Gifts for Kids Program


The Gifts for Kids program is a one-year interim program that will provide gifts to children of the clients served by the Heights Emergency Food Center (HEFC) located at Disciples Christian Church (DCC).  The program will serve children ages birth to 16.  Gift request cards have been created and distributed to several faith communities in the Heights and surrounding areas.  If you wish to purchase a gift for a local child, please visit this link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054CA4AF2CAAFC1-gifts. You will then be emailed the details of the kid’s gift wish.


Gifts for Kids Guidelines & Protocol 

  • Purchased gifts should follow the $30 gift limit. Please do not purchase gift cards.
  • Include a gift receipt for clothing or shoes.
  • If purchasing multiple gifts for one child, label all gifts with the child’s name and number and place all gifts in one bag, cut out and securely attach gift tag to the outside of the bag. 

Purchased gifts may be dropped off at the FPC Welcome Center during office hours, 9:00am to 1:00pm on November 22, 23, 24 and December 1 and 2. If you cannot drop off your gift during these times, please email Christine Winters at cwinters@fpccle.org, and she will coordinate for someone to safely pickup the gift from your home.  The deadline for returning gifts  is December 2nd. 

Serve Together

At Fairmount we are passionate about serving together, with those we serve, one another, and with God.  Effective mission is relational in that individuals and communities grow together in faith and love through shared service. For more information on how to get involved with the work of Serve Council, please contact the moderator of the council at serve@fpccle.orgThe Serve Council meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. 


OUR MISSIONS

  • Bridges to Batey 105

    We have been engaged in ministry with the people of the Dominican Republic for thirty years, working primarily through El Hospital General El Buen Samaritano. In 2014 we committed to a 25 year partnership with Batey 105, a local village in the heart of the sugarcane fields.  We're focusing on relationship building and faith sharing, promoting justice, and improving social and economic mobility. To learn more about, visit its Facebook page. Contact David BoslerClick here to view a message from Sandy and Jose from Batey 105! 


  • Benevolence/Grant Funding Request

    FPC allocates around $15,000 of its annual outreach budget to be distributed to organizations and mission partners with specific and immediate needs. These funds are distributed to efforts that best align with our congregation's values and mission priorities. Requests are considered by the Serve Council. If granted, we ask that a participant and/or leader of your mission make a presentation to help deepen our connection to your important work. We receive multiple requests throughout the year.


    To apply for renewal of a grant funding request, complete this form

  • Earth Stewards

    Since 2008, the Fairmount Earth Stewards small group ministry have had a mission of earth care and earth justice.  Earth Stewards are committed to learning about God’s creation and to being faithful members of God’s natural world.  The ministry is inspired by the theological concept of stewardship, the belief that humans are responsible for the world and should care for it (‘to till and to keep”).


    Acting on that belief, in 2010 Earth Stewards were instrumental in establishing Fairmount as one of the first two churches in Ohio to become a certified Earth Care Congregation by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  The ministry is committed to earth care in the areas of worship, education, facilities and outreach.  A key focus has been the Church site itself, and also the everyday environmental practices of individual members.  


    Our ministry has led the way in significantly reducing Fairmount’s energy usage and last year we established a Monarch Butterfly Way Station. Other specific areas of concern include recycling and waste minimization, combatting the problem of lead poisoning, and area environmental cleanup. For more information, contact us at earthstewards@fpccle.org.


    Please visit our Earth Stewards page

    for additional information including articles and studies. 

  • Greater Cleveland Congregations

    GCC is a non-partisan coalition of faith communities and partner organizations in Cuyahoga County working to build power for social justice. GCC unites people across lines of race, class, religion, and geography to promote public, private and civic sector actions which strengthen and improve the quality of life of our neighborhoods. Fairmount is a founding member.  


    For more information visit the site: http://greaterclevelandcongregations.org.  Contact Ulrich Hopfer.

  • Refugee Ministry

    Through a partnership with Catholic Charities, Fairmount has committed to provide support to new refugee families immigrating to the United States.  Our community is currently is helping a refugee family, recently arrived from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and living in the “Old Brooklyn” neighborhood on the near West Side of Cleveland. The Munyazesa family includes a mother, father, and six children, ages 6 to 20.  Since we first met the Munyazesa family in mid November, our focus, based on conversations with the family, has been helping the family in the kitchen, washing clothes, responding to clothing needs, learning English, and identifying nearby resources.  Support by our Fairmount family in responding to the “Giving Tree” was essential in helping over the holidays the family with some critical needs. If you are interested in participating in this ministry, please contact serve@fpccle.org