We've chosen an Advent theme called THOSE WHO DREAM and we will be exploring texts listed below during online worship services with the following questions in mind:


  • What are God's dreams for our world?
  • Where and how do we glimpse God's dreams unfolding in our lives?
  • What does it mean to be a faithful dreamer - immersing ourselves in God's holy imagination, and taking action to make change?
  • In this season of Advent, how is God luring us toward wonder and awe? 


NOVEMBER 29th       Keep Awake (hope) Mark 13: 24-37, Isaiah 64: 1-9, Psalm 80: 1-7, 17-19

DECEMBER 6th          Prepare the Way (peace)  Mark 1: 1-8; Isaiah 40: 1-11; Psalm 85: 1-2, 8-13

DECEMBER 13th        Sow Joy (joy)  Luke 1: 46-55; Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11; Psalm 126

DECEMBER 20th        Are Not Aloe (love) Luke  1:26-45; 2 Samuel 7: 1-11; Psalm 89: 1-4, 19-26

CHRISTMAS EVE        Those Who Dream  Luke  2: 1-20; Isaiah 9: 2-7

DECEMBER 27th        Will Not Keep Silent Luke 2: 22-40; Isaiah 61: 10-62:3

JANUARY 3rd              Preserve  Matthew 2: 1-12, Isaiah 60: 1-6

Blue Christmas Worship


There's an Advent tradition within Western Christianity of inviting people to come together for the Longest Night of the year, a night around the time of the winter solstice, when there are more hours of darkness than light. It's a time to come together for prayers and laments, to mourn the losses andgriefs of the year,

to let the tears flow for the hurting places in our own lives, as well as for our country and our world. Known also as "Blue Christmas," this gathering is a safe and sacred space to share anguish, to plead with God to remember us, to pray for justice and restoration, even to hope against hope, through our doubts and tears and fears, that "God will set things right all over the earth."


Join us virtually for our Blue Christmas service on Tuesday, December 8th at 6:30pm. 

Watch our Facebook page and E-News for more information about how to join in.

CHRISTMAS EVE AT  FAIRMOUNT


Our Christmas Eve family service will be streamed on Thursday, December 24th at 5:00pm and will include a children's pageant, beautiful music, and the story told for all ages - children, parents, grandparents, and everyone in between.


Our Candlelight Service will be streamed on Thursday, December 24th at 10:00pm and will include the traditional music and readingsyou've been longing to hear.


While Christmas Eve at Fairmount will be virtual this year, they will be holy moments of worship that remind us that even in the darkness,we are still called to share the light of Christ.

Special Music at Advent


As many of you know, the music program at FPC cannot invoke the services of our outstanding choir during this Christmas season due to COVID safety guidelines. Nevertheless, we are planning to feature our choir members singing together via "virtual choir." This project is currently in progress and will be completed in time for Christmas! We hope that this will enrich our advent season both by strengthening the bonds between our members and by the music that it brings to our community.


Other musical highlights that are coming up include a Carol concert which will feature our outstanding soloists. We also plan to invite instrumentalists to be featured during the Blue Christmas service performing the second movement of Schumman's Piano Quintet in E-flat Major Op. 44. We hope our music program this Advent season will be as inclusive and diverse as possible given the circumstances.