We believe Christ calls us to serve others with compassion and justice, so at COF you'll find a variety of ways in which we reach out to others. COF packs food for Rise Against Hunger, provides weekly groceries to persons in need, and offers multiple scouting opportunities among other avenues of service. You are invited to serve God with your hands in any of these areas.
The Food Pantry provides groceries to hungry persons in Western Fairfax every Tuesday beginning at 4:30 PM. With food gleaned from over 20 supermarkets, restaurants, and donations from a wide variety of sources, we serve about 100 families each week. In 2021, during the pandemic, there were some weeks with over 900 individuals served. The Virginia United Methodist Advocate ran a feature story on The Food Pantry in the January 2015 edition. For a copy, click here.
Pathways offers a source of healing and hope to the people of Petersburg, Virginia. COF supports Pathways with periodic work teams, prayers and financial aid. Begun as a United Methodist mission, Pathways has grown to become an interfaith organization offering vocational and GED training, community stabilization and medical care. For more information visit www.pathways-va.org
COF sponsors scouting for all ages including Cub Scouts for early elementary youth to Boy Scouts and several coed Venture Scouting groups. Throughout the week a host of Girl Scout troops find a place to gather and learn at COF. Scouting for Food is an annual event bringing together hundreds of young scouts and their families with Volunteers of The Food Pantry in providing nonperishable food items to feed thousands of people.
For more information about Scouting Ministry at COF, email Rory Maynard at or visit Troop 158's website at: www.troop158va.org