Welcome to Fairlington

Fairlington United Methodist Church proclaims without reservation God’s unconditional love and grace, and affirms the dignity and worth of every person as created in the image of God.  We commit to extend Christ’s gospel hospitality, creating a place of safety and spiritual sanctuary for all people.  Therefore, this community of faith welcomes into membership, participation and leadership all persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, family structure, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic background, political affiliation, physical or mental ability, faith history, or life experience.  We recognize among us differences in theology and biblical interpretation, and covenant to accept, respect, and love one another along our faith journeys.  

As God loves us, so let us love one another.


From Pastor Janine

Fairlington Friends, 


What does a First-Century CE Ethiopian court official have to teach us about reading our bibles? Check out our worship service this Sunday to find out. You can come prepared by reading from the Book of Acts (8:26-40).


Last week was wildly busy, in the best of ways. Our United Methodist Men got back to grilling, we helped welcome a new family to the area, and the building was full of life with children returning to weekday activities and classes. Things are not back to normal, though there are signs of hope. We continue to monitor Covid-19 numbers and are prepared to make adjustments to our protocols if necessary.


Worship leaders and other staff are very appreciative of your patience as we experience “bugs” in the livestream process. Our new equipment is still  on route. We are frustrated by that, but cannot do much about it. We do feel confident it will be worth the wait!


Please look at the announcements linked above with our Sunday materials.

Peace and health, 

   --  Janine Howard


Meet Our New Pastoral Assistant

Jackie  Weavill joined us July 6.  She 's a graduate student at Wesley Theological Seminary in  Washington DC.  You can meet Jackie at worship on Sunday or contact her by email at jackie@fairlingtonumc.org.  She has sent us an enthusiastic video which you canVIEW HERE



  • And We're Here to Help!

    Are you having a hard time getting into that big, intimidating book called the Bible? You’re not alone. It’s a concern for many people.

    Despite the riches to be found in the Bible it can be a difficult book to approach. Some passages are easy to understand and appreciate, while others cause a lot of head scratching. You are invited to join us for a course on how to read your Bible. It will be taught by Reverend Deborah Porras, the pastor at Beverly Hills UMC in Alexandria. Zoom sessions begin on Tuesday, September 28 and continue for 8 sessions until November 16, from 7:30 - 9:00pm. Sign up for the course by email to christian@fairlingtonumc.org or by phone at 703-671-8557. FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE.


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    Support StepAlive! Walkathon & Fundraiser Oct. 17

    Invite your friends Download a flyer

    For many years the services and programs provided through ALIVE! have served as a safety net for many Alexandria families and individuals in need - this has been especially the case during the pandemic.  The StepALIVE! Walkathon on Sunday, October 17, 2021, is an opportunity for all of us to contribute financial support that will make it possible for ALIVE! to continue providing the much-needed help to families and individuals experiencing hardship and poverty in our community.  continued, click here



  • We Encourage Everyone to Wear a Mask.

    In the church setting, and especially in worship, we encourage the full participation of all persons, fully vaccinated and unvaccinated. Therefore, we encourage observance of practices that will best protect the unvaccinated as we make every effort to “love our neighbor” and “do no harm.”  For details click here