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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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This summer, in preparation for a return to school, Fairfax UMC is sponsoring 70 school supply kits for elementary school children in our community.If you would like to sponsor a kit for a student, you may donate $25 in the giving section of our website, as part of your offering, or at the church office. In addition, we are collecting new backpacks for these students. If you would like to donate a backpack, you may drop it off in the blue bins in either the Narthex or the church office. Thank you for all your help in caring for students in need in our community!

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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!

Fill-the-Van

Our Fill-the-Van initiative began in response to a need in our local community. Due to the economic impact of Covid-19, the community is experiencing an increase in the need for food resources and other support for local families and assistance to food banks. Fairfax church provides a drive-by collection once a month on Saturdays from 12:00pm-3:00pm. Everyone is invited to bring food and other donations to the church. As you enter the church parking lot, volunteers receive donations from your vehicle. Thank you for assisting our neighbors in need! Please contact Kyle Johnson with any questions.

 

CLICK HERE FOR JULY 17 SUPPLIES NEEDED

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE NEXT FILL-THE-VAN 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 ESL class schedule for Fall 2021 has not yet been set. Please check back in August for an update! Our church works with Christ Lutheran Evangelical Lutheran Church to provide ESL classes two evenings each week, usually from 7:00pm-8:00pm on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Classes are free and are do not use textbooks. Each class emphasizes conversation and speaking. On Wednesdays from 7:00pm-8:00pm the Citizenship Class is offered for intermediate and advanced speakers. For information or to register, contact judyblanchard47@gmail.com.

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. Due to ongoing COVID-19 safety protocols, our team size is limited to approximately 10 people. For the past year, Rebuilding Together performed repairs using 4- to 6-person teams, provided hygiene and cleaning products to previous project recipients. The safety protocols were successful making working with larger groups possible. To indicate interest in participating in the October 2 project or to learn more about how you can support this ministry in the future, contact Mary McDaniel or call her at 703-385-2149.

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.