There are several summer camps and retreats for elementary through high school children.

  • First Chance: Rising 2nd & 3rd Graders, July 18-21 at Camp Rudolph
    Join Miss Ashley for 3-1/2 days of fun and learning at camp.
  • Junior Week: Rising 4th, 5th, & 6th Graders, July 22-27 at Camp Rudolph
    Enjoy swimming, campfire, worship, games, and messages from God's Word.
  • CIY MIX: Rising 6th through 8th Graders, July 16-20 at Juniata College, Huntington, PA
    Sometimes talking about Jesus creates questions. Discover answers to these big questions by looking at God's family in comparison to the world's chaos.
  • CIY MOVE: Rising 9th through 12th Graders, July 23-27 at Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
    Kingdom workers are called to stand out, be different, and make a difference. There is a stark contrast between a life lived for the King and one lived for anyone or anything else. What are those differences? How should our lives be distinct? Join us to find out.

Contact Children's Ministry or Youth Ministry for more information.

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On Tuesday evening, July 10th, almost 250 Fairmounters gathered for our Annual Congregational Meeting. This was preceded by a delicious meal prepared for us by Tommy Norwood and his awesome crew. It was a great night of fellowship, vision, discussion, and business.

Our newest slate of church leaders was presented to the group. I know you will pray for each of them.

Our one item of business was voting on an operating budget for the next fiscal year – which begins on September 1.

We had 214 ballots turned in – and the budget passed overwhelmingly with 99.5% approval.

Now the work begins. Please continue generously supporting the operating budget and Onward financially. Please continue to serve in your area of calling and giftedness. Please continue to pray for the will of the Lord to be paramount in all that we do. Please continue to share your faith and invite your family and friends to experience our fellowship here at Fairmount.

Let me know if you have any questions. I will do my best to answer them – or find an answer for you.

God bless the rest of your week – I hope to see you on the Lord’s Day.

Your servant,
Rick

blockpartysmallOur staff first started discussing having a FREE Family BLOCK Party for our community way back in 2005. We held our first BLOCK Party in 2006 and have held one every other year since then, except for 2016 when we moved into our New Worship Center. It’s been 4 years since our last BLOCK Party and I wanted to take a moment to remind you why we hold such an event, what will happen at the BLOCK Party, and how you can help make it successful.

This year’s BLOCK Party will be held on Saturday, September 15th, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Cold Harbor Elementary School.

What makes our BLOCK Party special:

First, it’s a completely FREE event. We are inviting our neighbors to come out to Cold Harbor Elementary School and have an afternoon of fun for their family for free. No strings attached.

Second, it provides us with opportunities to meet and engage in conversations with the families that live in the closest proximity to our church.

Third, it moves us away from our church building and into the community. It’s very easy for us to become isolated at our church building with all the events and activities that take place here. We are taking the church to the community instead of having the community come to our church.

Finally, it brings our church together as we work to accomplish a huge event. The volunteer needs to pull off our BLOCK Party are enormous and yet everyone at Fairmount comes together with enthusiasm and excitement to make it happen.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT THIS YEAR’S BLOCK PARTY:

FOOD! Mike Banton will again be cooking his delicious barbeque and hot dogs for the kids along with side dishes and drinks. Plus, there will be ice cream and snow cones.

INFLATABLE GAMES! We’ll have 10 large inflatable games that will be appropriate for both children and teens.

PETTING ZOO! For the first time, we have arranged for a petting zoo to be set up at the BLOCK Party. This is sure to be a hit with young and old alike.

COMMUNITY SERVICES! Several of our local partners such as MCEF, Moments of Hope, and Habitat for Humanity will be present to provide information. Additionally, the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand; Walgreens will be providing flu shots (bring your health insurance card); and our Mental Health Ministry team will providing information on upcoming offerings, including the Fresh Hope peer support group for those with a diagnosis and their caregivers currently meeting on Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the Activity Center.