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...'Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?' And the king will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.'
                                                                                                                     -Matthew 25:37-40  
 

Fairlington Supported Missionary: Clara Mridula Biswas, Cambodia

In 2007, Fairlington UMC entered into a covenant relationship with Clara Mridula Biswas, a missionary of the General Board of Global Ministries serving in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Clara, a native of Bangladesh, works as a community worker to improve the lives of impoverished children, many of whom are homeless and live in the street.   


As a covenant partner of Clara Biswas, Fairlington supports Clara’s work with our prayers and financial gifts. In return Clara shares highlights of her ministry in Cambodia with our congregation and visits our church when she is in the country to share her experiences first hand. Learn more about Clara and her ministry.

Read here Clara's latest message for Easter 2014, along with a drawing from one of the children.

 

Ms. Clara Mridula Biswas

Team Leader of Street Children Ministries,

GBGM, UMC PO BOX 2493

Phnom Penh 3, Cambodia                                                           

 

Connect Locally . . . Reach Globally through the United Methodist Church

As a congregation of the United Methodist Church, we support a variety of global and national outreach projects. Through our worldwide outreach we help address critical health needs of children and adults around the world, provide mission personnel for a variety of outreach projects, and help provide emergency response to both human and natural-made disasters. Learn more about the United Methodist Church’s global outreach.

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Conversations on a Way Forward  Sunday, April 9 from 3:00 to 4:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.You are invited for conversation and an update on the Bishops’ Commission on a Way Forward, facilitated by Dave Nuckols, a Commission member. The Commission on a Way Forward was proposed by the Council of Bishops and approved by the 2016 General Conference (our denomination’s legislative body). It is tasked --to do a complete examination and possible revision of every paragraph of the UMC’s Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality; -- as well as explore options that will help maintain and strengthen the unity of the church. Tthe Commission’s work is tentatively scheduled to result in a called General Conference in 2019, that will determine the way forward and structure of our denomination. For more information, see the Commision website: http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/commission-on-a-wayforward. For other questions about this event, contact Mark Elder at markuselder@gmail.com.

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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