Adult Formation

Adult Christian Formation Opportunities

Living the Christian Life is a life-long process that requires an intentional decision to study and learn the story of God.  Faith discovery and development occurs in many different ways, and all are invited to find a way that is meaningful for you in your life. Christian formation groups for adults including classes for young adults, classes for parents, and classes for middle and older adults meet Sunday mornings at 9:30am. Throughout the year, we offer periodic, short term special adult studies, workshops, and other learning opportunities for you to choose from.

Fairlington also offers a variety of opportunities to fellowship.  We love to eat together, play together, and be together, and our staff and members consistently plan opportunities to gather with each other outside of worship, from New Member dinners, to Family Night Dinners, to picnics and potlucks, there is always some way for you to connect.

Fairlington also offers a small group is an opportunity for individuals to grow in their faith and relationship with God by spending time with others engaged in conversation.  The hope is that Christian friendship will develop and our love of God will grow.  In a small group, you spend time with others talking and hanging out!  There is no curriculum, the group will choose what it will do.

In other words, no matter what your age or life stage, there is a group here for you!

For more information on:

Sunday Morning Adult Groups (9:30-10:30am):  Click Here

Special Adult Formation Opportunities:  Click Here

Relational Small Groups:  Click Here

For questions regarding our Adult Formation Groups,

click here:  I Have Question

Blog Posts

9 Ways to Embrace Gratitude and Joy

Posted by FUMC on July 5, 2018 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

  1. Keep a gratitude journal or calendar where you write down one thing each day for which you are thankful.
  2. Make a gratitude jar or box for the same purpose.
  3. At mealtimes say grace and then share around the table one thing for which you are thankful.
  4. Thank the people who serve you each day: the barista, clerk, banker, trash collector, etc.
  5. Write a letter of gratitude to a teacher, coach, old friend or mentor, or former pastor.
  6. Find a gratitude partner and share together daily or weekly.
  7. Tell someone how much they mean to you.
  8. Put a positive spin on your negative thoughts (You’re home with a sprained ankle but you get to read the book you’ve had by your chair for months.)
  9. Go on a gratitude walk, carefully observing and saying thank…

Reconciling Notes

Download Here: Our 5 Year History as a Reconciling Congregation

We celebrate Fairlington's 5-year anniversary of becoming a Reconciling Congregation, intentionally welcoming all people as beloved children of God.

Our celebratory theme, “Love in All Colors,” reflects the breadth and diversity of God’s human creation as proclaimed in our church’s welcoming statement.

Check out our audio for personal testimonies from FUMC members. They share how being part of a reconciling congregation has personally affected them and shaped their faith journey.

~Mark Elder,


Follow this link to see the extensive work and accomplishments of this :church and its Reconciling Ministry Team over the last five years, since we became a reconciling congregation in February 2013.  Thank you church!


Fairlington UMC is a 

Reconciling Congregation with open hearts, open minds, and open doors. We proclaim and welcome every person as a beloved child of God regardless of age, race, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, family structure, faith history, or life experience.

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