During the month of November, the Fairmount Refugee Mentoring Team has been getting to know the Munyazesa family: parents Mvuriye and Dianah, and children Nemimana (20), Eric (16), Annet (13), Timothy (12), David (11), and Patience (6). The family came to Cleveland in August, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, which they left in the late 90s during one of the Congo’s civil wars, eventually living in an Uganda refugee camp until this past Summer. The Mentoring Team has identified some basic items the family needs ASAP. All members and friends of Fairmount are invited to visit the Refugee Giving Tree in Andersen Hall to sign up to provide an item by next Sunday. A Mentoring Team member will be present after both services to answer any questions. As a reminder we are partnering with Catholic Charities to offer assistance to refugee families upon their initial entry into the United States.
Holiday Angels is a ministry of the Heights Interfaith Council that collects holiday gifts for the children of the clients served by the Heights Emergency Food Center (HEFC) located at Disciples Christian Church. Children age 12 and younger benefit from this program. If you would like to purchase a gift, please take a card with a gift request from the Christmas tree in Andersen Hall. Please do not spend more than $30.00 and please no gift cards. If purchasing clothes or shoes, please included a gift receipt. Please return the wrapped gift to the church by Sunday, December 9th.
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 twenty-five year partnership with Batey 105, a local village in the heart of the sugarcane fields. As we work with the people of Batey 105, we are focusing on relationship building and faith sharing, improving life in the Batey, promoting justice, and improving social and economic mobility. To learn more about this ministry, visit its Facebook page. Contact David Bosler.
Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC) is a non-partisan coalition of faith communities and partner organizations in Cuyahoga County working together 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 of this coalition and has been an active participant. http://greaterclevelandcongregations.org. Contact Ulrich Hopfer.
A year ago, in response to the growing international refugee crisis, we made a commitment to support the effective resettlement of local international refugees. Our ministry continues to grow. Volunteers are always needed. Contact Pastor Derek.
Fairmount Presbyterian Church allocates a percentage of its annual outreach budget to be distributed annually to organizations and mission partners with specific and immediate needs. These undesignated funds are distributed to efforts that best align with our congregation's values and mission priorities. To apply or reapply for benevolence support, please complete one of the online forms below.
All requests will be considered by the Serve Council. Please keep in mind we allocate around $15,000 annually for grant requests, and we receive multiple requests throughout the year. Click on one of the following links to submit
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 email@example.com.
The Serve Council meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.