Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

a mission-oriented community

Children & Youth

Fairmont values our young members and seeks to help guide them to a life long relationship with God. We offer a variety of fun and enriching opportunities for these valuable members of our church family. During worship, we have infant and child care for children up to four years of age. Opportunities for service and learning include age level Sunday School classes and UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship). Children and youth serve as acolytes and Bible Bearers for worship and Fairmont’s heart for mission and service is encouraged in our children. Our summer program the last four years has been a camp for service. Camp #livedifferently offers children 4 years through 5th grade a hands-on experience to make a difference. This camp provided children with practical ways to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

Sunday School classes begin at 9:45 am for all ages, with classes for preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school youth.

The Children perform

The youth fellowship (UMYF) meets weekly during the school year, enjoying a variety of program and mission opportunities.

Older youth also participate on Fairmont’s work teams and have traveled to western and eastern North Carolina, coastal South Carolina, Florida, Jamaica, the Mississippi coast, Costa Rica, and other locations. They have helped with repairs to hurricane damaged houses, gleaned for sweet potatoes, painted, prepped and more.

In addition to our church programs Fairmont also offers a preschool. The Fairmont Early Learning Center preschool program for children ages 3 months-5 years. Families are encouraged to visit the program, which meets Monday-Friday mornings. Learn more about the program on their web site (fairmontelc.org), and contact the director, Carolyn Halberg, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 919-835-1577. We’d love to have your preschooler join Fairmont ELC. Spaces are available for the current school year.