Feeding the Hungry

At Fairlington UMC we strive to follow Christ’s call to serve those in need by providing food for those who are hungry. You are encouraged to contact the person listed for more information on how you or your group may help. Please join us as we serve Christ and help those in need.


Max’s Place
Thursdays. Deliver food to church by 11 a.m. Purchase and prepare one course of a meal once a month for residents of a special needs homeless shelter
Contact: June at OutreachFUMC@aol.com or 703-671-8557.

Carpenter’s Shelter
Work with other Fairlington volunteers to prepare the evening meal or help serve at the Alexandria homeless shelter on Henry St.  Volunteers can help one Saturday per year or more.  FUMC provides the meal on the 4th Saturday of each month, hours from 6-7:15 p.m.  Contact: Barbara (food prep) or Kathy (serving meal) at outreachFUMC@aol.com or contact the church at 703-671-8557.

Meals on Wheels
4th Monday of each month, 10:15 a.m.-noon. Deliver meals to homebound Alexandria residents. Drivers and “runners” (deliverers) for 6 routes are needed. Substitutes are also needed to fill-in for regular volunteers.  New clients have signed up needing meals, so more volunteers are needed to assist them. If you can help, even as an occasional substitute, call Barbara Glomb, (703) 706-5795
Contact: Barbara, OutreachFUMC@aol.com or 703-671-8557.

Last Saturday Food Distribution with ALIVE (Alexandrians Involved Ecumenically)
Last Saturday of the month, 8:30-noon. Join volunteers to distribution food and houseware items to low-income Alexandrians at three End, Beauregard Street); and LaDrey Senior Resident Center (Old Town).
Contact: Pam at 703-837-9300, ext. 2 or volunteers@alive-inc.org.

Preparation for ALIVE!’s Last Saturday Food Distribution.
Last Friday of the month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Cora Kelly Recreation Center. Unload food in preparation for Last Saturday Food Distribution.
Contact: Pam at 703-837-9300, ext. 2 or volunteers@alive-inc.org.

The Society of St. Andrew

St. Andrew Club Brochure

St. Andrew Club Pledge Form

The Society of St. Andrew gets food to hungry people at a cost of pennies per serving. Become a part of Fairlington’s St. Andrew Club to receive two letters per year inviting you to make a financial donation to help end hunger in America. Join online at St. Andrew Club.
Contact: Barbara at OutreachFUMC@aol.com or call the church office at 703-671-8557.

Blog Posts

9 Ways to Embrace Gratitude and Joy

Posted by FUMC on July 5, 2018 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

  1. Keep a gratitude journal or calendar where you write down one thing each day for which you are thankful.
  2. Make a gratitude jar or box for the same purpose.
  3. At mealtimes say grace and then share around the table one thing for which you are thankful.
  4. Thank the people who serve you each day: the barista, clerk, banker, trash collector, etc.
  5. Write a letter of gratitude to a teacher, coach, old friend or mentor, or former pastor.
  6. Find a gratitude partner and share together daily or weekly.
  7. Tell someone how much they mean to you.
  8. Put a positive spin on your negative thoughts (You’re home with a sprained ankle but you get to read the book you’ve had by your chair for months.)
  9. Go on a gratitude walk, carefully observing and saying thank…

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!


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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