Serve the Community

Beyond our four walls, we are called to be the hands and feet of Christ in the local community. Listed below are opportunities and ways that FUMC serves the community with love and compassion. If you are interested in serving in any of these ministries, contact Richard Phelps at

  • Fairfax Villa Backpack Meals  Every other week we pack around 25 meals for children at Fairfax Villa Elementary who do not always receive meals on the weekends. If you are available to pack or deliver meals please contact the church office for more information.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)  We offer six levels of classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings during the fall and winter semesters.  Classes range from beginning to advanced English. On Wednesdays from 7-9pm, We offer a Preparatory Citizenship class.  All classes are taught by two co-instructors who teach just one night a week.  We also provide free childcare and school-age mentoring for our students’ children.  There is always a place for more volunteers, plus we offer a limited number of positions for high school students.
  • FACETS  On the first and third Fridays of the month, FACETS prepares a hot meal and delivers to the Fairfax community.
  • FISH (For Immediate Sympathetic Help)  FISH responds in an on-call fashion to requests for assistance and, during the holidays, sponsors families.
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry is open to persons of all ages and skill levels, including beginners. Our goal is to have a supply of shawls available that we may deliver to persons experiencing illness, bereavement or other difficult life transitions
  • The Lamb Center  This is a weekday shelter for people in our community who are homeless. The center offers showers, laundry services, meals, chapel services and more. If you would like to participate in FUMC’s monthly meal delivery, contact Mary Driver Downs for more information.

In addition to the many ways that we care for our church community and the greater community, we also have a partnership with the Shepherd Center. Visit their website to hear more about how they offer care, support and activities for the community.