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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.

Commonwealth Fairfax

Commonwealth Fairfax is a community church gathering for people who long for witnessing new hope in our fragmented society. We believe this new hope comes through Christ, who calls us together  through being with God, being with one another, and being with our neighbors (local community). Commonwealth is a multicultural community that invites all peoples to the table with love and grace, rather than judgment or fear. We worship every Sunday at 11 am. at Daniels Run Elementary School.

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English as a Second Language (ESL)

We offer six levels of classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings during the fall and winter semesters. Classes range from beginning to advanced English. On Wednesdays from 7:00pm-8:00pm, we offer a Preparatory Citizenship class. There is always a place for more volunteers, including high school students. For more information to enroll or volunteer, contact Judy Blanchard or call 703-591-3120.

Winter 2020 Registration and Class Schedule.

FACETS

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.

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The Lamb Center

This is a weekday shelter for people in our community who are homeless. The center offers showers, laundry services, meals, chapel services and more. If you would like to participate in FUMC’s monthly meal delivery, contact Sue Almond for more information.

Rebuilding Together

This nationwide organization provides home repair services free-of-charge to low income families.The Director and Board of our local Rebuilding Together affiliate has decided to postpone our affiliate’s participation in National Rebuilding Day, which was scheduled for April 25, 2020.  This is being done in recognition that Rebuilding Together, by definition, deals with the people who are most vulnerable to COVID-19.  To learn more about how you can support this ministry in the future, contact Mary McDaniel or call her at 703-385-2149.

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FUMC Youth serve dinner during March 2018 hypothermia sheltering.

Hypothermia Sheltering

FUMC is hosting the annual Hypothermia Sheltering in conjunction with FACETS from January 5 to January 12. 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.

Holiday Market

The Holiday Market focuses on Providence Elementary families and others in the immediate area surrounding our church that need support for Christmas. We offer the parent(s) an evening to come and receive a free, new, unwrapped age-appropriate toy for each of their children and then some gently used books and coats to add to their holiday gift-giving and a gift card for a turkey or ham dinner. An endowment gift from the church provides the turkey and ham. Supervised activities and a light meal for the children to enjoy while parents shop are offered. Also, a free gift wrap room for the parents to festively wrap their child’s toy is available. Lots of hands are needed to make this mission event a success. Please contact Leslie Carter to become a volunteer and to bless others at this blessed time of year.

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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.

New Life International UMC

New Life International United Methodist Church (NLI), a new Ghanaian church meeting at FUMC, has been a wonderful partner at Fairfax Church.  Since its beginning , NLI Church has provided some important reminders about what makes us vital, healthy, and growth oriented as a local church and a denomination. NLI Church is being blessed by God and prospering through intentional Bible Study and prayer as their new church is launched.  Fairfax Church is privileged to provide space and meet our own goal to “partner with an ethnic congregation within our facilities”.

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