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 invited to participate in one of six service opportunities:

 ~Making home repairs with Rebuilding Together Alexandria (for youth and adults)

 ~Doing yard work at Max’s Place (open to all ages)

~Bagging produce with Arlington Food Assistance Center (1:30-3:30pm, open to all ages)

 ~Preparing bags and cards for the Potato Drop (open to all ages in the Fellowship Hall)

 ~Painting for the Center for Alexandria’s Children (for youth and adults)

 ~Creating and delivering cards to the local police (open to all ages in the Fellowship Hall)

 Even if you have not signed up we hope that you will join us as we serve God by serving others!

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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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