WELCOME to Fairmount Community Church United Church of Christ! Whether you are an “old" friend or a new visitor to our website- we are so glad you're "checking us out".
As of December 1, 2019, we have begun a Worshiping Community with Robinson Elmwood United Church for a six month interim period. Our Worship Time will be 10 a.m. Our shared worship will begin every Sunday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Gary (FCC UCC) and Pastor Stephanie (REUC) sharing within our service. Our Choir will double as it will now be comprised of members of both churches. Our Shared Fellowship Hour will start at 11 a.m. ACES (Adult Faith Formation) will begin after worship at 11:15 a.m. We will have components of both FCC UCC and REUC's "worship styles".
Sue Miller has begun as the Interim Music Director and our combined Chancel Choir will sing on most Sundays. Sue will also continue as Administrative Assistant in our FCC UCC Church office. Liz Martin from REUC will assume the responsibility of creating our weekly Church bulletin and Sue will continue to create a FCC UCC insert for the bulletin. Our FCC UCC "Happenings" email will continue to keep you informed of what's going on weekly.
We want to point out that we are not joining or merging our two Churches - but rather will continue as FCC UCC along with our specific identity, fiduciary issues and history. We simply will be two Churches worshipping under one roof at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings. If you have any questions/concerns about our combined Worship Community, please see Pastor Gary. It is our hope and prayer that our combined voices and spirits and energy will uplift us all when we're together in worship. Our journey as FCC UCC continues......and thanks be to God!
Faith Formation for Youth - starts at 10:15 a.m. (formerly known as Sunday School) . All school age youth are encouraged to attend and we give thanks that Sue Britton and Friends will be leading this. Following the "Time for All of God's Children" in our worship service, you are encouraged to follow Miss Sue downstairs in the FCC office area. Learning is essential to growing roots within our faith. Please try to have regular attendance within our Faith Formation groups as we appreciate the effort and time our facilitators put forth.
There's a LOT happening here at church-- and we are especially excited to be able to share our Sunday worship services through internet live streaming technology! Please note the following specific information about our live streaming:
When watching at home on your computer, please be sure to have your audio speakers turned up. If you do not have speakers associated with it or any other viewing device-- you might consider using headphones.
Please give us your feedback! We're trying to fine-tune this to be as effective as possible, and your comments will help us immensely. Please direct these to either Pastor Gary or Pastor Stephanie, or Charlie Brown. (And many thanks to all our church "techies" who are always working to be sure we have the best in audio/sound.)
Please share our good news with your friends and family! We're thrilled to be able to open our worship experience through this powerful communication tool to the entire world through the internet and technology. God's word can and should be shared as openly as possible & we encourage you to share our link abundantly. There is no limit to the number of people that can watch this through our link.
YES-- you can watch our Sunday worship in your pajamas. And NO our cameras do NOT see you :)
Click on this link OR type this into your browser:
[NOTE: our live streaming will only be streaming about five minutes before our worship service begins. Until then, you won't see anything on this link.]
Enjoy! And thanks be to God who helps us navigate through life with new technology and opportunities.
Our church is located in the Westvale area of Syracuse, at the intersection of South Terry and West Granger Roads (126 South Terry Road Syracuse NY 13219). The church has two entrances - in the front of the building (West Granger Road) in the center, along a flower garden path. This entrance does have a lift suitable for wheelchairs up to the sanctuary. The second entrance is on the side of the church (Newcastle Rd) and has a chair lift up to the sanctuary.
We pray you will find comfort and inspiration in hearing and singing about God’s word on a Sunday morning here!
Children are most welcomed during worship and they have their own special message from the Pastor. Large print bulletins are available and we also have special devices for the hearing impaired as well as a handicapped lift - please ask an usher for assistance.
We invite you to feel free to use inclusive language during our worship service; and if you are visiting, let us know what we can do for you. If our church can ever be of assistance to you, call the church office at (315) 487-8521 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our office hours are Monday-Wednesday from 9AM until 1PM; please call the office to make an appointment with me. Our email is checked daily.
The Menu on the left contains links to various aspects of our ministries and church activities.
We hope you'll check this website out and invite you to do two things: one, call us at (315) 487-8521 with any questions you have regarding our faith family, and two, come and see us!
No matter who you are, and no matter where you are on your faith journey, you are welcome here.
Blessings and Peace--
Rev. Gary E. Ferner