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We invite you to Sunday worship at 9:30 and 11:00am.  Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30.  There is a Nursery available during both services and Children's Church for ages 3-7 during the 11:00 service.

In the meantime this website can offer other help. Contact the church office or call 703.671.8557 for further assistance. 

Thank you for visiting our community here. You are invited to meet us in person at 3900 King Street, Alexandria, VA, 22302. 703.671.8557


Sunday, February 1

Salty Christians 

“This variety of religious practice is the great spiritual adventure of our time.”

The words above come from John Dunne’s comment on religious pluralism. How do you relate to people with different religious beliefs?  What this “great spiritual adventure” means to me is that Christians learn new ways of relating to other Christians and other religions.  We are greatly helped by Jesus’ metaphor that we are the “salt of the earth.” 

In our time dietitians and medical professionals tell us the overuse of salt contributes to high blood pressure and “hardening of the arteries”.  These kinds of adverse health conditions are closely related to “please pass the salt”. 

In our time Jesus’ words sound strange, as they often do, until we set the context.  Jesus did not mean we are ambulatory blocks of salt.  Rather, in the context of first century Palestine, salt was difficult to procure, and highly prized for its flavor and preservation qualities.  Jesus often uses everyday things like “salt” and “light” to speak of spiritual things. 

On the first floor of the church a picture like the one above hangs close to the door.  In the context of those whose lives have lost flavor, no matter their religious practice, you may be for them salt or light.  How will you be “salt” in your spiritual adventure today? 

~~The Reverend Dr. Gregory L. Adkins

Upcoming Events

Fairlington Youth Group

Presents their 2015 Winter Annual Fundraiser


Italian Cuisine Night

 Saturday, February 7th

Fellowship Hall

There are three seatings: 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30pm

(no reservations required)


Price: $12 per adult,

$6 per child (4 & under free), $30 per family


This is a child-friendly event!



Chicken Cacciatore

Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Penne Alla Vodka

Fettuccine Alfredo

Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce

Spaghetti and Meatballs


Service & Entertainment by FUMC Youth Talent.   

Proceeds support youth programs.

Contact Christian White at 703-671-8557, ext. 106 or



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Closings & Delays

Weather Related Closings and Delays - 

The Fairlington Preschool and church offices generally follow the weekday decisions of Alexandria Public Schools.  If they are closed, we are closed.  If they have a 2-hour delay, the preschool will open at 10 a.m. and the church office will open no later than 10:15.  

Decisions on evening activities will be made by the church and posted on this website as these closings and delays occur.

On Sundays, if a decision to cancel services occurs, the information will be posted on this website, on the church's Facebook page, and on WTOP (radio and website).

Fairlington United Methodist Church is a Reconciling Congregation with open hearts, open minds, and open doors.  All people are God's beloved children and are welcome here.

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Thank you for visiting our community here. You are invited to meet us in person at 3900 King Street, Alexandria, VA, 22302. 703.671.8557


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