Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
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We invite you to worship at 9:30 and 11:00 am. 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. We have a time of coffee and conversation between the two services in our Fellowship Hall, just below the Sanctuary.
In the meantime this website can offer other help. Contact the church office or call 703.671.8557 for further assistance. Office hours are M-F 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In times of severe weather, this website will be updated, and we will post Sunday church service cancellations on our Facebook Page, WTOP radio (103.5, 103.9, 107.7 FM), WTOP.com, TV Channels 7 and 8. Decisions will be made by 7 a.m. on Sundays.
Closures during the week by the preschools and church office follow Alexandria City Public School decisions. If the schools are opened on a two-hour delay, the Fairlington Preschool will open at 10 a.m.
Reconciling Ministry Sunday
1 John 4:7-8, 16-21 and 2 Corinthians 5:16-19, 6:11-13
The Rev. Drema McAllister-Wilson will be our guest preacher this Sunday at 9:30 am and 11:00 am. Celebrating three years as an intentionally welcoming congregation, this special Sunday will mark the anniversary of our decision to become a Reconciling Congregation. Our vision is to offer a place of welcome for all persons in our community, including lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual persons, as beloved children of God. Rev. McAllister-Wilson served as FUMC's Associate Pastor from 1988 to 1997 and Senior Pastor from 1997 to 2004, and currently serves as Minister of Congregational Care at Metropolitan Memorial UMC in Washington, DC (also a Reconciling Congregation). During her sixteen years of ministry at Fairlington, her personal welcoming spirit and vision for what our church could become has made a lasting impact that continues until this day. Welcome, Pastor Drema!
~~Pastor Mary Beth Blinn