Fairmont Park is a non-denominational Christian fellowship for the residents and visitors of Midland to gather together to worship and honor our God. We believe the Bible is God’s word and that it is all we need to guide us in our lives. We come together to encourage each other and to seek God’s will and His purpose for our lives. Everyone is welcome!
By way of introduction,
many people are somewhat anxious when they visit a church without knowing something about it. Therefore, we have prepared this introduction to help you understand more about us.
Our worship is simple and biblical.
We truly hope that you will be impressed by the simplicity of our services. They are designed to draw you closer to God and to provide an atmosphere that will allow you to worship God in reverence according to His will.
“God is spirit, and the people who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”–John 4:24
Since all we do is governed by the word of God, you will find us observing only those things contained in it. We shall do our best to duplicate and pattern everything we do after the early church of the New Testament. Because worship is participation, you are warmly encouraged to join us in each item of worship.
To many, our song service is a high point in the assembly, if not their whole week. No musical instruments are used. As Christians, we’re only commanded to sing and make music in our hearts, and because of this, we feel it would be an addition to His will if we added instruments. Songs are selected to stir a desire to obey and spiritually edify. We encourage you to sing along with us.
“…I will sing praises with my spirit, but I will also sing praises with my mind.”–1 Cor. 14:15b
“speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music in your hearts to the Lord…”–Eph. 5:19
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and exhorting one another with all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, all with grace in your hearts to God.”–Col. 3:16
The Lord’s Supper, or communion, is observed just as it was on the night of our Lord’s betrayal. The men at the front will give thanks for the bread, break a piece from it, eat, and pass it on to another until the whole assembly has eaten. They will then take the cup and do likewise. Repeated every first day of the week to remember the death, burial, and resurrection of our Savior, this is the highlight of our worship.
“For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night in which He was betrayed took bread, and after He had given thanks He broke it and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, He also took the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, every time your drink it, in remembrance of me.’ For every time you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”–1 Cor. 11:23-26
“On the first day of the week, when we met to break bread, Paul began to speak to the people…”–Acts 20:7
A collection is taken only during Sunday assemblies. At this time, each gives of his means as he has been prospered and as he purposes in his heart. Visitors may add to the collection if they choose, but you’ll never be asked to give us money. The funds collected are used ONLY to do the Lord’s work and preach the Good News of Jesus Christ to others in Midland and around the world.
“On the first day of the week, each of you should set aside some income and save it to the extent that God has blessed you…”–1 Cor. 16:2
The prayers you will hear will thank God for the blessings He pours down upon us and request His continued care over us.
“What should I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind…”–1 Cor. 14:15a
“Pray without ceasing.”–1 Thess. 5:17
A sermon is offered on Sunday mornings and evenings by our pulpit minister. Sometimes the sermons focus on a topic the church is studying. Other times the sermon is focused on studying a certain part of scripture together. You are invited to follow along in a Bible as the lesson is presented. We hope that you will be benefited by the message that is given.
At the end of each service, an invitation song will be sung. Those wishing to become Christians are invited to come forward and let their desire be known. This is also a time for anyone who is in need of the prayers of the church to come forward. A minister and one of the elders will be down front waiting to meet any who come forward.
“And the Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let the one who hears say: ‘Come!’ And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wants it take the water of life free of charge.”–Rev.22:17
“So confess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great effectiveness.”–James 5:16
“He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”–Prov. 28:13
For those who are hearing impaired, we have a system of remote receivers you can check out to hear better as well. Just ask, and we’ll get it for you.
After the first Sunday morning service and on Wednesday nights, we have Bible classes for all ages throughout the building. Our teaching is designed to instruct and encourage in the ways of righteousness. For a list of Bible classes with the teachers and topics, visit here. We have classes for little ones too, from birth through high school. For a list of the Children’s classes, click here.
We hope you will join us for worship at Fairmont Park. We have no creed but Christ, no book but the Bible, and no name but Christian. We believe that when we follow the Bible only, we will be Christians only.
You will always be welcome.
Every visitor is an honored guest, and we hope you will visit us again in the future. A cordial and gracious welcome will always await you.