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.
We meet every Sundays (11am EST) through Google Hangout for a meaningful connection and conversation. This virtual gathering involves sharing reflections from each Sunday's scripture passage and message (See Video Sermon below), sharing prayers for one another, and sharing Holy Communion together virtually. Please click the subscribe button below for more information! 💬
The formation of our church embodies the work of racial justice and reconciliation. The idea of sitting at the same table with those who do not look like us. The idea of journeying life with those who are different from us. The idea of sharing and hearing each other's stories from various life perspectives and experiences. The idea of breaking bread with many members, visually reminding each other that we ALL come from one body, the body of Christ. It's a small step but we believe that this small step can move mountains. So, with this conviction, we have been carefully laying the foundation that embraces and fosters this idea of "being with."
This work now looks very different during this new age of pandemic. Instead of breaking breads, we look at different grids on our monitor representing different stories and perspectives, reminding ourselves that we are all one, we all embody the sacredness, we all represent the body of Christ. 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 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.