An invitation to IMAGINE!

What do you IMAGINE for Fairlington United Methodist Church in the coming years and decades? How will we stay relevant in a world that needs places like Fairlington more than ever?


We are so grateful for your generosity of prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness throughout the pandemic. We are excited to now ask that you IMAGINE Fairlington in the next stage of our church life.


When we look at the challenges our society faces, we believe the inclusive, Christ-centered church provides the answer. It is a church that enfolds people of all ages, races, and orientations, that seeks justice and that loves with abandon. Fairlington UMC is a part of this church and a leader among churches.


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. 


Fairlington is full of riches and gifts – our people, our faith, our location, our music, our inclusion-focused pre-school, our many programs and partnerships to help those in need. IMAGINE blossoming from a Fairlington with a “sanctuary, offices, and classrooms” into a Fairlington campus that is a “Center for Mission and Ministry” which empowers our mission priorities of housing, food security, creation care, and immigration. 


Our faith is being activated and there are teams already at work in the church, but we need your voice, energy, vision, and generosity together in this IMAGINE Fairlington endeavor. Our 2023 generosity campaign will launch with Generosity Sundays on October 23 and 30. We ask that you prayerfully IMAGINE with us by completing the enclosed generosity card or registering your generosity dedication online. 


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
  • In Person: A cash or check gift can be placed in offering plates during services
  • Mail: Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
  • Online: Click HERE to access our online giving system