Fifty-years after his death, we are still eagerly listening for Dr. King’s voice. People are remembering and sharing their favorite MLK quotes. A friend posted a photograph from the walls of the MLK memorial as his Facebook cover photo. And my husband bought a turn-table so we can listen to one of his favorite old records: Dr. King’s speech, “Remaining Awake through the Great Generation." It's a voice that has changed our lives and the world.


There are many voices calling to us in our world today. it’s easy to get confused, like young Samuel did many years ago. “Who, me?” But we want to know when it’s the voice of God and when God is speaking to us. It’s a voice that always says, “You are my beloved,” and a voice that calls us to meaningful and justice-centered action. So we are alert this weekend, not just to the voice of leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King who encourage us, but to the quiet slow awakening in our own hearts that leads to action. Listen. How is God calling you?


~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,


Follow this link 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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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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