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)  


Sunday Morning Adult Spiritual Growth

at First Presbyterian is

on vacation for the summer!

The Fall Program will start in September 2022

Our classes normally begin at 9:45 a.m. (between the two worship services) in Room 103.  Bring your coffee or coffee hour snack and join us – we are a fun group of inquirers who welcome newcomers to join us. 

Sometimes we have a Bible Study.  Sometimes we learn about the guidance that the Bible gives us on current world topics and issues.  Other times we use art or poetry to enhance our understandings of Scripture.  Or we might study a bit of church history or theology.  Whatever we do, we learn, discuss, and enjoy our time together.

This is a great way to meet and know more FPC friends in a group that is smaller than worship.  If your children are attending Church School, please join us at the same time.


Some of our recent class series have included:

            A study of The PCUSA Book of Confessions

            The Gospel of Mark bible study 

            Religious Pluralism Video Series

            Lent Series on the events of Holy Week

            Peacemaking issues in our world


We look forward to seeing you in the fall!



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: