Local Outreach

Be the Hands and Feet of Christ in our Community

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

NEW IN 2018

FUMC Multi-Site

FUMC Multi-Site is an exciting, new ministry to reach unchurched young adults in our area through a significant and unconventional ministry. This is simply being honest about how culture has already changed and how new strategies are needed to reach newer, younger and more diverse people!  Only two church in The Virginia Conference were chosen for multi-site projects. Rev. Minoo W. Kim was appointed by Bishop Lewis to begin this new ministry on July 1, 2018. We thank God for this honor and opportunity and invite you to be in prayer for Minoo and Grace, his wife. Visit Rev. Kim’s blog.

Visit Rev. Kim's blog at minoowkim.com/im-starting-a-new-church-92bf05db335c
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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 7-9pm, we offer a Preparatory Citizenship class. Free childcare and school-age mentoring is available for our students’ children. 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. Fall 2018 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 Bob Cockrell 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. In 2018, Fairfax United Methodist Church renewed its relationship with Rebuilding Together by providing financial support and a volunteer team on National Rebuilding Day Saturday, April 28. 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.
FUMC Youth serve dinner during March 2018 hypothermia sheltering.

Hypothermia Sheltering

The 2018 Hypothermia Shelter was a week of safety, fellowship and sharing. FUMC served over 350 guests during the week. Thanks and gratitude to
the over 100 FUMC volunteers who served dinner, stayed during the evening and overnight shifts, as well as, the breakfast volunteers and clean-up crews. While over 750 meals were served, FUMC also collected nearly $1,000 in donations to recharge SmartTrip cards, gas cards and gift cards for McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts. Clothing donations were plentiful every day during the week. In response to a snowstorm, Fairfax was able to stay open all day with the support of great volunteers. Thanks to all who served and to those who offered prayers for the Hypothermia Shelter 2018. In 2019, Fairfax Church is doing Hypothermia Sheltering on February 24-March 3.

Military Ministry

Our Military Ministry has been able to extend hospitality and support to over 300 soldiers and their families at Walter Reed Fisher Houses and the VA Medical Center in Washington, DC. Currently, we provide support through COSTCO  Cash Cards for families to purchase sheets, towels, diapers and laundry supplies. VISA Gift Cards and movie tickets for an evening out are also offered. Please contact Alan Kriskowski at 703-591-2017.

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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.