Sunday, July 14, 2024

  • 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship in the Sanctuary and Online
  • 11:15 a.m. Meet the King of Instruments – Fairmount’s Schantz Pipe Organ.

July 14th Summer Worship

Meet the King of Instruments after worship on Sunday, July 14th. Fairmount houses the largest pipe organ in Northeast Ohio. Jim Riggs will lead an informal discussion, answer questions, and demonstrate the sounds of our 100 rank Schantz Pipe Organ. All ages are welcome.

Through September 8th, join Fairmount for our  Summer Worship with one Sunday service at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary and online. Communion served every Sunday. Be sure to pick up your copy of Fairmount’s Summer Sabbath Meditations book.

Calendar of Summer Events

As we go out into the community this summer, we want our neighbors to see Fairmount. We want our neighbors to know that Fairmount is a church that cares about them; a church that shows up and that participates in the life of our community. And so we’ve designed a brand new Fairmount t-shirt! You can buy your own Fairmount t-shirt (or sweatshirt) here. We encourage you to get a t-shirt and wear it proudly as we venture out into our community this summer! Visit the Fairmount shop!

Fourth and Walnut
Each Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., join Pastor Ryan at Fairmount and carpool to a different neighborhood to spend time with our neighbors and pray for them. Meet each Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Fairmount. 

July 12th: Playground and Popsicles at Walter Stinson Community Park.  
Join us at the playground! Bring a picnic dinner for you and your family.  Popsicles will be provided!

July 13th: Cleveland Heights Arts Festival
On Saturday, July 13, we’ll join our Cleveland Heights neighbors in Cain Park for the Arts Festival. Meet at Fairmount at 10:00 a.m. to carpool, or meet us at the festival.

July 18th: Hype Man at Cain Park
On Thursday, July 18th, we’ll head back to Cain Park for a performance of  Hype Man, the story of a rapper, a beat-maker, and a hype man who start to find success making music together, but harmony is harder to find when the interracial hip-hop trio clashes over how to use their newfound platform in the wake of a police shooting. Hype Man by Idris Goodwin is a rhythmically woven drama exploring race, representation, fame and friendship. Meet at Fairmount at 6:15 p.m. to carpool, or meet us at the event. Sign up here if you’re interested in joining us and we’ll purchase group tickets together.

July 21st: Addressing the Growing Threat of Hate
The Interfaith Group Against Hate, which includes Fairmount Temple and Fairmount Presbyterian Church, is hosting a program on Sunday, July 21st, focusing on the ways hate manifests itself across and within our society, and what can be done locally across congregations and communities. This program will be held at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, from 1:00 -3:00 p.m. The Ohio Democracy Project will facilitate an opening presentation including group discussions and developing topics for future programs and dialogue. To register, please click here.

July 26th: Dinner at Van Aken District
On Friday, July 26, join us for dinner and live music at Van Aken District Market Hall. Come around 7:00 p.m., grab your dinner from one of the local restaurants there, and we’ll eat together.

July 28th Save the Date: On Sunday, July 28th, Pastor Lindsay will preach her final sermon before she leaves for sabbatical. Following worship, join us for a send-off party!

August 1st: Cleveland Guardians Game
On Thursday, August 1st, join the Eastside Interfaith Congregations from the Interfaith Group Against Hate for a Cleveland Guardians game as our Division Leading team takes on the AL Eastern Division Baltimore Orioles!  Enjoy food, friends, fellowship as we cheer on Jose Ramirez, Josh Naylor, Steven Kwan and the gang!  There is no need to purchase individual tickets for this game. By signing up (filling out this form), you are claiming a ticket. We will make a group ticket purchase and follow up with instructions on how to pay for your ticket(s).  You may meet the group at Shaker Square RTA station at 5:30 p.m. that evening so that we can take the RTA train together, or meet us at Progressive Field.  First pitch is at 6:40 p.m.

August 6th: A Labyrinth Walk for peace in our lives, our community, and our world.  At 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6 (Hiroshima Day) gather at the outdoor labyrinth on the Fairmount lawn for a guided meditation, an opportunity to write messages of peace, and to walk the labyrinth.  For more information and/or questions, contact Jim Riggs (jim@fpccle.org).

Faith in Action

2024 Stewardship
In 2024 we hope to reach $750,000 in pledges to give us the resources needed to support this thriving church. The stewardship season is well underway, with $705,000 in pledges received so far. This is amazing, and we are so grateful to those of you who have pledged. If you have never pledged before, please consider doing so! It is important to pledge so that we can best prepare for the exciting mission of our church in 2024. Pledge cards can be found in the church pews, and you can always pledge online or call our church office.

Serving Our Community

Help Stock our Little Free Pantry
The LFP is a Fairmount ministry which addresses food insecurity in our community through our donations of non-perishable food and personal care items. The pantry is especially in need of soups, cereals/oatmeal, pasta and sauce, macaroni and cheese, and canned fruits and vegetables. Please bring your donations to Anderson Hall marked LFP. Thank you. Sign up to help curate our Free Little Pantry.

For Children, Youth, and Families

The Fairmount Labyrinth: We invite you to come and walk the labyrinth in the side lawn whenever you have a few free moments in your day. We hope you will consider incorporating this into your sabbath practices.

Get Involved @Fairmount

After reading all these announcements, are you thinking to yourself…“This is the greatest church on earth and I must get involved”? If so, then fill out the Get Involved @Fairmount” form on our website to let us know what you might be interested in.