Our theme of “Comeback Together” celebrates new beginnings. It honors where we have been over the last few years of the pandemic and our seven decades of being the Fairlington Framily and looks forward to where God is leading us. A Comeback offers encouragement and perspective to those who are seeking or needing understanding and direction, enduring hardship and pain, made a mistake or are grieving, and when everything seems to be falling apart. The good news is that God is an inspiration and comforter for fresh starts, of Comebacks! God gives hope to the hopeless, direction to the wandering, help to those who are in need. God’s plans will always prevail, even when ours do not work out.
Join us as we live into God’s call for a Comeback Together at Fairlington and faithfully follow God’s mission for us during our annual generosity campaign. This Comeback Together moment is not possible without your participation in the ministries of Fairlington with your prayers, presence, gifts, and service.
SUBMITTING A GENEROSITY CARD:
- Place a completed paper card in an offering plate during services or mail a completed card to the church office: Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302.
- Click the SUBMIT GENEROSITY CARD button above
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the purpose of a generosity card?
A generosity card is a record of a weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual giving dedication that you make to our church. A record of your giving dedication enables the church's finance leaders to more accurately budget and plan for missions’ programs, ensure our staff and clergy are paid to minister to those in need and help us in our spiritual growth, support programs and services for our community, and address building maintenance and operations.
I give regularly. Why should I complete a generosity card?
When you complete a generosity card, we know we can count on your support to our church for all its needs. A record of your giving dedication helps us better reach those locally and globally who need our support. Submitting a generosity card is an important part of the budgeting and planning process.
I give regularly online through e-giving. Do I still need to complete a generosity card?
Yes. The church’s bookkeeping system does not record an automatic e-giving contribution as an annual giving dedication. A generosity e-Card, which is the same as a paper card, can be completed by clicking the SUBMIT GENEROSITY CARD button above.
Can I change my giving dedication at any time?
Yes, all you need to do is notify the office. All gifts are welcome and we understand circumstances may change.
What is tithing?
Tithing is the custom of giving a 10th part of all fruits and earnings. We hope you prayerfully consider giving a portion of your first fruits, or the best of what God has given you. That portion may be more or less than a 10th.
Do I need to “tithe” to complete a generosity card?
We are called to give to God “what is right, not what is left over” (first fruits, not leftovers). A giving dedication is a spiritual decision between you and God. Please consider a portion that is meaningful to you. If you have been making an annual giving dedication for a while, consider moving toward tithing or increasing the portion of your gift.
What ways can I fulfill my giving dedication?
You can fulfill the giving dedication made on your generosity card through any duration of your choosing (weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly) via the following ways:
Text or App
Text "GIVE" to 205-TXT-FUMC (205-898-3862); Select "Giving" on the church app menu
A cash or check gift can be placed in offering plates during services
Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
Click HERE to access our online giving system or click the GIVE button below