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 shoots going down.

 Our spiritual roots can also go deep, and when they do, we are healthy, fruitful and strong.  All of the opportunities being planned for fall here at Fairlington UMC are like the soil being prepared. Look at this wonderful list!   Think about how you would like to be planted in this soil. We will be nurtured together.

 ~~Pastor Mary Beth

United Methodist Basics: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 21, 28, 7:30 pm

Relational Small Groups: Organizing for the fall

Disciple Fast Track (Overview of Bible): Sundays at 7 pm

beginning Sept. 25 (24 weeks)

Spirituality in Nature Group (S.I.N.G.): Third Sundays, 1:15pm.

Growing in Faith: 7 Ways to Go Deeper: Sermon Series with

Activities beginning Sept. 4

Sunday School Classes for Adults: Sundays at 9:30 beginning

Sept. 11

Children’s Choirs; beginning Wed., Sept. 14

Chancel Choir beginning Thursday, Sept. 8

Band of Mothers: second Tuesdays at 7:45 pm

Women’s Book Study: Nov. 6 at 12:15 pm

The Upper Room Daily Devotional: pick one up in the

narthex/foyer

Family Night Dinner Nights: monthly starting Sept. 14, 6:00pm.

Youth Program and Dinner Night: Sundays at 6:00pm beginning

September 18th

Service Sunday: August 28 after worship

Adult Bible Study on the Book of Acts: Wednesdays 10:30am

beginning September 24th

Young Adult Dinners: Monthly

Aged to Perfection Outings: Monthly

 

 

Check your bulletin, the SteepleTalk newsletter, fairlingtonumc.org, and Facebook page for more details and how to sign up

 

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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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