From Pastor Janine

Thomas Sunday always follows Easter Sunday on the Church calendar. But there is so much more to the story than Thomas. The Gospel of John is the only one to recount this appearance of the risen Christ; it is a rich narrative of fear, confusion and ultimately, belief. I hope my thoughts about it, and relevance to our world today, will bring a little encouragement to our life as a community of faith.

We started the Easter season with an early service that included communion and reception of our newest member, Marc Dapas. It was good to celebrate and enjoy our beautiful Wilderness space. So, we are going to resume regular worship at 9:00 AM every Sunday, following the practices we started last summer. If the weather is less than hospitable we will move to the chapel. The Green Awning door will be open from 8:30 to 9:30. You will need a mask, your communion elements (a chair if you wish) and the order of worship, which can be downloaded here.

Peace and health,


  • Sunday eucharist service

    9am In the wilderness

    We are resuming regular worship at 9:00am every Sunday in the Van Dorn Wilderness area next to the upper parking lot. If the weather is less than hospitable we will move to the chapel. The Green Awning door will be open from 8:30 to 9:30. You will need a mask, your communion elements (a chair if you wish) and the order of worship, which can be downloaded on this page (scroll up).

  • A New Wednesday

    Morning Study Group

    How Firm Is Your Foundation?

    4 Sessions via Zoom Wednesdays from 10:30 – 11:30am

    April 21 and 28 & May 5 and May 12

    To attend, please RSVP to Christian White by Wednesday, April 14.

    Click Here for more info!

  • Kids Club is back on zoom!

    Sundays, from 10 to 10:30am

    Our theme will be “Unless I See:  Living the Resurrection” or, for kids, “God Gave Me 5 Senses.”  Kids ages 4-11 will engage with scripture, discussion, and some song and dance as they learn about what Jesus’ resurrection has to do with us.

     Join us on Sunday mornings beginning

    April 11 from 10:00-10:30am! Get your zoom coordinates now. Contact

  • Mark Your Calendar for Monday, April 19 at 7pm

    Just Neighbors, in partnership with Fairlington United Methodist Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church, is hosting an Immigration Update, in which Director of Legal Services Dominique Poirier will cover the changes in immigration policy that have taken place under the Biden administration and how the changes impact immigrants and refugees in our community. Pastor Janine Howard will offer the welcoming.  For information/registration: click here.

  • Our Audio Visual Tech Fund Goal: Within Reach! Just Passed 86%

    If you’ve been a faithful zoom worshiper you know we need to improve and sustain our online experience and our upcoming 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,

    You are invited to give at When you do, please list your donation on the line Other: AVTech. If mailing a check indicate AVTech on the check memo line.  Thank you for your help!

  • Mourning & Praying for our Asian-American & Pacific Islander Siblings

    This week, we are mourning and praying for our Asian American and Pacific Islander siblings who

    have experienced increased episodes of racially motivated hatred and violence since the beginning of

    the global pandemic. We grieve the loss of the victims of the shootings:

    Delaina Ashley Yaun Gonzalez, Paul Andre Michaels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Soon C. Park, Hyun

    J. Grant, Suncha Kim, and Yong A. Yue. We pray for their families and communities and all those who

    are grieving.

    While we continue to meet and prayerfully plan some invitations to participate in discussion on racial

    justice, we want to share some resources to plug into the work now. continued, click here

    Questions? Contact Ashley Moore at

  • Wednesday zoom Podcast Discussion

    Fairlington United Methodist Women will begin the 2021 podcast series Who Deserves a Monument? ( “Inspired by one Baltimore high school, this podcast investigates the history of Confederate monuments and symbols—and their uncertain future. But mostly, it explores monumental moments through the stories of five unsung African Americans whose courage and cunning dramatically shaped American history.” Join Fairlington UMW as we discover how our previous podcast discussions intersect with these inspiring leaders with ties to neighboring Baltimore, Maryland. Contact Karlene Masters ( for the Zoom meeting instructions.

     April 14 – How Did We Get Here?

  • Support Alive! at the spring2action fundraiser

    Wednesday April 14 – Thursday April 28  

    Help us reach our goal of $80,000 at Spring2ACTion on April 28 (early giving starts April 14). Donate on the ALIVE! Spring2ACTion page. Your donation will support all that ALIVE! does to meet the growing need of our Alexandria community. Go to Alive! Sprin2Action Page.


    Help them stretch their money by purchasing cleaning goods for them.

    You can make your purchases and delivery through their Amazon wish list by clicking on the smile logo or click: .

    You are also welcome to do your own shopping. Please take the items to

    Back Door Entrance/Trinity UMC/ 2911 Cameron Mills Rd, Alexandria, VA 22302. 


    Online Sunday, APril 11 and April 25 @ 5:30pm


    We will be reading the book: “Submitting to be More Vile: The Illustrated Adventures of John & Charles Wesley” by Charlie Baber from now through June. There will also be a bi-monthly social gathering, beginning in March.  For more information, contact

  • Now enrolling for fall 2021

    Fairlington Preschool is now enrolling for the 2021-2022 school year. There are openings in classes for children ages 2 – 5. Questions? Please call Carol Keller in the preschool office 703-671-3939. More information is available on our website