We believe ministries that reach out to our community -- and to our members -- are an important expression of our faith. For more information about any of these ministries, call the church at 682-1597, or the numbers listed below.
GoZones! is a drop-in program for youth and school age children in the Fairmount Neighborhood. The program meets on Saturdays during the school year, September through May, in the Fairmount UCC Educational Building. GoZones! provides opportunties that nurture and mentor children and youth, strengthening their academic skills, expanding their life experiences and preparing them to make healthy choices in their lives. The program includes a free healthy lunch, exercise and sports, reading time, computer lab, crafts and field trips. Volunteers are always needed! For more information, contact director Cassandra Carrington, 316-806-7422.
Fairmount’s Shepherd Ministry serves as a caring link between members, friends, the pastor and the church. Shepherds are members who help other members stay connected to their church family by communicating with them regularly, by mail, phone, email or in person. When members have needs, their shepherds can forward that information to those who can help. Shepherds also support one another, and often gather to socialize.
Music is an essential part of our ministry at Fairmount Church. Under the direction of our Choir Director, Glen Goering and our Organist, Celia Georing, our choir provides sacred music, September through May. They practice on Wednesday evenings.
Our adult Class meets every Sunday morning before church at 9:30 a.m. and our children's Sunday School meets during the worship hour, following the children's message. Occasionally during the year we have a Bible Study class on a week day evening.
All women of the church are considered members of the Women's Fellowship and are welcome to attend its meetings, the third Wednesday of the month, September through May. Men and friends of members also are welcome to attend meetings. Members take turns serving as hostesses and offering devotions. As the fellowship's outreach initiative, participants are asked to bring hygiene items, such as soap, toothpaste or shampoo, or canned soup or nonperishable food to each meeting.
Monthly Food Pantry
In cooperation with Pilgrim UCC and the Kansas Foodbank Warehouse, the church hosts a monthly Food Pantry from 5-6:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of every month. Needed are contributions of canned food items. Volunteers to help pick up the food from the Foodbank, then sack and distribute it.