Passing of the Peace
According to John’s Gospel, the Risen Christ appeared to his disciples as they huddled behind locked doors and offered them the gift of peace (John 20:19). We invite you to share signs of Christ’s peace with those with whom you are gathered, or to pass the peace virtually by calling, emailing, or texting your family and friends in our congregation and beyond.
Going Forth: Offering Our Gifts and Our Lives to God
With gratitude for the grace we have received, we go forth from worship to offer our energy, our hands, and part of our income in service to God. One way we respond to Christ’s call is by giving our financial gifts to further God’s mission in the world. You may mail a check to the church or make an online offering to support the many ministries of Fairmount Presbyterian Church by clicking the Giving tab on the homepage of our website (www.fpccle.org).
Session Guidelines for a Care Filled Return to In-Person Worship
The coronavirus pandemic has challenged churches to continue being the Church without gathering in person. Fairmount has met that challenge by meeting online, recording and posting worship, providing instructions for worship at home, and finding other ways to connect. The strength and resiliency of our family of faith has become evident. But the challenges don’t end there. As we continue to live with this pandemic, we continue to have to find ways to connect and worship with each other, offer comfort and build community, and remain true to our church’s mission and Christ’s calling.
Please read through our Session Guidelines for a Care Filled Return to In-Person Worship.
A William Birkett Willams Memorial Lecture - Sunday, August 16th at 4:00pm on Zoom
Dale Hilton, Director of Adult Learning, The Cleveland Museum of Art (retired), presents:
Stations of the Cross- Images from the Cleveland Museum of Art with a Q&A session.
Please RSVP by emailing Christine Winters at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions only call 216-321-5800 – Ext. 119. You must register to receive the zoom link. The registration deadline is Sunday, August 9th, as Zoom capacity may limit attendance. For more information, visit: https://fpccle.org/home/william-birkett-williams-lecture.
Presbyterian Week of Action - August 24-30
This endeavor is structured to provide a public witness that facilitates education, visibility, and action that reinforces our PC(USA) statements and policy around the support of eradicating racism and acknowledging that God loves all Black lives. By joining together as national staff and the greater church, we hope to provide faithful leadership in the area of justice, love, and equality within our denomination and communities.
Compassion Camp our virtual Vacation Bible School
The theme of this week is: Compassion gives us a fresh start. By creating fresh starts, we work with God to care for all and participate in the holy work of renewal so all may joyfully gather at the table together, receiving God’s abundance. Through hearing God’s instruction in Leviticus 25, the children will learn the meaning and history of “Jubilee.” Children will see how rest/sabbath, fresh starts, and taking care of one another are all important forms of compassion and justice.
Join us in our Compassion in Action that helps us connect to the provision of the land. Below are some ideas to get you started:
Plant some seeds or plants native to your area and watch them grow!
- Go meat-free for three days.
- Learn about water systems
- Learn about composting and make a compost bin for your kitchen.
- Repurpose old clothing to make new things, like a reusable bag from old t-shirts.
- Learn about the eco-system in your backyard or neighborhood.
- Make a “turn off the lights” challenge to save energy.
To learn more about Compassion Camp you can visit our fpccle.org homepage and click on Compassion Camp.
Fairmount Welcomes Konrad Binienda, DMA, Pianist, Organist and Composer
Konrad Binienda is a Polish-American pianist, organist and composer. In 2018 he made his solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 2017 he received the title of Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) studying piano performance under the direction of Prof. HaeSun Paik at the Cleveland Institute of Music. While studying in the framework of the Harvard/NEC dual-degree program, he completed his Master of Music degree at the New England Conservatory and Bachelor of Arts at Harvard University in Physics. Dr. Binienda is a laureate of numerous piano competitions, including the 25th International Chopin Piano Competition in Corpus Christi (First Prize 2017), The Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition in New York, and the all-American PianoArts Concerto and Solo Competition. On a number of occasions, he has performed and participated in music festivals in the United States, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Austria, France, South Korea and China. As a soloist, he performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, Milwaukee Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Akron Symphony Orchestra, Firelands Symphony, Mozart Society Orchestra and Harvard Pforzheimer Orchestra. Konrad frequently visits Poland to visit his relatives and enjoys hiking in the Tatra mountains. He is currently working on his second album which is scheduled to be completed by the winter of 2020.
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.
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. You can also call or email Pastor Lindsay, (email@example.com, 216-321-5800 ext. 105) with prayer concerns or to talk to a Pastor.