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December 10, 2018 from 9am to 9pm
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Poinsettias for Christmas at Sanctuary FUMC

December 5, 2018 at 6pm to December 17, 2018 at 5pm
Christmas Poinsettias The Sanctuary will be decorated with poinsettias on Sunday, December 23. If you wish to place a poinsettia in honor or memory of someone, or wish to donate to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, please complete the form located on the Connect walls and turn it in to the office or the offering plate no later than Monday, December 17 or submit the online form located at www.fairlingtonumc.org under “Quick Links” and drop your check in…See More
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Poinsettias for Christmas at Sanctuary FUMC

December 5, 2018 at 6pm to December 17, 2018 at 5pm
Christmas Poinsettias The Sanctuary will be decorated with poinsettias on Sunday, December 23. If you wish to place a poinsettia in honor or memory of someone, or wish to donate to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, please complete the form located on the Connect walls and turn it in to the office or the offering plate no later than Monday, December 17 or submit the online form located at www.fairlingtonumc.org under “Quick Links” and drop your check in…See More
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Overcoming Worry

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had these dolls in my collection. Somewhere along the way I learned that they were from Guatemala and called worry dolls. According to Wikipedia, they were given to “brooding and sorrowful” children who would share their worries with the doll, then hide it under their pillow at night.  By the next morning, all the concerns would have been taken away by the worry doll.     Matthew 6:15…See More
Nov 16
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Overcoming Worry

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had these dolls in my collection. Somewhere along the way I learned that they were from Guatemala and called worry dolls. According to Wikipedia, they were given to “brooding and sorrowful” children who would share their worries with the doll, then hide it under their pillow at night.  By the next morning, all the concerns would have been taken away by the worry doll.     Matthew 6:15…See More
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17th Annual Messiah Sing Along at Fairlington United Methodist Church

November 5, 2018 from 4pm to 6pm
You are invited to the 17th Annual Messiah Sing-Along in Alexandria!This year we will be singing All Choruses (Parts 1, 2, and 3)accompanied by the Amadeus Orchestra; YOU ARE THE CHORUS! led by the Fairlington United Methodist Church Choir; Dr. Louise Wilson, conductor. Bring your own music, or purchase a Messiah score, $9.Also, featured –Handel’s Organ Concerto in F Major, Op. 4, No. 5, HWV 283, Julie Vidric Evans, organistAlbinoni’s Concerto for 2 Oboes in C Major, Op. 9, No. 9, Wesley…See More
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17th Annual Messiah Sing Along at Fairlington United Methodist Church

November 5, 2018 from 4pm to 6pm
You are invited to the 17th Annual Messiah Sing-Along in Alexandria!This year we will be singing All Choruses (Parts 1, 2, and 3)accompanied by the Amadeus Orchestra; YOU ARE THE CHORUS! led by the Fairlington United Methodist Church Choir; Dr. Louise Wilson, conductor. Bring your own music, or purchase a Messiah score, $9.Also, featured –Handel’s Organ Concerto in F Major, Op. 4, No. 5, HWV 283, Julie Vidric Evans, organistAlbinoni’s Concerto for 2 Oboes in C Major, Op. 9, No. 9, Wesley…See More
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For All the Saints

We give you thanks, O God,for all the saints who ever worshiped you Whether in brush arbors or cathedrals, Weathered wooden churches or crumbling cement meeting houses Where your name was lifted and adored. We give you thanks, O God, for hands lifted in praise: Manicured hands and hands stained with grease or soil,…See More
Oct 31
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For All the Saints

We give you thanks, O God,for all the saints who ever worshiped you Whether in brush arbors or cathedrals, Weathered wooden churches or crumbling cement meeting houses Where your name was lifted and adored. We give you thanks, O God, for hands lifted in praise: Manicured hands and hands stained with grease or soil,…See More
Oct 31
FUMC's blog post was featured

Growing in Gratitude

       Every year as my family and “framily” gather around the table for Thanksgiving dinner, before we indulge in our plates piled with food, we take turns sharing one thing we have been thankful for during the past year. Last year, we put a new twist on our family tradition, making a rule that you could not say the same thing that someone else had already shared at the table. This meant that the first people who shared…See More
Oct 26
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Growing in Gratitude

       Every year as my family and “framily” gather around the table for Thanksgiving dinner, before we indulge in our plates piled with food, we take turns sharing one thing we have been thankful for during the past year. Last year, we put a new twist on our family tradition, making a rule that you could not say the same thing that someone else had already shared at the table. This meant that the first people who shared…See More
Oct 26

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Overcoming Worry

Posted on November 16, 2018 at 12:48pm 0 Comments

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had these dolls in my collection. Somewhere along the way I learned that they were from Guatemala and called worry dolls. According to Wikipedia, they were given to “brooding and sorrowful” children who would share their worries with the doll, then hide it under their pillow at night.  By the next morning, all the concerns would have been taken away by the worry…

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For All the Saints

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 4:52pm 0 Comments

We give you thanks, O God,

for all the saints who ever worshiped you

Whether in brush arbors or cathedrals,

Weathered wooden churches or crumbling cement meeting houses

Where your name was lifted and adored.

 

We give you thanks, O God, for hands lifted in praise:…

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Growing in Gratitude

Posted on October 26, 2018 at 11:30am 0 Comments

       Every year as my family and “framily” gather around the table for Thanksgiving dinner, before we indulge in our plates piled with food, we take turns sharing one thing we have been thankful for during the past year. Last year, we put a new twist on our family tradition, making a rule that you could not say the same thing that someone else had already shared at the table. This meant that the…

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Sacrifice & Service

Posted 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…

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Overcoming Worry

Posted by FUMC on November 16, 2018 at 12:48pm 0 Comments

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had these dolls in my collection. Somewhere along the way I learned that they were from Guatemala and called worry dolls. According to Wikipedia, they were given to “brooding and sorrowful” children who would share their worries with the doll, then hide it under their pillow at night.  By the next morning, all the concerns would have been taken away by the worry doll.    

 

Matthew 6:15 says, “Do not worry about your life. . .” 

Is it as easy as all that?  Life is learning, over time, to put things in perspective.  It’s having ways to share and then let go of the anxieties that most paralyze us. What are you worried about today?  Who can you share it with?  What new perspective helps you see things differently?  

 

~Pastor Mary Beth

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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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