Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

a mission-oriented community

Sunday Morning at 11:00 AM

11 am Sunday Traditional Worship

Morning Worship has returned to the Sanctuary! Sundays at 11:00 AM. You can also watch live on Facebook Live.

Our traditional worship services celebrate the best of our Wesleyan heritage with praise, music, prayer, and proclamation. The organ joins voices singing the hymns of our faith. 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 this family of faith as it offers its praise and worship to the Lord.

Bulletin for Morning Worship Sunday, September 19, 2021

Prelude  Just a Closer Walk with Thee played by Charles Satterwhite, Soprano Saxophone
Greeting
Call to Worship

Come, live in the wisdom of God.
Live with gentleness, not harshness.
Live with gratitude and not envy.
God seeks peace and hope for all God's people.
But if our hearts are filled with bitterness, we reject God's mercy.
Open our hearts, Lord, and help us to listen.
Help us embody the wisdom that comes from heaven in our real lives.
Open our hearts, Lord, and prepared us to serve.

Prayer 

Lord, I want to be more holy in my heart.
     Here is the citadel of all my desiring, where my hopes are born
         and all the deep resolutions of my spirit take wings.
     In this center, my fears are nourished, and all my hates are nurtured.
     Here my loves are cherished,
         and all the deep hungers of my spirit are honored
             without quivering and without shock.
     In my heart, above all else, let love and integrity envelop me
         until my love is perfected and the last vestige
         of my desiring is no longer in conflict with thy Spirit.
     Lord, I want to be more holy in my heart. Amen.

Hymn    Lord, I Want to Be a Christian  Choir    
Gathering of All God's Children (children remain in their pews)    Greg Kraus
Scripture Reading    James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Message The Good Place
Anthem  The Gift of Love  
     Laura and Greg Bottomley
Prayers of the People     Response: Lord, hear our prayers.
The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn  Jesus, United by Thy Grace   Chancel Choir

Benediction  
Benediction Response Peace to You All    Choir
Postlude  If It Had Not Been for the Lord   played by Charles Satterwhite, Soprano Saxophone

Ministry Team: Liturgist: John Suddath
Ushers: James Womble, Julie Melson, Robert Porter

On the first Sunday of every month we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, and with the meal also take up a special offering for the poor. [While we were able to celebrate Holy Communion in August, we will not in September.]

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

Sunday Night LIVE! is back at 7:00 PM!

Is traditional “church” too early? too formal? too dressed up? Then try the Sunday Night LIVE! alternative! It’s Biblical, Musical, Dramatic, Recovery Friendly, Compassionate and more fun than anybody ought to be allowed to have in church!

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Music

We have a wide range of music ministries for all ages, including adult and youth vocal and bell choirs, instrumental ensembles, soloist opportunities, and dramas. The music ranges from Bach to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, and from traditional Southern Gospel to Jesus on the Mainline.

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Chancel Choir

For high school students to adults, the Chancel Choir has a key role in leading the morning worship service and other special services during the year. Anthems range from contemporary to classics, from easy to challenging. Wednesdays, 7 pm, Choir Room, upper level. All levels of experience are welcome.

Sunday Night LIVE!

Sunday Night LIVE! features musicians from around the community. Gospel, traditional, African American gospel, contemporary, classical, acoustic… it’s all here. To schedule a performance, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., SNL! Music Coordinator.

Handbell Choir

For high school students to adults, the Hand Bell Choir, with 3 octaves of bells and chimes, offers a fun musical outlet. Ringers of all skill levels are needed! Wednesdays, 6 pm, Bell Choir Room, upper level.

Pre-service Music

Each Sunday from 10:45-10:55 musicians can volunteer to provide gathering music for worshipers as they enter the sanctuary. All levels of experience are welcome. If you would like to perform, contact Greg Bottomley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Musicals

Most years the children and youth perform a Christmas Program. Additional inter-generational productions have been performed every few years.

Instrumental Ensembles

Instrumental Ensembles are frequently used to support the choir or perform on their own. If you would like to play, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Women of Faith

The Women of Faith choir, our newest choir begun just a few years ago, under the direction of Randy Shepard, consists of Fairmont members and members of the community. The Women of Faith have become a regular contributor to our Sunday Night LIVE! services.

Women of Faith

Fairmont Gospel Revue

The Fairmont Gospel Revue (FGR) plays in the “gospel jazz” style, performing frequently at Sunday Night LIVE! and around the community. You can hear them here. Audition only, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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