We need food to live. Our bodies are nourished by proteins, fats, carbohydrates, water, vitamins and minerals. Without each of these elements, we get sick. Without food after a period of a few weeks, we die.

There’s that. And then there’s the joy of eating. Not all, but many of us have the privilege of eating a variety of delicious foods. It’s something we look forward to each day. What did you eat today that you enjoyed? What’s your favorite food?

And then there’s this. Food shows up a lot in the Bible, and becomes a metaphor for spiritual nourishment. Jesus took bread and blessed it: “This is my body.” What are you hungry for in your spirit? Are you being nourished in your faith journey? We are setting the table at Fairlington for all who are hungry. Join us this Sunday for the beginning of our series on food and faith.

~Pastor Mary Beth

 

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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!

 

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