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Pastoral Letter

Contemplative worship survey, listening session, and communication covenant: July 15, 2022

Fairfax Presbyterian Church, July 15 2022

Hope your summer is going well, including some time for relaxation with family and friends. Last Sunday was marked by two fun community-building FPC events: ART SHOW honoring God’s beautiful creation. Elder Scott Krysztofiak writes: “What a great first annual art show at FPC this morning! It was so nice to see the talent that our members have. I am...

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Summer updates and Associate Pastor Nom. Com. candidates: May 31, 2022

Henry Brinton, May 31 2022

Summer is here, but the mission and ministry of the church continues. Some highlights: GLEBE SUNDAY is Sunday, June 5, 9:30 am. Worship will be in-person, out-of-doors, and available online as well. This annual worship in the beauty of God's creation will include the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper and recognition of high school graduates.

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Pastoral Letter: April 14, 2022

Henry Brinton, April 14 2022

I was thrilled to watch the children process in worship on Palm Sunday, waving their palm branches as we sang “All Glory, Laud and Honor.” First time since 2019! Then the Sanctuary Choir offered a beautiful Sermon in Music called “The Springtime of Our Souls.” Near the end of the service, we dedicated many pledges to the church, in support of FPC’s...

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Celebrating Yena: February 25, 2022

Henry Brinton, February 25 2022

You learned in a Pastoral Letter earlier this month about the decision of the Rev. Yena Hwang to resign as our Associate Pastor for Christian Formation, effective March 20, 2022. This news came as a shock to many of you, and we are all still processing this huge transition in the life of our church. Yena has been an amazing colleague to me for nine...

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A personal update: February 2, 2022

Yena Hwang, February 2 2022

For the past nine years, I have served you faithfully to reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ and uphold the values of FPC as expressed in the FPC’s Vision and Mission Statement. In my primary call to teach, preach, and care for the congregation, I have incorporated “joy, and imagination” into our worship services, specifically through designing a...

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Schedule update: January 2, 2022

Fairfax Presbyterian Church, January 2 2022

January 9th was to mark the return to two worship services, at 8:45 and 11:15 AM, with a Christian Formation Education Hour at 10:00 AM between the two services. However, due to the fact that Covid cases are rising exponentially in Fairfax County and rising steadily in Fairfax City, the Session has authorized the following changes to the Sunday wor...

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Fall schedule and Annual Congregational Meeting: September 10, 2021

Fairfax Presbyterian Church, September 10 2021

In June, I wrote you a pastoral letter about the resignation of our organist Grace Cho, and the arrival of Dr. Mickey Terry. Many of you have had an opportunity to hear Mickey, either through in-person worship or through our live-streamed services on YouTube. You have discovered his talents and skills, and I know you are enjoying his work on the pi...

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Summer Study 35: Daily Wisdom

by Henry Brinton, July 30 2021

July 30 Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 Everything Has Its Time How have you experienced God in both joy and sorrow?

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Summer Study 34: Daily Wisdom

by Henry Brinton, July 29 2021

July 29 2 Peter 1:19-21 Led by the Holy Spirit What prophetic word has revealed an important truth to you?

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Summer Study 33: Daily Wisdom

by Henry Brinton, July 28 2021

July 28 Daniel 2:20-22 Our Wise and Sovereign God When have you trusted God’s power in a difficult time?

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