Commonwealth is a new faith community in the Fairfax, VA area. We are reimagining how church has been done and building a new model for church in partnership with our neighbors.
We seek a new way of seeing the faith journey, whether it’s the beginning, middle or end of that journey.
Hello! We meet every Sunday (11 am EST) through Zoom for meaningful connections and conversations. This weekly virtual gathering involves sharing reflections from each Sunday's scripture passage and message, sharing prayers for one another, and celebrating Holy Communion virtually. You can find more information for each Sunday's gatherings through Sunday Supplements, an email with worship materials and gathering information for each Sunday. Please click the subscribe button below to receive our weekly Sunday Supplements. And if you'd like to learn more about our community, feel free to reach out and let's grab virtual coffee!
We continue to meet virtually because we believe the right time to be back in person is when it becomes safe for everyone--not just our members but also our neighbors. While we acknowledge the grief over the absence of in-person worship and fellowship, the past year has proved to us that the virtual space can also become a transformative space for ministry, where relationships are built, prayers are lifted, divine grace is witnessed, disciples are raised, and the Holy Spirit dwells.
At the same time, we are currently dreaming and visioning what our post-pandemic world should look like and what kind of faith community God desires us to become in such a world. We continue to remind ourselves of the core foundation of our church, which is God-with-us. And we pray that we would continue to provide the sense of God's intimate presence to everyone, especially to those who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens. We want to continue to embody the work of racial justice and reconciliation by building a space that encourages seeing each other's stories as God's stories, that embraces and fosters the idea of "being with" with those who share different backgrounds. We are excited for this journey of "being with," and we want to invite you to join in this new movement as we build this new commonwealth together.
Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on social media, or contact me at email@example.com for more information on how to stay connected and to be part of a community during this unprecedented time. We are all in this together. 💪🙏🧼
Minoo (left) is a McLean High graduate and received his M.Div at Duke Divinity School. He has been a United Methodist pastor for 5 years and is excited to be a part of Commonwealth Fairfax (read about the Basics of our Faith) and the community that is growing in Fairfax. He is passionate about multicultural ministry, creative community partnerships, and the two sacraments of our church: baptism and communion. He is married to Grace, and they have a beautiful daughter Sena. He also serves St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Manassas, VA as a lead pastor. If you want to grab coffee with him, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.