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Lenten Mission Offerings

During the season of Lent, we remember Christ's sacrifice and give sacrifically to the designated ministries listed below.

Each Lenten season, we receive an extra-mile offering to fund important mission areas supported by our church. The gifts received towards our Lenten offering are divided among the following local and global ministries. Your generosity blesses many people in need; thank you for your support


Short Term Projects/Honduras: $2,500

Fairfax UMC continues to support the Honduras Independence Bilingual School and surrounding community of Quimistan through mission trips and monetary help. Your gifts provide for the education of students and allow families to create small businesses in order to support themselves.


Youth Missions: $6,000

Each summer, the Fairfax UMC youth go on a mission trip. During these trips, they support local churches and other ministries, learn about what God is doing in that community, and discover how service and faith connect. In 2024, the senior high students will go to Honduras from July 28 through August 3. Your gifts allow students to attend these trips and support various student mission projects throughout the year.

Food Ministry: $7,000

Our Stock the Shelves food pantry provides 70 families every month with much-needed food and other supplies. Your generosity literally puts food on families’ tables and enables us to serve the people in our community who need it most.


UMCOR/Emergency Response: $2,000

UMCOR provides humanitarian assistance in the wake of disasters around the globe, both natural and manmade. Through your giving, we continue to support UMCOR and people affected by these tragedies.

FISH: $500

FUMC supports the needy and elderly in the greater Fairfax City area through FISH (For Immediate Sympathetic Help), an all-volunteer, ecumenical outreach organization founded over 40 years ago and comprised of 14 churches located in the vicinity of Fairfax City. FISH responds to requests for life’s necessities: food, clothing, and financial assistance for delinquent rent, mortgage, utility bills, and prescriptions. Your giving allows FISH to continue meeting these many needs.


Area Students at Risk: $2,000

Children are our future, and sometimes they need extra help. Through various methods, Fairfax UMC provides food and school supply assistance to area students who are identified as “at risk” by school social workers and guidance counselors.

Total Donation Goal: $20,000