The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
To my Falls Church family:

By now you have likely heard the news of my imminent departure from your fold. If not, please click the link below for the farewell address in full.

Music is a major tenet of Episcopal identity, and I’m proud to say this church has fully lived that out in my time here. It has been the experience of a lifetime to have worked for, with, and alongside you to rebuild the music program at such a critical juncture. I rest assured that I am leaving this place
better than I found it, and that I myself am the better for it.

I remain eternally grateful for the opportunity to have shared this journey of new beginnings and promising growth together. As that now comes to a close, I pray God continues to bless us along our diverging paths.

With Love,

The 10:00 a.m. service premieres on YouTube at 9:45 a.m. and remains available afterwards. If you are worshiping virtually, you may follow along with the service bulletin. See the Week-at-a-Glance below for the complete Sunday schedule.

Preaching on Sunday 28th August: The Rector
This Summer we are running a ‘Realm and membership update’ campaign, with the hopes of collecting information on all current worshippers and members of the parish that is up to date and relevant.

We would love for everyone to fill out THIS FORM for their household, it has room for 2 adults and 3 children, if you have more than 3,
please fill out the child sections of a second form and submit both together, and return it printed and filled in to the office, or digitally filled in (it’s a fillable PDF) to ASAP but ultimately by September 1st. We will also have copies to pick up at church if you do not have the ability to print or fill in digitally. Please be sure to complete information on your baptism and confirmation, if applicable. The number of delegates representing TFC at Diocesan Convention is determined by our confirmed member total.

As well as information, we would also love to have an up-to-date photo of all members, including and particularly children, a word from Lauren on why this is important:

Updated children's photos are an important part of our safety protocols at The Falls Church. These photos help us have a current picture of your child(ren). Current photos ensure that if a child were to go missing, our security team would have an accurate description of your child(ren). Thank you.

You can email a photo along with the form, or upload one yourself if you have a Realm log in. We will also be hosting a photo booth one Sunday in September to take photos of those who do not have them or who are unable to upload or provide a digital photo.

I am more than happy to help anyone who needs it, via email, phone call, video call or even a visit to the office, please just let me know.

Thank you in advance for your help,
Ellie and the staff of The Falls Church
Please register for our annual parish retreat at Shrine Mont,
October 7-9, 2022. Registration closes September 7!

To register, sign up via Realm, or by downloading and returning this completed form, along with a deposit check for $100.
More details are available here and if you have any questions please reach out to Robin Gardner at
Limited financial assistance is available this year, so don't hesitate to contact Father Matthew: for details.

If you have not yet registered or are unable to register at this time for whatever reason but intend to come, please let us know with a quick email to so we can submit our numbers to Shrine Mont, and you can register when you are able.
Children's Formation and Children's Chapel are returning on Sept 11th!  That's only a few weeks away. I am so excited! We are planning, getting classrooms ready and so much more. Help us plan for the best year ever by registering your child(ren) for Formation Classes. 

We want every child to feel known and loved at TFCE and registration helps us to know how to prepare our classes, ensures our children are greeted by name, assists with the creation of Children's Chapel, and gives us the opportunity to pray for your child(ren) uniquely. 
Register Children TODAY HERE
Children's Chapel needs volunteers
Volunteers can choose the Sunday and the service they want to volunteer for. Children's chapel takes place during the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. sermons. Teachers will be given everything they need to lead the lesson and will have the full support of the Director of Children's and Family Ministries. If you would like to volunteer for Children's Chapel, please email Lauren.
As we gear up for the start of our year, we ask that you fill out THIS DOCUMENT for each of your youth. This will give us some of the important information about your youth and will make sure that they are ready to go for the next year of programming. This is a general release, please know that we will also ask for specific permissions for photo use and events that take us away from our church campus.
Ways to Serve
TFC Week-at-a-Glance
For activities August 28 - September 5, click here
Parish Prayer List
Please use the Prayer List in your prayers for each other and the world. 

Praying for each other and the needs of the world is a powerful way to love our neighbors as ourselves! THIS WEEK’S PRAYER LIST
Ways to Give
Please mail your check to:
115 E. Fairfax Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Donate safely and securely through our website. 
Text “TFCE” and the amount to 73256. 

If you have questions about Realm or eGiving, please contact
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