How Fairlington Serves

Fairlington United Methodist Church welcomes all to nurturing faith community that serves God by serving others.

There are a variety of opportunities to serve in hands-on ways with Fairlington in the community!



  • FUMC Mission Trip to NC - Feb. 15 to 18

    We are going to help repair the homes devastated by flooding.  Whether you are a member of our church or not, you are welcome!  Contact Mike Moss at

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  • ALIVE!

    Fairlington hosts the ALIVE! housewares collection in our church. To volunteer organizing housewares contact Al Ross:


    We also volunteer at the Last Saturday Food Distribution at Cora Kelly by distributing housewares and food and doing crafts with children who are there. If you are interested in volunteering contact Rolf Blank:

    There is garden behind Fairlington UMC, where we grow food for ALIVE! To volunteer in the garden contact Anne Wilson:

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  • Carpenter's Shelter

    Fairlington makes and delivers a meal to Carpenter's Shelter on the fourth Sunday of every month. To volunteer contact Kathy Richards:

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  • Just Neighbors

    Fairlington partners with Just Neighbors for Social Justice Advocacy. To volunteer with Just Neighbors contact Bryce Chadwick:

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  • Meals on Wheels

    Every Monday, volunteers from Fairlington deliver meals to people in our community. To volunteer contact Barbara Glomb:

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  • New Hope Housing

    Volunteers from Fairlington prepare a meal once a month for Max's Place, one of the housing programs with New Hope Housing. If you would like to contribute to the meal, contact June Stowe:

    For more information on New Hope Housing, visit:

  • Rebuilding Together Alexandria

    Each April we participate in a build day with Rebuilding Together Alexandria, helping to make home repairs for our neighbors. If you would like to volunteer at other times throughout the year, contact Mike Moss:

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  • Rental Deposit Assistance Program

    For twenty-five years Fairlington United Methodist has had this unique safety net program, which offers one-time grants of up to $300 toward the security deposit to help individuals and families move to housing that they can afford in Alexandria and Arlington. Families and individuals who qualify for affordable housing often times still have to pay large security deposits at market rates ($1,000 to $2,000) which can pose an insurmountable barrier to moving into safe housing.

    If you would like to donate to the program or have questions, contact Carolyn Devilbiss:

  • Rising Hope Mission Church

    Rising Hope is a church that serves individuals living on the route one corridor. Fairlington does regular food drives to help fill their food pantry. If you would like to volunteer with them at other times, contact June Stowe:

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  • West end Lazarus Ministry

    Fairlington United Methodist Church hosts West End Lazarus Ministry on Thursday afternoons. This emergency financial ministry often serves people who are at the end of their list of community and personal resources and Lazarus is their final hope.

    West End Lazarus ministry begins taking guests at 2:45pm every Thursday with a lottery that takes place at 3pm.

    If you have questions about this ministry or would like to volunteer, contact Melanie Gray: