Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

a mission-oriented community

Sunday Morning at 11:00 AM

Sunday Morning Worship April 2022

Join us Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM or you can also watch live on Facebook Live.

Our traditional worship service celebrates the best of our Wesleyan heritage with praise, music, prayer, Scripture, and proclamation. A warm and welcoming congregation greets one another, shares their joys and concerns, and seeks God’s will for their lives and for our church. All are invited to join our family of faith as we offer our praise and worship to God.

On the first Sunday of every month, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper at both Morning Worship and Sunday Night Live. We share Communion intinction, sharing the common bread and cup, with the option of prepackaged, individual gluten-free kits. All are welcome at the Table! If you would like Communion brought to your home, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Bulletin for Sunday, May 15, 2022



Prelude        Bob Ladich, Trombone and Randy Shepard, Piano

*Call to Worship                  

Christ is alive – let all the people praise him.
Alleluia to the risen Lord!
Let all creation sing with joy.
Alleluia to the Lord of all creation!
We praise the One who makes all things new.
Alleluia to the One who renews and restores!
Christ is alive and has created a new family.
Alleluia! Amen.

 Opening Prayer

Surprising God, in the resurrection of Jesus, you make all things new. Long ago, you called your church to a love that bridges social and cultural differences. You gave them the gift of your Holy Spirit to open their hearts to enact this love. Pour out on us that same Spirit of openness, that we too might discern new directions in our day. Fulfill through us your dream to reconcile and heal all of creation. Through Christ, we pray. Amen.

Hymn UMH 92    For the Beauty of the Earth  

Scripture Lesson   Psalm 148

Gathering of All God’s Children/Children’s Church

Hymn 393              Spirit of the Living God   

Scripture Lesson   Acts 11:1-18

Message  A Story About How the Good News Is Bigger than We Imagined       

Hymn 560       Help Us Accept Each Other

Prayers of the People

The Lord's Prayer

 Invitation to the Offering

Offertory              Be Thou My Vision      arr. Douglas Wagner

Doxology UMH 95    

Prayer of Thanksgiving
   Loving God, we give you thanks for the ministry of reconciliation to which you call us in the name of Jesus. Accept these gifts for your mission to heal all of creation. May these gifts be a testament to your love for us as we share them in love for you. Through Christ, we pray. Amen.

*Closing Hymn  UMH 547  O Church of God, United


*Benediction Response      Christ, Now Go Before Us                 Chancel Choir

Postlude             Randy Shepard

We collect canned goods to donate to the Urban Ministries of Wake County every Sunday.

11 am Sunday Worship Congregation
photos: Ken Dulaney

Sunday Night LIVE! 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary

Sunday Night Live April 2022

Is traditional church too early? Too formal? Too dressed up? Then join us for Sunday Night Live!

We meet every Sunday night at 7 pm in the Sanctuary, with the most remarkable array of guest musicians anywhere in Raleigh. SNL is musical, biblical, recovery-friendly, compassionate, and more fun than you should be able to have in church! (Wear your jeans, and don’t worry about “church clothes.”)

Worship is led by the Fairmont Gospel Revue on each 3rd Sunday. The Women of Faith were also regular guest musicians and will be getting back together before long. (COVID-19 has caused them, like so many choirs to take a break from regularly singing together.)

Women of Faith    Fairmont Gospel Revue

We celebrate Communion on the 1st Sunday of every month by intinction, sharing the common bread and cup, with the option of prepackaged gluten-free kits. All are welcome at the Table!

Even if (especially if!) you’re not a “church person,” you are welcome here!

 And, SNL! has a birthday coming up - Join us on May 15 for the 29th anniversary of Sunday Night LIVE! The Fairmont Gospel Revue will be there and as Steve Hickle suggests, there are two reasons to come:
1. If you’ve ever been
2. If you’ve never been
...and a third reason, it’s more fun than anybody ought to be allowed to have in church!

Sunday Night LIVE!
May 15, 2022
Celebrating 29 Years!

Mini-Concert, 6:45 PM         Fairmont Gospel Revue

Welcome This is the Day the Lord Has Made

Opening Prayer

Serenity Song (tune: God Be With You ‘Til We Meet Again)

O God, grant us the serenity to accept the things that we cannot change,
the courage to change the things we can change,
and the wisdom that they’re not the same.
For serenity and courage and for wisdom, these three things we pray,
For these gifts of love and grace, may they come to us this very day.

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer UMH 895

Special Music      Randy & Friends

Scripture Reading     Acts 11:1-18

Message      A Story About How the Good News Is Bigger Than We Imagined

Special Music        Fairmont Gospel Revue

Song UMH 143 On Eagle’s Wings


Traveling Music       Fairmont Gospel Revue


Music at Christmas

We have a wide range of music ministries for all ages, including vocal and bell choirs, small group ensembles, instrumental ensembles, gospel choirs, and gospel jazz.

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Newest Fairmont Choir

Women of Faith Group

The new choir Women of Faith, under the direction of Randy Shepard, has become a regular contributor to our Sunday Night LIVE! services. Hear them each second Sunday at 7:00 PM.