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Save the Date October…

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Added by Devon Earle on May 30, 2017 at 3:17pm — No Comments

The Bible: How Did It Come to Be?

I used to think that the Bible was dictated by God, and the authors wrote down exactly what God said.  I was pretty young when I thought this.  As I grew up, three things influenced my understanding.   One was my father’s preaching.  He encouraged me to think about…

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Added by Mary Beth Blinn on September 14, 2017 at 11:29am — No Comments

The Bible:What It Is and What It Isn't

I own quite a few Bibles. It's helpful to have a variety of translations for sermon preparation and Bible study. But I have also been given Bibles over the years by family members and inherited a few. The one I’ve had the longest is very small and is the New Testament portion of the Bible. It’s bound…

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Added by FUMC on September 8, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Real People - Transformed Lives

Sunday, March 12

Nicodemus: Transformed…

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Added by FUMC on March 7, 2017 at 12:41pm — No Comments

From Pastor Mary Beth ~ Come and See: What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus?

May the Lord Bless you and keep…

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Added by FUMC on January 12, 2017 at 5:44pm — No Comments

From Pastor Mary Beth: Come and See: Who Is Jesus?

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Added by FUMC on January 6, 2017 at 3:57pm — No Comments

From Pastor Devon: New Year's Resolution

When the ball drops to mark the beginning of a new year, many people make new or renewed commitments.  We make resolutions to live better healthier lives. There is another tradition that is practiced at Methodist Churches throughout the world; Covenant services are held on New Year’s Day. The…

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Added by FUMC on December 28, 2016 at 4:59pm — No Comments

From Rev. Christian White: Doxology

Doxology: Christ the King Sunday, November 20th

Luke 1:68-79 & Colossians 1:11-20

Car accidents can be an emotionally traumatic experience- it can also be fatal. Even the smallest of fender benders…

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Added by FUMC on November 18, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Giving with Gratitude

Luke 17:11-19; Psalm 66

            In some cultures, it is customary to bring a gift when you visit someone’s home. This is a way of saying thank you for their hospitality. When I was in eighth grade, I had a student from the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC, come and stay at my house for a few days and attend school with me.…

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Added by Devon Earle on October 21, 2016 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Christians Give

Christians give.  Just as we worship, pray, read the Bible, and practice other ways to go deeper,  Christians also give.  Some have the spiritual gift of generosity and giving generously comes easily.  Others have to learn and then practice giving.…

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Added by Mary Beth Blinn on October 13, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Gift of Holy Friendship

There’s a bulletin board in Room 111  covered with photos.  These photos depict individual members of a Sunday School…

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Added by Mary Beth Blinn on September 29, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

From Pastor Devon -- Serving God by Serving Others



Our vision statement ends by saying, Fairlington United Methodist Church serves God by serving others. Today, we will have the opportunity to discover what this means and then actually do what we proclaim by serving our neighbors. Right after church, everyone is…

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Added by FUMC on August 26, 2016 at 3:05pm — No Comments

From Pastor Mary Beth: Nurturing Faith - Going Deep

Our first year of gardening at Juliana Place has been an experiment.  Where is the best sun?  The best soil?  It turns out that the okra, planted by the fence, is going to be the best crop.  In this season of record heat and sporadic rain, I think I know why.  It’s the roots.  They are sturdy, deep and have multiple…

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Added by FUMC on August 18, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Upcoming Events - From Pastor Mary Beth

Fairlington Friends:

We are gearing up for Sunday’s week two of our vision for the future. Not only do we want to welcome all, we also seek to be a nurturing faith community. You will hear about exciting opportunities coming in the fall for ways to go deeper in your faith. I’m looking forward to Susan Batchelder’s witness about how her faith has grown at Fairlington and hearing the Davis/Chadwick quartet!

Our…

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Added by FUMC on August 17, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

From Pastor Mary Beth: Do We Believe in One God or in Three?

Genesis 1:1-5, 24-27; Matthew 28:16-20

This Sunday concludes our sermon series on your questions. Though the answer to this week’s question is simple, it may be one of the hardest to navigate. We believe in one God, but central to our faith is the doctrine of the…

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Added by FUMC on July 22, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Questions

Questions are vital to our faith.

There was a point in time when I was nervous to ask questions about God, Jesus, the Bible, the church, and faith. I was worried that it would show weakness, that it would look…

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Added by Devon Earle on June 29, 2016 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Methodism's Split Over Same-Sex Marriage

I didn't get a chance to read much of the Sunday New York Times yesterday, but I was scanning it over breakfast today and ran across this story:

Caught in Methodism's Split Over Same-Sex Marriage

I find this story fascinating because not only is it theological, it's also personal. The man featured in the article, Rev. Dr. Thomas…

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Added by Ingrid Sanden on May 6, 2013 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

Thank you for being a friend...

When you think of the word "friend," what do you think? I wonder if the definition has changed for people since the invention of Facebook.

 

I have been thinking about the word "friend" a lot lately. When I first joined Facebook, I really had a hard time accepting "friend requests." These were often people who had been on Facebook much longer than I, and who had found me in roundabout ways. Think of old high school friends (who, in my case, are also middle-school and…

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Added by Ingrid Sanden on October 18, 2011 at 10:19pm — 1 Comment

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