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Sacrifice & Service

       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…See More
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Sacrifice & Service

       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…See More
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 play Partners in the Gospel - Pastor Mary Beth Blinn

10.14.18 Worship
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Partners in the Gospel

Partnership is necessary in every successful venture, even when it’sjust for fun. I spent a couple of days at the beach last week with family. One morning My brother-in-law, Jack, got his kite to fly very high in the sky. But how do you keep a kite flying when it’s just you and you need to go do something else? You share it. So I…See More
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Partners in the Gospel

Partnership is necessary in every successful venture, even when it’sjust for fun. I spent a couple of days at the beach last week with family. One morning My brother-in-law, Jack, got his kite to fly very high in the sky. But how do you keep a kite flying when it’s just you and you need to go do something else? You share it. So I…See More
Oct 12
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 play Communion and Community - Pastor Devon Earle

10.07.18 Worship
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Communion & Community

 Did you know that there are United Methodist churches, not just in the United States but also throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe? We are a worldwide church! I found this map, with the dark-colored countries showing that over 12 million United Methodists worship there. United Methodists are also in mission in more than 136…See More
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Communion & Community

 Did you know that there are United Methodist churches, not just in the United States but also throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe? We are a worldwide church! I found this map, with the dark-colored countries showing that over 12 million United Methodists worship there. United Methodists are also in mission in more than 136…See More
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Living with the Ache of Loss

These words, sung by our choirs today, are set to music by United Methodist composer Mark Miller. One story is that the words were found…See More
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Living with the Ache of Loss

These words, sung by our choirs today, are set to music by United Methodist composer Mark Miller. One story is that the words were found…See More
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Stewardship Sunday Pancake Breakfast at Fellowship Hall

October 21, 2018 from 8am to 9:30am
Everyone in the church is invited to this free pancake and sausage breakfast brought to you by the Fairlington United Methodist Men.  Gluten-free pancakes will be available!(7:00 am set up - we welcome all volunteer help!)See More
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 play Building Doors - Pastor Mary Beth Blinn

09.23.18 Worship
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Opening Doors

Immigration is a much debated issue in our country, and world, today.   It is not a new issue, but the tone of the debate now requires us to equip ourselves with tools for a faithful and civil response.  The United Methodist Church has articulated a position, though not considered doctrine, that gives us a place to begin. …See More
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Opening Doors

Immigration is a much debated issue in our country, and world, today.   It is not a new issue, but the tone of the debate now requires us to equip ourselves with tools for a faithful and civil response.  The United Methodist Church has articulated a position, though not considered doctrine, that gives us a place to begin. …See More
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Sacrifice & Service

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       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…

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Partners in the Gospel

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Partnership is necessary in every successful venture, even when it’s

just for fun. I spent a couple of days at the beach last week with family. One morning My brother-in-law, Jack, got his kite to fly very high in the sky. But how do you keep a kite flying when it’s just you and you need to go do…

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Communion & Community

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  Did you know that there are United Methodist churches, not just in the United States but also throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe? We are a worldwide church! I found this map, with the dark-colored countries showing that over 12 million United Methodists worship there. United Methodists are also in mission in…

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These words, sung by our choirs today, are set to music by United Methodist composer Mark Miller. One story is that…

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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?…

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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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