Fairmont Presbyterian Church offers both in-person and online worship!
The session has revised Fairmont’s safety protocols:
1. Wearing of face masks by fully vaccinated individuals is strongly recommended while indoors.
2. Wearing of face masks by individuals who are not fully vaccinated is required while indoors.
3. Wearing of face masks by everyone while in common areas of the building is required while preschool is in session (8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Monday to Friday).
4. Everyone is asked to maintain appropriate social distancing.
5. Individuals who currently experience flu-like symptoms are asked to stay home.
6. Everyone is asked to maintain good hand, sneeze, and cough hygiene.
Casual Worship Service
8:30am, Fellowship Hall
Traditional Worship Service
Traditional Online Worship Service
Reflection on Scripture
January 14, 2022
Genesis 3 is a faith story about the first Man (Adam) and the first Woman (Eve) and their Creator God. It is a faith story about the relationship between the divine and the human. It is a faith story about the relationship between humans and creation. And like all relationships there are times of wholeness and there are times of brokenness.
Most of us carry a lot of theological baggage when we remember or re-read the story of Adam, Eve, the serpent, and God. From this single chapter in the Book of Genesis have come theological treatises (some good and some not so good) on free will, original sin, salvation, the Fall, predestination, total depravity, forbidden fruit, Life in Paradise, salvation, and sin.
Our challenge this Sunday will be to find the substantive word from God for us in this faith story. As we move from the beautiful “new order” stories of creation in Genesis chapters 1 and 2, we get a glimpse in Genesis 3 that if there is no choice in a relationship then there is no true relationship. Because God loved the first Man and the first Woman, God gave them the freedom of choice but with choice comes the possibility of wrong choices. Such is the nature of being human!
Thank God, though, for the nature of the Divine!
Join us this Sunday as we think about our relationship with God and with one another, and as we continue our journey in Genesis to see God’s Story in our own story.