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Advent and Christmas Schedule 2017

Added by FUMC on December 4, 2017 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Giving Your Best

I can’t count the number of times I have marveled at trees. A tree clinging with its roots to the small amount of soil sprinkled on a rocky mountain top. A large baobab tree thriving in the arid landscapes of Western Africa. The resilient tree in my childhood front yard that withstood many windy storms including…

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Added by FUMC on October 20, 2017 at 2:41pm — No Comments

From Pastor Mary Beth: Word of Life

Events change us. Experiences transform us, for better or worse. The worst, which happened this week to a record number of people, will impact lives forever.

At the same time, forces for good are rallying as they always do. Stories of hope and community and belief and generosity and strength are being told.…

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Added by FUMC on October 6, 2017 at 10:54am — No Comments

From Pastor Mary Beth: Word of Life

Events change us. Experiences transform us, for better or worse. The worst, which happened this week to a record number of people, will impact lives forever.

At the same time, forces for good are rallying as they always do. Stories of hope and community and belief and generosity and strength are being told.…

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Added by FUMC on October 6, 2017 at 10:54am — No Comments

From Pastor Mary Beth: Word of Life

Events change us. Experiences transform us, for better or worse. The worst, which happened this week to a record number of people, will impact lives forever.

At the same time, forces for good are rallying as they always do. Stories of hope and community and belief and generosity and strength are being told.…

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Added by FUMC on October 6, 2017 at 10:54am — No Comments

Response to Las Vegas

From Pastor Devon and Pastor Mary Beth

A Prayer from the United Methodist Church for Times such as These

Dear Lord,

When all we have left to do is cry out in the midst of the pain, give us hope.

When our tears feel like the only way to quench…

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Added by FUMC on October 2, 2017 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Response to Las Vegas

From Pastor Devon and Pastor Mary Beth

A Prayer from the United Methodist Church for Times such as These

Dear Lord,

When all we have left to do is cry out in the midst of the pain, give us hope.

When our tears feel like the only way to quench…

Continue

Added by FUMC on October 2, 2017 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Response to Las Vegas

From Pastor Devon and Pastor Mary Beth

A Prayer from the United Methodist Church for Times such as These

Dear Lord,

When all we have left to do is cry out in the midst of the pain, give us hope.

When our tears feel like the only way to quench…

Continue

Added by FUMC on October 2, 2017 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Response to Las Vegas

From Pastor Devon and Pastor Mary Beth

A Prayer from the United Methodist Church for Times such as These

Dear Lord,

When all we have left to do is cry out in the midst of the pain, give us hope.

When our tears feel like the only way to quench…

Continue

Added by FUMC on October 2, 2017 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Response to Las Vegas

From Pastor Devon and Pastor Mary Beth

A Prayer from the United Methodist Church for Times such as These

Dear Lord,

When all we have left to do is cry out in the midst of the pain, give us hope.

When our tears feel like the only way to quench…

Continue

Added by FUMC on October 2, 2017 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Response to Las Vegas

From Pastor Devon and Pastor Mary Beth

A Prayer from the United Methodist Church for Times such as These

Dear Lord,

When all we have left to do is cry out in the midst of the pain, give us hope.

When our tears feel like the only way to quench…

Continue

Added by FUMC on October 2, 2017 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Response to Las Vegas

From Pastor Devon and Pastor Mary Beth

A Prayer from the United Methodist Church for Times such as These

Dear Lord,

When all we have left to do is cry out in the midst of the pain, give us hope.

When our tears feel like the only way to quench…

Continue

Added by FUMC on October 2, 2017 at 5:09pm — No Comments

What's New in the New Testament?

      By Pastor Devon -- Last Sunday during worship, I asked some of you to share your favorite Bible verses. One of you shared that you treasure Psalm 23, a Psalm your grandmother paid you five dollars to memorize that has now become an important part of your faith. Early in my elementary school years, I remember…

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Added by FUMC on September 28, 2017 at 3:30pm — 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

Is This A Test?

Genesis 22:1-19

 Even before I arrived at Fairlington in 2015 to be your lead pastor, I heard about Beth El Hebrew Congregation. I learned about how in 1956 we opened our doors for a year to our Jewish neighbors while…

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Added by FUMC on August 24, 2017 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Abraham’s Family: A Promise for Many

When I was in high school, during the “war on terror,” I was troubled by the growing prejudice that I saw against my classmates and others who were Muslim. Muslims, Christians, and Jews all trace our lineage back to Abraham. We have a shared heritage, yet I wondered why we felt divided by our differences…

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Added by FUMC on August 18, 2017 at 2:39pm — No Comments

When God Shows Up for Dinner

 Hospitality is different in Northern Virginia from rural Southwestern Virginia. In the mountains, someone might invite you over to sit a spell on their front porch, offering a glass of “sweet tea.” In Alexandria, in part because we don’t often have front porches, we are more likely to say, “Meet me at…

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Added by FUMC on August 10, 2017 at 10:53am — No Comments

As Good as Dead

This week we begin a sermon series on the life and faith of Abraham, an early figure in our religious history who shows up not too far into the book of Genesis. Abraham had quite a life, and a calling. He is considered a leading figure in three of the world’s major religions (Islam, Judaism,…

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Added by FUMC on August 3, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Another Saying That You Won't Find in the Bible

From Pastor Devon: 

“I'm that little bit of hope. When my back's against the ropes.”

                                                           ~ R. Kelly “The World’s Famous”

 I love the song “The World’s Famous.” Many of us have had a time when it feels like our back is against the ropes…

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Added by FUMC on July 14, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

From Pastor Mary Beth: Things You Won’t Find in the Bible: “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves”

We often throw words around to prove a point or to bolster our position. There’s an extra punch when we say, “But it’s in the Bible!” This month we consider popular phrases that you won’t find in the Bible. We are on a search for the truths we will find there.

And so we begin this week with…

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Added by FUMC on June 30, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

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Advent and Christmas Schedule 2017

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Giving Your Best

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I can’t count the number of times I have marveled at trees. A tree…

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