Welcome the stranger

“. . . When was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you . . . ? . . . 'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.' -Matthew 25:38, 40


At Fairlington UMC we strive to follow Christ’s call to welcome the stranger by offering a helping hand. You are encouraged to contact the person listed for more information on how you or your group may help. Please join us as we serve Christ and help those in need.


Childcare for New Hope Housing
www.newhopehousing.org
Tuesdays 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Provide childcare while parents attend Nurturing Parenting Class at Mondloch House, a local homeless shelter (located south of the Beltway).
Contact: Denise, OutreachFUMC@aol.com or 703-671-8557.


Children’s Program/Play Hour at Carpenter's Shelter
www.carpentersshelter.org
First Monday of each month as well as the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th (when applicable) Wednesday of every month. 7-8 p.m.
Play with children at a local homeless shelter.
Contact: Mary Kate, marykate@mindspring.com or 703-578-0013.


Carpenter’s Shelter
www.carpentersshelter.org
Reception Desk: 3rd Saturday of month, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. in four hour shifts. Staff the reception desk at this local homeless shelter.
Contact Wray, OutreachFUMC@aol.com or 703-671-8557.

Blog Posts

9 Ways to Embrace Gratitude and Joy

Posted by FUMC on July 5, 2018 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

  1. Keep a gratitude journal or calendar where you write down one thing each day for which you are thankful.
  2. Make a gratitude jar or box for the same purpose.
  3. At mealtimes say grace and then share around the table one thing for which you are thankful.
  4. Thank the people who serve you each day: the barista, clerk, banker, trash collector, etc.
  5. Write a letter of gratitude to a teacher, coach, old friend or mentor, or former pastor.
  6. Find a gratitude partner and share together daily or weekly.
  7. Tell someone how much they mean to you.
  8. Put a positive spin on your negative thoughts (You’re home with a sprained ankle but you get to read the book you’ve had by your chair for months.)
  9. Go on a gratitude walk, carefully observing and saying thank…
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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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