Fairlington United Methodist Church

No Matter Who You Are, You Are Welcome Here!

Fairlington UMC is a

Reconciling Congregation with open hearts, open minds, and open doors. We proclaim and welcome every person as a beloved child of God regardless of age, race, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, family structure, faith history, or life experience.  NO MATTER WHAT, you are welcome here.

How to Find us

3900 King Street  Alexandria, VA 22302

What's Coming Up

  • Pastry with a Pastor

    Thursday mornings from 9-11am at Alexandria Pastry in Bradlee Center

    Grab a coffee or tea and chat with one of our pastors. Got questions? Concerns? Just want to socialize?  Come on over!

  • Meet the director of the alexandria black history museum

    Tuesday,  February 18 from 12:30 to 2pm in the Fellowship Hall

    Audrey P. Davis discusses Black History in Alexandria and reviews

    current exhibits and research. The presentation is free and sponsored by the Alexandria Retired Teachers Association. For more information contact  Judy McConville, arta.acps@gmail.com .


  • Young adult study

    Sunday, February 23 from 5-7pm in Room 109. Course continues Every other Sunday through March.

    Everyone in their 20s and 30s is invited to explore the Gnostic Gospels, Books that Didn't Make it Into the New Testament and Why? We will have dinner and then discuss together. Childcare is provided!  Contact Pastor Devon, devon@fairlingtonumc.org.

  • Free Pancake Dinner

    Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30-8pm

     There will be pancakes (gluten-free pancakes will be available), toppings, and sausage.

    Did you know that pancakes are the traditional meal the evening before Ash Wednesday because they are a way to use up rich foods like eggs, milk, and sugar, before the 40 days of Lent begins? During dinner we will explore other questions about Lent that you may have wondered about. Why don't we use the word Alleluia in worship during Lent? Why is Lent 40 days? What are we supposed to do during Lent?

    We will also prepare the ashes that will be used during Ash Wednesday from the palms used during Palm Sunday last year.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to office@fairlingtonumc.org

  • Come Early 7-8:30am or to the evening service at 7pm

    At the beginning of Lent, pause to remember that you are claimed by the mark of the cross and to begin the journey that will take you to Easter.

    There will be two opportunities to receive ashes. Drop by for a brief prayer and ashes between 7-8:30am. Location TBD. At 6pm you can gather in the Fellowship Hall for pizza (RSVP to Christian, christian@fairlingtonumc.org). Following that, there will be an Intergenerational Service. All ages are invited! We will share communion and be marked with ashes in the sign of a cross.