Fairmont United Methodist is pleased to present to “From Selma to Stonewall” Tuesday October 17th from 7 pm- 9 pm in the sanctuary. The film will run about an hour and then there will be an opportunity for question and answer with Reverend Gil Caldwell and Marilynn Bennett. There is no charge for this event, and it is open to the public.
The event is sponsored by Fairmont United Methodist Church, Reconciling United Methodists and Friends NC, and the North Carolina Annual Conference chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action. Fairmont is a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network.
The Reconciling United Methodists & Friends of North Carolina will be meeting for a vesper service at Calvary UMC, 304 E. Trinity Ave. in Durham on Sunday, Oct. 8th at 5:30 pm.
Aside from the annual Jack Crum Conferences, this will be our first inclusive worship service in the sanctuary of a Methodist Church and just for a RUM-NC meeting in several years. We have a joint worship service with MFSA- NC at annual conference each year, but that is held in a restaurant because we're not officially recognized by the conference. That is also a very busy time, and many folks are not able to join us because of schedule conflicts. We're hoping for a great attendance to recognize this special event. Please invite your pastor to join you at our meeting.
Rev. Chris Agoranos will be officiating at the service. Rummies who can sing are asked to join the choir for the communion hymn "Let There Be Bread" from TFWS 2260. Those who will sing in the choir are asked to come at 4:45 to practice. There will be a reception in the fellowship hall following the service. If your congregation is a part of the Reconciling Network, then you are asked to make a special annoucement at your church of this meeting. If your congregation is not a part of the network, this will be a special opportunity to join with fellow progressive Methodists in fully expressing the UMC Motto: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.