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Attend a VOICE Action

Attend a VOICE Action

Join with VOICE (Virginians Organized for Community Engagement) leaders, clergy, and all faith communities throughout NoVA in a 1,600 member strong, pre-election forum to exercise our democratic power to organize and prepare for the upcoming state elections. VOICE does not endorse candidates but it does ask candidates to commit to changes for NoVA residents. Candidates need to SEE and Hear from YOU. Attend and lift your VOICE on Sunday, Oct. 15, 4:15-6pm @ Patriot High School, Prince William Co. Nokesville More information at http://www.voice-iaf.org/


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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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The Origin of Race

Panel with Dr. Willie Jennings, Dr. Paul Roberts and The Reverend Denise Anderson Conversation groups: How shall we respond? Future steps. Details


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VOICE

VOICE  is Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement Organizing for a New Dominion of Justice and Political Participation OUR FAITH DEMANDS & OUR DEMOCRACY REQUIRES… Vision:  We must act NOW to change the trajectory in Northern Virginia — to reclaim the promise of living here for ourselves and for the next generation. We must reclaim politics as an honorable pursuit in which people working together have the power to change their communities and their country for the better. We must lead by showing that, if we build trust through relationships that cross the usual lines of division, we will strengthen our region for the challenges ahead. We are called to be POWERFUL agents of CHANGE, to be BOLD, to be PERSISTENT, to demonstrate HOPE for a better Northern Virginia.  VOICE is expanding and broadening its membership in each jurisdiction so that we have the power to tackle county- and region-wide issues as well as to be a non-partisan force for VOICE’s organizing agenda in statewide elections for Governor and Attorney General in 2017, and statewide and local elections in 2018 and 2019. FPC supports VOICE financially with annual dues paid monthly, and FPC members are involved in the programs and activities of VOICE. www.voice-iaf.org FPC Program Lead: Leslie Woods


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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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Jan 15 Worship and Collection

Both “Civil Rights Weekend” and “Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday” are being observed at FPC, Jan. 15. Four PW speakers will share stories of bold women who used their gifts to work for social justice. A special offering will be taken for Church World Service which provides blankets and tools of hope to help families worldwide recover from disasters. Thank you for donating to this mission as FPC women work to aid and empower those in need.  


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Defying Gravity

Escaping the Pull of Consumerism:  A Conversation with Tom Berlin, Author of Defying Gravity: Break Free from the Culture of More.   Fairfax Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, Sunday, February 5, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Event is without charge, followed by book-signing.   Do you feel the pull of consumerism? If so, Tom Berlin invites you to break free from the culture of more and become a more generous follower of Jesus. “In Tom Berlin’s accessible and engaging style, you will find freedom to think about your finances and stewardship in a way that lifts burdens and pulls you toward Jesus.” — Jacob Armstrong, author of Treasure  “Defying Gravity is for people who want to follow Jesus but find it hard because of the powerful hold money has on our lives.” — David McAllister-Wilson, President, Wesley Theological Seminary “This book challenges us to pause our busy life, take a deep breath, and discern as disciples of Jesus Christ whether we will live a life conforming to the world or a life transformed in Christ.” —Young Jin Cho, Bishop, Virginia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church In addition to this book talk, all are invited to a discussion of Defying Gravity, led by FPC pastor Henry Brinton on Sunday mornings, Jan 22, 29, and Feb 5 at 10 a.m.  The book is available at the book talk or on amazon.com


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