'For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body,
though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.'
1 Corinthians 12:12
2023 Annual Giving Campaign
WE ARE a welcoming community called to be an enduring beacon of faith, hope, and love to all.
WE SEEK to fulfill God’s will on Earth by gathering believers and seekers, providing sanctuary, ministering with the community, being a force for reconciliation, and serving as a source for transformation in ourselves and in the world
The Values of The Falls Church
To fulfill our congregation’s mission and vision within this historical moment, we discern that God calls The Falls Church to:
Provide, as Jesus does, radical welcome, sanctuary, healing, care, and spiritual community to all: the whole, the wounded, the searching, and to those often disinvited and who suffer bigotry, especially the poor, refugees and immigrants, and racial, sexual, and gender minorities. Serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves.
Nurture and form rising generations into faithful and compassionate disciples of Jesus Christ, to build the Kingdom of God, including using lessons from our congregation’s long and imperfect history. Share the grace-filled mercy that is Jesus.
Offer our facility and grounds as a spiritual homeplace, a center for the community, and a launch pad for nascent ministries.
Transform, with God’s help, the agents of injustice, wounding, bigotry, and disinvitation, respecting the dignity of every human being and striving for justice and peace among all people.
Reclaim Christianity from misappropriation, offering healing to those who have suffered harm in the name of faith.
In response to God’s generous love, and with gratitude and thanks for the joys and abundance we find in The Falls Church, we invite you to:
Make a financial pledge, and if you are able, increase your giving over last year.
A pledge is a statement of how much you intend to give back to God, in thanksgiving, over the course of the calendar year 2023. You can pledge online through REALM (www.onrealm.org/thefallschurch) or return your pledge card in the offering plate or by mail. Making your pledge by November 20 allows your Vestry to plan and budget appropriately for the coming year.
Prayerfully consider how you can give of your time and talents through the ministries of The Falls Church. The Falls Church offers a variety of ways to serve the church and our surrounding community. You can sign up online through REALM or return your pledge card in the offering plate or by mail.
Each and every pledge—no matter the amount—helps us reach our goal, and it is vital that each of us participates in the fiscal component of our life together, in gratitude for the blessings that surround us every single day.
Our campaign concludes with a festive Celebration of Giving on Sunday, November 20.
We will make an offering of our time, talent, and treasure by:
• placing our pledge cards in the offering plate during both services, and
• joining together outdoors to pack food for our neighbors in need through the Arlington Food Assistance Center.
Still have questions? Please check out our Pledging FAQ.