On Sunday, May 1, clergy and laity from the Alexandria District gathered at Christ UMC in Fairfax Station to break bread, worship, and “celebrate the increase” in professions of faith and average weekly worship attendance. Sixty-two percent of the Alexandria District churches had reasons to celebrate the increase in 2015. Nine of the churches celebrated increases in both professions of faith AND average weekly worship attendance. Program Coordinator Keiko Foster was able to interview some of these pastors or laity leaders regarding their ‘best practices’ in 2015, and here are their testimonials.
Part 1 includes testimonials as follows: 00:00 – St. Mark’s UMC (Manassas), 03:05 – Ghana Wesley UMC (Woodbridge), 06:46 – Franconia UMC (Alexandria), and 10:35 – Lincolnia UMC (Alexandria).
Part II includes these testimonials: 00:00 – Christ UMC, Fairfax Station, 05:08 – Messiah UMC, Springfield, 08:33 – Dumfries UMC, Dumfries, and 11:10 – Warrenton UMC, Warrenton