Each year Fairmont sends a work team to areas in need – in NC, other areas of the Southeast, and sometimes abroad. Fairmont has sent teams most recently to Haiti, Eastern North Carolina, and the Mississippi Gulf coast.
Bring Your Cans to Church
This program is on hold for now, but Urban Ministries is restarting its food drives. For now, bring non-perishable food items to our little free food pantry by the church driveway, and watch for information about our food collection.
The area food pantries are running desperately low. Place shelf-stable food items in the barrel in the Narthex. The need is great!
Fairmont has for many years collected cleaning supplies, hygiene products and similar items in conjunction with our 1st Sunday Communion Altar Rail donations for crisis intervention at Urban Ministries. Then the Susannah Wesley Circle started the collection of canned goods on 5th Sundays. Over time the need grew so great that Fairmont took it on as an ongoing project and have baskets placed in the narthex to receive any non-perishable food item and other products for distribution by Urban Ministries.
Lunch Bag Ministry
Our Lunch Bag program is currently on hold. The Outreach Team is discussing how to restart the program.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays Fairmont distributes lunch bags to the hungry, many of them homeless. Several other area churches also hand out lunch bags, but we alternate with West Raleigh Presbyterian who provides lunches Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Supplies for the Lunch Bag Ministry are always needed! We need pop top meats & fruit cups, juice boxes or similar beverages, crackers, cereal bars, and any other type of single-serve item you would include in a lunch! Thanks to the Sunday school classes that put the bags together.
Helping Families at Christmas
Each year Fairmont gets the names of 15-20 families from Family Promise of Wake County to help them during the holidays with a food basket and gifts. Individuals or groups can volunteer to help one or more of these families contact the church office.
Our partner, Society of St. Andrew, helps us “glean” each fall, usually sweet potatoes left behind by mechanical harvesters. Each year all across the Southeast, millions of pounds of potatoes are recovered each year.
Healing Transitions of Wake County
The recovery meetings are slowly restarting. Sunday Night LIVE! is on hold for now, as well. The Outreach Team will look at restarting as we open up.
Since June of 2001, we have used our 14 passenger minibus to transport men of the Healing Place for Men (now Healing Transitions) to Sunday Night LIVE! and back again, following a recovery meeting held in our church (the group is fully independent of Fairmont). It has been a joy to be a part of the “team,” helping these men go to any lengths to experience recovery and a new way of life.