charliebrowncastDuring the last two weekends of September, Fairmount Christian Church’s drama department is performing the Broadway musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” This musical, based on Charles Schultz’s beloved “Peanuts” comic strip, follows Charlie Brown through an ordinary day in which he learns some extraordinary lessons in perseverance, friendship, and the value of a pencil.

Fairmount’s dramas and musicals over the past decade have exposed our church and our mission to tens of thousands of people. Like our Block Party, Fall Festival, and other events, we provide great family entertainment for our community. Fairmount has become known for this type of outreach and it gives us a unique inroad into reaching families who live in our area and beyond.

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is a staple of theaters and theater departments across the country. Its well-known characters and rollicking show tunes make it a favorite of audiences—and performers—of all ages. Like the comic strip on which it is based, the musical is infused with simple life lessons: the value of family and friends, finding joy in the little things, and not flying your kite too close to a tree.

Fairmount’s drama and music departments are pleased to present seven free performances of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Thursday, September 20th at 7pm. Friday, September 21st at 7pm. Saturday, September 22nd at 2pm and 7pm. Friday, September 28th at 7pm. Saturday, September 29th at 2pm and 7pm. Mark your calendars for a show and tell your friends, neighbors, coworkers, dentist, store clerk, and everyone else you meet to come see “Charlie Brown.”

It’s a little-known fact you’ll leave happy.

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