Fairlington United Methodist Women (FUMW)

 

Fairlington United Methodist Women (FUMW) are women from different backgrounds and professions brought together by a common spiritual connection and a desire to support ministries for women, children and youth. We work together to serve our community, develop leadership, and promote spiritual growth. All women at FUMC are welome to participate and join in our events. 

Each month FUMW members have unique opportunities for spiritual enrichment, fellowship and to be in mission with children in our community. Our plans for 2017 include:

 

JANUARY

8 – 2017 Pledge to Mission Service (10:35-10:50 in Chapel)

11 – Book Discussion with author Chuck Raasch, Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg (6:45 in Choir Room 108)

22 – FUMW Annual Potluck and Business Meeting (12:15, Fellowship Hall) to elect officers, disburse 2016 end-of-year funds, approve 2017 budget and plan events.

28 – Crafts for Cora Kelly Kids (9:00-12:00 plus travel time)

28 – Saturday Movie Matinee at FUMC (2:00-4:00, Room 109): Mother Teresa documentary (1986)

 

FEBRUARY

5 – Intercept Human Trafficking National Awareness Campaign during Super Bowl

7 – Interfaith Dinner at Fairlington UMC with award-winning storyteller Noa Baum (6:30-9:00)

11 – Valentine’s Brunch (11:00-1:00; home of Suzanne Nuckolls)

25 - Crafts for Cora Kelly Kids (9:00-12:00 plus travel time)

25 - Saturday Movie Matinee at FUMC (2:00-4:00, Room 110): encore showing of Iron Jawed Angels

 

MARCH

11 - Bedding Plants Pre-Sales Begin.

(FUMW women will be in the Fellowship Hall between services Mar. 11, 18, 26, April 2 and 9th to collect orders.)

12 – Book Discussion Group (12:30-2:30; home of Sue Gunter); Dreamland: The True Story of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

18 – Optional Lunch 12:00-1:00 at Zoe’s Kitchen, followed by visit to Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument in DC 2:00-4:00

25 – Alexandria UMW Mini Mission Encounter at St. John’s UMC (9:00-3:00). Choose between The Bible and Human Sexuality or a special presentation by Days for Girls

25 - Crafts for Cora Kelly Kids (9:00-12:00 plus travel time)

 

APRIL

2 – Assemble oral rehydration kits with Beth El Hebrew Congregation (9:00-3:00). RSVP to Bobbie Gershman of Beth El Hebrew Congregation

9 - Bedding Plants Pre-Sale Order forms due by today.

8 – Assemble Easter Baskets (2:00-3:00 in Fellowship Hall)

28 – Spring Bedding Plants arrive! Unload and sort (3:00-6:00); pre-orders pick up (6:00-7:30)

28-30 – Alexandria UMW District Spiritual Life Retreat, 4-H Center in Front Royal, VA

29 - Crafts for Cora Kelly Kids (9:00-12:00 plus travel time)

29 – Spring Bedding Plants Sale in main parking lot (8:00-1:00)

 

MAY

7 – Participate in ALIVE! Walk-a-Thon

20 – Alexandria/Arlington UMW Day Apart at Friendship UMC in Falls Church (9:00-3:00). The Bible and Human Sexuality or Climate Justice

28 - Crafts for Cora Kelly Kids (9:00-12:00 plus travel time)

 

JUNE

10 – Assemble and pack UMCOR kits for Annual Conference (10:00-12:00 in Fellowship Hall)

11 – tentative date for the next Book Discussion Group (book and location TBA)

24 - Crafts for Cora Kelly Kids (9:00-12:00 plus travel time)

 

We look forward to seeing you at one or more of these activities.

 

Shalom,

Karlene Masters, FUMW President

Sandy Millard, FUMW Treasurer

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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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