601 N. Vermont St. Arlington, VA 22203


First Presbyterian Church of Arlington is a member of:

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)National Capital PresbyteryReformed Insititue of Metropolitan WashingtonCovenant Network of Presbyterians
Our mission is to:
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  • INVITE the world into the church to seek and worship God, be formed in faith, and be nurtured by the congregation;
  • EMPOWER the people to live God's love through Jesus Christ; and
  • EMBODY God's grace in deeds of justice and compassion.

We are a congregation of approximately 230 members. 

The church’s governing body is the session, supported by the Board of Deacons and the Board of Trustees.

First Presbyterian Church provides many opportunities for spiritual growth and application of talents, including:

  • Christian education for all ages
  • Vocal and bell choirs for children and adults
  • Community and international mission
  • Canned food collection
  • Bagged meals for homeless
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • International mission trip
  • Vacation bible school
  • Alternative Christmas gift fair
  • Missionary support
  • Group activities for children, youth, young adults, mature members, families, and shared interests (e.g., Small Groups, movie night)
  • Supporting church administration, facilities, and finance
  • All-church retreats

As new folks join, our offerings change to meet the passions and talents they bring.


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Summer Worship

On Sundays beginning on June 2 and ending on September 1, there is a single worship service at 10 a.m. Communion is served on the first and third Sundays of these summer months.

WELCOME TO FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Are you interested in learning more about First Church? Check out our Visitor FAQs or contact the church office.

YOU'RE INVITED to become a member of First Presbyterian Church on the second Sunday of the month. Learn more if you are interested in Belonging to FPC.

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Children's and Youth Ministry

Position Opening: Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry

The Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry is the staff person primarily responsible for the Christian education and worship experience of children and youth from birth through 12th grade. The Director will report to the Pastor as a supervisor and to the Children’s and Youth Ministry Team (CYMT) for programs.  The position is a full-time (exempt) salaried position. For the complete job description please see FPCA_DCYM_June_2019.pdf.

Take a few moments to check out a PHOTO SLIDESHOW of the Summer 2014 Youth and Middle School Mission Trip. Five middle and high school girls were ready for a mission adventure. The experience depended their faith, broadened their perspective as compared to their own lives, opened their hearts and the girls were inspired by volunteers that were committed to making a difference.

At First Church, we partner with families to guide and nurture children and youth, providing plenty of ways to encourage kids to know and follow Jesus Christ and be faithful members of his church. Learn how we approach spiritual development of children and youth at Children's Ministry and Youth Ministry.