New FPC Office Hours 

The FPC Office will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm, or by appointment. Please call 216.321.5800 to schedule an appointment outside of office hours. We ask that you wear a mask during your visit in the church building. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. Please sign-in at the Welcome Center where a member of our staff will conduct a wellness check. We ask that you observe the social distancing signs and markings around the church.



Congregational Meeting: July 26th at 11:30am

The Session has called a special congregational meeting on July 26 at 11:30 am for the purpose of filling vacancies for 1 elder and 4 deacons. The Nominating Committee is nominating the following individuals for service:

  • Elder Class of 2021 - Gordon Landefeld
  • Deacons Class of 2021: Judy Steehler, Martha Lee, Kathy Imbler, & Peter Bush

The meeting will take place over Zoom. Here is the link.  

Topic: Congregational Meeting

Time: Jul 26, 2020 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 854 1546 4499

Password: 488032

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Compassion Camp - Vacation Bible School

Compassion Camp is a Vacation Bible School you can participate in while we stay safe at home. While this At-Home/Virtual VBS is geared toward both preschool-aged children and K-5th graders, it is extremely flexible, adaptable, and fun for the entire family, older siblings included. ANY FAMILY in the community is invited to participate. We will have a Compassion Camp Supplies Pick-Up on Sunday Morning July 12th, from 10:45am-Noon, in the church parking lot.  We are already bagging up supplies so they can be disinfected and ready for distribution. We are also willing to deliver supplies to those unable/more vulnerable to COVID.



This is a FIVE-WEEK program, with one theme for each week, giving you plenty of time to work your way through the activities and an optional weekly check-in on Thursday nights via ZOOM for 25 minutes.  You will receive all the hand-outs, family booklet, art supplies and more.  There will be YOUtube links for music, movement and resources as additional opportunities for you to engage into each weeks theme.


Please go to https://fpccle.org/home/compassion-camp for more information.  

If you haven't signed up but want to participate.  Come to the supply pick up in the first 30 minutes and we will get you supplies!



Matt Bickett in an Online Recital! Tuesday, July 14th at 7:00pm

Join us to watch Matt Bickett in an online recital! Matt will present music by Black composers on the sanctuary organ at Fairmount Presbyterian Church, including a spiritual featuring Fairmount's own Rosalind Coles. 

Follow this link to watch the recital at 7:00pm on July 14: mattbicketmusic.com/videos

For any question or technology concerns, you can email Matt at matt@fpccle.org. See you online soon!



Staff Notes

  • Pastor Jessie will be on Study Leave from July 11th through July 18th. 
  • Pastor Lindsay will be returning on July 21st.


Thank You!

On behalf of myself and my family, thank you for all the prayers, words or encouragement and notes you offered while I was away taking care of my health.  Our bodies are such a precious gift from God and I am thankful to have had the ability and support from our church community while I was away.  Peace, Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks, Director of Spiritual Formation



Stewardship Update

Fairmount Family, thank you so much for your continued support each week in the virtual offering plate.  I am pleased to report that for those of you who have pledged, we have reached 51% fulfillment of your pledges through June – meaning we are right on track for the year!  We are still $70,000 shy of our pledge commitment goal, so if you are moved to make a pledge now, please do so through our website: https://fpccle.org/giving.  It is NEVER too late.  As some of you might know, the CARES Act, passed into law in March in response to the economic crisis created by the pandemic, allows for expanded deductibility of charitable contributions from your 2020 taxes.  If you take a standard deduction on your taxes (you do not itemize), you can now take up to an additional $300 in charitable giving as a deduction on top of the standard deduction.  If you itemize deductions, it allows for expanded deductibility of cash contributions this year.  Normally the tax code caps an individual to deducting charitable contributions only up to 50% of your adjusted gross income – this legislation allows for full deductibility of cash contributions made in 2020, no cap.  Please keep Fairmount in your giving plans, pledge or no pledge.  The pandemic has created unusual challenges for our community and we want Fairmount to navigate this time with all the resources it can, so as to emerge strongly and supporting each other every step of the way.  Please feel free to call me with any questions about pledging or giving to Fairmount.  Peggy Roberts, proberts@riversidecompany.com.



Prayer Requests During This Difficult Time

If you would like your prayer listed in our weekly Fairmount Prayer List which is sent to our prayer community, fill out this form