Monthly Archives: February 2017


FISH volunteers needed

FISH needs more volunteers from FPC to act as captains and drivers 4 hrs once a month on Monday or Tuesday. Captains receive calls at their own home from Social Services of Fairfax County who partners with FISH in providing financial aid for rent, utilities, medicine, or gasoline. Drivers deliver food when needed.. Training and support is provided. For more info contact Serena Mercer at 703-352-1515 or smmercer2@verizon.net.


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FPP Consignment Sale

The preschool’s spring consignment sale is March 11-12 in Fellowship Hall, from 9:00-1:30PM. Please come shop and support the preschool! Have items you want to sell? You will make 70% of anything that sells. We also need volunteers. Get all the information at: www.fairfaxpresbyterian.org/preschool/consignmentsale/


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March Men’s Breakfast

The Men’s Breakfast is pleased to welcome our own Henry Brinton as the featured speaker on Sat, March 4th. Henry will comment on his trip to Turkey and will speak about the usage of the newly acquired church van. A question & answer period will follow. All adults are welcome to join us the 1st Saturday of the month at 8:00 AM in the Multipurpose Rm for an excellent breakfast and Christian fellowship. Al & Sandy alshenderson@aol.com


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Nominations Needed

The FPC Nominating Committee is prayerfully considering nominees for the church offices of ruling elder, deacon, and trustee and also members of the Nominating Committee for next year. This is an important part of the life of our church, and we request that you participate by recommending individuals for consideration. Please speak with Carolyn Gore-Ashe or email her (carolyngoreashe@aol.com) and keep the committee in your prayers.


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Upcoming JOY events

Mark your calendars!! Mar 5 we will be attending Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel at the Hylton Center in Manassas, Apr 9 Jessica Tate will present an update on NEXT church, May 21 we will visit Blenheim House in Fairfax, June 11 we have our annual picnic at Van Dyck Park


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Searching for a Youth Director

Fairfax Presbyterian Church is an uncommon Christian community, embracing all people with God’s love and grace. We are a theologically diverse congregation of approximately 600 members. We seek a youth director who will nurture the Christian faith, values and spirituality of the lives of our youth in grades 6-12.


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Future of the Octagon

One of the biggest challenges of a church the size of FPC is communication. We are too big to communicate by word of mouth, but too small to have the budget for regularly-scheduled mass mailings or professional email and text services. For years, we mailed a printed Octagon newsletter to every household in the congregation. During the Great Recession, we switched to an online Octagon, and limited the mailing of printed copies to those who were not online or who requested a printed version. We also continued to mail copies to our homebound members. This move has saved us money and has also been more environmentally sensitive. In the last year, we have improved our website and begun to send out weekly emails with the news of FPC activities. These emails have proved to be very popular, and we will continue to use them. Of course, we need everyone to subscribe to our mailing list, which can be done at http:// fairfaxpresbyterian.org/ We have also created an announcements page which is available in the narthex every Sunday morning and throughout the week. This creates more space for communication than we had in our old Sunday worship bulletins. So, what works for you? Should we continue to publish a monthly Octagon or focus efforts on our weekly email news of FPC activities? Do you like the new announcements page or would you prefer having your announcements attached to the bulletin? I am curious about the forms of communication that you are finding to be effective. Please send me feedback at hgbrinton@gmail.com, and I’ll continue to work with our elders and other church leaders to refine our communication about the mission and ministry of FPC.


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Variety Show THIS WEEKEND

This Sunday come and see the variety of talent of Fairfax Presbyterian and learn about the mission impact of our summer youth mission trips. Show starts at 1pm, lunch included! Tix available at door! VARIETY Flyers Attachments VARIETY Flyers (598 kB)


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