First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of our Lord

Youth Ministry in the New Year


As we ring in 2023, I want to draw your attention to the new look for youth ministry at The Falls Church. For a while now, we have been dividing our efforts between two different groups, High School and Middle School. As we begin a new year, the Youth Leadership Committee has made the decision to unify our programs. Going forward we will meet as The Falls Church Youth Group and we will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. We believe that this is the best way to honor the commitment of our volunteers and provide the very best programming for the youth of The Falls Church. Lastly, I would like to thank all of those who are involved in Youth Ministry at The Falls Church for their flexibility and investment in this growing ministry. None of this is possible without your dedication.

John Wunderlich, Director of Youth Ministries and Liturgical Volunteer Coordinator

The 9:00 a.m. service premieres on YouTube at 8:45 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 January 8: The Rector

2023 Stewardship Campaign Update

Our Pledge campaign for 2023 is still going - you can make a pledge anytime, the sooner the better!

You can pledge online through Realm or return your pledge card in the offering plate or by mail. Click here for a video on how to pledge via Realm, or email Ellie for help

If you didn’t receive a pledge packet either at church or in the mail, and would like one, we will happily send you one, please contact Veronica Kannan at

As of now, we have 110 pledges for a total of $515,978.21, which is 81% of our pledge goal for 2023 of $640,000.

An update from the Building & Grounds Committee

Feverish activity best describes the end of 2022 for your Building & Grounds Committee.

Roof Top Unit # 1, which cools and heats the Contemporary Church has limped along for years past its expected life with the help of not a few prayers. It is the largest of four RTU’s which, together with four split units, six boilers and two air handlers, keep us comfortable year-round. 

In December a new RTU # 1 was installed under the guidance of Committee member Dave Scharre. It’s nice to have an engineer in the parish to deal with the technical dimensions of a major church investment like this. Thank you, Dave!

Also in December, we installed what we are calling an Assembly Area (or perhaps just – the Circle), north of the Historic Church. Meant for informal, small-group gatherings, meditation, or just taking a lunch break, you are welcome to enjoy this cozy spot in the midst of our beautiful campus. 

Joan Huber, a landscape designer whose sensitivity to our needs as a parish and the natural gifts of our space, designed and organized this project, which was made possible by a single anonymous donor.  

Bill Thornton, Chair, Building and Grounds Committee

There is an exciting opportunity to join the staff of The Falls Church that we'd love you to share with your networks to ensure we get the best person for the job.

We are hiring a Director of The Day School. You can find out more about the role on the 'Job Openings' page of our website here.

Sunday January 8 Formation Classes are back and we are having Epiphany parties! Nursery and Children's Chapel will be available at both services.

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TFC Week-at-a-Glance

For activities January 8 - January 15, 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

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Ways to Give
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115 E. Fairfax Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
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