FUMC New E-Giving Website How to Text Your Offering. Simply type the amount of your offering, followed by a space and then the word “Lent” to the following number on your mobile device: (703) 454-8702. After hitting send, follow the one-time links and instructions for entering your payment information to complete your donation (NOTE: Only debit or credit cards are accepted).


Click here for our FUMC E-giving Website

The website is “live” and available to process your one-time or recurring pledges and contributions.  We encourage you to visit the website and provide any feedback or questions to our FUMC E-giving Coordinator, Stephen Ng during Sunday worship or at

 FAQs on Fairlington UMC’s Annual Stewardship Campaign


What is the purpose of a pledge card?

A pledge card is a record of an annual giving commitment that you make to your church. Pledging enables us to more accurately budget and plan for missions’ programs, ensure our staff and clergy are paid to minister to those in need, and help us in our spiritual growth, support programs and services for our community, and address building maintenance and operations.


I give regularly but why should I pledge?

When you pledge we know we can count on your support to our church for all its needs. Pledging helps us better reach those locally and globally who need our support. A record of projected contributions also helps with the planning process. 


I give regularly on-line through e-giving.

Do I still need to complete and return a pledge card?

All gifts are welcome, but yes, having a pledge card is very important. The church’s bookkeeping system does not record an automatic e-giving contribution as an annual pledge. An e-pledge card, which is the same as a paper pledge card, can be completed and returned on-line at


Can I change my pledge at any time?

Yes, all you need to do is notify the office. All gifts are welcome and we understand circumstances may change.


What is tithing?

Tithing is the custom of giving a 10th part of all fruits and earnings. We hope you prayerfully consider giving a portion of your first fruits, or the best of what God has given you. That portion may be more or less than a 10th.


Do I need to “tithe” to complete and return a pledge card?

We are called to give to God “what is right, not what is left over” (first fruits, not leftovers). A commitment of proportional annual giving is a spiritual decision between you and God. Please consider a portion that is meaningful to you. If you have been pledging for a while, consider moving toward tithing or increasing the portion of your gift.


What ways can I pay my pledge?

You can pay or give your way through any duration of your choosing (weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly) via the following three methods:

Check or cash: Pre-printed envelopes can be ordered for a weekly or monthly duration, or simply put a check in the offering plate, or place cash or check in the envelopes found in the pews.  

E-giving: On-line giving can be set up on a recurring basis of your choice or as a one-time contribution. You can choose automatic deduction or review before you send. To sign up visit the giving section of FUMC’s website and follow the link.

Text: Simply text a dollar amount to 703-454-8702 with the word “PLEDGE.”



Come to a lunch and learn

Celebrating Community: Understanding How and Why Your Money Matters to FUMC

Sunday, October 7, at 12:00 p.m.

Fellowship Hall


This session will be an opportunity to get information and ask questions about why your pledge and contribution matters to our church community.

If you are trying to decide what to give or pledge, or have questions, Pastoral staff and members of the Stewardship Committee can help answer those questions or direct you to more resources. Giving should free us to be more generous and focus on helping others.

Questions to Think About

What would I like to see my church do?

How can my gifts or pledges help or enhance this?

Do I have a budget and is there room for giving more to support others?

Are there things we can do without, or time I have to give to others?

How am I called to serve God and my community?

Fairlington United Methodist Church

Blog Posts

Overcoming Worry

Posted by FUMC on November 16, 2018 at 12:48pm 0 Comments

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had these dolls in my collection. Somewhere along the way I learned that they were from Guatemala and called worry dolls. According to Wikipedia, they were given to “brooding and sorrowful” children who would share their worries with the doll, then hide it under their pillow at night.  By the next morning, all the concerns would have been taken away by the worry doll.    


Matthew 6:15 says, “Do not worry about your life. . .” 

Is it as easy as all that?  Life is learning, over time, to put things in perspective.  It’s having ways to share and then let go of the anxieties that most paralyze us. What are you worried about today?  Who can you share it with?  What new perspective helps you see things differently?  


~Pastor Mary Beth



Reconciling Notes

Immigration 101: 

 Sunday, September 23, in the Fellowship Hall immediately after the 11:00AM service. Light lunch to be served.

An Overview of U.S. Immigration Law

Do you ever wonder about immigration laws?

What’s a visa, a green card, DACA?

Why immigrants don’t just apply for citizenship?

Would you like to have a better understanding of immigration rules in a non-political format?


Lunch will be followed by Just Neighbors presenting an easy to understand overview of the ins and outs of our country’s very complex immigration system.


Regardless of your political views, this presentation will focus on facts about who is eligible for the various types of legal status in the U.S. and what the various types mean. There will be time for Q&A. 


No RSVP necessary, just come! For more information contact Mark Elder



Co-hosted by FUMC’s Reconciling Ministry Team

and the Church in Society Team.


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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