Sunday Worship Begins at 10:00am
Sunday live-streaming worship begins at 10:00 a.m. and will be broadcast on our website, our Facebook page and our YouTube channel. Also, our Worship Enrichment Time premieres at 9:45am on the above platforms.
Join Us for Outdoor Worship on Pentecost Sunday with jazz music! May 23rd at 10:00am
This will be our first in-person worship of 2021. We ask that you bring your own lawn chairs or blankets and water/coffee. There will be extra chairs available for those who need them. When you arrive, volunteers will help seat you on the lawn, socially distanced for safety. We ask that you wear your mask to help protect those who may not be vaccinated. The Robin Blake Band will provide jazz music during this worship service. Did you know that one of Fairmount’s last in-person social events was the 2020 Fat Tuesday meal when The Robin Blake Band also performed? We can’t wait to see you on the 23rd! The Little Free Pantry team will collect donations before and after outdoor worship on Sunday, May 23rd. The LFP team hopes to keep the pantry stocked throughout the summer! Please donate non-perishable food and personal care items only. Check out the complete LFP Shopping List guide for needed items. Questions? Contact Kate, Director of Youth & Adult Faith Formation, email@example.com.
Click the button below to read the 2020 Annual Report that was presented during our 2021 Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 3rd, 2021.
The 2020 Annual Report (published 4.30.21)
Concerned About Criminal Justice?
Get actively and effectively involved! Our Church will hold a "House Meeting" on Monday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. to discern the criminal justice issues we, as Fairmounters, wish to pursue going forward. Fairmount's Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC) Core Team is leading the House Meeting session, via Zoom. This is part of a series of House Meetings held throughout the network of GCC member churches, synagogues, mosques and other congregations across Cuyahoga County. Please join us! Contact Fairmount member Ben Sperry for details and the Zoom link.
Save the Date!
A Discussion with author Austin Channing Brown around her book I”m Still Here on Sunday, May 23rd at 4:00pm
St. Paul's Episcopal, Fairmount Presbyterian, Plymouth United Church of Christ, St. Mark's Presbyterian, and Church of The Saviour United Methodist Church are thrilled to partner together to host Austin Channing Brown for a virtual conversation about her book "I'm Still Here”. Visit our events page to register.
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.
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, (firstname.lastname@example.org, 216-321-5800 ext. 105) with prayer concerns or to talk to a Pastor.
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.
Service by Phone
We want to let you know of a new way you can connect to our weekly worship services – by phone! All you have to do is call 216-255-9353 and you will be able to hear a recording of our Sunday worship service.
Pentecost Community Poem
To celebrate Pentecost Sunday FPC will create and release a new Community Poem. Help us write poetry together as a faith family! Here's how: take a centering breath, read and reflect on the poem "Praying" by Mary Oliver (you can find this poem on our Facebook page), and then respond to this question: What have you been paying attention to or noticed in your surroundings lately? Send your response to email@example.com. Your answers will shape the FPC Community Poem!
Parents of Junior + Senior High Youth!
Are you a parent of a 6th through 12th grader? Director of Youth & Adult Faith Formation, Kate McFadden, wants to hear from you. She's coordinating one-on-one conversations as well as a socially distanced outdoor meet-and-greet to get to know FPC parents. Contact Kate by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send her a text at 216-616-9635.
Graduating seniors will be recognized on Sunday, June 6th during worship. Please contact Kate McFadden, Director of Youth & Adult Faith Formation (email@example.com), with the name of your senior and their future plans so we can recognize their achievements and honor their transition!
Gathering for Grads | Monday, June 7th @ 8PM on Zoom
FPC senior high youth (rising seniors and graduates) are invited to join a zoom call to celebrate graduation and talk about the future. Share your hopes for life post-high-school and soak in the joy of this transitional moment! Bonus: a few guest college students, recent grads, and 20-somethings will join the call. They'll share advice and honest answers to your questions about making the change to college/work life. All questions are welcome and no parents are allowed (sorry mom!) Sign up by Sunday, May 16th by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guess Who’s Calling: A New Opportunity to Connect with other Fairmounters!
Guess Who's Calling is an event to allow for one to one conversations. Participants will be randomly paired and given optional conversation starters to help guide conversations. We will be offering a Zoom option, or if Zoom is not your thing, we are also offering a low-tech option. Guess Who’s Calling will take place on the third Sunday of every month from 11am - noon, starting on May 16. See below for info to join the Zoom call or call the church office at 216.321.5800 Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm to sign up for the non-Zoom option.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87969396927?pwd=OEIwQi8xbVRUYzc2RG14d3BLRFRwUT09
Meeting ID: 879 6939 6927 Passcode: 356780
First Floor Restroom Renovation
Renovation has begun on the Men’s and Women’s restrooms on the first floor of the church which will address functionality, aesthetics, and access. During the renovation, available restrooms include the single restroom in the Narthex, the Men’s and Women’s restrooms off of the Dining Room, the Men’s and Women’s Restrooms across from the Choir Room, and the restroom on the upper level northeast corner. We will continue to inform the congregation about the progress of this project. Check out the progress on this project through our continually updated Ground Floor Restroom Renovation photo album.
Sharing from Our Abundance
Session has good news to share! Thanks to the performance of our endowment this past year, as well as special funds set aside for such purposes, we were able to give generously to five organizations who are meeting the critical needs of our community during the pandemic in outstanding ways:
- The Cleveland Heights/University Heights Schools Foundation, for a Summer Camp Program and Emergency Needs
- Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless
- Greater Cleveland Food Bank
- Americans Making Immigrants Safe
- Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (Breaking New Ground Campaign)
We will be sending out more information about these organizations soon – so make sure to check your email, and our Facebook and Instagram. If you want more information about how we got to this place – make sure to watch or listen to Pastor Jessie and Pastor Lindsay’s joint sermon from April 18th. You can find the sermon here.
Fairmount Prayer Shawls
Is there someone in our church community or in your life who are in need of the love and prayers from FPC? Fairmount Prayer Shawls are available for pick up during our church office hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm. FPC Prayer Shawls can be given for joyous occasions and for times when a wrapping of comfort is needed. If you are a knitter, and want to learn more about our Prayer Shawl Ministry, contact the church office, 216.321.5800.