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Jesus Revealed

 

Less than three weeks ago, we gathered for Easter Sunday. The pews were packed, flowers decorated the sanctuary, incredible music filled the air, and we proclaimed Christ is Risen! Now, as the…

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Added by FUMC on April 27, 2017 at 10:45am — No Comments

13 Ways to Care for Creation

Added by FUMC on April 24, 2017 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Martha: When Jesus Comes Too Late

Death and other forms of loss seem to be the antithesis of life.  Some of us have had more than our share of death and loss.  We ask, “Why?”  “Where were you, God?”  “Will I have hope again?”  Grief is the deep sorrow that accompanies this kind of loss but it is also the process that gets us through it. …

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Added by FUMC on March 30, 2017 at 3:53pm — No Comments

The Blind Man: Beginning to See

About a month ago I attended a seminar on Leadership and Emotional Intelligence. Lynne Alley-Grant, the presenter at the workshop, explained how we have different versions of ourselves. We have our open self which is information about ourselves that we know and others know. We have our hidden self which is…

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Added by FUMC on March 22, 2017 at 6:06pm — No Comments

The Samaritan Woman: Truth Telling and Truth Hearing

 If you’ve tried to get a drink of cold water in the church Fellowship Hall lately, you have run into a problem. The water fountain does not work. I don’t know how long it’s been broken, but I suspect some people have gone away thirsty. The good news is that our hard-working Trustees have a plan to…

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Added by FUMC on March 16, 2017 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Lenten Bible Study: Starting March 22

Roll Down, Justice! Lent offers Christians an opportunity to renew their commitment to being more Christ-like. The Lenten Biblical Reflection, Roll Down, Justice!, written by Faye Wilson, featuring the music and reflections of Mark A. Miller, poses the following questions…
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Added by FUMC on March 16, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Weekend Plans Include Time Change

Another special weekend is planned for you at church.  Our series, Real People — Transformed Lives, continues Sunday at 9:30 am and 11 am with a dramatic monologue and the Rev. Matt Woodbury preaching from the Gospel of John, Chapter 3.  Don't forget to turn your clocks forward Saturday night so…

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Added by FUMC on March 10, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Real People - Transformed Lives

Sunday, March 12

Nicodemus: Transformed…

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Added by FUMC on March 7, 2017 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Real People - Transformed Lives

Sunday, March 12

Nicodemus: Transformed…

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Added by FUMC on March 7, 2017 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Jesus: Passing the Temptation Test

Lent prepares us. We say it prepares us for Easter and this is true. This year Easter falls on April 16. The forty days between Ash Wednesday and Easter (excluding Sundays) will be filled with opportunities to deepen our faith. We will come face to face with death and sin in order to experience…

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Added by FUMC on March 2, 2017 at 5:20pm — No Comments

From Pastor Mary Beth: Considering Race

How old is the human race? Old enough to know better.

The Civil Rights Act was signed into law on July 2, 1964. It has been 152 years since the ratification of the 13th amendment, which abolished slavery. Almost 2000 years ago, the gospel message was clearly stated: those who love God must love their brothers…

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Added by FUMC on February 9, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

From Pastor Devon: Come and See: What Does Jesus Teach His Followers?

When Shane Claiborne was 20 years old and a college student at Eastern University, he remembers his professor Tony Campolo saying:…

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Added by FUMC on January 27, 2017 at 10:48am — No Comments

From Pastor Mary Beth ~ Come and See: How Do We Invite Others to Follow Jesus?

Fairlington UMC has many neighbors. About 72,659 people live within a five-mile drive of Fairlington. That number will grow by 7% in the next few years. I wonder about their needs and dreams, their hopes and fears. I suspect they are just like are just like us. Though we all…

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Added by FUMC on January 19, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

From Pastor Mary Beth ~ Come and See: What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus?

May the Lord Bless you and keep…

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Added by FUMC on January 12, 2017 at 5:44pm — No Comments

From Pastor Mary Beth: Come and See: Who Is Jesus?

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Added by FUMC on January 6, 2017 at 3:57pm — No Comments

From Pastor Devon: New Year's Resolution

When the ball drops to mark the beginning of a new year, many people make new or renewed commitments.  We make resolutions to live better healthier lives. There is another tradition that is practiced at Methodist Churches throughout the world; Covenant services are held on New Year’s Day. The…

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Added by FUMC on December 28, 2016 at 4:59pm — No Comments

There Shall Be Joy

It was about 5 years ago that I really heard Handel's Messiah for the first time.  Of course I had “heard” it in concerts, on the radio, and from our CD player.  As I sat in a performance by the Richmond Symphony and  Chorus, I found myself following the program line by line.  The words, all from…

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Added by Mary Beth Blinn on December 8, 2016 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Loving and Just

     Almost a year ago, some of us from Fairlington gathered together with people from United Methodist churches in the Alexandria and Arlington districts. The speaker, Dr. Joseph Daniels, asked us what does your heart break…

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Added by Devon Earle on December 1, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Advent Begins!

This Sunday we begin the season of Advent.  As Lawrence Stookey puts it, “It is about the future, about the Christian hope for a new heaven and new earth as a gift from God.”  Jesus, whose birth we celebrate at Christmas, is glimpse of what God has in mind for the future.  And Jesus taught us to pray for it’s coming:  “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done.” …

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Added by Mary Beth Blinn on November 23, 2016 at 1:53pm — No Comments

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Reconciling News

Conversations on a Way Forward  Sunday, April 9 from 3:00 to 4:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.You are invited for conversation and an update on the Bishops’ Commission on a Way Forward, facilitated by Dave Nuckols, a Commission member. The Commission on a Way Forward was proposed by the Council of Bishops and approved by the 2016 General Conference (our denomination’s legislative body). It is tasked --to do a complete examination and possible revision of every paragraph of the UMC’s Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality; -- as well as explore options that will help maintain and strengthen the unity of the church. Tthe Commission’s work is tentatively scheduled to result in a called General Conference in 2019, that will determine the way forward and structure of our denomination. For more information, see the Commision website: http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/commission-on-a-wayforward. For other questions about this event, contact Mark Elder at markuselder@gmail.com.

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