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:


JANUARY - The Sacred Space of Call

7 – 2017 Pledge to Mission Service (10:35-10:50 in Chapel)
13 – Mission Activity: Days for Girls at Our Lady Queen of Peace (1:00-5:00) 
27 – Mission Activity: Crafts for Kids at Cora Kelly Recreational Center (9:00-12:00)
28 – FUMW Annual Business Meeting with Pot Luck Lunch (12:15, Fellowship Hall) to elect officers, disburse 2017 end-of-year funds, approve 2018 budget and plan events


FEBRUARY - The Sacred Space of Gathering

3 – Fellowship Outing: Valentine’s Brunch (11:00am-1:00pm; home of Suzanne Nuckolls)
4 – Social Justice: Intercept Human Trafficking National Awareness Campaign during Super Bowl
4, 11 – Boxed chocolate sales for Valentine’s Day in Fellowship Hall (10:30-11:00)
10 – Mission Activity Repeat: Days for Girls at Our Lady Queen of Peace (1:00-5:00)

24 - Mission Activity: Crafts for Kids at Cora Kelly Recreational Center (9:00-12:00)
27 – Spiritual Life: Interfaith Dinner at Temple Beth El. Contact Keith Davis


MARCH - The Sacred Space of Legacy and Inheritance

4 - Bedding Plants Pre-Sales Begin. Download an order form here.

(FUMW women will be in the Fellowship Hall between services March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 8 to collect orders.)

10 – Mission Program: Alexandria UMW Mini Mission Encounter (9:00-3:00). Location and topics TBA.
11 or 18 – Reading Program: Book Discussion Group (12:30-2:30; Location TBA); When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
17 OR 24– Fellowship Outing: Optional Lunch 12:00-1:00, followed by visit to Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument in DC 2:00-4:00
24 – Mission Activity: Assemble Easter Fun Boxes (10:30-12:00 in Fellowship Hall)
31 – Mission Activity: Crafts for Kids at Cora Kelly Recreational Center (9:00-12:00)

APRIL - The Sacred Space of Grief and Hope

8 - Bedding Plants Pre-Sales in Fellowship Hall (10:30-11:00)
14 – Fellowship Outing: National Geographic Museum Tomb of Christ exhibit (10:00-1:00) 
20-22 – Spiritual Life: Alexandria UMW District Spiritual Life Retreat in Lynchburg, Virginia
27 – Spring Bedding Plants arrive! Unload and sort (3:00-6:00pm); pre-orders pick up (6:00-7:30pm)
28 - Mission Activity: Crafts for Kids at Cora Kelly Recreational Center (9:00-12:00)
28 – Spring Bedding Plants Sale in main parking lot (8:00am-1:00pm)
29 – Mission Activity: UMCOR Sunday with children during worship. Tentative pot luck lunch and program.

MAY - The Sacred Space of Nurturing

5 – Mission Activity: Participate in ALIVE! Walk-a-Thon
6, 13, 20, 27 – Mission Activity: UMCOR Kit collections
TBA – Spiritual Life: Alexandria/Arlington UMW Day Apart (9:00-3:00). Topics and location TBA.
18-20 - United Methodist Women General Assembly, Columbus, Ohio
26 - Mission Activity: Crafts for Kids at Cora Kelly Recreational Center (9:00-12:00)


JUNE - The Sacred Space of Prayer

9 – Mission Activity: Assemble and pack UMCOR kits into boxes for Annual Conference (10:00-12:00 in Fellowship Hall), followed by 15-minute DVD Ines Milholland: Forward Into Light
16 – Fellowship Outing: American History Museum special exhibit A Vote, A Voice, which includes a section on women’s suffrage. 
30 - 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.



Karlene Masters, FUMW President

Sandy Millard, FUMW Treasurer

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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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