Bishop Sharma Lewis' Bible Challenge

Are You Looking for Ways

to Grow Spiritually

in the New Year?

You are invited to participate in Bishop Sharma Lewis’ Bible Reading Challenge. Pastor Devon will hold community office hours at local coffee shops throughout the year to discuss the readings in depth.

 

Bible study is very essential to building our faith. Through God’s Word, we gain an understanding that God is the one who gives the gift of knowledge for us to live productive lives as believers. I would like to invite you this year to read the Bible chronologically (in the order of events). The readings will be posted soon on the Fairlington website, the conference website and in the monthly Advocate.

 

Tips on Reading the Bible Every Day

 

  1. Start reading the Bible today.
  2. Set aside a specific time and place each day. Set your schedule and then stick to it. Mornings are great; but feel free to use any time that works consistently with your schedule.
  3. Get a good study Bible to help to illuminate the meaning of the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek text.
  4. Choose a translation to use during your reading.
  5. Say a short prayer to God before you begin, asking the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom and understanding.
  6. Dive in and enjoy the richness of God’s Word!
  7. Apply God’s Word to your life.

 

Bible study should be practical and applicable. I assure you that these seven steps will help you begin a journey in becoming a “life-long learner” of God’s Word.                            Peace and Blessings,

Bishop Sharma Lewis

 

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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…
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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, markuselder@gmail.com

 

Follow this link http://bit.ly/5yearReconciling 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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