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 of 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.

A Word from Pastor Janine

We are coming to the conclusion of our Reading With Intention series. This Sunday we will use a story about the prophet Elisha to gain insight to how the bible is read by people in need – of life’s essentials, of relationships, of support. It is funny how a few short verses can open up so many thoughts.

Get ready for two important events. Our second Stewardship Sunday, with opportunities for generosity, is almost here. Homecoming is not far behind. Come celebrate all things FUMC. Information on both of these is linked below.

As always, stay connected through our various social media platforms. Ministry is still alive at Fairlington!


Peace and health,


2021 Charge Conference Report

Dear Fairlington Family and Friends,

Our annual Charge Conference (United Methodist for an important business meeting) took place Sunday, October 10th. In the interest of providing information to all, we are publishing a file with all of the reports submitted for the Conference. Where required, these were approved by vote of the Charge Conference. 

Click Here for the 2021 Charge Conference Report

Please feel free to submit your questions to office@fairlingtonumc.org. Thank you for your support of our ministries!

Janine Howard, Lead Pastor

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    Support StepAlive! Walkathon & Fundraiser Oct. 17


    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

The Fairlington Preschool Board of Directors Announces a Job Opening for

Fairlington Preschool Director

For job announcement and instructions for applying for the position   CLICK HERE  .  No phone calls please.