The Crusaders meets weekly on Sundays at 10:30am via Zoom. Singing, prayer, and Bible study represent the core nature of the Crusaders class. The group is a loving and caring class that offers Christ to all. Our door is always open to new and mature Christians who want to know more about the Bible. The Crusaders Class uses the International Bible Series and offers open discussion and emphasizes the sharing of our thoughts and experiences. Crusaders welcomes visitors and reaches out to care about each other and about you! Contact Jim Conklin for more details and a Zoom link.
If you enjoy reading, consider participating in our new FUMC Book Club, UnCover! Each week the group will read designated chapters in a selected book and then gather to discuss what we read. This is a low stress, fun way to connect with others in the church—you can participate in the discussion as much or as little as you like. The gathering begins in May on Thursdays via Zoom from 11-12:00 (starting May 6th) OR on Saturday mornings from 10:00 – 11:00 (starting May 8th) outside under the portico at church. You can purchase your copy online, or if you need assistance, copies will be available through the church. To learn more, contact Pastor Pamela Kipps.
Would you like to grow your leadership skills? FUMC is offering a five- week course to help you do just that. The group will explore key leadership concepts using the DiSC personal assessment tool to help raise self-awareness, improve teamwork, make conflict more productive, develop stronger communication skills, manage more effectively, and also helps individuals train others without judgment The group will meet outdoors under tents in the church courtyard from 10:30 to 11:45am on Sundays in the month of May. Watch for more details coming soon or contact Pastor Pamela Kipps.
Reading and studying scripture is an important part of Christian discipleship. Bible studies of various lengths and topics are offered throughout the year. To learn more, contact Pastor Pamela Kipps.
Our home group ministry is a Wesleyan tradition — John Wesley implemented small groups or class meetings to inspire creativity, foster accountability, and nurture spiritual growth within the body of Christ, the church. At Fairfax United Methodist, small groups are a place for grace, God’s presence to be realized, extended and received. To learn more, contact Pastor Pamela Kipps.
Men in this group partner with their pastor to invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities, realizing that everyone has different gifts, graces and areas of interest. Opportunities for participation include diverse ministries of the church, such as prayer groups, missions, Bible studies, retreats, workshops/seminars, small groups in the Wesleyan tradition, leading and participating on church committees, teaching Sunday school classes, youth ministries, scouting, and mentoring and assisting in worship service leadership. The focus is outward (to all men)—assisting them to engage in the process of spiritual growth. Some of our regular events include pancake breakfasts, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Holy Thursday Drama: The Last Supper, mulch sale, Saturday Bible Study, spiritual retreats and more. To learn more and/or join, contact Jim Conklin.
This inter-generational group of women gathers for friendship, fellowship, prayer, support, service, Christian learning and spiritual growth. We meet throughout the year in both large and small groups to learn more about missional opportunities and the teachings of Jesus Christ. During our meetings we feature missionaries and mission reports, and participate in varied events, projects, and issues of local and global significance. Our service work takes various forms: assembling Kits for Conference, collecting items for Cuba, furnishing toiletries to the less fortunate; taking staple items to the Lamb Center; and adopting families for holiday giving. Our Bible study is enhanced by the UMW Library materials purchased annually, and by participation in both District and church mission studies. To learn more and/or join, contact Leslie Carter.
The GIft Class is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. When it returns, it will meet weekly on Sundays at 9:30am. This class is for members of the congregation with specialized learning needs. The group enjoys a Bible story, craft, shared snack and rousing fellowship. Contact Jane Ciorba to learn more.