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Local Outreach

Be the Hands and Feet of Christ in our Community

To serve in our local ministries, please contact Kyle Johnson.

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Mobile Ministry

Through our mobile ministry, FUMC provides supplemental food to 20 families in the Fairfax City and Falls Church High School area. The church is delivering fresh groceries to food insecure households every other Saturday from June 12th to October 16th. Your help is needed to serve!  Volunteer roles include drivers, bag assemblers, and deliverers. The time commitment ranges from 1 hour to 3 hours depending on your choice of roles. This has been a crucial ministry provided by our church and is a great way to serve individually or as a family! If you’re interested, you can sign up at the link below.

 

SIGN UP FOR THE MOBILE MINISTRY!

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Fill-the-Van is now Stock the Shelves! As this ministry has grown since its creation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have added a fully-equipped ongoing food pantry to our building. You can help Stock the Shelves of that pantry on the third Saturday of each month from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Participants may drive under the church portico and drop off needed pantry staples for families experiencing food scarcity in our area.  You don’t even have to get out of your car–the volunteers take groceries right out of your vehicle!

 

CLICK HERE FOR OCTOBER 16 SUPPLIES NEEDED

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE NEXT STOCK THE SHELVES EVENT
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FACETS Hot Meals

On the first and third Fridays of each month, FACETS volunteers from FUMC prepare and deliver hot meals for families and individuals who are homeless in our community. Please contact Jim Conklin to assist with this critical ministry. Volunteers to cook and deliver the meals are always needed.

Lamb Center Lunch Ministry

On the fourth Thursday of each month, individuals from Fairfax UMC provide lunch for the guests of the Lamb Center. The Lamb Center is a local ministry that provides important services to the local homeless population such as meals, showers, clothing and other social services. We are looking for individuals who will purchase, prepare, and deliver labeled sandwiches, chips, fruit, veggies, and bottles of juice for 50 guests. This is a great service opportunity for individuals or families looking for a way to serve! if you would like to participate in the Lamb Center Lunch Ministry please use the link below to sign up. If you have any questions, contact Kyle Johnson at kjohnson@fairfaxumc.org.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE LAMB CENTER MINISTRY

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English as a Second Language (ESL)

The Fall 2021 ESL Class begins Wednesday, October 13 and runs through November 17. Our church works with Christ Lutheran Evangelical Lutheran Church to provide online ESL classes via Zoom on Wednesdays at 7:00pm. These classes include beginning, intermediate, and advanced English, as well as a citizenship class. All classes are free and are do not use textbooks. Each class emphasizes conversation and speaking. To register, fill out this form. Or for more information, contact eslatfairfaxumc@gmail.com or call or email Fairfax United Methodist church.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR AN ESL CLASS

Fairfax FISH (For Immediate Sympathetic Help)

This volunteer, non-profit ecumenical outreach organization provides funds and volunteers to serve the needy and the elderly in the greater Fairfax City area with life’s necessities: food, clothing, financial assistance for delinquent rent, mortgage, utility bills and prescriptions. Requests for assistance are coordinated through Fairfax County Department of Human Services. Fairfax UMC is one of the founding churches of Fairfax FISH and continues to provide leadership and support. Please contact Tony Almond to assist with this ministry.

 

If you need assistance from FISH, please contact the Office of Coordinated Services Planning “CSP” at 1-703-222-0880.

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Rebuilding Together

This organization makes safety and health-related repairs to the properties of low-income homeowners in Arlington, Fairfax, and Falls Church. On October 2, 2021, Fairfax Church is participating in a rescheduled National Rebuilding Day. This year, is working on 2 group homes (a block apart) in the Reston area. The houses need some painting done, general maintenance, and gardening. If you can work a shovel or identify the “best side of a plant”, you can do what we need. Please email Mary McDaniel or call 703-385-2149 to participate in this rewarding and vital ministry.

Holiday Market

Holiday Market is a wonderful ministry our church initiated two years ago and it has found a special place in the hearts of the church and the community at Christmas! This year the Holiday Market is on December 18. Identified parents in our community have the opportunity to pick out a new toy for each of their children. Each family also receives a small gift card and a coupon for a Butterball turkey. Donations of new, unwrapped toys, gently used coats and books, Walmart gift cards, and monetary donations are also needed.  All donations may be dropped off in the church office. These gifts go directly to families at the Holiday Market

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Hypothermia Sheltering

This is an opportunity to open our doors to our brothers and sisters in need. Winter is a particularly challenging season for the homeless community and the shelter we offer provides a brief respite that saves lives. Each night, between 40 to 60 guests are provided shelter, safety, fellowship, dinner and breakfast the following morning. Each year volunteers from FUMC come to prepare meals, clean, secure the area and provide overnight shelter to ensure the safety of our guests. If you have never volunteered to serve in this way, consider sharing your love and support with this vulnerable community. Sign up at http://bit.ly/fumc-hypothermia. If you would like to add your name, or if you have any questions, please email Brian Cute.