The Bible:What It Is and What It Isn't

I own quite a few Bibles. It's helpful to have a variety of translations for sermon preparation and Bible study. But I have also been given Bibles over the years by family members and inherited a few. The one I’ve had the longest is very small and is the New Testament portion of the Bible. It’s bound in pink leather and I’ve had it since I was born, a gift of Trinity Methodist Church in Winchester, Kentucky. I’ve never read it because the print is so tiny and it’s a translation that’s not so easy to understand.

Bibles can become ceremonial for us. They have sentimental value but we may rarely read them. But here’s what United Methodists believe: “ . . .through the scripture the living Christ meets us in the experience of redeeming grace.”

During the next five weeks at Fairlington we hope to deepen our interest in the Bible and open ourselves to Christ’s redeeming grace. All you need is one Bible to start with, one that you can easily read (we have some to give away), and then join us on the journey. It will make a difference in your life.
Pastor Mary Beth 

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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.

 

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!

 

Fairlington UMC is a 

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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