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Social Justice Interest Meeting

Anyone (and everyone) interested in making a positive change in the lives of fellow human beings (especially those who are ‘different’ in some form) and who wish to advocate for social justice. At this current time of increased uncertainty and rising calls for taking care of the marginalized, and in view of Lenten Season coming up (time of repentance), a few have started discussing the need for more action in the area of Social Justice. Let’s gather to see how we can work together, support each other and live our faith out in this world through witness and direct action. Bring your humble self and an open mind! 6:30 pm on March 1st (room TBD), prior to FPC’s Ash Wednesday 7:30pm service.


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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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Arise  United College Ministries at Mason

Arise United College Ministries at Mason

Arise is a Christian ministry at George Mason University that encourages students to explore faith and discover grace.  Rooted in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Episcopal, Presbyterian (USA), United Church of Christ, United Methodist traditions, and coming together to journey in their faith with individuals of many other backgrounds as well.  Led by Rev. Andrew Ensz, the students ask questions about faith, connect with others, and find ways to live out of God’s unconditional love. Arise is a ministry of United College Ministries of Northern Virginia.  FPC supports the program with an annual donation and volunteer support as well as hosting college students who attend worship on Sundays. FPC Program Lead: Virginia Leslie


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Rebuilding Together - 2016

Rebuilding Together – 2016

Inside/outside home repair work performed for a family in April. Fairfax Presbyterian Church annually participates in the Rebuilding Together Program (formerly known as Christmas in April). Our Rebuilding Together project previously helped a Fairfax woman and her two children make improvements to their home. Our members did extensive yard work; painted, cleaned out and organized the garage; and repaired water-damaged ceilings. Fifty enthusiastic volunteers, including four from Northminster Presbyterian (our partner church in Washington, D.C.), created a transformation that was overwhelming to the family. Our work is truly a miracle of love.  


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CROP Hunger Walk

CROP Hunger Walk

The Burke Walk is one of over 1,400 CROP Hunger Walks held each year as part of a nationwide effort to raise money and awareness for hunger relief, sponsored by Church World Service. Walkers and their sponsors help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs ̶ from seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans. Each local CROP Hunger Walk also supports its own community by giving back 25 percent of the funds raised to local hunger-fighting programs. In the past 24 years, more than 5,900 Burke CROP Walkers raised over $450 thousand to relieve hunger globally through Church World Service, and over $102,200 to help hungry people in our own community. In November 2016, 280 walkers braved the wind chill and joined together, along with their generous sponsors, to raise over $42,000 – a record total! The walk ends at Fairfax Presbyterian Church, and we help host a celebration for the walkers, providing refreshments. A team of youth and adults participate in the walk. www.burkecropwalk.org FPC Program Lead:


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February JOY

On February 19, JOY! Ministry will present an interesting and informative panel discussion about the mission outreach of our church. Panelists will be Clark Bowden, from GRACE youth group; Kathy Squires and Renna Jordan, who visited Texas to work with PDA, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for refugees from Central America; and Dr. Brad Pontz, from MidLife Men on a Mission. Meet in MPR, 12:30 pm for light lunch.. Sign up in Narthex.


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PopUp Mission!!

Help prepare a SuperMeal for our homeless friends in need. We’ll be cooking in the kitchen from 10 to 130 this Sunday, February 5th. Come before or after worship. There’s plenty to do! Coordinator is Cate Rodman.


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Lamb Center Supply Drive in February

FPC collects and delivers supplies to support the Lamb Center every February. Items needed link. ICYMI: The Lamb Center, a day shelter for unsheltered folks, has moved locations and is able to offer more space and services to support this community. Check out thelambcenter.org to learn more as well as read stories of how compassion and hospitality has touched lives.


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