and abilities to help at Wilson Temple’s Food Pantry on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Jobs include sorting and packaging food into boxes, and/or lifting and delivering food boxes (~25lbs) to individual cars. Volunteers can sign up for a shift to help between 10:30am until 12:30pm any 2nd or 4th Saturday of the month.

Read more under "Reaching Out" for dates. Link here to sign up!

Our Stories To Tell...

New Feature for our Website and email newsletters: We are going to feature voices from the congregation sharing their experiences of Fairmont events, service, and community fellowship. Over the next few weeks we'll hear from Ken Dulaney about the Book Study, Amanda Rhodes about volunteering at the Wilson Temple UMC Food Pantry, and from Susie Mallard Barnes about Fairmont's mission lunches.
We now have "Our Stories to Tell" under the "Journey Together" tab.

Our New Children and Youth Program Coordinator is here!

Ava Darden, our new Children and Youth Program Coordinator, is here and leading Children's Church now.  She is very excited about our program and looks forward to meeting all of you.

We will be planning a meeting for families to meet with her in the near future and discuss ideas and plans. Stay tuned for more details.

And, we will still need helpers for Children's Church, so if you are available, here is the sign up genius link:

Children's Church Helper signup genius.