Through the work of the Care Council, Deacons coordinate the care of the congregation. Each area, however, needs the help of additional volunteers. Please look at these areas of care to find where you might show the love of Christ. Please contact Susan Holderness with your questions.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the third Thursday of each month at 12:30pm. The group starts in the sanctuary for 15 minutes of silence and knitting and crocheting before going to the Chilcote Room for prayer and support. Please join us in this wonderful ministry to individuals as visual and tactile signs of God's presence and our love and concern as a community of faith. If you cannot come to our gatherings, we still encourage those who are able to knit or crochet prayer shawls. The church provides yarn. If you are interested in join this small group ministry, please contact Jan Spalding.
Members sometimes have a need for meals when they return home from the hospital or during other trying times. If you would like to join this ministry or have a need for meals, please contact the church office at 216.321.5800.
As beloved children of God, we welcome all persons to join our family of faith as full participants, regardless of age, race or ethnicity, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, economic status, differences of thought and expression, or any other human condition. We celebrate and find strength in our diversity.
Sisterhood of Service (SOS)
This group is designed to provide an opportunity for fellowship and direct Christian service by the single women in Fairmount's congregation. They meet once a quarter for lunch after church. They have set up committees for service activities. Click here to learn more about Sisterhood of Service.
Around the Table of the Lord, God's people are in communion with Christ and with all who belong to Christ. As we practice this holy sacrament at Fairmount every week at the early service and on the first Sunday of the month at the later service, the Care Council is very aware that there are some who are not able to come to the table because, for whatever reason, they are unable to come to worship.
We don't want any members of our community to miss this opportunity to be filled by God's Spirit around Christ's table. If you would like to help serve home communion, or if you know someone in our community who would like to receive home communion, please contact the church office at 216.321.5800.
If you are having a difficult time dealing with your sadness or grief, please feel free to make an appointment with one of our ministers.
Bereavement Class: Care Council will offer a fall Bereavement Class. It will begin October 22nd and be held every other Sunday morning during October and November, from 9:45am-10:45am in the Chilcote Room. This class is designed for those who are not in the midst of deep initial grief, but are acclimating to their new reality. We will work as a group to look back, pay tribute, and share stories with others.
Did you know that there are a group of members who visit others in our congregation throughout the year? In May, the Care Council had a training workshop for those who had not been trained in the past. The goal of our visitors is to communicate the love of Christ and this congregation. Members of the visitation group visit once a month and also make an additional contact--phone call or card--one time a month. If there is someone you think would like a visit, please let Rev. Susan Holderness know.