News & Upcoming Events

Next Sunday

Rev. Brian Maguire will preach
“What We Usually Don’t Mention”
based on Mark 10: 17-31 and Hebrews 4: 12-16.

Christian Formation for ALL Ages

Connections will meet EVERY Wednesday night 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Connections ~ Adults Chapel (Pastor Brian teaching)
Fall series: The World of the Bible
October 7—Israel Among the Nations
October 14—Israel No More
October 21—Between the Testaments
October 28—The World of the Gospels (part one: Judea)
November 4—The World of the Gospels (part two: Rome)
November 11—The World of Paul
November 18—The New World
Connections ~ Youth (7-12 grade) Room 109
Connections ~ Children (K-6 grade) Music Room


October 11th is your chance to have input to our casual service. We will meet after the 8:30 a.m. service in the Chapel to brainstorm. Bring your ideas and thoughts.

Fairmont Outing to the Ohio Renaissance Fair—Join us on Sunday, October 11 as we go to the Ohio Renaissance Fair near Caesar Creek State Park. We will rendezvous at the church at 12:30 p.m. and then drive to the Fair for an anachronistic afternoon. Feel free to wear elf ears or cloaks if you wish.

M.I.A. is headed to the Cincinnati Zoo October 16-17. Registration forms  are outside Ashley’s office.

3rd Sunday Mission Project….October 18—We have had a special request from the therapists at Artemis Center for another load of Snack Packs that they provide to children in their sessions. They particularly appreciated the individual, hand-written notes of support, encouragement, and love in each pack. Join us October 18 in Fellowship Hall after each service to pack a few Snack Packs and write encouraging notes to these kids in crisis. Artemis Center provides support for those experiencing and recovering from domestic violence.

You can support our Good-Works Mission Trip to Athens October 30-November 1. We have a team of folks going to Athens to work and learn in Appalachia.  Middle school age students can participate with a parent accompanying her/him.  Even if you cannot go along, you can participate.  Please deliver your donations to the church office by Thursday Oct. 29 so we can take them with us!  Here are the items they are needing soon…masking tape, trash bags (39 gal), alkaline batteries (9v, AA, and AAA), toilet bowl cleaner, dish soap, wash cloths, Ziploc style storage bags, coffee, 9×12 manila envelopes, copy paper, sticky notes (all sizes), $10 gift cards to Walmart or Kroger, $10 gas cards.

Calling all Moms!  Do you find yourself craving conversation with another grown-up during the day? Would you like to share parenting tips and experience encouragement and support for the challenges of parenting? Are you and your child(ren) available two mornings a month? If you said yes to any of these questions, a new program at Fairmont may be the perfect fit.  Mom and Me, a new program for Moms and their preschool children, begins Wednesday, October 21, at 10:30 am led by Pastor Denise.  It will be a time for bible or topical study, fellowship and sharing between Moms while their children play.  Join us in the nursery as we make “Connections” in this way.

Stepping Stones is a series of classes designed to help our members and the community live better and enjoy life more.  Our first class is Advanced Directives taught by Juli Cohen.  Juli is an experienced attorney who will answer questions and teach you about making your Living Will, Healthcare Power of Attorney, etc.  A workbook will be provided which includes all the necessary forms.  The class is on October 25 at 11:30 in room 109.  Hope to see you there.

Equal Exchange fair trade coffee will now be sold after church in fellowship hall each Sunday. This is NOT a money maker for the church. Purchasing this coffee will help small farmers in Nicaragua. This is the coffee you have been drinking at church for the last month, so if you like it, consider purchasing some! Coffee will be $7.00 a bag, and there will be several to choose from! You can pay with cash or check.  Make checks payable to Fairmont and put “coffee” in the memo line. There will be a basket next to the coffee, so you can just put your payment in there when you get your coffee. Delicious as well as making a difference…win-win!!

GIFT will now be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month so we can participate in “Connections” which starts at 6:30 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for the House of Bread on Monday, November 2. The volunteer day is 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sign-up sheets are on the Mission Team bulletin board near the black and white narthex. Contact Sally Kaskocsak for more information.

Food Pantry—The food pantry is in need of non-perishable food items in addition to laundry and dish detergent.