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.

  • Rise Against Hunger

    Join your Fairlington family in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, October 2 from 12:30 – 2 PM to package meals for Rise Against Hunger.  It starts with a meal. Help us come together to package nearly 20,000 highly nutritious, dehydrated meals using an assembly line process to ship to hungry kids and individuals around the world. It seem like packing simple bags of rice and soy, but Rise Against Hunger meals represent the hopes and dreams of people worldwide. This is your opportunity to be part of ending hunger for those in need! We are hoping to have 50+ volunteers come together for this spectacular mission opportunity.  



    Join us on YouTube for online worship, live Sunday mornings at 11 AM. Or, watch worship on-demand anytime throughout the week. 



    Download weekly order of worship and announcements to follow along with online worship and stay up-to-date with everything happening at Fairlington. 

    9 AM Order of Worship

    11 AM Order of Worship


  • step alive walkathon

    Walkathon for ALIVE!. Join ALIVE! on Sunday, October 16th for the 41st annual walkathon. The Walkathon will be at First Christian Church (2723 King Street) and it is a 5 mile or 5k walk, followed by snacks, live music, and raffle prizes. Registration is $25 for an individual walker, $10 children, $10 seniors, and free for kids under 6. 

    register today

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  • Alive! Pop-up Volunteers

    FUMC is continuing our partnership with Alive! by hosting a monthly food distribution pop-up. Every 3rd Saturday of the month we need a team of 6-8 volunteers to hand out food to our neighbors. 

    DATE CHANGE: Pop-up food distributions will be changed to the 2nd Saturday of the month for November and December (November 12th & December 10th.)

    Sign up to volunteer: 


  • Generosity Campaign: 

    We are excited to now ask that you IMAGINE Fairlington in the next stage of our church life. Nearly 80 years ago, the founders of Fairlington created a place to worship Christ and positively impact a community by putting faith into action. Join us in our 2023 generosity campaign – IMAGINE Fairlington – to build on that positivity at our core foundation and bolster our strengths, opportunities, and aspirations. Be on the lookout for a letter coming in the mail soon outlining the 2023 Generosity Campaign.

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  • office Manager

    Fairlington United Methodist Church, Alexandria, VA, a Reconciling Congregation, has an opening for the position of a full-time office manager. The position requires interpersonal skills and proficiency with Microsoft (including, Teams, Outlook, etc.) and Shelby database system (membership and finance modules). The role includes oversight of publication production, monitoring office supplies, building scheduling and assistance to other staff. Salary and start date are negotiable. Please send an email to janine@fairlingtonumc.org to indicate your interest, and to receive more information. 

  • Bring Your Shopping Bags to Church!

    FUMC continues its collection of reusable bags in an effort to assist low income households because the new tax on plastic bags is one more hardship. If you have or can purchase reusable bags with sturdy handles that can safely hold about 20 pounds of groceries, please place them in the big box in the Narthex. There will be a sample bag attached to the box. For more information, contact Anne Wilson, wilsanne@gmail.com.