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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.

Make a Lenten Mission donation and designate your gift for the Lenten fund.

These are the ministries that your extra Lenten giving will support in our community

Short Term Projects/Honduras: $2,500

Fairfax Church provides support for small mission projects that are brought forth by members of our church and community. This funding allows for the flexibility to meet various ministry needs. If there is an idea for a mission on your heart, please talk to one of the church leaders! We would love to see it come to fruition. This ministry also provides avenues to collaborate with other churches in the area to address specific needs in the local community. In 2022, we also continue to partner with the Honduras Independence Bilingual school, where mission teams from FUMC have supported the growth of underprivileged students and families in Honduras through teaching, building projects, and provisions of school supplies and medicines. We currently have adult and youth trips planned for Summer 2022. To learn more about FUMC missions to Honduras or to express interest in being a part of one of these teams, contact Reverend David Bonney.

 

Youth Missions: $4,000

Each summer, the FUMC youth participate in a week-long mission trip. For the last two summers, students served right here in our community. In 2022, the youth plan to travel to two separate communities. One group of senior high students will go to Quimistan, Honduras, where they will serve with the Honduras Independence Bilingual School through teaching, relationship building, and working at the school’s organic learning center. Another group of junior and senior high students will travel to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, where they will help with a variety of ministries that benefit the underprivileged in that area. To learn more about and sign up for these trips, please visit the youth page of our website.

Food Ministry: $5,500

Fairfax United Methodist Church has a rich history of participating in the crucial ministry of feeding people. The church delivers a warm meal to the homeless in Fairfax City through FACETS Hot Meals; makes sandwiches once per month to feed guests at the Lamb Center, and maintains a food pantry for people in the community through Stock the Shelves. Your donations help keep the shelves in the food pantry filled and provide the supplies for the Lamb Center lunches each month. If you are interested in volunteering in food ministry, please talk to one of your church leaders or visit the FUMC website to learn how you can get involved.

 

UMCOR/Emergency Response: $2,000

Fairfax Church supports the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), an organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. UMCOR provides humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disasters disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own. In 2022, Fairfax United Methodist Church plans to support UMCOR by sending funds and assembling hygiene or natural disaster kits that can be sent to areas and communities affected by unforeseen events. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Christie Johnson at CAJohnson@fcps.edu.

Rising Hope: $1,500

Rising Hope UMC is a mission of the Alexandria District of the United Methodist Church. They are located on the Route One Corridor and serve a wide area by providing food, clothing, counseling and offering weekly church services to all in need. FUMC supports Rising Hope through donations so that they can continue their crucial ministry to this area.

 

FISH: $1,000

Fairfax Church supports the needy and elderly in the greater Fairfax City area of Fairfax County through FISH (For Immediate Sympathetic Help), an all-volunteer, ecumenical outreach organization founded over 40 years ago and comprised of 14 churches located in Fairfax County in the vicinity of Fairfax. FISH responds to requests for life’s necessities: food, clothing, and financial assistance for delinquent rent, mortgage, utility bills and prescriptions. FISH member churches, including FUMC, provide phone captains for two 4 hour shifts to receive and process requests for assistance Monday through Friday, all year long. Volunteers from FUMC have been supporting FISH for over 30 years and will continue this partnership in 2022. In addition, we will increase our giving by $500. If you would like to know more about this ministry or volunteer for a phone captain shift, please contact Tony Almond at almond@cox.net. If you would like to know more about this ministry or volunteer for a phone captain shift, please contact Tony Almond at almond@cox.net.