Blessing of the Backpacks will be done during the 9 AM worship service next Sunday, August 31. All students through high school are invited to bring their backpacks to church for a special blessing in preparation for returning to school.

Promotion Sunday/First Day of Fall Sunday School/Open House, Sunday. Sept 7. During 9 AM worship, our Sunday School teachers will be commissioned and Bibles will be presented to students at certain grade levels. At 10 AM we begin our fall Sunday School classes. Exciting Faith Development classes are planned for all ages.

The Fall Yard Sale is scheduled for October 4. Many people are needed to help, but the person needed to step forth is a volunteer willing to chair the event. If you can help with this significant event in the life of Washington Farm, please contact Nancy at the church office as soon as possible.

SAVE THE DATE!  It is time to update our Pictorial Church Directory. Our picture church directory will be photographed on September 25-27 from 2-9 PM Thursday and Friday and from 10-5 PM on Saturday.   Clink on this button to sign up.  If you have any questions, please contact Bev Card at 703-360-2528.

TEDDY BEAR ALERT! All women and children at WFUMC are invited to join the UMW ladies in stuffing teddy bears and eating pizza on Sunday, September 7 from 4 PM to 6 PM in the Fireplace Room. The students at VBS raised funds to purchase Teddy Bear Kits. The teddy bears made that day will be given to our local Fire Department to assist them in providing comfort to injured children and adults who have suffered losses in fires, accidents, etc. Come join the VBS/UMW mission effort in our community.

Exciting New Discussion Group is Coming! Starting Sunday, September 7 at 10:00, the pastor will be meeting with anyone who’d like to discuss the day’s sermon. The group will meet in the Pastor’s Study. In addition, each Friday an email will be sent to the congregation which will contain the Sunday’s sermon title, Scripture topic, and several questions to consider during worship. Those questions will guide the discussion that day. Please plan on being a part of this unique opportunity to discuss Scripture and its application to our lives, and to wrestle with issues of faith.

The Disciple III: “Remember Who You Are” class is Re-forming! Starting Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m., the Disciple III class will pick up where it left off in the Spring. The class will begin discussing Part Two: The Letters of Paul, starting with Chapter 17: “Called Through God’s Grace-Apostle.” See you there!

New worship & discussion opportunity to be offered. Beginning Wednesday, September 10 at 12:00-12:45 p.m. a brief devotion will be offered followed by a time of prayer and a discussion of issues of Christian faith and practice. Bring your lunch and be a part of this exploration. See you in the Sanctuary building on Wednesdays!

Be a part of a “Think Tank” for your church! On Saturday, September 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. we’ll gather in the Fireplace Room to discuss how the church can carry-out its programs and ministry. Council members, persons in church leadership positions, and you are invited to be participants. We’ll explore the current structure (Five Practices) and discuss its effectiveness and alternatives. Also, we’ll begin the visioning process—discerning God’s will and purpose for Washington Farm. It’ll be exciting opportunity and a beginning of a wonderful journey. Breakfast will be provided. See you there.

Mark the date! The 2014 Washington Farm Charge Conference will be held in the Sanctuary on Saturday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. This will be our opportunity to look back on the previous year and look forward to the next. Come and meet our new District Superintendent, the Rev. Jeff Mickles. Some of you are being notified that reports of your area of responsibility are due no later than Wednesday, September 10. Please help us to prepare by completing them by the deadline. If you have questions, please contact the office.

Prepare to Cast Off!  A group will be forming from our church (and friends!) to set sail on “Lands of the Bible Cruise,” October 22 - November 4, 2015. This 14-day cruise itinerary includes Istanbul & Ephesus, Turkey, Galilee , Bethlehem & Jerusalem, Israel, Valletta, Malta, Messina, Sicily, and Naples & Pompeii, Italy. A 2-day Rome post-tour is also available which explores both Ancient and Christian Rome. The tour is all inclusive and quite affordable, sailing on the Celebrity Constellation, a very comfortable ship with some of the best food afloat! The pastor, who’s hosting the tour, will hold a no obligation information meeting on Monday, September 15 at 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, September 21 at 12:00 p.m.. All meetings will be held in the Fireplace Room. If you’re interested but cannot attend any of the meetings, please contact the pastor and more information will be provided. Please prayerfully consider taking part on this exciting tour of Paul’s world, the footsteps of Jesus, and the rise of Christendom.


Welcome to Washington Farm United Methodist Church

3921 Old Mill Rd, Alexandria, VA  22309


In Our Thoughts and Prayers

For those with health concerns:  Sara Barnes, Don Barnes, Trish Freeman, Jim Freeman, Doug Benney, Samantha Barnes, Helen Boyd, Fred Geissler, Bob Grayson, Marissa Fortunato, Carol McMillan, Carol Anderson, Dale Anderson, Jeff Lichtenfels

For those deployed: Wes Millwood and all members of our Armed Forces

Please contact the church office with prayer concerns and updates.

This Week at WFUMC

Sunday, August 24

    8:00 am    Bible Study

    9:00 am    Worship

   10:00 am   Sunday School for all ages

   11:00 am    Worship

The Sanctuary is open every day for prayer.