Community Building Ministry
Gathering those who fear they are not enough, so we may experience grace, wholeness, and renewal as God’s beloved.
The Community Building Ministry offers ways for people to connect and build meaningful relationships so that we may discover and mirror God’s constant and unconditional love in our midst. Team Leader: Abbie Freeman
We like to eat together! So, every Sunday morning we gather in Fellowship Hall following the 10:45 AM worship service for coffee, tea, juice, donuts, and frequently a delectable array of other goodies. It’s a favorite time to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have met for Fellowship Hour on Zoom following our virtual 9:30 AM worship service on the first Sunday of the month. Weekly Zoom gatherings will resume in September. Look for the link in “This Week at FCPC” and join us. We’d love to “see” you!
In this time of social distancing, we are trying new ways to remain connected. Gathering Groups are small groups of 6-12 people who meet weekly for about 40 minutes via Zoom. Gatherings offer an opportunity to share stories with a consistent group so we can be in community as we social distance. Topics have ranged from discussions of videos by theologian Diana Butler Bass to chapter-by-chapter discussions of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo.
College Age Ministry
Kids away at school or working remote from family and loved one, appreciate getting greetings and, of course, goodies from folks back home. FCPC’s College Age Ministry focuses on connecting our college aged kids with their church family.
If you would like to “Adopt a College Age Youth,” if you’re looking for a place to share your love with someone who will treasure it, this is the ministry for you. We can pair you up and get you the addresses and any other information you need
Falls Church Presbyterian thrives on multi-generational fellowship. In November 2019, we began what will hopefully become a treasured annual tradition, Escape weekend. 109 of us – youth, adult, long-time members, newcomers, old friends, new friends – gathered at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs, VA for rest, reflection and recreation and a break from technology, stress, expectations and obligations.
Escape Weekend 2019 gave everyone a chance to build multi-generational interconnection and Christian community in the FCPC church family, through shared experiences of fun, food, worship, and beauty in nature and human fellowship.
COVID-19 has forced the postponement of Escape Weekend 2020. We hope to gather on Nov. 5-7, 2021 for Escape Weekend 2021.
Looking for more infomation about Escape? Contact Marnie Sarver.
If you have the ability to smile, you can be a greeter. If your kids can say “Good Morning,” they can be greeters. Greeters exist for the sole purpose of making all – members, visitors, guests, young, old, regulars, irregulars – feel the welcome we have for them at Falls Church Presbyterian. It’s the easiest job you’ll ever have. Share the love. Be a greeter.
There are many ways to get involved in the life and ministry here at Falls Church Presbyterian. Whether you are looking to join a ministry team, serve others through our Welcome Table ministry, sing in the choir or simply find a community to call home, we welcome you and hope that you will find grace, wholeness, and renewal here.