I. Worship this week
Sunday, May 26th
- 8:30 am: Worship in the Chapel with Communion. Rev. Shiverick preaching.
- 10:00 am: Worship in the Sanctuary. Rev. Shiverick preaching on Psalm 8 with Being a Little Lower than God.
II. The Fairmount Community
PNC NEWS AND UPDATES
The PNC is delighted to report that it has identified a person to serve as the new Senior Pastor, Head of Staff of Fairmount Presbyterian Church.
Please come to church on Sunday, June 9th, to meet and learn about this nominee and hear him preach during the single 10am service. Following the service, there will be a congregational meeting to vote upon the nominee. A reception will follow in Andersen Hall.
Thank you all for your prayers and support during the process.
Join us for the 62nd Annual Strawberry Festival, Sunday, June 2nd from 11:15am-2:15pm. A long growing tradition for Fairmount Church with fellowship and family fun (open to the public) featuring live music by one of our member’s band (Greg Breedlove) “Otis and the Shoreway Saints.” They will be rockin’ to some oldies, Motown, and Rock-n-Roll while we enjoy entertainment including the rocket car, flower clown, kids games, bouncy house, and fabulous food. We will top it off with ice cream, cake, and strawberries!
Price: $12/adult (18+); $6/child (ages 5-17); and 4 and under - FREE!
Note: This year we will be pre-selling wristbands during both coffee hours on May 12th, 19th, and 26th.
FAIRMOUNT CHURCH PICNIC AND BASEBALL GAME
You are invited to an all-church picnic and baseball game with the Lake County Captains on the evening of Saturday, June 8th. This intergenerational event is open to the entire congregation. Join us in the FPC reserved tables in the left field plaza for an all-you-can-eat picnic consisting of hamburgers, hotdogs, side dishes and Coca Cola products. We have reserved seating behind the dugout for the ballgame. The Captains are a Class A farm team for the Cleveland Indians. We will enjoy a fireworks show following the ballgame. Make your reservations with Betty and Bob Olson by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 216.561.0173. The cost is $25 for adults and $21 for kids aged 3-12 years old. Reservations must be made by May 30th.
PASTOR WELCOMING COMMITTEE
As we anticipate the start of a new pastor, we have formed a Pastor Welcoming Committee, and would love your help! Send Peggy Roberts an email at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering your time, your organizational skills or ideas.
PARTICIPATE IN THE CLEVELAND PRIDE PARADE
Fairmount is again participating in the Cleveland Pride Parade which will take place on Saturday, June 29th. Those who participated in the parade last summer will remember the joy and festivity as well as a sense of living out our call as a church that is open and affirming of all people. We joined with other churches in Cleveland who find strength in their diversity. The 2013 theme for the parade celebrates its 25th anniversary. It is “Honoring Our Founders and Preserving Our Future”. Each June communities all over the world celebrate Gay Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969 that sparked the Gay Rights Movement in America. Cleveland’s Pride is among the first half dozen such celebrations started in the U.S., making our parade, rally, and festival among the longest continuing Pride events in the country. The parade starts at noon. The parade marches through downtown Cleveland and ends at Voinovich Park for a festival and rally. For more information about the parade visit clevelandpride.org. If you are interested in attending and marching with Fairmounters, contact Rev. Missy Shiverick and let her know of your interest. We will have
t-shirts for you to wear and will meet in the parking lot at 10:30am to carpool.
Group Opportunities at Fairmount!
MEN’S BREAKFAST FORUM
We invite all men of the church to gather for breakfast and great conversation on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7:30am. For more information contact Tom Mortimer at 440.423.0836.
This group is offered to support individuals and family members who are dealing with gender issues and concerns about sexual identity. Our church is welcoming to all in their diversity. This group seeks to be both supportive and helpful to those with such questions and concerns. We seek to maintain confidentiality in this group process. This program year we will meet on the third Tuesday of each month from 5:30pm -7:00pm in Chilcote North. For further information call Missy Shiverick at 216.321.5800, ext 120.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
WANTED: INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN KNIT AND CROCHET!
The Prayer Shawl Ministry continues to bring comfort and joy to members of our church family through the over 40 prayer shawls that have been given to people this year alone! Prayer shawls have been given to people who are hospitalized, who are in treatment for cancer, or are going through difficult transitions in their lives. Prayer shawls have also been given to babies who are baptized, couples when they got married, and staff members of our church when they retired. If you can knit or crochet or would like to learn, you can be a part of this powerful ministry which has brought such comfort to so many. Please contact
Missy Shiverick firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a part of this creative ministry.
Members on the Move!
Please let us know if you are moving... whether across the street or across the country. Please contact the church office [email@example.com] with contact information. We want to stay connected with you!
CHILDREN’S & FAMILY MINISTRY NEWS
Visit the Children's & Family Ministries Webspace!
HONOR YOUR CHILD'S TEACHERS.
The Last Day of Children's Church School Program Year is May 19th.
A day to offer your personal thanks to teachers, Nursery - 6th grade. This is the last day for the 9:45am church school hour, before the summer worship and schedule begin. Write a card, bring a flower, give a hug, to thank your children's teachers for their year of service!
CHURCH SCHOOL NOTES
- No Church School or Godly Play on May 26th. A break before summer church school begins June 2nd. There will be nursery care as always. See you in worship at 10am!
We’ll meet next on June 9th for our final gathering of the program year.
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III. Responding to the Call
KEEP FAIRMOUNT’S GARDENS BEAUTIFUL
“Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes.”
We don’t have tomatoes but we do have flowers, and they need some love and attention. We are hoping a few flower lovers could help weed this summer. No back-breaking mulching or digging, just adopt a small patch and keep it weeded. There are two planters that need to be watered. This only involves a watering can and a few minutes of your time. Please contact Vicki Mentrek 216.513.6136 if you would like to help keep Fairmount’s gardens beautiful.
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IV. Stewardship - Vision 100
Fairmount still has the opportunity through the matching gifts that were offered last year to make an additional $40,000 for our operating budget this year. Any increases in your 2013 pledges that are received after May 1, 2013, or any new pledges received after May 1st will be matched up to $40,000. As our church begins a new chapter in its history with the addition of our new Senior Pastor, this is a great time to enthusiastically support the ministry of Fairmount. Please prayerfully consider increasing your 2013 pledge or pledge for this year if you have not already done so.
CHURCH CLOSING TIMES
9:00 pm Sunday (use S.E. door for entry/egress)
5:00 pm Monday
9:00 pm Tuesday - Thursday
4:00 pm Friday
Open by arrangement on Saturday
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