This is a support group for people who have recently suffered significant losses in their lives. John Vitkus PhD and Rev. Missy Shiverick led the latest six week group offered in early January of 2013 using the book Living Through Personal Crisis. For more information contact Rev. Shiverick at 216-321-5800.
This supportive group offers a safe place for parents and families of gays and lesbians to talk about their thoughts and feelings, and to find support within their church family. The group focuses on developing support and resolving issues related to understanding and accepting gay or lesbian children. They meet the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm in Chilcote North. For more information contact Rev. Martha Shiverick at 216-321-5800.
Circle of Life
The Circle of Life is a simple, yet highly effective curriculum for promoting personal and congregational wellness. Led by a certified facilitator, the Circle of Life process helps people identify and carry through with action steps that create greater health and effectiveness in a variety of life areas such as relationships, spirituality, stress mastery, self-care, financial health, and creativity, to name a few. Supportive accountability fuels the process and builds community as group members celebrate one another's growth and healing. For more information contact Mary Doll at 216-921-8269.
This small group ministry is grounded in policies from the Presbyterian Church USA, and Presbyterians for Earth Care. Our mission is to:
Educate ourselves and others within our church and community, on human beings’ role in caring for God’s creation; Share faithful and practical ways to do this, and to be a Voice of stewardship, reconciliation and justice, from our call to till and keep the Garden; all that we be faithful to our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ.
Contact person is Keith Mills, 216.642.3039. [more info]
Faithful Lives Film Series
This group meets the 2nd Friday of every month, January - May. Each month a movie is followed by discussion led by different members of the church. Child care is offered with advance notice. Contact person is Bryan Seekely, 440.461.4264. [more info]
Members sometimes have a need for meals when they return home from the hospital or during other trying times. This small group ministry, an outreach of the diaconate, is led by Tuni Chilcote and Kelly Licina with assistance by several youths; they meet as needed in the church kitchen to prepare and freeze casseroles. Members with a need for meals are encouraged to contact Rev. Missy Shiverick at 216-321-5800.
Men's Breakfast Forum
All men and their friends are invited to participate in this group which meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month for a light breakfast and fellowship. Come join us in discovering our faith in ways which have meaning and impact. Topics to be discussed are often listed in the bulletins or on E.T. (our weekly e-mail newsletter). Contact Tom Mortimer at 216.321.5800 for more information. [more info]
Church Needlepoint Project
By now you've seen a new group within our church -- fourteen people who have agreed to use their skills to create needle point figures for a nativity scene that will be done in time for decorating the church for the Christmas season. Led by Debbie Scholl, the group meets between 9:30 and 10:00 Sunday mornings in Andersen Hall for tech support and fellowship. Please stop by to look at the process and support these people in their ministry.
A Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the third Thursday of each month at 12:30. The group starts in the sanctuary for 15 minutes of silence and knitting/crocheting before going to the Chilcote Room for prayer and support. Please join us in this wonderful ministry which has provided over 125 Prayer Shawls to individuals as visual and tactile signs of God's presence and our love and concern as a community of faith. If you are interested in joining this small group ministry, please contact Rev. Missy Shiverick at 216.321.5800 or Jan Spalding at 440.461.8967. [more info]
Presbyterian Women of Fairmount Church (Guild)
Presbyterian Women of Fairmount Church, traditionally known as Fairmount Guild, has a history of 90+ years of building program and on-going support as an integral part of the church. Also important to this group are outreach to needs in the greater community, friendship and sharing with women of other denominations, and furthering an interest in and love and support for each other. Several traditional events are the opening tea in September, the Thanksgiving and Christmas programs with lunch and the rummage sale in the spring. The Guild enjoys a variety of Tuesday morning programs, usually followed by lunch. For more information contact Ethel Brundage at 216-751-5682. [more info]
This group uses the “Companions in Christ” model for their meetings using scripture, meditation, prayer and other spiritual practices. They meet every Thursday at 1:00pm. Contact Carol Giltz at 216-921-4841, Diane Gent at 440-247-7331, or Ginger Van Wagenen at 216-371-2888.
Stephen Ministry is a system through which members of Fairmount are trained and organized to help provide Christian caregiving to members of our congregation and community. Lonely? Sad? Discouraged? Going through a tough time emotionally or spiritually? Struggling with a crisis in life or simply feeling down? Consider letting a Stephen Minister help. A Stephen Minister is a member of our congregation who is trained to listen, care, encourage, pray, and walk alongside you during difficult times. It’s confidential, free, and very helpful. To learn more, talk with Rev. Missy Shiverick at 216-321-5800 or Stephen Leaders Patsy Lease (216-464-2807), Bea Richie (440-442-2063), and Jean Sylak (216-291-8611). [more info]