Memorial services

When someone we love dies, Christians mark their life and death with appropriate ending rituals. A service of Christian worship is suitable for funerals and memorial services. The services of Death and Resurrection are part of the larger ministry of the Church at the time of death. 
Frequently Asked Questions 

Q: Who do I call first?
A: The pastors should be notified immediately when a death has occurred with those related to our congregation. Prayers and other acts of worship are helpful even before there is the planning of funerals or other services. Call the church office at 703-671-8557 to reach the pastors during business hours.  After hours the message will direct you to an alternate phone number. You may also email Pastor Greg or Dave Downer.

Q: How do I handle all the details of planning a service?
A: Members of the parish are well served to contact their pastors before they make arrangements through funeral homes, cemeteries, florists and others who play a role in the service.   

Q: Is it possible for a person who is not a member to have a service in the church?

A: Yes. Fairlington United Methodist Church is here to help people in the community during times of celebration, dying and death. 

Q: Is it appropriate to have an anniversary memorial during a birthday or anniversary?

A: Yes. Recurring memorial acts and services are occasions both of healing and of celebration. The pastors have resources to help you plan and mark these occasions.   

Closings & Delays

Weather Related Closings and Delays - 


Alexandria City Public Schools has issued a 2-hour delay for today.  The Fairlington Preschool will open at 10.  Please take extreme caution with the sidewalks around the building.

Fairlington Preschool and the church offices generally follow the weekday decisions of Alexandria Public Schools.  If they are closed, we are closed.  If they have a 2-hour delay, the preschool will open at 10 a.m. and the church office will open no later than 10:15.  

Decisions on evening activities will be made by the church and posted on this website as these closings and delays occur.

On Sundays, if a decision to cancel services occurs, the information will be posted on this website, on the church's Facebook page, and on WTOP (radio and website).

Fairlington United Methodist Church is a Reconciling Congregation with open hearts, open minds, and open doors.  All people are God's beloved children and are welcome here.

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Thank you for visiting our community here. You are invited to meet us in person at 3900 King Street, Alexandria, VA, 22302. 703.671.8557


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