• January 17 - A Message from Pastor  Janine Howard

    Who are the “Wesley Bros” and why should we care? – These and other questions will be answered this Sunday, and during the course of our newest worship series. How does an Eighteenth Century reform movement help a Twenty-First Century church live as a faithful witness to the world? Your worship leaders will do their best to offer insight.

    The coming week looks to be especially difficult for our country and for those of us who reside in the Metro D.C. region. Your clergy have organized a 24-hour prayer vigil beginning Tuesday at 6:00pm. Individuals, families or small groups can take part in it, in any form that makes sense. We have divided the time into 30 minute slots, asking for you to sign up at https://bit.ly/fumcvigil. Look for some resources for prayer in the next few days. Your time of prayer need not be limited to these hours! As the apostle said, “Pray without ceasing”.

    Peace and health,



  • January 11 - Meet our new lay leader

    My name is Tracy Jefferson and I am excited to serve with

    Gerry Hebert as co-Lay Leader. You may have seen me at church with my daughter, RubyLynn, in Children's Sunday School or on our Mission Trip to Princeville, NC, where I was blessed to witness the Kingdom of Heaven in action. I am grateful to be part of a congregation that is committed to extending the Love of God to all people. I pray that my time in this position will help us grow together in Christ as we deepen our relationships with God and each other. Thank you for the opportunity to serve. Please reach out, call, email or say hello when we are physically together again. May the Peace of Christ be with you all, 

        -Tracy Jefferson

        regardingrubylynn@gmail.com (she/her/hers) 

  • Fairlington UMC Council

    Update to the Congregation

    CLICK HERE.  A view of what we've accomplished during this time of pandemic. What is left to be done in the areas of food and rent insecurity, homelessness, caring for creation and making our church and grounds safe for the community?

  • CLICK HERE. We are going to have a little fun exploring Wesleyan history, tradition and practice, using Submitting to Be More Vile as a resource. The book is billed as “… the illustrated adventures of John and Charles Wesley, authored/drawn by Reverend Charlie Baber, a Deacon in the Virginia Annual Conference. “ (We hope to have Charlie make a guest appearance sometime during the course of the series.)

    Charlie’s book is available from a number of sellers (ISBN-13: 978-1-5018-8947-9), if you want to have it on hand. We are encouraging our small groups to use it as a guide for their gatherings this winter. 

    By the way, the title comes from a phrase used by John Wesley. Find out more by following our series!

    Pictured: the Wesley brothers

  • Special AV/Tech Fund  help us Upgrade

    our Virtual Worship Services & Telecasting

    Conditions related to Covid19 have brought about a sharpened focus on our technological needs in the sanctuary. To improve and sustain our online experience and future in-church experience, Fairlington UMC is asking for much needed additional financial gifts. Improvements will cost in the vicinity of $65,000 (includes installation). These items are not in the 2021 budget. For more information, please contact the Integrated AV-IT Task Force, (office@fairlingtonumc.org).

    Your online giving helps Fairlington purchase partial or single item(s). (please list on the "other" line and write AVIT or indicate ATVIT on your check's memo line

    PortaStudio Video Camera system – 3 Cameras $10,000

    Microphones for recording an in-house worship $ 2,000

    Lighting in the sanctuary (chancel/altar area) $15,000

    Digital audio mixer $ 4,500    Projector and Screen $12,000    Installation $19,500

    Wireless Dual Transmission Hearing System $ 2,000

    Thank you for your consideration.