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Adult Education and Spiritual Growth

"As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord,  continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving." (Colossians 2:6)  


Come join our classes Sunday mornings at 9:45 am
in the Cindy Bolbach Meeting Room (#103).

Please join us any or all weeks you are available.
Feel free to bring your coffee or a snack to class

​From February 26 to April 2 we will be discussing The Great Prayer of Thanksgiving as we journey through Lent and prepare for Easter. This study series is from the Being Reformed curricula of the PCUSA, which is intended to help us grow our understanding of elements that are foundational and significant for our faith. “The Great Prayer of Thanksgiving is the centerpiece of Christian liturgy, mysterious and ancient, familiar and always news. It is an integral part of worship, a joyful prayer in the presence of the risen Christ, who invites us to feast with him at the Lord's Supper."


Ongoing – Virtual Classes

Global Perspectives Group

Mondays at 2 pm

This group is led by FPC members who currently live in Lima, Peru. We often get updates on Qatar or other parts of the mid-east from another member living abroad.  We talk about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and about other international topics, religious variety in different countries, and issues from other places in the U.S we know about from our families or friends. Some of us have made new friends or get to spend time with friends who are far away.  The Zoom link is always in the Friday Weekly Word email.  

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First Presbyterian Church is a Sponsor of The Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington

In 2013, First Presbyterian Church became a sponsoring member of the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington (RI). The RI is an organization that was established in 2003 "to promote understanding and awareness of the Reformed Tradition among the staff and members of Presbyterian churches located in the Washington area."  Its purpose is to help the churches in this presbytery live up to one of the basic principles of the Reformed Tradition – to ensure an educated laity. 

FPC Arlington has benefitted from many of the RI programs – the Confirmation Retreat, many of its classes, the annual convocation, and its Company of Teachers. As a sponsoring church of the Reformed Institute, First Presbyterian members are invited to participate in all of the RI adult education programs.  RI offers half-day, one day or short series adult education formats during the year for sponsoring church members. 

One member of our staff and a member of our congregation serve on the Board of Directors.  As members of the Board of Directors, we are involved in determining the programs that are offered, development activities, staffing decisions, etc.  We are expected to actively support the programs of the Institute by encouraging our members, friends, and community to participate in their offerings, and to take the things we learn and put them to use in our own congregation.


For more information on the Reformed Institute, visit their website at:

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