Sunday, June 16, 2024

  • 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship in the Sanctuary and Online

June 16th Summer Worship

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. 

This coming Wednesday, June 19th, join Pastor Ryan and his family for the East Cleveland Grows Community Garden’s Juneteenth celebration. Meet at Fairmount to carpool. The carpool will leave Fairmount at Noon and return by 2:00 p.m. 

4th and Walnut will return Wednesday, June 26th 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

Music Ministry

Summer Choir will sing for worship on Sunday, June 23rd, with a brief rehearsal at 9:20 a.m.  This opportunity is for singers of all ages and stages.  It is helpful to email Jim Riggs (Jim@fpccle.org) of your intention to sing or you can show up on June 23rd.

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!

June 14th: State Public Defender Commission Meeting
For more than two years, Fairmount has been working with other congregations in Greater Cleveland Congregations to reduce bindovers–the legal process used to transfer children into adult court. On Friday, June 14 people of faith from across our county will gather at the Ohio State Public Defender Commission meeting to make our voices heard.  We’ll gather at 8:00 a.m. for a prayer service before the public meeting. Sign up here.

June 14: Playground and Popsicles at Forest Hill Playground
Join us at the playground! Bring a picnic dinner for you and your family.  Popsicles will be provided!

June 15: Juneteenth Festival
On Saturday, June 15, Fairmounters will gather with our neighbors at Forest Hill Park to celebrate Juneteenth. The festival will feature music/performances, food, and more as we celebrate liberation, justice, and Black culture in Cleveland Heights. Meet at Fairmount at noon to carpool, or meet us at the festival.

June 22: Scottish Games and Celtic Fest
Presbyterians trace their heritage back to Scotland, and so it’s only fitting that we’d participate in this summer’s Scottish Games! The festival will include jousting, live animals, bagpipe competitions, parades, haggis throwing, archery, dance competitions, harp & fiddle competitions, food, music, and more! Meet at Fairmount at 9:00 a.m. to carpool, or meet us at the event. Fill out this form if you are interested in attending the Scottish Games and we will contact you about ticket information.

June 29th: Pride in the Park
On Saturday, June 29, we’ll join our Cleveland Heights neighbors in Cain Park for Pride in the Park–a celebration of the LGBTQ community and our commitment to creating an inclusive community where all are welcome. Meet at Fairmount at noon to carpool, or meet us at the festival.

July 2nd: Nature Walk
On Tuesday, July 2, we’ll gather at the Nature Center at 6:00 p.m. for a nature walk. Meet in the pavilion adjacent to the main parking lot.(rain date: July 3)

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.

Cleveland is hosting  the Pan-American Masters Games (PAMG) July 12 – 21. 
This is the first time the U.S. has hosted this multi-sport event (think an Olympics style multi-sport event for individuals over 30). We currently have individuals registered to participate in the Games from 76 countries and 48 states. The PAMG Welcome Celebration is Saturday, July 13th 5:30 p.m. at Mall C in Downtown Cleveland. The celebration  includes  an athlete parade, the  display of 75+ flags, live rock & roll music, mascots, giveaways, food trucks, games, and more! They are recruiting adults to be flag bearers and kids to participate in a high-five tunnel for the athlete parade. If you (or anyone you know) wants to help, please contact Destany Post at dpost@clevelandsports.org. FREE GIFT for anyone who helps!

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 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.

August 2nd: Cleveland Guardians Game
On Friday, August 2nd, 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 6:00 p.m. that evening so that we can take the RTA train together, or meet us at Progressive Field.  First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. The first 10,000 fans receive a promotional t-shirt.

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.