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

Sacrifice & Service

Posted by FUMC on October 19, 2018 at 11:44am 0 Comments

       It’s a paradox. Jumbo shrimp. Bitter sweet. Boneless ribs. Loud silence. Paradox seems to defy logic, is absurd, unusual or seems self-contradictory. But in the end it may prove to be something of value, well-founded or true. Like the concept of sacrifice.

Sacrifice is something we often avoid. It’s hard. It takes away from our own pleasure and requires us to deny ourselves. Yet it leads to life. To sacrifice is to give up something that is valuable to you in order to help another person. In the economy of our life in community, helping others turns out to be worth more than simply helping yourself. In fact, it’s what makes life together possible. Sacrifice is always hard but it gives life. A paradox. Where have you found sacrifice hard but life-giving?…


Reconciling Notes

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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