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.

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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.

 

Conversations on a Way Forward  Sunday, April 9 from 3:00 to 4:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.You are invited for conversation and an update on the Bishops’ Commission on a Way Forward, facilitated by Dave Nuckols, a Commission member. The Commission on a Way Forward was proposed by the Council of Bishops and approved by the 2016 General Conference (our denomination’s legislative body). It is tasked --to do a complete examination and possible revision of every paragraph of the UMC’s Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality; -- as well as explore options that will help maintain and strengthen the unity of the church. Tthe Commission’s work is tentatively scheduled to result in a called General Conference in 2019, that will determine the way forward and structure of our denomination. For more information, see the Commision website: http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/commission-on-a-wayforward. For other questions about this event, contact Mark Elder at markuselder@gmail.com.

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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