Welcome to Fairlington

Fairlington welcomes 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.


Join us for Sunday Worship at 

9 & 11 AM

  • Online Worship

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


  • Announcements & Orders of Worship

    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


  • FUMC Choir at Westminster

    Join our choir at Westminster Presbyterian for Candlemas Service of Choral Evensong and Festive Crêpe Reception, Sunday, February 5 at 6 PM in the Sanctuary. Candlemas, or the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, happens at the midpoint of winter. On this day, the Westminster Choir, Choristers, and the Choir of Fairlington United Methodist Church will celebrate the gifts of warmth, love, and light in the midst of the cold of winter. Candlelight will illumine the sanctuary as we sing to honor the Light of the World, Jesus Christ.  Please RSVP online to let them know you’re coming to the crêpe reception by Tuesday, January 31 so they can estimate supplies! 

  • Note from FUMC Leadership

    Please take a moment to read the quarterly report from the FUMC Leadership Team and a note about our current church finances. 

    Click here for note

  • 10 Year Reconciling Anniversary! 

    Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 26, when Fairlington UMC will celebrate its 10th year as a Reconciling Congregation. Our guest preacher is Rev. Dr. Leo Yates, A deacon in the Baltimore-Washington Conference. Following the 11am service, there will be a celebratory luncheon in the Fellowship Hall (no rsvp necessary, just come); Pastor Janine and Mark Elder will share briefly about FUMC's place as a reconciling church in our denomination's future. Wear your rainbow stoles! 

  • Submit your Generosity Card

    As of now we have received almost $541,344 in generosity commitments. Thanks to all who have responded! However, this is well short of the $675,000 received last year. Please be sure to complete a physical or digital Generosity Card to assist your church leadership in planning for the upcoming year. 

    Click here to submit generosity card online

  • ALIVE! Pop-Up

    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. 

    Sign up to volunteer: 


  • Food Donations

    FUMC is continuing to collect much needed food. As we come out of the pandemic, food needs remain very high, especially among immigrant families in West End Alexandria. ALIVE! is emphasizing specific food items as well as giving by check or online giving. You may drop off items in the narthex – food is collected and delivered to ALIVE! each week. Thank you! 

  • Wednesday Morning Bible Study

    Wednesday Morning Bible Study will be returning January 18 at 10:30 AM. The topic will be: “Serious Answers to Hard Questions”: Ten Theologians Confront Ten Challenges to Faith. Various Wesley Theologians will address each issue followed by time for discussion. All are welcome to join the study Wednesday’s 10:30 – 11:45 AM in room 109. For more information contact Anne Wilson – wilsanne@gmail.com or Christian at christian@fairlingtonumc.org

  • Young adult bible study

    Starting in January, there will be a new Bible Study on Angels for Fairlington UMC Young Adults. On Sunday’s (Jan 8,15,22,29 & Feb 5) join Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar in the Church Parlor from 9:30-10:30 AM for this study. Over the weeks it will cover an introduction, women who encounter angel messengers, fallen angels, angels in the Gospels and Guardian Angels. You won’t want to miss it! 

  • Preschool Registration open! 

    Preschool Registration is open! Come and see how we play! Visit the Fairlington Preschool website or call the office to schedule a tour and get our updated information. We are currently serving children ages 2.5 years old through 6 years old. We have a highly educated and experienced staff; we focus on diversity and inclusion, are play-based., and have a high-scope curriculum. Classes are held from August to June. Contact the preschool office for more information: https://fairlingtonpreschool.org

  • 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.

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