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We invite you to Sunday worship this week. During August we will have one worship service at 10:00 a.m. with fellowship time, including ice cream and lemonade, following the service. There is no Sunday school during August.
Sunday school and our two-worship service schedule will resume on Sept. 7.
In the meantime this website can offer other help. Contact the church office or call 703.671.8557 for further assistance.
August Message Series
Compass Points: Christian Choices in Complex Times
Reason – “Religion Isn't for Fanatics”
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
In this last week of summer, I’ve started preparing for the new school year. As I cleaned out one basket of last year’s school papers, I found a list of questions intended to aid in reading comprehension. Among the many questions listed, one stood out: “When you read a passage,” it read, “ask yourself: ‘Does it make sense?’”
“Does it make sense?” This question is a good one, not only for reading comprehension, but also for the life of faith. When we attempt to know God and discern who we are and how to live as people of faith, we must ask ourselves: “Does _________make sense?”
God, our Creator, has gifted us with reason and the intellectual capacity to think for ourselves. We should not, therefore, check our brains at the church door or consider faithful people as unreasonable ones. We must use our God-given brains, but we must also acknowledge and respect reason’s limits.
This Sunday we wrap up our message series “Compass Points – Christian Choices in Complex Times.” We will explore how reason enables us to understand and interpret God’s gifts of Scripture, Tradition, and Experience in today's complicated world. I look forward to puzzling through life’s choices as we continue our Christian journey together.
To learn more or delve deeper, read: “Wesley and the Quadrilateral: Renewing the Conversation”, Abingdon Press, 1997. A copy is available in the church Library. This week you might want to read chapter 4 on "The Instrumental Role of Reason".
August Sermon Schedule
Aug. 3 – Scripture – “Scripture Rules”
Aug. 10 – Tradition – “Says Who?”
Aug. 17 – Social Holiness
Aug. 24 - Experience – Christ-Centered Living
Aug. 31 – Reason – “Religion Isn’t for Fanatics”
Fairlington United Methodist Church
Saturday, September 6th
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
All are welcome! FREE event!
Join us on the Fairlington UMC Playground!
Enjoy a moon bounce, crafts, games, music, and playground.
There will even be a visit by Alexandria Fire Trucks!!
Bring your own picnic or purchase and enjoy your chicken
from the Fairlington United Methodist Men’s Chicken BBQ.
Ice cream and popcorn available for sale.
Donations and proceeds will support Fairlington's Rental Security Deposit Assistance Program.
Questions? Call the church at 703.671.8557.
Chicken BBQ and Yard Sale
Chickens will be available from 10:30 a.m. until they sell out.
Yard sale (8 am-4 pm) space is available for $10.
(Pay the cashier - Bring your own table).
All proceeds support FUMM Missions.
For more information or to reserve your yard sale space,
or to volunteer to help that day,
contact Dave Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.