Relational Small Groups

What is a small group?

A small group is an opportunity for individuals to grow in their faith and relationship with God by spending time with others engaged in conversation.  The hope is that Christian friendship will develop and our love of God will grow.

What do you do in a small group?

You spend time with others talking and hanging out!  There is no curriculum, the group will choose what it will do.  You might read a book together, or you might reflect on the sermon each week, or you might read scripture together.  It is up to you and your group!

When do we meet?

Your small group will decide when you meet.  Ideally, it would be no less than once a month.

For how long?

There is no time limit for how long a small group meets.  Our small groups will be open, that is, membership in the group might change as people move away, join the church, or simply want to change their group involvement.  However, memberships in all small groups will be renewed twice a year to allow for transitions and changes as people’s schedule changes.

What are the requirements for joining a small group?

Anybody can join!  Only a desire to grow in your faith and a commitment to others in your group is necessary.

How do I join?

Numerous groups will be formed over the next couple of years, so there is ample time and space for anybody who wishes to join.  Groups will start at certain times of year, so there may be a wait period to join a group as they are begun or group membership is renewed.  But we will find a group for anybody who desires to join one.

For questions regarding our relational small group program

or if you would like to join a small group,

click here:  I Have a Question

Blog Posts

Coming Up at Fairlington

Posted by FUMC on June 21, 2018 at 4:42pm 0 Comments

Dear Fairlington Members and Friends,

This Sunday many important things will be happening. In worship, we will focus on finding peace in the midst of storms while we light candles to represent prayers for ourselves and our world. Our three summer mission teams will be commissioned at 9:30 and 11 am, and a reception honoring newly ordained Pastor Devon will be held following each service.

A workday is being organized on Saturday, and again June 30, 8:00-11:30 to help renovate the woods near the upper parking lot.  Here’s some helpful information about this new project for our church and community.

Next week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, our church parking lots will be resurfaced and painted.  The church will be open and parking will be available with our neighbors at Fairlington Presbyterian…


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,


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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