From Rev. Christian White: Doxology

Doxology: Christ the King Sunday, November 20th

Luke 1:68-79 & Colossians 1:11-20

Car accidents can be an emotionally traumatic experience- it can also be fatal. Even the smallest of fender benders can rattle our nerves. I was in an adult Sunday School class recently, and a mother shared a story of her recent car accident. The entire family of 4 was together when a vehicle smashed into them. The four of them went physically unharmed; however, the other car was totaled and the person was taken to the hospital.

I was in an adult Sunday School class recently, and a mother shared a story of her recent car accident. The entire family of 4 was together when a vehicle smashed into them. The four of them went physically unharmed; however, the other car was totaled and the person was taken to the hospital.

She tells how after everything was over and it was time to leave, they noticed the other vehicle’s license plate was stuck on their muffler. They pulled it off and there was a perfect circle of the license plate stuck in the mouth of the muffler. Not knowing what else to do with it, they put it in the car and took it home.

 She said the next day, looking at the license plate in a pile of stuff, she began to reflect on the fragility of her life, and that of her husband and children. She thought about how quickly our life can be changed, or ended, by even the briefest of encounters. She took the piece of license plate and nailed it to her kitchen wall, as a reminder of this precious gift of life that we have been given.

 Jesus was also hung up and nailed to something. Then, the Romans affixed a title to him- King of the Jews. Little did they know that in that moment of death of the King of Kings, life would be given to all.

~Rev. Christian White

 


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Immigration 101: 

 Sunday, September 23, in the Fellowship Hall immediately after the 11:00AM service. Light lunch to be served.

An Overview of U.S. Immigration Law

Do you ever wonder about immigration laws?

What’s a visa, a green card, DACA?

Why immigrants don’t just apply for citizenship?

Would you like to have a better understanding of immigration rules in a non-political format?

 

Lunch will be followed by Just Neighbors presenting an easy to understand overview of the ins and outs of our country’s very complex immigration system.

 

Regardless of your political views, this presentation will focus on facts about who is eligible for the various types of legal status in the U.S. and what the various types mean. There will be time for Q&A. 

 

No RSVP necessary, just come! For more information contact Mark Elder markuselder@gmail.com.

 

 

Co-hosted by FUMC’s Reconciling Ministry Team

and the Church in Society Team.

 

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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

 

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