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FUMC New E-Giving Website

Þ (New!) Text your Lenten 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).

 

Introducing: New E-giving Website

 

The Finance Committee is pleased to announce the launch of a new E-giving website at Fairlington.  We have recently transitioned to a new service provider, and the new FUMC E-giving site can be reached by clicking this link:  FUMC new 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 syn104@aol.com

 

NOTE TO CURRENT E-GIVING PARTICIPANTS: In order to prevent your recurring contribution being withdrawn twice, before signing up on the new E-giving website it is highly encouraged that you log in at the old e-giving site and either delete/cancel your account or reduce your recurring contribution down to zero.

 

A Guide to Giving Your Way

Just as there are many ways you can be a part of sharing God’s love in our community and around the globe through our ministries at FUMC, there are many ways you can provide your financial support in order to make those ministries possible.

Making a Pledge

FUMC’s financial resources come solely from the generosity of our faith community. Making commitments to employ our talented staff, maintain our building as a place of worship and community engagement, and support humanitarian missions at home and abroad requires us to step out on faith that we will have the financial resources to fulfill these commitments. Pledging allows each of us to make our personal commitment to do our part. With a strong base of pledges, FUMC can build its budget and plan its program with confidence that those plans will become reality. By pledging, you indicate your faithful intention to support the work of the church. While not a legal commitment in any sense, it is your promise upon which FUMC becomes the hands and feet of Christ in our world.

Pass the Plate!

Every Sunday, you have the opportunity to contribute as you feel moved to the work of the church, whether you are contributing toward your pledge or making a free will offering. Come join us on Sunday and pass the plate.

The Check’s in the Mail!

Do you still prefer to write out checks and put them in the mail? We welcome your contributions by mail anytime. Just make your check out to “FUMC” and mail it to FUMC Church Office, 3900 King Street, Alexandria, VA, 22302. If you want to designate your gift to a special program, just note it in the memo line.

I’m all Digital!

Do you like to “set it and forget it” with autopay or want an electronic option for your individual gifts? We offer electronic giving for both recurring gifts and one-time contributions. CLICK HERE to get started.

How Much Should I Give?

Giving to the ministries of your church is an intensely personal decision. Unlike the 15 percent guideline for tipping that we are all familiar with, there is no “rule of thumb” for giving to your church. It is a matter of the heart. In Old Testament days, believers gave the “first fruits” of the harvest to God, offering the first and best of what they had in thanks and in faith that God would provide. Translating that to today, by pledging to support FUMC, we treat our support of God’s work through FUMC as a commitment and priority we honor. For some, proportional giving, or “tithing,” provides a means of determining what is “right” for them—for example, traditionally, a tithe means giving 10 percent of what one earns to support the work of the church. While there is no right or wrong amount to give or to commit through your pledge, prayerfully consider how you can contribute to the work of the church and be generous, as God is generous with grace and love. 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?


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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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