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Midlife Men on a Mission

Midlife Men on a Mission

The Midlife Men on a Mission will return to Honduras in November 2017 for a week of work in support of a Christian camp and medical clinic in La Entrada. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Henry Brinton, hgbrinton@gmail.com


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May is Military Appreciation Month

Memorial Day is set aside to honor our military, past and present. OFR hygiene kits support combat hospitals in Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Bagram Air Force Base. Kits also reach soldiers in remote operation bases with no access to these items. Thank you for remembering these selfless men and women with your contributions of toiletry articles or monetary gifts to FPC-OFR. Make new friends packing toiletry kits for Operation First Response on Friday, June 16 at 9:30 in Room 137. If you would like to help in supporting those who risk their lives every day for us, please join us for an hour.


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Rebuilding Together – We Need You!

Rebuilding Together is back and the date is April 29! Our home owner is Thomas M, a senior living alone and in dire need of our support. If you are an experienced craftsman or an energetic volunteer, we need you! Join us anytime from 8am to 8pm. Please contact Mac Mercer, Kevin Strickler or Sal Sparacino for additional details.


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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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Purly Gators

Purly Gators

The Purly Gators is the prayer shawl ministry at FPC and meets on the second and fourth Tuesday mornings each month in the Library. We knit prayer shawls and lap robes and place them in a basket in the Narthex. Members are encouraged to give shawls to people in need of a hug. A few of our projects: We knit baby hats for Project Lullaby to go with layettes for needy babies. Last year, we knitted and crocheted over 70 hats and scarves for our Hypothermia guests. We enjoy our time of fellowship with each other and our friends from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. We continue to participate in events at the Mosque and encourage other women from the Mubarak Mosque to join us in friendship and fellowship. FPC Point of Contact: Marilyn Cromartie


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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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