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I just picked up my copy from the church office TODAY, and I am SO EXCITED!! The good news is...there are still copies left!! Contact the church office for more information about how to get yours!!

March 21--Guest Preacher Jim Antal
Jim Antal, author of Climate Church, Climate World, How People of Faith Must Work for Change, will be our guest preacher for Zoom worship on March 21. Jim serves as the national spokesperson on climate change for the United Church of Christ and is an award winning activist and public theologian. Following worship, he will participate in a personal Q&A with us during coffee hour. We have a number of copies of Climate Church, Climate World available for our FPC congregation.
"1 in 7 adults say their households don’t have enough to eat."

You can help! On Saturday, February 6 (the day prior to the Super Bowl!) from 9 AM-12 PM, the Deacons will host a drive-by food drive outside of the church. We want this to be a safe event for everyone, so please remain in your vehicles upon arrival and follow the instructions of our masked volunteers! We will collect monetary donations for ALIVE! in Alexandria and donations of non-perishable food items for the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).

AFAC accepts most unopened, unexpired, and unprepared foods; however, they are most in need of the following Heart Healthy items:

Low sodium tomato products (diced, paste, and sauce)
Low sodium canned tuna
Low sodium canned beans
Low sodium canned soup
Low sugar cereal

If you're unavailable to participate on February 6, you can also drop donations off at the church the week leading up to the event. Please give the office a call at 703.931.7344 before stopping by or send an email to Romelda to ensure the church office is open. You may also make a monetary donation through the church giving page.

We hope that we can count on your participation and that you will also share this opportunity with your local friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues!
Deepa says, “Breathe in the promise, hope, and joy of Easter!”
Calling all palm videos! If you haven't yet, or didn't know, please make your own "palms" for our virtual Palm Sunday procession and send your videos to [email protected] by the end of Wednesday, April 1.
Hi Friends and Neighbors:

I live in the neighboring Fairlington Towne development, and the pet cat of a woman in our neighborhood has been missing for 2 weeks now. I
Snow Day!
Dana Andy is organizing a group outing to the Washington Nationals baseball game on Sunday, August 5. The game is at 1:35 p.m. against the Cincinnati Reds. Let's share this "Great American Pastime" with our Scottish friends, Pastor Mary and her husband Steven, as they wind up their visit in the United States. August 5 will be their final Sunday worshiping with Fairlington Presbyterian Church.

Tickets are $31 each, which includes a $6 food/beverage/merchandise voucher. Seats will be in either section 200, 201 or 202, and we will be seated in the shade. We will carpool to the game after worship.

If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP to Dana at [email protected] or 571-236-1648 NO LATER THAN 5 P.M. THIS WEDNESDAY, JULY 25. This is a quick turn around, but we need enough time to reserve the tickets in our preferred sections.
FPC's Hiking Group had a blast today at Great Falls Park in Maryland!

Fairlington Presbyterian is a vibrant and diverse community seeking Christ in everyday life. Morning Worship 10:30 am Sundays

Operating as usual

This Month at FPC 05/01/2021

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04/25/2021

FPC Worship (April 25, 2021)

Fourth Sunday of Easter
"God Be the Love"
1 John 3: 16-24
John 10: 11-18
Guest Preacher Rev. Dr. Mel Baars O'Malley
Liturgist: Deacon John Nowell

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The Alexandria Health Department has received a last minute shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines will be administered at George Washington Middle School (1005 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301) between 1:00PM and 3:00PM tomorrow, April 25. Sign up for an appointment here! https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/reg/1322959604

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04/18/2021

FPC Worship (April 18, 2021)

Third Sunday of Easter

"Walk in the Light: A Cycle of Renewal"
Luke 24: 36b-48
Rev. Juli Wilson-Black
Liturgist: Jim Johnson
Minute for Mission: Planting Trees (Deacon Catherine Gillette)

04/18/2021

The Alexandria Community Remembrance Project is an initiative authorized by the Alexandria City Council as a component of the Equal Justice Initiative’s effort to commemorate the deaths of two Alexandrian lynching victims. The Office of Historic Alexandria has invited all Alexandria congregations to remember Joseph McCoy this week as part of a city-wide commemoration of his death on April 23, 1897. On April 22, 1897, Richard Lacy accused Joseph McCoy, an African American teenager who worked for Lacy, of assaulting his daughter. McCoy was arrested without a warrant and locked in a cell at the Alexandria Police Station House (today’s City Hall). That night a mob attempted to break down the door of the Alexandria Police Station House, but they were repulsed by the officers on duty. A few hours later a second attack overwhelmed the officers. Joseph McCoy was pulled from his cell and dragged to the South East corner of Cameron and Lee Streets, where he was hanged.
So today let us say the name of Joseph McCoy and remember him, just as we are also saying the names this week of George Floyd, Duante Wright, and Adam Toledo, remembering them and so many others.

The Alexandria Community Remembrance Project is an initiative authorized by the Alexandria City Council as a component of the Equal Justice Initiative’s effort to commemorate the deaths of two Alexandrian lynching victims. The Office of Historic Alexandria has invited all Alexandria congregations to remember Joseph McCoy this week as part of a city-wide commemoration of his death on April 23, 1897. On April 22, 1897, Richard Lacy accused Joseph McCoy, an African American teenager who worked for Lacy, of assaulting his daughter. McCoy was arrested without a warrant and locked in a cell at the Alexandria Police Station House (today’s City Hall). That night a mob attempted to break down the door of the Alexandria Police Station House, but they were repulsed by the officers on duty. A few hours later a second attack overwhelmed the officers. Joseph McCoy was pulled from his cell and dragged to the South East corner of Cameron and Lee Streets, where he was hanged.
So today let us say the name of Joseph McCoy and remember him, just as we are also saying the names this week of George Floyd, Duante Wright, and Adam Toledo, remembering them and so many others.

04/13/2021

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Be sure to stick around for the Congregational Meeting following Zoom worship this Sunday. We'll be making important decisions regarding the scope & financing of our upcoming church renovation. Important background information may be found at the link below. All members are urged to attend and provide their input to the Session. Have a conflict that day? The meeting will be recorded and sent out by email Sunday afternoon, along with a feedback form for all members to use to provide their input to Session.

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Unfolding Light 04/13/2021

Unfolding Light

Unfolding Light Daily Reflections by Steve Garnaas-Holmes

04/11/2021

FPC Worship (April 11, 2021)

Second Sunday of Easter
1 John 1: 1-22
John 20: 19-23
Liturgist: Susan Berry

Timeline Photos 04/05/2021

Timeline Photos

This Easter weekend, deepen your connection to the oneness of life with this online retreat day. Free offering from Shalem. Enjoy. Please share with your friends! - https://mailchi.mp/fdfde63bd208/celebrate-spring-by-increasing-your-earth-awareness-517246

04/04/2021

Easter Sunday Service - He is Risen!

Easter Sunday at Fairlington Presbyterian Church

Photos from Fairlington Presbyterian's post 04/03/2021

Pastor Juli was honored to attend the limited capacity grand opening of the new home of Church of the Resurrection today, just in time for Easter! The new church building sits across from The Spire, which will be opening soon.

Good Friday Recording--Zoom 4.2.21 04/03/2021

Good Friday Recording--Zoom 4.2.21

Good Friday Worship with Oaklands, Warner Memorial and Gaithersburg Presbyterian Churches. Many thanks to Belinda Passafaro for being part of the service!

https://youtu.be/MIZDF3b5KGg

Good Friday Recording--Zoom 4.2.21 Fairlington Presbyterian Church, Oaklands Presbyterian Church, Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, and Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church host a joint Good Fr...

This Month at FPC 04/03/2021

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[04/03/21]   Holy Saturday

What happened in the tomb, that darkened space
between the Cross and the noiseless linens laid aside?
Who speaks to us of this inaudible obscurity?
No one. The secret of silent gestation is overlooked
in favor of the grand moment of resurrection. And yet,
a part of each life bears resemblance to that bleakness
in which a quiet turning from death to life unfolds.

A similar story of the unheard, the unspoken, the unfelt
breathes in the wintered bud preparing for blossom,
the caterpillar cells giving way to a monarch’s beauty,
the wonder of a human forming in a mother’s womb,
a sleeping seed awakening in the darkened soil.

Each turns slowly toward life, like the Beloved of the Soul
tethered by thickness of stone in the tomb’s seclusion.
There the Holy One awaited coming forth as all-abiding Spirit,
forever present, forever near, forever in love with us.

Who urges us to sit still, to be patient in the nurturing tomb
of darkness, to enter its enveloping silence with assurance?
Where do we seek steady courage when sadness, distress,
confusion, and flatness wall us in with airless depression?
How do we wait with a balance of acceptance and yearning,
relinquishment and action, hesitation and confidence?

The stones that block our light, whatever they might be,
let us stop shoving them aside. Give ourselves over
to the gestation required before hope’s fresh air unseals the tomb.

Do not hurry the soul’s metamorphosis. Trust in the maturation
of some essential growth. Remain confident. Keep focused
on the Risen One. Breathe in the possibility of some new joy,
for it hides in this very moment, readying itself to slip past the stone.

~ Prayer Seeds, Joyce Rupp. (Sorin Books)

Good Friday 4/2/21 04/02/2021

Good Friday 4/2/21

Our Stations of the Cross worship service. A final version will be posted here and on our website later today.
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1DuqljzJQ6rtqTwWqrlg-oFUNAcxvu1XI_QHw7MPTYaA/edit?usp=sharing

Good Friday 4/2/21 Good Friday Service with: Fairlington Presbyterian Church Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church Oaklands Presbyterian Church Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church Please consider gathering a candle and a way to light it • one piece of paper • a pen, a pencil, or another writing utensil • a small bowl...

‘Easter 2020’: A New Poem 04/01/2021

‘Easter 2020’: A New Poem

Written last year, but just as meaningful for Holy Week 2021.

‘Easter 2020’: A New Poem Like all of us, I have been drawn deeply into this strange Easter when so much of the outwardly familiar has been taken away, and yet the inwardly familiar, the great Easter story of Death and Resu…

Harry Pickens to speak at Compassion, Peace & Justice Training Days | Presbyterian Mission Agency 04/01/2021

Harry Pickens to speak at Compassion, Peace & Justice Training Days | Presbyterian Mission Agency

https://www.presbyterianmission.org/story/harry-pickens-to-speak-at-compassion-peace-justice-training-days/

Harry Pickens to speak at Compassion, Peace & Justice Training Days | Presbyterian Mission Agency Though Harry Pickens is perhaps best known as a jazz pianist, he also has a passion for teaching people how to bring out the best in themselves during the toughest of times.

This Month at FPC 03/31/2021

This Month at FPC

This Month at FPC

This Month at FPC

03/28/2021

FPC Palm Sunday Worship (March 28, 2021)

"The Anointing"
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
John 11: 55-12:16
Rev. Juli Wilson-Black
Liturgist: Jim Moser

03/26/2021

Due to the rain forecast for Palm Sunday, FPC will worship on Zoom at 10:30 am rather than our planned in-person outdoor service. Worship will also be live streamed on Facebook and our website.

Please stop by the church office today between 1-5pm to pick up your palms or on Sunday morning starting at 9am. We want to see lots of waving palms in our Zoom squares Sunday morning! Big thanks to Mary Olsen for distributing the palms this afternoon!

Due to the rain forecast for Palm Sunday, FPC will worship on Zoom at 10:30 am rather than our planned in-person outdoor service. Worship will also be live streamed on Facebook and our website.

Please stop by the church office today between 1-5pm to pick up your palms or on Sunday morning starting at 9am. We want to see lots of waving palms in our Zoom squares Sunday morning! Big thanks to Mary Olsen for distributing the palms this afternoon!

03/21/2021

Joint Worship: FPC & Hope UCC Alexandria (March 21, 2021)

Fifth Sunday in Lent
Genesis 9: 8-17
Mark 1: 9-15
Guest Preacher Rev. Jim Antal
Liturgists: Jim Johnson, FPC, and Ruth Simmons, Hope UCC
Minute for Mission: One Great Hour of Sharing

03/19/2021

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has reached out to Greater Atlanta and Cherokee Presbyteries to offer assistance following the shootings in Georgia. PDA has reached out to colleagues in PCUSA’s office of Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries to ensure the needs of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community are being addressed; there are many Asian American and Korean American churches in the greater Atlanta area. Please join us in praying for these communities. #StopAAPIHate

Timeline Photos 03/19/2021

Timeline Photos

“I had no hate for him. I understood he was acting out of fear. My father’s position put him at risk. But understanding that risk versus a father not coming home is totally different.” #pcusa #Presbyterian
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Timeline Photos 03/17/2021

Timeline Photos

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand. - Irish Blessing. Happy St. Patrick's Day! - https://mailchi.mp/ff17ad94723b/wednesday-wisdom-517202

03/14/2021

FPC Worship (March 14, 2021)

Fourth Sunday in Lent
"Side Door Diplomacy"
Matthew 9: 18-26
Rev. Juli Wilson-Black
Liturgist: Gary Hughes
Minute for Mission: One Great Hour of Sharing

03/13/2021

Daylight Savings Song

03/11/2021

FPC Deacons are continuing to accept your donations for Carpenter's Shelter through March 21. Items needed include:

--Twin Size Air Mattresses with Air Mattress Pumps (if not included)
--Full size body wash
--Full size lotion
--Deodorant
--Bar soap
--$10, $15, and/or $25 gift cards for CVS, Walgreens, Giant, Harris Teeter, Aldi, Safeway, Target, Walmart, and Amazon

***Please Note: Carpenter's Shelter does not have adequate storage space for items NOT included on this list, so please limit your contributions to the items listed above.***

Thanks for your generosity!

FPC Deacons are continuing to accept your donations for Carpenter's Shelter through March 21. Items needed include:

--Twin Size Air Mattresses with Air Mattress Pumps (if not included)
--Full size body wash
--Full size lotion
--Deodorant
--Bar soap
--$10, $15, and/or $25 gift cards for CVS, Walgreens, Giant, Harris Teeter, Aldi, Safeway, Target, Walmart, and Amazon

***Please Note: Carpenter's Shelter does not have adequate storage space for items NOT included on this list, so please limit your contributions to the items listed above.***

Thanks for your generosity!

Free Tax Preparation for Qualifying City of Alexandria Residents 03/10/2021

Free Tax Preparation for Qualifying City of Alexandria Residents

Free Tax help for City of Alexandria residents who qualify! Spread the word!

Free Tax Preparation for Qualifying City of Alexandria Residents The City is offering free tax preparation services by appointment only to qualifying residents. Taxpayers are eligible if their income is below $55,000 for individuals and families.

03/07/2021

FPC Worship (March 7, 2021)

Third Sunday in Lent
Worship with Holy Communion
on Zoom and Facebook Live, 10:30 am

"Telling Our Stories"
Matthew 9: 27-33
Rev. Juli Wilson-Black
Liturgist: John Nowell

This Month at FPC 03/06/2021

This Month at FPC

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03/04/2021

This news just in from Hunger Free Alexandria:

New Food Distribution!!
Communities in Schools of NOVA and the Capital Area Food Bank are bringing a Mobile Market to Alexandria! Fresh Produce and shelf stable items will be available to any Alexandria residents in need.

Monday ,March 15, and starting in April, the second Monday of the month (April 12, May 10, June 14 and forward)
3pm-5pm
4646 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304 (at the back of the school in front of the gym)
Reusable shopping bags are encouraged, but not required.
Please help spread the word!

This news just in from Hunger Free Alexandria:

New Food Distribution!!
Communities in Schools of NOVA and the Capital Area Food Bank are bringing a Mobile Market to Alexandria! Fresh Produce and shelf stable items will be available to any Alexandria residents in need.

Monday ,March 15, and starting in April, the second Monday of the month (April 12, May 10, June 14 and forward)
3pm-5pm
4646 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304 (at the back of the school in front of the gym)
Reusable shopping bags are encouraged, but not required.
Please help spread the word!

03/02/2021

Blessing of the Lunchbox
by Rev. Juli Wilson-Black

For a year it has sat in a
dark corner of the kitchen cabinet,
while its owner ate every lunch
in the safe cocoon of home.
Mealtime came, we opened the refrigerator,
took what was there.
Today, we plan ahead.
A fruit, a vegetable, a protein.
How many carrots will they really eat?
A freezer pack, a folded napkin, perhaps--a note.
There will be so many new things to learn this day-
new faces, new rules, new routines, new joys, new worries.
Bless, O Lord, this one familiar reminder
of the cocoon from which they are slowly emerging,
one small flapping wing at a time.
Bless us as we emerge from our virtual reality
to go out into the world again, enfleshed again,
eating our lunch again in the company of others.
Bless the masks and laptops
and plexiglass that keep us safe
but most of all the lunchboxes
carrying the nourishment of home.
May they remind us that you are with us,
in our going out,
and our coming in,
from this time forth and forevermore.

Blessing of the Lunchbox
by Rev. Juli Wilson-Black

For a year it has sat in a
dark corner of the kitchen cabinet,
while its owner ate every lunch
in the safe cocoon of home.
Mealtime came, we opened the refrigerator,
took what was there.
Today, we plan ahead.
A fruit, a vegetable, a protein.
How many carrots will they really eat?
A freezer pack, a folded napkin, perhaps--a note.
There will be so many new things to learn this day-
new faces, new rules, new routines, new joys, new worries.
Bless, O Lord, this one familiar reminder
of the cocoon from which they are slowly emerging,
one small flapping wing at a time.
Bless us as we emerge from our virtual reality
to go out into the world again, enfleshed again,
eating our lunch again in the company of others.
Bless the masks and laptops
and plexiglass that keep us safe
but most of all the lunchboxes
carrying the nourishment of home.
May they remind us that you are with us,
in our going out,
and our coming in,
from this time forth and forevermore.

Our Story

Morning Worship 10:30 am Sundays

Here at Fairlington Presbyterian Church, all are welcome--no exceptions. We seek to embrace and reflect the diversity of God's kingdom. You'll be welcomed as a fellow child of God, a fellow journeyer on a spiritual path, a person of faith seeking understanding.

"To be a Transforming Force for Good in the World in the Name of Jesus Christ"--that's our mission statement . . . and when we say it, we really mean it. We seek to put our whole lives, and our collective resources as a congregation, at God's disposal, so that we might be a blessing to our community and our world.

We invite you to come celebrate with us in worship, join in any of our activities, or sit in on one of our classes. We strive to be a place where everyone can grow, care, and serve. Come and see!

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FPC Worship (April 25, 2021)
FPC Worship (April 18, 2021)
FPC Worship (April 11, 2021)
Easter Sunday Service - He is Risen!
FPC Palm Sunday Worship (March 28, 2021)
Joint Worship:  FPC & Hope UCC Alexandria (March 21, 2021)
FPC Worship (March 14, 2021)
FPC Worship (March 7, 2021)
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3846 King St
Alexandria, VA
22302

General information

Our worship gatherings are rooted in the liturgical tradition of the Presbyterian Church USA. Our hope is that all who come through our doors find spiritual rest and nourishment, and experience the presence of the Living God.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 2pm
Tuesday 8am - 2pm
Wednesday 8am - 2pm
Thursday 8am - 2pm
Friday 8am - 2pm
Sunday 9:30am - 12pm
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