The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Check out our newly decorated children's classrooms


Children's Formation has a brand new look and new ways to connect families to God, scripture, outreach, and our church. Check it out in the video below.

Special thanks go to Amy, Christine, Kathleen, Director of Communication and Digital Ministries Ellie, and Director of Buildings and Grounds Jeff for all their hard work that made these classrooms possible. we couldn't have done this without their incredible gifts and help!

Remarks of the Senior Warden, given during services Sep 11, 2022

 

I am both humbled and honored to be the senior warden of the Falls Church and by the incredible outpouring of support, trust, and confidence that I have received over the past couple of weeks. I pray daily that I am worthy of it and my promise to you is that I will work tirelessly to earn that trust and confidence.


To read the full remarks, click here.

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 18th September: The Rector

Introducing our Fall schedule


This Fall we have LOTS going on, so much that this image is just page 1 of 3, click here to see the full schedule.


If you are not on Realm, and therefore cannot access the email addresses for the members of our parish who are mentioned as key contacts for some of the events, please reach out to Ellie here and she will happily put you in touch with the relevant person, or set you up on Realm if you are a regular worshipper or member of The Falls Church.

Purse for Julie Tucker


You can donate towards the purse for Julie here or the giving page on Realm, selecting the drop down 'Julie's Farewell Purse'. We encourage you to be generous in your offering, as Julie has been so generous with us over the last ten years. We also remind you that because gifts to the fund go directly to an individual, those gifts are not tax-deductible and will not appear on your giving statement from the church.

Invitation to join a Sacred Ground Group


On behalf of the Racial Justice Committee of The Falls Church, I'd like to extend an invitation to all within the congregation to join a Sacred Ground group at TFC this fall. Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, and grounded in the Episcopal faith.

Small groups lead by facilitators are invited to walk through chapters of America's history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family short story, economic class, and political and regional identity. The 11-part series is built around an online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with the European American histories. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day, all while grounded in our call to faith, hope, and love. More information can be found here.

If you are interested in taking part this year, please contact Erin Muhlbradt.

The Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF) was founded in 2001 by restaurant owners of the Lost Dog Cafe, with the mission of helping homeless pets find their way to loving homes through rescue and adoption. LDCRF's first location was The Lost Dog Ranch, a kennel facility for homeless pets with plenty of outdoor space for dogs to run and a cage-free building for cats on 63 acres of land in Sumerduck, VA. In 2018, LDCRF expanded to include the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Care Center, a facility in the heart of Falls Church, Virginia. Since 2001, LDCRF has saved the lives of more than 40,000 homeless pets, most of whom were facing the threat of euthanasia at over-crowded municipal shelters.

To learn more about LDCRF, please visit: lostdogrescue.org


Bring along these most needed items:

  • Pack of canned adult cat food
  • Pack of canned kitten food
  • Dry adult cat food
  • Dry kitten food
  • Pack of canned dog food
  • Dog poop bags
  • Dog treats
  • Cat treats
  • Dawn Dish Soap
  • Arm and Hammer Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Large Kong
  • Cat scratcher

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Jazz pianist Tadataka Unno in concert

September 24, The Contemporary Church


Accompanied by Steve Abshire (Guitar), David Einhorn (Bass) and Nasar Abadey (Drums)

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 8:00 p.m.


Tadataka Unno is considered one of the Japanese most gifted jazz musicians and his technique, creativity, balanced sense and beautiful tone continue to mesmerize audiences. Towards the end of their lives, both the legendary Hank Jones and Japanese jazz pianist Yuzuru Sera mentored Unno, having the highest trust in his talents.


In September 2020, Unno was attacked in a hate crime incident by a group of eight teenagers while exiting a subway station in Harlem and was told that his career as a pianist was over. After surgery, rehabilitation he has resumed his career as a brilliant jazz pianist. You can learn more about his recovery journey in this short documentary film by the Inside Edition.


For more information on the concert and to RSVP (required), click here.


COVID POLICY: Vaccinations & masks are required for this indoor performance.  

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.

End of Summer Bash!


With our program year officially kicked off, we want to send Summer out with one last amazing night! The Allvins have graciously offered to host us this coming Sunday night from 6 - 8 p.m. There will be a pool, food, lawn games, and all the fun to be had! We ask that you help by contributing to the nights food by bringing something to share with everyone. If you are in Middle School we would like you to bring a snack to share, and if you are in High School bring a drink to share. Volunteers who are planning on attending are asked to bring a drink to share as well.


If you need the address please contact John Wunderlich (jwunderlich@thefallschurch.org). Drop off and pick up will be from the Allvin residence and we cannot wait to send out Summer the right way

Ways to Serve

TFC Week-at-a-Glance

For activities September 18 - September 25, 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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