Rent Security Deposit Assistance Program

A young mother’s financial struggles began when her 3-month old infant had heart surgery. She lost her job when she had to stay home to care for the infant. At that point, she also lost her housing. Thanks to FUMC’s assistance, she was able to avoid the homeless shelter and move to her own apartment. Her new housing is now secure and she is back at work.

 

Your gifts to the church and your special donations to RSDAP have allowed us to make one-time grants of up to $300 toward a security deposit so members of our community, like the young mother we helped, can move to housing that they can afford. 

 

The fund is now nearly depleted. We are now turning away requests from community advocates desperate to cobble together security deposit funds for needy individuals and families.

 You can help.

JOIN THE RENT SECURITY DEPOSIT CLUB ONLINE: Click here

 By making a pledge commitment for twice-yearly giving, club members are helping to sustain this mission with a consistent source of funding. Since its inception last year, 14 members have joined the Club. 

 

OTHER WAYS TO HELP

Give at the special collection during Worship on Sunday, September 10th.

 

Make a donation to the program. Simply write a check to FUMC with RSDAP in the memo line.

 

Whenever you are paying your rent or mortgage, consider writing a check for RSDAP each month.

 

Or add $10 or more to your monthly pledge, and allocate it to RSDAP. Ask the church office how.

 

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9 Ways to Embrace Gratitude and Joy

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  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…
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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!

 

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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