United Methodist Women

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 welcome 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. 

Join us as we explore Sacred Spaces: Encounters with God and Neighbor in 2018. Using material from the United Methodist Women’s program book, participants receive an email with scriptures to read and PDFs containing supplemental information designed to connect us with the readings and deepen our biblical understanding of the monthly topic. Contact Karlene Masters to be added to the monthly email distribution list.

Additional activity plans for 2018 include:

JULY – The Sacred Space of Community
18 – Provide and serve snacks for Vacation Bible School
27-29 – Virginia UMW Mission Encounter at the 4-H Center at Smith Mountain Lake, VA. See https://vaumc.org/MissionEncounter for details.
28 – Mission Activity: Crafts for Kids at Cora Kelly Recreational Center (9:00-12:00)

AUGUST – The Sacred Space of Rest and Self-Care
4 – Fellowship Excursion: Prayer Breakfast at Rising Hope UMW to learn about 2018 RHUMC Gala
5, 12, 19, 26 – Mission Activity: Drop off school supplies for 2019 UMCOR Kits for Conference in Narthex
11 – Mission Activity: Days for Girls at Our Lady Queen of Peace (1:00-5:00).
25 – Mission Activity: Crafts for Kids at Cora Kelly Recreational Center (9:00-12:00)

SEPTEMBER – Creation: A Sacred Encounter with God
1 – Fellowship Excursion: National Book Festival at the DC Convention Center
8 – Outreach Activity: staff FUMW info table at FUMM Chicken BBQ (11:00-1:00)
8 – Mission Activity: Days for Girls at Our Lady Queen of Peace (1:00-5:00)

9 - Begin accepting Nut Sale Orders in Fellowship Hall between services Download form here.
14-15 – Spiritual Activity: Young Women’s Retreat at Camp Overlook near Harrisonburg, VA. See bulletin board for details.
16, 23, 30 – Pre-Sales for Fruits, Nuts and Chocolates in the Fellowship Hall between worship services
23 – Educational Activity: Immigration 101 with Just Neighbors in Fellowship Hall (12:15-1:30). Lunch provided by Church & Society and Reconciling Teams
29 – Mission Activity: Crafts for Kids at Cora Kelly Recreational Center (9:00-12:00)


OCTOBER – The Sacred Space for Encountering God
7, 14– Pre-Sales for Fruits, Nuts and Chocolates in the Fellowship Hall between worship services
13 – Mission Activity: Days for Girls at Our Lady Queen of Peace (1:00-5:00)
14, 21, 28 - White House Ornament Sales in the Fellowship Hall between worship services
14 - FUMW Book Discussion Group will discuss Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario (12:30-2:30)
20 – Alexandria UMW District Day (Lincolnia UMC, 9:00am – 3:00pm)

21, 28 - Mission Activity: Collect hygiene items for Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women

27 – Mission Activity: Crafts for Kids at Cora Kelly Recreational Center (9:00-12:00)

NOVEMBER – The Sacred Space of Sharing Food
3 - Prepare pre-orders of Fruits, Nuts and Chocolates for distribution (9:30-12:00)

4 - Mission Activity: Collect hygiene items for Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women

4, 11, 18, 25 - White House Ornament Sales and Nut Distribution in the Fellowship Hall between worship services
10 – Mission Activity: Days for Girls at Our Lady Queen of Peace (1:00-5:00)

17 – Tentative Fellowship Excursion: Museum of the Bible to see The Wiedmann Bible exhibit (9:00-12:00)  

No Crafts for Cora Kelly Kids

DECEMBER – The Sacred Space of God With Us / In Us
2, 9, 16 - God’s Kingdom Alternative Market; White House Ornament Distribution; Fruits, Nuts and Chocolates Distribution.
8 – Mission Activity: Days for Girls at Our Lady Queen of Peace (1:00-5:00). 
31 – Mission Activity: Crafts for Kids at Cora Kelly Recreational Center (9:00-12:00)

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

 

Shalom,

Karlene Masters, FUMW President

Sandy Millard, FUMW Treasurer

Blog Posts

Sacrifice & Service

Posted by FUMC on October 19, 2018 at 11:44am 0 Comments

       It’s a paradox. Jumbo shrimp. Bitter sweet. Boneless ribs. Loud silence. Paradox seems to defy logic, is absurd, unusual or seems self-contradictory. But in the end it may prove to be something of value, well-founded or true. Like the concept of sacrifice.

Sacrifice is something we often avoid. It’s hard. It takes away from our own pleasure and requires us to deny ourselves. Yet it leads to life. To sacrifice is to give up something that is valuable to you in order to help another person. In the economy of our life in community, helping others turns out to be worth more than simply helping yourself. In fact, it’s what makes life together possible. Sacrifice is always hard but it gives life. A paradox. Where have you found sacrifice hard but life-giving?…

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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 markuselder@gmail.com.

 

 

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, 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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