Upcoming Events - From Pastor Mary Beth

Fairlington Friends:

We are gearing up for Sunday’s week two of our vision for the future. Not only do we want to welcome all, we also seek to be a nurturing faith community. You will hear about exciting opportunities coming in the fall for ways to go deeper in your faith. I’m looking forward to Susan Batchelder’s witness about how her faith has grown at Fairlington and hearing the Davis/Chadwick quartet!

Our final fellowship covered-dish dinner will be at the home of Wray and Roma Sexon on Sunday, August 28 at 6 pm. Sign up at http://bit.ly/fellowshipdinner if you would like to attend.

Week three, Service Sunday on August 28, is just around the corner. Choose one of six service projects for all ages to follow our morning worship service. Sign up here http://bit.ly/servicesunday to make a difference in our community.



Mary Beth


Mary Beth Blinn, Lead Pastor

Fairlington United Methodist Church

Welcoming. Nurturing. Serving.

3900 King Street

Alexandria, Virginia  22302


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Reconciling Notes

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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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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