Highlights of this issue include:
  • TFCE Open for Private Prayer on July 25th in What's New
  • Youth Groups meet Sunday, July 26th in Youth Groups
  • EfM Class at St. Michael's in Parish News & Updates
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Please join us for our e -service on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. A Zoom or Facebook account is not required to view the service.

If you are missing a sense of community while participating in our online worship, we invite you to try out the Facebook Watch Party for our Sunday Services. The Watch Party can be found on our Facebook Page on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. (though folks begin gathering and chatting around 9:50 a.m.). There you can watch the service with others in real time, greet each other and exchange the Peace, and know that though we are in
different places, the Body of Christ continues
to gather as The Falls Church Episcopal. 

During the summer season, we will continue to gather for an informal digital coffee hour. We'll have gathering time as a large group, and then split up into smaller groups for conversations on where we saw God this past week, and how we are cultivating practices of sabbath rest and renewal during these strange times. Join us on Zoom  at 11am.
TFCE Week-at-a-Glance
Sunday, July 26 - Saturday, August 1
 
Sunday: July 26
 
Monday, July 27:
 
Tuesda, July 28:
 
Wednesday, July 29:
 
Thursday, July 30:
  • 7:30 am – Morning Prayer (www.facebook.com/thefallschurch)
  • 8:30 am – Thursday Morning Fellowship (email Cleve for more information)
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Main Sanctuary open for quiet prayer
 
Friday, July 31:
  • 5:00 pm - Silent Witness for Racial Injustice along Broad Street in front of the church
 
Saturday, August 1:    
  • 9:00 – 11:00 am – Historic Church open for quiet prayer
  • 9:00 am – 20s & 30s First Annual Meeting (email Mollie for more information or to join)
Youth Groups

Find the weekly youth forum activity here

Youth Groups meet Sunday, July 26th. Join the High School group at 1 p.m.( here ), or the Middle School group at 6:30 p.m. ( here )

Our Youth Groups meet again on Sunday, August 16th.
We are taking a break from Children's Formation Lessons for the summer to have time to pray, plan and begin implementing programming for the Fall.
What's New
TFCE Opens for Private Prayer This Week
Beginning Saturday, July 25th, the Historic Church is open for silent prayer each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Main Sanctuary will be open on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting July 30th. We ask everyone to maintain six feet distance, wear a mask, and use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the sanctuary. Please click here for rules and expectations. Questions? Contact Parish Administrator D'O Dillard.
TFCE Shares Stories of Hope
During these difficult times, it's uplifting to hear stories about parishioners taking action to improve the lives of people in this community, this nation, and the world. Click here to visit the Stories of Hope web page. E-mail Andy , Kelly , or Casie with stories that you'd like to share.
Ways to Worship
Go to  www.facebook.com/thefallschurch  to connect live, or click here to l earn how to connect via Facebook Live without signing up for Facebook. If you are having trouble accessing Facebook, please go to  www.thefallschurch.org/liveprayer  to watch.

Virtual Centering Prayer Support Group. Log into Zoom at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays to sit in the silence of God's presence. More info here.
Parish News & Updates
St. Michael’s Arlington opens up Fall Education for Ministry (EfM) Class to TFCE
EfM is a premier lay theological education class offered through The University of the South at Sewanee. This four-year class provides a solid understanding and grounding in scripture, history, and the theology of the church through small group learning.  If there is interest, we could also begin an evening EfM class here at The Falls Church Episcopal for those who can’t take the morning class at St. Michael’s. Please e-mail Casie DiSantis if you are interested in a Falls Church evening EfM class! For information about EfM and registration for the St. Michael’s class, click here
 
Ways to Connect
New to The Falls Church Episcopal?  We are hosting a quick Welcome to The Falls Church Episcopal Zoom call on Thursday, August 6 at 7:30 p.m. During this call you can meet Andy and Kelly, ask questions about TFCE, and get to know us better. We will have a more formal class in the fall to welcome newcomers, but for now we hope you can pop in and say “hello”.To attend or learn more, email Casie Disantis at cdisantis@thefallschurch.org . If you're new, click here to get connected with us! You may also e-mail Casie with questions.
Thursday Morning Fellowship Via Zoom! The Men’s Monthly Bible Study has morphed into a weekly fellowship group gathering via Zoom on Thursday mornings at 8:30 am. This group is open to all, men and women, we are gender inclusive! Go to Realm for more information or contact Cleve Johnson. Hope you’ll join the group!

PASTORAL CARE EMERGENCY NUMBER: 703-585-4410
Leave a message and the priest on call will respond to pastoral emergencies

Parish Prayer List: Prayers & Transitions
Please use the Prayer List below 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! CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S PRAYER LIST.
Ways to Give
Are you doing any online shopping these days?  If you’re buying more things from Amazon, please consider adding The Falls Church Episcopal to your AmazonSmile account. With every purchase you make, the church earns a small percentage. Simply  click here   to add us to your account! 
We ask that during this time you please continue to make an effort to contribute to the Church as you normally would. Although we are not having in-person services, the work of our parish, staff, and clergy continues.  Fulfilling our mission and our vision to be an enduring beacon of faith, hope, and love is crucial during these days .
There are 3 easy ways to give to the church:
We are still checking the mail and depositing checks! 
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 any questions about Realm or eGiving, please reach out to Casie Disantis at  cdisantis@thefallschurch.org  or Joy Sperry-Stamenic at  accounting@thefallschurch.org .
Ways to Serve


Silent Witness Against Racial Injustice
Friday, July 31, 5-6 p.m.

Members and friends of The Falls Church Episcopal are invited to join Falls Church Presbyterian
Church for the next Silent Witness protest. Participants are asked to wear masks and maintain social distancing. The protests are held every other Friday,rain or shine. 

Our ministry partners at FCS have seen a significant increase in their requests for grocery drop-offs at people’s homes. They are looking for drivers to pick-up groceries from their food bank and no-contact drop them off at people’s doors. If you are interested, please email fcswecare@aol.com   
Make sandwiches for those in need
Make sandwiches or bag lunches for drop-off at the Bailey's Crossroads
Shelter or New Hope Housing's Eleanor Kennedy Shelter near Fort Belvoir. Please see the attached flyer and contact Sami Smyth at 703-799-2293 x11 or ssmyth@newhopehousing.org for more information.
The Little Free Food Pantry
On Fairfax Street near the church’s Thrift Shop is a small “take some food, leave some food” pantry (like the “little libraries” where people can take or leave a book). We are definitely seeing people use that pantry to supplement their groceries, and you can drop off non-perishable food items there at any time.
Worship and Reflection
Our regular corporate worship opportunities have been suspended until further notice. But there are still lots of ways you can worship or reflect on God. Here are some suggestions of resources that might help.
Weekly meditations by our Bishops . This week's mediation is by Bishop Jennifer: Steadfast Hope
St. Phoebe's Virtual Chapel i s a great resource to explore with musical resources, sermons and reflections, and digital opportunities to pray the Daily Office.
This Sunday, livestream the worship service from the National Cathedral at 11:15 am - more info here.
Here are some ways to enhance your spiritual journey at home as suggested by the Washington National Cathedral.