We are so grateful for all our guest preachers for our summer Love and Justice series. Each brought a different voice and focus to the series.
- July 21 - Gayle Tabor of Carolina Beach, NC
- July 28 - Rev. Debra Morgan of New Bern, NC
- August 4 - Rev. Hannah Bonner of Tuscon, AZ
- August 11 - Philip Jefferson, Lay Leader at Avent Ferry UMC
The focus of the series is to lift up within the scriptures the importance and unbreakable connection between love and justice. The idea of the series was born out of a quote by Otis Moss III, "Love without justice is nothing but sentimental and justice without love can become naked brutally. When married together they produce twins by the name of liberation and transformation. You must have love in everything you do rooted in Christ and it must demonstrate through actions." The necessary intertwining of love and justice seem at the root of much of the ministry of Fairmont UMC. Out of our love for Christ, we are compelled to reach out in love for others. Some do it by feeding the hungry. Some do it by standing in protest on the capitol lawn. Some do it by teaching others to look out for those in need and those who are oppressed. There are many ways to seek love and justice.